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Title: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on December 30, 2008, 09:14:50 PM
I unfortunately don't have one myself, but I've noticed a few CN pics on the FN thread, and thought, "Heck, I want to see all the CNs, and they shouldn't be controlling the FN thread!"
So I made this one! Conversations are fine so long as they don't stray too far from the subject. I wish I had one to show  :-\
Post away!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on December 30, 2008, 09:18:33 PM
Here's mine!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/CNcage017.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on December 30, 2008, 09:19:44 PM
Wow, it's awesome!!!
That was fast :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Eugooglizer on December 30, 2008, 09:21:22 PM
I adore your colors and I  :heart: the little blocks spelling L-O-V-E!!!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on December 30, 2008, 09:36:04 PM
Thanks!  They love carrying those little blocks around.  It is cute watching them pick them up and move them where ever they decide!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on December 30, 2008, 09:51:55 PM
Here is mine, i have had it about 24 hours and i LOVE it! I love the ease of cleaning it and it was so fun to decorate. My mom also got me a handheld vacuum and i can spot clean so easy!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/3149973814_fbd4bfa051.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/3149143291_f7cee97ba8.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/3149973998_a3ee883f2c.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Eugooglizer on December 30, 2008, 09:54:13 PM
Lauren I love your pink and green hammie--my bedroom is decorated in pink and green.  I also  :heart: that quilted pad on your lower level.  Do your rats actually sleep on it or seem to enjoy it?  My older lazy girl loves lounging around and I can see her on something like that lol.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: evilhobbitgirl on December 30, 2008, 10:02:23 PM
Where did you two get that double hammock thing? I want one!
I love seeing the cage set-ups! Keep em coming  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on December 30, 2008, 10:02:37 PM
Thanks! The pad actually isn't quilted ( i don't think). I used a layer of cotton and a layer of fleece and sewed it like i was making a hammie. With one end left open i stuffed it with pillow stuffing, sewed it closed, and then just sewed lines up and down through the stuffing to keep it in one place. My girls really enjoy it. My hairless girl Alice and my agouti Sam lounge on it all day instead of in a hammie. Plus it is pretty hot here in FL, so the cotton cools them off during the afternoon.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/3151807543_c7edce031a.jpg)
Sam enjoying the comfyness!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on December 30, 2008, 10:06:33 PM
Where did you two get that double hammock thing? I want one!
I love seeing the cage set-ups! Keep em coming  :)

Were you refering to the green and pink dot hammie in my cage? i made it myself but MRR sells something similar. I can't afford to buy right now so i try and make them myself.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: evilhobbitgirl on December 30, 2008, 10:13:45 PM
Where did you two get that double hammock thing? I want one!
I love seeing the cage set-ups! Keep em coming  :)

Were you refering to the green and pink dot hammie in my cage? i made it myself but MRR sells something similar. I can't afford to buy right now so i try and make them myself.

Yes, that one! I am sitting here with the sewing machine right now making up different hammocks and I think I might try sometime similar as well, it's a neat design.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on December 30, 2008, 11:19:11 PM
WOW, this is a successful thread, hardly an hour and 10 posts! I want one SO bad.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on December 30, 2008, 11:35:38 PM
I think we should all pitch in a couple dollars towards Penny's new CN....after all, she is our adopted rat loving child.   :cheeky:

Anyway, here's mine.  I'm giving it a good cleaning tomorrow, so I'll put more pics then.  These are the most recent I have.  Home to 3 little ladies.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/1107.jpg)

Bottom half
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/1109.jpg)

Top Half
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/1110.jpg)

That cube has been chewed to smithereens, so it's been replaced with a pocket hammock.   ::)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on December 30, 2008, 11:45:32 PM
*drool*
I really am PO'd that I didn't get any money from Christmas, I usually get around 50 bucks from my grandparents alone! I have 4 dollars to pay for a $200 cage... :(
I literally spent all my money on clothes the day before I figured out what my dream cage was  :doh: :doh: :doh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: lotsorats on December 30, 2008, 11:46:41 PM
I currently have a martins and its only a year old. I won't be replacing it anytime real soon. However just wondered how heavy is this cage? I can carry the empty martins (minus the pan) to the shower and spray it down weekly. Can you do that with this CN?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on December 30, 2008, 11:57:20 PM
Definitely not the 162 model. It is very heavy. I don't think the smaller model would be able to be cleaned in the shower either. For my FN i take it outside occasionally and hose it down, but for the most part I use baby wipes to spot clean. Thankfully my girls aren't that dirty.  :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on December 31, 2008, 12:11:52 AM
I think this and the FN are much easier to clean than the Martin's were.  For one, all the bars are in one direction...so it's easier to wipe and get everything off.  Plus, even though it's heavy, it's on wheels, so you can just roll it outside.  I can see how the Martin's would be easier to clean if you didn't have a deck or a yard to take it outside though.  For the cleanings I do every other day I just baby wipe the pans and spot clean with the wipes.  If I see anything gunky, I spray with the peroxide, then vinegar outside then just hose it down.  The peroxide/vinegar loosens everything so much that I don't really have to scrub.  I think wheeling these outside is a lot easier than carrying a Martin's around though.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on December 31, 2008, 03:08:35 AM
OK here is the whole cage
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/PC300005.jpg)
The top....aren't those hammies awesome  :cheeky:
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/PC300002.jpg)
The bottom with there new froggie sdh(adorable)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/PC300004.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on December 31, 2008, 03:11:16 AM
OMG, what's that awesome tent thing in the bottom right corner? It looks so fun!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on December 31, 2008, 03:11:48 AM
I think we should all pitch in a couple dollars towards Penny's new CN....after all, she is our adopted rat loving child.   :cheeky:

Anyway, here's mine.  I'm giving it a good cleaning tomorrow, so I'll put more pics then.  These are the most recent I have.  Home to 3 little ladies.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/1107.jpg)

Bottom half
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/1109.jpg)

Top Half
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/1110.jpg)

That cube has been chewed to smithereens, so it's been replaced with a pocket hammock.   ::)

I have a couple extra $$$ to pitch in :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on December 31, 2008, 03:21:39 AM
OMG, what's that awesome tent thing in the bottom right corner? It looks so fun!
It's a Large pet tent that I bought at Birdworld(to bad there going out of business, good thing I got it for $12).  Here are a few sites you can order them from, or you can just google pet haven LG the pet tent
http://www.naturechest.com/pettents.html
http://www.mybirdstore.com/Huts_Tents-_The_Original_Hangall_Pet_Tent.html
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on December 31, 2008, 04:36:22 AM
Oooh, nice!
Although a cardboard box seems a smidgen more... cheap  ;)
I'd be too scared Penny would chew it up. Although she's not one for chewing on shelters/hideys, anything pulled tight simply screams, "CHEW ME!" to her! For fun, I string yarn and denim strips tightly through her cage (hehee!).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on December 31, 2008, 01:14:26 PM
I currently have a martins and its only a year old. I won't be replacing it anytime real soon. However just wondered how heavy is this cage? I can carry the empty martins (minus the pan) to the shower and spray it down weekly. Can you do that with this CN?

The double CN weighs about 100lb, but it is soooo much easier to clean that the Martins. I use fleece covers on the pans and shelves, so I only have to do a major cleaning once or twice a week.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on December 31, 2008, 01:45:43 PM
Here are pictures of my Critter Nation. It kind looks like a ranbow threw up in it, because nothing matches, but the rats like it. I hope to have enough money around Valentines so I can make some matching liners and hammocks.

Full View

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3744.jpg)

Top of cage

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3738.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3735.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3737.jpg)

You can't really see it, but I have a Waffle House behind their couch.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3739.jpg)

Bottom View

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3740.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3741.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on December 31, 2008, 01:47:08 PM
Here's mine! I just set it up yesterday!
The whole cage with doors closed
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures713.jpg)
The top
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures710.jpg)
The bottom
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures711.jpg)
The whole cage with doors open
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures717.jpg)
The top
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures714.jpg)
the bottom
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures715.jpg)
And just for fun! Spike exploring
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures724.jpg)
Bunny getting caught eating
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures727.jpg)
And Bug trying to get away from the flashy thing
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Pictures736.jpg)

P.S.- I could throw in a few bucks to get Penny a nice new CN! :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on December 31, 2008, 02:02:46 PM
I see you have one of the deep pans. Where did you buy it? I need to get one of those for my cage.
Also, did you paint it? If so what kind of paint did you use?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: dani. on December 31, 2008, 02:12:49 PM
-wimpers- I so desperatly need one of these :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on December 31, 2008, 02:19:21 PM
I got it from Bass Equipment (http://www.bassequipment.com/Cages/Ferret+Pans/default.aspx) and painted it with Black Gloss Rustoleum Spray Paint (http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=24). I really like it! I bought the second pan when I ordered the CN (I had a single FN before) but I don't think I need it, so far they've only been pooing in the bottom of the cage, of course, it's only been one night!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: britters on December 31, 2008, 02:29:15 PM
I will be hopefully ordering mine this weekend. I get paid tommorrow, yay!
about 3 weeks ago I bought a bunch of fabric and I picked out this cool blue green with octopus/shark fabric for my girls. I've been saving it so i could make hammocks and such for my new CN. My girls never used hammocks they'd rather sleep in their igloo or in their collander, but hopefully they'll start.  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Katie_Cody on December 31, 2008, 02:41:38 PM
rodent_girl_1985, I really like your cage!  The setup is really nice ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on December 31, 2008, 03:34:53 PM
Thanks guys for the hinting of pitching in a few bucks for a new cage for Penny, but I'd feel terrible if I took money from you guys  :-[
Not to mention, Mom would flip if she found out you guys gave me money ;) "Grace, you're begging for MONEY on a chat forum?" :doh:

Quote
Here are pictures of my Critter Nation. It kind looks like a ranbow threw up in it, because nothing matches, but the rats like it. I hope to have enough money around Valentines so I can make some matching liners and hammocks.

LOL, nice analogy  :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on December 31, 2008, 04:37:28 PM
*drools* Oh, I can't wait to get mine! I want the 9th to hurry up and get here (that's when we're doing Christmas here, and my mom promised me money towards the CN)!!

Everyone's setups look fantastic!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: RattieLove_84 on December 31, 2008, 07:34:36 PM
Wow!!  :o Everyone's cages look awesome!  (Even my fiance said they looked cool) I want to get CN's for my crew soooo bad!  :(  Maybe someday but with a new baby on the way (heh I'm due in 2 weeks) the funds won't be there for cages for a while I imagine. *sigh*  I am glad to see someone made a thread for this new cage option though. Now the girls or small rats can have a large cage without fear of escape...Finally!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 01, 2009, 12:31:34 AM
rodent_girl_1985, I really like your cage!  The setup is really nice ;D
Thanks! I always feel bad when posting pics of my cage because it doesn't look nearly as nice as some peoples. I just don't have the eye that some people do for setting it up. Not to mention that some of the items in my cage this week were hand me downs from my two ferrets (the couch, the long tube, and the red hammock). But my rats are having a blast, so I guess thats what really matters. I'm just in complete shock that the couch is actually still in one piece, I was making a bet with my mom yesterday that I'd find stuffing everywhere by this morning. Maybe the rats are learning that the stuffing makes the couch more comfortable if you leave it in.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on January 01, 2009, 07:16:36 AM
Cassie, Howl is going to have a blast in there when he finally moves in with your crew!

GUESS WHAT! I got enough donations over the holidays that with a little bit of my own cash, I can afford to get my own CN!!!  :hyper:

I'm trying to figure out which place is the cheapest to order from so I can hopefully have enough leftover to buy fleece and hammocks right away!

We're going with a red and black and flames theme! My red and black stealth wheel should be here on Monday.

Tankgirl, WHERE did you get the blue hammies with the frilly bits on the sides?! Those are fantastic! Also, I really like the idea of those extra deep pans. My rats have made a joint decision to NOT be potty-trained, and it seems like the deep pan would really help keep the poo in. However, if you still want to use fleece bedding you loose the ability to just tuck it under the pan like the short ones. I would love to get some deep pans, but the thought of them burrowing under the fleece and making a big mess out of it makes me cringe.

Thoughts? You think I could still use binder clips to keep the liners down even with the deep pans?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rattix2 on January 01, 2009, 04:02:39 PM
Here's my CN as of 30 minutes ago. xP Today was cleaning day.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Shazboisme/CNjan0109.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on January 01, 2009, 04:42:06 PM
I love that little white rat toy thingy! It looks like some sort of treat holder, is it? Do they use it?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rattix2 on January 01, 2009, 06:41:33 PM
The rat toy thingy (ha) has a bell in it. A couple of my ratties do play with it, kinda pull on it, try to get it down, etc. I've never put treats in it, but that is a neat idea to try. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: RattiegirlHM on January 01, 2009, 10:24:51 PM
I just ordered my 142 today!! I am so excited!!  :hyper: I will try to post pics when it comes but i have a problem with uploading. I cant wait to get my boys out of the SP exotic. It is such a pai to clean
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 01, 2009, 11:01:12 PM
Cassie, Howl is going to have a blast in there when he finally moves in with your crew!

GUESS WHAT! I got enough donations over the holidays that with a little bit of my own cash, I can afford to get my own CN!!!  :hyper:

I'm trying to figure out which place is the cheapest to order from so I can hopefully have enough leftover to buy fleece and hammocks right away!

We're going with a red and black and flames theme! My red and black stealth wheel should be here on Monday.

Tankgirl, WHERE did you get the blue hammies with the frilly bits on the sides?! Those are fantastic! Also, I really like the idea of those extra deep pans. My rats have made a joint decision to NOT be potty-trained, and it seems like the deep pan would really help keep the poo in. However, if you still want to use fleece bedding you loose the ability to just tuck it under the pan like the short ones. I would love to get some deep pans, but the thought of them burrowing under the fleece and making a big mess out of it makes me cringe.

Thoughts? You think I could still use binder clips to keep the liners down even with the deep pans?

I'm so exited for you Rebecca, you are going to love the critter nation. I like the theme your going with, you'll have to post pics when it's all set up!
I was thinking when i get a deeper pan for my CN that I would try cutting a piece of carpet to size, but I'm still looking into what kind of carpet is safe.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on January 02, 2009, 03:33:17 AM
Tankgirl, WHERE did you get the blue hammies with the frilly bits on the sides?! Those are fantastic! Also, I really like the idea of those extra deep pans. My rats have made a joint decision to NOT be potty-trained, and it seems like the deep pan would really help keep the poo in. However, if you still want to use fleece bedding you loose the ability to just tuck it under the pan like the short ones. I would love to get some deep pans, but the thought of them burrowing under the fleece and making a big mess out of it makes me cringe.

Thoughts? You think I could still use binder clips to keep the liners down even with the deep pans?

Thank you so much!!! I made those!!! ;D They're actually really easy, no-sew hammocks http://www.suzsugargliders.com/nosewaccessories.htm they're pretty fun to make too!

I don't know about using fleece with these pans, I think you might as well just use bedding if you get deep pans. But you could switch it up I suppose, sometimes use fleece with the original pan and sometimes use bedding...but that would probably confuse the heck out of your rats!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: kalijo on January 02, 2009, 04:17:16 AM
Hm, there's no emoticon with a quivering lip... so this one will have to do... :(

IM SO JEALOUS! They look great! I hate my Petco cage... it sucks and it's tiny. I had $200 for a new cage, until my girls got sick and had to go to the vet a couple times. So the new cage will have to wait. It'll be a while though, because I have to get my rabbit neutered, and that will be $300. I got $150 for Christmas, but that will have to go toward food and stuff while I'm out of state.

I'm curious about how strong it is, and if it's as nice as the FN... it doesn't require tools, so is it as sturdy as the FN?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on January 02, 2009, 04:22:59 AM
*goes to jiggle her cage* Yep, it's pretty darn sturdy! It wiggles a little, but it's definitely solid! I absolutely love it! And so do my babies! They're so much happier now! No more scuffles, no more stashing (seriously), I even came home to a nice mini rat-pile tonight!!! This cage is AMAZING!!!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 02, 2009, 05:01:46 PM
Mine wobbles about as much as my FN (which means not at all). I actually find parts of the CN to be studier than the FN. The wire under the pans is a alot tougher.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: dani. on January 02, 2009, 06:16:10 PM
Hi, Sorry if I'm intruding into this topic, but I was wondering since you all are FN/CN owners, what your thoughts of myself purchasing a one level FN/CN compared to a FF.

I currently only have 2 girls, but plan on getting up to 4 boys (most likely only two or three though) later on.
The only thing is does anyone have a picture comparing a FF to a FN/CN? So I can see just how big these cages are?

Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks (:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on January 02, 2009, 06:31:24 PM
I have 4 girls and 1 neutered boy in a 1 level.  They have plenty of room.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: feelyourbones on January 02, 2009, 07:21:34 PM
you guys are so lucky. no stores here sell them :( i've called at least 3 or 4 different petsmarts, a local pet shop & petland, they don't currently sell them & aren't sure if they ever will :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: kady05 on January 02, 2009, 07:36:16 PM
you guys are so lucky. no stores here sell them :( i've called at least 3 or 4 different petsmarts, a local pet shop & petland, they don't currently sell them & aren't sure if they ever will :(

I don't think any stores have them in stock yet. Everyone (from what I can tell) here has ordered them online  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: britters on January 02, 2009, 07:40:41 PM
I am soo excited!  :hyper:
I just ordered my CN from all pet furniture. I cannot wait to decorate it. Yay
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: feelyourbones on January 02, 2009, 07:42:06 PM
you guys are so lucky. no stores here sell them :( i've called at least 3 or 4 different petsmarts, a local pet shop & petland, they don't currently sell them & aren't sure if they ever will :(

I don't think any stores have them in stock yet. Everyone (from what I can tell) here has ordered them online  :)


if that's the case, i'm wondering when they'll sell it in stores. i was going to sell my modified FN for the CN.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: RattiegirlHM on January 02, 2009, 07:48:23 PM
Before I ordered mine on Allpetfurniture i called all the petsmarts in the area and asked if they had the cage in stock I got told they had it online. Half of them didnt know what i as talking about.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on January 02, 2009, 08:28:44 PM
Pics of the cage itself:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn012.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn013.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn014.jpg)

Pics of the girls exploring:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn016.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn020.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn017.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn024.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn023.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn022.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cn025.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on January 02, 2009, 08:39:05 PM
I love that rainbow grass fabric! And your girls are absolutely gorgeous!  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on January 02, 2009, 08:41:29 PM
Aww, thanks! It doesn't match at all with the purple/pink fleece but I really like it to, so oh well. :) The girls don't mind. ;D
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Post by: Addicted2Rats on January 03, 2009, 12:34:41 AM
YAAAAAAY, Schrute!  You got your cage undamaged!!  I saw the pictures of your book in the other thread and was amazed at what great shape it was in!  I sure hope my second one comes like that.  :)  Your cage looks great!

Deb
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Post by: RattiegirlHM on January 03, 2009, 12:38:20 AM
you are so lucky you got your cage undamaged. I really hope mine comes like that. **crosses fingers**Patience is not my strong suit when it comes to new rattie stuff LOL :BlueDumboSmile: I would hate to have to wait for another one or replacement parts.
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Post by: Emymoo on January 03, 2009, 02:07:18 AM
Everybodies cages look so nice  :) YAY my parents agreed to let me get one, so I'm ordering my two story on Monday. I know it's not likely, but I'm hoping I'll get it buy Friday and have all weekend to make more hammocks and such to make it all pretty! AHHH I'm shaking with excitement! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Schrute on January 03, 2009, 08:44:25 AM
Thanks! Part of me feels guilty that it came undamaged, kind of like, why mine after so many people have had trouble? I guess I should just be thankful for the fact and not question it.

Like the OP's husband in other CN thread said, you *will* need a hammer to hammer some of the parts back in to place, or else it won't go together right. It's kind of like fitting lego pieces together, hehe.
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Post by: vintagerat on January 03, 2009, 10:33:35 AM
I posted my CN in the FN thread, like others were doing, but I guess I will post it here, too. This is my CN from last week, cage cleaning today!

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/29/l_f4ad8fe9c0cd4d21abc1b689183c0250.jpg)
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Post by: Schrute on January 03, 2009, 10:50:17 AM
You are killing me with the pink, you don't even know....

I need to remember to start buying more pink-themed hammocks. That would be soooooo cute!
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Post by: vintagerat on January 03, 2009, 10:54:14 AM
You are killing me with the pink, you don't even know....

I am not girly, at all, I'd rather have vintage-like fabrics, blacks, skulls, ect.....but for some reason when I fabric shop...my eyes are drawn to pink girly fabrics. It is annoying to me  :yelcutelaugh:!

I just think that when I make my rat cage vibrant, bright, happy colors...that whenever guests come over, they take to my rats more quickly then if I had a dark colored cage. Though, they do wonder WHY my BOYS have PINK!!
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Post by: Schrute on January 03, 2009, 10:58:36 AM
I love the pink... I just, for some reason, never buy pink hammocks. Most of my hammocks are blue, or green, or darker colors. I need to make an order with just pink... bright enough to make people's eyes hurt when they walk in the room. That would be awesome. ;)
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on January 03, 2009, 01:53:13 PM
Amy...  :yelcutelaugh: you weren't kidding about your boys having pink everywhere!
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Post by: vintagerat on January 03, 2009, 02:01:04 PM
Amy...  :yelcutelaugh: you weren't kidding about your boys having pink everywhere!

That was the girl's cage, the CN, well....Spice and her babies  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:. I am getting her boys (Jack, Jasper, Harper, and Tucker) used to pink as they grow up, since they will be neutered and might as well blend in with the ladies :yelcutelaugh:!
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on January 03, 2009, 02:32:57 PM
Cleaned the cage today!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/CNcage002.jpg)
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Post by: RattiegirlHM on January 03, 2009, 03:45:07 PM
Julztonni97what is that green shelf thing in the upper left of your cage? It looks really cool for another shelf.
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on January 03, 2009, 04:13:48 PM
It's an add a shelf made by S.A.M.  I used to have it bookmarked but we got a new computer.  I would have to look around where to find one.  I couldn't find it in stores only online.  It is great because the green part comes off to wash, the center is yellow fleece material for them to lay on.
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Post by: Heatherama on January 03, 2009, 07:26:54 PM
For 32 years of my life I was not girly at all, and pink was right out!  But for some reason, when I hit 33, I began slowly buying pink shirts....pink shoes.....then my ratties got a couple of pink hammies.....then the girls were suddenly decked out in every shade of pink..... :yelcutelaugh:  I'm just going to admit it, I ENJOY pink!!!!  I am a pinkaholic!   :thumbsup2:
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Post by: Schrute on January 03, 2009, 07:31:50 PM
Me too! If everything I owned was pink I would be thrilled to death. That is why I am so excited about having the CN for the girls because I can deck it out with PINK. My boys are probably glad they don't have to endure it, haha. :)
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Post by: lex on January 03, 2009, 07:37:02 PM
I'd really like to get a two level CN, but that's just not financially possible right now. So I was wondering, how many rats can live comfortably in a one level? Also has anyone ordered one from Petsmart.com? I'm wondering if any have been received from them damaged or in bad condition. Thanks!
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Post by: Heatherama on January 03, 2009, 07:39:54 PM
12 for a 2 level, 6 for the 1 level.  That's what the cage calculator says.....but personally, I like for them to have more room and I probably wouldn't put more than 4 in a 1 level.  that's just me though.
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Post by: lex on January 03, 2009, 07:44:15 PM
Thanks. I only have two right now, so it shouldn't be an issue. But I just wanted to plan ahead for the future. Is it possible to buy a one level now, and then buy one later and connect the two? Or would I need to buy a full two level one?
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Post by: Heatherama on January 03, 2009, 07:45:45 PM
I'm fairly certain that you can't connect the CN the way you can the FN.  The two level isn't much more than the single, you could just save up a bit longer and get the double. 
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Post by: vintagerat on January 03, 2009, 07:50:52 PM
Is it possible to buy a one level now, and then buy one later and connect the two? Or would I need to buy a full two level one?

I plan to buy another one level CN and connect it with my current one level CN, side by side...to form a horizontal cage  :).
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Post by: kalijo on January 03, 2009, 07:51:33 PM
I don't think they have an add on unit for the CN yet, either. But someone mentioned somewhere that you could always buy a second single unit later on and connect them side by side. I connected the two halves of my FN back to back, and used it as the bottom half of my rabbit cage. (The top is made of NIC panels)

(undergunfire beat me to it!)
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Post by: vintagerat on January 03, 2009, 08:08:47 PM
I don't think they have an add on unit for the CN yet, either. But someone mentioned somewhere that you could always buy a second single unit later on and connect them side by side. I connected the two halves of my FN back to back, and used it as the bottom half of my rabbit cage. (The top is made of NIC panels)

(undergunfire beat me to it!)

I haven't seen this done and I am curious to see this. Do you have pictures? I guess I just don't imagine a FN as a rabbit cage!
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Post by: Ratty Krazy on January 03, 2009, 08:19:45 PM
Hopefully I'm going to be getting my CN with my income tax refund.  I can't wait.  I do currently have 2 FN's so I know the joy of cleaning and decorating these cages.  My whole rat room will be complete with 2 FN's and a CN.  I can't wait!!!  :hyper:
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Post by: kalijo on January 03, 2009, 08:25:58 PM
I don't think they have an add on unit for the CN yet, either. But someone mentioned somewhere that you could always buy a second single unit later on and connect them side by side. I connected the two halves of my FN back to back, and used it as the bottom half of my rabbit cage. (The top is made of NIC panels)

(undergunfire beat me to it!)

I haven't seen this done and I am curious to see this. Do you have pictures? I guess I just don't imagine a FN as a rabbit cage!

I have pics somewhere, I'll go try to find the pics and PM you.
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Post by: Schrute on January 04, 2009, 03:12:40 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/3149973814_fbd4bfa051.jpg)

Sorry that I'm just now asking this, but I'm trying to narrow down which wheel I will be buying for the CN (it's between the Stealth Wheel, the Comfort Wheel, and the Silent Spinner). I wanted to ask, was it hard to get the yellow connector part between the bars? Did you have to bend the bars apart any to get it to fit? And, is it easy to take off for when it needs to be cleaned? One more thing... I've heard that despite being called "Silent spinners" that they are very loud, and the one for my hamster was very loud, indeed... do you find this to be the case?
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Post by: Lauren_22 on January 04, 2009, 03:21:17 PM
The yellow connector fit perfectly between the bars, and it was very easy to put on, no bending of the cage. My girls are still getting used to it, but i have seen a couple of them use it and it makes no noise whatsoever. They might use it at night when they are most active but i don't here them.  It is very easy to remove also. You just have to unscrew the nob and it pops right off. I would definitely recommend it!
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Post by: Eugooglizer on January 04, 2009, 05:59:39 PM
Dangit y'all!  I was perfectly happy with my CL cage but the more I look at these pictures the stronger my CN Envy grows!
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 04, 2009, 11:29:33 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/3149973814_fbd4bfa051.jpg)

Sorry that I'm just now asking this, but I'm trying to narrow down which wheel I will be buying for the CN (it's between the Stealth Wheel, the Comfort Wheel, and the Silent Spinner). I wanted to ask, was it hard to get the yellow connector part between the bars? Did you have to bend the bars apart any to get it to fit? And, is it easy to take off for when it needs to be cleaned? One more thing... I've heard that despite being called "Silent spinners" that they are very loud, and the one for my hamster was very loud, indeed... do you find this to be the case?

I can answer this because I have a silent spiiner in my cn. I was worried when i first ordered my CN that I wouldn't be able to get my Silent Spinner to connect to the side, they i took a closer look at the Silent Spinner. There is a slit on the round connector so you can attach it to smaller bars. So no bending bars.
I wouldn't suggest a comfort wheel, I had one for about one week before I returned it. It's so wobbly and noisey.
I really like the Silent Spinner and the Super Pet mesh wheel.
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Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on January 05, 2009, 12:51:05 PM
Sorry that I'm just now asking this, but I'm trying to narrow down which wheel I will be buying for the CN (it's between the Stealth Wheel, the Comfort Wheel, and the Silent Spinner). I wanted to ask, was it hard to get the yellow connector part between the bars? Did you have to bend the bars apart any to get it to fit? And, is it easy to take off for when it needs to be cleaned? One more thing... I've heard that despite being called "Silent spinners" that they are very loud, and the one for my hamster was very loud, indeed... do you find this to be the case?

I got my girls a Stealth Wheel from MRR for Christmas.. it is awesome! I have one girl, Pika, who runs alllll night long. I got the one on the stand but I believe you can get one that attaches to the cage. I just like the stand because it's easy to move to another spot. They are a little pricey but I believe they are worth it.
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 06, 2009, 11:13:59 PM
I just finished cleaning the cage and changing the liners. I bought a really cute fleece Playboy Bunny blanket today, and cut it up to make liners. I'm sure my boy Teddy is questioning why everything in the cage is pink.

Top Level

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3792.jpg)


Bottom Level

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3797.jpg)

And a funny picture showing my cats favorite place to lay when I'm cleaning the cage. She kind of blends in with all the stuffed animals.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3794.jpg)
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Post by: Emymoo on January 06, 2009, 11:48:02 PM
Aww I love kitties! I'm sure my cat Emily will practically live on top of my CN when I finanlly get in next Monday(OMG so excited :hyper: ) Good thing my rats don't mind her.

I love your play boy bunny liners  ;D
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Post by: Brandon16166 on January 07, 2009, 12:36:26 AM
what size binder clips are best for lining CN
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Post by: TnM on January 07, 2009, 03:41:40 AM
My cage isn't very full yet, because I'm still searching and buying and building but here's what it's like tonight before I clean:

The top
(http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL353/11993365/21321979/350202972.jpg)

The bottom
(http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL353/11993365/21321979/350203115.jpg)

The whole thing
(http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL353/11993365/21321979/350203183.jpg)

Enjoying all the floorspace
(http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL353/11993365/21321979/350203209.jpg)

The blue hammock in the very top that's hanging down well... like it's got something heavy in it - that's the rat girl!

TY to the above poster for showing a silent spinner connected to the CN because I just got the one in the picture today and was doubtful it would connect properly!
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Post by: ZooKeeper83 on January 07, 2009, 06:14:04 AM
Sorry that I'm just now asking this, but I'm trying to narrow down which wheel I will be buying for the CN (it's between the Stealth Wheel, the Comfort Wheel, and the Silent Spinner). I wanted to ask, was it hard to get the yellow connector part between the bars? Did you have to bend the bars apart any to get it to fit? And, is it easy to take off for when it needs to be cleaned? One more thing... I've heard that despite being called "Silent spinners" that they are very loud, and the one for my hamster was very loud, indeed... do you find this to be the case?

I don't want to hijack, but I wanted to add to the answers to this quick.  I bought a Silent Spinner after having only wodent wheels.  I LOVED how easy it was to attach to the cage and to clean.  However, they're easy to break.  Within the first week, I snapped one of the tabs that connects the green half to the white half.  Within the first month I completely snapped the green half while separating the wheel to clean it.  Also, I could definitely hear when the girls with the spinner were running as compared to the wodent wheels.  I was a bit disappointed, because I really did love how much easier it was to clean.  :-\

Ok, back to the pretty CNs that I'm soo jealous of until I can splurge for one!  ;)
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Post by: Brandon16166 on January 08, 2009, 02:36:10 PM
heres my girls Cate and Rattie in thir new CN (Cate has been carrying that peice of dog food around for about 10 minutes now  :yelcutelaugh: )

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030014.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030023.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030015.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030016.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030017.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030018.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030019.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030020.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/16044brann/P1030021.jpg)
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Post by: britters on January 08, 2009, 05:36:57 PM
haha. She's probably trying to find a nice new stash spot.
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Post by: Emymoo on January 08, 2009, 11:39:48 PM
Ahh I'm so jealous. Seeing your girls in their new CN really makes me want mine now hahha
Woah that waffle house hardly takes up any room on that shelf. I know the CN/FN has a huge floor space but its hard to visulize it. I'm deffientaly going to be needing to get some more things this Saturday before my CN arrives to it won't be totally bare.

What do you have at the bottom of your cage? It looks very soft and plushy :)
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Post by: Brandon16166 on January 08, 2009, 11:48:36 PM
its a cuddle cup I made
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Post by: Emymoo on January 08, 2009, 11:50:37 PM
No, I ment the liner :P I could tell what the cuddle cup was. You made that? *Sniff* I can't even thread a sowing machine correctly  :-\
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Post by: Brandon16166 on January 09, 2009, 12:01:12 AM
oh  ;D... I sewd that by hand i cant thread my machine either, but the liners are towels
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Post by: Emymoo on January 09, 2009, 12:15:03 AM
Oh haha I don't feel to bad then, though I couldn't do that by hand either. I don't even think we have needles in the house(up until I was 10, I wanted to be a seemstress and would "repair" tears in my clothes, all the needles disapered one by one into my room and haven't been seen since)

Those towels looks really soft ;D
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Post by: Brandon16166 on January 09, 2009, 12:17:06 AM
They are I dont even have towels that nice
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Post by: Emymoo on January 09, 2009, 12:21:21 AM
Haha
The things we'll do for our animals eh? ;D
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Post by: Addicted2Rats on January 09, 2009, 04:54:43 PM
Here's a few pictures of my new Critter Nation with the three babies inside.  :)

Toby showing off the top level:
(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh60/bikerdeb61/Rats/DSC_0016sm.jpg)

Jack showing off the lower level:
(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh60/bikerdeb61/Rats/DSC_0017sm-1.jpg)

Pic of the FN (on the left) and CN (on the right) next to each other so the big boys can get used to smelling/seeing the babies:
(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh60/bikerdeb61/Rats/DSC_0001sm.jpg)


Deb
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Post by: Schrute on January 10, 2009, 07:33:56 AM
I love it! And, of course, very cute rats. ;D
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Post by: ⚡⚡DrachenDame⚡⚡ on January 10, 2009, 02:04:57 PM
Oooh...I'm so jealous of the 2 Level CNs! I can't wait for mine to get here. I still don't know how I'm going to decorate it. Any suggestions?
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Post by: Schrute on January 11, 2009, 11:03:22 AM
TOP:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/fncn005.jpg)

BOTTOM:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/fncn004.jpg)
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Post by: Addicted2Rats on January 11, 2009, 11:12:12 AM
First off, your babies are soooooo cute, Schrute!!  And I love how colorful your cage is.  :)  One thing I wanted to ask, have you tried lifting up the ladder and latching it yet?  I tried to do that the other day and it was nearly impossible to get the hook to catch on to the side of the ladder.  :(  Good job with the cage!!   :thumbsup2:  How do you like it so far?

Deb
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Post by: Schrute on January 11, 2009, 11:17:30 AM
Thank you! ;D

As far as the cage, I adore it, and so do my girls! They like the steep ramps, too... they like to climb verically, I've noticed (as opposed to the boys in the FN, who want the ramps to be as horizontal as possible so they can be as lazy as possible, haha!). I actually haven't tried the locking ramp yet. I just put everyone in the Martin's pen when I clean so I've never had to worry about it. I tried to use the locking ramp with my FN, and it was such a pain. I think it's because I have the opening in the front of the cage, as opposed to in the back of the cage, so it's harder to latch. But I personally really prefer the opening to be in the front... I like watching them waddle up the ramp when I open up the top of the cage, lol...
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Post by: andie3131 on January 11, 2009, 11:58:11 AM
First off, your babies are soooooo cute, Schrute!!  And I love how colorful your cage is.  :)  One thing I wanted to ask, have you tried lifting up the ladder and latching it yet?  I tried to do that the other day and it was nearly impossible to get the hook to catch on to the side of the ladder.  :(  Good job with the cage!!   :thumbsup2:  How do you like it so far?

Deb


I tried lifting the ladder up and latching it but wasn't able to either.  I thought it was just me not being able to do it with one arm and all.
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Post by: Addicted2Rats on January 11, 2009, 12:09:04 PM
I think its because the hook they're using is intended for latching it at the end of the ramp on the FN.  This hook needs to be a bit bigger so that it can catch on to the side of the ramp for the CN.

Schrute - I have my opening in the front too, for the very same reason.   :wink5:

Deb
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Post by: zelle on January 11, 2009, 12:41:23 PM
First off, your babies are soooooo cute, Schrute!!  And I love how colorful your cage is.  :)  One thing I wanted to ask, have you tried lifting up the ladder and latching it yet?  I tried to do that the other day and it was nearly impossible to get the hook to catch on to the side of the ladder.  :(  Good job with the cage!!   :thumbsup2:  How do you like it so far?

Deb

I had a problem with this as well until my husband came over and did it for me. You just need to pull the hook forward as far as it will go and latch it towards the bottom of the ladder. It works easier this way. Yay husband!
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Post by: Pterodactyl on January 11, 2009, 12:58:07 PM
http://flickr.com/photos/64659274@N00/3133855624/

It's a bit different now.  I threw the little wooden ball by the igloo and the cube away and the canoe is out.  I got a pastel blue corner litter pan with carefresh in the back corner on the shelf.  I'm not using the wood hides.  There's some stuff from my Secret Santa in there.  Most of the stuff is in the same place but I rearranged it.
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Post by: Schrute on January 11, 2009, 01:06:21 PM
I like all of the bedding and accessories! I love cages with a lot of hammocks, they look sooo comfortable!
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on January 11, 2009, 02:33:43 PM
I love your Legos!!!!!!!!!! I really need to get some! Legos and Lincoln logs...lol
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Post by: Cryllin_Myrrh on January 11, 2009, 07:04:54 PM
Ahhh I'm so jealous of you all and your two level CN's!!! Theres just no way I could get one any time soon  :puppy_dog_eyes:  I have no money, and no job (and no way to get to one anyway), and my parents are just as broke as I am.

I'm dealing with my Exotic though. I took out all the shelves (got sick of the little rivers of pee :confused: yick) and now I have just as many hammocks as I have time to hand sew! Though even that's difficult - we're working on moving too, so everything's in storage/packed. My cage is so empty  :-[

*is green with envy of you all* :P
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Post by: ⚡⚡DrachenDame⚡⚡ on January 11, 2009, 07:31:05 PM
I'm so excited my 161 should be delivered this week or the next. I'm going to head over to Goodwill to find some baby toys for my rats. I've seen some great little people's garages and other such things on this forum and others, and I'm just dying for something like that!
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Post by: tristan on January 11, 2009, 11:17:46 PM
My CN is on the way  :hyper:
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on January 12, 2009, 09:30:10 PM
Here's mine after cleaning tonight!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/my1stcageset043.jpg)
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Post by: vintagerat on January 12, 2009, 10:06:14 PM
Here is the CN from just the other day. Soon it will only house Spice and her 6 girls, as the 4 boys are getting separated tomorrow.

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/62/l_50e4e48698d341568593dff8bf23ed97.jpg)

I'll throw in a cute one of Tubby Tucker  ;D...
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/32/l_dff0830ce5bd4462802ca3840f8cdbb0.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on January 12, 2009, 11:11:48 PM
So I got my CN today around 5, set it up with the help of my stepdad, and now its all decorated in my room(can't find camera cord to upload pictures)

People are going to think I'm crazy for saying this, but I think I liked my SP Multi levle better :-[

My girls(and boy) LOVE to climb and after getting my CN all set up and decorated, I think the SP gave them more toom to do that....
*sigh* hopefully tomorrow I'll like it more, because right now I'm feeling a bit guilty for taking away climbing room for them :-\
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Post by: britters on January 12, 2009, 11:47:34 PM
I can't wait to decorate mine. It comes tomorrow.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: evilhobbitgirl on January 13, 2009, 10:02:19 PM
Quick CN question... Would 4 boys fit comfortably in this without fighting for space? I only have two now but I want to plan for the future. My cage right now is 30l x 18d x 33h and the cage calc says it can fit 5 but I will definitely want a new cage when I get money and move into my new apartment next year (this current one was bought used and is a bit flimsy with small doors and a slide-out pan). I think the pictures make me think it's smaller than it actually is.. Thanks for the info!
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Post by: Addicted2Rats on January 13, 2009, 10:39:39 PM
If you're talking about getting the one-level CN, I believe that 5 male rats would be okay in it.  I've heard some people say that you can even put six in there but I think that's making it kind of tight.  Boys need room to get away from each other sometimes, y'know?   :wink5:

Deb
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on January 13, 2009, 10:43:12 PM
 :doh: Yes! I meant a 1 level. I'm debating between that and an R-695. This thread made me veer toward the CN!! I'd have 4 boys tops.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: kady05 on January 14, 2009, 09:27:16 AM
:doh: Yes! I meant a 1 level. I'm debating between that and an R-695. This thread made me veer toward the CN!! I'd have 4 boys tops.

I have 4 boys in my 1 level currently. They're all fairly big (haven't weighed them in awhile though, but my 27 month old is 1lb. last time I checked), and it's a great size for them. I wouldn't have an issue adding one more to the mix space wise, but my limit is 4.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on January 14, 2009, 11:14:57 PM
I cleaned and rearranged mine today. I kinda went all pink on this one.

Whole cage
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3346/3198545664_09cf42994e.jpg)
Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3370/3197699759_6d10cb6123.jpg)
Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/3197699809_9fc205ba6f.jpg)
Morgan in the new tube
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3388/3198545702_d87e0d8e91.jpg)
Jade enjoying the "basket o' scraps"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3486/3198545738_4580b72169.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 14, 2009, 11:44:22 PM
Lauren_22 - Penny LOVES it when I leave a basket of scraps out ;)
I have that same plastic basket with oval holes in it, but in purply blue :) She's widened all the holes.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on January 14, 2009, 11:46:59 PM
I have TONS of scraps.  I need to go through and see what I can braid and what just needs to be cut up for some soft stuff to drag around and piddle on.  I wish someone on here lived closer to me cause braiding those things just kills my hands.   :-\
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Tane on January 15, 2009, 12:12:57 AM
Hey, i have a standard wire cage and my rats like it, (well the dont seem to dislike it) but in all the cages i have seen, everyone has cloth as their bases, i have "breeders choice"cat litter, (recycled newspapper pellets).  there is nothing wrong with this litter, i just surprised to see so many ppl with cloth as their bases, is this any easier to keep clean? and how do u keep ur ratties poop trained? i see  u all have little litter boxes, i have tried a litter box, putting all my boys poop in the "litter box" but they dont seem to "get" it. My oldest boy Hoodinni (4mths old) actually jumped into the tray and started eating a pice of poo. :doh:. whats with that?? idk if he ate it all or was just seeing what it was, but should i just keep at it, and if im using pellets for the base of their cage what do i put in the litter tray??  :-\
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on January 15, 2009, 12:26:03 AM
There isn't really a trick to litter training, they just pick it up. My girls normally poop in their litter boxes at the end of the ramps, but they occasionally do it outside of it. I find poops in their hammocks, tube and in the wheel. I am just consistent w/ keeping it up off the floor and putting it in the litter box.

I also use a handheld vac 1-2 times a day to pick up any litter/poops that are laying around and that helps keep the cage clean. I find cloth bedding to be cheaper for me personally. When its dirty i wash it, and can reuse it. Using all bedding, you have to clean it out a few times a week and throw it away and use more. With the particular cage i have, bedding everywhere is not an option b/c the pans are way too shallow and it would just be thrown on the floor.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on January 15, 2009, 02:42:31 AM
Here's mine! We got enough donations over the holidays to cover the entire cost of the cage. I have another stealth wheel on the way so I can finally get rid of the 3 year old Silent Spinner.

This cage holds my own 12 rats. There are 6 girls on the top and 6 boys on the bottom. It is very full and I can already see that I am going to have to do a lot of cleaning, but half of the rats in there are over 2 years old so it's not SO bad. Thank goodness I work from home. :P

The cage was waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home at 10pm on Monday. I was so disappointed that there wasn't enough time left to put it together that day, but it turned out that I needed two whole days to get it just right! It arrived with absolutely NO damage at all. One of the square connectors needed a few knocks with the hammer to get it to fit, but otherwise it went together with no tools required. I ordered from allpetfurniture.

Here are some pictures of my new cage.

Top Level = "The Hen House" (Girls only)

Doors Closed
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n116/Drache04/CN/cn_1.jpg)

Doors Open
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n116/Drache04/CN/cn_2.jpg)

Bottom Level = "Bachelor Pad" (Boys Only)

Doors Closed
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n116/Drache04/CN/cn_3.jpg)

Doors Open
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n116/Drache04/CN/cn_4.jpg)

All together
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n116/Drache04/CN/cn_5.jpg)

And Squeeks taking up the whole runny-ball.
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n116/Drache04/CN/squeeks_1.jpg)

Anyways, wheeeee! It's so fantastic!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 15, 2009, 03:22:29 AM
Drache - I LOVE YOUR ROOM!!!
How come everybody on GM has beautiful walls? Eh? Ehhhh? I have dark purple on my walls, but no texture. I think I should add something else so it's less boring... like stripes, or sponging, like your walls. It's so dark in there... *makes mental note to repaint walls a light green and add texture*
And I love the cage, too ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Tane on January 15, 2009, 06:12:12 AM
OMG Drache, how many rats do u have? hehe there are a tonn of cages in that room. awww soo much love :heart:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on January 15, 2009, 12:21:21 PM
Right now I have 12 rats in the CN, 2 who are separated for now until one of them is big enough for the CN, and 4 fosters (in the white/red cage on the chest of drawers).

The other cages you see are my three ferrets and my prairie dog and richardson's ground squirrel. On top of them I have a kangaroo rat, 2 chinese dwarf hamsters, and the two separated rats.

Penny, thanks! That was actually my sister's old bedroom that she painted herself. Mine is red and black. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 15, 2009, 12:25:04 PM
Rebecca, your cage looks so awsome!  I adore that flame fabric, it's so bright and fun!
Congrats on the CN :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on January 15, 2009, 01:12:38 PM
Cool set up Rebecca!  Is that a Hot Wheels track in the "hen house"? lol





Christy
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: britters on January 15, 2009, 03:51:06 PM
This is my cage. It came tuesday, and I had it together in 20mins, Then i decorated it. My girls will not use thier hammocks, they never have and they've only slept on the bottom level. I put thier food on the second level so they will actually have to go up there and what do they do run up grab a mouth full of food then back to the bottom to enjoy it.
I have 3 rattie girls in there now. At least they use thier wheel now.

The unused top half:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/slipprybanana/CIMG4161.jpg)

The Bottom:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/slipprybanana/CIMG4163.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on January 15, 2009, 04:19:30 PM
That's a lot of room for three girls! Lucky ratties!  It's funny your girls only stay on the bottom, mine are always hanging out on top.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: britters on January 15, 2009, 04:28:06 PM
yeah the cage is alot bigger that what i pictured in my mind. Hopefully i can adopt 2 more ratties but that will have to wait a while. It's wierd they did it with thier old cage too. I even moved the pouches and hidey spots they liked to the top in the old cage and they still stayd on the bottom, they just laid on the floor in the corner. Wierd girls
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Post by: Drache on January 15, 2009, 06:22:36 PM
Cool set up Rebecca!  Is that a Hot Wheels track in the "hen house"? lol

I think so. It's like a car wash for toy cars. It's not hot wheels brand though.

BTW, I picked up Henri. I am getting him neutered for you next week.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 16, 2009, 01:42:48 AM
I have TONS of scraps.  I need to go through and see what I can braid and what just needs to be cut up for some soft stuff to drag around and piddle on.  I wish someone on here lived closer to me cause braiding those things just kills my hands.   :-\


I have dermatophagia (don't look it up! Seriously... you've been warned.) and it hurts my fingers like :eek:
Especially newspaper braids. But she seems to like chewing those up the most...  :-\ (don't worry, it's soy based!)

And Drache, what's that thing in the second pic in the upper right hand corner? It looks fun, the woven colorful looking chew toy.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on January 16, 2009, 01:49:24 AM
And Drache, what's that thing in the second pic in the upper right hand corner? It looks fun, the woven colorful looking chew toy.

Ta-da!

http://www.busybeaks.com/77003_color_pinatas.htm
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 16, 2009, 01:56:41 AM
*gasp* OOOH! I wonder, how big is the smallest? ???
*sighs and looks at money tucked away for CN*
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: ZooKeeper83 on January 16, 2009, 09:09:21 AM
There are about a bajillion threads about CNs but I figure I'll just add to this one.  :)

I got my CN last night! Thanks again Julie!  You're the reason I have it so soon!   ;D

Overall condition is not perfect but not horrible.  The box was in decent shape and not a single broken pan to be found!  However, every single powder coated piece has at least a little coating scratched off (completely due to how Midwest boxes them), two slightly bent bars (one on a ladder and one on a shelf - both barely noticeable and cause no problems), the lock on one of the wheels was snapped off, and the doors on one panel are off at least an inch - the point where they won't latch and unlatch correctly (another Midwest issue).

For the little powder coated scratches here and there, I think I'm just going to buy some dark gray rustoleum and dab it on the spots so I don't end up with rust later on (I want this cage to last!).  For the door and wheel I'm going to take pictures and ask for replacements. 

I'm not too disappointed.  I don't need the cage right away, and I need time to rearrange the rat room anyway.

Pictures probably in another week or so!  ;)

Melissa

eta - I just called All Pet Furniture.  They are going to be getting in touch with Midwest and sending my new door and wheel asap.  The guy I spoke with was very nice and said he didn't need pictures as evidence right now, but would call me back if Midwest requested some.  He said the parts can take up to 2 weeks to get here, and that works for me!  I'm still very happy with my purchase so far.  Next step is to see how I like it once there are ratties pooping and peeing in it constantly!  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on January 16, 2009, 10:12:48 AM
Cool set up Rebecca!  Is that a Hot Wheels track in the "hen house"? lol

I think so. It's like a car wash for toy cars. It's not hot wheels brand though.

BTW, I picked up Henri. I am getting him neutered for you next week.


WOOT!! You're the best!!  :hyper:
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Post by: Shazza on January 16, 2009, 11:50:33 AM
Drache - I LOVE YOUR ROOM!!!
How come everybody on GM has beautiful walls? Eh? Ehhhh? I have dark purple on my walls, but no texture. I think I should add something else so it's less boring... like stripes, or sponging, like your walls. It's so dark in there... *makes mental note to repaint walls a light green and add texture*
And I love the cage, too ;)
ahha not me! my walls are bone white :]

but i wanted them that colour so its all good



Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on January 16, 2009, 02:56:15 PM
I want my CN so bad! I was supposed to have it by now, but with things like school starting (had to buy books), and my brother graduating from bootcamp, I just haven't been able to order it yet. I'm really really really hoping that I will be able to get it for my birthday now.  :BlueDumboBigEyes:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Randomrat on January 16, 2009, 03:32:08 PM
Wow these cages are awesome! I love the look of them. Don't ask me why but when I see them they make me think of matrix movie o.0
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Post by: PnutLuv on January 16, 2009, 04:41:55 PM
I reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly want a CN!! My current cage is only a few months old though, and it's nice, I like it. Not as easy to clean as the CN I'm sure though. The doors and horizontal bars are awesome, must have!

I just restarted weight watchers and told hubby that if I lose 60lbs & don't have the CN yet, I'm buying this as my reward; I bet THAT would make a great WW success story!  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Addicted2Rats on January 16, 2009, 09:30:11 PM
Hey Drache... where did you get that water bottle from?

Deb
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on January 16, 2009, 09:32:12 PM
The water bottle looks like a water buddy.  Some of the rabbit sites have them.
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Post by: Addicted2Rats on January 16, 2009, 10:08:29 PM
Thanks, julztoni!  I just bought some at Woodland Bird Supply for about $10 each (not including shipping) since I got six of them.  :)  Yep... you heard me right... I said "six".  LOL  I've got two cages (one ferret nation and one critter nation) that I want to put two bottles in each of them.  And then I want to have one for the traveling cage and keep one as a spare.

Deb
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Post by: Drache on January 16, 2009, 11:48:48 PM
Yep! Water Buddies. I have had them for ages. They are the best water bottles ever.
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Post by: Schrute on January 17, 2009, 07:32:47 AM
Yep! Water Buddies. I have had them for ages. They are the best water bottles ever.

