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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Pele *sniff*
« Last post by Marshall on February 16, 2018, 10:31:38 PM »
Baby Pele!  :heart:
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Pele *sniff*
« Last post by Marybelle on February 16, 2018, 08:35:34 PM »
 :heart:
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Home Squeak Home / Re: Taking apart a DCN to have two singles?
« Last post by Emymoo on February 16, 2018, 04:33:58 PM »
To do this, you will need a second top (roof/lid) panel, a second wire mesh floor grate, and another full plastic pan.

Rereading your post Deblee, I realize you hadn't asked them about a second top. That is definitely needed to make the cage stable. Without it, you will be needing lots of zip ties to get the middle grate to act as a second top, and even then I don't think it would be as stable as an actual top.
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Home Squeak Home / Re: Taking apart a DCN to have two singles?
« Last post by Michael C on February 16, 2018, 12:23:07 PM »
To do this, you will need a second top (roof/lid) panel, a second wire mesh floor grate, and another full plastic pan. I know that you can purchase the plastic pans online but where are you going to get the other components? Is Midwest selling them to you directly?

If you have all of the necessary components for each separate cage, they're quite stable. Without the cage base/shelf, one of the units would stand on the pegs in the four corners so you'd want to be careful what you set it on so as not to damage any surfaces.






Why don't you just remove the whole double unit cage from the base and set it directly on the floor and put your elderly boys in the bottom unit?
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Home Squeak Home / Re: Taking apart a DCN to have two singles?
« Last post by Emymoo on February 16, 2018, 12:00:56 PM »
I built my CN without the stand before. I didnít think it was unstable, so Iím not sure why Midwest thinks it would be.

If theyíre willing to send you a new top piece and floor grate, would they be willing to also send you a new stand? Thatís the only think I can think of theyíre concerned about. But again, it wasnít an issue for me.

My CN was from when they first came out though, so maybe theyíve changed something about the cage I donít know about that will make it less stable.
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Home Squeak Home / Taking apart a DCN to have two singles?
« Last post by Deblee on February 16, 2018, 09:13:38 AM »
Hi,

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to split a DCN into two separate cages? Not by closing the middle ramp but separating them completely. My goal is to remove the top cage and set it very close to the floor to accommodate my elderly boys that are having trouble with the ramp up into the DCN. I have 2 new babies that my old boys are not adjusting to and I must keep them apart.  I know I will need to buy an extra top of floor panel and a pan without the cutout. I have already spoken to Midwest. They told me that if I did this the top cage I bring down to the floor would not be stable. So now I am very confused as to why. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Has anyone successfully separated a DCN?

Thanks,
Deblee
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*Please note: I do not currently have any information about referring rescue codes at this time, so I will be holding off on my purchase until I find out more info. I will update when I get more info on this.
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You can help rescues three ways through stuffed animals:
You can either buy a Shelter Pet (and help even more by adding a referring rescue's code) OR submit pictures of your adopted pet!
Money from each stuffed animal for sale benefits the rescued pet it was designed after. Currently, there is a rat, Chunk, who's sale benefits Seattle Humane and Tod the Fox who benefits our Rescue of the Month, Critter Camp!

https://www.shelterpetsonline.com/shop

How to submit pictures of your rescued pet to benefit the rescue you adopted him or her from:
https://www.shelterpetsonline.com/submit

*Please note: I do not currently have any information about referring rescue codes at this time, so I will be holding off on my purchase until I find out more info. I will update when I get more info on this.)
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Rat Care Corner / Current HED info on supplements needed
« Last post by Deblee on February 15, 2018, 03:44:48 PM »
Hi, when I search for HED issues and supplement the info is years old. I can't seem to find any posts here through search that are recent. Two of my old boys are definitely showing signs of HED. I would like to start them on maybe glucosamine chondroitin / B12 but I have no idea what to buy or how to dose. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.  :)

Thanks so much,
Deblee
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Pele *sniff*
« Last post by lilspaz68 on February 15, 2018, 01:01:00 PM »
I want to warn everyone with the album download add-on with Chrome, only downloads pics not videos.  You have to download those one by one...

So since I was doing this already, I uploaded my fav videos of baby Pele to Youtube...enjoy!!!

Pele at my mom's

https://youtu.be/YZnTBsXzha8

Pele eating my banana loaf

https://youtu.be/46j1xc4f_7s

Pele eating noodles :D

https://youtu.be/gt-GjI-Erxk
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