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Old 07-05-2012, 10:51 PM
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What kinds of bedding do rats use? Would things like the level/floor covers be useful? Is there the fear of them breaking their feet in the ramps too (in CN/FN cages) so ramp covers? Do they like beds? blankets? hammocks?

Does anybody happen to have the dimensions for the CN or other popular rat cages?

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:56 PM
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I understand Aspen bedding is good, I know it smells good and our girls haven't had a problem with it. They have one of those multi level cages from the Dr Foster and Smith catalog, really well made and roomy.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:57 PM
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Going off the top of my head here (and had a couple G&Ts tonight :O) but for the CN my bottom shelf covers are 2'x3' and the half shelves 2x1 1/2', I use fleece and then have litter boxes. My rats are NOT litter trained but they do use them mostly. I put towels under the fleece and it works great for me. I dont cover the ladders, tends to make them "slippery", especially for older ones. The younger ones just climb the walls
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:05 PM
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You have an FN for your ferrets right? The CN is the same size

Standard small animal bedding can be used - your aspen and carefresh and whatnot - I use fabric liners. And I don't have litterboxes because I know they wouldn't use them lol. I don't have ramps in my cage but would leave them bare if I did, since they wouldn't be spending much time on them. But wire floors in general I would want covered up.

Hammocks and other snuggly things are very much loved by them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:11 PM
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Yah, I was just thinking that it sounds like it is the same size XD Awesome

Thanks y'all!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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To clarify, I'm not getting rats

I'm starting to offer FN bedding sets and hammocks and such, and was asked if I'd be offering things for rats
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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Anything snuggly is a huge plus!! Also fabric liners FTW! All of my girls love to burrow underneath them though, and I don't want to ruin their fun.

Here are 4/5 in a hammock:


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Anything snuggly is a huge plus!! Also fabric liners FTW! All of my girls love to burrow underneath them though, and I don't want to ruin their fun.

Here are 4/5 in a hammock:


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That is SO cute!
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:37 PM
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Awwww, it sure is!!!
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Thanks, I think they're pretty freaking adorable myself
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