I have always had awful, leaky water bottles... still do... but I'm scared to try the Water Buddy for fear that they won't be able to figure it out. Have you had issues with them not being able to figure it out?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on January 17, 2009, 02:19:33 PM
Nope. They lick them the same way they lick a regular water bottle, but it seems to be easier for them since they don't have to push as hard to get the water to come out. Even the little baby wildie I just weaned is drinking out of one. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Ratlover101 on January 18, 2009, 09:19:41 PM
Drache - I LOVE YOUR ROOM!!!
How come everybody on GM has beautiful walls? Eh? Ehhhh? I have dark purple on my walls, but no texture. I think I should add something else so it's less boring... like stripes, or sponging, like your walls. It's so dark in there... *makes mental note to repaint walls a light green and add texture*
And I love the cage, too ;)

Aww man I LOVE your cage! I also love your room full of cages and animals! lol. May I asked what that room is filled with? As in, what/how many kinds of animals do you have in there? Looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on January 18, 2009, 09:42:35 PM
lol thanks!

Let's see. On the left of that picture in the red/white cage on the dresser I have my foster boys. There are four of them, two of which are already adopted. In the CN cage I have 6 boys and 6 girls. In the Superpet Multi-Level Deluxe next to the rats, there are three ferrets, and in the black cage next to them I have a prairie dog and a richardson's ground squirrel who live together. On top of the PD/RGS cage I have two chinese dwarf hamsters and a kangaroo rat. And I also have two female degus and their five babies who are all adopted. And aside from them, I have a pair of SI Eclectus, an Amazon, two great danes, two smaller dogs, and 4 cats. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 19, 2009, 12:48:59 AM
Morepictureslesschat!  :BlueDumboSmileTongue: Chatting is fine, but I wanna see these awesome cages xD
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on January 19, 2009, 05:42:37 AM
Don't worry Penny, tomorrow is massive cleaning day....you know, the one that takes about 6 hours.  At least mine does.   ::)  So I'll have a really nice pink explosion for you.   ;D

Oh yeah, and a really lovely MRR Wodent Wheel that's pretty pink and lavender that hasn't been TOUCHED!   :doh:  Anyone need a pink wheel?  Schrute????  Did you order one already?   :poke:
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Post by: Ratlover101 on January 19, 2009, 07:33:46 AM
lol thanks!

Let's see. On the left of that picture in the red/white cage on the dresser I have my foster boys. There are four of them, two of which are already adopted. In the CN cage I have 6 boys and 6 girls. In the Superpet Multi-Level Deluxe next to the rats, there are three ferrets, and in the black cage next to them I have a prairie dog and a richardson's ground squirrel who live together. On top of the PD/RGS cage I have two chinese dwarf hamsters and a kangaroo rat. And I also have two female degus and their five babies who are all adopted. And aside from them, I have a pair of SI Eclectus, an Amazon, two great danes, two smaller dogs, and 4 cats. :)

WOW  :o Thats heaven for me! lol but a prarie dog and a squirrel? Never heard of those ones before! And whats a kangaroo rat? I have also never heard that one before  :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on January 19, 2009, 10:40:51 AM
Schrute????  Did you order one already?   :poke:

They don't have the pretty pink and lavender. I looked. :P
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Post by: JTO_ on January 19, 2009, 10:47:42 AM
I think she wants to give hers to you, Schrute! 
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on January 19, 2009, 09:35:25 PM
Schrute????  Did you order one already?   :poke:

They don't have the pretty pink and lavender. I looked. :P

They just don't touch it....not even to store food in.  Just totally ignore it.   :-[
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Post by: Pennytherat on January 21, 2009, 01:40:40 AM
*performs CPR on topic*
Don't die, I know there's more people with gorgeous CNs out there :p
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: evilhobbitgirl on January 21, 2009, 01:48:31 AM
Maybe sometime in August or September I'll be able to post one!  ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on January 21, 2009, 01:49:15 AM
We did a half cleaning when we got home from Pittsburgh today.  They are confined to the bottom half because of a fix we need to do on the top half.  Didn't even notice a bar that wasn't connected.  If the girls discovered that and moved it, they'd be able to squish out.   :o   And I can't deal with 3 pregnant ladies.  So my hubby is going to jerry rig something when he gets home from work at 2am...ugh...tomorrow...or, actually, the day after tomorrow.  Oh well.  The ladies have enough room.  We really were so tired after today we just didn't have the energy to do anything but the essentials on the cages.  He's sleeping now and I'm slowly taking my pills one at a time.  The band got tightened today, so I can eat about as much as a small jar of baby food.   :yelcutelaugh:

So when the cage is all fixed and I get them some new things made up, cause my girls like to CHEW like mad, I'll put some pretty pink pics up like I promised you Penny.
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Post by: Pennytherat on January 21, 2009, 01:58:04 AM
Hehehe, OK Heatherama. The band? What do you mean?
I know you have... Lupus, is it? So I hope you're feeling better soon :)
I'm working backwards on saving up  :o My Mom made me pay for half of Penny's bedding... :( Now I'm 10 bucks back. 13 dollars... I don't think Penny will live to see a CN at this rate!
OH YEAH, and I found some of those fantastic baby teething rings! She likes to try and sit on them when they're strung through her cage ::) Silly rat.
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Post by: Heatherama on January 21, 2009, 02:03:38 AM
Well now I can't really fault your mom...your rat, your responsibility. 

Back in October I had lap band surgery, but it wansn't tightened until today.  So I could still eat a lot, as of today, I can barely get sips of water down, and I'm taking one pill at a time.  I take a lot for the lupus and other things, so it's a slow process.   :yelcutelaugh:

Have you thought about using fleece blankets for Penny?  They have 30 inch X 30 inch ones in different colors and sometimes some really nice patterns at Dollar Trees.  That might be cheaper than buying bedding all the time for her.  I'm also a big fan of Goodwill or Salvation Army stores, you can get blankets there for bedding, and kid's clothing you can cut sleeves and pant legs and use them for hammocks.   :wink5:

Sorry for straying too far off topic here....

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 21, 2009, 02:13:31 AM
Yes, I know... but we had an agreement right before we got Penny - Mom and Dad pay for the essentials (food, bedding) and I pay for the initial cage, toys, etc. I do understand why we strayed from that, because we hardly have money to spare, but I am naturally unhappy if my CN fund is dented :P

I've considered using scraps for bedding... or newspaper, but I don't want to dip that low yet. Newspaper, I presume, is hard on rat feet. And noisy. And smelly. I make her hammocks out of jeans and fleece blankets all the time, don't worry :P
Isn't fleece dusty though?  ???

It's OK Heather, If it still can fit in the Home Squeak Home thread, it's fine for here :P Plus it keeps the thread alive...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on January 21, 2009, 02:23:49 AM
I've never noticed fleece to be dusty. It sure as heck isn't nearly as dusty as Carefresh!
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Post by: Heatherama on January 21, 2009, 02:30:38 AM
Fleece is one of the best choices in my personal opinion.  I wrap all the shelves of the FN and CN in it.  The smaller shelves are wrapped with Dollar Tree blankets, and the larger ones are usually wrapped with either Goodwill fleece blankets that I've cut to size (you can get twin / queen / and rarely even king size fleece things there that you can cut up and use)   :thumbsup2:  I also got some cheapo flannel from WalMart, nice patterns too.  Some of the same ones they have at Joann's for $6 a yard but I paid about $2.50 a yard at Walmart.  And I sew the $2 a yard fleece onto the back of it.  The color doesn't matter, it's just there to be soft and absorb pee. 

newspaper's not a good idea.  As soon as it's wet the ink will run all over poor little Penny.

Another thing about fleece is that when it's cut or chewed, it doens't have threads that fray and can end up wrapping around a rattie's foot, tail, or even worse, their neck.   :(  A lot of people use fleece here for bedding and hammocks.  Also, Carefresh can have mites or lice in it.  Most people who use it here freeze it before they put it in a cage.

I'd guess fleece would be your best option.  For $1 a blanket, and you can reuse them.....can't beat it.  And if she chews them up, then they can be stuffed into houses to keep her warm.   :thumbsup2:
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Post by: Pennytherat on January 21, 2009, 02:40:37 AM
Hmmm... I might consider going for fleece instead of carefresh!
And I don't think I could stand having Penny soaked in wet, inky pee! Oh dear.
I wonder if it's cheaper then carefresh? With carefresh, I can get a bag that lasts her a month and a half for $20. Fleece is supposed to be changed weekly, I presume? Hmmm...
Mom doesn't like taking me to the dollar tree, goodwill, fabric stores, and pet stores for some reason -_<
I wonder if she'd make me pay for fleece if she knew it was for bedding?

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on January 21, 2009, 04:13:43 AM
Fleece can be washed in the washing machine. So even though you have to change it every week, all you have to do is put the old one in the wash and put a fresh one in there. I can get fleece blankets at Value Village or Goodwill for $1-$4 and cute them to the size I need and they pretty much last forever since my rats don't chew them very bad.

Buying new fleece can be more expensive. I think it's usually about $4.99 for a yard.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 21, 2009, 02:25:44 PM
Fleece can be washed in the washing machine. So even though you have to change it every week, all you have to do is put the old one in the wash and put a fresh one in there. I can get fleece blankets at Value Village or Goodwill for $1-$4 and cute them to the size I need and they pretty much last forever since my rats don't chew them very bad.

Buying new fleece can be more expensive. I think it's usually about $4.99 for a yard.

JoAnn's usually sells solid fleece for about 7.99 and 8.99 a yard, but they also always have sales going. The printed fleece is upwards of 14.99 a yard.
I've been buying cheap blankets as well to use as liners/hammocks.
Hancock's fabrics had a sale going on they solid fleece a while back, I think it was 2.99 a yrad. They might still have the sale going.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: caleppert on January 21, 2009, 02:36:28 PM
Right now Hobby Lobby is selling their fleece for 30% off.  I just went out and picked some up.  Solids are normally 6.99 and prints 9.99 (without sale).  A yard of fabric can go a long way.

I don't speak for everyone, but even though my floors are covered in fleece, I still have a litter pan for the rats to go to the bathroom in.  You'll still need bedding/litter for that.  I use Yesterday's News with a layer of CareFresh on top.  I think YN absorbs smells better, but the rats are more likely to flip it around everywhere without the layer of CF.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 21, 2009, 03:23:15 PM
Right now Hobby Lobby is selling their fleece for 30% off.  I just went out and picked some up.  Solids are normally 6.99 and prints 9.99 (without sale).  A yard of fabric can go a long way.

I don't speak for everyone, but even though my floors are covered in fleece, I still have a litter pan for the rats to go to the bathroom in.  You'll still need bedding/litter for that.  I use Yesterday's News with a layer of CareFresh on top.  I think YN absorbs smells better, but the rats are more likely to flip it around everywhere without the layer of CF.

I use a litter pan in mine as well. Not that it does much good. They poop in it, but I have a rat that stashes their litter (Yesterday's News) along with their poop :doh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on January 21, 2009, 04:30:24 PM
WalMart......$2 a yard for solid fleece.....maybe I'm just a cheapo, but 30% off isn't good when the original price is over $10 a yard.   :confused:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 21, 2009, 05:21:46 PM
I think I might just stick to carefresh... for now, at least. I've never had a problem with dust or mites. I freeze it before I use it and it keeps odors down pretty well.
I'll try fleece though, whenever a purple fleece blanket shows up at goodwill for $2.50, I'll try it out! I'll have to restrain myself from making it into a hammock though  :-\
Money is just one big pain in the butt problem. S=
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on January 21, 2009, 11:41:17 PM
WalMart......$2 a yard for solid fleece.....maybe I'm just a cheapo, but 30% off isn't good when the original price is over $10 a yard.   :confused:

You aren't a cheapo, believe me I do the same thing. I only buy fleece when it's on sale (more than 30%).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 22, 2009, 12:38:31 AM
I managed to get baby wipes and wiffle balls for Penny, but nothing else... Mom came too.
I didn't get a chance to look at fleece blankets or anything :( she already thought I was weird for buying baby wipes and wiffle balls for a rat with my own money. She would have told me to save my money for something I REALLY want.  :doh:

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Animummy on January 22, 2009, 03:03:52 PM
Although my rattie cage isn't as great as all of yours but I've just added some toys that I made for them as well as the two I bought.
However, we just got good news. We have a huge cabinet thats coming our way soon and so we are converting it into a rat house. I love looking at all the pictures of your cages. Giving me loads of ideas on what to do with the cage when we get it!

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q66/sannebun/100_2642.jpg)

Oh and incase you was wondering... yes the girls are in there, Annabell is in the vianeta box and Elizabeth is under the wood arch. They had enough exploring and went to bed :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on January 22, 2009, 05:57:48 PM
Do I see a tiny chair in there?? :shocked2: That's so cool!!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on January 22, 2009, 08:44:41 PM
Alright here are some updated pics of my cage this week:

Top:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/3218509371_e891483013.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3219360218_02bab101c5.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3469/3219360256_5706d7619d.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/3219360292_63fb6be2aa.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3378/3218509499_32c18e4e18.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/3218509615_883e890f9a.jpg)

And i had to share this freaky pic of Rosalie; she rushed the camera when i was taking a pic of her and her eye looks kinda scary, but cool
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3218509643_ce92648820.jpg)

I currently have this set up and a pink set up but i think i am gonna make a dark blue/green/orange set up to make 3, just depends on if i feel like sewing more hammies  :cheeky:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lorlz on January 23, 2009, 01:02:33 AM
Oh my gosh, Lauren_22, that is an AWESOME picture! You must have very lucky timing. Your cage is pretty darn cool, too, I love your Nemo fish! :D Mine's not quite as fancy, but I'm working on it.

Top:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/Lorlz/DSC02022.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/Lorlz/DSC02030.jpg)

The whole thing:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/Lorlz/DSC02032.jpg)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Animummy on January 23, 2009, 04:11:10 AM
Do I see a tiny chair in there?? :shocked2: That's so cool!!
Hehe yes you did :D I got it from a charity shop yesterday. They had a table to go with it but I thought that would be pushing it a bit  :BlueDumboSmile: I tried getting a pic of Annabell sitting in it (of her own free will) but my camera is slow so by the time the picture took she was off it. I'll keep trying though.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on January 23, 2009, 11:06:34 AM
Animummy, are you planning on getting a larger cage soon?  I don't think the one you have is large enough for two rats, though it is cute and all.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: arumberg on January 23, 2009, 11:24:03 AM
Scubbs:

However, we just got good news. We have a huge cabinet thats coming our way soon and so we are converting it into a rat house. I love looking at all the pictures of your cages. Giving me loads of ideas on what to do with the cage when we get it!

 :rattysmiley:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on January 23, 2009, 11:25:41 AM
I'm so glad one of my worst habits isn't skimming!  ::)  Thanks, arumberg  ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Animummy on January 23, 2009, 02:26:59 PM
hehe it's ok scubbs. I'm terrible at doign that too and then people say but I said.... hehe... oops!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: ⚡⚡DrachenDame⚡⚡ on January 25, 2009, 01:05:09 AM
Here's some pics of my new CN! I don't have much in there right now, because I'm poor LOL

Here's the cage the first night
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01255.jpg)


This is what it looks like now.
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01257.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01256.jpg)

Here Are some Pics of My girls.

Lilith
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01262.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01254.jpg)

Lenore
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01264.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01253.jpg)

Lola
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01258.jpg)

Lacey
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01246.jpg)



Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: tristan on January 26, 2009, 03:46:46 PM
Top:
(http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww347/stinkypinktaco/IMG_0685.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww347/stinkypinktaco/IMG_0683.jpg)

Whole thing:
(http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww347/stinkypinktaco/IMG_0687.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: tysetsu on January 28, 2009, 03:05:30 AM
I reaaaaallyyyyyyy like CNs even though I've been looking into Martins for longer. It looks so much easier to clean with more floor space. The only thing I likd about the Martins more is that the had more levels for climbing and exploring, but I could just add another balcony to the CN somehow...has anyone done this? Petsmart sells birdcage add on levels. I mean they'd be much smaller than the CNs level, but they're cheap and would work. I've heard of peple using other stuff too. Anyone?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on January 28, 2009, 04:56:49 AM
Had to split mine due to some unexpected new residence thanks to my weak hearted hubby....but I love him that way.   ;D

Top half with the two new little PEW ladies...and they USE the wheel unlike my downstairs ladies.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/027.jpg)

Downstairs...3 ladies live here.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/031.jpg)

Occupants...

Chloe
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/015.jpg)

Button
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/029.jpg)

Nibbler AKA Jail Bot (Named after the ruthless Robot in an Adult Swim cartoon)  Cute, yes...but don't get too close!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/030.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on January 28, 2009, 08:07:17 PM
Spice, Leah, Tansy, and Lyra's CN  :)...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3364/3234742351_bdb62f4b90.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3235591980_e95e2b8e0c.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/3234743243_df4066083b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3235592802_08ba16b087.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3234744051_38ba75e3d4.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on January 28, 2009, 08:14:29 PM
I love your cage undergunfire! It looks so cozy; is that one of the heart bowls you got from Target, definitely have to go get some now that i see how nice they are! where do you get your towels from? I can't ever find bright colors; I want to find some really bright orange ones!

Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on January 28, 2009, 08:16:56 PM
I love your cage undergunfire! It looks so cozy; is that one of the heart bowls you got from Target, definitely have to go get some now that i see how nice they are! where do you get your towels from? I can't ever find bright colors; I want to find some

really bright orange ones!

Lauren

I just posted a picture of the heart shaped bowl in my Target thread  :P. I got those towels from Walmart on Black Friday for $3 each. I can't seem to come across pastel yellow or the pink anymore. I think they just ordered in other colors for BF. You can get awesome towels at Target on sale sometimes for $4 each...bright pink, teal, green, ect.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Tane on January 31, 2009, 01:24:20 AM
Ok so im not exactly posting my boys cage here but thought i be a bit different and post their "downtown" area i made for them.
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x111/Tanequel/My%20Ratties/DSCF0566.jpg)
Hoodini underneath the pagola
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x111/Tanequel/My%20Ratties/DSCF0561.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x111/Tanequel/My%20Ratties/DSCF0562.jpg)
Thats one of my boys, Hoodini
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x111/Tanequel/My%20Ratties/DSCF0563.jpg)
and this is Mouse (closest) and Hoodini enjoying some good 5 star baby mush hehe
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: baschlais on January 31, 2009, 11:42:56 AM
First time I'm posting pics of my CN (love it!!)...   :D

(They love the toilet paper hanger)

Top:
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo1/baschlais/Cagetop1.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo1/baschlais/Cagebottom1.jpg)

Full Cage:
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo1/baschlais/Fullcage.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on January 31, 2009, 01:37:23 PM
^^^You have so many neat ideas for accessories in your cage! That is so neat. Do you mind if I ask about that super long tube on your top half? Is it something that you made, or bought from someone?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on January 31, 2009, 03:15:44 PM
baschlais  I love how your ratties stuffed the cube FULL of toilet papper, how cute   Can they even get in their now :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on January 31, 2009, 03:36:51 PM
This thread makes me want a CN very badly!!!

The SO just bought a lot of unnecessary and expensive airsoft supplies which means I think I'm entitled to a CN...

I'm just having trouble deciding whether I should get the one level or two level!!  I'm sure the one level would be more than enough for my four girls, but.....two levels would be much more fun to decorate :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on January 31, 2009, 03:46:44 PM
You can't add on later so, personally if you have the extra money and you have the room I'd go with the 2 level.  I bought the 2 level for my 6 girls (7 girls if I can successfully intergrate one of them) and I just yesterday got another 2 level CN for my 4 boy's(used the 20% coupon I received, nice discount).  I love them.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: baschlais on January 31, 2009, 10:02:32 PM
Schrute:  Isn't the fleece tube fun?  It was made by Wonderrodent and is incredibly well made.  The extra holes in the sides make it easier to go hunting for sleeping ratties...  I've had it for about a year and it has worn and laundered extremely well.  Her items are great!  I must admit, the girls rarely use the bird toys on the top half (the ladder with chews and small blocks that is stretched horizontally and the hanging colorful wooden toy).  The terracotta pot was a bust, too.  Even the hanging roll-around ball is totally ignored.  They seemed like such good ideas!  Oh, well...  I should just give them away on the forum.  Maybe someone else's ratters will enjoy them.

Andie:  Isn't the toilet paper a riot?  I've seen them climb into the cube, then pull the paper in after themselves.  It's a wonder they fit in there at all...   ::)

Does anyone have suggestions for something that could be used as another half-shelf?  I have a lot of wasted space in the lower level and I think another shelf would be nice (over the wheel).  What have you all used or tried?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on February 01, 2009, 01:45:21 AM
I just picked up these 2 wire letter trays at a garage sale this morning on my way to work for $1.00.  I figure I could cover them with fleece liners or something.  Now I just need to get someone here to help me zip tie them on.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on February 01, 2009, 02:36:04 AM
Bachlais- I LOVE the toilet paper hanger! I MUST try that! Penny's definitely the type that would loooove to unroll a whole roll of T.P. and use it as bedding  :cheeky:

And I was glad to notice that the bottom of each level was made of the same wiring as the top of the CN - you can hang hammocks just as easily!
I decided I wanted a FN142 (which changed to a CN161) in September. I promised myself I'd make money. And here I am, it's March, and I have four dollars in change.  :doh: I really suck at stuff like that...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Madmartigan on February 01, 2009, 10:48:59 AM
And here I am, it's March, and I have four dollars in change.  :doh: I really suck at stuff like that...

March!!!!! LoL did I sleep through February! ?  J/k Pennytherat that's what happens when we get posting in the middle of the night  :cheeky:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kaida on February 01, 2009, 12:20:29 PM
Oh wow!!! I want a CN. I've never heard of one before I joined here today. They are soo big and awesome, and all you're set ups are soo cool. I'm definitely going to start putting more stuff in mine. Im going to make a hammock tonight I think. And line a box with something for them.

But I don't get it, why do you all use felt (it is felt right?) and fleece on the floor and platforms?

 Ive never seen anyone do that before today! I thought everyone just used bedding... Don't they just pee on the fleece floor though and make it smell really bad? I have my rats in my room so I'd have to clean them out every 3 days probably if I had fabric covering things... I suppose you have two covers and then you swap them everytime you clean the cage?

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on February 01, 2009, 12:31:50 PM
The fleece is used because there is no way to use bedding in a FN/CN unless you buy specially made deep pans. :) It's easy to clean, also. Just do some daily maintenance (removing food/poops/etc) and then wash and change out the fleece when needed. I don't know if anyone actually uses felt... most people use fleece or flannel, or some people even use rugs/towels. You have to be careful with these, however, because sometimes they might have holes and the rats' toes could get caught.

I used to buy specially made covers until I realized that it's really not worth $50 for them to just chew everything up. Now I just buy lots of fleece and use binder clips to keep the fleece down. Most people either buy custom made pan/shelf liners or just buy fleece and make-shift their own. ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kaida on February 01, 2009, 12:41:15 PM
Wow that's awesome. I think I might do that for my platforms anyway. I like it. But I have a deep enough base.

I couldn't tell if it was fleece or felt from the pictures, but I guess its fleece. They kind of have the same properties anyway.

Oooh I think I'll have fun tonight! Ive got two fleece blankets I dont use, and I wont use anymore as it's getting to be spring, so I can cut them up and sew a few things together to make some hammocks. Yay!. After I've done my homework I think. *sigh*
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 01, 2009, 01:44:28 PM
Ok here is my new setup for this week! I made an entirely new set yesterday, and i finally figured out how to use grommets so now it is much easier to hang hammies. I also am using towels for the first time to line the pans. Just want to see if they work as well and if they get chewed less because i usually use fleece.

Well here are the pics:

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3245018770_3470e25a4b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/3245018856_f7e14b2acb.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3245018806_fa93f6f2e6.jpg)
One GIANT standard hammie
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/3244191119_4fc613d856.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/3245019024_eeffe29459.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/3245019064_235a83b328.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3244191297_188a3ca801.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3368/3245019136_7c95e366a4.jpg)

Whole cage
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3420/3244191159_8b283c2193.jpg) :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kaida on February 01, 2009, 02:04:53 PM
Wow you're cage is awesome! I love the green and pink hammie next to Nemo. Im going to try and make one of those tonight! You're rat looks very cute in their green box :)

Hey, what are grommets?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 01, 2009, 02:30:14 PM
Thanks! Grommets are the little metal holes that are in the corners of the hammies. In the 4th pic down in my pics you can see them on the standard hammock and on the tube in the backround.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: dani. on February 01, 2009, 02:34:55 PM
 :( I ned one of these cages soooooo bad, but with myself trying to save up for college, I'm not sure it's in the budget :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kaida on February 01, 2009, 02:52:49 PM
Oh I see the grommets now! I think I'll need something like that to make my hammock. Hmm...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on February 01, 2009, 03:50:19 PM
Oooh I love how bright everything is! And I'm in love with that mushroom fabric. I've never seen any like that, it's really cool!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on February 01, 2009, 03:51:58 PM
I've been meaning to get some of that mushroom fabric.  It's so different!  I love anything retro-ish  :D  Your cage looks adorable, Lauren!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 01, 2009, 03:54:19 PM
Thanks! I love that fabric! It has so many colors in it and it does have a vintage look to it!

ETA: Schrute, i got the fabric at Jo-Ann's if you were wondering. Its cotton and was only $4.69 a yard, which is pretty good compared to their other cottons.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: baschlais on February 01, 2009, 05:39:27 PM
Such fun sewing and decorating ideas everyone has!  My mother just donated her old sewing machine, so I'm going to give it a whirl this week.  As a complete arts-and-crafts idiot, it should be a pretty wild ride...  Thankfully, the rats are mild critics.   :P  Thanks all for sharing pics of your beautiful set ups!

Kaida, also consider cotton flannel on top of fleece.  The top layer of flannel is more absorbent, but the bottom layer of fleece gives added soft cushion for lil' rattie footers.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on February 01, 2009, 07:18:45 PM
Lauren_22 - Where did you get that plastic basket with holes in it? I can't find it at walmart D:
I just got back from an amazing shopping trip. I found rawhide chews (which Penny was intent on stashing instead of chewing :P), and new PJs, which means I can cut up my old ones for a cute hammockS! I also got some of those little balls with bells in them. $0.79! Gotta love walmart!
OOH OOH! I forgot! I'm excited - I hope my dad doesn't see this- but my Mom is giving dad a sowing machine for his birthday! We found one at goodwill a few weeks ago, and he almost bought it, but I convinced him otherwise. The next day, I told Mom and she bought it for him! Dad's really hard to get presents for (he never makes it completely clear what he wants), so Mom always pounces on stuff he really wants.
Did I mention he hardly sows? The last time I saw him sewing something was when he stitched up a hole in a sock. He's never needed a machine for anything. Which means it's probably going to sit in our garage... free for my usage!  :D On March 11th, I will no longer have to hand stitch anything!  :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 01, 2009, 07:28:08 PM
I got the little green basket at the Dollar Tree  :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on February 01, 2009, 07:37:02 PM
No way! Dollar tree? I was expecting target for like, $5.00!  :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 01, 2009, 08:22:58 PM
Nope, the Dollar Tree has tons of little baskets, and all of them are brightly colored. This particular basket came in purple, lime green, yellow, and sky blue. I bought a purple and lime green, but i will probably go back and get the other two colors. They also sell nice hard placemats, that i use under my food dishes. You can see the red one in my cage pics, but i also have a blue, and purple one.
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 01, 2009, 09:04:34 PM
Ooooh, I'm definitely going to Dollar Tree!! =D
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Post by: unword on February 02, 2009, 12:22:32 AM
I would love to get a single level CN, but I want a deep pan for bedding.  Something at least 3" tall to keep litter inside the cage.  Is there a place to buy these or does a person have to make one?  I dont know how Id even begin that!  I wonder if martin's would sell a pan to fit...

My two girls are in a petco rat maner at the momment but they are just babies.
http://www.petco.com/product/106171/PETCO-Rat-Manor-Habitat.aspx
Its a nice cage and all, but eh.  Id like a CN.
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Post by: Lauren_22 on February 02, 2009, 12:27:58 AM
Here is a link that talked about deep pans
http://www.goosemoose.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,118/forum,rat/topic,4050016.0

There is a company that makes the deep pans for CN/FN, i think it is called BASS or something.
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Post by: unword on February 02, 2009, 12:56:12 AM
Here is a link that talked about deep pans
http://www.goosemoose.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,118/forum,rat/topic,4050016.0

There is a company that makes the deep pans for CN/FN, i think it is called BASS or something.

Looks like you have to paint them though?

Has anyone tried to use a 24" x 36 " x 2.5" Dura Tray (PAN-218) from martins?
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 02, 2009, 06:19:50 AM
I think that the doors will not close.  I have a 24x36 pan and it fit in the cage, but the doors wouldn't close.
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Post by: Arda on February 02, 2009, 06:41:48 AM
Also a 3" pan from Bass is an additional $6.00.  It is a special order. 
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 03, 2009, 03:50:04 PM
Cleaned the cage today.  New pics!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/P1000803.jpg)
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Post by: Amaya on February 03, 2009, 05:11:01 PM
@baschlais: Where did you find the purple bowl with the pink rat/mouse on it?
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Post by: Scubbs on February 03, 2009, 05:25:03 PM
Amaya - that bowl is from MRR.  I'm not sure if there are any still available.  I have two also  :D
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Post by: andie3131 on February 03, 2009, 06:16:33 PM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/P1000803.jpg)

I have that bowl....gatta love Dollar Tree :)
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Post by: Amaya on February 03, 2009, 07:26:47 PM
Thank you Chelsey. They do not have it any more, but they have a few other food bowls I like quite a bit. :)
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 03, 2009, 08:03:45 PM
Definately LOVE the Dollar Tree! :P
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Post by: misslasagna on February 03, 2009, 09:37:44 PM
I NEED one of these...!  :-[ They're just so massive...I don't have the space! Or the money for one...they're on sale right now..but 200 something is a lot of money for the cage...! They're SO FUN!

Do the rats that live in those HAVE to be litter trained? I could NEVER get my rats to poop in one spot. They'll have nothing to do with it, they just poop on absolutely everything and favor peeing from the top down onto their roommates.  ::)
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on February 04, 2009, 12:14:13 AM
Just finished cleaning the cage. It has a very Valentines kinda feel going this week. I think my boy Teddy literally had this reaction when he saw it  :eek:  :o . My mom said it looked like a bordello   :puppy_dog_eyes: (maybe the playboy fabric).


(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3940.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3941.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3942.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_3957.jpg)
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Post by: JTO_ on February 04, 2009, 12:17:19 AM
What happened to the elephant?!   :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 04, 2009, 12:23:55 AM
I need to stock up on valentine's stuff! I think (hope) I can scrounge together enough fabric for a pink/red hammock...  ???
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on February 04, 2009, 12:29:05 AM
What happened to the elephant?!   :yelcutelaugh:


Hmmmm, how hard do you really have to guess :icon_scratch:

You should see the inside.....
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Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on February 04, 2009, 05:32:02 PM
HA!! That poor elephant!

The cage looks great though... I'm sure Teddy has adjusted.
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Post by: caleppert on February 04, 2009, 08:49:15 PM
I thought that was a pink turtle when I first looked at it and thought to myself, "Where did she get that one?"

Dumb point for me...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on February 04, 2009, 11:12:26 PM
HA!! That poor elephant!

The cage looks great though... I'm sure Teddy has adjusted.

Thanks! How is your little guy doing by the way?
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 05, 2009, 01:24:27 AM
I finally sucked it up and started slowly hand stitching a valentine's hammock :P It's wine colored fleece on one side and red on the other. I also managed to stitch a nice purple heart on the fleece side and stuff it (it's pretty awesome!). I have virtually NO pink ANYTHING in my room... I hate pink!
I managed to make her cage look as valentine-y as possible, I laid out some of the wine colored fleece on the bottom of the main level, and scattered pink paper hearts all over... It's mostly purple/red/pink in there, I managed fairly well. With the hammock it'll look better :)
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Post by: baschlais on February 05, 2009, 09:04:26 AM
I firmly believe part of the joy of rats is having that "doll house" cage to decorate, clean, and fuss over.  It's creative, low stress, and fun.  Even if I'm running like crazy on a busy day and just rush through the cleaning, I still feel a sense of satisfaction when the job is done and the girls have a clean environment to enjoy.  I love my doll house!   :D
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 05, 2009, 02:27:31 PM
A doll house? That sounds cool! Like, as their actual cage? Wow!  :poke: Pictures? :P
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Post by: Amaya on February 05, 2009, 03:00:18 PM
I think baschlais meant that the FN/CN is like a dollhouse because it's so fun to rearrange things and decorate for our rats aka "dolls"

I did have a huge dollhouse that I picked up at Goodwill and was going to make it into a cage or enclosed play area for my hamster but it didn't work out, it was wooden and would have soaked up urine and we couldn't find a waterproof paint or sealer that was non-toxic, water based, etc. The idea though, if we had been able to find a safe paint/sealer, was to use plexiglass with lots of breathing holes drilled into it to close up the main opening in the doll house and the windows. It would have had terrible ventilation and I'm sure the wood would have been quickly chewed through, so the idea was dropped though we could have probably found a safe sealer eventually. It was a cute idea, but not really functional.
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Post by: baschlais on February 06, 2009, 09:10:22 AM
LOL - I'm sorry, Penny - no doll house cage!  That would be pretty funny.  I'm sorry that I wasn't very clear in my last post...  I just see the girls' cage as a doll house; something for me to play with.  Of course, the "dolls" tend to poop on everything...    ::)   It's just a CN and my imagination.
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 06, 2009, 04:04:44 PM
Lol, that would be a very sleepy Grace at 3 AM ::)
That WOULD be interesting. When we had hamsters, we actually let them run around in an old dollhouse. They were only in there an hour a week before they ruined it with pee and chewing!
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Post by: HelloKatie on February 08, 2009, 10:29:38 AM
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s147/TCLJ/rats%201-30/1-27-09/1-27-09058.jpg)
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Post by: Schrute on February 08, 2009, 10:32:29 AM
I love all of that pink, and I really, really like that floral with green background fabric for the hammocks! That is the cutest fabric ever, and matches so well with everything!
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Post by: baschlais on February 08, 2009, 11:54:48 AM
I love the barn on top of your cage, HelloKatie!  Do your fuzzers enjoy playing with it?  I would love to find some FisherPrice buildings for the ratties, but they seem to get snatched up at yard sales quickly.  Very fun!
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Post by: coeurfragile on February 08, 2009, 11:58:16 AM
Hooray! I'm buying the girls a two level CN with my tax return...and maybe some Dearpie hammocks..and a Star Dome Home...and some Chelsey's Cozies..and.....

Question: When making liners, do you usually use one layer of fleece or two sewn together?
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Post by: andie3131 on February 08, 2009, 12:09:04 PM
I was just cutting the fleece to go over and under the pans, but my rats ex specially the girls would chew the corners alot.  I bought a sewing machine and started sewing the liners.  I use fleece and flannel or fleece and cotton and they seem to chew it way less.  Don't get me wrong there are a few tiny spots they chew but not bad at all.
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Post by: ⚡⚡DrachenDame⚡⚡ on February 08, 2009, 04:48:37 PM
My newly-decorated CN

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/jbwise/DSC01370.jpg)
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Post by: baschlais on February 08, 2009, 09:35:25 PM
What pretty fabric, Drache!  And I love that proud little face sticking out of the hammock - "Dis AWL mine!!  Yus.  Mine."
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Post by: cerulean.blue on February 08, 2009, 09:46:00 PM
 :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: I get to order mine tomorrow!! FINALLY!! I'm so excited!  :wav:
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 08, 2009, 09:48:57 PM
Me toooooooooo!!!! Tomorrow's the day!!!
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Post by: Amaya on February 09, 2009, 11:03:13 AM
Drache, is that large green litterbox the bottom to a smaller cage?

My CN is supposed to be delivered today!   :hyper:

Update: The 162 has been delivered but I am at work right now and it is at my practically father-in-law's house since I live in an apartment and didn't want it left at the door. My boyfriend is finding out now if his brother or cousin wouldn't mind helping get it up the three sets of stairs. UPS says it is 111lbs.  :o
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 09, 2009, 08:04:00 PM
It shouldn't be harder than dragging a body up the stairs ;)
The 162 weighs as much as me!  :o
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Post by: arumberg on February 09, 2009, 08:09:43 PM
It shouldn't be harder than dragging a body up the stairs ;)
The 162 weighs as much as me!  :o

And you're familiar with dragging bodies up the stairs?  :-\    :P
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 09, 2009, 08:23:02 PM
Hehehe, maybe an unconscious robber or two. xD Just kidding. Although, I did drag my bored friend up a set of stairs once. That would be the one that wasn't used to staying up past 3 AM.
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Post by: Amaya on February 10, 2009, 01:41:48 AM
Lol. My boyfriend and his cousin got it up the stairs while I was at work.  ;D I've already posted this on the FN thread but I thought I'd post here too. :) The box looked terrible, it has several huge holes, but the cage is in great shape. Only the top half is decorated right now. I'm going to decorate the bottom half sometime between tomorrow and this weekend, I always have a bunch of fleece that I need to sew into hammocks.

So here's the top half of my new cage. :)  (the spot where the stairs are clipped up is now covered with a folded up piece of fleece they're sleeping on)

Closed
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j127/Araelyn/DSC00049.jpg)

Open
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j127/Araelyn/DSC00051.jpg)

And a pic of Crystal and Suzie Snowflake sharing the water bottle. :)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j127/Araelyn/DSC00054.jpg)
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Post by: Heatherama on February 10, 2009, 04:06:04 AM
2 new ladies are on the top.  The little PEWs that my hubby thought might be pregnant and didn't want to leave them in the feeder tank.  He's got a big heart, what can I say.   :heart:  On bottom are our 3 bigger ladies.  I did a little intro today, but our Jail Bot (we call her that because she very much resembles a vicious robot that keeps track of the jail on an Adult Swim cartoon called SuperJail!) well, she was pretty overwhelmed with it all.  Things were fine while they were in the tub, but when we put them in the newly cleaned and decorated cage and they started to dry off, Jail Bot got really aggressive.  I'll try again in a couple days.  It wasn't TOO bad, I do tend to overreact when they fight.  I just want to take it slow.

Whole thing...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/014.jpg)

PEW Paradise
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/016.jpg)

Jail Bot and her minions' realm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/015-1.jpg)

And for anyone wondering how the heck I got corner hammocks in a CN...zip ties!   :wink5:  I put a zip tie around the end of the cage and just put the clip onto that instead of a bar.  If you've tried to put a corner hammock in one of these, you know it's impossible without some rigging.
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 10, 2009, 04:14:28 AM
I see you found those baby teething rings too, Heather!  :wink5:
Penny likes to balance on them. It's fun to watch her rock back and forth trying to stay on xD
I finally have a babysitting job soon! Maybe I can get some more wiffle balls.
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Post by: Heatherama on February 10, 2009, 04:32:13 AM
If it's cheap, and it'll be a decent rat toy...I've got it!
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Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on February 10, 2009, 11:07:45 AM
And for anyone wondering how the heck I got corner hammocks in a CN...zip ties!   :wink5:  I put a zip tie around the end of the cage and just put the clip onto that instead of a bar.  If you've tried to put a corner hammock in one of these, you know it's impossible without some rigging.

It's so simple! I can't believe I didn't figure that out. My corner hammocks have been in retirement since the CN came.

Heather, I have the same thing going on right now with my own "Jail Bot". What is working well is opening the divider between the top and bottom of the CN and letting them all explore for an hour or so a day. I just sit next to the cage and referee. I really want them all to have full run of the entire cage eventually. Good luck to you!

Christy
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Post by: Pot Pie on February 10, 2009, 11:58:16 AM
Whee! I ordered my CN last week, and it's already shipped and will be here tomorrow  :hyper:
Now it's just time to go max out my credit card on fleece and such!
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Post by: cerulean.blue on February 10, 2009, 12:49:33 PM
I FINALLY ordered my CN yesterday! I can't wait for it to get here! I ordered a new cage set, and I'll also be busy at my own little sewing machine making things for it (of course, they won't look as nice as the cage sets I order, but they work). I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I'll come super fast (like this week)!  :hyper:


And for anyone wondering how the heck I got corner hammocks in a CN...zip ties!   :wink5:  I put a zip tie around the end of the cage and just put the clip onto that instead of a bar.  If you've tried to put a corner hammock in one of these, you know it's impossible without some rigging.

I do that all the time with my current cage. A lot of decorations need a little rigging in it.
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on February 10, 2009, 02:41:15 PM
And for anyone wondering how the heck I got corner hammocks in a CN...zip ties!   :wink5:  I put a zip tie around the end of the cage and just put the clip onto that instead of a bar.  If you've tried to put a corner hammock in one of these, you know it's impossible without some rigging.

It's so simple! I can't believe I didn't figure that out. My corner hammocks have been in retirement since the CN came.

Heather, I have the same thing going on right now with my own "Jail Bot". What is working well is opening the divider between the top and bottom of the CN and letting them all explore for an hour or so a day. I just sit next to the cage and referee. I really want them all to have full run of the entire cage eventually. Good luck to you!

Christy

I'm still doing intros with my new guy too. It's not that anyone is picking on him, it's that he is the biggest cry baby. Anyone even tries to groom him he starts squeaking like he's being killed (then he runs over to mommy for protection ::) )
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Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on February 10, 2009, 03:26:20 PM
I'm still doing intros with my new guy too. It's not that anyone is picking on him, it's that he is the biggest cry baby. Anyone even tries to groom him he starts squeaking like he's being killed (then he runs over to mommy for protection ::) )

Howl is a cry baby?? LOL no way!  I'll have to message you... I actually took Loki's brother and two sisters!  Lots of intros.
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 10, 2009, 03:56:15 PM
cerulean blue - I just ordered mine yesterday too! I keep checking my order status, it's expected to ship today or tomorrow......*drums fingers impatiently*

I ordered from allpetfurniture - anyone know if it comes from them or Midwest warehouse? Cuz if I'm remembering correctly, it comes from Midwest and I think their warehouse is in IN, which means if it really ships tomorrow, then I COULD have it by Friday, I'm just over in IL!!!!!

I'm DYING to go get come fleece, I don't know if what I have now will fit. Maybe I'll just go pick up some sale fabric to make a whole set of hammocks and stuff to deck it out when it arrives to keep me busy while waiting.

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Post by: andie3131 on February 12, 2009, 12:50:50 AM
Ok here is my Valentines day cage.  It took me longer to make everything than I thought but I am new at this sewing thing.
Ok top of girls Thhe clamshell one was my HOTM from MMR
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/P2090031.jpg)
Bottom
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/P2090027.jpg)
Whole cage
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/P2090030.jpg)
The Boys cage
Top
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/P2100053.jpg)
Bottom
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/P2100042.jpg)
The whole cage
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/P2100064.jpg)
The girls were so excited so just because
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/P2100066.jpg)(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/autumn_icemaiden/fur%20babies2/P2100068.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 12, 2009, 12:56:09 AM
LOL!
I love how in your fourth picture, there are a pair of little rat feet coming out from under the 'one kiss' plush heart. :P
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Post by: Scubbs on February 12, 2009, 12:58:01 AM
LOL, I didn't even see that when I looked at the pictures the first time - that is hilarious!  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: andie3131 on February 12, 2009, 12:59:38 AM
Ha, I didn't even notice that!  It's a walking heart.  How cute.
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Post by: della luna on February 12, 2009, 07:23:30 AM
Haha, I noticed that too!  At first I was like, "Is that heart standing up?" XD  Then I noticed that the feet were definitely not plush!

And I totally saw that heart bowl at Micheals the other day!  Is it bad when I wanted the bowl SOOOOO much, because I thought it would be the perfect rattie bowl... and I don't even have rats?
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 12, 2009, 07:50:15 AM
Love the Valentine's set up!

My CN comes TODAY!!!!!!!

Today is cage cleaning day, so now I have to decide whether to put their pink valentine-y stuff in their current cage, or the CN! Can you move them into a new cage immediately? Or is that too stressful?
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 12, 2009, 08:20:57 AM
I moved mine in as soon as it was ready!  They loved it!  New pics today! (Actually from a couple days ago but server was down :()

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/newmom338.jpg)
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 12, 2009, 08:39:00 AM
Quote
I moved mine in as soon as it was ready! 

I was hoping someone would say that!!!!

Off to get all my other stuff done for the day so I can attempt to put it together when it arrives! I think a trip to the fabric & dollar store might be in order to celebrate as well!


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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 12, 2009, 08:56:29 AM
I put it together myself also.  Not hard at all as long as it comes in not broken or bent.  I had to bend open one little bar.
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Post by: andie3131 on February 12, 2009, 12:36:05 PM
I am hoping it doesn't make anyone uncomfortable when I mention this(I don't normally think anything about it and I make jokes sometimes ex specially if it is a perfect situation for it)  Anyway The first one I needed a bit of help from my son, but the second one was in better shape and I put it together myself and I only have one arm.  So I think it's pretty darn easy for someone to put together.
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 12, 2009, 01:32:38 PM
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I put it together myself and I only have one arm

Dang, now I'm going to look REALLY bad if I don't put it together myself  ;)


Still waiting for UPS......I know the drivers wife, I'm about to call her & tell him to get his butt over here!!
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 12, 2009, 05:11:40 PM
It came! It came!

And with the help of a 4 1/2yr old we put it together! One door is a little out of alignment and I did need a hammer, but other than that it was no problem, no damage.

Finished!
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dc33b3127ccec60cba6a5b3400000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/)

Top
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dc33b3127ccec60c92625b2800000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Bottom
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dc33b3127ccec60c45011bb800000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Moved into the office, rats added!
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dc33b3127ccec60cb8dadab500000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)


Pie is either thanking a higher power or thinking "Geez ma, why didn't you get this cage to begin with??" (this is my 3rd cage in 6 months  :yelcutelaugh: )
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dc33b3127ccec60cc0a15bc200000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
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Post by: cerulean.blue on February 12, 2009, 05:16:00 PM
Wow, it looks great!! Hopefully, I'll be able to get mine into my room that quick... though I doubt it. I'm going to have to move a shelf, my current cage, the stand for my current cage, and clean up some.  :BlueDumboBigEyes:

I ordered mine from Ferret.com because they were having a 10% off sale, and I haven't gotten a shipping notice yet. It's supposed to ship directly from Midwest too. *goes to Ferret.com to check order status*

Edit: Woot! It made it to Jax, so if UPS is still delivering today, I might still get it!  :BlueDumboSmile: Either that, or tomorrow! Grr, and I have an exam tomorrow so I'm gonna be at school til 6 pm, instead of noon like usual.
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 12, 2009, 05:23:56 PM
I was thinking of you & hoping yours would come today too! Well, even if you have to wait til after 6pm tomorrow, it's SO worth the wait.

Um, and I still have some re-arranging to do in the office - the old cage still needs to be cleaned and moved into the garage, hopefully before Bob gets home  ;)

I had all this morning waiting, so I pulled out the old cage, vacuumed & cleaned real good in that spot, organized, etc.

But now I'm having too much fun watching them run around having fun I don't wanna clean the old cage!!
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Post by: vintagerat on February 12, 2009, 05:26:06 PM
Here in the clean CN! I need to sew up more hammocks for my crew, they get the same hammocks like every time  :yelcutelaugh:.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3322/3273462052_2b89f2aa86_o.jpg)
 


HEY....YOU LIKES MY CN  :hyper:?!?!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3365/3272643649_dc3b995c21_o.jpg)
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Post by: Emymoo on February 12, 2009, 05:53:06 PM
Amy, your cage is awesome! You use the space so well :)


Gah I'd post mine but currently the camera cord is MIA  :P
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Post by: Punkygirl0101 on February 12, 2009, 06:06:49 PM
Wonderful cages everyone! I have an FN, but I am going to be getting a CN pretty soon for my two new gals.

Your cages are giving me ideas! :)
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Post by: coeurfragile on February 12, 2009, 06:13:28 PM
Geez, undergunfire, why didn't you use more space in there? It's sparsely furnished!    :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Schrute on February 12, 2009, 06:15:33 PM
undergunfire: I'm sorry if you've been asked this question a million times before, but what are you using in the lefthand corner as that extra little shelf, where did you get it, and how are you attaching it? Also, is the entire thing wire or does it have a solid bottom?
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Post by: Pennytherat on February 12, 2009, 06:20:45 PM
Undergunfire - don't you LOVE those cheap hanging jingly balls from walmart? 76 cents! Except they break easily xD I just cut the string that holds them together so I have separate jingly balls :)
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Post by: andie3131 on February 12, 2009, 07:42:31 PM
It came! It came!

And with the help of a 4 1/2yr old we put it together! One door is a little out of alignment and I did need a hammer, but other than that it was no problem, no damage.

Finished!

See I told ya it was easy, very cute 4 1/2yr old by the way.  Tell her good job and well done  ;)
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Post by: MaevePotter on February 12, 2009, 08:04:18 PM
I moved mine in as soon as it was ready!  They loved it!  New pics today! (Actually from a couple days ago but server was down :()

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/newmom338.jpg)

Oh yay! Those are the liners and matching hammock I made for you! :) I was just browsing this thread to help tip me over the edge to order my CN for the girls in my rescue tonight, and I think that did it! :) I hope you are enjoying them!
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 12, 2009, 08:24:42 PM
I do like them! Thanks.  The tray cover could have been about maybe an inch longer though.  I had to stretch it out a little and hold it with a binder clip to fit on.  I do love the pillowcase style though.  The others I have either clip on or tuck under, like this cover better!  They came out great though! Thanks again!!!!
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Post by: MaevePotter on February 12, 2009, 08:27:09 PM
Good I am glad you like them! Darn, I will definitely add another inch next time then. I held it up to my FN and it looked right. I wonder if the CN is just a touch bigger? Glad you like the style! :)
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Post by: vintagerat on February 12, 2009, 09:34:51 PM
undergunfire: I'm sorry if you've been asked this question a million times before, but what are you using in the lefthand corner as that extra little shelf, where did you get it, and how are you attaching it? Also, is the entire thing wire or does it have a solid bottom?

Thanks, guys  ;D! My girlies love their cage packed...it just gives them lots of things to check out  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:.


Schrute...the shelf thingy in the corner is this basket off of a deep fryer that I found at a thrift store. All the pieces were priced separately, so I picked up this "shelf" for like $1. I attached it with little black zip ties. The entire thing is wire, but I just lay down a piece of doubled-up fleece in there and it works well. I like it because the metal power coating matches the color of the CN. I wish I had more! I can be on the look out at thrift stores for another one for you, if you'd like! Actually, I might even consider letting it go to you once I buy another CN and attached it to this CN, like I plan. If I let it go, would you like it?
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Post by: andie3131 on February 12, 2009, 09:51:48 PM
I do love the pillowcase style though.  The others I have either clip on or tuck under, like this cover better! 

Thats a good idea I keep trying to find a way to keep the liners attached and the girls keep getting under them.  These last ones I made I used hooks, I didn't figure this out till I went to put the boys in but I used the zip ties I had and put them @ the bottom to hook the hooks on.  I didn't do this with the girls and the hooks slide all over.  A pillowcase would work too and maybe just put a brick @ the open end.
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Post by: riverrat247 on February 12, 2009, 10:09:16 PM
These are so freakin cool! I want one so bad now! I cant wait until we move so I can get ours!
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Post by: MaevePotter on February 12, 2009, 10:16:52 PM
I just ordered mine!!! EEEE... The rescue girls are going to be so excited! And mommy (me!) is so excited because this will very likely shave an hour off cleaning time! (No small thing when it takes 1hr 40 mins -2 and 1/2 hours to clean everyone! And that's not even including my kids!) The martins have been hell to clean during the winter without being able to hose them off!
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 13, 2009, 09:14:31 AM


Pie is either thanking a higher power or thinking "Geez ma, why didn't you get this cage to begin with??" (this is my 3rd cage in 6 months  :yelcutelaugh: )
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dc33b3127ccec60cc0a15bc200000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Sounds like me!  Think we followed about the same path of cages recently!
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 13, 2009, 09:20:27 AM
You're a bad good influence on me! Just don't get any more cages!!!

