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Old 05-02-2010, 03:26 PM
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Picture of the current setup


So you can see the corner hammock (that they don't use lol)












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Old 05-02-2010, 04:50 PM
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OHMYGOD.
Gimme them.

They are TOOO CUTE!

If they don't use their hammock, what do they sleep in?

I'm all trying to find out what size cat carrier I need to get for when I have to pick up my rats.

I'm also checking out towels on line to try and get some prices on what I'll need.
I'm still waiting to hear back from the breeder!!


They are ADORABLE!!!

How old are they again?
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:51 PM
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So cute! and great set-up, its so cool that they go in the litterbox!
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:52 PM
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Do they use their wheel?
And what size did you get?
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:54 PM
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Aww I must have missed that you got them! They are gorgeous. I want more ratties lol.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:40 PM
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Thanks guys! Chewbecca - They like to use the double hammock, just not the single one back in the corner. They had an igloo but they insisted on marking ALL the way around the inside of it and when I took it out to switch the liners they piled into the hammock so I haven't put it back yet. I ended up buying this to bring them home in cause the breeder said the cat carrier would be too big and they shouldn't have that much room to move around. Also if you get babies they'll be able to escape through the front door. So far I have not seen them using their wheel. They get in it and move it around a little bit but no real running so far lol. I just switched the cage around today and moved the shelf higher up so the wheel fits better. I don't know if I like it this way though. I wish all the stuff in my cage matched but I went all out buying the critter nation so I figured I can wait to buy matching decor lol.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:00 AM
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Really???
I'm wondering if I shouldn't just make my own **** travel cage!
It'd be cheaper, and I could make it the size I want it.
The only problem is, the ventilation.


Anyway,
How did you KNOW what kind of hammock to get your boys?

Some of these rat hangy thing makers have come with 838494 different kinds of hammocks, and I don't know WHAT to get.
Especially since I'll essentially be setting up two different floors because I'll have a double CN.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:22 AM
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It'd be a lot easier to just make your own. I had already bought the cat carrier and got kind of irritated when the breeder told me it wouldn't work but wouldn't give me any direction on what would work. Foxy recommended that one for me and it worked out great. Maybe I'll just get a cat to go with my cat carrier.

I looked at Goosemoose and ratforums.com for ideas on how to set up my cage. Then I looked for tutorials on how to make hammocks and stuff cause I had a ton of fleece left over from a different project. The regular hammocks and corner hammocks are really really easy to make if you have any sewing experience. The double stacked one was kind of difficult but there also weren't very good pictures. I would say just make/buy a couple and see if they even use them before you go all out. Just make sure you have igloos or some kinda hidey hole on the ground for them too. We were using a milk jug with a hole cut in it but Sprocket kept tipping it over cause he's enormous lol. There's a CN pic thread on one of those two forums, I don't remember which and there are some AWESOME setups in it.
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oh god, I know. I've been perusing the CN thread on there for FOREVER. That thread is what helped me decide to get a Double CN.
PLUS, if I decide I want more rats (more boys, of course), and intros don't go well after quarantine, then I can just shut off one of the halves and keep one set of rats up top and the other on the bottom.

I have already made a friend on goosemoose who has been guiding through breeders and various other things to help me get "in the know". She makes hammocks, liners, and various other things and we're going to do a trade (dog stuff for rat stuff) once I get my cage.
I also find out that half the hardware we have on hand would be GREAT for hanging toys and stuff. I have quicklinks, O-Rings, and double headed bolt snaps. I am also going to have to call my rope supplier today and ask what exactly Multi-filament polypropylene consists of. Because if it's just plastic, then I'm going to make hangy toys out of rope scraps I have, and I'll braid some pieces to hang in their cage so they can walk on them.
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awwww! They're so cute! I really like the dark one!
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