*thinking I really like the liners in julztoni's cage....hmmmmm*
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Post by: MaevePotter on February 13, 2009, 10:05:36 AM
You know where they came from ;)
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Post by: cerulean.blue on February 13, 2009, 04:01:54 PM
It's here, it's here, it's here!! Unfortunately, I'm still here @ school, so I can't even look at the box yet; I have to take my exam. :(
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Post by: cerulean.blue on February 13, 2009, 04:03:05 PM
Edit: Whoops, double post.
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Post by: neelia on February 14, 2009, 02:04:50 AM
You guys are KILLING me here. I SO should not spend money on one, but I want one so bad! I only have 2 girls, so it would be logical to get the single, but I feel like it'd be too low and that would bother me but I cannot justify spending $140 on the single, let alone $240 on the double! AH. Now... how to make some extra money... or get someone to buy it for me lol.
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Post by: kalijo on February 14, 2009, 12:46:25 PM
You guys are KILLING me here. I SO should not spend money on one, but I want one so bad! I only have 2 girls, so it would be logical to get the single, but I feel like it'd be too low and that would bother me but I cannot justify spending $140 on the single, let alone $240 on the double! AH. Now... how to make some extra money... or get someone to buy it for me lol.

I know how you feel! I almost had enough money to get one, but I took in some newborn puppies that some idiot 'breeder' was going to kill.... and all that money has been spent on puppy formula. I is broke. :BlueDumboBigEyes:
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Post by: cerulean.blue on February 14, 2009, 05:44:10 PM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/newmom338.jpg)

What's that orange cube thing on the shelf?

Ahhh, I love seeing all of you guys' cage pics. I feel like my CN is going to be really bare when I first get it set up. I better get to sewing! Mine should be set up by Tuesday... I hope. I've got to finish cleaning my room, and take down a shelf that's attached to the wall way better than I thought it was. lol
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 14, 2009, 08:38:47 PM
I got that orange thing at a second hands kids store.  It had the link toys attached to it and they fit inside it.  The blue door on the side opens and closes.  It is a little small but they still squeeze inside it to sleep!  It matches my orange stuff so I loved it!
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Post by: Schrute on February 15, 2009, 01:37:12 PM
My CN right now (top and bottom, respectively... sorry about the lighting):

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/newfncn001.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/newfncn002.jpg)
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Post by: Eugooglizer on February 15, 2009, 01:40:46 PM
Schrute, I  :heart: all the hammies!  Patterns are too cute.
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Post by: Schrute on February 15, 2009, 01:46:37 PM
All hammocks in both my CN and FN are from the hammock makers here. :)
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Post by: Trouble on February 16, 2009, 09:26:26 AM
I love how you have that blur in the first picture as somebody is zooming along.
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Post by: Schrute on February 16, 2009, 09:58:35 AM
Yep, that would be Belle. :) She ends up as a blur in pretty much every picture I take. ;)
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Post by: Trouble on February 16, 2009, 10:20:47 AM
Belle the Stealth Wheel destructo? She's a busy girl!
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Post by: Schrute on February 16, 2009, 10:26:12 AM
That's her! She is always doing something she shouldn't. She loves getting in to trouble. :)
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Post by: PnutLuv on February 16, 2009, 11:01:12 AM
Bah, today was my 1st cage cleaning day and my camera battery is dead!
It probably took me just as long to clean it as my old cage, but this is twice the size! MUCH easier to clean.

I need more stuff for it though. I have a wheel, an igloo, and then my favorite set from Chelsy including and envelope hammock, a corner hammock, a double decker, a large burrow hammock, a cube and a flat hammock. It still looked bare so I hung a fleece hat, added a cardboard box, and a little corner basket.

And I STILL have room. Off to raid the toybox!
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Post by: MizBiscuit on February 16, 2009, 11:16:13 AM
You guys are KILLING me here. I SO should not spend money on one, but I want one so bad! I only have 2 girls, so it would be logical to get the single, but I feel like it'd be too low and that would bother me but I cannot justify spending $140 on the single, let alone $240 on the double! AH. Now... how to make some extra money... or get someone to buy it for me lol.

I feel the same way. I only have two boys and dont plan on getting more or ever having more then say three at a time. And yet I am saving to buy the double. I just cant wait to move so I can buy it! I told husband that I wanted to move this year but I dont know if it will happen.
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Post by: cerulean.blue on February 16, 2009, 01:43:22 PM
I got mine set up earlier than expected!! The top pan is cracked and the corner broke off, so I'm going to call Midwest to see if they'll send me another one, and the deep pan I ordered from Bass isn't here yet, but once I was done cleaning I just couldn't wait to set it up. lol So here is my first CN set up:

Whole thing, doors closed:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/whole-doorsclosed.jpg)

Whole thing, doors open:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/whole-doorsopen.jpg)

Top:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/top.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/bottom.jpg)

Rats Added:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/top-rats.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/top-rats2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/bottom-rats.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/bottom-rats2.jpg)

I am sooo happy with it so far! I love how I can reach everything in it, and I love the hanging hooks under the shelves. I still have tons of room to hang stuff in it right now. I need to make more of that camo set, and more of the other set I have, plus shop around for tons more toys! It was pretty easy to set up. I did it (mostly) by myself. My dad only had to help me twice.  :D

I got that orange thing at a second hands kids store.  It had the link toys attached to it and they fit inside it.  The blue door on the side opens and closes.  It is a little small but they still squeeze inside it to sleep!  It matches my orange stuff so I loved it!

Oh cool. I think I saw something similar at one of the stores around here, but it was too small for me to get it. I guess the boys could've used it to escape from the girls every once in a while though. lol
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 16, 2009, 02:05:38 PM
cerulean.blue - Do your's actually use the flying saucer?  I have one but have put it away for the past few months because they never use  It would be really cool if they did use it! it!
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Post by: JTO_ on February 16, 2009, 02:21:53 PM
cerulean.blue- I have that same tree house!  My girls love it
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Post by: cerulean.blue on February 16, 2009, 02:34:10 PM
cerulean.blue - Do your's actually use the flying saucer?  I have one but have put it away for the past few months because they never use  It would be really cool if they did use it! it!

They do sometimes, but they used the comfort wheel a lot more. I like the flying saucer much better because it's so quiet when they do use it, but I guess they liked the comfort wheel more. Maybe one day I'll switch them back, but I was hoping the longer I left it in there, the more they'd get used to it, and start using it more.  :BlueDumboBigEyes:

Quote from: JTO
cerulean.blue- I have that same tree house! My girls love it

I know.  ;) Yours was the one that made me go look for it. It took me forever to find one, but I really like it. The ratties like playing in it too.  :thumbsup2:
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Post by: coeurfragile on February 16, 2009, 04:28:35 PM
I tried getting them a Playskool car wash thingy, but they weren't too interested in it.  Apparently my rats don't like anything that everyone else's on here like!
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Post by: baschlais on February 17, 2009, 10:27:24 AM
Oh, wow!!  I LOVE that tree-house - it's adorable!  I finally conquered the scary sewing machine (I even learned how to fill a bobbin) and made my first set of cage liners for the CN.  At age 37, this was big step.   ;D   I kept forgetting to leave part of a seam open so that I could turn it right-side-out - argh.   :doh:   You'd think after the second time I would start to remember!  Next on the sewing list - cubes.

I love the idea someone mentioned earlier of using zip ties to create a secure place to clip items into the corners.  Otherwise the clip or hook just slips along the horizontal bar.  Great idea!!  And so simple to implement.

Pelli and the big girls, Pan and Zuzu, were successfully (albeit hair-raisingly) introduced this weekend, so I am looking forward to a full cage redecoration this weekend.  Thanks for all the ideas!

Congrats to all the folks who just got a new CN - enjoy!!
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Post by: Shanna66 on February 18, 2009, 08:52:39 AM

@cerulean.blue
what an adorable play house.  the main reason im getting a CN for my 4 is to we can fit in more toys for them,  i think ill have to get a playhouse for my boys
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Post by: coeurfragile on February 18, 2009, 11:58:12 AM
Yay! I ordered my CN today! They say it should be here March 3rd at the latest.

**Crosses fingers it doesn't come damaged**

Now off to make liners!
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Post by: OdysseyDesign on February 20, 2009, 01:06:34 AM
I caved and ordered a CritterNation. It came today! It will be the baby cage where all the babies will go into once they are 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old then when its time to wean - girls on one level and boys on another. I still need to add toys....

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/7CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/5CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/6CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/1JiveBabiesCN02-19-2009.jpg)

Edit: to remove the candid photos since you could not see much of the CN. Cute baby pictures exploring the CN can be found here http://www.goosemoose.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,118/forum,rat/topic,4049575.msg4524215/,#msg4524215
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Post by: neelia on February 20, 2009, 01:12:20 AM
 :eek: I caved and bought one tonight. My bank account is suffering.. eeeeek. Oh well, it'll be worth it. My girls will be happy & my boyfriend & I will be happy because it won't take us half an hour to clean it like it does with our current cage.


I only got the single because there was no way I could afford the double, or justify it since I only have 2 girls. I figure, when the time comes that I have enough money to get the double, I can probably sell the single for $100 and buy a double!

I'm so excited. It's estimated to be delivered between 2/25-3/5. How long did it take everyone to get theirs? Especially those of you in/around southern california!
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Post by: andie3131 on February 20, 2009, 01:14:44 AM
I luv the last pic, they look like they are smiling, so happy in their new home :)  The first pic of the babies looks like one of em' could get lost in that wheel lol.  I love the fabric, ex specially the flowers but they both match sooo well!
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Post by: coeurfragile on February 20, 2009, 01:02:40 PM

I'm so excited. It's estimated to be delivered between 2/25-3/5. How long did it take everyone to get theirs? Especially those of you in/around southern california!

I bought mine the 18th, and it had the same date range for my delivery as well.  When I look at my UPS tracker though it says it should be here Monday (2/23).  Hopefully we both get ours soon!!
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Post by: Macie_and_Emma on February 20, 2009, 05:05:39 PM
Here's mine this week:

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j257/buonasera_bella/critter_nation5.jpg?t=1235167496)
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Post by: Sailorsam on February 20, 2009, 06:28:49 PM
Ok, at the risk of sounding stupid, what's a CN or FN or FF? are these standard American rat cages or something? I'm English so we don't have anywhere near the amount of ratty stuff over here, there aren't too many ratty people here it seems!

And do you all make the stuff yourselves for their cages? I'm getting my first two little ratties on Sunday hopefully. They're two little rex boys from someone who had an unexpected litter. I'm just getting all the bits for their cage together. I've got a "Freddy 2" cage, i don't know if any of you know what that is? But it's 80cm long x 50cm wide x 63cm high. It's got a corner level which i've put half way up and i've covered the walls and roof with a cargo net, hammock (shop bought), Parrot ladder and a couple of wooden blocks that attach to the sides of the cage so they can climb up. I'd love to find out where you bought the hammocks and fabric tube things (if you did) or if you've got patterns for them so i can make them for my little men.

The cages all look amazing by the way, you all obviously really love your ratties to pieces! I can't wait to get mine :)

Thanks!

Sami
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Post by: coeurfragile on February 20, 2009, 06:33:19 PM
Ok, at the risk of sounding stupid, what's a CN or FN or FF? are these standard American rat cages or something? I'm English so we don't have anywhere near the amount of ratty stuff over here, there aren't too many ratty people here it seems!

And do you all make the stuff yourselves for their cages? I'm getting my first two little ratties on Sunday hopefully. They're two little rex boys from someone who had an unexpected litter. I'm just getting all the bits for their cage together. I've got a "Freddy 2" cage, i don't know if any of you know what that is? But it's 80cm long x 50cm wide x 63cm high. It's got a corner level which i've put half way up and i've covered the walls and roof with a cargo net, hammock (shop bought), Parrot ladder and a couple of wooden blocks that attach to the sides of the cage so they can climb up. I'd love to find out where you bought the hammocks and fabric tube things (if you did) or if you've got patterns for them so i can make them for my little men.

The cages all look amazing by the way, you all obviously really love your ratties to pieces! I can't wait to get mine :)

Thanks!

Sami

Hello and welcome to the forum!  :wave2: 
Strangely enough, I'm Samantha ("Sammi") too!

CN is a Critter Nation Cage and a FN is a Ferret Nation cage, they are sold by Midwest Homes For Pets. A FF is a Feisty Ferret cage, and forgive me, I have no idea who makes it. 

I am not sure if they ship overseas or not, you would have to check their websites.

A lot of people on here make their own hammocks with fabric from the craft shop, or buy them at the pet store or online.  If you go to the Pack Rat Swap Meet section of the forum you will find that a lot of members make and sell hammocks for you to order.

Good luck with your little rexy men, we hope to see pictures soon!  :poke:
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Post by: Sailorsam on February 20, 2009, 06:39:43 PM
Ah, light now dawns and everything has started to make sense now lol, thanks  :o And thanks for the warm welcome! You're all very crafty over there then? Nobody makes things over here! I sew and have done since a little girl and just got a new sewing machine for christmas so i'm going to go hunt out some patterns and turn the cage in to a warren of fleecey tunnels and hidey-holes! Pics will be posted of the little chaps when they've settled in (No doubt i'll be on asking someone how i put the pictures on soon).

Thanks again!  :)

Sami
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Post by: neelia on February 20, 2009, 07:29:08 PM

I'm so excited. It's estimated to be delivered between 2/25-3/5. How long did it take everyone to get theirs? Especially those of you in/around southern california!

I bought mine the 18th, and it had the same date range for my delivery as well.  When I look at my UPS tracker though it says it should be here Monday (2/23).  Hopefully we both get ours soon!!


I hope so!! I hope they actually ship mine before Monday. I looked at my status and it said that my order is a the warehouse. Ah.
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Post by: Lauren_22 on February 20, 2009, 11:57:39 PM
Ah, light now dawns and everything has started to make sense now lol, thanks  :o And thanks for the warm welcome! You're all very crafty over there then? Nobody makes things over here! I sew and have done since a little girl and just got a new sewing machine for christmas so i'm going to go hunt out some patterns and turn the cage in to a warren of fleecey tunnels and hidey-holes! Pics will be posted of the little chaps when they've settled in (No doubt i'll be on asking someone how i put the pictures on soon).

Thanks again!  :)

Sami
Welcome  :wave2:
The website rattributes.com has alot of available patterns for making hammocks yourself, and may be of some help to you.
Good luck!

Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on February 21, 2009, 12:01:22 AM
I caved and ordered a CritterNation. It came today! It will be the baby cage where all the babies will go into once they are 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old then when its time to wean - girls on one level and boys on another. I still need to add toys....

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/7CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/5CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/6CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/1JiveBabiesCN02-19-2009.jpg)

Edit: to remove the candid photos since you could not see much of the CN. Cute baby pictures exploring the CN can be found here http://www.goosemoose.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,118/forum,rat/topic,4049575.msg4524215/,#msg4524215

How old are those babies pictured?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Mischief Mistress on February 21, 2009, 01:41:58 AM
I caved and ordered a CritterNation. It came today! It will be the baby cage where all the babies will go into once they are 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old then when its time to wean - girls on one level and boys on another. I still need to add toys....

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/7CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/5CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/6CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/1JiveBabiesCN02-19-2009.jpg)

Edit: to remove the candid photos since you could not see much of the CN. Cute baby pictures exploring the CN can be found here http://www.goosemoose.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,118/forum,rat/topic,4049575.msg4524215/,#msg4524215

How old are those babies pictured?
Where do you get the blue pans at?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Aspen on February 21, 2009, 02:55:14 AM
heres one of mine..the other one is out of commishion due to showing up broken..badly...the first level of this one holds a few of my girls and the bottom level holds my 3 week old litter and their mom, the adult girls do indeed have food/water dishes..but they where next to me when i took the pic because i had just filled them XD and yes i know the girls side is a bit sparse..but thats because everything was being washed lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/pip_bernadette/Photo-0036.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/pip_bernadette/Photo-0039.jpg)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: OdysseyDesign on February 21, 2009, 02:25:26 PM

How old are those babies pictured?

The babies are 26 days old...they were 24 days old on that photo.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on February 21, 2009, 02:29:13 PM

How old are those babies pictured?

The babies are 26 days old...they were 24 days old on that photo.

Thanks!  Ours here are 15 days old, so I was just trying to gauge size!  They are super cute!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: OdysseyDesign on February 21, 2009, 02:32:54 PM
Where do you get the blue pans at?

I make the pans myself out of coroplast, the stuff they use to make signs out of as well as a lot of guinea pig people make their trays out of. I have some chewers (girls) and the tray has to be replaced every 2 months or so but I can buy a 4 ft x 8 ft sheet for $10 which gives me four 2 inch high trays or three 3 inch high trays. The boys' I have not replaced yet and Ive been using coroplast trays for about 6 (?) months now, something like that.

You can find the stuff at your local sign shops.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 21, 2009, 03:29:32 PM
Cleaned the cage today.  I made my 1st cube and a corner hammock with a little pocket underneath for them to climb in.  I may put the babies in with them today for a little while.  They have all been together in the playpen all day and everyone is getting along good!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/CNpics002.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/CNpics003.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/CNpics004.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JTO_ on February 21, 2009, 03:36:06 PM
Mater! 
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 21, 2009, 03:50:47 PM
Mater! 

My son picked it out!  So cute.  Mater and Sally are our dogs names too :yelcutelaugh: 
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on February 21, 2009, 05:29:33 PM
Mater! 

My son picked it out!  So cute.  Mater and Sally are our dogs names too :yelcutelaugh: 

Did you made the pads as well? I really like those. How do you get them to stay down?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 21, 2009, 05:36:04 PM
I ordered the liners through someone awhile ago.  Can't remember the name.  They have hooks that hold them down.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on February 21, 2009, 08:25:30 PM
What's the unicorn hammock thing? Great job on the corner hammock and cube! I haven't tried a corner hammock yet. I think that's going to be one of the next things I do... once I figure out how to make my normal hammocks look good. 
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 21, 2009, 08:30:45 PM
The unicorn one is a honeycomb hammock from MRR store!  I got it for my daughter awhile ago.  She decorated this time so it went in :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 21, 2009, 10:04:08 PM
Ok so I did a FULL cleaning today; washed pans, hosed the entire thing, etc. I also decided to switch all my sets to towels; IMO they work better than fleece at absorbing smells and they are chewed a lot less by my girls. (Also helps that walmart had some nice towels for $3.50). So here it is:

Top:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3298327209_d206bbb234.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3299154724_49c1eb1039.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3299154524_c0d3264ca5.jpg)
Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3298327725_fdb1a83f41.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3299154180_7d6ceaf000.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3298326811_3d753c7a8c.jpg)
Action shots:
Lexi-"mom these new cage pads sure is comfy!"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3299154692_93b5c39272.jpg)
Lexi again- "look ma, no hands!"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3299154366_6d1a16e5ba.jpg)
Lexi Again!- "hey ma, is i allowed to chew dis?"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3299153634_315be7a494_o.jpg)
Jade- "this tube is very snuggly mom, i thinks iz gonna have a nap"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/3299153672_b6f7a5d10c.jpg)

Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on February 21, 2009, 10:13:11 PM
omg it's all so cute.

I need to finish cleaning up my room so I can properly work at my sewing machine and start making stuff for the CN that will hopefully be coming next week.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on February 21, 2009, 10:59:57 PM
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n116/Drache04/CN/CN-1.jpg)
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n116/Drache04/CN/CN-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 22, 2009, 11:37:55 AM
Drache, I love the first pic with teh little rattie poking his head out of the hanging flames bed. Your cage looks great, they sure do have plenty of toys  :wink5:.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on February 22, 2009, 12:53:01 PM
Hahah thanks! I always feel guilty when I look at everyone else's pics because my cage seems kinda bare to me. But I actually have a few more than the recommended number of rats in there so I don't want to overcrowd them with too many toys. :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on February 22, 2009, 12:57:45 PM
I've been making so much rescue stuff lately, and I think it's time I sewed up some goodies for my own fur kids!  They's gonna be soooooo spoiled!   :wink5:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on February 22, 2009, 09:24:50 PM
Today was the first cleaning of my CN. I know it's late for Valentine's day, but I put my new "Love Stinks" set in. The clubhouse hammock, heart hammock, flat hammock in the bottom and the heart basket are from AnimalHobby. I made the heart cube and my attempt at a pocket hammock is under the shelf on the top level.

Top level:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04247.jpg)
I don't know if you can read it very well, but the blocks say "Rats Rule."

Bottom level:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04248.jpg)

Whole:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04249.jpg)

Random pics of the rats exploring:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04252.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04253.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04257.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04261.jpg)

The rats all just had baths too, so that's why they look so scruffy.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 22, 2009, 09:40:27 PM
That heart cube is so cute  :heart:. Did you get that "Be Mine" pillow at Target?

Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on February 22, 2009, 09:45:20 PM
How did you make that heart cube, it is way cute.  I am still working on a regular cube, this last one came out only one side the wrong way, but way to big.  I was going for a lil bigger for a co-workers ferret but not that big  :yelcutelaugh:.  I tried making a regular heart shaped hammock for v-day but it didn't work either lol.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on February 22, 2009, 11:44:29 PM
Drache, what's in the left-most food bowl?  It almost looks like store-bought seed mix  :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on February 22, 2009, 11:47:39 PM
It's actually a home-made mix. There are beans, pasta, whole grains, chopped veggies, some sunflower seeds, nuts, puffed rice, etc.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: MollyElizbeth on February 22, 2009, 11:58:14 PM
I love looking at all the cage setups.  I meant to order my CN today but i keep putting it off...sure is a lot of money to pay, even for an awesome cage...I have to money saved out of my expenses tho, so eventually I will get it lol.  I have been collecting things to fill the cage with, beds, fabric for liners and hammocks, beds, toys, etc.

cerulean.blue, I bought a 2-pack set of the white heart basket at Deals! I'm so glad to see that it works out so well!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on February 23, 2009, 12:15:04 AM
Hahah thanks! I always feel guilty when I look at everyone else's pics because my cage seems kinda bare to me. But I actually have a few more than the recommended number of rats in there so I don't want to overcrowd them with too many toys. :P

It doesn't look bare at all! I love how bright and fun it looks, especially the barn.
Is that a deep pan you have? I really need to get one of those for my messy guys.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Drache on February 23, 2009, 12:30:13 AM
Yup! I ended up getting two sets for the price of one since the first set was bent really bad. But hubby managed to hammer them out and they are still usable.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on February 23, 2009, 12:06:22 PM
Question for members who have the bird/cat toys in the cage -- do your rats like them?? I can't find anything my little stinkers will play with or chew on.  They turn their noses up at apple sticks, we had some jingly balls in there but they went ignored.  What to get fussy rats? Our cage really IS sort of bare, but anything we put in there just gets peed on and not played with.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: evilhobbitgirl on February 23, 2009, 12:09:58 PM
Ping pong balls drive one of my boys crazy. His goal is to get them into his food dish, but they're too big to bite or grab! It's funny to watch!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: AnimalHobby on February 23, 2009, 02:19:24 PM

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/5CN02-19-2009.jpg)
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/OdysseyDesign/CritterNation/6CN02-19-2009.jpg)


What is that pan made out of or where did you get it?

Sorry if the question has been answered already. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 23, 2009, 02:37:18 PM
That is made out of coroplast.  It is like a corregated plastic sheet. 
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: AnimalHobby on February 23, 2009, 02:41:12 PM
Thank you. How do you make one? Or do you buy it?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 23, 2009, 02:47:45 PM
You buy the sheets of coroplast and then cut to size, cut slits to fold up the sides and I don't know what people use to hold the sides together.  I used it once for a rabbit cage and used like packing take on the corners.  I think you could probably use some sort of hot glue probably also.

Sorry if it didn't make a lot of sense.  Hard to explain it I guess.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: AnimalHobby on February 23, 2009, 03:00:39 PM
Thanks!  :thumbsup2:


Does anyone have a picture of the Bass pan in their CN? Where do you get those/
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on February 23, 2009, 03:02:29 PM
That heart cube is so cute  :heart:. Did you get that "Be Mine" pillow at Target?

Lauren

The "Be Mine" pillow was from Walgreen's. They had 75% off their Valentine's stuff, so I got a ton of pillows and things for only $5!

Quote from: andie3131
How did you make that heart cube, it is way cute.

First, I made a heart shaped template. Then, I cut two pieces each of fabric and fleece from the template. I measured around the outside of the template and cut out a piece of fabric and fleece that was the length of the outside of the template, and about 4 in wide. After I sewed all the pieces that went together, I sewed the long piece around the edges of one of the heart pieces. Once that was done, I sewed on the second heart piece to the middle piece. Then, I turned the whole thing right side out.  I don't know if that made sense?

Quote from: AnimalHobby
Does anyone have a picture of the Bass pan in their CN? Where do you get those/

I have a Bass pan, but haven't put it in the CN yet, since it has to be painted first. It's been windy here, so not good spray painting weather. I ordered it from here (http://www.bassequipment.com/Cages/Ferret+Pans/default.aspx).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on February 23, 2009, 05:55:46 PM
It's he-ere!  The SO is picking it up from his parent's house now (I was afraid to have it delivered to our apartment building and let it sit outside all day). Pictures later!

EDIT: PICTURES!

It's a little bare right now, but we haven't finished moving everything in yet. They're really liking it!
I miscalculated the liner measurements, so we have a Joker-esque theme going on  :yelcutelaugh:

Chris standing in front of it for a size comparison
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/krdesenchantee/CN/014.jpg)

"Daddy.. what you doing?"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/krdesenchantee/CN/017.jpg)

The whole thing
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/krdesenchantee/CN/019.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on February 24, 2009, 03:04:37 AM
yaaaay.. mine finally shipped today but says the estimated delivery date is the 27th. 5 days to get from indiana to california? hmm.. hopefully they're just overshooting it and it'll come earlier.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Mischief Mistress on February 24, 2009, 12:09:39 PM
I get my Critter Nation on the 5th of March I think.  :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PureMuttz on February 24, 2009, 01:47:03 PM
I get my Critter Nation on the 5th of March I think.  :BlueDumboSmile:

Mine is quoted to arrive between March 2nd and March 9th.

Sounds like we'll both be celebrating in the same week!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on February 24, 2009, 04:51:06 PM
I was looking in the cage today, and could only find three out of four girls. I noticed a fleecey lump in the corner.  Natasha apparently decided she wanted to be warm, so she pulled back one of the corners of the binder clipped liner and was cocooned in it. So cute! Of course I caught all the cuteness on camera to post later!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 27, 2009, 06:24:33 PM
Cleaned today!  New pics

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/babiesinthebigcage001.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on February 27, 2009, 06:36:30 PM
*points at the pink psychedelic thingy in the back* Is that a real hammock or something you bought at the store that you use as a hammock? I LOVE that print sooo much! Where'd ya find it?!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on February 27, 2009, 07:52:16 PM
*points at the pink psychedelic thingy in the back* Is that a real hammock or something you bought at the store that you use as a hammock? I LOVE that print sooo much! Where'd ya find it?!

I found it on ebay!  I'll look in my history and see if I can find who it was from.  Isn't it awesome???

I found the link for the person I got it from.  They have a hammock and pouch in the same fabric but the corner hammock thing I got they don't have anymore.  Here is a link to the hammock.

http://cgi.ebay.com/retro-pink-split-hammy-Christmas-special-price_W0QQitemZ400007485005QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item400007485005&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on February 27, 2009, 08:40:36 PM
Awesome! Thanks! ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: tristan on February 28, 2009, 12:48:55 PM
(http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww347/stinkypinktaco/IMG_0890.jpg)

"Mmmmmmm Yogies"
(http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww347/stinkypinktaco/IMG_0908.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on February 28, 2009, 02:45:31 PM
I got mine yesterdayyyy!! I was out all night so when I came in at 4am it was all set up and in it's spot (thanks boyfriend!)!!!! And I tried to prepare myself for it's largeness because everyone says it's bigger than they expected, but it was so much bigger than I expected lol.

I'm going to move them into it tonight and I'll take pictures when I'm done getting it ready.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on February 28, 2009, 02:52:37 PM
TOP:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/intros009.jpg)

BOTTOM:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/intros010.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Eugooglizer on February 28, 2009, 02:54:21 PM
Beautiful Schrute--love the fabric!
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Post by: Schrute on February 28, 2009, 03:04:02 PM
Thank you! The entire set, minus the knitted one that doesn't match, is from Dearpie! ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: WEAVER on February 28, 2009, 08:05:39 PM
Ok Schrute, we have all now seen your hammock collection...we know you have more hammocks to fill that cage :yelcutelaugh: :wink5:

Seriously, your new hammocks are very pretty.  We need to see your cage filled with your adorable ratties :)

Everyone's cages look great.  GooseMoose ratties are very lucky!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on February 28, 2009, 08:12:28 PM
Hahaha... I know, but I'm so funny about matching colors and stuff, and I don't want to have a bunch of random hammocks when Dearpie provided me with such a gorgeous coordinating set! ;D

Everyone is STILL out at this hour (they're out pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday), but I'll try to get some pics of them exploring their new hammies tomorrow! :)

Then, when I get my cozy cups from you, I can show off my guinea pigs enjoying them in the Pocket Pets section! ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on February 28, 2009, 08:15:59 PM
And I tried to prepare myself for it's largeness because everyone says it's bigger than they expected, but it was so much bigger than I expected lol.

It was a lot bigger than I expected too! I played with the FNs in PetSuperMarket, and I was expecting it be about that size, but they must have a smaller one for a floor model or something, because I know that the CN that I got is much bigger than what I saw at the store! It's great though. I don't think the rats quite know what to do with all of the space yet.  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on February 28, 2009, 08:21:43 PM
^^^Maybe what you saw was the FF?
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Post by: kalijo on February 28, 2009, 09:07:52 PM
And I tried to prepare myself for it's largeness because everyone says it's bigger than they expected, but it was so much bigger than I expected lol.

It was a lot bigger than I expected too! I played with the FNs in PetSuperMarket, and I was expecting it be about that size, but they must have a smaller one for a floor model or something, because I know that the CN that I got is much bigger than what I saw at the store! It's great though. I don't think the rats quite know what to do with all of the space yet.  ;D

I saw a FN at PetZoo (being used for chinchillas), and it looked sooo tiny. I thought mine was bigger than normal, but the one in the store just looks small because its in a big open building instead of in a house. (at least thats what my mom and I came up with! :P)
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Post by: PureMuttz on February 28, 2009, 09:10:31 PM
I thought mine was bigger than normal, but the one in the store just looks small because its in a big open building instead of in a house. (at least thats what my mom and I came up with! :P)

Sounds like my roommate when he purchased a living room set that our living room wasn't exactly big enough for....his reason:
"It looked smaller at the store!" (Of course it did, you went to a WAREHOUSE!!)
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Post by: Macie_and_Emma on February 28, 2009, 09:13:44 PM
So I usually never do "themed" or color coordinated cages because I just put in whatever is clean/whatever fits... but i just finished up sewing a bunch of safari animal hammocks and hadn't used any, so I thought I'd make this weeks "theme" a jungle/safari.  I found some cute bathmats at Target along with a safari animal baby blanket...  pics of my first matching cage setup below!! (The orange fleece hammock has hippos on it, although they're kind of odd looking hippos with stars on their tails, but they're hippos, which is my mom's favorite animal and so she asked me to put that hammock in with the safari stuff...  ::))

the whole thing...
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j257/buonasera_bella/safaricage007.jpg?t=1235873270)

top level...
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j257/buonasera_bella/safaricage008.jpg?t=1235873485)

bottom level...
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j257/buonasera_bella/safaricage005.jpg?t=1235873540)

I'm sure in all of two days it will be "ruined" because I'll have to take out something to clean... but for now I'm enjoying it!  (I dont think the rats have noticed the difference)

Edited to add:

The ele-funnel!
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j257/buonasera_bella/elephant002.jpg?t=1235884340)
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Post by: della luna on February 28, 2009, 09:23:12 PM
(I dont think the rats have noticed the difference)

Not sure why, but that made me rofl.

I'm sure they are inwardly thankful  :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: WEAVER on February 28, 2009, 10:56:52 PM
I am heading out to Target tomorrow.  I REALLY hope they have those jungle animal bathmats!  They are WAY too cute and would be perfect for my boys' guinea pig cages. :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Shanna66 on February 28, 2009, 11:27:15 PM
And I tried to prepare myself for it's largeness because everyone says it's bigger than they expected, but it was so much bigger than I expected lol.

It was a lot bigger than I expected too! I played with the FNs in PetSuperMarket, and I was expecting it be about that size, but they must have a smaller one for a floor model or something, because I know that the CN that I got is much bigger than what I saw at the store! It's great though. I don't think the rats quite know what to do with all of the space yet.  ;D
i felt the same.  ive seen an fn before at a store up on a shelf all put together, but it seemed so much smaller than my cn, even now.  i gues sbecause its at a large building and my cn is almost or rather is too big for my room.  but i love it.  it wouldnt amaze me so much if it didnt stick out so far from the wall lol
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on February 28, 2009, 11:55:08 PM
Here is my cage this week after cleaning

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3404/3318405438_10848a2a8c.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3317580269_62e89df4af.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/3317580225_dde8f8007e.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/3317580069_eb19a78cfa.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3318405324_19fdcd7a3d.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3598/3317597737_7205257cf4.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on March 01, 2009, 12:36:53 AM
Yaaaaay! Not as exciting as some on here, but I'm working on unburying my sewing machine. And waiting for some hammocks in the mail.

I like how somehow it ended up being blue.. they LOVE their bottom bunk. In the old cage they lived in their basket, but now it's all about the bottom bunk. I'm sure I'll be posting some "action shots" soon! AH I Love it.

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/5962/rattycage.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on March 01, 2009, 09:19:18 AM
I really love those little blue storage tubs being bunk beds! I have the extra large ones of those that I tipped over to use as pigloos. :) Those are really cute!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: MaryAnne on March 01, 2009, 05:11:57 PM
Hi everyone.  I'm enjoying this thread immensely as I am soon to be a new grammie to three little boy ratties.  My daughter has her new CN on it's way and this thread has helped me figure out what to make for the little furballs.   My poor sewing machine has never seen so much use.  lol
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PureMuttz on March 01, 2009, 05:22:29 PM
My poor sewing machine has never seen so much use.  lol

LOL, heck. I just bought a sewing machine for the main purpose of making sleeping spots for the rats.

My husband tried to explain this to the roommates, when they asked why I bought a sewing machine. He settled on "Because she could." LOL
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: MaryAnne on March 01, 2009, 05:30:37 PM
You have a very smart husband.  lol.  I'm trying to get a bunch of hammies, cuddle cups, cube thingys and tubes done for her so she has a bunch on hand.  Then she can swap out for laundry and such easily.  There are so many lovely fabrics out there as well so I'm having fun.  It gives me a good excuse to use up some of my fabrics I have kicking around and gets my creative side bubbling as well.  I'm also trying to get a bunch of things made for the local rat rescue as well so maybe they could send along a few hammies with the kids when they get adopted out.  I myself would love to adopt a few but with two very good hunters for cats and two border collies it's not in the cards.  My fur kids would have issues I think and it wouldn't be fair to the little ratties.  So I'll spoil my grandrats instead eh.  lol
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on March 01, 2009, 05:35:12 PM
And I tried to prepare myself for it's largeness because everyone says it's bigger than they expected, but it was so much bigger than I expected lol.

It was a lot bigger than I expected too! I played with the FNs in PetSuperMarket, and I was expecting it be about that size, but they must have a smaller one for a floor model or something, because I know that the CN that I got is much bigger than what I saw at the store! It's great though. I don't think the rats quite know what to do with all of the space yet.  ;D
i felt the same.  ive seen an fn before at a store up on a shelf all put together, but it seemed so much smaller than my cn, even now.  i gues sbecause its at a large building and my cn is almost or rather is too big for my room.  but i love it.  it wouldnt amaze me so much if it didnt stick out so far from the wall lol

I don't know... It just seemed shorter in the store or something. My CN is supposed to be an inch taller than me (my dad says we're about even, lol), but the FN in the store was shorter than that.

Quote from: PureMuttz
LOL, heck. I just bought a sewing machine for the main purpose of making sleeping spots for the rats.

Not only did I get a sewing machine for making things for the rats, but I learned to sew to make things for the rats! I'm slowly getting better at it. The rats, for the most part, seem to appreciate my hard work. lol
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: baschlais on March 01, 2009, 08:15:13 PM
I've really had fun figuring out the sewing machine - so far I've made two sets of liners, plus matching cubes, hammocks, pockets, etc.  Last week, I made a tube/snake, but these photos are of a different set.  I also used finishing bias tape a lot on the first set - around the entrance holes to the cube, for example.  But this week I figured out how to slip stitch - much easier than messing around with bias tape!  My fingers are sore due to my poor hand stitching skills for finishing items...   ::)   This week's creations:

Top:
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo1/baschlais/Cage3-1-091.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo1/baschlais/Cage3-1-092.jpg)

Whole cage:
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo1/baschlais/Cage3-1-093.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on March 01, 2009, 08:35:36 PM
I love that celestial fabric! The cage looks very busy, too... lots to do! ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on March 01, 2009, 08:37:24 PM

Quote from: PureMuttz
LOL, heck. I just bought a sewing machine for the main purpose of making sleeping spots for the rats.

Not only did I get a sewing machine for making things for the rats, but I learned to sew to make things for the rats! I'm slowly getting better at it. The rats, for the most part, seem to appreciate my hard work. lol



I also bought my sewing machine to learn to sew for my rats lol.  The girl at work showed me how to use it and sew some hammocks I had showed her, and says to me "I never in my life would have thought I'd be sewing rat hammocks ha ha ha"  Who knows maybe one day I will learn to sew other stuff too :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: baschlais on March 01, 2009, 08:50:59 PM
I am so impressed by the "professional" sewers on this forum - having tried to replicate their work (for home use, not for sale), my respect has only increased.   :bow:   But the sewing has really helped me to enjoy the CN even more.  It makes it more interactive, I guess.  Of course, the rats could care less - so long as they have something soft and clean on which to rest their little rumps!  LOL 

It's been a lot of fun to see everyone's creative ideas.  Everyone's cages look great!!  I am hoping to glean additional ideas to make their cage fun, such as new ways to hage tubes or useful items from around the house that can be good play things to keep them from getting bored.  This thread (and forum in general) is such a great source for new ideas!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PureMuttz on March 01, 2009, 09:06:32 PM
I cannot wait until my CN arrives, so I can do measurements & start attempting floor mats & such to decorate it. :)

I'm already working on some ''decorations'' (they have a tunnel tube I made, and I'm attempting to make a cube soon...

Should be interesting...since I have NO prior experience with a sewing machine, and I'm doing these without any patterns or instructions. Hehe.

Soon...I'll be able to add pictures of my CN....it's suppose to arrive on the 3rd. ((I'm hoping for tomorrow, though. However unlikely that may be, it's my birthday, and it'd be great timing. LOL))
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: baschlais on March 01, 2009, 10:06:40 PM
For any new sewers who are decking out their new CNs, you might consider using a papery thin fabric that has a grid pattern on it (in square inches) to make patterns for yourself.  I found the fabric at Ben Franklin, but I do not know what it is called (I had to ask a store clerk for help).  As a new sewer, it has been really helpful to me when designing and cutting for cubes, hammocks, liners, etc.  Didn't mean to hijack - there just has been a lot of comments made recently about sewing for CNs, so I wanted to share this idea!   :)  Can't wait to see everyone's designs for their CNs!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on March 02, 2009, 02:59:47 AM
I'm getting a sowing machine on march 11th (my mom is giving my dad one for his birthday, but he HARDLY sows, and I know it'll be open for me!). My hammocks won't take hours anymore!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 02, 2009, 04:37:23 PM
My hammies from MRR came today. The girls are cautiously trying to figure out how to get into to pocket hammock  :yelcutelaugh:

They already love the honeycomb though!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on March 03, 2009, 12:43:30 AM
I can't wait until #1 my hammocks from artsiekat get here! and #2 I get my butt in gear and star sewing up a storm so I can have all sorts of cute matchy stuff!

And grr they already chewed the corners of the cute pirate fabric I posted up there (first post on this page). I guess I'll just cut it up and make it into hammocks.

(The weird beige thing going down the middle that's kind of blocked by the door is a dog rope I hung from the top of the cage)
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2644/cage3209.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Mischief Mistress on March 03, 2009, 02:13:26 AM
I got my critter nation today! It wasn't supposed to arrive until thursday. I forget the name but I bet whoevers birthday was today is getting theirs on thursday. She ordered hers a day before mine. I ordered from petsmart. I got home and didn't even know it was there until I left for work. I saw a tiny peice of paper in the rocks. It was ups saying they left it by the side gate and the note fell off the door. I looked on both sides of my house, nothing! I went into my backyard and it was up against the wall. Box is in perfect condition. I wrecked the corner cardboard by trying to pick it up. I'm putting it together tomorrow!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on March 03, 2009, 09:16:12 AM
I got my critter nation today! It wasn't supposed to arrive until thursday. I forget the name but I bet whoevers birthday was today is getting theirs on thursday. She ordered hers a day before mine. I ordered from petsmart. I got home and didn't even know it was there until I left for work. I saw a tiny peice of paper in the rocks. It was ups saying they left it by the side gate and the note fell off the door. I looked on both sides of my house, nothing! I went into my backyard and it was up against the wall. Box is in perfect condition. I wrecked the corner cardboard by trying to pick it up. I'm putting it together tomorrow!

I forgot to get back to you! I got your voicemail....you sounded like a little girl on Christmas morning who woke up to a dollhouse  :yelcutelaugh:!

PICTURES, when you finish putting it together  ;). You'll be going home this weekend with a butt load of new hammocks/beds to deck it out with  :hyper:.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Mischief Mistress on March 03, 2009, 09:31:40 AM
I know I am so excited!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PureMuttz on March 03, 2009, 02:50:15 PM
Mine is ''out for delivery'' today from the next town over, so....

As I sit anxiously waiting for a knock at my door...

Perhaps I should charge my camera for pictures galore as I put the CN together.  :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PureMuttz on March 03, 2009, 11:47:16 PM
Ok, it arrived!!

It was quite simple to put together, and came in almost-perfect condition (one part was bent, so I had to smack it with a hammer to get it where it was suppose to be). I was very happy to see there was barely any damage during the travels from Indiana to Washington. :) Good job, UPS!

Put it together all by myself. Could've requested my husband's help, but where would the fun in that be? I like the accomplished feeling of getting it done myself!

Hubby says it looks great! I have to agree. Critter Nations have such a ''neat/clean'' appearance to them. I love it!!!

Here it is! (Not on the stand. I didn't have room for it to be on the floor, so I left the stand off, and just put it on a table. Once we move, I'll be able to put it on the stand, though.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/PureMuttz/CNcageclosed.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/PureMuttz/CNcageOpen.jpg)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Ally <3's Sammie on March 04, 2009, 12:01:57 AM
We got ours on Friday and the door was melted into frame and also it was warped and wouldn't close until we whacked it a few times with the hammer and also a bunch of the pegs were crooked so we had to fix those too but other than that it was pretty easy to put together....and the girls love it

Top View:
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Allygurl66/March1st001.jpg)


Front View:
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Allygurl66/March1st003.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: elektrikstar on March 04, 2009, 12:06:45 AM
after reviewing this thread, I kind of feel bad I didn't get my ratties a CN...I got them a cage (very similar to the martin's cages) because I just figured I could carpet the ramps and such...

Maybe I should take it back and get a CN?  I don't wanna be a bad mom :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PureMuttz on March 04, 2009, 12:10:27 AM
Maybe I should take it back and get a CN?  I don't wanna be a bad mom :(

You're not a bad mom! It's really up to you if you want to get a CN or not.

Personally, I've gone through so many cages in the years I've owned rats...
It's nice to finally have one that I know will last for a long, long time.

It looks so nice, too!  :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on March 04, 2009, 12:22:15 AM
I agree with PureMuttz!  I'm sure the cage you bought will be fine for your ratties  :)  But probably in the end you'll upgrade to a CN/FN, since it seems most all of us do  :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: elektrikstar on March 04, 2009, 12:22:42 AM
Maybe I should take it back and get a CN?  I don't wanna be a bad mom :(

You're not a bad mom! It's really up to you if you want to get a CN or not.

Personally, I've gone through so many cages in the years I've owned rats...
It's nice to finally have one that I know will last for a long, long time.

It looks so nice, too!  :BlueDumboSmile:

It does look very nice indeed!  I think I picked the one I did because I'm used to having rabbits, and cleaning up cages like that.  Where I just dump the pan out, wash it, and place new bedding.  How exactly are CN's cleaned, perse?  I don't mean to sound like a dummy, I'm just going to be a new rattie mom soon, and I don't wanna muff up.  I've had plenty of other small animals before, but nothing as rewarding as rats.  

Though I will say...it seems as though the cage I got them might be bigger than some of these.  I don't know, for three rats I'm sure it'll seem like a palace!  too bad I can't post the pictures in this thread, or when I get my babies, I would go pic crazy!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 04, 2009, 09:29:32 AM
Maybe I should take it back and get a CN?  I don't wanna be a bad mom :(

You're not a bad mom! It's really up to you if you want to get a CN or not.

Personally, I've gone through so many cages in the years I've owned rats...
It's nice to finally have one that I know will last for a long, long time.

It looks so nice, too!  :BlueDumboSmile:

It does look very nice indeed!  I think I picked the one I did because I'm used to having rabbits, and cleaning up cages like that.  Where I just dump the pan out, wash it, and place new bedding.  How exactly are CN's cleaned, perse?  I don't mean to sound like a dummy, I'm just going to be a new rattie mom soon, and I don't wanna muff up.  I've had plenty of other small animals before, but nothing as rewarding as rats.  

Though I will say...it seems as though the cage I got them might be bigger than some of these.  I don't know, for three rats I'm sure it'll seem like a palace!  too bad I can't post the pictures in this thread, or when I get my babies, I would go pic crazy!

We still expect pictures!  :poke: Hehe

I'm sure the cage you bought is plenty big enough for three ratties.  When we got our ratties last year we bought them a Rat Manor from Petco, and I just recently took pictures of it next to the CN... Holy cow! What a difference!! But the Rat Manor was definitely big enough for our two little girls.  Four of them made it cramped, so we upgraded to the CN, which is total overkill by the way, but they love it.

Unless you have an entire mischief like some of the members do on here, a CN/FN is not particularly necessary  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: krazycatlady on March 04, 2009, 09:42:34 AM
I found two cages at Petco, that rat manor is $89.99 and there is another one its like My First Home or something or other, it has three levels to it and its $129. Id love to get a good cage but if i get my ratties from someone this weekend I wont have the time to wait for it to ship.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: tysetsu on March 04, 2009, 09:47:41 AM
Are the rats you're getting young? If they're small enough you may just want to get a smaller travel/vet cage to keep them in and order a better cage asap. It'd be a good investment for a hospital cage/travel cage later on and you'd be able to get a better cage. Maybe a Martins? They ship rather quickly and are much better cages than the two you named. Either way, hope everything works out :]
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: RugRat on March 04, 2009, 08:33:22 PM
Y'all never seize to amaze me with beautiful cages  ;)

If it wasn't for me having to handwash all my fleece, my bedding would look this nice too! Err, almost this nice, y'all have done really impressive jobs! :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kacee9 on March 05, 2009, 01:10:52 AM
Ok so I did a FULL cleaning today; washed pans, hosed the entire thing, etc. I also decided to switch all my sets to towels; IMO they work better than fleece at absorbing smells and they are chewed a lot less by my girls. (Also helps that walmart had some nice towels for $3.50). So here it is:

Top:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3298327209_d206bbb234.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3299154724_49c1eb1039.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3299154524_c0d3264ca5.jpg)
Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3298327725_fdb1a83f41.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3299154180_7d6ceaf000.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3298326811_3d753c7a8c.jpg)
Action shots:
Lexi-"mom these new cage pads sure is comfy!"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3299154692_93b5c39272.jpg)
Lexi again- "look ma, no hands!"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3299154366_6d1a16e5ba.jpg)
Lexi Again!- "hey ma, is i allowed to chew dis?"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3299153634_315be7a494_o.jpg)
Jade- "this tube is very snuggly mom, i thinks iz gonna have a nap"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/3299153672_b6f7a5d10c.jpg)

Lauren


How do you make these green and white polka dot pads?  I love them!!

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on March 05, 2009, 11:59:43 AM
I cleaned my CN on Tuesday, but haven't had time to take pics yet. I don't think they've completely wrecked it yet, so I'll try to get a few pics when I get home.  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on March 05, 2009, 03:41:14 PM


How do you make these green and white polka dot pads?  I love them!!



Well I bought the polka dot fabric at walmart for $2.44 a yard (only needed 1 yard) and I bought a yard of fleece for the under side for $4.44 a yard. For the bigger pan I just measured it to be about 28x24 and sewed it like you would a normal hammock (printed sides together, sew around 3 edges, turn inside out) then I took batting sheets from walmart and cut them to fit inside the "pocket". I sealed the open side then I sewed up and down to keep the batting in place. I did the same process for the smaller pad.

Hope that helps,
Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Mischief Mistress on March 05, 2009, 04:03:10 PM
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/3/l_7b894bc8d9d345b39616c8c54d66a842.jpg)
New CN
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 05, 2009, 04:26:33 PM
Mischief Mistress -- did you buy a second set of shelves?  That would be so helpful!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Mischief Mistress on March 05, 2009, 05:01:03 PM
I had a FN so I have extra shelves.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: elektrikstar on March 05, 2009, 08:57:11 PM
Ok, so I totally caved, took back my other cage, and got a CN, one until.  I'm getting three girls, so I'm sure the spacing will be great for them.

Anyone know what it's like to keep five in one unit?  I know that the rat space calculator said nine could stay in, but once you add bed and toys and whatnot...I don't want them to be overcrowded if i decide to expand in a few months. 

I wish I could have splurged and bought the two level.  Oh well.  Someday when I've got the money I will, and then I'll donate my CN to HVRR in exchange for some more rats! :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 05, 2009, 09:16:00 PM
You are including the stand in the dimensions.  A 1 level will hold 6 not 9.

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: elektrikstar on March 05, 2009, 09:22:53 PM
You are including the stand in the dimensions.  A 1 level will hold 6 not 9.


Ah, I was!  Thanks for pointing that out.

Well, at max I only plan on five right now, so it'll still be ok, right? (getting three for sure Sunday, considering helping someone out by taking another two next month)  A little tight.  But I'm saving up the money for the double anyhow.

I can't wait until it arrives.  I'm going to go pic crazy between decorating it and my babies :).

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kacee9 on March 05, 2009, 11:21:05 PM


How do you make these green and white polka dot pads?  I love them!!



Well I bought the polka dot fabric at walmart for $2.44 a yard (only needed 1 yard) and I bought a yard of fleece for the under side for $4.44 a yard. For the bigger pan I just measured it to be about 28x24 and sewed it like you would a normal hammock (printed sides together, sew around 3 edges, turn inside out) then I took batting sheets from walmart and cut them to fit inside the "pocket". I sealed the open side then I sewed up and down to keep the batting in place. I did the same process for the smaller pad.

Hope that helps,
Lauren

Thank you so much!!  I just went to Walmart and got a bunch of really cute frog fabric, so I will try to make some comfy pads for my kids.  Is that batting safe to use with chewers?  That is my only concern and I want to make sure it will be safe for them!!

Thanks so much :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on March 05, 2009, 11:36:00 PM


How do you make these green and white polka dot pads?  I love them!!



Well I bought the polka dot fabric at walmart for $2.44 a yard (only needed 1 yard) and I bought a yard of fleece for the under side for $4.44 a yard. For the bigger pan I just measured it to be about 28x24 and sewed it like you would a normal hammock (printed sides together, sew around 3 edges, turn inside out) then I took batting sheets from walmart and cut them to fit inside the "pocket". I sealed the open side then I sewed up and down to keep the batting in place. I did the same process for the smaller pad.

Hope that helps,
Lauren

Thank you so much!!  I just went to Walmart and got a bunch of really cute frog fabric, so I will try to make some comfy pads for my kids.  Is that batting safe to use with chewers?  That is my only concern and I want to make sure it will be safe for them!!

Thanks so much :BlueDumboSmile:

I would think it is safe. The batting "sheets" aren't loose like pillow stuffing so it is harder for them to pull it out. Mine occasionally will chew the corners, but they don't really mess with the batting.

Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on March 06, 2009, 12:42:44 AM
Yay, my new computer arrived yesterday which means I was finally able to upload all the pictures from my camera to the computer! :) My CN last week
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/020.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/036.jpg)

and a few action shots

Fuzz and a very chubby looking Riley playing with their new bird toy(I swear she isn't that fat in real life! She is a very petite girl.. she just doesn't photograph well :P)
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/042.jpg)

Silly mommy, why would I want to sleep inside when I can sleep on top? :doh:
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/031.jpg)

From left: Juno, Riley and Bella
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/023.jpg)

My favorite picture of my little Bella :)
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/085.jpg)


I redid the cage tonight, but have't been able to get any good picture(my room has the worst lighting), so I'm hoping to get some tomorrow and post those as well :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 06, 2009, 02:41:24 PM
Yay, my new computer arrived yesterday which means I was finally able to upload all the pictures from my camera to the computer! :) My CN last week

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/036.jpg)

Ahh!! How the heck did you seperate the comfort wheel from the stand?! Or is it on the outside of the cage? I have been boggled for months.  It seems like mine is in there permenantly. I have tried to take it off, but I didn't want to break the whole thing.  It would be so much easier to clip it to the wall.
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Post by: Emymoo on March 06, 2009, 03:52:01 PM
Yay, my new computer arrived yesterday which means I was finally able to upload all the pictures from my camera to the computer! :) My CN last week

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/036.jpg)

Ahh!! How the heck did you seperate the comfort wheel from the stand?! Or is it on the outside of the cage? I have been boggled for months.  It seems like mine is in there permenantly. I have tried to take it off, but I didn't want to break the whole thing.  It would be so much easier to clip it to the wall.

By breaking four fingernails and making my hands bleed :) It was soo hard to get it off. I think I lubbed it up with a bit of Pam, but it didn't help much. I just tugged and tugged and then all of a sudden my hand was wet and the stand was across the room. IT HURT.
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Post by: PureMuttz on March 06, 2009, 04:22:45 PM
By breaking four fingernails and making my hands bleed :) It was soo hard to get it off. I think I lubbed it up with a bit of Pam, but it didn't help much. I just tugged and tugged and then all of a sudden my hand was wet and the stand was across the room. IT HURT.

Ouch.

My 2 females (RIP) actually removed the Comfort Wheel from the stand while in running in it.

I'm not sure how they did it, but once they did, I was never able to put it back on the stand! LOL
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Post by: coeurfragile on March 06, 2009, 04:27:55 PM
There's hope, then!

*runs away to find some Pam*
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on March 06, 2009, 04:29:36 PM
By breaking four fingernails and making my hands bleed :) It was soo hard to get it off. I think I lubbed it up with a bit of Pam, but it didn't help much. I just tugged and tugged and then all of a sudden my hand was wet and the stand was across the room. IT HURT.

Ouch.

My 2 females (RIP) actually removed the Comfort Wheel from the stand while in running in it.

I'm not sure how they did it, but once they did, I was never able to put it back on the stand! LOL

I haven't been able to either! When I had my exotics still, I tried to because the cage bars began to sag a bit where I put the wheel, but it wouldn't go on! Gah. I don't even know where the stand is now...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on March 06, 2009, 04:32:07 PM
There's hope, then!

*runs away to find some Pam*

Good luck!

I think when I got mine off I had the stand between my legs and the base part was under my thigh. Then I just tugged like crazy! I hope you get yours off painlessly! :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Olexzander on March 06, 2009, 05:05:15 PM
Just the top for now and some of my boys (from left to right: Cooper, Sylvester McMonkey McBean, Horton, Edward and Theodore.)  There are a few other things that were added after the picture taking...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/olexzander/101_0318.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PureMuttz on March 06, 2009, 05:13:17 PM
My boys & their cage today. :)

**PS I have no clue what I was trying to make with the thing in the right corner of the cage. It wasn't suppose to resemble anyone's personal design, so if it does, I apologize!**

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/PureMuttz/CageBlue.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 06, 2009, 06:09:13 PM
My boys & their cage today. :)

**PS I have no clue what I was trying to make with the thing in the right corner of the cage. It wasn't suppose to resemble anyone's personal design, so if it does, I apologize!**

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/PureMuttz/CageBlue.jpg)

It's ok to make things like other people's designs as long as you are not selling them  :thumbsup2:  Cage looks great!
'
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on March 06, 2009, 07:05:17 PM
lilratlady- I love your elephant tube!

I took some pics tonight. It was cleaned on Tuesday, and it's not completely wrecked yet, but it is a little messy.

Whole Thing
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/stars-whole.jpg)

Top
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/stars-top.jpg)

Bottom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/stars-bottom.jpg)

Bella and Arista are on the top and Eddie and Dewey are on the bottom.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JTO_ on March 06, 2009, 07:16:37 PM
cerulean- I found TWO of my girls in the top of the treehouse (something I thought was physically impossible), I have no idea how they did it though.  :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on March 06, 2009, 07:30:06 PM
cerulean- I found TWO of my girls in the top of the treehouse (something I thought was physically impossible), I have no idea how they did it though.  :yelcutelaugh:

I've seen five in a hamster sized run about ball, so I don't think anything's physically impossible for rats!  :yelcutelaugh: They do love the treehouse though.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Rat%20Piles/runabout2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Rat%20Piles/runabout3.jpg)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 07, 2009, 10:26:41 AM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/mypics009.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on March 07, 2009, 11:23:12 AM
Just the top for now and some of my boys (from left to right: Cooper, Sylvester McMonkey McBean, Horton, Edward and Theodore.)  There are a few other things that were added after the picture taking...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/olexzander/101_0318.jpg)
Where did you get the monkey rug? It is too cute ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: twistedlittle-puppy on March 07, 2009, 01:22:35 PM
GRRR I REALLY want that treehouse!!! where are you guys finding it and how much does it cost?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on March 07, 2009, 02:01:00 PM
They have similar ones at thrift stores all of the time.
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Post by: JTO_ on March 07, 2009, 04:46:06 PM
You really have to look.  I have a bunch of houses now treehouse, farms, castles, and army bases. 
My favorite so far is:
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/johnny724/100_3631.jpg)
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Post by: calicojenn on March 07, 2009, 07:50:08 PM
My CN should be here any day! I cannot wait and neither can the girls!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on March 07, 2009, 09:05:26 PM
GRRR I REALLY want that treehouse!!! where are you guys finding it and how much does it cost?

I was told when I bought mine that playskool doesn't make that one anymore, so they are hard to find. I looked all over too! There's a used kids stuff store near me where I finally found it. They had a castle last time I was there, that I should've bought... maybe I'll go back and see if it's still there. Our Goodwill never has any good kid rat toys. I always find the best stuff at that kids store.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on March 08, 2009, 12:00:59 AM
Pics of my setup today after cleaning:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4129.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4135.jpg)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4134.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on March 08, 2009, 04:12:28 PM
Here are pics of my cage this week!

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3339142450_64dae66316.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/3338312127_2490127da1.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3339142502_f2f532051d.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/3339142236_ea6dbef2d6.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3394/3338312185_2f7e3dc046.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3397/3338311865_06e4d239f5.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3343/3338311753_83737ebda1.jpg)

And just for fun; I caught sam licking her feet! Yummy  :yelcutelaugh:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3339142392_223c952052.jpg)

Lauren
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Post by: Schrute on March 08, 2009, 04:14:19 PM
All of your fabrics are so fun and colorful! And that last pic made me LOL!!
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Post by: Eugooglizer on March 08, 2009, 04:32:42 PM
Cage looks awesome Lauren!
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Post by: Lena on March 08, 2009, 06:12:33 PM
Wow, I love all the bright colors too! Very fun looking set-up, Lauren. Your ratties are very lucky.
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Post by: Pot Pie on March 10, 2009, 07:19:43 PM
It still looks pretty bare:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/3344692829_972d653c83.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 10, 2009, 08:36:03 PM
You call that bare?! I think your rattums have more than enough to do in there :)
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Post by: Pot Pie on March 10, 2009, 08:39:48 PM
Lol thanks. I just mean in comparison to some of the intensely crazy-full ones on here  ;D

Also, I've got two little boys in QT right now (Honey lives alone in there right now) so have been sewing like crazy, but she really doesn't need all that much and I don't want her to ruin everything before they have a chance to enjoy it. So I'm also comparing it to how it will hopefully look in a few weeks :)
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 14, 2009, 12:13:16 AM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/boysplaytime002.jpg)
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Post by: Schrute on March 14, 2009, 09:20:16 AM
My neon colored CN:

TOP:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/neon013.jpg)

BOTTOM:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/neon016.jpg)
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Post by: Eugooglizer on March 14, 2009, 09:45:27 AM
Schrute, I think those ratties need some sunglasses to shield their eyes from the brightness lol.  I love it though!
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Post by: Schrute on March 14, 2009, 10:04:01 AM
LOL... I wasn't sure if I'd like it but I wanted to take a chance. I usually HATE orange and yellow... they're normally my least two favorite colors, haha. But they go so well together and they really compliment the cage set that Scubbs made.
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Post by: vintagerat on March 14, 2009, 11:17:32 AM
Schrute, I think those ratties need some sunglasses to shield their eyes from the brightness lol.  I love it though!

Shoot, I was thinking I needed some sunglasses before looking at that cage. I can't imagine how bright it is in person.

 :yelcutelaugh:



Good job, Schrute! I like it  :thumbsup2:.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on March 14, 2009, 11:31:14 AM
Thanks! It's really grown on me. I like it a lot more than I thought I would. I'm glad that I took a chance, haha. :)
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Post by: Macie_and_Emma on March 14, 2009, 03:43:37 PM
Schrute... where did you get that hanging pod/igloo?  I LOVE it!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on March 14, 2009, 04:01:38 PM
The pink thing in the bottom that hangs from the top? It's a Sputnik. :) I got it from theratwarehouse.com
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Post by: AnimalHobby on March 14, 2009, 05:22:14 PM
The pink thing in the bottom that hangs from the top? It's a Sputnik. :) I got it from theratwarehouse.com

I couldn't get that web address to work.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on March 14, 2009, 05:29:34 PM
Ummmm...... I'm not online right now (I'm on my cell phone right now and have limited access) but maybe try searching for it on the web. Maybe try it without the "the". If not definitely try to search for it. I'll post a link when I get back on my PC.

Edited because I'm on my PC now. :) http://www.ratwarehouse.com/shop_detail.php?item=446&cat=i
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Post by: AnimalHobby on March 14, 2009, 05:42:00 PM
Yep, its ratwarehouse.com.  :wink5: Thanks
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Post by: tysetsu on March 14, 2009, 10:26:02 PM
Here are pics of my cage this week!

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3339142450_64dae66316.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/3338312127_2490127da1.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3339142502_f2f532051d.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/3339142236_ea6dbef2d6.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3394/3338312185_2f7e3dc046.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3397/3338311865_06e4d239f5.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3343/3338311753_83737ebda1.jpg)

And just for fun; I caught sam licking her feet! Yummy  :yelcutelaugh:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3339142392_223c952052.jpg)

Lauren


Ohhh I love that mushroom fabric! I got so much at joanns I can't wait to make a set. Tee hee I'll have to keep some for myself and sell some. Your cages are always so nice  :)
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Post by: cerulean.blue on March 15, 2009, 09:39:37 PM
Here's my cage this week!

Top
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04309.jpg)

Bottom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04312.jpg)

And I was just wondering... is anyone making these? It's the first one I've made, but it's a double decker corner hammock:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04311.jpg)
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Post by: neelia on March 15, 2009, 10:34:07 PM
I was actually going to try and make one a corner hammock like that this week!  :yelcutelaugh:


Here's my cage today, just made this cage set today. I love it! I have a tiny bit of that fabric left over and make just a standard hammock... I don't really have enough to get creative with:
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4162/cage31509.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on March 16, 2009, 12:35:47 PM
I was actually going to try and make one a corner hammock like that this week!  :yelcutelaugh:

I just made it since I had another triangle left over from the corner hammie, and I was like "Hey, this could be double decker."  ::) I don't know if anyone makes and sells them yet...
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Post by: neelia on March 16, 2009, 12:41:14 PM
Yeah, I thought of it because my girls don't like anything that isn't covered. So I have to hang regular hammocks under the shelf or else they don't touch them.. so I was like ok well.. I could make a double corner hammock and that could solve the problem and they could just hang out on the bottom part. I was thinking about making a few and seeing if they sell, but who knows!
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Post by: andie3131 on March 16, 2009, 02:18:39 PM
I just bought a sewing machine a couple months ago.  I had no clue how to use it so one of the staff at my work was showing me how.  She laughed and said never in her life and years of sewing did she ever think she'd be sewing rat hammocks ha ha.  I had her show me how to make a regular, a pocket and a corner, oh yea and a bonding pouch.  She decided to get creative and told me to let her try something different.  It turned out to be a double corner hammock  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 17, 2009, 11:33:29 AM
My girls refuse to use any of the corner hammocks I got from MRR.  They don't like them for whatever reason!

At least the pocket hammock and the honeycomb were a hit.  They've already eaten all the fleece away from the inside  :doh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on March 17, 2009, 04:28:10 PM
The girl's CN as of last night  :).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/3362993999_61b2fdb528_o.jpg)


I use fleece or flannel baby blankets as "blankets" for the rats, to try to get them to burrow in those...rather then under the towels. Well, it doesn't really work  :P. I took one of those flannel baby blankets and safety pinned it to the top of the cage, to make it like a tent.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on March 17, 2009, 04:45:21 PM
That cage looks great!! It looks like they have tons of things to keep them busy. I might have to try throwing in a baby blanket. Mine go straight under the towels  ::)

Lauren
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Post by: krazycatlady on March 17, 2009, 05:10:29 PM
I definatly need to get a CN :poke:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on March 17, 2009, 05:12:04 PM
My girls go under their liners everytime, the boys have been good about not going under theirs.  I tried the bricks on each side of the CN, nope doesn't work.  I'm thinking the pillowcase liners with a brick to hold down the open end would work.  The only bad thing is...I think they'd chew their liners more trying to get under them that way ahhhh ::)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on March 17, 2009, 05:23:05 PM
My babes stopped chewing theirs at all when I started clipping them down with binder clips, they just don't even touch them anymore!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on March 17, 2009, 07:58:52 PM
My girls go under their liners everytime, the boys have been good about not going under theirs.  I tried the bricks on each side of the CN, nope doesn't work.  I'm thinking the pillowcase liners with a brick to hold down the open end would work.  The only bad thing is...I think they'd chew their liners more trying to get under them that way ahhhh ::)

I have tried every thing but the pillow case style. I may quickly sew 2 towels together next time and see what happens.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on March 17, 2009, 08:06:46 PM
You'll have to let me know if it works, or if they end up chewing holes to get under them.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on March 17, 2009, 08:19:08 PM
You'll have to let me know if it works, or if they end up chewing holes to get under them.

I am betting they will chew holes, but we shall see! I really wish I could make cage pads that fit down inside the pan...but then I worry that around the edges that are uncovered, there will be more pee getting outside of the cage. Darn girls! They are worse than the boys  ::).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on March 17, 2009, 08:27:24 PM
The liners I make fit inside the pan(well sorta, I'm bad at measuring, I even put the pan on top the fabric and cut around and it is still off lol).  The girls do get quite a bit of pee and poos on the side of the cage.  But my boys are better about it, not much pee or poos on the sides but they do get poos out and on the floor.
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Post by: technoduckling on March 18, 2009, 01:42:52 AM
Omg.. you made a hole in the Stitch, lol!   :o 
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Post by: EepOwned on March 18, 2009, 09:23:31 AM
I just ordered my Critter Nation last night!  :hyper:  :heart: :hyper: :heart: :hyper: Woooooo! Now I need to go through all the pages of this thread for ideas. lol.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on March 18, 2009, 12:27:47 PM
You're going to LOVE it!
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Post by: Kitsune on March 18, 2009, 06:35:29 PM
figured I'd finally put this up in the CN section. no rats yet(9 days!) but I'll post pics then too...:D

Phoebe demonstrating the spacious accommodations of a CN 161. ;P

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g78/sathaos/IMG_0318.jpg)
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 18, 2009, 06:53:29 PM
I just got my replacement cage :hyper:  Now to put it together and hope that nothing is broken :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on March 18, 2009, 06:56:05 PM
How cute.  My cat jumped in the bottom of my CN when I was re-decorating.  I wanted to get as pick of her and the ratties in there but I couldn't find my camera :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 18, 2009, 11:43:57 PM
Well if it's cat approved, I guess I'll need another one! My kittehs will be jealous that they do not have their own penthouse.

I've given up all hope that my fleece will stay intact.  My girls are just like yours, andie.  They want to be in between the two layers like a blanket, and will chew holes in the sides to get in.  I've just accepted that the corners will be shredded.  Once I tried to put something on each corner to stop them from doing it and they chewed a hole right through the middle.  :doh:

Mommy learned her lesson.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Katherose on March 19, 2009, 12:26:46 PM
I finally got my one story CN!!! Huzzahzah! And here's a pic. :D

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/RandomSong/DSCF2643.jpg)

Tada! That's it. :D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on March 19, 2009, 12:33:03 PM
Well if it's cat approved, I guess I'll need another one! My kittehs will be jealous that they do not have their own penthouse.

I've given up all hope that my fleece will stay intact.  My girls are just like yours, andie.  They want to be in between the two layers like a blanket, and will chew holes in the sides to get in.  I've just accepted that the corners will be shredded.  Once I tried to put something on each corner to stop them from doing it and they chewed a hole right through the middle.  :doh:

Mommy learned her lesson.

Maybe purposely put holes in the corners/where ever they usually end up chewing so they can still slide in and don't ruin the liners?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kitsune on March 19, 2009, 12:50:53 PM
katherose-congrats and it's cute! ...I'm so boring. no exciting colors in this house ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: MaevePotter on March 19, 2009, 01:41:24 PM
The rescue's CN

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k285/maevepotter/my%20rats/mittens/132.jpg)
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Post by: andie3131 on March 19, 2009, 02:13:34 PM
Dem is gatta be some happy rescue babies  :D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: MaevePotter on March 19, 2009, 03:05:27 PM
They are, but I am happier because it took me only 17 minutes to clean one half, and it could have been quicker, but I was fiddling with the shelf configuration. :)

I figured it was a good investment because it would save me sooo much time and headache.

Also, Piranha is not completely happy because she SMELLS other girls! She was huffing at the gap between the pan and the crack showing beneath!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PnutLuv on March 21, 2009, 10:24:06 AM
Decorated for Easter!!

Top
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dd00b3127ccec6ff5067872700000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)


Bottom
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dd00b3127ccec6fec972669a00000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: xMiranda on March 21, 2009, 10:46:52 AM
Hi!
Where can you buy a Critter Nation?  :bow:It looks like or its bigger then a Ferret Nation is it? ;)
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Post by: Macie_and_Emma on March 21, 2009, 10:52:43 AM
You can buy a Critter Nation online... its just like the Ferret Nation except with smaller bar spacing, and without the possibility of add-ons (you either buy 1 or 2 levels and can't add any later on).  Many websites sell them online... allpetfurniture.com, studentmarketplace.com, as well as PetSmart, I believe.  I got mine from my work supplier, but if you do a search "Best place to buy a CN" you'll find the old thread.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 21, 2009, 11:08:19 AM
Here is my boys cage today!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/mypictures015-2.jpg)
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Post by: EepOwned on March 21, 2009, 11:56:33 AM
Oo, what's the fleece fringed things in y'all's cages? And OMG our CN is in Richmond! We're only about 10 miles from the place if it's the building I think it is. I wonder if the UPS place is going to keep it there for two days since the scheduled delivery date is Monday or if they'll go ahead and deliver it today.... I hope it's today! It's so close I can TASTE it!
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 21, 2009, 12:12:30 PM
The fleece things are fleece vines.  I make them when I am making hammocks with extra fleece left over.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: xMiranda on March 21, 2009, 01:53:22 PM
You can buy a Critter Nation online... its just like the Ferret Nation except with smaller bar spacing, and without the possibility of add-ons (you either buy 1 or 2 levels and can't add any later on).  Many websites sell them online... allpetfurniture.com, studentmarketplace.com, as well as PetSmart, I believe.  I got mine from my work supplier, but if you do a search "Best place to buy a CN" you'll find the old thread.

Thank you!   :love5:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on March 21, 2009, 01:55:21 PM
studentmarketplace.com,

Just studentmarket, no "place". :) I bought mine from there and I had no issues. ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: kady05 on March 21, 2009, 05:00:02 PM
I've had my CN for awhile now, but haven't posted pictures yet. Here's one of mine today after cleaning:

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c51/diffuse01/Rats/Cage.jpg)

Not as full as a lot on here, but my boys bounce around a lot, so they need more floor space to run vs. having obstacles to.. run into  ::)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on March 21, 2009, 05:22:01 PM
All decorated for Easter!
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/001-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/002.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/003.jpg)
I got two of these egg bowls at Safeway!
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/011.jpg)
And then just for fun, here's Bunny
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/021-1.jpg)
Spike
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/032-1.jpg)
and Bug
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/025-1.jpg)
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Post by: caleppert on March 21, 2009, 06:21:05 PM
What wrong with Bunny?  Is that a tumor on her neck?  That stinks.  I know I'd be worried about getting it removed with her jugular being right there...

Cool cage design though!  :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on March 22, 2009, 01:31:41 PM
She's going in again on Monday to get the tumor removed and to get spayed! I'm excited, she's been having some mobility issues, but with the ramps so...not steep...lol, she's been doing a lot better! If I hadn't made the darn cube so big I could've made ramp covers, but I'm getting more fabric for that today! Here's her thread, it explains why she's shaved too :-[ http://www.goosemoose.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,118/forum,rat/topic,4052697.new/topicseen,topicseen
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Smidge on March 22, 2009, 02:16:58 PM
Can someone who owns a CN 162, a double unit PM me the pan and shelve measurements please.  Thank you in advance  :bow:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on March 22, 2009, 02:22:27 PM
Here in the girl's CN as of this morning. That is Tansy in the cute bunny cube from Smidge (posting more pics in Smidge's cube thread soon!)...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3375726207_06c53a67d6_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: EepOwned on March 22, 2009, 02:59:32 PM
Aww, is that Tansy in your avatar, too? She looks SOOO tiny! @_@
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on March 22, 2009, 03:19:21 PM
Aww, is that Tansy in your avatar, too? She looks SOOO tiny! @_@

That is Tucker (Tansy's brother) in my avatar. Tansy is inside the bunny cube in the picture I posted  ;D.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Smidge on March 22, 2009, 04:43:25 PM
 I need the measurement of the CN 162 middle shelf. I know there is an opening for the ladder and I need those measurements also. Could someone be so kind and PM me the info please. I'll  :heart: you FOREVER!  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: EepOwned on March 23, 2009, 08:35:27 PM
yay, we finally get to post pictures here!  :hyper: It's going to be hard to choose just 10 pics, but I think I'll survive. Also, Smidge, in the other thread I started asking about measurements, I put the info for ya!  :thumbsup2:

This was so easy to put together! I had to bang a little bit to get it all lined up. One of the doors was out of alignment, but it didn't take much to fix. I put it together all by myself! After it was put together, I stopped to sew up liners. Now to make a sunflower cage set that matches, because it looks soooooo bare!

Full image
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3765.jpg)

Top
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3766.jpg)

Bottom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3767.jpg)

"Kibbles in a boat? Cool!"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3773.jpg)

Wendy: "Whaz down dere?"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3775.jpg)

Sunny: "Mmkay ma, we's got new big house, time for new big igloo!"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3778.jpg)

"Holy moley dis place is HUGE!"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3781.jpg)

"Yay, I found the wheel!"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3782.jpg)

"New cage liners is comfy, but I likes de bird's eye view wit mah friend."
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3785.jpg)

Purveying the new digs from a distance, Cat feels rather jealous that he never gets a new house or the chance to nibble on some Iris.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3792.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on March 23, 2009, 08:46:03 PM
 :shocked2:
Another CN! *is jealous* :P
I looooove it! Is that an egg shaped cube? And where did you get those animal rugs?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on March 23, 2009, 08:55:00 PM
Amy - Is that brightly colored square design fabric at the bottom anything, or just fabric? I was immediately drawn to it, it's really cute!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: EepOwned on March 23, 2009, 08:59:41 PM
:shocked2:
Another CN! *is jealous* :P
I looooove it! Is that an egg shaped cube? And where did you get those animal rugs?

I'm so excited about this cage it's stupid. We got lucky with a really nice tax return this year, so we decided to spoil ourselves and the fuzzbutts with a CN. :D

I assume the egg cube you mean is the purple one? It's actually a regular cube that's been SUPER rattified. :D It went egg shaped because of the way I hung it, with two safety pins.

I got the rugs at Target for just $2.50 each! They are in the dollar section. There's more designs, two more that I saw. One has a monkey and one has a zebra.
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Post by: Pennytherat on March 23, 2009, 09:06:17 PM
ROFL! It looks easter egg shaped :P I wondered how you managed that :P
How many inches across ? I wonder if it would fit in the rat manor... well I need to leave now! I'll pick one up at target. for 2.50 I can risk it not fitting :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: EepOwned on March 23, 2009, 09:10:23 PM
It's about seventeen inches tall and nineteen wide.  :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on March 23, 2009, 09:27:00 PM
Amy - Is that brightly colored square design fabric at the bottom anything, or just fabric? I was immediately drawn to it, it's really cute!

That is a cage pad, but they use it as a blankie. I put it down there so that it would keep them from going under the towel liner, but it doesn't work  :yelcutelaugh:!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 24, 2009, 12:10:21 AM
Here's our cage this week

Top:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/krdesenchantee/001-1.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/krdesenchantee/003-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on March 24, 2009, 02:16:21 AM
OK, back from target, I couldn't find the animal rug :( Maybe they don't sell it at my location (CA).
But I did find some good Easter stuff to reinforce the cage with pastel colors :)
Pardon the dark pictures... I'm sitting down, the lights are dim, and I'm using my computer's webcam :P

Here's some food dishes I picked up in cute Easter shapes (they're both the same size, I'm just holding them funny), and one of the 95 blocks I got! :D My webcam reverses everything, so the R is backwards xD
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo5.jpg)

Here's Heidi modeling the plastic basket I got and plan to hang :)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo12.jpg)
"Dis is mine. Yus. All mine."



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Post by: EepOwned on March 24, 2009, 06:41:11 AM
Aww, that's so cute! Too bad you couldn't find the rugs, but I love those dishes. And Heidi is adorable!  :heart:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on March 24, 2009, 09:59:01 AM
Grace...were those dishes and that bucket in the dollar bins  :hyper:?! If not, how much were those dishes?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: fuzzbutt_uk on March 24, 2009, 11:47:25 AM
It's lovely to see so many gorgeous imaginative cages and so much stimulation for the ratties :D  And this chappie looks familiar EepOwned!!!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3785.jpg)

All the way from Asda UK to Stateside!!!  :icon_rr:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: loldrey on March 24, 2009, 01:38:19 PM
Is the CN more expensive than the FN? How big is the bar spacing on the levels?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on March 24, 2009, 02:00:38 PM
Is the CN more expensive than the FN? How big is the bar spacing on the levels?

I bought both my CN's here  http://www.allpetfurniture.com/asp/keyword.asp?maid=&keyword=critter+nation&command=dosearch  and the bar spacing is half inch.  I love it you don't have to modify it and you can put girls or babies in it and not worry.  You can click on the CN your interested in and it will tell you all the info on it.
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Post by: Whiskey on a Sunday on March 24, 2009, 03:41:59 PM
I cant wait to get mine, Its supposed to be here any time. All of your cages look great.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: robotsdemuerte on March 24, 2009, 05:40:23 PM
Omg, someone has one in my hometown for 100 bucks (a one level). I kept telling myself I wasn't going to even think about it because we have a perfectly good cage. But ugh, I just emailed her :doh: If I can talk her down to like $65 maybe I'll get it.

If I get a one level (161) can I buy another level later on and add it, or do I have to get a double level one?
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 24, 2009, 05:48:30 PM
Omg, someone has one in my hometown for 100 bucks (a one level). I kept telling myself I wasn't going to even think about it because we have a perfectly good cage. But ugh, I just emailed her :doh: If I can talk her down to like $65 maybe I'll get it.

If I get a one level (161) can I buy another level later on and add it, or do I have to get a double level one?

I can't see anyone taking any less than $100 for it.  They are pretty much brand new,  couldn't have done much damage to it.  $100 is a good price.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on March 24, 2009, 07:23:21 PM
Amy - they were 3 bucks apiece =/ But they're so cute! :P

Thanks EepOwned  :BlueDumboSmile: That's probably the best picture of Heidi I've managed to get so far! She's so squirmy  :eek:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 24, 2009, 09:48:54 PM
Here is my boys cage today!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/Moms027.jpg)
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Post by: MaevePotter on March 24, 2009, 10:56:03 PM
they never put any bowls in the dollar bin anymore :( I saw those bowls too but they are kind of too small.. :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on March 25, 2009, 02:06:47 AM
They probably manufacture them for 50 cents apiece...  >:(
Yeah, they're a little small, which is why I got two. Meh.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: krazycatlady on March 25, 2009, 09:12:15 AM
Theres a girl selling a rat cage on CL for $100 she said its a two story and she bought it for $200, i asked her for a picture because i cant think of many other cages costing that much aside from the CN's so hopefully it is one and ill go pick it up because the girls will outgrow this cage and i really want a CN anyway, they look so much more fun to decorate.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on March 26, 2009, 08:54:08 PM
Mine isn't as fun as everyone else's...but I have one and it's more fun than they've ever had!!
I just emailed Dearpie for some hammocks that they won't chew to smitherines...
AND I used an extra ball I had that my rats were scared of and would poop and pee inside instead of running...so I made it into a little cuddle house!!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100239/IMG_9432/web.jpg?ver=12381149780001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100239/IMG_9435/web.jpg?ver=12381150070001)
top
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100239/IMG_9437/web.jpg?ver=12381150430001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100239/IMG_9438/web.jpg?ver=12381150540001) bottom
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100239/IMG_9434/web.jpg?ver=12381150000001)
 :hyper:

I'm sooooooooooooo excited.
And I KNOW whole-heartedly that they're going to destroy it when I come home tonight or wake up in the morning, but it's fun for the time being!

I can't wait for my exciting cool hammocks!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 26, 2009, 08:56:31 PM
My girls cage tonight!

Top
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/ratties022.jpg)

Bottom
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/ratties023.jpg)

All together, not a great pic seeing as I was trying to open the whole cage and pay attention to the kittens too :P
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/ratties024.jpg)
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Post by: krazycatlady on March 26, 2009, 09:09:12 PM
that shoe in there is super cute!!!!!!  :shocked2: is that a real shoe?  :yelcutelaugh: I may have to pick up some shoes from Goodwill

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 26, 2009, 09:13:30 PM
I got that at Lots N More today.  It is a planter!  Isn't is adorable? :BlueDumboSmile:  It is a hard plastic and the laces are real laces.  I filled it with fleece scraps.
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Post by: misslasagna on March 26, 2009, 09:19:18 PM
I love the shoe! I might put one in my rat's cage now that I see that...they'll love eating it. =P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: krazycatlady on March 26, 2009, 09:20:58 PM
I love that!!!

Do you think getting a pair of kids shoes from Goodwill would be ok to put in there? My rats arent really chewy yet they will chew at some things but not much yet suprisingly... but if they were to chew i would just want to make sure it was okay.. id like to find a pair of chucks for kids or something like that high top for them to crawl in
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 26, 2009, 11:10:57 PM
I can't see a canvas type shoe like that causing any problem.  I don't think I would just put in like a leather sneaker but canvas or ked type I wouldn't see a problem with.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Whiskey on a Sunday on March 27, 2009, 01:37:20 PM
I get my cage today, I'm about to go to work, so I haven't openedthe box yet. I am worried about unpackig the cage, she box is pretty beat up, and I heard the delivery guy drop the cage in my doorstep, I'm hoping that everything is okay with it. I can't wait to gt off work now. :party:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: krazycatlady on March 27, 2009, 02:36:36 PM
I can't wait to get a CN.  :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on March 27, 2009, 06:47:43 PM
I get my cage today, I'm about to go to work, so I haven't openedthe box yet. I am worried about unpackig the cage, she box is pretty beat up, and I heard the delivery guy drop the cage in my doorstep, I'm hoping that everything is okay with it. I can't wait to gt off work now. :party:

A lot of people in this thread have had bad experiences with UPS and their boxes coming totally destroyed, not to mention the cages being broken.

Mine looked like it went through heck and back, and was perfectly fine apart from a slightly bent wire on the very top portion.  I hope yours arrived fine, even though the box might be scary looking!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: LOTR_Ratties on March 27, 2009, 08:30:38 PM
I'm not able to afford a CN right now, but I just wanted to say that everyone's cages look awesome! I'm envious. Keep the pictures comin', I'm addicted to this post. :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: robotsdemuerte on March 28, 2009, 12:08:52 AM
I'm getting my CN tomorrow XD

Then I'll be off to the amazing $ store to buy some decorations for it. I'm really praying they have some cheap fleece blankets. If not I'll be going to Walmart anyway to pick up some green fleece to make my hammocks with :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on March 28, 2009, 12:43:44 AM
Hopefully I will have my CN by my birthday (September 26th). It's all I want... my family will think I'm crazy though :(

I can't wait till easter! I wanna decorate already ;P

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on March 28, 2009, 04:55:40 PM
I get my cage today, I'm about to go to work, so I haven't openedthe box yet. I am worried about unpackig the cage, she box is pretty beat up, and I heard the delivery guy drop the cage in my doorstep, I'm hoping that everything is okay with it. I can't wait to gt off work now. :party:

A lot of people in this thread have had bad experiences with UPS and their boxes coming totally destroyed, not to mention the cages being broken.

Mine looked like it went through heck and back, and was perfectly fine apart from a slightly bent wire on the very top portion.  I hope yours arrived fine, even though the box might be scary looking!

UPS is actually better out here than FedEx. My box came with only one bit of damage to the corner. The top pan for my cage was cracked though, and my dad said that that was more likely from the way it was manufactured than from UPS.

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Whiskey on a Sunday on March 28, 2009, 09:46:13 PM
I put the cage together today, it was a little frustrating. Some of the sides were bent out of shape, but easy fixed with a hammer, and the base is a bit wobbly, but it at least looks nice. xD
 my crew love it, and Penelope cant stick her head out and try to bite me when I open or close the doors.
I'll have to get some pics after I get my cage sets from Smidge.

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kitsune on March 29, 2009, 12:30:07 AM
my CN came several weeks ago and the box looked like it been thru hell but amazingly nothing was bent at all. we did use a hammer and a block of wood to make sure everything was in as tight as it could go though, which improved things. I'm so happy with it...and here is the first few pictures of our new babies, Tass and Lyra (Siamese, cream and American Blue respectively) inside.



(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g78/sathaos/005.jpg)

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g78/sathaos/006.jpg)


In all it's glory right in the middle of the living room/office
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g78/sathaos/001-2.jpg)
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Post by: ⚡⚡DrachenDame⚡⚡ on March 29, 2009, 10:32:25 PM
Wow it looks great! I how do you get the fleece to stay on the shelf? I'm always looking for new ways. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kitsune on March 30, 2009, 04:13:59 PM
on the shelf i take out the plastic and just tuck the fleece around the edges and slide it on. stays well and the girls don't mess with it. It's just a single piece of fleece but it was measured so the sides lined up and the top and bottom were long enough to be securely tucked under.

The bottom pan is a pillow case style and I measured it so that it fit snugly around the edges and had a overlap on the opening. I just tuck the open ends under and it works rather well.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on March 31, 2009, 04:17:39 PM
I did the first full cage clean on my critter nation 161, so here is my picture:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CritterNation.jpg)

I added the toys and wheel after.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on March 31, 2009, 04:23:54 PM
That 4 tube type hammock is really cute!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on March 31, 2009, 04:30:16 PM
That 4 tube type hammock is really cute!

Thanks, I love it! The ratties get a kick out of climbing from one tube to the next.  I got it from artsiekat's website, its called the quad hammock or some such.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on March 31, 2009, 07:56:11 PM
That 4 tube type hammock is really cute!

Thanks, I love it! The ratties get a kick out of climbing from one tube to the next.  I got it from artsiekat's website, its called the quad hammock or some such.

It looks like a butterfly in your cage :-)
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on March 31, 2009, 08:15:46 PM
It looks like a butterfly in your cage :-)

I was thinking the same thing! It really does look like a butterfly. I love it. :thumbsup2:
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Post by: vintagerat on March 31, 2009, 09:36:20 PM
coliekumar....I LOVE the way you decorated you're CN, too cute  ;D!
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Post by: coliekumar on March 31, 2009, 09:39:09 PM
Thank you so much!  I will admit, I do love decorating my cage   ;)
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Post by: tysetsu on March 31, 2009, 09:40:57 PM
coliekumar: The hammocks I sent you look awesome in the cage!  I seriously love using that mushroom fabric.
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Post by: coliekumar on March 31, 2009, 09:45:25 PM
Yoona, we must be fabric soul mates!  That is my very favorite fabric, I even tried to find some at my JoAnns to make liners!
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Post by: tysetsu on March 31, 2009, 09:50:06 PM
Yoona, we must be fabric soul mates!  That is my very favorite fabric, I even tried to find some at my JoAnns to make liners!

 :cheeky: We must be! It's just such an awesome print haha. I'm going to joanns tomorrow to buy a bunch more of that fabric. Hopefully it's still there. There was a lot left last time I checked. Did you find it at your joanns?
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Post by: coliekumar on March 31, 2009, 09:57:26 PM
No such luck.  I did get to snag a yard of the turtles, but its just not the same!
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on April 01, 2009, 01:09:16 PM
Cage cleaning day!  I love cleaning the cage and watching them all go crazy running around when they get back in  :)

Top
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/2009_0401CN0004.jpg)

Bottom
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/2009_0401CN0002.jpg)

Whole cage
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/2009_0401CN0003.jpg)
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Post by: PnutLuv on April 01, 2009, 01:44:15 PM
I love cage cleaning day  :heart:


(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9da20b3127ccec6967f18d22100000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)


See the shirt hanging on the bottom level? My daughter grew out of it, so I sewed the bottom shut, added grommets at the shoulders and voila! :)
Of course they haven't touched it, but that's typical, eh?  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: cerulean.blue on April 01, 2009, 03:48:41 PM
Cage cleaning day was yesterday, here's some pics of my PiRate themed CN:

Top
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04351.jpg)

Bottom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04352.jpg)

Whole cage
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/DSC04353.jpg)

I tried to find them a pirate ship at a used toy store, but no one had one this week.   :puppy_dog_eyes:
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Post by: Kitsune on April 01, 2009, 05:41:59 PM
OMg pirates! i love it. well if they can't have a ship at least they have ale ( box anyway.hehehe) That's awesome.
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Post by: cerulean.blue on April 01, 2009, 07:14:34 PM
That's what I was thinking. lol. Maybe the store will come up with a ship for me soon...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on April 02, 2009, 04:04:24 PM
Here is some quick shots of the double wide after we set it up.  Everything is a bit messy from setting it up.  I will post more pics after it is fully decorated.  I am so excited  :hyper:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/DoubleCN.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/DoubleCN_2.jpg)
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Post by: Lena on April 03, 2009, 12:38:22 AM
Oh my, it looks fantastic. More pics please  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pot Pie on April 03, 2009, 12:53:40 AM
Just cleaned everything today! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but wow does tripling your amounts of rats make things dirty quickly  :eek:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/3408037049_652ce57476.jpg?v=0)
Left side, featuring the wheel, their absolute favorite thing. Also the litter box, their least favorite thing  ::)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/3408845584_64993d93a2.jpg?v=0)
Right side. Tenny's being cute in the tube, Gibbard's looking for a way out, and that's definitely Honey hanging from her hind feet in the bottom right corner. Could somebody tell the little monster she's two, please?  ;D

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3408846336_bf6836f8d3.jpg?v=0)
Full cage. Note the escapees.

Also, the obligatory pictures of my new babies:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/3408846886_6fa4ffa76a.jpg?v=0)
Gib
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3408843722_6fcc68be9e.jpg?v=0)
and Ten
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JuliesZoo74 on April 04, 2009, 08:59:29 AM
Here is my 1 level.  Took the wheel out because the boys were not using it anyway.  I found the shelves on sale yesterday at Target for around $5 each. 

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/jsolito1/2009_0404CN0033.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: betti_page on April 04, 2009, 08:40:17 PM
Quote
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/3408846886_6fa4ffa76a.jpg?v=0)
Gib


looks just like my lealu!
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e167/redheadedcherry/rats003.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on April 05, 2009, 02:13:36 AM
Here is my CN this time around

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3413985946_4121fb4c90.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3413985746_ab72da3021.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3319/3413985704_2b2a769201.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3381/3413180465_52ef50a371.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/3413985684_689cc7efb7.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377/3413180485_ff42005a4c.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/3413985812_eccd284067.jpg)

Cute Pics
Lexi
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/3413985922_51be9ae663.jpg)
Maddie
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3621/3413985990_e078be1518.jpg)
Miley
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3331/3413986012_9c469ec83b.jpg)


Lauren
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Post by: Lena on April 05, 2009, 03:36:16 AM
JuliesZoo, I really like the color of the fabric you have in there!

Lauren, I adore that red and black fabric, especially the cube hammock. Where did you get that?
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Post by: Schrute on April 05, 2009, 09:10:29 AM
TOP:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/palstraw009.jpg)

BOTTOM:
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/palstraw010.jpg)
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Post by: Lauren_22 on April 05, 2009, 12:09:56 PM
JuliesZoo, I really like the color of the fabric you have in there!

Lauren, I adore that red and black fabric, especially the cube hammock. Where did you get that?

I found the fabric at Walmart for $2.44 a yard! It was in their "seasonal" section.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on April 06, 2009, 05:16:49 PM
Okay, here are some pics of my CN.  This is what it looks like when I forget to do the laundry and go to clean the cage only to see my hammocks and liners are all dirty!  :yelcutelaugh:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/6-1-1.jpg)
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/6-2.jpg)
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/6-3.jpg)
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Post by: Lena on April 06, 2009, 09:01:07 PM
Okay, here are some pics of my CN.  This is what it looks like when I forget to do the laundry and go to clean the cage only to see my hammocks and liners are all dirty!  :yelcutelaugh:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/6-1-1.jpg)
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/6-2.jpg)
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/6-3.jpg)


Where did you get the tube? Nice set-up too. Cute placement mat!
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Post by: coliekumar on April 06, 2009, 09:45:28 PM
Thank you!  ;D  It is a ferret tube, but I love it for my rats.  Here is a link: http://www.ferret.com/item/super-pet-ferretrail-flex-e-fun-nels-8-foot-long/  My rats chewed holes in it when it wasn't hanging and I used those to put shower hooks through, but I am sure you could add your own smaller holes to hang it with.  It also works great for out of cage time.  :thumbsup2:
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Post by: JTO_ on April 07, 2009, 07:22:45 PM
I use that tube too.  I hated how it always retracted, and got short when it could be so long.  To keep it long I put it in some hot water and pulled it out and stretched it with someone.  While it cooled it hardened and stayed really long.  You can also do that to shorten it.
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on April 07, 2009, 08:25:59 PM
I use that tube too.  I hated how it always retracted, and got short when it could be so long.  To keep it long I put it in some hot water and pulled it out and stretched it with someone.  While it cooled it hardened and stayed really long.  You can also do that to shorten it.

Wow that's a great idea! I have the same tunnel, and have also been annoyed over how it retracts when it could go so much farther. So thanks for the tip!
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Post by: JTO_ on April 08, 2009, 01:07:43 PM
After a while (over the course of a few weeks) it will slowly start to retract, but it is so cool to have it the full 8' long!
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Post by: PnutLuv on April 08, 2009, 05:48:54 PM
I was in a summery jungle mood when cleaning today!

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9da29b3127ccec68561e6ee2500000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9da29b3127ccec68541ceee1d00000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9da29b3127ccec6846a778e6500000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

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Post by: robotsdemuerte on April 08, 2009, 07:06:29 PM
I was in a summery jungle mood when cleaning today!

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9da29b3127ccec68561e6ee2500000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9da29b3127ccec68541ceee1d00000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9da29b3127ccec6846a778e6500000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I love your jungle theme so much!!! Hopefully I'll get my monkey fabric from Joanns and can make one myself =]


Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on April 09, 2009, 01:06:10 AM
Girl's CN as of tonight. I thank Kendra (Kacee9) for the adorable hammock set  :hyper: :heart:! She got me as her partner in the Spring Swap  ;D,

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3425128613_697eb499f8_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3594/3425129041_31378290fa_o.jpg)
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Post by: Scubbs on April 09, 2009, 02:31:12 AM
Oohh, that strawberry fabric is to die for.  SO cute!
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Post by: Spiffy on April 09, 2009, 02:32:31 AM
 :shocked2: I LOVE those strawberry hammocks!!!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kacee9 on April 09, 2009, 02:40:16 AM
Girl's CN as of tonight. I thank Kendra (Kacee9) for the adorable hammock set  :hyper: :heart:! She got me as her partner in the Spring Swap  ;D,

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3425128613_697eb499f8_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3594/3425129041_31378290fa_o.jpg)

I am soooo happy that you like them!!  I really hope that your rats enjoy enjoy everything, it was a lot of fun to make it all!! :BlueDumboSmile:
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Post by: Lena on April 09, 2009, 02:46:03 AM
Strawberry and cherry hammocks are adorable! The whole set-up is so pretty.
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Post by: EepOwned on April 09, 2009, 04:00:08 PM
Ooo I also like that fabric.

My favorite pair of jeans has finally sung it's last song, so I cut off the legs to make tubes for the furrkids. Here's the cage after last night's cleaning.

Top, notice how as soon as I had everything clean, and put the cuddle cup from the dryer in there, they immediately dragged it over to cover their food. ::)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/Boyos/ohrats005.jpg)

Bottom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/Boyos/ohrats006.jpg)

TOOOB pic!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/Boyos/ohrats010.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on April 10, 2009, 02:52:03 PM
Both of them look great!

I'm still really jealous of those cute jungle animal rugs. I went to Target to grab some and they had sold out. :( I'm trying to get together a jungle theme, but I havne't been able to find anything just right yet. lol
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Post by: paax on April 11, 2009, 11:35:02 AM
My Target now has a full line of everything sports.  They have sports related mats, fleece blankets and pillows.
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Post by: misslasagna on April 11, 2009, 09:40:23 PM
Mine is still nowhere near as fun...but I got a tent and made some hammocks out of my boyfriends jeans that my boy Sam ate... :doh:
And I have some Dearpie hammocks on their way soon...hopefully!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100278/IMG_0314/web.jpg?ver=12394988690001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100278/IMG_0315/web.jpg?ver=12394988630001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100278/IMG_0317/web.jpg?ver=12394988520001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100278/IMG_0320/web.jpg?ver=12394988540001)
(sad day...I adopted Dilla out to a naked rat lover. She was such a handful for me and always beating up my Shaak Ti (so much that I had to seperate Shaak Ti from the group.. :() The lady who adopted her is such a naked lover, it's a perfect match. She also has a lot of experience with naked rat eye problems, Dilla will be happier with other naked ratties. =)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100278/IMG_0331/web.jpg?ver=12394988580001)
Rattigan trying to understand the point of the tent, which is now the food storage place.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lena on April 11, 2009, 11:45:10 PM
I've had my new rat babies in my CN for a week now.

Here's set-up #1
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/lenapro/Newbabyrats002.jpg)

The cute animal faces have now been turned into pillows.

Set-up #2. It took a while to hang everything up, ha!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/lenapro/Babyrats3022.jpg)

So far, I've only used old baby blankets and baby blankets from the dollar store. My hammocks, that I made by hand yesterday, are definitely no kind of quality. I'm looking forward getting some fleece, and making some matching liners and hammocks. I adore the matching sets!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on April 13, 2009, 03:14:41 AM
Just did a complete overhaul and cleaning today of all the cages.  Here's the CN all nice and shiney!  We have 5 girls in here.  The hammocks with the owl print on the bottom half were sent to me by Pink.  Aren't they cute?   ;D

Whole thing...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/010-1.jpg)

Top half...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/009-1.jpg)

Bottom half...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/008.jpg)

The owl print things were made by Pink...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/006-1.jpg)

Showing off the cuddle cup and pocket hammock Pink made for my girls...and yes, that's a bandaid on my finger.  That's why I had to take these pics without the girls in there, otherwise I'd have a lot more bandaids.  I love them to death, and they just want to eat me.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/007.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on April 13, 2009, 05:16:51 PM
Okay, I need to stop posting my cage so much:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-413.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-413-3.jpg)
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-413-2.jpg)

And for fun, the girls are obviously having a good time:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-413-4.jpg)

ETA:  It still needs the igloo, wheel, etc, but you get the idea
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: della luna on April 13, 2009, 05:23:58 PM
Okay, I need to stop posting my cage so much

Um... WHY?

For some reason I am addicted to looking at double wide CN/FNs  :heart:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on April 13, 2009, 05:30:30 PM
 :yelcutelaugh:  Okay, I won't stop!
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Post by: tysetsu on April 13, 2009, 05:51:32 PM
colie: I love love love the double wide cn :D So much decorating options! Hahah and I don't think you have enough of that mushroom in there.  ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on April 13, 2009, 09:36:14 PM
Yep!  The package actually got here when I was decorating the cage this time (I can't get packages here, so we have to pick them up from a friend's).  I sure do love those mushrooms!  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Spiffy on April 14, 2009, 01:55:46 AM
I finally got my CN today!!! :hyper: :party: :hyper: I'm super excited. I can't wait to get some cute hammock sets in here! And of course, my other rattie! Sugar seems lonely all by herself in this big cage :puppy_dog_eyes:

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/megs_056/DSCN6438.jpg)

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/megs_056/DSCN6440.jpg)

Whoops I forgot to put fleece in the hangy ball before I got the pic :doh:
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/megs_056/DSCN6441.jpg)

Sorry for my dog's tail on the right!
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/megs_056/DSCN6442.jpg)

(The thingy on the wall is a temperature gauge thingy, not a giant bug :P)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/megs_056/DSCN6443.jpg)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Salt&Pepper on April 14, 2009, 10:13:58 AM
My Boys Cage   :thumbsup2:
(http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss293/fosterdadZ/photo22.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on April 14, 2009, 01:05:48 PM
My Boys Cage   :thumbsup2:
(http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss293/fosterdadZ/photo22.jpg)

Umm, that doesn't look like a critter nation?
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Post by: squirrelsmom on April 14, 2009, 03:57:58 PM
Here are a few pics of my CN. It has mats in it now instead of loose fabric. My 4 boys love it! (http://:BlueDumboSmile:)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/squirrelsmom/rat%20boys/100_2828.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/squirrelsmom/rat%20boys/100_2829-1.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/squirrelsmom/rat%20boys/100_2829-1.jpg)
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Post by: andie3131 on April 14, 2009, 04:09:39 PM
Aren't the CNs wonderful!  I do want to let you know though, that bridge in the bottom of your CN looks to be a snak shak.  Those are made with pine and are not good for your rats, also I've been told they have a tendency to mold.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: squirrelsmom on April 14, 2009, 05:14:12 PM
It is a snak shak bridge. I do know that pine shavings are bad for the ratties- however, I have not found anything about these in particular. The oils in the shavings and the aroma that they give off is what is bad for their respiratory system. That, added to the release of the oils upon contact with urine increases the problem. My boys get their bridge for a limited amount of time each week- no more then a day at a time in the cage and usually only during their free range- because they like to run across it and leap onto other things/people. They do not eat it though. But, I have sent an email to the Rat Lady about the safety of the bridge anyway. But, here is part of the article from her site.
"There is strong scientific evidence that pine and cedar shavings are harmful to the health of rodents.  Both these softwood shavings give off aromatic hydrocarbons (phenols) and acids that are toxic.  The phenols, which give the shavings their scent, are the reason that cedar repels fleas and moths and why pine-oil is the major ingredient in Pine-sol brand disinfectant.  In the laboratory, autoclaved pine and cedar shavings have been shown to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms (Reference 1).  When animals are exposed to softwood shavings the aromatic hydrocarbons are absorbed through the respiratory tract and enter the blood." 

 

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Post by: BSP17 on April 15, 2009, 07:23:24 PM
I just got my critter nation today! my daddy got it for me for my birthday!  :BlueDumboSmile:

doors open
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/jaimitastic2/CN.jpg)

doors closed
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/jaimitastic2/CN2.jpg)

with rats!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/jaimitastic2/CN4.jpg)

its pretty plain right now, i wasn't expecting it so soon! after my tax return comes, they are going to get really, really spoiled!



and i was wondering, how did other people hook their water bottles up? when i did it just kept sliding on the sides and falling over. i ended up just zip tying a piece of hard wire cloth to the side and fastening the bottle to that.. i'm going to have to get a bottle that's refillable from the top ASAP cause that sucked to get on there!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/jaimitastic2/CN3.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on April 15, 2009, 08:00:40 PM
and i was wondering, how did other people hook their water bottles up? when i did it just kept sliding on the sides and falling over. i ended up just zip tying a piece of hard wire cloth to the side and fastening the bottle to that.. i'm going to have to get a bottle that's refillable from the top ASAP cause that sucked to get on there!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/jaimitastic2/CN3.jpg)

I use a water bottle holder. I have the same water bottle that you do, and Petco sells some nice metal holders that just hook right on the bars.

http://www.petco.com/product/105628/PETCO-Chew-Guard-and-Bottle-Holder.aspx?CoreCat=SmallAnimal_Prodi2

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Post by: BSP17 on April 15, 2009, 08:32:07 PM
and i was wondering, how did other people hook their water bottles up? when i did it just kept sliding on the sides and falling over. i ended up just zip tying a piece of hard wire cloth to the side and fastening the bottle to that.. i'm going to have to get a bottle that's refillable from the top ASAP cause that sucked to get on there!
(http://removed picture)

I use a water bottle holder. I have the same water bottle that you do, and Petco sells some nice metal holders that just hook right on the bars.

http://www.petco.com/product/105628/PETCO-Chew-Guard-and-Bottle-Holder.aspx?CoreCat=SmallAnimal_Prodi2



oh i didn't know they sold those separately! i was just going to try and find a new bottle!

cool, thanks!  :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: della luna on April 15, 2009, 10:17:54 PM
Everyone's CNs look AWESOME!  I am so jealous!

Maybe I can get my parents to give me a CN as a going away present  :cheeky:. 'Cause that's when I can finally get rats anyway!
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Post by: EepOwned on April 17, 2009, 03:05:58 AM
Wooohooo! The fab five are finally all in the CN! We went with a more manly theme for the liners today in celebration of the boys moving into the harem.  :BlueDumboSmile:

Top
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3938.jpg)

Bottom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3939.jpg)

I have never seen these rats move so fast. Every picture I tried to take of exploring, they were either no longer in the picture or it was just a rat butt, waddling away. :doh: Our camera is about twelve years old, though, so I really can't blame it for being so darn slow. Here are the VERY few pics I managed to get, most of them when the boys stopped for a drink. lol

Our big boys seems so small in all this spaaaaace!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3942.jpg)

Garu needs me to move the water bottle higher, because he is not as tiny as the girls and this is just a tad uncomfy.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3950.jpg)

Tongue pics!
Garu:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3954.jpg)
Ratatouille:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3955.jpg)

Cat, STILL plotting on how to get those darn chicken nuggets
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3957.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on April 17, 2009, 03:09:42 AM
GAHHH! I love tongue pics! *melts* hehehe!

All I have on my birthday list is a Critter Nation :) But my birthday is in September... and all my relatives/friends think I'm crazy because I want a cage for rats. Meh.
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Post by: andie3131 on April 17, 2009, 03:18:58 AM
GAHHH! I love tongue pics! *melts* hehehe!

All I have on my birthday list is a Critter Nation :) But my birthday is in September... and all my relatives/friends think I'm crazy because I want a cage for rats. Meh.

Yea!!!!  Another September Baby  :D  What day?  Mine is the 17th.  Virgo's rule :P

Don't feel bad mine all think I'm nuts too, we'll most of them.  And my mother....well she just gets all pissy anytime I say anything about the rats.  I'm surprised she didn't make some rude comment about my hot pink rat decal on the back of my car window or the license plate and frame in the front.
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Post by: Pennytherat on April 17, 2009, 03:29:49 AM
26th for me :)

Well, my family loves the rats (or at least tolerates them). But... a gigantic 230 dollar cage for them? Umm. A little strange on their part. Maybe I can uy one for myself by the end of summer if I work my butt off. :P
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Post by: EepOwned on April 17, 2009, 04:11:52 AM
I think people should be allowed their crazy wishes if it's their birthday! lol. The last time I wanted something REALLY expensive for my birthday was when I was a teenager too! I ended up working a summer job and giving my mom half the money to buy it, and for my birthday, she matched what I'd saved up, and let me have it as a present. Maybe that's an option? I can't imagine how tiny Penny and Heidi would look in a 162. LOL
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Post by: andie3131 on April 17, 2009, 04:32:40 AM
When I was in high school, I wanted a fringe leather jacket SOOOO bad.  I told my parents they didn't have to get me anything else.  Guess what I got for X-mas????   A ugly yellow poofy girlie coat (I was a metal head), a red corduroy coat and a bunch of clothes.  Maybe this is bad and wrong but... my mom always saved receipts encase things didn't fit or we didn't like it.  She'd always complain how I didn't like what she got me, well duh  :poke: I told ya what I wanted.  So I took back one of the coats(she made me keep the yellow one) and half of the clothes that I would never wear.  I ended up getting the jacket I wanted and money to spare.
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Post by: Heatherama on April 17, 2009, 06:59:00 PM

Cat, STILL plotting on how to get those darn chicken nuggets
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3957.jpg)


Hahahahahaha!!!  That is fabulous.  My cats did this ONE time...they were brutally swatted and huffed at by big poofy rats and they never did it again.  Every now and then one of them will go behind the cages and we'll hear a loud cat screech....later on we find a tuft of their hair in a hammock being used as a pillow.   :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Lauren_22 on April 19, 2009, 10:22:34 AM
Well I haven't posted my cage in a while. I cleaned it yesterday and put in some of the new hammocks I received from Kalijo in the Spring Gift Swap. They love the yellow triangle hammock she gave me! Its def. their favorite.

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3560/3455951788_701e53cd70.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3656/3455134567_c0087a446a.jpg)
Mouse/rat tube from Kalijo!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3334/3455134511_346a730701.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/3455951912_ffebb58d7e.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3603/3455952058_ba293ac87d.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/3455134655_24ef73fc8f.jpg)


-Lauren
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on April 19, 2009, 01:32:05 PM

Cat, STILL plotting on how to get those darn chicken nuggets
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_3957.jpg)


Hahahahahaha!!!  That is fabulous.  My cats did this ONE time...they were brutally swatted and huffed at by big poofy rats and they never did it again.  Every now and then one of them will go behind the cages and we'll hear a loud cat screech....later on we find a tuft of their hair in a hammock being used as a pillow.   :yelcutelaugh:

My cat likes to sit on top of the critter nation (the double one, don't ask how she gets up there). She used to do that with the feerret nation as well. She liked to torment my one boy, Teddy. Everytime he put his nose through the bars she would swat it. He would get sooooo mad, all puffed up and hissing. I think he must have bit her once because I heard her screach and then fall of the cage. She was alright, but I didn't really feel sorry for her, she was asking for it.
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Post by: EepOwned on April 19, 2009, 02:45:24 PM
Heh. It's my roomie's cat, and he loooves to sneak into our room to watch the "dinner show". :D When we just had the three girls in the Martin's, I would wake up to a loud noise at night and he would be PLASTERED against the side of the cage, just hanging on so he could watch them in the very top hammock. He doesn't do it with the CN, thank god, but we catch him all the time right there on the bottom, having staring contests with Wendy.
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Post by: mcfate on April 19, 2009, 04:28:38 PM
I have critter nation envy so bad now!  I must have one arrrrrgggggggggggg     :puppy_dog_eyes:
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Post by: Alicia on April 19, 2009, 04:34:35 PM
Hey, squirrelsmom, what kind of mats do you use in your cage? I am thinking about getting a CN soon. I use a lot of fleece now, but I have a few that really like to chew holes. What are your mats made out of?

I'm also wondering, anyone can answer, if the wheels can be locked or removed from the CN cage. The place I have in mind for it is in a location where my cats will be able to jump down onto it from my entertainment center, and I don't want it to move. The cats ignore the rats otherwise; they know better!

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Post by: coliekumar on April 19, 2009, 04:37:23 PM
The wheels lock very easily.  My cats jump on mine all of the time  ;)
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Post by: cheygirl74 on April 20, 2009, 10:58:39 AM
everyones pictures are great!!...i will be getting my CN sometime in the next month and i have a question....i notice that many people put the ramps in the litter pans...is this just an individual thing or is it the best place for them?
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Post by: JuliesZoo74 on April 20, 2009, 11:41:34 AM
For me, it seems to be where they go.  Plus it holds the litter box in place so they don't push it all over  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on April 22, 2009, 11:36:26 PM
My cage this week. I have the lower level closed off for the main group right now. My new girl is getting out of quarantine in a few days and thats where she'll live during intros. I figure they get to know each others sent that way. Then a few times a day I'll lower the ladder so they can all hang out.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4448.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on April 23, 2009, 01:10:04 AM
Man, I gotta have one of these things! I have 55 dollars and a long way to go =S Hopefully I can get one by my birthday, or at least some money for one.
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Post by: Chihua on April 23, 2009, 11:19:05 AM
Here's mine at the moment. I think I'm gonna go to JoAnn Fabrics today to get some fabric to make some nice matching bedding out of. I only have one set of matching bedding at the moment, and it's dirty right now.  :P

Doors Closed
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/tobychick/CN.jpg)

Doors Opened
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/tobychick/CN2.jpg)

And just because it makes me giggle:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/tobychick/Samwise29.jpg)
"Dis is MY castle!  :icon_king:"
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Post by: coeurfragile on April 23, 2009, 11:56:25 AM
Lmao, he/she has such a proud little look on their face!
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Post by: Chihua on April 23, 2009, 12:39:48 PM
 :yelcutelaugh: I know! Every time I look at it I bust out laughing.
He's a he, by the way.  :) His name's Samwise.
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on April 23, 2009, 01:05:56 PM
And just because it makes me giggle:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/tobychick/Samwise29.jpg)
"Dis is MY castle!  :icon_king:"

Oh my goodness what a sweet expression. So proud and so happy! Lucky ratty. Thanks for makin' me smile. ;D
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Post by: Chihua on April 23, 2009, 01:21:52 PM
Haha! I was looking at your siggy and noticed you have a hairless named Gollum. I was totally going to name Sam Gollum when I first got him cuz...well look at him!  :yelcutelaugh: But I figured people would dislike him anyway, being hairless and all, and being named after Gollum wouldn't help his chances any.  rofl! Your rats are very cute by the way!  ;D
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on April 23, 2009, 02:31:02 PM
LOL! That is funny, great minds think alike I guess! :wink5: Gollum is my :heart: ratty, he's the biggest most gentle sweetheart in the world. No one can meet him without falling in love with him, so I don't worry about the name. Awesome that you have a ratty named Samwise, because if I got another rat that probably would be his name! So you have great taste in names, I must say. :cheeky:

Okay, sorry for straying OT, back on topic now I promise! :angel4:
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Post by: Chihua on April 23, 2009, 05:11:46 PM
Aww he sounds sweet.  ;D
Yea I decided on Samwise cuz Sam was always so loyal and whatnot. ....You know, like a rat.  :thumbsup2: lol!!

Mmk, I apologize for OT-ing this thing. Carry on people!  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: misslasagna on April 23, 2009, 09:14:53 PM
Cleaned and redid the fleece today!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100354/IMG_0594/web.jpg?ver=12405295950001)
My dearpie regular hammock!

(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100354/IMG_0596/web.jpg?ver=12405296000001)
The bottom half, green and blue! My double decker from dearpie. I love it, and they love it.
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100354/IMG_0597/web.jpg?ver=12405296140001)
Then had to move the hammock because Sprampf showed me that they can crawl on top of the wheel and fall.
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100354/IMG_0595/web.jpg?ver=12405296070001)
She's my acrobat...
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100354/IMG_0604/web.jpg?ver=12405296080001)
Margot is so tiny! She's 6 weeks old. =)
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Post by: Pennytherat on April 23, 2009, 10:09:26 PM
OMG! I love the cage colors... blue, green, and yellow. And in the first pic, the hooded ratty climbing the ramp? With the determined look on her face and the HT in her mouth, mid-trot? ROFL!!!  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
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Post by: misslasagna on April 23, 2009, 10:15:17 PM
OMG! I love the cage colors... blue, green, and yellow. And in the first pic, the hooded ratty climbing the ramp? With the determined look on her face and the HT in her mouth, mid-trot? ROFL!!!  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:

hahaha. That would be the elder, going on 2 years, Rattigan. =D She's been slowing down...I'll let her know you said she looked fast!  :wink5:
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Post by: neelia on April 23, 2009, 11:27:06 PM
I got my spring swap package so I've come to brag about my adorable cage. I have all 5 girls in it now (the rescues got kicked out of my parents house and I could only keep them in the plastic tub cage conversion, in the bathroom for so long!).

I need to take pics of them all together in there & with more stuff. Maybe later :)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/62/springswap.jpg)
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Post by: vullnoid on April 23, 2009, 11:58:34 PM
Hey guys, how many male rats would a single level CN actually hold? The rat cage calculator said quite a few, but I've been reading things that say it isn't correct... I was planning on ordering my single level tomorrow, but if the single level isn't good enough then it'll be another two weeks, probably, before I have enough for a double. :/ I had planned on having 3 males in the single.

I'm also worried about ordering the CN because I live in apartments. Anyone receive theirs in apartments? What do they do if no one's home, deliver it to the office? I hear the things weigh a ton and I'm not exactly strong. *g*
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on April 24, 2009, 12:10:48 AM
Hey guys, how many male rats would a single level CN actually hold? The rat cage calculator said quite a few, but I've been reading things that say it isn't correct... I was planning on ordering my single level tomorrow, but if the single level isn't good enough then it'll be another two weeks, probably, before I have enough for a double. :/ I had planned on having 3 males in the single.

I'm also worried about ordering the CN because I live in apartments. Anyone receive theirs in apartments? What do they do if no one's home, deliver it to the office? I hear the things weigh a ton and I'm not exactly strong. *g*

The calc says 6 can fit but I would do 5 tops. I have 3 boys and have SUCH CN envy right now!  :eek: I plan on getting mine delivered to my parent's house so I don't have to deal with apartment stuff with it.
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Post by: neelia on April 24, 2009, 12:11:35 AM
I have 5 girls in mine and that's my max. I think it would hold 3 males just fine! If you want a double, just wait the 2 weeks! I wish I could afford a double, but the single works fine for now.. and if you have 3 males, I don't think it's necessary for you to get a double.


I just had mine sent to my boyfriends parents house since his mom doesn't work. See if you can find someone like that, I didn't want to leave mine in front of my apartment door either.. which is what usually happens if we get something and no one is home.
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Post by: Emymoo on April 24, 2009, 12:12:35 AM
It really depends on the activity level. I have four in a double, but they are all very active. How active are your boys? That's what is going to decide it for you. Some people claim that five in a one level isn't squished, but I personally think it is. If I were you, I'd probably go for a one level for three boys, but anymore and I'd consider the two level.
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Post by: coliekumar on April 24, 2009, 12:12:41 AM
The cage calculator says six, but I would say four or five depending upon the boys.  It is perfect for three.  I got my CN at my apartment no problem, they just left it there on the inside of the lobby door.  I personally can't lift and carry the box with the cage, but I can lift and carry the cage, the box is just terribly awkward.  If you want something more portable, the Martin's R695 is also a great cage and much lighter, also suitable for 3 rats.  Of course, the CN has wheels, so once you get it set up, it really isn't so bad!
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Post by: vullnoid on April 24, 2009, 12:16:40 AM
Wow, thanks for all the fast replies, everyone! It seems the single level likely will be plenty big enough. :) I'm thinking I might want to get bigger anyway, though, so they have more room, but I don't know. At the moment my rat is in a giant plastic tub (converted to make a good cage--he even has a hammock, shoddy though my sewing skills are!).

However, I just looked on Craigslist again, and apparently I was looking in the wrong section. There's a bunch of cages being sold! One is a double level FN for $125! Would that work for large rats? And how much does it generally cost to convert those--using wire mesh, I'm assuming? I'm also going to inquire about some ferret cages listed. :)
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Post by: au_kitkat on April 24, 2009, 12:26:12 AM
However, I just looked on Craigslist again, and apparently I was looking in the wrong section. There's a bunch of cages being sold! One is a double level FN for $125! Would that work for large rats? And how much does it generally cost to convert those--using wire mesh, I'm assuming? I'm also going to inquire about some ferret cages listed. :)

Everyone here that has helped me suggests $50-$60 depending on how many supplies you had to begin with. (Wire cutters & zip ties)


I've spent FOREVER looking at everyone's cages. They all look FANTASTIC.

Penny-I'm in the same boat as you. I've decided I just can't bring myself to buy a double unit and will just be buying one. Now to save and convince my dad I really do need it..hm..

And Lauren..if you ever wake up and you're missing your CN. I'll be the one that took it.
I LOVE all of your fabrics. SO adorable.

;D
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Post by: vullnoid on April 24, 2009, 12:30:31 AM
However, I just looked on Craigslist again, and apparently I was looking in the wrong section. There's a bunch of cages being sold! One is a double level FN for $125! Would that work for large rats? And how much does it generally cost to convert those--using wire mesh, I'm assuming? I'm also going to inquire about some ferret cages listed. :)

Everyone here that has helped me suggests $50-$60 depending on how many supplies you had to begin with. (Wire cutters & zip ties)

Hm, okay, thanks. That'd still be a good deal, considering how much a double level CN is. :) We have wire cutters and zip ties. I think I'm going to make a separate topic asking people for help deciding on a cage. There are so many my head is spinning! Thanks everyone that's helped so far! :)

Oh, and I forgot to say how lovely everyone's cages are! I seriously lurked on this thread for a few days until I finished, and by the time I was done I was so amazed that I said, "I have to have a CN!" Everyone has such beautiful stuff. :)
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Post by: Icebound on April 24, 2009, 11:14:01 AM
I suddenly started reminiscing about the good old times, so I dug out some stuff from storage and decorated the cage accordingly:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2q24a6x.jpg)

Without rats:
(http://i43.tinypic.com/25swo5u.jpg)

With rats:
(http://i44.tinypic.com/mwp5xi.jpg)
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on April 24, 2009, 11:18:29 AM
OMG the bra!! That is too funny! :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: rattie mom on April 24, 2009, 05:08:01 PM
 :party: Well I finally got my CN all together and here is the finished product!!  :party:

(http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee349/bunnymum128/critternation007.jpg)
It took me a few days to decorate it all, but my girls LOVE it!
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on April 24, 2009, 05:12:19 PM
Looks good rattie mom! :thumbsup2: And I love that rainbow fleece down on the bottom shelf, it's so cute!
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Post by: rattie mom on April 24, 2009, 05:35:49 PM
Looks good rattie mom! :thumbsup2: And I love that rainbow fleece down on the bottom shelf, it's so cute!

OHH thanks! I thought that fabric was adorable!! I found it at Wal-Mart in the remant bin....I wish they had more!  :( But thank you sooo  much. I worked really hard to pull it all together. I am hoping they do not destroy it in one night (crossing fingers!)  LOL!
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Post by: betti_page on April 24, 2009, 10:57:20 PM
ok...you have got to get a picture of ratties in the bra!
I suddenly started reminiscing about the good old times, so I dug out some stuff from storage and decorated the cage accordingly:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2q24a6x.jpg)

Without rats:
(http://i43.tinypic.com/25swo5u.jpg)

With rats:
(http://i44.tinypic.com/mwp5xi.jpg)

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Post by: Schrute on April 25, 2009, 11:44:35 AM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cleancn001.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/cleancn002.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on April 25, 2009, 04:20:59 PM
What's that pink thing in the upper right hand corner of the bottom half? It looks cool :P
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Post by: paax on April 25, 2009, 05:36:30 PM
What's that pink thing in the upper right hand corner of the bottom half? It looks cool :P

That's called a Sputnik.  I think there's a thread about it in the Home Squeak Home section.
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Post by: krazycatlady on April 25, 2009, 06:08:38 PM
betty page, that cage is awesome! that bra in there is gorgeous too i prob wouldnt be able to part with it to give it to my rats  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Schrute on April 25, 2009, 06:10:25 PM
betty page, that cage is awesome! that bra in there is gorgeous too i prob wouldnt be able to part with it to give it to my rats  :yelcutelaugh:

I think that's Paine_and_Flexy's cage. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on April 26, 2009, 02:51:43 PM
Schrute, who found you the fabric?  :D  I've looked everytime I've gone in JoAnn's since you first mentioned it, and they still don't have it  ::)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on April 26, 2009, 03:00:44 PM
If you can ever find it, I'd still LOVE to expand my set! tysetsu found it. :)
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Post by: Scubbs on April 26, 2009, 03:02:19 PM
I will continue to keep an eye out, then  ;D
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Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on April 27, 2009, 11:07:03 AM

Well.. I don't have anything new in here.. and all of the hammocks are worn, but I love Junebug carrying that ball so I posted anyway! There are acutally 10 fuzzbutts hiding in and on the cage!

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/myscratchcat/DSC00423.jpg)

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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on April 27, 2009, 12:03:57 PM

Well.. I don't have anything new in here.. and all of the hammocks are worn, but I love Junebug carrying that ball so I posted anyway! There are acutally 10 fuzzbutts hiding in and on the cage!

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/myscratchcat/DSC00423.jpg)



It looks so neat (wish mine looked that neat, my guys are MESSY) :BlueDumboSmile:
I love the sputnik, one of these days I'm going to have to order one (in pink of course).
And Junebug carrying the ball is too precious. I love when my guys carry something thats bigger than their head, it's so funny to watch.
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Post by: Scubbs on April 27, 2009, 12:07:12 PM
Oohh, I love the pink/green diamond fleece!
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Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on April 27, 2009, 12:13:42 PM
 It's only neat because I just cleaned it!! It doesn't even have all the stuff in it. Their favorite thing is a cardboard box filled with fleece scraps.. it just isn't "pretty".
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Post by: Pennytherat on April 27, 2009, 02:16:39 PM
Squeeee!!! What a cutie you have there myscratchcat! No offense to the hiding ratties, tell them I said they were cute too :P

And the sputnik... it can be hung upside down or set right side up??? :shocked2:
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Post by: Christy(myscratchcat) on April 27, 2009, 02:26:31 PM
Aww ty Pennytherat! She's my old lady.. almost 2 1/2. The sputnik can go upside down but I have two girls that are on the chubby side, and I'm afraid it wouldn't hold them!
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Post by: Pennytherat on April 27, 2009, 02:36:58 PM
LOL! Do they come any bigger? The sputnik I mean xDD
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Post by: Heatherama on May 01, 2009, 05:49:53 PM
Bottom half of the CN with 2 ladies in it.  I found this neat green flannel with blue and white dots on it...then at Goodwill, I found a white fleece with blue and green dots!  What a find!  I'm rather proud of myself.   :wink5:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/034.jpg)

And I just realized I forgot to put the pic of the whole thing in photobucket.  So I'll have to put that here later on.

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Post by: Pennytherat on May 01, 2009, 08:04:12 PM
WOW! I love the fabrics! Gotta love the goodwill ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 03, 2009, 03:54:50 PM
Okay, here is my new cage:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Victory.jpg)

Top Right:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Top_R.jpg)

Top Left:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Top_L.jpg)

Top Angle:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Top.jpg)

Bottom Right:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Bottom_R.jpg)

Bottom Left:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Bottom_L.jpg)
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Post by: Scubbs on May 03, 2009, 04:04:45 PM
Oohh, that cage is absolutely gorgeous, Nicole!  I love it  :heart:
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Post by: coliekumar on May 03, 2009, 04:09:34 PM
Thanks so much!  I am very pleased with it  ;D
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Post by: andie3131 on May 03, 2009, 05:12:42 PM
The double CN's and FNs are amazing!  I love the colors and how you decorated coliekumar , everything just seems to come together so nicely :)
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Post by: robotsdemuerte on May 03, 2009, 09:48:53 PM
I don't know about you guys but I'm ready for a CN add on =] =]

And I love your double double CN coliekumar!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 03, 2009, 10:04:11 PM
Thanks! (to everyone)

I too am waiting for the add-ons  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Rmv1983 on May 03, 2009, 10:05:06 PM
I just got my CN a couple of days ago! Here are some pics:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/sakuraa14/P5020171.jpg)

Top

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/sakuraa14/P5020172.jpg)

Bottom

Do you guys think they have enough toys? I wasn't sure. Its home to 11 girls.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/sakuraa14/P5030177.jpg)

Of course my mom's girl, Prissy, decided to try and jump out first thing  ::)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on May 04, 2009, 01:59:59 PM
It's been a couple days since I cleaned it, but here's their cage this week. I finally put the Bass pan in!

Top
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/101_0348.jpg)

Bottom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/101_0349.jpg)

Whole
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/101_0350.jpg)
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on May 04, 2009, 09:08:50 PM
Okay, here is my new cage:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Victory.jpg)

OMG :hyper: :hyper: I am unbelievably jealous!!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: WEAVER on May 04, 2009, 09:12:48 PM
Nicole, your cage looks awesome!
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Post by: coliekumar on May 04, 2009, 09:17:27 PM
LOTR:  I have to admit, I am a bit jealous of myself  :yelcutelaugh:

Weaver:  Thanks so much!  Scubbs and yourself are my big inspirations, so to have both of you compliment me is great!  I must be doing something right  :)
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Post by: Lakea on May 04, 2009, 11:16:40 PM
Yay! I finally get to add! There was so much room, I didn't know what to do with it ;D

Cage:
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5669/cagewhole.jpg)

Top:
(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/429/cagetop.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/5974/bottom.jpg)
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Post by: Twiggy13 on May 05, 2009, 05:19:48 AM
well i have allways wanted a Martins but never acually seen a Critter nation.
they look very similar.
can some one please tell me the pros and cons to both cages so i can decide which one to get?

 :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: della luna on May 05, 2009, 06:32:09 AM
^I would just do a search for it.

there have been like 198789732985 topics on it here  ;)
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Post by: Twiggy13 on May 05, 2009, 06:37:21 AM
oh ok cool
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Post by: Lauren_22 on May 05, 2009, 11:39:23 PM
I now have 2 CNs to share!! I received the one I ordered for my boys today and I put it together in less than 20 min. Of course decorating took like an hour but it was fun!

Girls CN

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3283/3506609928_1cde1eb901.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3660/3506609974_0b8b07ea6c.jpg)

Boys CN

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/3505799355_d9dff4523f.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/3505799269_e515d1c4d9.jpg)

Jazz enjoying her tube!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3555/3506609760_59865a6735.jpg)
Elvis tired himself out playing
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3506610090_55ac3ba1ce.jpg)


-Lauren  :)
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Post by: Pennytherat on May 09, 2009, 01:25:20 AM
Nuh uh! NO way am I letting this thread die! ;)
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Post by: coliekumar on May 09, 2009, 07:35:24 PM
Me again  ::)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/59_Whole.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/59_L.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/59_R.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/59_Wheel.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/59_LB.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/59_RB.jpg)

The boys shelf liners were "in the making"   :)
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Post by: Icebound on May 09, 2009, 08:07:02 PM
Girlie-themed decorations for my five boys:
(http://i42.tinypic.com/1juk3t.jpg)

Happy resident eating:
(http://i43.tinypic.com/vj6vl.jpg)
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Post by: andie3131 on May 09, 2009, 08:37:05 PM
Me again  ::)
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/59_L.jpg)

Is that easter grass in your cube and hut??? 
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Post by: coliekumar on May 09, 2009, 08:40:04 PM
Yep, it certainly is.  You seem surprised!
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Post by: andie3131 on May 09, 2009, 08:52:17 PM
I am, I wouldn't have thought the shredded plastic would be ok for them.  I know I've seen people use that colored shredded papper or shred their own.  Shredding your own, although not as pretty, would be cheapest.  But easter grass is pretty and if it's safe for them, that would be the next cheapest way to go.
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Post by: coliekumar on May 09, 2009, 08:55:26 PM
Honestly, I have no idea if it is technically safe, but they don't chew on it and the dye doesn't run if they pee on it like the paper kind, so I use this.  I am sure someone on here would know if it is actually safe or not, though.  Hopefully they will speak up  :thumbsup2:
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on May 09, 2009, 08:58:23 PM
I hope they won't ever try and eat it! I only use paper Easter grass in my boy's cages. I had a cat that once ate a piece of the plastic kind, and it got stuck in her intenstines, and was partially sticking out of her bottom but wouldn't come out and had to be removed, causing her a lot of pain. So I am extra cautious about it now I guess. So watch your babies carefully with it please! :worry:
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Post by: coliekumar on May 09, 2009, 08:59:38 PM
Okay, thank you  :)

ETA:  I did take it out!  I just figured I would point that out  :)
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Post by: LOTR_Ratties on May 09, 2009, 09:13:37 PM
No prob, just tryin' to look out for your babies. ;)
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Post by: EepOwned on May 09, 2009, 09:23:56 PM
Whew! Everyone was hanging out on the bed while I was cleaning the cage and our power went out! I managed to finish cleaning the cage and set everything up and get all rats to their proper place in the dark! Funfun!

No pics of the full thing. I was busy trying to grab what pics I could so I could get the furrkids in the cage.

Top:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4088.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4090.jpg)

Everyone waiting on me to finish up :) :
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4085.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4084.jpg)
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on May 11, 2009, 09:37:30 PM
I forgot to post these here! This is the Hammock set I got from LOTR_Ratties!
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Rats/030.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Rats/029.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Rats/027.jpg)
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Post by: ⚡⚡DrachenDame⚡⚡ on May 12, 2009, 12:43:45 AM
I love the Carebear print! What is that double-decker thing called? I got one too! My girls have proceeded to make it a triple decker by chewing a hole in the cotton LOL!
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Post by: misslasagna on May 13, 2009, 12:19:36 AM
Clean cage!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100391/IMG_0660/web.jpg?ver=12421926550001)

I went with the blue theme this time!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100391/IMG_0661/web.jpg?ver=12421864580001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100391/IMG_0667/web.jpg?ver=12421864370001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100391/IMG_0668/web.jpg?ver=12421864430001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100391/IMG_0673/web.jpg?ver=12421864070001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100391/IMG_0675/web.jpg?ver=12421864090001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100391/IMG_0676/web.jpg?ver=12421864040001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100391/IMG_0683/web.jpg?ver=12421864340001)

 :icon_rr:
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Post by: Spiffy on May 13, 2009, 12:46:55 AM
Is it just me, or does Badger have a half-black half-brown face? Maybe it's just the flash, but he looks like he's got some brown in there! He's so friggin' cute. Not to mention ADORABLE Margot on that wheel!

Oh, and the way that hanging feeder is hanging, it looks like the little birdie from the tent is perched on it. :P
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Post by: Scubbs on May 13, 2009, 12:53:36 AM
misslasagna - what kind of food(s) is in the bird feeder thingy on the top level?  :)
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Post by: misslasagna on May 13, 2009, 01:25:18 AM
misslasagna - what kind of food(s) is in the bird feeder thingy on the top level?  :)

Some fun seeds in addition to their HT. =) They tend to get really thin if I only give them HT. The mixed seeds/etc help them get their treaties every now and then and keep some chub on their bones.
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Post by: misslasagna on May 13, 2009, 01:26:41 AM
Is it just me, or does Badger have a half-black half-brown face? Maybe it's just the flash, but he looks like he's got some brown in there! He's so friggin' cute. Not to mention ADORABLE Margot on that wheel!

Oh, and the way that hanging feeder is hanging, it looks like the little birdie from the tent is perched on it. :P


Badger is actually a girl. =) All the rats in that cage are girlies. She's all black, but rusting here and there. =)
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Post by: Scubbs on May 13, 2009, 04:16:18 AM
It isn't seed mix from the pet store is it?  :confused:  You could always feed Suebee's Mix.  I feed a highly tweaked version with tons of different things  :)
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Post by: TnM on May 13, 2009, 05:59:37 AM
Great cages! I love all the bright colors but now, with the young girls who love to shred fleece isn't the time to make new liners, sadly. Haven't posted lately so here's my cage tonight:

BOTTOM:
(http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL353/11993365/22025598/364190406.jpg)

TOP:
(http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL353/11993365/22025598/364190379.jpg)

Somewhere in that pile of flannel that was my mom's favorite PJ's is the rattie girl. The pants found a new life as a favorite snuggle blankie :BlueDumboSmile:

Almost forgot: Enjoying themselves.
(http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL353/11993365/22025598/364199504.jpg)
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Post by: cheygirl74 on May 14, 2009, 03:07:14 PM
well i have had my double CN for two days now...i'm loving it...its much bigger than i pictured...lol...almost didn't have the room for it!!....oh well...the babies love it and that's what matters.  since i am just starting out my cage isn't as full as most posted...but as my husband says...if i have too much in there i won't be able to find my rattties...lol...and there are thirteen in there....they are hiding in these pictures....but they're there.  camille and her 12 4 1/2 week old little ones

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/cheygirl74/003.jpg)

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/cheygirl74/002.jpg)

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/cheygirl74/004.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on May 14, 2009, 03:59:46 PM
Congrats on your new cage! I find it funny that I can't find a single rat in there but you said there's 13 xD
I just sold my iPod (I hardly ever use it) and it has brought me $40 closer to getting my CN...  :hyper:
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Post by: cheygirl74 on May 14, 2009, 04:14:02 PM
yeah they are all in the two igloos in the bottom half....one small one and a really big one...you just can't see them in the picture..lol
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Post by: cheygirl74 on May 14, 2009, 04:14:33 PM
yeah they are all in the two igloos in the bottom half....one small one and a really big one...you just can't see them in the picture..lol  good luck on getting your CN...you'll love it!!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on May 14, 2009, 04:18:29 PM
You're going to be separating the babies by gender in half a week, right?
Thanks! I've been drooling over a CN 162 for... uhhh since it came out, pretty much :P
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Post by: cheygirl74 on May 14, 2009, 09:03:43 PM
actually i am separating them on saturday...hopefully i can catch the little buggers..lol...they are very fast...thank goodness for the double cn...just got to figure out how the ladder works to separate the two levels...lol
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Post by: cheygirl74 on May 15, 2009, 11:24:52 AM
i figured out where they are hiding..duh :doh:...they go under the fleece liners!! no wonder i never see any poop on top of  the liners...its all underneath!!...lol...oh well i clean the cage everyday anyway...
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Post by: Pennytherat on May 15, 2009, 06:26:20 PM
Hahahah!!! Ewww  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on May 16, 2009, 09:26:30 AM
Here is my boys CN after last nights cleaning.

Top
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2078/3536069648_12210b3af9.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3536069700_f693f7a7f0.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/3535252707_f478560210.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2084/3536069666_7fae7e9668.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2166/3536069620_77bcb80e38.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2227/3535252557_9aac129eb0.jpg)

-Lauren
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Post by: Scubbs on May 16, 2009, 11:43:59 AM
I love all the prints in your cage, Lauren!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on May 16, 2009, 02:09:17 PM
Thank You Scubbs!

Here is my girls freshly cleaned CN. Drew, my neutered boy, always gives me the stink eye when I do the "girly" color cage themes.  :yelcutelaugh:

Top
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2197/3535877579_070af1378c.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/3536693576_deb20e9ded.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2032/3536693646_ea7a422242.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3410/3535877693_e5ed63c685.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/3535877371_08594e3a79.jpg)
^They were in there less than 5 minutes before they made that mess  :doh:

And some Cute Pics!

Lucy
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2483/3536693818_79d9f056e8.jpg)
Paige
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/3536693612_e44aba3493.jpg)
Miley and Jade
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3378/3535877627_ab5692b66b.jpg)

-Lauren
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Post by: amyshizzle on May 16, 2009, 03:36:26 PM
OMG!!  O_O

THOSE CAGES ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IM PROBABLY GOING TO BE GETTING THE DOUBLE FOR MY BIRTHDAY IN LIKE TWO WEEKS!   IM EXCITED!

haha Call me crazy, but right now I only have one rat because her sister died =(  RIP PEARL, but Im going to be getting two more babies. 

I like buying the big cages so my ratties have all the space in the world!

Do you think the double is too big for three rats?

Note:  I may be adding onto my rattie family, thats why I want to get the big cage in case I adopt more over time.

Love the critter nation!!!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on May 16, 2009, 03:43:16 PM
There's no such thing as a cage "too big," essentially.  Though, if given a ton of space, sometimes rats will only use parts of a cage (especially if there are different levels).  But, you could always get the double CN, and if they don't use all of it, use the bottom part for storage.  Plus, oftentimes people suffer from GGMR (gotta get more rats), so that extra room might be helpful to have in the future  :wink5:

Also, remember to look into adopting from a shelter/rescue, not purchasing animals from a pet store!  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on May 16, 2009, 07:17:18 PM
Congratulations on the new babies and the CN!!! :D
And I'll be getting a CN two lever for my two girls... I think three would be fine :) I doubt you can go too big, unless you have shy little fear-poop-in-big-spaces rats. Even then it should be fine. And I second the extra room... you never know...  :wink5:
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Post by: amyshizzle on May 16, 2009, 08:50:08 PM
lol, yeah I would NEVER purchase pets from a pet store!   I think Im getting two baby girls from wee companions.  I've been in contact with them.   eep! I hope I can get the CN.  I currently call Anastasia's cage the Mansion cuhz its so big.  I dont know what I would call the CN, it even bigger than the one I have!!  LOL

Thanks!!

-Amy
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on May 16, 2009, 08:59:21 PM
Oh good! It's so rewarding to adopt from a shelter  :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Macie_and_Emma on May 17, 2009, 07:24:10 PM
The top half of my CN is piRATe themed today!  I sewed a few hammocks out of a cute pirate fabric and tried my best to coordinate the rest of the things int he cage to match color-wise.  They've already rearranged everything, and the bottom half its just a hod-podge of stuff, so I didn't photograph it, but here's the top:

Sans ratties:
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j257/buonasera_bella/ratcages001.jpg?t=1242602530)

Add rats:
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j257/buonasera_bella/ratcages008.jpg?t=1242602640)

Bo figuring out the new treat game... didn't take her long.
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j257/buonasera_bella/ratcages012.jpg?t=1242602568)
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Post by: amyshizzle on May 17, 2009, 08:20:49 PM
awwweee soooo cute!

I really hope I get the CN for my birthday.  My mom said she will think about it.  LOL

Anastasia is a spoiled rattie.  Next weekend Im going to go to the petstore and get some new toys.  Right now Im cleaning her cage and sanitizing her toys.  Just taking a break, Its hot. LOL

I love all the CN photos!!

--Amy
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Spiffy on May 17, 2009, 11:02:04 PM
Here's my updated cage! Got lots more stuff, including some hammies from Amanda, and 3 new girlies added!

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/megs_056/DSCN0029.jpg)

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/megs_056/DSCN0030.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: StandingStillN4 on May 18, 2009, 09:57:43 PM
This is my very new critter nation and it's first set up.  ;D
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/StandingStillN4/rat2.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/StandingStillN4/l_fa226244b0ccfdaa4d94846d8b2e8444.jpg)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Spiffy on May 18, 2009, 11:49:10 PM
Although your cage is cute too, I LOVE your barstools! :P Congrats on the CN!
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Post by: amyshizzle on May 19, 2009, 12:19:45 AM
CN's = LOVE!

lol

 :heart:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on May 19, 2009, 04:54:58 PM
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100407/IMG_0777/web.jpg?ver=12427653850001)Hammock my mom made for the girls :) She hand embroidered the flowers onto it (the whole hammock is reversible)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100407/IMG_0784/web.jpg?ver=12427654130001) Bottom
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100407/IMG_0790/web.jpg?ver=12427654240001) Reminds me of an air balloon. :)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100407/IMG_0808/web.jpg?ver=12427654560001) Yuumm
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100407/IMG_0810/web.jpg?ver=12427654600001) Margot on the new hammie
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100407/IMG_0820/web.jpg?ver=12427654750001) My little explorder
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100407/IMG_0838/web.jpg?ver=12427655080001) Kisses for mom!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100407/IMG_0783/web.jpg?ver=12427654110001)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: StandingStillN4 on May 20, 2009, 02:14:26 AM
Gee, thanks.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on May 20, 2009, 05:20:03 PM
It's been a lil while so I thought I'd post some pics
Girl's Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3410/3549040369_84600b1b51.jpg)
Bottom
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3549043909_01456c4046.jpg)
Whole cage
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2456/3549852858_b90379ec44.jpg)

Boy's Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/3547300173_442cd10a13.jpg)
Bottom (With Stripes smiling for the camera)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3548109140_1457d74e60.jpg)
Whole cage
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3548109204_85020c6bdc.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on May 21, 2009, 03:28:10 AM
The whole thing....6 lovely ladies live here.  You'll notice "Mother Hen" is watching me take every single photo...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/028.jpg)

Top half

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/027-1.jpg)

Bottom half

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/026.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on May 21, 2009, 03:48:57 AM
I love all your hammocks, Heather!  :o And the last picture with the baby PEW... Hahaha! Looks like she's making a mad dash to the litter box!  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: amyshizzle on May 21, 2009, 03:54:08 AM
I love all your hammocks, Heather!  :o And the last picture with the baby PEW... Hahaha! Looks like she's making a mad dash to the litter box!  :yelcutelaugh:

LOL so true!  What a cute pic, I didnt even notice her till you pointed her out.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Heatherama on May 21, 2009, 03:55:58 AM
I love all your hammocks, Heather!  :o And the last picture with the baby PEW... Hahaha! Looks like she's making a mad dash to the litter box!  :yelcutelaugh:

LOL so true!  What a cute pic, I didnt even notice her till you pointed her out.

Gotta go, Gotta go, Gotta go right now!   :yelcutelaugh:  It looks like Susie Q doing the dash
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Post by: Pennytherat on May 21, 2009, 07:18:31 PM
Hahaha!
I had no idea the pans came in plastic! Really? o__o
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 22, 2009, 12:57:18 PM
Some more of my pics (I am such a thread hog!)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/BOOYIZZLE.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Booyizzle_2.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Booyizzle_3.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Booyizzle_6.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Booyizzle_4.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Booyizzle_5.jpg)

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Post by: andie3131 on May 22, 2009, 02:16:54 PM
It looks like a Happy Rattie Palace!  :D  I love the hammock going from the left shelf to the right shelf in the top level,  another awesome idea.
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Post by: Scubbs on May 22, 2009, 02:22:34 PM
Wow, Nicole, your cage is spectacular!  Everything looks wonderful!  Like rattie heaven  :D
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Post by: coliekumar on May 22, 2009, 02:34:20 PM
 :toothy10: Thanks to both andie and chelsey!  I sewed up a bunch of stuff for them this time because the in-laws are coming today and I wanted to make a good impression!  They have never met my rats before  :-\

And my rats love the monster hammock (as do I  :cheeky: )
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Post by: Pennytherat on May 22, 2009, 02:35:18 PM
 :shocked2:
They're joined together?? Those lucky rats!  :cheeky: And oh jeez, I don't have a fourth of those hammocks *pokes Heidi*
Lol! Your in-laws are going to be impressed, that's for SURE!
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Post by: coliekumar on May 22, 2009, 02:43:49 PM
Oh...  I guess I shouldn't tell you that that is not even a fourth of my hammocks!  But I do try to off-set new hammock purchases by bringing the old ones down to the rescue or over to fellow foster's houses.   ;)
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Post by: Pennytherat on May 22, 2009, 02:51:28 PM
Oh goodness! I have two hammocks left thanks to Heidi! *headdesk* Not like I have a stampeding herd of rats like *somebody*. :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 22, 2009, 03:00:28 PM
 :yelcutelaugh:

Yes, pretty much all of the hammocks you see in the top level of my cage have all of their linings chewed out...  My girls fancy themselves to be quite the little home decorators!
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Post by: tysetsu on May 22, 2009, 04:11:13 PM
Colie your cage looks amaaaazing!!  :BlueDumboBigEyes:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 23, 2009, 12:50:09 AM
All thanks to you Yoona!  (and chelsey, kat, pink, marsha, etc etc etc)
My cages wouldn't be half as pretty if I didn't have so many great hammock makers to choose from  ;D
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on May 23, 2009, 09:18:17 AM
coliekumar: where did you get the adorable fox/skunk/raccoon fabric? I neeeeeeeeed it!
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Post by: Pot Pie on May 23, 2009, 02:44:30 PM
Cleaned the cage yesterday and have just gotten around to taking some pics...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2459/3556637371_cf0aabce54.jpg?v=0)
The depth looks funny, that yellow and red double decker is extra long, and the blue monkeys fabric is actually an extra deep cube  :) I looove having the Wodent Wheel hung from the back. It's so much quieter and they've stopped hiding food in it/knocking it over when "tunneling"  ::)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/3557449942_f57062220b.jpg?v=0)
The left door closed so you can see the basket hanging from the door--that's the point of the teal hammock at such a goofy angle.

It's the first time I've had nearly this much stuff hanging around, and everybody's really loving having so much stuff to climb around on.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 23, 2009, 08:31:20 PM
coliekumar: where did you get the adorable fox/skunk/raccoon fabric? I neeeeeeeeed it!

That came from Mainely Rat Rescue, but I have the same pattern in that fabric you use for children's clothing and I got it from JoAnnes.  I haven't been able to find that same fleece anywhere.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on May 23, 2009, 08:59:46 PM
coliekumar: where did you get the adorable fox/skunk/raccoon fabric? I neeeeeeeeed it!

That came from Mainely Rat Rescue, but I have the same pattern in that fabric you use for children's clothing and I got it from JoAnnes.  I haven't been able to find that same fleece anywhere.

I bought the fleece and I think it's flannel, could be cotton I'd have to check, in that pattern from Joanns. 
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: scatteredbones on May 25, 2009, 08:58:12 AM
Hi,
  How do you guys have so much stuff/fleece or fabric in your cages?  My boys pee everywhere and I have to really minimize what they can have.  I have nothing covered in fabric.  I have wash cloths, a hammock with some old fuzzy socks, and some dig boxes, but no fleece or I think I would have to clean it every day instead of every 2-3 days.  Any suggestions?  Anyone been able to pee train their rats like they did for pellets?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pot Pie on May 25, 2009, 02:31:10 PM
Hi,
  How do you guys have so much stuff/fleece or fabric in your cages?  My boys pee everywhere and I have to really minimize what they can have.  I have nothing covered in fabric.  I have wash cloths, a hammock with some old fuzzy socks, and some dig boxes, but no fleece or I think I would have to clean it every day instead of every 2-3 days.  Any suggestions?  Anyone been able to pee train their rats like they did for pellets?

I have two neutered boys and a girl who marks horribly, and I've found that having the fleece actually sucks up a lot of the smell. My rats are horrible marinaters (they like to pee in their hammocks and then continue to sleep in them like it's not totally disgusting  :confused:), and having hammocks that are somewhat enclosed, like double deckers, really helps to hold some of the smell in the cage I've found.
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Post by: amyshizzle on May 25, 2009, 03:43:37 PM
Guys guess what!!  Im totally going to order my critter nation sometime this week!!!  Im so excited!!    :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: scatteredbones on May 25, 2009, 04:17:36 PM
Does anyone else have any problems with the construction of the critter nation?  I think the ferret nation one is so much better constructed but little girls can sneak out of it so that's it's downfall.  This no tools construction and the fact that everything comes apart so easily kinda irritates me.  But, then again, I do LOVE how easy it is to clean and how much room my boys have to roam.  Is there another one that has the screws etc?  The one I got about a month ago just kinda slid into holes and through brackets and if you move it or press to hard on the underside of one of the panels it comes apart.  Is everyones like that?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 25, 2009, 04:21:01 PM
Honestly, I *love* cages that go up and break down easily.  If I want to clean this cage, it goes a lot faster for me.  I was never able to put together my own FN (I am useless!  :yelcutelaugh: ) but I do okay with the CN.  The other added bonus for me was that I could just pull the side panels off to attach my two CNs instead of cutting the bars like the FN, but I am sure not everyone has that same concern  ;)
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Post by: Pennytherat on May 25, 2009, 05:57:36 PM
I can't wait! Mom says we are probably going to get the rats a CN when we remodel my room, which is when school ends in precisely ONE WEEK and a day!  :hyper:
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Post by: amyshizzle on May 25, 2009, 07:53:10 PM
I guess its that time of year, everyone's getting their CN's lol. 

I cant wait to order mine.  I am going to order it once I give my bearded dragon to the rescue and clean my room, I need space!!  haha.  ( And no I am not getting rid of my beardie because I need room, I can no longer care for him properly, and the electricity bill is too high.)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: MollyElizbeth on May 26, 2009, 01:15:30 PM
Does anyone else have any problems with the construction of the critter nation?  I think the ferret nation one is so much better constructed but little girls can sneak out of it so that's it's downfall.  This no tools construction and the fact that everything comes apart so easily kinda irritates me.  But, then again, I do LOVE how easy it is to clean and how much room my boys have to roam.  Is there another one that has the screws etc?  The one I got about a month ago just kinda slid into holes and through brackets and if you move it or press to hard on the underside of one of the panels it comes apart.  Is everyones like that?

I have just the oposite problem with mine.  We had to bang it together with a hammer and just to move the base around (it was sitting uneven on the legs and wheels) it took two people and hammering to get the darn thing apart.  It does sway over if you lean on it or push it over, but nothing comes apart.  The biggest problem I've had is I will sit on the floor with all 4 doors open and play with the rats then sometimes when I stand up my head or shoulder will hit one of the top doors and it will go flying off becuase it just sits on 2 little pegs.  That is just me not paying attention to what I'm doing though.  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: coliekumar on May 26, 2009, 01:32:20 PM
The doors coming off so easy is my favorite part!  It makes it soooo easy to decorate!  Although, I will admit, I have had that happen to me many times, and it is not as fun when the door just goes flying.  ;)
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Post by: Emymoo on May 26, 2009, 06:36:57 PM
I have just the oposite problem with mine.  We had to bang it together with a hammer and just to move the base around (it was sitting uneven on the legs and wheels) it took two people and hammering to get the darn thing apart.  It does sway over if you lean on it or push it over, but nothing comes apart.  The biggest problem I've had is I will sit on the floor with all 4 doors open and play with the rats then sometimes when I stand up my head or shoulder will hit one of the top doors and it will go flying off becuase it just sits on 2 little pegs.  That is just me not paying attention to what I'm doing though.  :yelcutelaugh:

I had trouble getting mine together too! I tried to do it alone, because no one was home. I got the first half together no problem, but the top half would just not go into the pegs! I got out my step dads huge hammor(not really a hammer, but the actual name slipped my mind  :P ), to bang it together! Gah, it wasn't fun. And then I realisd I'd put the middle grid backwards(woops!) and had to take half of it apart and do it again. Boo

I always hit my head on the doors when I'm cleaning. It hurts  :'(  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Camarattery on May 26, 2009, 09:29:41 PM
Ok after watching this thread for some time I am officially caving. I am ready to order my 1st CN. I was told to ask on this thread for a coupon code if anyone has one to offer. That is if your not using it. I would love you forever if you did!  :heart:

If you have one can you please email me at camarattery@yahoo.com.

I am hoping to order the cage tomorrow. 5/27/09 if possible.

Thanks in advance! And I will be bragging about it here of coarse! I will be getting 2 of them eventually. Maybe 2 1/2!
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Post by: Lakea on May 27, 2009, 10:01:23 PM
Cleaned the cage today, new look  :hyper:

Cage:
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/869/cage1b.jpg)

Top:
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1064/topx.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3391/bottomm.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on May 27, 2009, 10:14:41 PM
I don't even like green and I like that! That looks great.

I am so excited! My 1st CN is on the way, I ordered it today! I am ordering the 2nd one tomorrow!
 :hyper:
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Post by: Pennytherat on May 27, 2009, 10:18:31 PM
Lakea... It's beautiful @___@ I loooove green jungle themes  :bow:
I'm getting my CN in June hopefully! But with moms you never know, it could be sooner or later, but either way I am pretty sure we're getting on this summer!
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Post by: coeurfragile on May 28, 2009, 12:04:05 AM
Lakea - I LOVE how you put their names on the cage! So cute!
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Post by: cheygirl74 on May 28, 2009, 11:57:59 AM
here is my cage after our daily cleaning

the girls (the top) amelia, butterscotch and their momma camille

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/cheygirl74/cleancage004.jpg)

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/cheygirl74/cleancage005.jpg)

and the 4 boys (sons of camille) mojo, mickey and the two no names (still looking for new home) the bottom of cage

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/cheygirl74/cleancage006.jpg)

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/cheygirl74/cleancage009.jpg)
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Post by: RatPerson on May 28, 2009, 02:07:04 PM
Cheygirl74 those boys are adorable!!

I notice that some of you have those huge wheels attached to your cages. How do you do that?  :worry:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on May 28, 2009, 06:32:29 PM
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo23.jpg)

A little sneak preview of what'll be going in my CN :P That's my entire fabric collection. It's measly, I know... hopefully we can get to the fabric store soon, though.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: amyshizzle on May 28, 2009, 06:45:39 PM
lol its more than what I have
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Post by: RatPerson on May 28, 2009, 07:58:38 PM

Quote
I notice that some of you have those huge wheels attached to your cages. How do you do that?
Never mind I found it  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 30, 2009, 04:24:26 PM
Why do I feel like I post too much???

Top Half:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-1.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-2.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-3.jpg)

Bottom Half:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-5.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-4.jpg)

And the single level I have:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-6.jpg)

One with the boys!
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: tysetsu on May 30, 2009, 04:28:16 PM
Too much? PSH! I say not enough!

The XL double decker looks great! And the cage looks awesome as always! So colorful  :shocked2:  :heart:
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Post by: amyshizzle on May 30, 2009, 04:37:57 PM
Colie, do you make your own hammocks?
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Post by: JTO_ on May 30, 2009, 06:58:33 PM

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-5.jpg)


WHAT IS THAT??  :laugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on May 30, 2009, 07:35:34 PM
Why do I feel like I post too much???

Top Half:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-1.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-2.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-3.jpg)

Bottom Half:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-5.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-4.jpg)

And the single level I have:
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-6.jpg)

One with the boys!
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-530-7.jpg)


Your cage looks so awsome! i love all the color!
Two questions: Where did you get the pink whale print fleece (it's to die for) and the plastic place mates? I've been looking everywhere for cute platic mats, but all I can find are foam ones (which my rats would eat in like two minutes).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 30, 2009, 07:48:54 PM
Yoona:  Thanks!  ;D  I feel a *little* better about all of my pics in this thread I guess.

rodent_girl: The pink whale fleece was Kat's or javakitties, you probably know her store?  I haven't seen it anywhere myself.  I got my placemats at Target.  They were a valentines day thing, but they usually have some for other holidays and seasons.

Johnny:  I think its called a hive?  Made by the same woman who makes the rackies in Swap Meet, she was looking for $$$ to QT her cats?  Maybe you can find her thread.  (I am assuming here you are talking about the thing with the octopus on it.

Amy:  I make a lot of my own hammocks and all of my own liners.  This time around, I used a lot of purchased hammocks and the last cage there is all purchased (the only liner I have ever bought!)


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Post by: JustJenna on May 30, 2009, 08:02:17 PM
Hey, Coliekumar, Love your cages!

Also love your rat's names in your signature:  Fezzik, Inigo, Arthur, Ford, and even Dr. Spaceman!  That's great!
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Post by: coliekumar on May 30, 2009, 08:08:04 PM
I name almost all of my rats after movies or TV shows  ;D  Fezzik and Inigo are the Princess Bride, Ford and Arthur are Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Dr. Spaceman is from the show 30 Rock.  I am not as clever as I seem!  :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JustJenna on May 31, 2009, 12:41:11 PM
I recognized where the names are from, which made me like them all the more - Princess Bride's one of my favs, definitely Hitchhiker's Guide, and Dr. Spaceman is one of the best TV names ('Spa-chem-en') ever!  Love them!   ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on May 31, 2009, 03:22:28 PM
No one ever recognizes my names!   :yelcutelaugh:  I am glad somebody did, most people just think I am crazy!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on June 02, 2009, 12:34:47 AM
I am a bit mad. I think I am just going to order another 1 level CN to connect with my 1 level CN (to make one large horizontal cage) instead of a Martin's.....and I went to check on allpetfurniture.com to make sure they still had it and I noticed they raised the price  :puppy_dog_eyes:. I thought $139 when I purchased mine in January was pricey...and I especially thought it was pricey when I put my CN together and noticed how much less quality it is then the FN.

The price got raised to $159  >:(.
http://www.allpetfurniture.com/Midwest-Homes-For-Pets-161-MDW1243.html


Is there somewhere else that sells the CN for cheaper with free shipping?!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 02, 2009, 12:37:07 AM
This is where I got my 2 doubles:
http://www.petstreetmall.com/Critter-Nation-Rabbit-Cage/8515/3399/details.html (http://www.petstreetmall.com/Critter-Nation-Rabbit-Cage/8515/3399/details.html)

The single is $134 free shipping.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on June 02, 2009, 12:40:29 AM
This is where I got my 2 doubles:
http://www.petstreetmall.com/Critter-Nation-Rabbit-Cage/8515/3399/details.html (http://www.petstreetmall.com/Critter-Nation-Rabbit-Cage/8515/3399/details.html)

The single is $134 free shipping.

Thank you  ;D! I just did a search and found that, too....much better price! I wonder how long the sale is going on for (it says "sale price")? I probably won't buy the 2nd CN for another month.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 02, 2009, 12:44:15 AM
I don't know, I just found them a week ago. And I thought I'd better order now since they posted a sale price. So I haven't even gotten my cages in yet. I plan on getting a single unit too for my nursery babies. But my bank is broke!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on June 02, 2009, 12:51:45 AM
I think you will be really happy when you do order Amy.  I love my double wide, my rats use the entire cage and they actually run around and play!  I never saw them do that in the double talls!  Hoping for you the sale stays for awhile!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: amyshizzle on June 02, 2009, 12:56:46 AM
This is where I got my 2 doubles:
http://www.petstreetmall.com/Critter-Nation-Rabbit-Cage/8515/3399/details.html (http://www.petstreetmall.com/Critter-Nation-Rabbit-Cage/8515/3399/details.html)

The single is $134 free shipping.

XD I ordered my CN double on Friday from there.  I cant wait till it gets here.  I dont like that I cant track it though.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on June 02, 2009, 01:01:21 AM
Amy: Wow...a week and no cages yet? Did they send a tracking code, by chance?cI can order from allpetfurniture if I had those coupons that people sometimes pass around. I will have to see when it comes time to order  :P. Thanks for you're help  :D.

Colie: I am thinking I will be happy with the double horizontal CN, too  :D. I really wanted a Martin's (the same as WEAVER's) after seeing her pictures. I did more reading on here and Jorats forum about the Martin's cages and decided I don't want to have to do scrub downs outside or in the shower weekly or bi-weekly. I am a pretty high stress person and have anxiety problems and I know dealing with a "hard to clean" cage will put me over the top. I like to enjoy my rats and would rather do a quick CN clean then a stressful "tub clean"  :P. I really was wanting the Martin's more for the less space it took up and all the levels....but I am going to choose ease of cleaning over that. My rats get loooots of out-time, anyway  ;).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on June 02, 2009, 01:15:27 AM
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Rats/001.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Rats/003.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Rats/004.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Rats/005.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/Rats/104.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kota on June 02, 2009, 02:25:48 AM
Aww that looks lovley tankgirl, so colourful  ;D
Man I wish they sold these cages here  :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on June 02, 2009, 03:26:16 AM
Thank you! I know they don't care if it's colorful, but I do! lol I got that wonderful puzzle set as well as the UFO hammock from LOTR_Ratties a while back and just got to set it up!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 02, 2009, 12:07:28 PM
It hasn't been a full week. I ordered the one on Thursday and one on Friday. They said the one will be here this Thursday and the other on Monday.
I posted here and asked for a coupon code and no one responded so I went ahead and ordered.

But if anyone has a code I will be ordering a single unit.  :heart:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 03, 2009, 09:12:41 PM
OK my 1st of probably 3 CN's came in today:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/paintedrainbow/Critter%20Nation/004.jpg)

This is the girl's cage. The boys comes in on Monday. Then I am wanting to get one for the babies.

But yes I have only had it for 2 hours and don't have all the pretty things to put in it that that you all have. But I will get there. I still have to order the deep trays for bedding too, so I just have towels in there right now. And I know the hammocks will only last for another hour or 2 but you can't say I didn't try! Last time I tried I went through 6 in one cage in one day. But that's what you get in a breeding colony with raging hormones.........
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on June 03, 2009, 09:23:30 PM
It looks good!  Tell me some more about the light, is that for heat? 

And I tried counting, but how many girlies are in there?  It looks like they are taking over the cage  :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 03, 2009, 09:43:10 PM
Thanks!


No that's a florescent bulb its cold. Its a full spectrum so they can utilize the vitamins they eat. Rats are just like us and every other living creature and cannot use our vitamins until we get the UVA and UVB that the sun provides. Even if its only for 15 minutes a day we still all require it for survival. And since glass filters out 100% of it we have to provide that for them.

An I don't have the 6 or less rats that the non breeders on here have. I have 13 standard sized females. Plus my 4 that are for adoption.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: SnS Rattery on June 04, 2009, 04:56:00 AM
I got my first CN last week from Ferret.com, $258.98 total. It came exactly one week from the day I placed my order which was nice. I'm not sure if the CN can only be shipped economy, but I paid to have it shipped ground and they shipped it economy otherwise. Only a loss of $2.00, but just putting it out there in case anyone orders a CN from them.

I was going to order from PetStreetMall, but the majority of reviews I've read about them online are in the negative light. I was eager to get my CN, so didn't want to chance it after what I had read.

I did find a good deal on Ebay which I'll most likely order from when the time comes to get a second double. They offer it for $240.95 Buy It Now with free shipping and they have very good feedback. If anyone purchases from them before me, let me know how the communication and shipping is.

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: just_icarus on June 04, 2009, 10:12:49 AM
i have a one-level CN waiting for my three little boys to take over in a week.. but the more i look at it, the more apprehensive i am about the amount of space they'll have when they grow up. does anyone else have the single-level with more than two ratties in?

all this talk of doubles is making me want one/wish i'd gotten one.. haha
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on June 04, 2009, 11:36:26 AM
Thanks!


No that's a florescent bulb its cold. Its a full spectrum so they can utilize the vitamins they eat. Rats are just like us and every other living creature and cannot use our vitamins until we get the UVA and UVB that the sun provides. Even if its only for 15 minutes a day we still all require it for survival. And since glass filters out 100% of it we have to provide that for them.

An I don't have the 6 or less rats that the non breeders on here have. I have 13 standard sized females. Plus my 4 that are for adoption.

I never knew that.  I had a full spectrum for my turtle, but never my rats.  I don't think cage space per rat is a breeder/non breeder thing.  I keep up to the cage calculator maximum in each cage because I know my rats and they get lots of out of cage time (not to mention I have 23 rats....)  I just thought it was cute how they were all over the cage  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on June 04, 2009, 11:40:54 AM
i have a one-level CN waiting for my three little boys to take over in a week.. but the more i look at it, the more apprehensive i am about the amount of space they'll have when they grow up. does anyone else have the single-level with more than two ratties in?

all this talk of doubles is making me want one/wish i'd gotten one.. haha

I have been keeping three of my boys in my single level until after their neuters and re-intros.  They have been in there for a couple months and it is perfect!  They are fully grown, but they are also pretty big boys and I think it is the perfect cage for them.  My girls on the other hand, need more floor space (no matter the number) so I prefer them in the double wides (even for three))
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on June 05, 2009, 12:08:20 AM
Clean cage and FINALLY my boy, Sam, has been integrated!! It's his FIRST TIME EVER having roommates in his year and a half alive! (it took a LOT of work getting him to speak *rat*)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0882/web.jpg?ver=12441745570001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0891/web.jpg?ver=12441746030001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0892/web.jpg?ver=12441746070001)
Top, I found that lampshade at the dollar tree. =D
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0893/web.jpg?ver=12441744520001)
Whole thing
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0900/web.jpg?ver=12441744650001)
My monkey, Margot.
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0904/web.jpg?ver=12441744690001)
Blurry, but sweet. Sam and Margot didn't get along initially. Now they're best buddies.
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0906/web.jpg?ver=12441744860001)
Run, run, run!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0908/web.jpg?ver=12441744890001)
PILE!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100538/IMG_0913/web.jpg?ver=12441744990001)
He's such a pretty & happy guy.

And I love this cage. Soooo easy to clean and organize. And room for plenty of girls and a neutered boy. =)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 05, 2009, 12:12:46 AM
My 2nd CN came in tonight! I will post pix soon!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Shanna66 on June 05, 2009, 12:14:51 AM
wow, a rat on a wheel.  my boys just use their weel to store food
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on June 05, 2009, 12:30:37 AM
wow, a rat on a wheel.  my boys just use their weel to store food

My rats LOVE their wheel.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Shanna66 on June 05, 2009, 12:35:17 AM
that just seems so unheard of to me, i mean ive heard about rats liking wheels but ive never seen one on a wheel.  though i have really lazy boys so that may be the reason lol.  i need to get a cage of girls just so my wheel can get some use XD
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on June 05, 2009, 01:44:48 AM
that just seems so unheard of to me, i mean ive heard about rats liking wheels but ive never seen one on a wheel.  though i have really lazy boys so that may be the reason lol.  i need to get a cage of girls just so my wheel can get some use XD

Every single one of my ten + rats uses the wheel...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 05, 2009, 02:16:15 AM
Ok my new cages are set up and ready for display! Let me know what you think of my rattery now.

I installed some shelves under the levels on both cages and you cant see them in the pic so I posted a close up of that here.

I still have to go buy a waffle house for the boys and any other toy that I see and like.

The nursery tubs are on top...

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/paintedrainbow/Critter%20Nation/Rattery.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/paintedrainbow/Critter%20Nation/Shelves.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 05, 2009, 02:49:58 AM
So I went out to dinner tonight for my 8th grade graduation... I got a present... IT WAS THE RECEIPT FOR A CRITTER NATION!!!!!!!  :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

My mom ordered it yesterday! I can't WAIT! :D I'm so excited! Tomorrow we are going to the fabric store (I bought a swim suit that is WAY too low and needs a little more fabric to keep me covered :P) and maybe some fleece will accidentally end up in our cart...  :cheeky: I need to get to the dollar tree/goodwill/garage sales/fabric stores/walmart and stock up on stuff to fill my CN!  ;D

EDIT : How long do they take to assemble? I hate assembling things >_> I have memories of my mom struggling and grumbling over bookshelves and the *shudder* rat manor. I hope it's not a PITA to put together... =S
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Shanna66 on June 05, 2009, 06:56:17 AM
So I went out to dinner tonight for my 8th grade graduation... I got a present... IT WAS THE RECEIPT FOR A CRITTER NATION!!!!!!!  :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

My mom ordered it yesterday! I can't WAIT! :D I'm so excited! Tomorrow we are going to the fabric store (I bought a swim suit that is WAY too low and needs a little more fabric to keep me covered :P) and maybe some fleece will accidentally end up in our cart...  :cheeky: I need to get to the dollar tree/goodwill/garage sales/fabric stores/walmart and stock up on stuff to fill my CN!  ;D

EDIT : How long do they take to assemble? I hate assembling things >_> I have memories of my mom struggling and grumbling over bookshelves and the *shudder* rat manor. I hope it's not a PITA to put together... =S

congrats!

it took me less than an hour and i was by myself and had to take it apart a couple of times.  my boys watched the entire time.  they knew it was for them lol XD
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on June 05, 2009, 01:04:52 PM
Congratulations!!! It didn't take me too long to set mine up, but we needed a hammer and I had a friend to help. I can fit in the bottom section of mine! lol
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on June 05, 2009, 01:16:11 PM
So I went out to dinner tonight for my 8th grade graduation... I got a present... IT WAS THE RECEIPT FOR A CRITTER NATION!!!!!!!  :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

My mom ordered it yesterday! I can't WAIT! :D I'm so excited! Tomorrow we are going to the fabric store (I bought a swim suit that is WAY too low and needs a little more fabric to keep me covered :P) and maybe some fleece will accidentally end up in our cart...  :cheeky: I need to get to the dollar tree/goodwill/garage sales/fabric stores/walmart and stock up on stuff to fill my CN!  ;D

EDIT : How long do they take to assemble? I hate assembling things >_> I have memories of my mom struggling and grumbling over bookshelves and the *shudder* rat manor. I hope it's not a PITA to put together... =S

Congratulations!  :party:

I know how long you have been waiting to get one of these! Mine were both very easy to assemble, the 2nd only took 20min. max (it actually took longer to take it out of the box than to put together  :P ). Just have a hammer handy in case, but I never needed one.

Good Luck!!!
-Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 05, 2009, 01:45:08 PM
Lol thanks you guys!

SQUEEE! I'm so excited! We're going to the fabric store later today. I hope we can get some fleece, the CN is a big cage to fill!
And tankgirl, I think I could too xD I'll try to get a picture of me stuffed in the bottom when we get the cage :3
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 06, 2009, 12:09:29 AM
The rats are really loving the CN. And the litter training was like non existent because they have been raised on the litter and prefer to use it. So I am having very few accidents. That's making me happy because I didn't expect it. I thought I was going to have a miserable time with this until I order those deep pans, but now I am second guessing getting them at all.

Here is a couple of pix from today.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/paintedrainbow/Critter%20Nation/Heaven.jpg)
Heaven at last!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/paintedrainbow/Critter%20Nation/UpstairsGirls.jpg)
Top side of the girls cage.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on June 06, 2009, 12:56:37 PM
Just the top half this time.  My husband decorated the bottom half and he didn't want to share  :P

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-66-2.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN-66-1.jpg)

This is the first time in along time there is nothing new in there!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on June 06, 2009, 02:18:55 PM
Awesome job, Colie  ;D!


Here is the girl's CN from last night. They are in the dining room for now and I am LOVING all the light from the windows that shines into their cage.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/3601353454_3e38d120d0_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/3601353460_0fa07d7fff_o.jpg)


Here is the CN and FN side-by-side:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/3601353464_b3114b7754.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on June 06, 2009, 03:03:10 PM
Thanks!   It looks like we even have some of the same fabrics!  I *love* those cherries!  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 06, 2009, 10:56:47 PM
I finally got the rattery done. Here are my digs:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/paintedrainbow/Critter%20Nation/Rattery3.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: CrestedRattery on June 06, 2009, 11:17:04 PM
LOVE your set up Cama. You make me want to go out and buy CNs for my crew!  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Camarattery on June 07, 2009, 02:02:00 AM
Thanks CrestedRattery. I am very happy with them. I have only had them for a couple of days, but this is the best thing I have done for the rattery! Its a huge improvement.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 07, 2009, 02:12:07 AM
Four days left till my CN comes!!! :D

I've been sewing up a storm, I'm trying to stock up on hammocks... but they're all standard flat ones and a pocket. But this is what I've accomplished:

The BEST batch I've ever made, except the purple hammock is made from stretchy shirt fabric and thin cotton... it was difficult to work with and came out thin and wobbly =/
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo38.jpg)

And my first attempt at a pocket hammock! I just made a standard hammock and sowed GRRR sewed a piece of fabric over the top, then slit that piece of fabric and hemmed the edges. I don't know how others make pocket hammies...
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo174.jpg)

Tomorrow I am sewing some more, maybe I'll even try a triangle/cube  :cheeky:

Italian  :doh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: italianqt on June 07, 2009, 03:01:13 AM
....oink...you mean sewed right?  ;)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 07, 2009, 03:16:10 AM
 :doh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: SnS Rattery on June 07, 2009, 03:10:34 PM
Here are some pictures of my new CN before and during dinner. It's only been a couple weeks now, but I'm sold on this cage! The girls are so happy, especially mommas and daughters who finally get to be together. Litter training is still in the works, but is much easier to do with this cage.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/25koqi1.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2r77pzc.jpg)
(http://i43.tinypic.com/11r86te.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2hmj9g5.jpg)
On the menu last night; fresh bed of lettuce, raw quaker oats, homemade cornbread, sprinkle of cheese, mandarin oranges, topped with roasted sesame seeds.
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2nlebki.jpg)
Thought this was the cutest of all the shots. Dolce is chasing her mom Spooky down the stairs on the top level, June is munching down next to her mom Sabrina on the bottom level, and little Honey is trying to play with the kitty ball on the top level.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 07, 2009, 03:16:45 PM
I LOVE that set-up you have there SnS! Monkeys! I am so getting some hanging monkeys this week.

Also, can you slide out/take off the little side levels too?

And undergunfire, what is the little stoolt hing you have and where do you get it?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: italianqt on June 07, 2009, 03:29:13 PM
I saw these cages in person for the first time yesterday (and in use) and I have to say, I like these so much more than the FN (which I have currently). It was amazing seeing 2+ year old girls monkeying around and climbing up the sides of the cages to get into hammocks on the way top...climbing down the walls to get off the shelf rather than use the ladder...

It was just great seeing all the activity.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on June 07, 2009, 03:30:59 PM
Mine refuse to use the ladders Italianqt!  We only have them in the cage with the 2 year old girls so that they have an option.  It really is pretty great.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 07, 2009, 03:33:19 PM
My rat manor (STINK!!!) doesn't have ladders, the rats refuse to use them! :P Aw man, I can't wait to see the CN in person, I don't know how many more hammocks I need to make or what to buy! :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on June 07, 2009, 03:39:17 PM
And undergunfire, what is the little stoolt hing you have and where do you get it?

I got it from Target a few months ago for $2.50 in the "dollar bins"  :cheeky:.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on June 07, 2009, 03:40:01 PM
Are you getting double or single level?  I have roughly 7-10 hammocks per level.  (I have a lot of hammocks, some people would say *too* many hammocks) You don't need to buy anything special for the CN, but it sure is fun!  You can get whatever things you want.  I like ferret tubes in mine.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 07, 2009, 03:59:46 PM
Undergunfire, I need to get one! It makes the perfect little shelter thing.

I only have 10 hammocks total =/ I guess I'll manage though, I have enough fabric for one or two more, and boxes/baskets and stuff can fill up a lot of space :) I can't WAIT to decorate my own CN :3 Squeee! I feel like a dork because I'm so excited about a rat cage!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on June 07, 2009, 11:33:19 PM
Grace, I have 6-7 hammocks on each level, and it works fine. I usually have one or two larger ones (12"x18") in the cage to prevent falls(Fuzz likes to jump, but isn't very agile). Mine LOVE tubes, so I usually have 4-5 in the cage since those usually get used the most.

Since Penny and Heidi have been in a (by comparison) small cage for so long, you may want to just give them half the cage to start out with so they don't freak out. That'll give you more time to expand your hammock collection :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 08, 2009, 03:38:08 PM
That's what I was thinking Caitlyn. Then again, I don't see my girls being afraid of a huge cage. I dunno... I have plenty of boxes/baskets/ropes/pillows to take up a lot of empty space. I guess I just have to wait and see, I only know the CN from pictures :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: britters on June 09, 2009, 05:56:01 PM
I finally gave my girls a girly themed cage. Its all decked out in Pink, No more blues and greens. I think they actually like it.

The Top half with the new silent spinner
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/slipprybanana/STP61662.jpg)

and the bottom half
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/slipprybanana/STP61665.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: saddiedog on June 10, 2009, 12:45:19 AM
The Tampax box really puts a nice finish on your girlie themed cage :yelcutelaugh: It looks beautiful! I don't know why I put myself through this torture, I want a CN sooo bad! :(
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Post by: synelovator on June 10, 2009, 12:51:58 AM
The Tampax box really puts a nice finish on your girlie themed cage :yelcutelaugh: It looks beautiful! I don't know why I put myself through this torture, I want a CN sooo bad! :(

Hear hear, on both counts!  I'm resisting until I move though, 'cause I'm going to Australia for a month in a little while and moving right after that and I know that if I get a CN I'll be tempted to get more rats and I really shouldn't do that right before I leave or right before I move so ... I must stay strong.

Grace -- If I ever get sewing again, can I send you a hammock set?  I'm always way more motivated to make things for other people than for myself. :)
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Post by: Nightmelody on June 10, 2009, 12:19:03 PM
The Tampax box really puts a nice finish on your girlie themed cage :yelcutelaugh: It looks beautiful! I don't know why I put myself through this torture, I want a CN sooo bad! :(

Ditto here too.. such sweet torture though.. I measured a FN that was set up when I went into petsmart to pick up a few treats and dog food, and realized that if a CN is the same dimensions, it will fit perfectly where my current cage sits.  ::) so now i want one even more than i did before, if that is possible.. sheesh.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: britters on June 10, 2009, 12:24:34 PM
haha... It wouldn't be a true girlie's cage with out it. They love their Tampax box its the only box wide enough for them to squeeze into. You should see them try to get into the cereal boxes.
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Post by: synelovator on June 10, 2009, 02:16:49 PM
haha... It wouldn't be a true girlie's cage with out it. They love their Tampax box its the only box wide enough for them to squeeze into. You should see them try to get into the cereal boxes.

Good point, my boys are getting a little big for cereal boxes... would it be too emasculating for me to put a tampax box in their cage?  (my boyfriend would flip for sure; he gets annoyed at me for emasculating the boys when I put pink in their cage...)
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Post by: britters on June 10, 2009, 02:33:37 PM
haha just tell him real men wear pink. I joke all the time with my boyfriend and tell him pink is his favorite color, sometimes he plays along with it.
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Post by: krazycatlady on June 10, 2009, 10:32:04 PM
cama, is that purple thing a cat bed?  it looks so comfy with that igloo on top of it.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 11, 2009, 12:10:20 AM
Grace -- If I ever get sewing again, can I send you a hammock set?  I'm always way more motivated to make things for other people than for myself. :)

That would be awesome! I'm always in need of hammocks :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 11, 2009, 01:23:37 AM
I think my husband's going to kill me...  ::)  I talked him into letting me adopt ratties, He let me "splurge" on my Martins 680,
and now... I just feel like my boys need more room - and I want a CN.  :BlueDumboSmile:

Tell me straight guys, how much room would three dwarf boys really have in a single level CN?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: synelovator on June 11, 2009, 01:24:50 AM
Wouldn't you be worried that they could escape through the bars?  I know the CN has smaller spacing, but still... leetle dwarfss
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 11, 2009, 01:28:47 AM
honestly, from looking at pictures here, I don't think they're that small that they could escape. But, if that turned out to be
the case, I know there's ways around that. :)
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Post by: coliekumar on June 11, 2009, 01:30:18 AM
Dwarves are supposedly fine with 1/2" spacing.  I don't feel my 12 week old boy has any more room or takes up any less room in our CN than our huge 1000g boys.  It more depends upon personality and behavior, I think a single level CN would be great for them, especially if you ever plan to get more (how many do you have??) or introduce any regular sized boy rats.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 11, 2009, 02:13:53 AM
I have 3 boys in a 680, and call me crazy, I just feel like they could use more room...
I'd LOVE to have more, but that'll be a while yet. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 11, 2009, 02:16:55 AM
I have 3 boys in a 680, and call me crazy, I just feel like they could use more room...
I'd LOVE to have more, but that'll be a while yet. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 11, 2009, 02:18:21 AM
I have 3 boys in a 680, and call me crazy, I just feel like they could use more room...
I'd LOVE to have more, but that'll be a while yet. :)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: synelovator on June 11, 2009, 09:23:25 AM
I have 3 boys in a 680, and call me crazy, I just feel like they could use more room...
I'd LOVE to have more, but that'll be a while yet. :)



I have two standard-sized boys in a 685 and I don't think they have enough room either.  I think that cage is a singleton cage, even though it claims it can hold three.  It just... doesn't look like enough space; even with that whole extra level.  I'm for sure upgrading to a CN in September.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 11, 2009, 02:10:26 PM
First, I'd like to apologize for the triple post. My internet was being screwy last night.
I really think I'm going to be buying a Critter Nation... It's on sale right now, and my boys aren't able to get out every single day.
I hate it, but sometimes I just can't. That's a good enough reason, right? they need more room to play!  ::)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 11, 2009, 06:59:53 PM
PorkChopandTwinkle, my girls don't get out every day either. That's the main reason I'm getting the CN (Squeee it's coming any day now!!!). It has so much floor space that my hyperactive girls need for play space :3
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 11, 2009, 07:26:33 PM
Grats on getting a CN!! I can't wait to see pics!
Decorating a CN is going to be soo much easier than a Martins... i can't wait!
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 11, 2009, 09:54:43 PM
IT'S HERE!!!  :hyper:
I got home from swimming and there it was on our doorstep! We opened it up right away and nothing looks broken or damaged at all ;D
My dad is assembling it right now in front of me, it's been 5 minutes and the base/storage area is already done. I'm so excited! I can't wait to decorate it and get my girls out of that nasty rat manor!
I promise I'll take pics ASAP, I still need to figure this monster cage out :3
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Post by: critterchic on June 11, 2009, 10:41:21 PM
 :wav: :blob5: :hello: :toothy9: :icon_cheers: Yay! As this thread was started by you, I know how much you have wanted one. Have fun decorating it!
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Post by: amyshizzle on June 11, 2009, 11:25:43 PM
So my CN came a few days ago....  I put it together and MAN!  that thing is massive!!  lol  its as tall as me!!  hahaha

I need to get more hammies and another water bottle, and another litter pan and igloo.  But other than that its set up and Anastasia LOVES it!  lol

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/001-3-1.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/002-3-1.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/003-3.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/004-3.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/006-3.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/008-3.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/009-4.jpg)
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Post by: saddiedog on June 11, 2009, 11:54:15 PM
Penny: YAY! I am soooo excited for you! *off topic* I swim competitively too! It's nice to talk to a girl my age who understands swimming and loves rats ;D

Amyshizzle: That is one lucky rat! All that for one girl, she is SPOILED, just the way we like them :yelcutelaugh: Or perhaps there are some more on the way? :cheeky:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: amyshizzle on June 12, 2009, 12:02:19 AM
Penny: YAY! I am soooo excited for you! *off topic* I swim competitively too! It's nice to talk to a girl my age who understands swimming and loves rats ;D

Amyshizzle: That is one lucky rat! All that for one girl, she is SPOILED, just the way we like them :yelcutelaugh: Or perhaps there are some more on the way? :cheeky:


Yep getting two babies on the 23rd.  =)
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Post by: topoljes on June 12, 2009, 01:04:44 AM
After being so disappointed from not getting a cheap FN on Craigslist, I've been moping around wishing I could get a FN or, better yet, a CN. Well, I think the time has come...I believe I've convinced my dad to get me a CN as a graduation gift. I know that I could use the money for other things but I feel like I always use money for practical things (toiletries, college stuff etc...) and that finishing 4 years of college is a good enough reason to spoil myself and my ratties. I'm going to see if I can order it tomorrow  :) I love reading this thread and I hope to be adding to it soon!
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 12, 2009, 02:24:06 AM
>>Penny: YAY! I am soooo excited for you! *off topic* I swim competitively too! It's nice to talk to a girl my age who understands swimming and loves rats  ;D


For some reason it wouldn't let me quote you ???
Thanks!!! I'm so excited to have my babies out of that nasty cramped rat manor!

The top (with the girls exploring and loving their new cage!)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo47.jpg)

The bottom (with Heidi exploring some more :P)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo50.jpg)

And the whole thing next to the rat manor and my 5"6 self!
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo46-1.jpg)

I'm just in love with this cage! There's room for more hammocks, but I ran out of grommets, binder clips, and binder rings, so I can't hang any more stuff until tomorrow. I'm also going to get another water bottle and litter box so they don't have to get lost finding water and a place to poop :yelcutelaugh: There's room for EVERYTHING in this monster cage!  :heart:
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Post by: Emymoo on June 12, 2009, 09:07:57 AM
Congrats Grace! :) You and your girls must be thrilled!

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/Rattiesmay025.jpg)

The top half of my CN. I never was able to get a good picture of the bottom half. Tuesday when I cleaned the battery died, the next day the lighting was so bad it wasn't worth it, and yesterday my poor little Bella broke her foot pretty bad(no idea how  :'(). They are all secured to the top of the cage, to make it easier for her to get around, and I've now added their wheel, water bottle, food dish and some more hammocks lower to the ground so Bells can get into them, so the bottom half is destroyed(things from the top I deemed "unsafe" were thrown in, hammocks halfway off because in the middle of taking them off I decided that she'd be able to get into this one easier ect.), but it's okay, the top is always looks the best :)
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 12, 2009, 01:04:25 PM
So sorry to hear about Bellas foot, hope she makes a speedy recovery. :)
Cage looks great!  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on June 12, 2009, 03:44:26 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Belle :( I hope she gets better soon. Could she have twisted it between the bars? I know Penny sprained her foot a few times from being clumsy while playing monkey on the bars.  ???

I'm just loving this cage, my only complaints are that one door is a little wonky, and that it's almost too big for my room! It sticks out from in front of my window... maybe I'll mess around with my furniture sometime and see if I can get it somewhere less awkward  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Emymoo on June 12, 2009, 07:17:33 PM
Aww thanks guys :) I hope she's better soon too. I miss my spunky little girl tackling my big boy randomly and winning  :yelcutelaugh:

I have no idea how she did it. I thought she just sprained it like Fuzz did in January at first, but it looks more severe than that. She has a bowed spine(at the base just before her feet it "dips" down, while in a regular rat it'd continue to be a curve), so losing the support of her right foot has made it so she can't support herself, and ends up dragging herself around(it'd be cute if it wasn't so sad :( ). I'm worried it may not be just a foot injury, so I'm taking her to the vet to see if they'll do X-rays to find out more. 

Oh gosh Grace I know! The cage is HUGE.  I had to re-arrange my entire room to get it to fit right  :yelcutelaugh: the things we'll do for our little ones  ::)  ;D
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 12, 2009, 10:59:07 PM
LOL, I need to move my bed to get it to fit right! :P I know this is the CN thread, but I wanted to share my goodwill/yard sale findings!

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo49.jpg)

I've never found fleece at a garage sale! It's all just plain old fleece, like it was left over from a pillow or something that somebody made. It's great fleece too, all colors of the rainbow, solids and cute patterns :D

ETA - Haha, I just realized you can hardly see a thing in the picture. On the left is a heart shaped basket, then a plastic house thing, and then a pile of fleece with three plastic bowls on top :) There's also binder clips and rings below that.
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Post by: saddiedog on June 12, 2009, 11:13:45 PM
Gotta love garage sales, I got some stuff this week too :BlueDumboSmile: By the way everyone's cage looks AMAZING! I can't wait until I can set mine up! (In case you didn't read my post in the "Rat Tails and Mug Shots" I am getting a CN!!! For the full story check it out :cheeky:)
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 12, 2009, 11:33:14 PM
I read your thread! That easy, huh?  :o Took me... uhm... eight months to be precise :P
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Post by: LoveBurmese on June 13, 2009, 10:12:54 AM
WWWeeeeeeee I just finished placing my order for a double CN and 2 bass pans!!!! YYAAYY! lol Just had to share, can't wait til it gets here and I can post pics!
~Kristen and the gang
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 13, 2009, 04:56:37 PM
YAY ladybug!  :party: You're just going to love the cage! I used to go to goodwill and pass by all the cool rat stuff and sigh that it wouldn't fit in the cage... but now I'm like OOH! That'll fit, and that, and that...  :P
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Post by: Schrute on June 13, 2009, 05:27:45 PM
Grace, it only took you six months from the time you started the thread to finally get the cage. You must be thrilled. :)
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 13, 2009, 11:31:32 PM
But I wanted a FN for two months before I realized the bars were to big ;)
I am thrilled, I think for the first time in a long time I'm satisfied with my rat supplies xD
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 14, 2009, 01:58:41 AM
Well, I caved! I talked my husband into it, and we're expecting!.... a Critter Nation, that is!  :cheeky:
I opted for a single, since that's all I could really afford :P and since 3 dwarf boys should do well in it.
Just going off measurements online, it's got more floor space, and it's taller than the 680!  :o holy cow!
I just hope it ships quickly.  There'll be lots of pics when it arrives!
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Post by: Schrute on June 14, 2009, 10:36:45 AM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/house009.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/house010.jpg)

...and the kids exploring their new surroundings...

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/house015.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/house014.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/house019.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/house013.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats/house011.jpg)
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Post by: LoveBurmese on June 14, 2009, 12:56:56 PM
Schrute:  I love your matching colors!  My cages are always a mish-mash of assorted girly prints  :P

Penny: I've refrained from the Goodwill store because I know the stuff there won't fit in my Martin's.  Now I just may have to venture in!
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Post by: Stargirl on June 15, 2009, 11:52:39 PM
I decorated the girls and Charlies cage today and they love it! I was also thinking about buying the matching rug to put in front of there Critter Nation (the rug is the same colors as the bottom Towel).

(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k384/Starsratrescue/Ratties/FIShAndCAGE008.jpg)

Top
(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k384/Starsratrescue/Ratties/FIShAndCAGE010.jpg)

Bottom
(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k384/Starsratrescue/Ratties/FIShAndCAGE011.jpg)

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Post by: Heatherama on June 16, 2009, 05:12:16 AM
Just bouht a single level CN to replace the 3 week old FF cage I thought would be alright for my 3 1 year old girls.....that FF stinks.  I really do not like that cage one bit.  Anyway, I got a little flowery with the decorating.   :yelcutelaugh:

They always hide on the top level of every cage, no matter how I decorate...so I decided to make them a privacy curtain this time.  They LOVE it!!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/015-4.jpg)

With the curtain pulled back...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/016-3.jpg)
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on June 16, 2009, 02:33:11 PM
That's so cute! I guess all of us girls need our private time :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 16, 2009, 04:35:23 PM
I have orange, yellow and pink fabrics now! I'm sewing up some new liners... I've never done anything other than blue/green/purple randomness before :P
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Post by: vintagerat on June 16, 2009, 09:39:12 PM
Heather....you're new CN looks great! I love the idea of the privacy curtain  :)...I wonder if that would stop my girls from chewing up the fabric on the shelf, so they can hide under it...
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 16, 2009, 09:56:59 PM
ooooh, I need to try that! Maybe I could try to make it shower-curtain style, so it just scrunches back into place?

Ahaha, maybe they were embarrassed because they couldn't eat or poop in privacy  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: saddiedog on June 16, 2009, 11:54:27 PM
    :hyper:It's here, It's here, It's here, It's here, It's here, It's here, It's here!!!!! YAY! :party:

Now I jsut have to finish redoing the basement and the computer/art/rat room...poo :help:
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 17, 2009, 12:31:12 AM
YAY!!!  :party: Get to work on that room remodeling, we want pics!!  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
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Post by: Heatherama on June 17, 2009, 01:29:13 AM
ooooh, I need to try that! Maybe I could try to make it shower-curtain style, so it just scrunches back into place?

Ahaha, maybe they were embarrassed because they couldn't eat or poop in privacy  :yelcutelaugh:

I just put some eyelets in it and loosely hooked it up all around the top level.  There's an opening cut so they can get into the double decker.  I put an eyelet in the bottom part of the double decker and hooked it to the half level...so it's like a tunnel.  They like the design so far, but they've already torn up the bottom liner.  But they always do that...looks like I'm going to have to just throw a bunch of loose Dollar Tree blankets down like I did before and let them do what they want with them, which means they'll shred them and toss them everywhere, cause everyone knows that's a LOT better than a nice neatly pinned down fluffy liner.  :doh:
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 17, 2009, 01:38:45 AM
Quote
cause everyone knows that's a LOT better than a nice neatly pinned down fluffy liner.  :doh:

Oh yes, they're much more comfortable that way! All that shredded fluff floating around. ;)

I should do the little curtain thing with the girls' CN :D
And in case you guys didn't hear, my moms says we are going to introduce a new rat (or... *some* new ratS  :cheeky:) before Penny passes on (not like we know when that will happen), so Heidi won't be all lonely. We'll have a nice roomy cage and everything. It'll be a while though, this fall or so.
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Post by: synelovator on June 17, 2009, 01:48:57 AM
Grace, it is SO great that your parents are supporting you and your rattie love now.  I'm so happy for you and your new CN and your new future ratties.  And fall isn't that far away!  That's when I'm getting my next pair too and it's soooooooooooo long.  We can experience the joy of new ratties together!
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Post by: Bloo Cheese on June 17, 2009, 08:21:21 PM
Well, I caved! I talked my husband into it, and we're expecting!.... a Critter Nation, that is!  :cheeky:
I opted for a single, since that's all I could really afford :P and since 3 dwarf boys should do well in it.
Just going off measurements on-line, it's got more floor space, and it's taller than the 680!  :o holy cow!
I just hope it ships quickly.  There'll be lots of pics when it arrives!

The measurements include the stand which is over a foot tall I think 14 inches maybe more (I lost the  tape measurer the other day)  so the cage isn't as tall as it seems but it is still huge.
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Post by: LoveBurmese on June 18, 2009, 10:37:49 PM
Weee it's here!!  Arrived home from work tonight to find my CN *AND* bass pans sitting on my porch! YAY!!!  Put the cage together, no problemo!  Got paint for the pans and will have them in sometime next week but I had to put the girls in tonight because I just couldn't wait.  I know I know, patience is a virtue, lol.  I have the top and bottom separated since I have one quiet group of gals and on bRatty silly group.  A few pics below, my apologies for the quality, my camera battery was dead so these are with my cell phone.  More pics to come once I get the pans painted and all my hammies I've ordered arrive and I redecorate.

Miss Kiwi sez Why I in heah ma?  I no belong in kagez!  Lemme out!
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/007.jpg)

Miss Bee sez Chek out mah hammie fwom Chelsey! Is alll mine!
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/008.jpg)

Whole thing:
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/011.jpg)

My bRatty girls wanting out to play!
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/013.jpg)

Miss Bug, in my quiet group, trying to catch some zzz's
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/Bug.jpg)
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Post by: Bloo Cheese on June 18, 2009, 11:14:01 PM
looks great! remember to let the pans cure for 12-14 days after painting  :)
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Post by: LoveBurmese on June 19, 2009, 04:04:14 AM
looks great! remember to let the pans cure for 12-14 days after painting  :)

I just saw the thread about curing before animal contact.  Thanks for the info.  The can said 5-7 days for full cure so I though I'd be good, at least til I saw the post with the info from Rustoleum.  At least it's all here and in great shape!  :BlueDumboSmile:
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Post by: Bloo Cheese on June 19, 2009, 06:01:16 AM
your welcome  :rattysmiley:
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Post by: Nightmelody on June 20, 2009, 10:08:26 AM
I just needed to share that my dad is ordering a CN 162 for me after the 26th! He bought my brother a flat screen tv I guess, and he called me up and said 'hey, i bought him a 300$ tv, and you deserve it more than he does, what can i buy you so it's even?' LOL i knew exactly what to tell him. YAY! I am sooo excited! my rattums will be too!
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Post by: krazycatlady on June 20, 2009, 10:34:14 AM
For the CN162 can you make it so its split level? I know theres a ladder that goes down to the first level but can you make it so that its two seperate cages?
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Post by: Nightmelody on June 20, 2009, 10:37:50 AM
yes, my understanding is that you can use it as two separate cages, i believe several people on here do it.
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Post by: coliekumar on June 20, 2009, 11:14:37 AM
I do, the ladder hooks up to close them off and I put a piece of plastic over the hole for good measure.
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Post by: LoveBurmese on June 20, 2009, 02:09:32 PM
krazycatlady:  I keep mine split into 2 cages.  The ladder that goes from top to bottom level has a latch to secure it, plus once my bass pans are in, I will have both pans solid which will make it even more secure.  I keep my girls in two groups because half of them are high energy and into everything and th eother half are super laid back and they nitpick at each other otherwise,  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 22, 2009, 03:17:00 PM
Ok, I need some tips from the sewers/decoraters here. My new CN161 should be arriving any day now, and I want to make some liners
for it. I have looked through just about every page of this thread, and I couldn't find floor dimensions for the CN.
I might have missed a page or two, and I also searched the site for CN dimensions... I keep getting the overall cage measurements. :P
How many of you have found it easier just to cut some fleece and hold it down with binder clips?
And, can anyone tell me the dimensions of the floor and shelf? pretty please, with a  :BlueDumboSmile: on top?
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 22, 2009, 03:44:41 PM
Porkchop, all I did was cut a piece of towel (or fleece) to size (a few inches extra) once I got the pans and clipped it on. It works just as well as pillow-case style or elastic banded ones. Plus it's cheaper and still as colorful if you use towels :)
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Post by: coliekumar on June 22, 2009, 04:08:03 PM
Ok, I need some tips from the sewers/decoraters here. My new CN161 should be arriving any day now, and I want to make some liners
for it. I have looked through just about every page of this thread, and I couldn't find floor dimensions for the CN.
I might have missed a page or two, and I also searched the site for CN dimensions... I keep getting the overall cage measurements. :P
How many of you have found it easier just to cut some fleece and hold it down with binder clips?
And, can anyone tell me the dimensions of the floor and shelf? pretty please, with a  :BlueDumboSmile: on top?

It really depends upon your rats.  Mine would pull up the cut fleece liners no matter how many clips I used, so I had to go with a pillowcase style liner.  One good thing about the pillow case liners though is that they are reversible!  I would try just clipping them down first and see how it goes.   ;)
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Post by: LoveBurmese on June 22, 2009, 04:31:27 PM
Better pics now that my camera is working:  Pics with the lovely robins egg blue pans in a few weeks!
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/159.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/CN.jpg)
Can't wait for my new hammies to get here and then I need more shower clips!
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Post by: August on June 22, 2009, 04:52:20 PM
The dimensions of the pan are 24 x 36 and the shelf is 24 x 18. My girls destroy fleece and towels, but do not chew anything cotton or flannel at all. :eek: So I just sew them to fit the pans and attach them to the bars with safety pins (my girls do not chew these either). Btw both of those measurements factor in the seam allowance too. 
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 22, 2009, 04:58:38 PM
Better pics now that my camera is working:  Pics with the lovely robins egg blue pans in a few weeks!
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/159.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/ladybug101spots/Ratkins/Housing/CN.jpg)
Can't wait for my new hammies to get here and then I need more shower clips!


Oh wow! I might consider ordering bass pans sometime... I'm terrified my girls are going to get bored one day and destroy the pans D:
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 22, 2009, 09:11:02 PM
OMG OMG OMG !! It's here!  :hyper:
I swear, the hardest part about assembling this was to get it outta the box!  :rattysmiley:
If you're new to this story, I ordered a CN 161 from petstreetmall. Not 100% satisfied with them, but
I ordered it on June 12th, and it showed up today. (and all for $135!)

I cannot believe how HUGE this thing is!!

Got it all decorated and got the boys inside... they went NUTS exploring! I found my cheap camera after they settles down,
but here's a few pics I snapped before the battery died. :)
(sorry for the bad quality, one of my next major buys will be a better phone!)
Whole cage
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/DCFN0005.jpg)

and FuzzyPants saying hello!
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/DCFN0003.jpg)
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Post by: mcfate on June 23, 2009, 01:16:28 AM
The look on Fuzzypant's face say it all!  "this is for me? wow" lol
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 23, 2009, 01:34:35 AM
I love fuzzypants!  :heart: He's like "THANK YOU MOMMY!!!!"

Here's my CN and a few pics of the girls, it's mostly the same stuff though.

The top
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_5726.jpg)

The bottom
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_5727.jpg)

The whole thing
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_5728.jpg)
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Post by: andie3131 on June 23, 2009, 02:34:52 AM
???  Ok how did I miss it, I'm lost.  Grace when did you get your CN lol???  I knew you were wanting one forever and now you have a double, congratulations by the way. :D
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 23, 2009, 02:37:20 AM
Lol xD I got it last week :) Look back a few pages ;) Thanks!
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 23, 2009, 03:24:38 AM
Penny, where did you get the heart and box thingies??? And, more importantly, do your kids use them?


Thanks everyone who replied with tips about liners. I'm gonna try my hand at sewing some pillow-case styles
and see how that works. For now I just cut some fleece and tucked the edges under. My boys aren't horrible at chewing
or digging under things, so I might be lucky enough to pull it off for a while.

I was messing around earlier while I was putting the CN together... did you know that a 680 will fit inside a CN?
Yea, you turn it sideways, and the CN's doors won't close all the way, but WOW!!
The boys keep running across the cage, and jumping off the shelf onto the hammock below it. I'm SO glad I bought this.
Not to knock Martins or anything, but IMHO, this cage is waaaayyyyy better.
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Post by: topoljes on June 23, 2009, 11:41:38 AM
... did you know that a 680 will fit inside a CN?

Yesterday I was hanging some hammocks in mine and my little sister (2.5 yrs old) was watching. She says, "You gonna lock me in there?" I laughed. So a CN can fit a 680 or a small child.  ;)
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 23, 2009, 12:48:39 PM
Ya know, My neighbor has 3 boys, 11, 9, and if I took the shelf out, they'd all fit in there!
(And the neighborhood would thank me!!!)  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on June 23, 2009, 02:57:11 PM
The bottom
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_5727.jpg)

Is that a tiny chair!!!!!!????????????????? OMG!!! :o Do they sit in it? :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 23, 2009, 03:16:16 PM
The bottom
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_5727.jpg)

Is that a tiny chair!!!!!!????????????????? OMG!!! :o Do they sit in it? :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
Penny, where did you get the heart and box thingies??? And, more importantly, do your kids use them?

Hahaha, yep, I have two mini doll chairs from a garage sale, and I've caught Heidi sitting in the rocking chair ;)
I got the heart thing from a garage sale, and the wicker box is actually a tissue box holder! It's perfect for the rats because it's just a wicker cube with a hole at the top and an empty bottom. They LOVE it!
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Post by: saddiedog on June 23, 2009, 06:11:31 PM
The bottom
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_5727.jpg)

Is that a tiny chair!!!!!!????????????????? OMG!!! :o Do they sit in it? :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
Penny, where did you get the heart and box thingies??? And, more importantly, do your kids use them?

Hahaha, yep, I have two mini doll chairs from a garage sale, and I've caught Heidi sitting in the rocking chair ;)


That is too precious! :BlueDumboSmile: I love the fabrics in your cage btw, very pretty ;D
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Post by: krazycatlady on June 23, 2009, 07:34:47 PM
yes, I love everything in your cage its very nicely done. And I do love the furniture. My goodwill has some chairs for dolls and i always look at them for my rats but I dont have my CN yet and they wont fit in my cage i have now so i always hold off.. they've been there for quite some time now, so i'll probably pick them up next time i go back so that i have them for my CN next month.
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 24, 2009, 12:14:39 AM
 :o I totally missed the chair! That's awesome that they actually use them!
pretty, pretty please try to get a picture of them using either chair!  :BlueDumboBigEyes:
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Post by: Emymoo on June 24, 2009, 01:26:00 AM
Okay fellow CN peeps, I need you to help me decide something :)

So nearly two weeks ago now my little Bella found herself suddenly paralized. She's on steriods and doing well, but she'll never be normal *sniff*.
I was hoping she'd learn to climb up the ramps, but no such luck. She does however get around quiet well by dragging herself around on a single story. Because of this, I've decided to play Dr. Frakenstein and convert my two story CN, into a large one story cage by connecting the two half. I just can't decide how.

Way #1) Connect them lengthwise to make a double wide.
-Pro's
--Take up same length of wall that cage+hammock storage does now
--Gives everyone more room then the section of the CN they are in now
--Bella will have access to nearly all of cage
-Con's
--Will be on ground/ not be able to move well since so long and not on wheels
--Losing storage on bottom :(
Way #2) Back to back to make a cage 3'wx4'lx2"h(some one did that in the FN thread for their bunny I believe)
-Pro's
--Gives everyone more room then the section of the CN they are in now
--Bella will have access to nearly all of cage
--Could possibly scoot across floor along wall cage will be on to vacume(can't with double wide because it would litterally take up the ENTIRE space available)
-Con's
--Will stick out foot farther than CN does now
--Again, losing storage/hight

I'm stuck about which one :( I like the 4x3 one because I think Bella would us it more because she'd have to travel farther to get from corner to corner(where food, litter, and water bottles will be to encourage her to be active), plus things(in my mind) wouldn't be as squished together. I like the 2x6 one because it won't take up any more room than exiting cage/storage does now.

Either is fine, I just need help deciding :(

I know this thread is more for pictures, but I don't think anyone would appreciate me starting yet ANOTHER CN thread, so I hope you don't mind my mini hijacking Grace! :)

And now back on topic..
Haha, Heidi really sat in the chair? Oh my gosh, I hope you got a picture of that! :)

*Edit* oh, and I know a few people did not put their CN's on the stands. I pretty sure a few were members from Washington State. I've emailed Midwest, and hope they'll allow me to buy a second stand seperate from a cage, but I doubt it. Would any of those members in Wa be willing to let me buy their stand from them so my converted CN could be on wheels? I was thinking about building my own stand, but I have a feeling that'd cause alot more stress than it'd be worth. PM me Wa members if you're willing :)
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 24, 2009, 01:52:03 AM
I say do one long, flat cage :)
Perhaps you could order a new storage section for underneath one section? That way you could keep the storage space underneath :)
And guys, I will try to get a picture of somebody in a chair  :thumbsup2:
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Post by: Emymoo on June 24, 2009, 01:11:25 PM
Perhaps you could order a new storage section for underneath one section? That way you could keep the storage space underneath :)
And guys, I will try to get a picture of somebody in a chair  :thumbsup2:

I emailed Midwest, but they don't/won't sell individual peices of the cage *sniff*

YAY for picture. I'll be waiting!  ;)
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Post by: Pedropete on June 24, 2009, 02:05:31 PM
I bet you could get a few components of a some-what cheap (but decent) storage system from Target that the CN could sit on top of. Just an idea :)
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 24, 2009, 02:46:09 PM
Ever feel like you're being watched?

FuzzyPants says "I demand Noms!!"
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/DCFN0007.jpg)
(sorry for the glare... his butt really isn't that shiny :P )
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Post by: Emymoo on June 24, 2009, 04:39:19 PM
I bet you could get a few components of a some-what cheap (but decent) storage system from Target that the CN could sit on top of. Just an idea :)

I was thinking that, but I had a day dream nightmare that the storage system crapped out a few weeks later and the cage fell off and everyone got hurt  :'( I'm a worrier  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Pot Pie on June 24, 2009, 05:10:05 PM
I'd imagine if you put them together that cleaning would become a big hassle. If you wanted both doors to be usable, you'd have to have them both at ninety degree angles to the wall they're against, and you wouldn't be able to take the pans out I don't think?
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Post by: Emymoo on June 24, 2009, 05:30:31 PM
No, I don't think so. Colie has a double CN, Chelsey had a double FN, and I've seen a few other people have double FN's as well. I've never heard anything from them that it was/is a hassle. Even if it is, my little Bella is worth it :)

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Post by: coliekumar on June 24, 2009, 05:37:56 PM
I have no more trouble cleaning my double than I did my single (wide that is) I usually take off the doors anyways since they are so easy to slip on and off, but I clean it just fine with the doors on as well.  I am *all* about convenience!  ;)
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on June 24, 2009, 07:40:43 PM
Even if it is, my little Bella is worth it :)

That says it all...  :laugh:
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 25, 2009, 04:32:10 AM
Pretty off topic... but hey, it's my thread ;)

I painted my room! No more dark purple overload! :D It's a light blue on my closet/door/mirror wall (the one with the least amount of wall showing because I don't like blue that much), and on the side walls it's a light green. On the back wall is blue and green stripes, with a little strip of white in between :) I luuurrrve it :3 My CN will finally fit in, and it will get more light and air because we moved my furniture around a bit. I promise I'll get some pics of my room and CN next week when the fumes die down  :thumbsup2: Plus, we got rid of my rug (ugly dark blue), and the rats will be able to pitter patter around on hard wood floor :)
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Post by: topoljes on June 25, 2009, 12:48:29 PM
Redecorating the bedroom is always so much fun! Can't wait to see some pics!
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on June 25, 2009, 02:44:30 PM
Oh that sounds so nice! I definitely think pics are a must!
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Post by: EepOwned on June 25, 2009, 04:44:11 PM
WHOA Grace! Penny and Heidi's digs are looking fantastic. :)

Today was cage cleaning/bathtime day!

I pulled off the old liners and tossed them in the laundry and look what I found! Their stash! lol. Way to be subtle, kids.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4306.jpg)

The full thing, cleaned.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4307.jpg)

Top shelf, i.e. the mess hall.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4308.jpg)

Top again. I'm totally addicted to these cute little rugs. We also have a sports themed set.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4309.jpg)

Bottom
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4311.jpg)

Sonea and Christine got to move in today from where they were staying in the Martin's, so all the space was pretty new to them.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4316.jpg)

Hello!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4314.jpg)

Wuz in here?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4324.jpg)

Down here?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4327.jpg)

NOMWATERMELON!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4333.jpg)
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Post by: saddiedog on June 25, 2009, 07:06:39 PM
It's a light blue on my closet/door/mirror wall (the one with the least amount of wall showing because I don't like blue that much), and on the side walls it's a light green.


I have 3 blue walls and one green wall ;D And guess what color painting the new rat room? Dark purple :yelcutelaugh:

 The cage set ups look great everyone. *stares longingly at critter nation box and daydreams what it will look like once i'm allowed to set it up* Sigh...
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Post by: coeurfragile on June 25, 2009, 08:05:36 PM
Grace I love your new cage set up! Your babies defeinitely have lots to do!
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Post by: Carrie Wingo on June 26, 2009, 05:33:26 AM
The boys are in love with their CN. I normally do a black or leopard print kinda theme, as you can see from some of the accessories. Today I was in the mood for something a little different. After going out and buying new fabric, here are the results.

Top
(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/sumwharentyme/060.jpg)

Bottom
(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/sumwharentyme/061.jpg)

Top and bottom
(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/sumwharentyme/062.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on June 26, 2009, 05:40:19 AM
Hahaha! Thanks guys! I promise I'll get pics tomorrow when I move all my stuff back into my room :) I'll have to make do with the two liners I have until I can get more fleece though :( That or patchwork liners. Hehe.
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Post by: Schrute on June 27, 2009, 03:45:26 PM


I pulled off the old liners and tossed them in the laundry and look what I found! Their stash! lol. Way to be subtle, kids.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/ratkids/IMG_4306.jpg)

Yup, that looks JUST like my cage every time I switch liners... ::)
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on June 27, 2009, 07:42:10 PM
 :yelcutelaugh: :yelcutelaugh: :yelcutelaugh:
I hear about rats stashing but I didn't know it was THAT extreme!!! The most my boys do is a few pieces in a hammock!  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: topoljes on July 02, 2009, 12:21:02 AM
One more week before I can contribute pictures to this thread! The wait is killing me!!!
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Post by: saddiedog on July 02, 2009, 03:03:07 PM
One more week before I can contribute pictures to this thread! The wait is killing me!!!

I know what you mean *sigh*
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on July 02, 2009, 10:33:31 PM
Here's my CN after cleaning and redecorating. :)
whole thing, doors open
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/CN1.jpg)

the shelf
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/CN2.jpg)

and the bottom
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/CN3.jpg)
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on July 04, 2009, 01:17:11 AM
I can't even remember when I last posted pics of my CN. Right now I have the CN separated into two halves, the top housing a group of 5 and the bottom a group of 3.
I have mostly brand new hammocks in the cage right now, though very few are actually made by me. I got a whole load of new stuff at a rat social I attended a week ago.

To half holds 4 girls and 1 neutered boy: Nikita, Matilda, Luna, Soshie, and Teddy.

Whole top half:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4863.jpg)

Closer pic of one of the awsome new beds. It's called a clam hammock:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4859.jpg)

Two of the girls enjoying a cube I got from Smidge a while back:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4861.jpg)

Bottom half the the CN holds my two newest girls, Mitsuki and Morikio, and my other neutered male, Howl.

Whole bottom half:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4866.jpg)

Moriko modeling a totall awsome double decker. This material has to be my favorite ever, it has little gnomes/elves and mice on it.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4877.jpg)

Howl under the matching hammock to the double decker:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4880.jpg)

You can just make out Mitsuki inside the playhouse cube:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4875.jpg)

Howl crawling out of the double decker while Mitsuki checks out the top:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4883.jpg)


It's not as nice as a lot of the other setups people have, but I'm pretty pleased with it. I'm really exited to order new pans for it.
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Post by: PnutLuv on July 04, 2009, 11:42:57 AM
Happy 4th of July!!

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d925b3127ccec7dd7ee50d1e00000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d925b3127ccec7dcf913ec4f00000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d925b3127ccec7dc29f7ecc300000040O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
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Post by: PnutLuv on July 04, 2009, 11:46:27 AM
We should all post pictures of the cages after they've been trashed :lol
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Post by: Schrute on July 04, 2009, 11:59:59 AM
I love your themed cage. That is too cute. :)
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on July 04, 2009, 09:08:29 PM
PnutLuv, where on earth did you get that little bathtub? I want one!!  :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on July 05, 2009, 05:45:26 PM
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4859.jpg)

Where'd the clam come from?!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on July 05, 2009, 09:30:54 PM
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4859.jpg)

Where'd the clam come from?!

I got t from a gift exchange, but it had a tag attached to it was  a web link: http://www.coopercozzys.webs.com

It is a really cute hammock, and for once my rats aren't shredding it to pieces!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on July 05, 2009, 09:33:09 PM
The above link is invalid. When MRR made custom hammocks, they sold a "UFO hammock" that was similar to that style. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on July 05, 2009, 09:33:37 PM
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t103/cassie_cameron1985/100_4859.jpg)

Where'd the clam come from?!

I got t from a gift exchange, but it had a tag attached to it was  a web link: http://www.coopercozzys.webs.com

It is a really cute hammock, and for once my rats aren't shredding it to pieces!


The link doesn't work... :puppy_dog_eyes:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on July 05, 2009, 09:34:35 PM
The above link is invalid. When MRR made custom hammocks, they sold a "UFO hammock" that was similar to that style. :)


Know where I can get one if MRR and this Cooper Cozy place are no longer around?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Violet976 on July 05, 2009, 11:55:05 PM
http://www.cooperscozzys.webs.com/ (http://www.cooperscozzys.webs.com/)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on July 05, 2009, 11:57:20 PM
http://www.cooperscozzys.webs.com/ (http://www.cooperscozzys.webs.com/)


THANK YOU! :occasion14:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on July 06, 2009, 01:04:24 AM
Oh, sorry, I forgot one "s" in the link :doh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on July 07, 2009, 03:09:43 AM
 :o

I wish I could have done a 4th of july theme, but I missed it this year (I was out in a friend's cabin :)) and I totally forgot. Plus it would have been crap anyways because I only have two liners  :doh: I blame Heidi.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on July 07, 2009, 11:28:53 AM
Mine was ordered yesterday! I am still gonna do a fourth of july theme for the first decoration set I do, cause I need to buy more fleece for liners, I only have about 3 choices between now and the 15th when I get paid. how long did it take for yours(anyone here) to get to you? Mine is coming from Petstreetmall....
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Eshie on July 07, 2009, 02:54:12 PM
I bought my two level critter nation from ebay for 240 with free shipping. It should get here sometime between today and Friday. All these pictures are so unique and helpful. I think making themes is a good way to make cleaning time a lot less boring!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: evilhobbitgirl on July 07, 2009, 04:42:55 PM
I have an odd request for all of you CN owners! Could someone get a picture of the whole half (or 161) of one of their rats (male if you can!) climbing the bars of the cage? Mine LOVE to climb high and are pretty large so while I think about getting a CN I need to take the climbing space into consideration because their cage now is very tall.
Thank you in advance if you can post one!  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on July 07, 2009, 05:09:05 PM
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_5762.jpg)

If you look closely there's Heidi clinging to the side of the cage xP She got there from the floor, so it's pretty easy to climb up. Then again, she's a hyper baby girl... not a lazy boy :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on July 07, 2009, 05:14:55 PM
Your new room looks awesome Grace! I love the paint job!!! That looks like a very nice big floor for them to run around on too :cheeky:

P.S.- Would you guys mind if I posted pics of my CN in my new living room in a few weeks when I move out of my parent's house? :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 07, 2009, 08:42:20 PM
I have an odd request for all of you CN owners! Could someone get a picture of the whole half (or 161) of one of their rats (male if you can!) climbing the bars of the cage? Mine LOVE to climb high and are pretty large so while I think about getting a CN I need to take the climbing space into consideration because their cage now is very tall.
Thank you in advance if you can post one!  :)

Tucker or Jack would love to show you their exercise moves  :yelcutelaugh:. Be back with the pictures soon!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on July 07, 2009, 08:52:57 PM
lol thanks tankgirl! I painted it a few weeks ago and I just love it :) And sure, go ahead and post pics, after all, different settings change how the CN looks  :cheeky:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Eshie on July 07, 2009, 08:55:10 PM
Penny, I love your room! It's so big, too! I'm super jealous  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 07, 2009, 09:03:05 PM
Okay, here is Tucker climbing the girl's CN. Tucker is 7 months old (already, where does the time go?!)...and he weights enough so that I can't hold him/pick him up by just 1 hand.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/3699862464_912a253d61.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/3699868078_18f16e421f.jpg)




Oh, he wants you to know that just because he lacks the butt pillows...doesn't mean he isn't aaaaaall man  :cheeky:.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: evilhobbitgirl on July 07, 2009, 09:16:34 PM
Thank you, Amy! I really appreciate that!! He looks about Elliott-size (who also lacks butt pillows :P) so that was perfect!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 07, 2009, 09:27:39 PM
Thank you, Amy! I really appreciate that!! He looks about Elliott-size (who also lacks butt pillows :P) so that was perfect!

You're welcome  ;D.

I have 2 shelves in my FN (where the boys live for now) because I think it uses the space much wiser, so there isn't much room for climbing the cage bars. My boys save that for play time...they always race up and down the bars of the CN & FN.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on July 07, 2009, 09:28:43 PM
 :shocked2:
When did little Tucker get so BIG??? I remember when he was just cute little tubby Tucker! Now he's cute BIG tubby Tucker :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 07, 2009, 09:37:11 PM
:shocked2:
When did little Tucker get so BIG??? I remember when he was just cute little tubby Tucker! Now he's cute BIG tubby Tucker :P

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/3134323816_831f2104db_m.jpg)


 :BlueDumboSmileTongue:


Sadly....they grow too fast! Jack, Tucker, Harper, Jasper, Tansy, Leah, and Lyra will all be 7 months old on the 11th of this month  :BlueDumboBigEyes:.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: lilchris_28 on July 07, 2009, 10:52:00 PM
Ok, I changed my mind.  I'm getting a Critter Nation cage!  I want the two story so I can decorate it all awesomely.  I'm sure it was stated in here, but I don't have time to read all 33 pages... How do you make the braided fleece ropes?  Just braid strips of fleece and tie off the ends?  I definitely want the bunk beds, but I'm going to try to make the top one a canopy bunk.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emma_and_Jean on July 07, 2009, 11:16:03 PM
Yay, first post!

I've only been owned by rats for less than two weeks, but I'm already on my 3rd cage! The first cage was one that I built, but my attempts at making the bar spacing small enough for two six-week-old females failed. So they spent a few days in a plastic tub while the CN was on order. I was very happy with PetStreetMall; I ordered it on Saturday and it arrived Thursday. One bar was bent, but the cage was in otherwise perfect condition.

My cage looks bare compared to most of yours, but that's mostly because the girls haven't discovered the joy of hammocks.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/DSCI0836-1.jpg)
Emma in the temporary "cage."

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/DSCI0837-1.jpg)
That's much better.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/DSCI0838-1.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/DSCI0841.jpg)
Jean says that this is HER tunnel and that the flashy thing is not allowed in.

I blame all typos on the rat crawling across my keyboard. :BlueDumboSmileTongue:

Also ignore the incorrect date on the camera.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 07, 2009, 11:32:31 PM
lilchris....yep, as simple as braiding fleece and knotting the ends  ;D. I like to make little mini ones that they carry around. I have also made weird "spider" looking toys out of fleece. You can really get creative!

Emma_and_Jean....you're CN looks awesome  :BlueDumboSmile:.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: L_C_R on July 08, 2009, 01:00:21 AM
These are my 2 new Critter Nations I got for my girls.  I think I need a couple more, but for now my little boys stay in a couple of Rat Manors (like they sell at Petco) and my big boys have a 3 tier Ferret Nation.  I don't have my hammock sets yet as a friend of mine was supposed to get them made for me and hasn't come through, but I did get some liners and put their toys in them.  =)  I've never posted pics before so here goes. 

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies078.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies055.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies056.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies058.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies060.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies062.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies063.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies064.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies065.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies069.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies073.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies075.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on July 08, 2009, 02:20:33 PM
These are my 2 new Critter Nations I got for my girls.  I think I need a couple more, but for now my little boys stay in a couple of Rat Manors (like they sell at Petco) and my big boys have a 3 tier Ferret Nation.  I don't have my hammock sets yet as a friend of mine was supposed to get them made for me and hasn't come through, but I did get some liners and put their toys in them.  =)  I've never posted pics before so here goes. 

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies078.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies055.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies056.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies058.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies060.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies062.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies063.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies064.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies065.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies069.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies073.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies075.jpg)

Your cages look awsome, but i have one question. Is that pedigree dog food your feeding them? If it is I would really switch them to something else. Pedigree is one of the worst dog foods on the market. I worked at a kennel for some years and the kennel owner insisted on feeding her dogs that food. Her dogs were always coming down with tumors, and about 7 of her dogs died of cancer while i was there. The vet kept telling her it was the pedigree, the corn level in the food is way to high, not to mention all the other garbage ingredients.
I would suggest a high quality dog food like Solid Gold, or a high quality rat food lie Oxbow. It's much healthier.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on July 08, 2009, 02:22:44 PM
Yay, first post!

I've only been owned by rats for less than two weeks, but I'm already on my 3rd cage! The first cage was one that I built, but my attempts at making the bar spacing small enough for two six-week-old females failed. So they spent a few days in a plastic tub while the CN was on order. I was very happy with PetStreetMall; I ordered it on Saturday and it arrived Thursday. One bar was bent, but the cage was in otherwise perfect condition.

My cage looks bare compared to most of yours, but that's mostly because the girls haven't discovered the joy of hammocks.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/DSCI0836-1.jpg)
Emma in the temporary "cage."

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/DSCI0837-1.jpg)
That's much better.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/DSCI0838-1.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/Crysanthemimus/DSCI0841.jpg)
Jean says that this is HER tunnel and that the flashy thing is not allowed in.

I blame all typos on the rat crawling across my keyboard. :BlueDumboSmileTongue:

Also ignore the incorrect date on the camera.

It doesn't look bare at all, it looks really awsome! I wish I could say when i first became a rat owner that my cage looked like that, but nope it was pretty bare. You must've really done some major homework, cuddos :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 08, 2009, 10:23:37 PM

Your cages look awsome, but i have one question. Is that pedigree dog food your feeding them? If it is I would really switch them to something else. Pedigree is one of the worst dog foods on the market. I worked at a kennel for some years and the kennel owner insisted on feeding her dogs that food. Her dogs were always coming down with tumors, and about 7 of her dogs died of cancer while i was there. The vet kept telling her it was the pedigree, the corn level in the food is way to high, not to mention all the other garbage ingredients.
I would suggest a high quality dog food like Solid Gold, or a high quality rat food lie Oxbow. It's much healthier.

I agree and so would everyone else around here  :(. I hope that that dog food isn't all that those rats are being fed.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: L_C_R on July 08, 2009, 10:51:08 PM
Oh, not at all.  Even if the local store around here carried Pedigree, which they don't, I wouldn't feed it to them.  I only use dog food as a treat and I only put so much in there so they could have something to nibble on while I took pics and filled their water bottles.  =)  I tried to find a dog food with as low a protien percentage as possible for a treat and that's it.  My ratties get fed Harlan Blocks 2x a day (that I drive an hour+ 1 way to get from a pet store I order it from) along with a dog food, dry low-sugar cereal, nuts, whole grain pasta, and other good for them muchies for lunch as their snack as well as vitamins added to their water.  Don't fret.  My rats are happy, healthy, and extremely well fed.  Thanks for the concern though.  :)

These are my 2 new Critter Nations I got for my girls.  I think I need a couple more, but for now my little boys stay in a couple of Rat Manors (like they sell at Petco) and my big boys have a 3 tier Ferret Nation.  I don't have my hammock sets yet as a friend of mine was supposed to get them made for me and hasn't come through, but I did get some liners and put their toys in them.  =)  I've never posted pics before so here goes. 

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies078.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies055.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies056.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies058.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies060.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies062.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies063.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies064.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies065.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies069.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies073.jpg)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/PWRCRattery/PicturesBabies075.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 08, 2009, 11:20:57 PM
What kind of dog food is that, though? I have never seen a quality dog food being shaped oddly like that.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on July 08, 2009, 11:24:08 PM
If the whole picture post could stop being quoted over and over, that'd be good  :thumbsup:

I'm also curious as to what dog food it is, since all high-quality dog foods I've seen never have weird-shaped kibble or different colors.

Plus, it's not really a good thing to feed that much dog food.  Dog food is supposed to be used as a supplement, not as a staple.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: lilchris_28 on July 08, 2009, 11:45:12 PM
It looks exactly like Pedigree to me.  According to Sue Bee's website, a high quality dog food can be a staple, but it needs to be supplemented with something, such as suebee's diet.  Or you can feed strictly a high quality lab block, preferably soy-based... I've been doing my homework.  Now I just need the rats lol.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Scubbs on July 08, 2009, 11:47:39 PM
Dog food doesn't have the nutrients that rats need, since it's, well... made for dogs  :)  Rats need a rat-specific food for their staple, which can be supplemented with high-quality dog food and a grain mix.  If they're fed just dog food and a grain mix, they're not getting all the vitamins and nutrients their body requires.

Which kind of sucks, since HT is so low quality (like all other lab blocks), and Oxbow isn't very palatable to rats.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: TankGirl9008 on July 09, 2009, 11:49:12 AM
Oh, not at all.  Even if the local store around here carried Pedigree, which they don't, I wouldn't feed it to them.  I only use dog food as a treat and I only put so much in there so they could have something to nibble on while I took pics and filled their water bottles.  =)  I tried to find a dog food with as low a protien percentage as possible for a treat and that's it.  My ratties get fed Harlan Blocks 2x a day (that I drive an hour+ 1 way to get from a pet store I order it from) along with a dog food, dry low-sugar cereal, nuts, whole grain pasta, and other good for them muchies for lunch as their snack as well as vitamins added to their water.  Don't fret.  My rats are happy, healthy, and extremely well fed.  Thanks for the concern though.  :)

Sorry, just one more nit picky thing! :doh: It's not a good idea to add vitamins to your rats water, if the water tastes funny to them (not like water) they wont drink as much as they need. Please give them plain old water, it's better for them! And thanks for being such a good sport about our concern, as always, we're thinking about the rat's health! :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: synelovator on July 09, 2009, 04:17:20 PM
Dog food doesn't have the nutrients that rats need, since it's, well... made for dogs  :)  Rats need a rat-specific food for their staple, which can be supplemented with high-quality dog food and a grain mix.  If they're fed just dog food and a grain mix, they're not getting all the vitamins and nutrients their body requires.

Which kind of sucks, since HT is so low quality (like all other lab blocks), and Oxbow isn't very palatable to rats.

It does suck that we can't get perfect food for our beloved babies, but I think of it similarly to the way I think of feeding myself: I try to do the best I can and provide variety and keep everyone healthy.  As long as I'm trying my hardest to give them a complete diet, with all of the most recent information, there's nothing more that I can do for them (or me!!).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on July 09, 2009, 11:39:35 PM
I'm sure the mods are going to tell us to shut up about rat diet any minute now, so let me add one more thing before they do.
I heard that a company called Onesta Organics is developing an all organic rat food. I even emailed them some months back and they confirmed that they were, but they didn't know when it would be available. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that it has good quality and tasty ingredients :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: lilchris_28 on July 10, 2009, 12:04:17 AM
Awesome!  Is it a block or some sort of grain mixture, I wonder?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on July 11, 2009, 10:33:12 AM
I'm sure the mods are going to tell us to shut up about rat diet any minute now, so let me add one more thing before they do.
I heard that a company called Onesta Organics is developing an all organic rat food. I even emailed them some months back and they confirmed that they were, but they didn't know when it would be available. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that it has good quality and tasty ingredients :thumbsup2:

How awesome! That would be so great. I, too, have issue with the lack of healthy choices to feed my rats. :( I feed HT, but then I feel guilty because of the not so stellar ingredients. So, I feed Solid Gold and Suebee's, but then I know that even still, it's not a "complete diet". So, I switch back. I switch back and forth, back and forth, because I can't figure which is the lesser of the two evils.

Awesome!  Is it a block or some sort of grain mixture, I wonder?

That's no block, not a grain mixture. It's some sort of dog food... one I've never seen before. I would love it if the person who actually posted the pictures would be more specific as to what type of dog food this is.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on July 11, 2009, 11:36:28 AM
Awesome!  Is it a block or some sort of grain mixture, I wonder?

That's no block, not a grain mixture. It's some sort of dog food... one I've never seen before. I would love it if the person who actually posted the pictures would be more specific as to what type of dog food this is.

I think lilchris_28 was referring to the food that Onesta Organics was producing and whether it would be a block or grain mixture. Its pretty clear that the stuff from the pics is dog food, we just don't know what kind.  ???

-Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on July 11, 2009, 12:48:09 PM
My current cage setups this past week:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/krdesenchantee/002.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/krdesenchantee/003-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on July 11, 2009, 01:21:15 PM
Awesome!  Is it a block or some sort of grain mixture, I wonder?

That's no block, not a grain mixture. It's some sort of dog food... one I've never seen before. I would love it if the person who actually posted the pictures would be more specific as to what type of dog food this is.

I think lilchris_28 was referring to the food that Onesta Organics was producing and whether it would be a block or grain mixture. Its pretty clear that the stuff from the pics is dog food, we just don't know what kind.  ???

-Lauren

 :doh: Of course... *is running on 8 hours of sleep TOTAL in the last three days... that darn Bufford* Sorry. :-[
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DontPanic on July 11, 2009, 05:58:13 PM
Hello everyone first time posting. I love all of your guys CN cages. I'm going to be getting 2 female rats from a breeder in a couple of weeks and have a nice size cage for them now from PetCo but when they get bigger I want to get the double CN. I noticed Petsmart sells the CN and was wondering if anyone has bought it from there cause from what I've read here is most of you ordered yours? Think I would rather buy it from a store then order it so I don't have to worry about it being damaged from shipping.

Thank you, Mike
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on July 11, 2009, 07:58:31 PM
Hello everyone first time posting. I love all of your guys CN cages. I'm going to be getting 2 female rats from a breeder in a couple of weeks and have a nice size cage for them now from PetCo but when they get bigger I want to get the double CN. I noticed Petsmart sells the CN and was wondering if anyone has bought it from there cause from what I've read here is most of you ordered yours? Think I would rather buy it from a store then order it so I don't have to worry about it being damaged from shipping.

Thank you, Mike

Hi Mike and welcoe to Goosemoose!  :wave2:

I think the reason many of us have gone online to buy is because the price is cheaper than at Petsmart.  However, you'd have to check on that. A lot of us ordered from www.allpetfurniture.com, you may be able to check both there and www.petsmart.com to see if they have a price difference.  It's really hit or miss with the shipping. Some people on here have gotten their cages absolutely perfect, and some look like they were dropped off a cliff! 

If the price is no different (or not enough to warrant the nail-biting of whether it will get to your home in one piece) then picking it up at your local store may be the best option!

Good luck to you, and of course we need pics when you decide to get one!  :poke:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on July 11, 2009, 08:07:02 PM
I know they sell the FN but I didn't know Petsmart was carring them in stores now.  Last time I checked(back in December and then in January) they didn't have them, only online. 
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DontPanic on July 11, 2009, 08:51:26 PM
Oh you might be right it could be only online with petsmart, I'll have to check. But I prolly won't be getting it til the end of the summer. When I Do I'll differently put up some pics for sure.

*edit*
Has anyone ordered it from www.petstreetmall.com its only 234.95? Cause at www.allpetfurniture.com its 295.99

Just called Petsmart and they don't carry it in-store so it is only online.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on July 11, 2009, 10:42:12 PM
I'm sure the mods are going to tell us to shut up about rat diet any minute now, so let me add one more thing before they do.
I heard that a company called Onesta Organics is developing an all organic rat food. I even emailed them some months back and they confirmed that they were, but they didn't know when it would be available. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that it has good quality and tasty ingredients :thumbsup2:

How awesome! That would be so great. I, too, have issue with the lack of healthy choices to feed my rats. :( I feed HT, but then I feel guilty because of the not so stellar ingredients. So, I feed Solid Gold and Suebee's, but then I know that even still, it's not a "complete diet". So, I switch back. I switch back and forth, back and forth, because I can't figure which is the lesser of the two evils.

Awesome!  Is it a block or some sort of grain mixture, I wonder?

That's no block, not a grain mixture. It's some sort of dog food... one I've never seen before. I would love it if the person who actually posted the pictures would be more specific as to what type of dog food this is.

What I do is feed the rats their grain mix with dog food one day, and then the regal rat the next. That way i know they get their total dietary need in the oxbow, but they also get their healthy but fun food in the grain mix.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emma_and_Jean on July 11, 2009, 11:36:09 PM
Oh you might be right it could be only online with petsmart, I'll have to check. But I prolly won't be getting it til the end of the summer. When I Do I'll differently put up some pics for sure.

*edit*
Has anyone ordered it from www.petstreetmall.com its only 234.95? Cause at www.allpetfurniture.com its 295.99

Just called Petsmart and they don't carry it in-store so it is only online.

The fact that this post came with the words "Don't Panic" in large, friendly letters certainly put me at ease... :thumbsup2:

I ordered my CN 141 from petstreetmall.com. I ordered it on a Saturday and it came in Thursday. I was quite pleased with the delivery speed, especially since I needed the cage fast. Only one bar was bent, but that has more to do with UPS than with the website. The only bad thing is that they don't offer tracking, even though they say they do. If you call them, they can look it up for you.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DontPanic on July 11, 2009, 11:43:25 PM
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The fact that this post came with the words "Don't Panic" in large, friendly letters certainly put me at ease...  :thumbsup2:
Nice to see a Hitchhiker fan  :wave2:

I'm glad to hear someone has ordered from that site cause I'm sure I'll be ordering it from there since that is the cheapest I've found so far. Tho I have a few months til I order one. Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on July 11, 2009, 11:43:41 PM
Here is my girls CN this time around.

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3420/3711209219_64aa0658a4.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2440/3712021864_1261372df0.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2676/3712021828_73e68559df.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2527/3711209383_383e89278a.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3437/3712021686_89c411f724.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2492/3712021530_04fefba436.jpg)

-Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on July 11, 2009, 11:52:55 PM
Oh you might be right it could be only online with petsmart, I'll have to check. But I prolly won't be getting it til the end of the summer. When I Do I'll differently put up some pics for sure.

*edit*
Has anyone ordered it from www.petstreetmall.com its only 234.95? Cause at www.allpetfurniture.com its 295.99

Just called Petsmart and they don't carry it in-store so it is only online.

Wow! They definitely changed their pricing. I bought the 162 (double) CN from allpetfurniture in February, and looking back in my email, I paid $239 and had free shipping!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 12, 2009, 12:07:29 AM
Lauren...I love the cage this time around! It always looks so bright  :thumbsup2:.


DontPanic....you can order CN's off of ebay for a really great price with free shipping. That is where I will order my second one, if I decide I want another.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: critterchic on July 12, 2009, 01:54:18 AM
Lauren, your cage looks great! I like the yellow triangle, looks like a big wedge of cheese! :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on July 12, 2009, 08:53:54 AM
Lauren - Are those bright orange and blue pan liners towels? If so, where did you find them? :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on July 12, 2009, 10:31:04 AM
Mine was ordered Monday from Petstreet Mall, and I found a coupon for free shipping(just googled petstreet mall coupons) and it arrived Friday. no issues that I am aware of, but I can't set it up until tomorrow.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on July 12, 2009, 11:00:18 AM
Lauren - Are those bright orange and blue pan liners towels? If so, where did you find them? :)

Yep they are towels. I got them from Walmart about 5 days ago. They have all this new summer bright colored stuff near all the bedding and they were on the outside of one of the isles like on the end. They had bright pink, green, blue, orange and this really deep purple. I never see bright colors there so I will probably go back and get more for when these get demolished. They were $3.50 too!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: synelovator on July 12, 2009, 11:08:22 AM
I want to get my CN so badlyyy.  But I can't get it until after I move apartments.  :<  (Fortunately, I'm going to Australia for four weeks right before I move, so that'll while away the hours quite well).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DontPanic on July 12, 2009, 12:25:33 PM
Mine was ordered Monday from Petstreet Mall, and I found a coupon for free shipping(just googled petstreet mall coupons) and it arrived Friday. no issues that I am aware of, but I can't set it up until tomorrow.

You really needed that coupon, on their site it says free shipping on all orders over $50.00 on the top right?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: AnnaBanana3x on July 12, 2009, 12:26:43 PM
you guys cages are awesome! i cant wait to get my babys so i can decorate my CN!  :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on July 12, 2009, 02:09:33 PM
Lauren - Are those bright orange and blue pan liners towels? If so, where did you find them? :)

Yep they are towels. I got them from Walmart about 5 days ago. They have all this new summer bright colored stuff near all the bedding and they were on the outside of one of the isles like on the end. They had bright pink, green, blue, orange and this really deep purple. I never see bright colors there so I will probably go back and get more for when these get demolished. They were $3.50 too!

I went to Walmart yesterday to look for towels and the cheapest ones I could find were $5.00. I guess my Walmart is lame. :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: topoljes on July 12, 2009, 03:51:24 PM

I went to Walmart yesterday to look for towels and the cheapest ones I could find were $5.00. I guess my Walmart is lame. :P

Mine is too, Schrute. The only cheaper ones they had were white which certainly isn't going to work.

For those of you who use towels, do your rats' nails get caught up in them or isn't that an issue? Also, do you cut yours down to fit the cage and then sew the edges so they don't fray?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on July 13, 2009, 12:21:10 AM

I went to Walmart yesterday to look for towels and the cheapest ones I could find were $5.00. I guess my Walmart is lame. :P

Mine is too, Schrute. The only cheaper ones they had were white which certainly isn't going to work.

For those of you who use towels, do your rats' nails get caught up in them or isn't that an issue? Also, do you cut yours down to fit the cage and then sew the edges so they don't fray?

My guys never get caught. That was one of the worries I had when I first tried towels but it hasn't happened yet.

I WOULDN'T cut them to fit! A normal size towel is a perfect size and I just fold the edges over. I have tried cutting to fit before and they NEVER stop fraying even after sewing, and I always had a mess!!  :P

Schrute- Sorry about your Walmart! Thats weird that they can very so much from place to place. Our towels are $3.50, $4.50, and $7.00 for the really nice ones and beach towels are $7.00.  :-\
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on July 13, 2009, 02:38:09 AM
Redecorated on the top level...I didn't have time to do the bottom =p

I made my first double decker hammock! All hand sewn and terribly done, but my babies destroyed the DearPie one, and need something while waiting for the new ones my mom is making me...

And pictures of my new girl, Daisy (the fawn self)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100654/IMG_1494/web.jpg?ver=12474664520001)
I made this hammock EXTRA long because I know they either all want to be on the top or all inside, and with like 6 and sometimes 7 rats (soon 8 as soon as Julie Lane has her tumor removed and her mites are gone), it has to fit them all!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100654/IMG_1495/web.jpg?ver=12474664580001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100654/IMG_1496/web.jpg?ver=12474664640001)
I made a lip on one end because I know they like to get out easily. =)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100654/IMG_1505/web.jpg?ver=12474665270001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100654/IMG_1507/web.jpg?ver=12474665440001)
The Siamese girl, Margot, is almost four months old, and the fawn self, Daisy, is 5 weeks old...and she's bigger!)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100654/IMG_1513/web.jpg?ver=12474665880001)
Booty!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100654/IMG_1520/web.jpg?ver=12474666420001)
Margot making the best face ever while Sam, my neutered man tries to mate with a Daisy who is in heat :doh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: AnnaBanana3x on July 13, 2009, 12:06:08 PM
oh my gosh! al your rattys are adorable! but that last picture with the little one in the back corner is too cute! the look on her face is priceless!  :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DontPanic on July 13, 2009, 12:12:23 PM
LoL thats a funny look by Margot looks like she is shocked what your male is trying to do. And I like how Daisy looks like she is winking at the camra.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on July 13, 2009, 02:39:51 PM
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100654/IMG_1520/web.jpg?ver=12474666420001)
Margot making the best face ever while Sam, my neutered man tries to mate with a Daisy who is in heat :doh:

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on July 13, 2009, 10:14:06 PM
My bottom level is very dark, partially the lighting in the room, and partially the way I hung the hammocks, so forgive that bit, also forgive the food and such everywhere(and the empty bowls because they stashed the entire contents!), I didn't get pics taken until my kids had had the run of it for a bit. heh. They absolutely love it though!
(http://photos-d-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs141.snc1/5208_707133636457_9618401_40588611_5161437_n.jpg)
(http://photos-e-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs141.snc1/5208_707133641447_9618401_40588612_229845_n.jpg)

Top level doors open:
(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs121.snc1/5208_707133671387_9618401_40588617_5925825_n.jpg)

Bottom level, for some reason can't find my pics with doors open..
(http://photos-f-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs141.snc1/5208_707133651427_9618401_40588613_4558574_n.jpg)

Sebastian and his wheelie tail
(http://photos-a-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs121.snc1/5208_707133666397_9618401_40588616_2057014_n.jpg)

Top level hammocks I got from CavyCarnage,
bottom level are from Violet976.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DontPanic on July 13, 2009, 10:30:19 PM
Nightmelody the cage looks awesome, I bet you love it. Can't wait to get mine around the end of the summer.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on July 13, 2009, 10:46:00 PM
(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs121.snc1/5208_707133671387_9618401_40588617_5925825_n.jpg)
 

I love those hanging blue and green ball thingy, what and where did you get it?   I love the name Sebastian, I too have a Sebastian here :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on July 13, 2009, 10:56:45 PM
Nightmelody the cage looks awesome, I bet you love it. Can't wait to get mine around the end of the summer.
Thanks! I am sure you will love it when you do!

(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs121.snc1/5208_707133671387_9618401_40588617_5925825_n.jpg)
 

I love those hanging blue and green ball thingy, what and where did you get it?   I love the name Sebastian, I too have a Sebastian here :)
Isn't that toy fabulous? Found it at petsmart in the bird section. I think it was 14.99.  it's a wicker-type wood, so they can destroy it... and I love my little Seb. he is such a dear, and It cracks me up that he has wheelie tail more often than any of my females!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on July 14, 2009, 10:07:04 PM
I love my rats.

I did the bottom half of the cage tonight (relining, not scrubbing yet):
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100684/IMG_1630/web.jpg?ver=12476224300001)
There's Margot mid-excited jump and Toad in the back Leaping from one level to the other because she doesn't believe in ladders.
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100684/IMG_1653/web.jpg?ver=12476224430001)
Everyone posing in front of the new hammie my mom made me
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100684/IMG_1599/web.jpg?ver=12476224510001)
Mom's getting really good at it! (She's a quilter, new to hammock making =P)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100684/IMG_1611/web.jpg?ver=12476224560001)
Yes, My boy is a little fat. Hahaha.
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100684/IMG_1628/web.jpg?ver=12476224640001)
Apparently fleece tastes good.
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100684/IMG_1654/web.jpg?ver=12476224440001)
And one of my first hammocks. =D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: topoljes on July 14, 2009, 11:25:42 PM
You've got some really funny pictures but this butt one is my fav. Maybe because I just ate a big dinner and I can relate   :rattysmiley:
Quote
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100684/IMG_1611/web.jpg?ver=12476224560001)
Nice work on your first hammock and the one your mom made is snazzy!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on July 15, 2009, 12:41:21 AM
Here is my boys CN

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3722922840_227deeae85.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3722922592_f5ba893578_o.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/3722922778_bf456c53f6.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/3722110437_b92a071e0d.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2657/3722922922_5fbe9daa85.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/3722110513_d00a5dfd76.jpg)

-Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on July 15, 2009, 02:18:46 AM
Here is my boys CN

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3722922840_227deeae85.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/3722922778_bf456c53f6.jpg)


Where'd you get that shelf thing?!
Also,  I tried the blue basket you have hanging, but my rats ate it...=(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on July 15, 2009, 10:52:12 AM
Where'd you get that shelf thing?!
Also,  I tried the blue basket you have hanging, but my rats ate it...=(

Its a shoe rack that I turned upside down and zip-tied to the top of the cage. We have had them a while but I think we got them from Lowe's in the closet section.

I had the same basket (but purple) for my girls and they ate theirs also. My boys aren't big chewers so they don't mess with theirs.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coeurfragile on July 15, 2009, 11:05:04 AM
To everyone who's got fleece ropes and hanging toys: do your rats play with them??

I've tried all that stuff and they couldn't give one lick about climbing on it or playing with it. My girls are so boring!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on July 15, 2009, 11:54:09 AM
To everyone who's got fleece ropes and hanging toys: do your rats play with them??

I've tried all that stuff and they couldn't give one lick about climbing on it or playing with it. My girls are so boring!

Mine don't really use the fleece ropes, I just make them so that they are there if they need them. But they do love all their hanging bird toys. They chew the wood constantly and it keeps them busy, and they also like the one with the little bell and mirror.  :)

-Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on July 15, 2009, 04:15:14 PM
To everyone who's got fleece ropes and hanging toys: do your rats play with them??

I've tried all that stuff and they couldn't give one lick about climbing on it or playing with it. My girls are so boring!

Mine don't really use the fleece ropes, I just make them so that they are there if they need them. But they do love all their hanging bird toys. They chew the wood constantly and it keeps them busy, and they also like the one with the little bell and mirror.  :)

-Lauren

Ditto. Don't care about the ropes, occasionally play with the hanging links, LOVE hanging bird toys. especially the destroyable wood and such types
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: synelovator on July 15, 2009, 04:58:08 PM
Here is my boys CN

Top
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3722922840_227deeae85.jpg)

I LUST AFTER THAT BUTTON CUBE.  Oh dear lord, I want that fabric SO BADLY.  Soon, I will definitely cave and start ordering mass amounts of hammocks of the 'net, I'm sure.

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on July 15, 2009, 08:29:05 PM
I LUST AFTER THAT BUTTON CUBE.  Oh dear lord, I want that fabric SO BADLY.  Soon, I will definitely cave and start ordering mass amounts of hammocks of the 'net, I'm sure.

LOL. I love that fabric too! I bought 3 yards when I found it and made 1 set for myself, 1 for the ferret rescue near me, and I made one that I posted for sale on here but no one had any interest so I donated it to the humane society in my city because they occasionally get rats and ferrets.

I found it at Jo-ann's btw in case you were looking for it.

-Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: lilchris_28 on July 15, 2009, 09:40:14 PM
I need measurement for the floors/shelves in the Critter Nation Two Story Cages.  I'm having Dearpie make me some flooring/shelving pads, but I don't have the cage yet to measure.  I'm trying to think ahead!  Would any of you mind getting the measurements for me?  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: vintagerat on July 16, 2009, 09:54:58 AM
I need measurement for the floors/shelves in the Critter Nation Two Story Cages.  I'm having Dearpie make me some flooring/shelving pads, but I don't have the cage yet to measure.  I'm trying to think ahead!  Would any of you mind getting the measurements for me?  Thanks in advance.

If you do a search on the forum for "CN measurements"....you will probably get a ton of threads and posts including the measurements  :P.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: CyberRatster on July 18, 2009, 04:01:47 AM
Im new to the forum and just wanted to post some pics of my ratties new home.  I think they love it!! :hyper:

(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/CentralValleyRattery/4.jpg)
(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/CentralValleyRattery/2.jpg)
(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/CentralValleyRattery/1.jpg)
(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/CentralValleyRattery/3.jpg)
(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/CentralValleyRattery/3.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: miss_jenna on July 18, 2009, 04:19:34 AM
cute! Where did you find those hanging basket thingies? I want to get one for my girls when I get the their CN next month.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: CyberRatster on July 18, 2009, 04:30:19 AM
You can get them at Home Depot.  I think they like $11.00 and they hang on just perfect.  They love the extra space to explore and hang out.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Eshie on July 18, 2009, 06:36:23 AM
Neat setup! Are you using carpet as a liner? Is it easy to clean?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: CyberRatster on July 18, 2009, 10:54:59 AM
Yeah you can get it at Home Depot in the left over section with like 6 yards of it for $30.00, regularly like $80.00. It's not bad when you get like 12x18 ft for that much.  It's real easy to clean I just have extra cut for cleaning day to swap out, and then I just take it outside and pressure spray it off and hang dry.  Whats really nice about it is that it's heavier than fleece so they don't try and climb under it do i dont use any clips. :D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: CyberRatster on July 18, 2009, 11:08:42 AM
I forgot to add I soak it in a solution of soap and disinfectant first, before pressure spraying.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: lilchris_28 on July 18, 2009, 11:10:39 AM
That's a neat idea.  I'll have to get one of the hanging baskets too.  Which dept is it in?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: CyberRatster on July 18, 2009, 11:21:01 AM
There in the closet supply dept.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DontPanic on July 18, 2009, 12:01:15 PM
CyberRatster I really like your set up it looks really nice.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: CyberRatster on July 18, 2009, 12:23:13 PM
Thank You I believe the rats like it too. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: MollyElizbeth on July 18, 2009, 01:49:26 PM

(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/CentralValleyRattery/1.jpg)



I love that little shelve idea!!  Where did you buy the shelve??

Edit:  Nevermind me...I really should read before I reply haha  Sorry!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: cerulean.blue on July 19, 2009, 01:17:37 PM
The piRATe setup... now complete with ship!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/wholecage-ship.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/ratdog423/Cages/ship-cannon.jpg)

Of course, they've already eaten the anchor, and it's only been one night.  :doh:
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Post by: andie3131 on July 19, 2009, 01:39:55 PM
I love it!  Great set up  :D
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Post by: hope4peace on July 19, 2009, 10:17:34 PM
So, Currently I have two CNs. One for the girls and one for the boys. I got the girls a few weeks ago, but have not finished it yet. The boys I just got on thursday and ... THEY GAVE ME THE WRONG PARTS!!! I got two bottom shelves, and no middle shelf!.. so.. (after having first the two levels separated, but it not working out so well) I put the cage together without the middle shelf, thinking " it would do for now", but now that I have it set up, I dont think Ill be in a rush to install the second level.. I am pretty pleased with the amount of space they have. What do you think?

Hammock Bridge
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0694.jpg)
Look closely at the pipe... see the little boys nose!
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0692.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0691.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0690.jpg)
On the left is Kenny, father to all the other boys! On the right, Bruce, one of his two older boys
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0687.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0685.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0684.jpg)
Bruce, up close and personal!
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0683.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0682.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0681.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0680.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/rats/CIMG0679.jpg)



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Post by: topoljes on July 19, 2009, 10:27:13 PM
The shelves and hammock bridge are awesome! The Dr. Pepper box adds a nice touch  ;D My girls like boxes too. Now I want some D.P....
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Post by: synelovator on July 19, 2009, 11:05:02 PM
I love the pictures of the CNs, and I love those shelves everybody seems to have.  I think they're a great idea, and will definitely be getting some when I finally get my CN.

The pirate theme is particularly wonderful!!  Love the toy ship. :)
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Post by: DontPanic on July 20, 2009, 03:22:12 AM
hope4peace, I like how blue it looks which is my favorite color. Where is that cage at it looks like there are blue walls around it?
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Post by: hope4peace on July 20, 2009, 07:20:30 AM
well, its my bedroom... but Im planning on re-painting when I have the motivation. That shade looked so much better on paper than the walls. Now I feel like im in a little boys room.
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Post by: mcfate on July 20, 2009, 04:04:53 PM
Well I did it.  I put in an order for a CN today.  I have recently been having quite a bit of trouble cleaning my huge RUDD like cage.  My cage is great for the rats, and they love it.  I just have had some  issues with my hand lately, and I like doing things myself.....not having to have someone drag it down the hall to the tub for me. 
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Post by: synelovator on July 22, 2009, 03:08:33 PM
I'm leaving for Australia on Sunday, and when I get back I'll be ordering my CN pretty much immediately (amidst moving apartments), so I'm heading to WalMart and JoAnns today to buy fabric.  Very excited. :)

For those of you who use towels, how long do they last, and do they wash the poop and crumbles out well?  In my new place we'll have a back yard so I'll have way more space to shake out the liners before washing them.  And how many towels do you use to line the CN?  I'm hoping to get some $2-4 towels at WalMart so I can use those as liners as well as fleece etc.  Hopefully my cage will be more colour coordinated in the future, since right now it's usually just a hodge-podge of whatever I have hanging around. :)

SO excited!
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Post by: Lauren_22 on July 22, 2009, 03:23:09 PM
I'm leaving for Australia on Sunday, and when I get back I'll be ordering my CN pretty much immediately (amidst moving apartments), so I'm heading to WalMart and JoAnns today to buy fabric.  Very excited. :)

For those of you who use towels, how long do they last, and do they wash the poop and crumbles out well?  In my new place we'll have a back yard so I'll have way more space to shake out the liners before washing them.  And how many towels do you use to line the CN?  I'm hoping to get some $2-4 towels at WalMart so I can use those as liners as well as fleece etc.  Hopefully my cage will be more colour coordinated in the future, since right now it's usually just a hodge-podge of whatever I have hanging around. :)

SO excited!

I use 2 towels, one per level. A regular size towel fits the main levels and I just wrap it under. For the smaller shelves I use a combination of hand towels and fleece because this is where my girls usually go pee so I wrap it in fleece and then a hand towel.

My towels last 4-5 changings with my girls and well so far forever with my boys since they don't chew their liners at all.  When they are dirty I shake them out the best I can outside and then pop them in the wash by themselves and they wash completely and are clean when they come out. No crumbs.

-Lauren
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Post by: synelovator on July 22, 2009, 03:36:52 PM
Thanks Lauren!  That was very helpful. :)

edited to add: I managed to get the $2.50 towels from WalMart, which means that I now have five different sets of linings for my CN all for $25.  I couldn't beat that in fleece.
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Post by: vintagerat on July 22, 2009, 11:09:08 PM
I use towels and they are way better then fleece, IMO. I get the $2.50 towels from Walmart. The girls last about 4-5 changings and the boy's towels rarely have to be replaced (like Lauren's!). I put 2 towels per level, though, just for more absorption and the girls like to bury themselves between them. I also stopped strapping down my towels to the base, so there has been no chewing so far...so maybe my towels will last longer with the girls now  ;D.

Walmart has some cheap $1.50 towels on the end isles that I use for the shelves. I put those down first (folded over) and then I put down a fleece or flannel baby blanket (folded over) on top of that (just for more absorption).
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Post by: Heatherama on July 23, 2009, 04:44:30 AM
I have the 141 for 2 girls...they had another sister in there, but she crossed the bridge two days ago.   :'(

This is where Jail Bot and Chloe live.  Jail Bot got her name from a character in a cartoon that's a robot prison guard that's very brutal....and no, she's not a cuddler.   :yelcutelaugh:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/004-1.jpg)

The flowery fabric on top is actually a curtain for them, they enjoy their privacy.  For some reason they always want to sleep on the top right of their cage.

And the 142 is for my horde of 6 ladies.   :)  The resident meany in this cage is named Big Mean Momma...she will charge after you if you touch her stuff.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/003-2.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on July 23, 2009, 11:23:33 AM
I'm still loving this cage! I did a deep cleaning the other day, everything just pops together so it was sooo easy  :BlueDumboSmile:
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Post by: Nightmelody on July 24, 2009, 10:37:12 AM
New layout. Duckies this time. :)
whole thing
(http://photos-h-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs131.snc1/5608_710276153827_9618401_40737191_6812399_n.jpg)

Top Level:
(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs131.snc1/5608_710276173787_9618401_40737193_4215913_n.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://photos-a-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs131.snc1/5608_710276163807_9618401_40737192_6849013_n.jpg)

My favorite thing of theirs. A toddler's  duckie bath robe. will probably soon have to hit the trash, it's getting pretty worn and chewed.
(http://photos-c-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs151.snc1/5608_710276193747_9618401_40737194_1991982_n.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on July 24, 2009, 03:00:16 PM
Duckies! :D I love it!
What's that thing on the left on the top level?
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Post by: Nightmelody on July 24, 2009, 04:00:01 PM
the colorful ball lookin thing? that is a bird toy i found at petsmart. if that's not what you were referring to with your question, maybe it's one of my corner litter boxes? lol
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Post by: Pennytherat on July 24, 2009, 04:10:08 PM
Hehe, yeah I meant the colorful toy thing :)
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Post by: synelovator on July 25, 2009, 09:40:56 AM
Grace, where are your CN pictures, hmmm?  You haven't shown pictures in an age.

I, on the other hand, am excitedly waiting until I can order mine.  I'll get it the Thursday after I get home, in the hopes it will arrive on Tuesday the 1st.  Joy.

- Nicole
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Post by: Pennytherat on July 25, 2009, 04:40:03 PM
I haven't posted because I've been using the same liners and stuff until just recently... and then we couldn't find the camera cord... and now I have two weeks of new stuff and my dad needs to help me upload the pics  :(

I just got done with a deep cleaning, it only took me two hours to hose it down outside, wipe down all their stuff, and redecorate  :party: I broke free from the constant purple/blue/green decor, I have orange, pink, and yellow stuff in there this time! I promise I'll post pics this time!
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on July 25, 2009, 08:31:06 PM
Been a little while since I posted my cage, partly cuz my camera sucks, and partly because it
takes forever to send the pics from my phone to my email. :P
Anywhos, sorry for the not so great quality, but here's a couple of my current setup.
(Someday I'll get pics of the boys exploring it. For now though, all they wanna do is escape!)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/cn3-1.jpg)
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/cn2-1.jpg)
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/cn1-1.jpg)
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Post by: mcfate on July 26, 2009, 02:18:20 PM
How are Porkchop and Twinkie doing?  I still love those names!  I wasn't going to post in here until I had my new cage, but the wait is starting to get to me.  It will be one week tomorrow from when I placed my order.  I know that isn't a long time,  but it is starting to feel like forever. 
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Post by: Pennytherat on July 26, 2009, 03:06:54 PM
Hey guys, still no pics :P
Is there a better way to keep fleece on the pans? Binder clips make it difficult to slide the pans in and out, and once you get them in, the clip's tabs don't stay flat and make the pan get all wonky.
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on July 26, 2009, 03:26:48 PM
How are Porkchop and Twinkie doing?  I still love those names!  I wasn't going to post in here until I had my new cage, but the wait is starting to get to me.  It will be one week tomorrow from when I placed my order.  I know that isn't a long time,  but it is starting to feel like forever. 

Ya know, it's weird that you asked, because i just went to visit them on Friday! The lady that took them did a WONDERFUL job
socializing them. They live in a double CN with 4 other girls, and the really unusual thing about this..... all 6 girls are black and white hoodies!
Anyway, Carmen (their new mom) showed me all the tricks she's taught them, like walking upright, and begging, Twinkie even knows
how to roll over! All her ratties know tricks!  :o It's awesome! They have a rat-proofed room with hardwood floors. I swear, it's a rat paradise
in there. I believe she said that they're out of the cage around 6 hours a day, which she spends most of that time in the room with them.

They didn't wanna be very friendly towards me, but I'm sure they remember that I once tried to feed them to a snake. (shame on me!!)
But those to girls are the ambassador rats that changed my life. I'm glad I was able to show them (even indirectly) that there's a better life.

So, in other words, they are SPOILED!  :rattysmiley:
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Post by: synelovator on July 26, 2009, 03:53:31 PM
Hey guys, still no pics :P
Is there a better way to keep fleece on the pans? Binder clips make it difficult to slide the pans in and out, and once you get them in, the clip's tabs don't stay flat and make the pan get all wonky.

I'm planning on making my liners foldover style, with each edge sewn so you can slide the pan into it, with little clips on one edge so the pan can easily be placed in the liner.  In addition I'll probably make elastic or fabric fixers that go over each corner in order to prevent pulling of the liners.  I can send you my planned pattern, if you want, though I haven't tried it yet so I don't know how well it will work.

I want to teach my boys to do tricks, but I keep getting distracted by playing with them.  But I plan to do so as soon as I get back.
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Post by: RatAttack59 on July 26, 2009, 08:51:09 PM
My daughter is great at taking pictures - when the ages are at their very dirtiest.  I did get her to take some pics today, after we power washed the CN and the FN.  Anita and Addie have joined our other six girls in the CN (Anita is the hairless, Addie is the agouti hooded).  Not nearly so well decorated, but they ate the tube abd the cube, so we need to do some more sewing:

Top of the CN:
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk250/ese1959/015.jpg)

bottom of the CN:
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk250/ese1959/023-Copy.jpg)

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Post by: lilchris_28 on July 27, 2009, 12:32:15 PM
I ordered my one story Critter Nation finally!  It should be here between 8/5 and 8/11.  It's going to be painful waiting that long!  :BlueDumboBigEyes:
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Post by: mcfate on July 27, 2009, 01:11:46 PM
I ordered mine a week ago today....still looking out the window :)  Where did you order your cage from lilchris?
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Post by: lilchris_28 on July 27, 2009, 01:20:51 PM
Petsmart.com.  They have a Bill Me Later option.
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on July 27, 2009, 02:28:19 PM
Petsmart.com.  They have a Bill Me Later option.

How does that work? I've never used it... How late is "later"?
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Post by: lilchris_28 on July 27, 2009, 09:49:03 PM
You have no interest no pymts for 90 days with credit approval.
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Post by: mcfate on July 28, 2009, 03:31:52 AM
It came today!  I am aware that white is not the best choice for pee happy boys, but these are just some blankets I picked up at the thrift store.  I am trying to sew...we will see how that goes.  The old blankets will stay until I have enough money to buy nice new pretty liners, or make some myself.  The hammocks are all squished together, that is how my boys like them.  At first none of them would use them, but now they are slowly liking them.  I hope to spread them out over time.  OK, less talk more show!  Way past my bedtime.......

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/lilredpixie_2000/cn001-1.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/lilredpixie_2000/cn002.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/lilredpixie_2000/cn003.jpg)


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Post by: lilchris_28 on July 28, 2009, 10:49:32 AM
Oh, my!  My cage is out for delivery!  It wasn't suppose to be here until between 8/5 and 8/11.  It's almost here!

I wish I could get the tracking to work on my other package that has food and everything else in it.
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on July 28, 2009, 01:01:07 PM
mcfate, I see nothing wrong with your cage as it is.  :rattysmiley:
Don't underestimate the power of blankets and towels, they save money, and they look great.
The bottom of my CN is covered in a big piece of fleece, tucked underneath the 'floor'.
 
I love the two hanging baskets, btw! Where'd you get them?
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Post by: topoljes on July 28, 2009, 01:41:37 PM
I used towels this week in the CN instead of the double layer of fleece and it is keeping odor down WAY better! I might just keep buying cheap towels at Walmart instead of the fleece since it's doing such a great job.
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Post by: mcfate on July 28, 2009, 01:56:45 PM
mcfate, I see nothing wrong with your cage as it is.  :rattysmiley:
Don't underestimate the power of blankets and towels, they save money, and they look great.
The bottom of my CN is covered in a big piece of fleece, tucked underneath the 'floor'.
 
I love the two hanging baskets, btw! Where'd you get them?

Thank you  :)  The baskets were at my local dollar store.  I just zip tie them to the bars of the cage.  The boys loved sleeping in them...but now they are getting big.  I think I may need to get some bigger baskets.
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Post by: hope4peace on July 29, 2009, 07:53:21 AM
I finished the girls cn.. well almost.. I still want to make covers for the shelves, but here it is in almost all its glory. (well, it was done this weekend but I have been having trouble recovering the images)

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/CIMG0717.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0741.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/CIMG0719.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/CIMG0712.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0770.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0769.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0768.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0767.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0763.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0762.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0755.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0758.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0747.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0746.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/zoroastriannation/100_0745.jpg)
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Post by: lilchris_28 on July 29, 2009, 12:32:27 PM
I'm not sure if it's because I was trying to put it together while sleep deprived, but I thought the cage was pretty difficult to put together.  It was easy, right up to when I was putting the sides on.  I think the little metal hoops to put the pegs in were a bit bent.  Once I found a rubber mallet, I was good to go.
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on July 30, 2009, 04:50:55 PM
Hope4peace, I LOVE your home made shelf! And your whole cage looks beautiful!
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Post by: mcfate on July 31, 2009, 03:22:23 AM
I'm not sure if it's because I was trying to put it together while sleep deprived, but I thought the cage was pretty difficult to put together.  It was easy, right up to when I was putting the sides on.  I think the little metal hoops to put the pegs in were a bit bent.  Once I found a rubber mallet, I was good to go.

My side panels were also a bit off.  I think they bent in shipping.
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Post by: misslasagna on August 01, 2009, 10:52:10 PM
New Liners (doesn't picture the scrub down)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100736/IMG_1777/web.jpg?ver=12491799640001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100736/IMG_1784/web.jpg?ver=12491799750001)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100736/IMG_1793/web.jpg?ver=12491799900001)
Julie still trying to figure out the idea of the stairs
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100736/IMG_1776.jpg?derivative=medium&source=web.jpg&type=medium&ver=12491799620001)
And here is Sam's impersonation of a polar bear. =)

Not nearly as fun as everyone else's or as fun as usual...I went with more "royal" colors this time...So it turned out kind of boring (not what I was going for)
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Post by: mcfate on August 02, 2009, 12:53:59 PM
I changed out liners, hammocks, and did a wipe down.  I know others have said it, but I have too.  I can not believe how easy it is to clean and decorate this cage.  The doors coming right off is so awesome.  I decided to try towels for the pan liners this time.  If it works out well I will be buying some more.  No pics, cam has no charge, and my cage is pretty much just like the last time except for towels.

misslasagna,  all of your rats are so cute!  Julie looks like she is loving the CN!
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 02, 2009, 03:32:19 PM
Here are the pictures I promised you guys!

Way long ago, top and bottom respectively:
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6226.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6227.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6233.jpg)

And then last week's:
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6259.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6257.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6254.jpg)

EDIT: Forgot to add this one of Penny :P
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6291.jpg)
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on August 02, 2009, 08:36:26 PM
Whoo! New apartment!!!
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/003-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/004-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/007-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/021-2.jpg)
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Post by: critterchic on August 02, 2009, 09:34:36 PM
PennytheRat, cage looks like a lot of fun and I am so happy for you and your girls!

mcfate, congRats on your new CN looks great! :thumbsup2:
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on August 03, 2009, 12:27:43 AM
Grace your cage looks adorable! I love that it matches your room, too. :P
I've been considering getting a 161 but I just had a blip of thought that I should get a 162 since you just have two lucky spoiled girls in yours! Ahhh why did you do that! Now it's $100 more! ...We'll see.  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: misslasagna on August 03, 2009, 12:56:51 AM
Whoo! New apartment!!!
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/003-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/004-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/007-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/TankGirl9008/021-2.jpg)


How do you get the fleece to pinch under the second levels like that? I tried and can't do it...haha
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on August 03, 2009, 02:51:12 PM
How do you get the fleece to pinch under the second levels like that? I tried and can't do it...haha

You mean on the shelves? I wrap the fleece around the plastic insert and keep it upside down, then I take the wire shelf and turn it upside down on top of the insert, I tuck the insert with fleece into the two long wires on the shelf, and then I do the two little corners and it's done! Honestly, I like the binder clips better, I just haven't unpacked them yet :P Hope that made sense!
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 04, 2009, 12:20:38 AM
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Grace your cage looks adorable! I love that it matches your room, too.  :P
I've been considering getting a 161 but I just had a blip of thought that I should get a 162 since you just have two lucky spoiled girls in yours! Ahhh why did you do that! Now it's $100 more! ...We'll see.   :yelcutelaugh:
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PennytheRat, cage looks like a lot of fun and I am so happy for you and your girls!

LOL Thanks ;D I've had it all summer and I still loooove it! It only takes 45 minutes to clean it and redecorate completely  :bow: I have more pics since I cleaned it last night. I went for pink and green this time and figured out that I hardly have anything pink xD
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6339.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6333.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6329.jpg)
Penny trying to sleep, Heidi trying to eat (in the litter box of course!)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6344.jpg)
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Post by: Emymoo on August 04, 2009, 07:49:14 PM
Hehe, Grace my ratties eat in the litter box too! And stash food  :confused:

Last weeks:
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/before.jpg)

This weeks:
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/litcazyg/now.jpg)

I've down graded to one level to make it easier on Bella. She's doing very well though, so I think I'm going to try expanding the cage back to two levels after we (the ratties are coming too :) ) get back from vacation in two weeks. If she can't use the whole cage, I'll go back to one level and use the bottom as storage.

Sorry for the pictures being so low quality. My room has terrible lighting and they were taken on my Dare :)

Oh, and TankGirl: What litter is that on the right hand side in the first picture? It looks like the wheat pellet cat litter I was going to try out next time. Is it any good? If it's not actually litter, disregard :)
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 04, 2009, 08:13:49 PM
LOL, that's nothing, Penny buries lab blocks in the litter box >_>
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on August 04, 2009, 09:04:28 PM
Yes, it's Cat Country wheat grass litter, I like it so far! I just started using it though! It lasts longer than yesterday's news too!
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on August 05, 2009, 02:50:03 AM
Only got the one pic of the new setup, but it's enough. I recieved a box in the mail today from Tiny Dreamers (rodent_girl_1985 )
and OMG that bat cave is HUGE!  :o
I tried to put my three boys in this 'hammock' for a picture, but they're so darn quick, by the time the picture was done,
you could only see a blur!

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/CNandRats.jpg)
And, one of Templeton from the playpen, wanting to come out. :)
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/Templeton.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 05, 2009, 03:04:23 PM
Is there a better way to attach fleece to the levels? Binder clips are kind of awkward because they don't stay flat and make it difficult to slide the pan in. I hardly have enough fleece to make regular liners as it is, so pillowcase style won't work.

And Templeton is just too cute ^_^
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Post by: Emymoo on August 05, 2009, 03:20:24 PM
LOL, that's nothing, Penny buries lab blocks in the litter box >_>

Haha Juno does that too. Normally not much of an issue, and I'll just take them out whenever I'm near the cage for her to re-stash them(her favorite game), but lately Fuzz is having runny poos  :confused:  Do yours put their veggies in there too? Bella use to steal all the kale and put it in the litter box on the oppisite level the veggies were on, and then go sit and enjoy her prize  :yelcutelaugh:

About the liners: Have you tried not clippung them down? I only clip them down now for Bella's sake(she kind of pulls herself on occasion, and clipping them down prevents them from bunching up when she tries). Before, I didn't have a problem with them pulling them up. Sometimes they'd pull the shelf liners into a hammock, and when they did that I'd just either give them another liner to burrow in or replace the liner.

Yes, it's Cat Country wheat grass litter, I like it so far! I just started using it though! It lasts longer than yesterday's news too!

That's why I liked the look of it. At the corner store, it's less than $20 for 40 pounds! Way better than the $8 for 10 pounds I pay for the YN that last me 4-6 weeks. I'll check back in with you in a few weeks when I need more litter. I hope you still like it then. It'd be nice to be able to save some money with all of Bella's recent medical needs  :hyper: I'll buy them a few more bird toys and freerange toys to celebrate, thus defeating the purpose of saving money  :yelcutelaugh: oh well!

Porkchop: You're cage looks fun! I love the batcave, I need to get me one of those :)
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 05, 2009, 03:25:10 PM
Yep, mine put anything edible in the litter box xD What's really funny is when Penny grabs something and stashes it, and then Heidi runs up and puts it in HER stash  :yelcutelaugh:
And yeah, they pull up their liners unless I clip the heck out of them. =/
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Post by: Emymoo on August 05, 2009, 03:31:44 PM
Haha Riley and Juno did that last night! I've started giving them each one HT block at night, because Bella eats them better if she's next to one of her cage mates who is also eating one, and Riley and Juno decided they wanted to stash as many as possible instead of eating them. I gave them quarter blocks, and then would take them and give them back after they each had 4 or 5, then they found eachothers stash, and went to town  :yelcutelaugh: Rat's are so silly  ;D

Oh boo, I'm no help then. Maybe velcro? I strip on the liner and a strip on the cage?
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Post by: andie3131 on August 05, 2009, 03:32:57 PM
Grace, you could try towels.  My girls always pulled up their fleece liners.  I started using towels and yes they still get under them.  But not nearly as bad.  They stay in place for the most part.  And I think the towels are cheaper.  You can find them at Walmart or Kmart for like $2.50 allot of times.
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 05, 2009, 03:50:40 PM
Velcro's an idea... I wonder how cheap it is? I'll have to stop at JoAnne's and look at that.
I've used towels before, they chew them up overnight :(.
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Post by: Emymoo on August 05, 2009, 04:10:16 PM
I think it's fairly inexpensive. You'd only need a few feet total(2-3" sections on each corner of the pans). How long are you're liners? Do they go under the pans a few inches? If you velcro'd them on the bottoms, they'd stat pretty well.
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 05, 2009, 04:13:41 PM
Hmm... Usually I just cut a piece of fleece to size with a few inches more, then tuck it under and clip it. I might be able to get to a craft store today to see what they have :)
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Post by: vintagerat on August 05, 2009, 10:01:29 PM
I stopped pinning down my liners. The rats will chew them to shreds to get under....there is no stopping them. The best thing to do for yourself (and you're wallet!) is to just stop pinning down liners. I just set my towels down in the cage now...and I haven't had one chewed bit! All you have to do is straighten up the towels whenever you have spare time (I do it 2-3 times a day).
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 05, 2009, 10:13:04 PM
Eh... they'll just keep pulling them into boxes and chewing them up when I'm not looking if I do that. I'll try out velcro or make do with the awkward binder clips :)
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on August 05, 2009, 10:17:55 PM
I take the handles out of my binder clips, it's a bit tedious, but better than the pan getting stuck because of the binder clip handle being between the bars :doh:
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Post by: Nightmelody on August 05, 2009, 10:45:05 PM
New layout. The hammocks are Bedtime monsters, courtesy of Violet976! This is one of my favorite sets from her. I adore this fabric.
(http://photos-d-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs151.snc1/5608_714690547347_9618401_40920907_3014632_n.jpg)
Bottom:
(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs151.snc1/5608_714690582277_9618401_40920913_7211305_n.jpg)
Top:
(http://photos-e-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs131.snc1/5608_714690602237_9618401_40920916_5804698_n.jpg)
Edward sitting still. Only the 3rd photo I have of him not moving, and one is of him on the surgery table about to be neutered, so i don't think it counts.  :rattysmiley:
(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs131.snc1/5608_714690632177_9618401_40920921_5483315_n.jpg)
Jasper and Sebastian behind him checking out the digs.
(http://photos-c-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs131.snc1/5608_714690637167_9618401_40920922_191211_n.jpg)
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Post by: coliekumar on August 08, 2009, 12:52:41 PM
I have been pouting about not having my double wide for about a month now, so I decided that was probably long enough and I should post pics again.

Boys Cage:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CNOWL_3.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CNOWL_1.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CNOWL_2.jpg)

Girls Cage:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CNPG_1.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CNPG_2.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CNPG_3.jpg)
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Post by: mcfate on August 08, 2009, 01:36:37 PM
You didn't always have base pans right?
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Post by: Violet976 on August 08, 2009, 01:51:10 PM
colie: is that a shelf liner with a pouch pocket? if so, brilliant!!!!  :thumbsup2:
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Post by: misslasagna on August 08, 2009, 01:52:50 PM
colie: is that a shelf liner with a pouch pocket? if so, brilliant!!!!  :thumbsup2:

I just noticed that, too!  :shocked2:
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Post by: coliekumar on August 08, 2009, 02:00:05 PM
You didn't always have base pans right?

Nope  ;)  Birthday present to myself!

Violet:  Its just a pocket hammock on the shelf (It is not fit to size)  I am sure you could make them that way though!  My boys love pocket hammocks on the floor to cuddle in, especially the hairless  :)
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Post by: synelovator on August 08, 2009, 07:02:27 PM
Colie, what happened to your double wide?
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Post by: mcfate on August 09, 2009, 02:03:09 AM
I can not find my cam anywhere   ???  Which is sad because my cage looks really nice this time.  I just wanted everyone to know that we had the super cheap towels at my Walmart, plus they had really nice 50 cent cloth placemats that matched the brown towels! 
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Post by: coliekumar on August 09, 2009, 10:34:59 AM
Colie, what happened to your double wide?

It does not fit in my new apartment.  We had to rent sight unseen and it is much smaller than it was made out to be by the management company.  On the plus side, it is *much* easier to wheel around the 2 CNs when they are not attached!
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Post by: Boots on August 09, 2009, 06:43:43 PM
Here's Mine:

The Top:
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d628b3127ccec7877c02b5e500000040O00EaNWrRwycMge3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

The Bottom:
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d628b3127ccec7870239b5e100000040O00EaNWrRwycMge3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
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Post by: Schrute on August 09, 2009, 06:52:02 PM
That's neat, Boots. :) Is that colored Carefresh? You may begin to notice that it gets a little pricey to keep buying it and end up switching over to fleece/flannel/towels. ;)
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Post by: Lauren_22 on August 09, 2009, 09:45:58 PM
The Bottom:
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d628b3127ccec7870239b5e100000040O00EaNWrRwycMge3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I have that same square bowl! I got mine from Dollar General!
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Post by: Boots on August 09, 2009, 11:43:47 PM
That's where I got my bowl too!  ;)
And yep, it is colored Carefresh. I actually didn't notice it matched the cage until just now. It was the only kind they had left at the little petstore where I shop. I don't like buying from the chain stores if I can avoid it.
I have green Carefresh in the freezer right now for next week (again, the only kind they had left), so it won't match anymore after that. Oh well. 
I wish I could use towels or fleece, but I'm worried it would stink really badly. My boys aren't litter trained unfortunately. I have to change the fleece on their shelves at least twice a week because they pee and poop all over it.
Maybe I'll buy more fleece and try it for a week to see how they do. Couldn't hurt to have extra fleece if it doesn't work out!  :)
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Post by: vintagerat on August 09, 2009, 11:56:23 PM
I would try towels, Boots. I get mine at Walmart for $2.50 each and they fit the bottom shelves perfectly when laid out...I always double mine up because my rats like to burrow under them...I also don't pin them down because they will shred them. I think towels work really well for odor control.
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Post by: mcfate on August 10, 2009, 05:48:23 PM
A little late to be posting this but I found my cam.  Just wanted to show off the 50 cent placemats.  I took these pics during the day, which I never do.
(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/lilredpixie_2000/mm007.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/lilredpixie_2000/mm008.jpg)
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Post by: Rattyone on August 11, 2009, 04:01:57 AM
CN finally came today, I just can't figure out how to get the pictures on my post.  It's not cooperating with me.


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Post by: Violet976 on August 11, 2009, 01:59:59 PM
are you going through a photo hosting site (such as flickr)? basically, your photos need to be hosted somewhere online (stored somewhere on a site), so that you can get the image address to paste in between the forum image code. you can get the image location for your photo from the site hosting it (for example, flicker gives you image locations for 3 sizes of your photo), or sometimes if you have the rights to a photo already hosted, you can just right click on the photo and click "copy image location". this would be the code to post an image of my current avatar, for example.

 
Code: [Select]
[img]http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/avatars/rat7.gif[/img]
which would result in this:

(http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/avatars/rat7.gif)
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Post by: Rattyone on August 11, 2009, 04:30:19 PM
Thanks for the info, lets try this again. The CN finally showed up and here are the first pictures.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/3812735382_2f14a38299.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/3812735478_bb6f02a9b8_m.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3644/3812735292_51a31407bd_m.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3812735098_25cfee25ba_m.jpg)

Alot of pink for the boys but the cage is in my daughters room.  I was hoping the skulls would offset all the pink  ::)
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Post by: misslasagna on August 11, 2009, 09:54:56 PM
Just got my SECOND CN!!!!

It's for my boys and I'll be doing the "install" tonight! I don't have a ton of fun things for them yet, but we'll get there!
 :hyper:
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 11, 2009, 11:59:06 PM
Rattyone, your CN looks great! I need more pink stuff. That curly rope looks fun too.
And yay misslasagna!  :party: :party: :party:
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Post by: miss_jenna on August 12, 2009, 12:19:06 AM
This is my CN :)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/CNratties001.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/CNratties002.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/CNratties004.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/CNratties007.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/CNratties008.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/CNratties009.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/CNratties010.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/CNratties011.jpg)
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Post by: misslasagna on August 12, 2009, 12:29:38 AM
New cage for the boys!!
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100774/IMG_1955/web.jpg?ver=12500510640001)
Peeking out ;)
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100774/IMG_1956/web.jpg?ver=12500510660001)
The brothers
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100774/IMG_1960/web.jpg?ver=12500510670001)
Morty is turning into a real MAN.
(http://gallery.me.com/misslasagna/100774/IMG_1980.jpg?derivative=medium&source=web.jpg&type=medium&ver=12500510760001)
Crappy picture of the two next to each other.

ALSO, have you guys had issues with the 2 level CN becoming the Leaning Tower of Rats?
Mine is leaning to the left...
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 12, 2009, 12:43:10 AM
Mine leans very slightly, try setting a glass of water on your floor to see if it's level. That or the base could be tweaked ???
Also, your boys are so cute n__n
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Post by: mcfate on August 12, 2009, 02:05:57 PM
When you put your CN together did you use a rubber mallet?  I had a couple of spots that were slightly bent from shipping and didn't fit just right. While putting it together I noticed the left was just a little out of whack.  I hope pounding the pannels in like that won't make it really hard to take apart and deep clean later...
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Post by: mcfate on August 12, 2009, 02:07:16 PM
double post
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Post by: Emymoo on August 12, 2009, 02:20:47 PM
When you put your CN together did you use a rubber mallet?  I had a couple of spots that were slightly bent from shipping and didn't fit just right. While putting it together I noticed the left was just a little out of whack.  I hope pounding the pannels in like that won't make it really hard to take apart and deep clean later...

I did that too, and it was easy to take apart :) I used a flat head screw driver as a lever to help get the peices apart. I wiggled it up and down a bit to unlodge the peices. It only took a few minutes to take my double apart. You won't have a problem :)
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Post by: mcfate on August 12, 2009, 02:24:24 PM
Thanks the screwdriver is a good idea  ;)  I will be doing a deep clean next week.
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 12, 2009, 02:42:32 PM
We used a rubber mallet, I'm pretty sure it's just my floor though.
It's so easy to take apart, everything just pops together. A while ago we sent the rats off to a petsitter for a few days, and we broke the CN down in to a one level. Piece of cake!
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Post by: coliekumar on August 12, 2009, 03:30:15 PM
Why does flash always look so horrible?!  Anyways...

Girls Cage:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Pink_CN_1.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Pink_CN_3.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Pink_CN_2.jpg)

Boys Cage:

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN_PB_1.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN_PB_3.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/CN_PB_2.jpg)

So far the combination of the pans and the towels has really kept the smell down, it has been great!

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Post by: Rat_attack! On Twitter on August 12, 2009, 03:37:17 PM
I am new too this...But I am ordering a cn tonight!! All the cages look amazing by the way!! I can't wait for it too get here!..I have some fleece cut out.. I got all the dimensions off this site..Thank you too everybody for all the info and sweet cage ideas.. I'll be posting pictures when it gets here!   :hyper:
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Post by: Rattyone on August 12, 2009, 06:47:38 PM
Thanks a lot Pennytherat.  I had a crash course in sewing to make all the hammocks and things.  Does anyone else's CN feel like it sways back and forth if bumped.  I was just wondering how sturdy they are and if people have had any problem with them coming apart near the base.  Mine doesn't feel as solid as I thought it would.
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Post by: andie3131 on August 12, 2009, 09:19:04 PM
Mine doesn't sway.  One of them leaned but.....that was cuz one of the wheels broke off during a move with it and has since been replaced lol.  Neither have come apart while just standing there with rats in them.  Only when I took it outside to do a deep clean and then tried moving it back in the house.  I lifted the top part instead of the lower section trying to get it up over the thresh hold lol.  <<<< should learn to ask for help sometimes I guess :P

So my answer is no, I've never had a problem with them not being sturdy.
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Post by: mcfate on August 13, 2009, 02:35:09 AM
Why does flash always look so horrible?!  Anyways...



If you back up one page...I took a pic of my cage in afternoon sun for the first time, I think it looks better than the flash.
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Post by: coliekumar on August 13, 2009, 10:04:40 AM
Thanks, I actually don't get any sunlight in my apartment otherwise that would have been my first choice!
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Post by: DebsRats on August 14, 2009, 01:47:38 AM
I ordered my double CN today. Can't wait to get it next week.
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Post by: Rat_attack! On Twitter on August 14, 2009, 09:53:47 AM
How long did everybody's cn's take too get to them?..I know it depends on where you live, but i would like an estimate, the website did not tell me.  I ordered my double CN yesterday and was wondering when to expect it. I CANT WAIT!!
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Post by: topoljes on August 14, 2009, 10:16:14 AM
How long did everybody's cn's take too get to them?..I know it depends on where you live, but i would like an estimate, the website did not tell me.  I ordered my double CN yesterday and was wondering when to expect it. I CANT WAIT!!

They told me 7-10 days. However, I ordered mine on a Monday and got it that same Friday  :)
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Post by: mcfate on August 14, 2009, 12:23:08 PM
Ordered monday afternnoon, got to my house the next monday.
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Post by: Nightmelody on August 14, 2009, 12:37:44 PM
Ordered Monday, Came Thursday evening.
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Post by: jackie71 on August 15, 2009, 03:13:45 PM
sorry for being lazy...but i thought it would be best (and save me time) where do I order these CN cages from?
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Post by: Rat_attack! On Twitter on August 15, 2009, 03:34:18 PM
www.petstreetmall.com ( it is the cheapest I have found.)
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Post by: jackie71 on August 16, 2009, 07:12:10 AM
thanks for the ordering info i will keep it on file for later...

just a ? ... does anyone find that their rats play with the linked baby toys that are hung in some of the cages? ... do they use them as a ladder?
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Post by: DebsRats on August 16, 2009, 08:34:38 PM
Hoping I'll get mine tomorrow. Ordered it on Thursday. Can I use something other than a rubber mallet on the cage? I don't have one
and I'm going to be waiting for Sears to come and fix my water heater. Unless they come by 12 like they said they would. :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: della luna on August 16, 2009, 08:38:57 PM
Everyone's CNs look amazing!  Keep up with the pictures so ratty-deprived people like me can enjoy them!  :cheeky:
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Post by: Rat_attack! On Twitter on August 17, 2009, 12:05:42 AM
I ordered mine Thursday and am also hoping it shows up tomorrow...And I hope i can use something besides a rubber mallot..Do you really need one?  And dont worry!..I will have pics!
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Post by: Saishi on August 17, 2009, 03:49:48 PM
I had to use a hammer to knock the 'pins' into place that hold the sides to the front and back.  I also had to use the hammer to get the roof on.  Other than that?  No issues.

These are slightly older pics, but I hope to update soon.

Full cage, closed:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v35/youkochylde/Rats/S6300564.jpg)

Girls half:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v35/youkochylde/Rats/S6300558.jpg)

Boys half:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v35/youkochylde/Rats/S6300562.jpg)

Right now, these are the only  hammocks they have, so they get washed every cage cleaning day.  Unfortunately, the pouches are starting to fall apart now, so looks like I need to get off my butt and make new ones.  :poke:
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Post by: EepOwned on August 17, 2009, 09:15:19 PM
Oo Saishi, I've got that pink and skull fabric on a few of our things, too. Love it!

I have never wished for a porch and hose so much in my entire life! The boys got mites (..yay) and so I got the happy task of taking apart the CN and dragging each piece into the shower to scrub down. We live in a 3rd floor apartment, so outside cleaning was out of the question. It was a lot of work! I put the shelves and ramps on other sides this time when I put it back together, and think I need to send Midwest a love note. The whole process was a lot easier than I thought it would be, even if I worked up a bit of a sweat. Also, while the boys heal up from all the scabbing, we separated them from most of the girls, who play a bit rough and kept opening up scabs and being brutes. :( We treated the girls too, but they had no signs. Poor boys were looking a bit rough.

The top, for the girls. I finally got around to making them a new cube, since theirs are ridiculously shredded. I put in three openings, so hopefully they won't feel the need to install more doors for a little bit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4637.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4636.jpg)

The bottom, where the boys and Wendy are. I found a Sonic tee shirt on sale for 46 cents and used it to make them a new hammock, as well as bought a new rug for them. :D They deserve the extra boy stuffs.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4648.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4651.jpg)

Happy boyos. <3
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/darthmaulnda/IMG_4659.jpg)
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Post by: Saishi on August 17, 2009, 09:19:52 PM
Heheh!  I love that skull fabric.  Got it on clearance when the Walmart here got rid of fabric.  And I LOVE that dark butterfly fabric you have in that cube!  Beautiful setup!  Also, I noticed that the bottom towel and the lovely bottom sunflower 'blanket' aren't tacked down at all.  I have diggers that love to tear up the corners of the towels I put down...  will not tacking them down keep them from making swiss cheese of the fabric?
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Post by: critterchic on August 17, 2009, 09:25:52 PM
Saishi, your cage looks so good! I am very much into the matching sets, so your cage set really speaks to me! :yelcutelaugh: And I love the lavender room.
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Post by: EepOwned on August 18, 2009, 01:56:47 AM
When I tack down the linings, they do everything in their power to not only pull them up, but then wad them up in a corner. lol. They still put holes in the liners to crawl between the layers, but they'll leave them in place if I don't tie down the corners.  ::) Silly things.
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Post by: Rat_attack! On Twitter on August 18, 2009, 09:21:05 AM
Has not come yet :( Ordered it Thursday..I am expecting it soon, and want to post pictures! Did you get yours debsrats?
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Post by: Saishi on August 18, 2009, 12:03:54 PM
When I tack down the linings, they do everything in their power to not only pull them up, but then wad them up in a corner. lol. They still put holes in the liners to crawl between the layers, but they'll leave them in place if I don't tie down the corners.  ::) Silly things.
I'll have to try that with the next cage cleaning.  I love the Walmart towels because they're inexpensive, but they still only last about a week total because they wind up looking like crud.  lol
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Post by: Rat_attack! On Twitter on August 19, 2009, 01:06:02 PM
:(  No critter nation yet !! 
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Post by: Nightmelody on August 20, 2009, 01:09:03 PM
This is a bit delayed, but I Love the fabric in the boys half, Saishi!

Here is the most recent layout at my house, as always, Hammocks are Courtesy of Violet, because my sewing skills are definitely sub-par. I do not have a flash on my phone camera, so it always looks darker than it really is in their cage, esp on the bottom....

(http://photos-c-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs151.snc1/5608_719551510937_9618401_41112586_2905926_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs131.snc1/5608_719551520917_9618401_41112588_8035600_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs151.snc1/5608_719551515927_9618401_41112587_246207_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs151.snc1/5608_719551530897_9618401_41112590_4906586_n.jpg) Drustan playing Lookout....

(http://photos-h-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs151.snc1/5608_719551535887_9618401_41112591_6293131_n.jpg) and Sebastian having a snack.... :)
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Post by: coliekumar on August 20, 2009, 05:05:41 PM
So, I have been really sick of having the two CNs and then the single level scattered all over my house since I moved here (the new apartment is much smaller than the old one) and my single level doesn't really fit in my room where I had it.  So... I made a triple level cage instead!  It doesn't open up to the bottom half, but since they are two separate groups, it doesn't need to.

Here is a quick pic (ignore the mess)
(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Triplelevel.jpg)

I thought I would share it for anyone else who has a single and double level or just for fun!
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Post by: Rattyone on August 20, 2009, 07:33:44 PM
Coliekumar that looks great, I actually e-mailed Midwest today and asked if they are going to have a third level add on for the CN like the FN and they replied that it is in the works.  They advised they did not have any specifics as it is in the design stage. To me it just seems like all they would have to do is add a middle floor that comes with the CN162 that has the ramp to a single level CN.  Then it could be sold as a package that could either be a single level CN or a third level add on for the CN 162.  Easy you would think. :thumbsup2:
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Post by: Saishi on August 20, 2009, 09:51:53 PM
That looks great!  My only problem is that I'm already so short that I need a stepstool to clean the top cage.  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: coliekumar on August 20, 2009, 10:24:44 PM
Coliekumar that looks great, I actually e-mailed Midwest today and asked if they are going to have a third level add on for the CN like the FN and they replied that it is in the works.  They advised they did not have any specifics as it is in the design stage. To me it just seems like all they would have to do is add a middle floor that comes with the CN162 that has the ramp to a single level CN.  Then it could be sold as a package that could either be a single level CN or a third level add on for the CN 162.  Easy you would think. :thumbsup2:

I actually e-mailed them the same thing about it today!  I think they really should do it, the parts all fit together so easy, there is no reason why they couldn't.  :)
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Post by: chipsbgz on August 21, 2009, 12:10:51 AM
Hey everyone, I just got my CN a couple days ago, and I've been making CN "outfits" like crazy. As soon as I have a complete one, I'll post pics. I was kinda curious about something, however.

After I built the CN and put some temporary floor/shelf coverings and random hammocks in, I decided to go ahead and try a litterbox again (my 2 girls just never caught on with their previous cage), and I tried a new litter (to them) while I was at it, SoftSorbent. Then, I had to leave for rugby practice as soon as they were all set up and exploring their new home, and when I got home about 5 hours later and checked on them, all their poops were in the litterbox! And, *knock on wood* they're still using the litterbox!  :party:

I'm so proud of them! I did nothing more than buy a CN and put a litterbox with SoftSorbent in it, and all of sudden, they're litterbox trained now. Has anyone else had that experience?

Pics to follow...
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Post by: Stacy M on August 24, 2009, 04:42:37 PM
After all the nice ones (I especially loved Saishi's), I'm almost embarrased to post mine, but here goes:
Grr, it didn't work!  I'm doing it as a link now.
]http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3853630814/] (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3853630814/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3853630814/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3853630814/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3852841061/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3852841061/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3853632168/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3853632168/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3852842725/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3852842725/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3852843559/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3852843559/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3852844393/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3852844393/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3853635726/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41759124@N05/3853635726/)

I've added new toys since, but you get the idea.
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Post by: della luna on August 24, 2009, 04:59:21 PM
I love seeing everyone's CNs!  Keep 'em coming  ;D
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Post by: Nightmelody on August 24, 2009, 06:17:50 PM
smesyna, your cage looks great. don't get yourself down over the fantastic cages some people have, I myself find at least one thing to be jealous of in almost every single cage that gets posted. I like the hay nest especially in yours, I have thought about getting one for my kids, but I don't think it would last more than an hour at my house.
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Post by: Stacy M on August 24, 2009, 06:42:44 PM
Thank you.  I plan on trying to get more creative, but entertainment is more important to the ratties than color coordination lol.  Although most of the cages I saw seem to have both down.  About the hay nest, I dunno if it's because mine are so young or what, but they're not really chewers (not that I'm complaining!).  One of them really loves it.  She barely ever sleeps in the igloos.

I noticed a few cages with boxes that the ladders end in.  What's that for?  Is there something in it that makes it a toy of some sort that I can't see in there?
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Post by: andie3131 on August 24, 2009, 06:53:28 PM
I noticed a few cages with boxes that the ladders end in.  What's that for?  Is there something in it that makes it a toy of some sort that I can't see in there?

They are litter boxes.  I think the ladder just helps hold them in place.
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Post by: Stacy M on August 24, 2009, 07:00:06 PM
Ohhh.   :doh:  Thanks Andie3131.
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Post by: Nightmelody on August 24, 2009, 07:00:16 PM
yeah, I put mine at the bottom of the ladders cause that happens to be where mine like to poop. lol
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Post by: Kari Safari on August 25, 2009, 01:16:30 PM
What kind of boxes do you use for litterboxes? Tupperware containers, maybe?
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Post by: andie3131 on August 25, 2009, 02:31:44 PM
I use small kitty litter pans from Walmart ($2) and corner litterpans from petco.   I've also used a plastic shoebox container but the loved to tip that one over lol.
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Post by: Nightmelody on August 26, 2009, 10:46:51 AM
I used to use the hicorner pans for ferrets, but I have Waaaay luck using the $2 kitty litter pans from walmart. much less thrown out of the boxes.
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Post by: neelia on August 26, 2009, 10:58:27 AM
I also use those litter pans for Ferrets, I like that they have those little notches on the side that you can attach it to the cage with. But I do want to try those little litter boxes, too. They've started eating the corner box I currently have, so I may try something else in the next few weeks.

Everyone's cages look amazing! I'm going to start posting soon, too. I need to start making some more liners & hammies. Lord knows I have enough fabric to make like 25 sets!

I'm jealous of all of you who can use the binder clip and/or pillow case methods! My little devil rat (the one who I still can't seem to handle without her flipping out) sees those corners uncovered and attacks them, ripping up the fabric as rapidly as possible. Sigh.  :doh:
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Post by: Saishi on August 26, 2009, 12:13:04 PM
Project Rat Mat is underway!  After seeing the 'blankets' in EepOwned's cage, I went ahead and made some for my crew.  We'll see how they hold up!  I'm still using a towel for the shelf liner, because I didn't have time to make them.  I will, however, be making a set, because they seem to leave the shelf liners alone, for the most part.  The bottom mat was made with a bottom layer of fleece, and striped cotton fabric.  The hammocks are the same fabric, but lined with flannel from my mom's 'Rat Present' bag of flannel that she bought me.

Boy's cage, sans rats:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v35/youkochylde/Rats/S6300686.jpg)

Added rats:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v35/youkochylde/Rats/S6300687.jpg)
From left to right:  Shunsui (THERE BE GIRLS DOWN THERE!), Jushiro (In the back, checking out the litter box), Gin (checking out Jushiro), Byakuya (Wondering if he can make the leap to the floor from there...), and Aizen (Two seconds before I had to drop the camera and pick him off the roof).

Girls' cage:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v35/youkochylde/Rats/S6300706.jpg)
Retsu's up front and I KNOW there are six others in that cage, but heck if I can find them all in the pic.  And holy WOW that wheel is dirty...  I didn't realise it til I saw it in the flash!   :eek:  *Goes to wash it*
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 27, 2009, 03:20:39 PM
Hey guys! I haven't posted in a while because school started and I haven't had new stuff for the cage in a while, but a few days ago we stopped at the thrift store and I found some fleece blankets! We also got little storage bins from the dollar tree that work as litter boxes or (when washed!) igloos. You can hang them too. 
Sorry for the crappy webcam pics, I can't figure out how to upload pics from the fancy camera :P
Top:
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo8.jpg)

Bottom (you can see the cool liners the robot blanket made!)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo9.jpg)

And the storage bin from the dollar tree. You can use these for all kinds of stuff.
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo10.jpg)

I'm asking for rat stuff for my birthday :P
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Post by: neelia on August 27, 2009, 04:19:19 PM
Hey! I thought about buying those same storage bin things for my ratties. I like that there's kind of like an entrance on each side. I just need to try to affix  them to the cage or else they'll throw them all about the cage.
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 27, 2009, 04:25:27 PM
The plastic is too thick so you can't punch holes in it, so I don't know how you'd be able to attach it to the bars... ???
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Post by: neelia on August 27, 2009, 08:10:49 PM
I see little holes in the raised parts, I think those are the same sized holes in the little bins I used to have (similar, just the standard one with only one "opening"). I think I just kind of forced the rings through those holes and they ended up stretching. I guess I'll just bring some rings to the store & see if it might be possible. :)
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Post by: Saishi on August 27, 2009, 08:15:39 PM
A power drill works great on thick plastic too.  :)

Penny, your cage looks great!
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Post by: EepOwned on August 28, 2009, 03:52:55 PM
Oo Saishi, sorry I didn't comment but the "quilts" are looking great! How are they working with your crew so far?

And Penny, I was scrolling down when my boyfriend came in and goes, "Wait, Penny's got a CN? Doesn't she just have two rats?" "Yep!" "Holy cow those are two spoiled rats!" :D
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Post by: Saishi on August 28, 2009, 07:54:30 PM
Thanks, Eep!  They're doing well so far.  They get moved around and bunched up, but NOT CHEWED.  And I don't mind reaching in and rearranging them. :D
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 28, 2009, 08:00:36 PM
Oo Saishi, sorry I didn't comment but the "quilts" are looking great! How are they working with your crew so far?

And Penny, I was scrolling down when my boyfriend came in and goes, "Wait, Penny's got a CN? Doesn't she just have two rats?" "Yep!" "Holy cow those are two spoiled rats!" :D


LOL! Yes, yes they are! That's generally the reaction I get when my people see the CN xD
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Post by: HopLikePopcorn on August 29, 2009, 05:00:32 PM
Oo Saishi, sorry I didn't comment but the "quilts" are looking great! How are they working with your crew so far?

And Penny, I was scrolling down when my boyfriend came in and goes, "Wait, Penny's got a CN? Doesn't she just have two rats?" "Yep!" "Holy cow those are two spoiled rats!" :D


LOL! Yes, yes they are! That's generally the reaction I get when my people see the CN xD

Hey now, there's nothing better than spoiling two members of one of the most unjustly persecuted species on the planet, am I right?  ;)

BTW, this is my first post here. Hello everyone! I am in the process of moving and waiting to order my CN and get 2-4 boys for the first time since my last group died two years ago. I'm sure I'll be around this forum a lot once I have rats to post about! :wave2:

Anyway, hypothetical question for those of you (Penny I'm looking at you!) who don't have many rats but own the two-level CN: if I got 2-4 rats and a 162, would they actually use all that space or would they probably just stick to one level where they feel most comfortable? I want to get a 162 to give them more space to roam (and more room for me to decorate, obviously) but not if they won't actually use the extra space.

Thanks in advance for answers!
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Post by: Stacy M on August 29, 2009, 06:13:02 PM
I have two rats and a double CN.  When I got them they were used to itty bitty living quarters, so they were initially more comfortable on just one level.  One week later though...oh boy they started to love it!  They run up and down those ladders like crazy now.  So, even if they are "stuck" in the bottom level for a little while, they will definately appreciate it later.  They are just too darn curious to stay in the bottom forever lol.
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Post by: synelovator on August 29, 2009, 07:19:08 PM
I ordered my CN on Thursday, a day later than I intended because I wanted it to be delivered appropriately to my new apartment and not my old, and my credit card hasn't even been charged yet, so I'm a little unhappy.  However, I'm hoping for one of those "I ordered it monday and got it thursday" kindof deals, so I can have a few more days to settle into my new apartment before making the boys settle into their new apartment.  Then I'm getting two girls yaaay!  It'll also give me some time to make liners and all that good stuff.

Now, however, I must get back to the backbreaking task of moving.  feck moving; I hate moving.
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Post by: HopLikePopcorn on August 29, 2009, 07:49:12 PM
I have two rats and a double CN.  When I got them they were used to itty bitty living quarters, so they were initially more comfortable on just one level.  One week later though...oh boy they love it!  They run up and down those ladders like crazy.  So, even if they are "stuck" in the bottom level for a little while, they will definately appreciate it later.  They are just too darn curious to stay in the bottom forever lol.

This is what I hoped to hear, thanks! Just one more reason to convince the girlfriend we need to spend extra dollars on a rat cage lol.
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Post by: Rat_attack! On Twitter on August 29, 2009, 08:42:55 PM
I just got my  Double CN yesterday!!  ..And I only have three rats... the two babys LOVE it they run around like crazy.. make noise all night and all that fun stuff, but my older girl seems to stay in one spot and wants to come out with me all the time..shes used to her smaller cage i guess ..I'm hoping she gets used to it and loves it just as much!.But I'm sure your rats will love it and explore lots! :)
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Post by: coeurfragile on August 29, 2009, 09:48:28 PM
Quote from: pennytherat
Hey guys! I haven't posted in a while because school started and I haven't had new stuff for the cage in a while, but a few days ago we stopped at the thrift store and I found some fleece blankets! We also got little storage bins from the dollar tree that work as litter boxes or (when washed!) igloos. You can hang them too. 
Sorry for the crappy webcam pics, I can't figure out how to upload pics from the fancy camera

Grace! I have those same bins except one side is open (sort of like a paper tray). I either hang them right-side-up for a cool bed, or flip them over to make a cool rattie fort. My girls love it!

Anyway, hypothetical question for those of you (Penny I'm looking at you!) who don't have many rats but own the two-level CN: if I got 2-4 rats and a 162, would they actually use all that space or would they probably just stick to one level where they feel most comfortable? I want to get a 162 to give them more space to roam (and more room for me to decorate, obviously) but not if they won't actually use the extra space.

Thanks in advance for answers!


We had four rats when we bought the 162, and they sporadically used both halves, but honestly, they mostly all stayed together, in one portion of the cage.

Now since Fiona and Bianca have passed on, my other two girls don't leave the top.  We've just resorted to hitching up the ladder to form two seperate cages, since they don't use the bottom portion.  I imagine the more rats there are, the more likely they are to use the whole cage. 
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 30, 2009, 01:07:15 AM
Synelovator, you're getting girlies? Since when? Yay ^___^ Have fun with their I-have-a-diet-of-coffee-and-poptarts attitude o_o

And my rats use all the space :)
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on August 30, 2009, 01:17:55 AM
Hello my Rat loving friends! It's been a little while since I posted my cage, so here's a pic of the whole
layout.
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/cagesetup.jpg)

And one of a cute Ratty Pile I found.  :rattysmiley:
Left to Right is Templeton, FuzzyPants (the half naked one!) and Termite.
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/ratpile.jpg)
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Post by: Stacy M on August 30, 2009, 07:27:37 AM
Porkchopandtwinkie, I love the fabric!!  Also, the cup/bed thing with the stars is just too cute!  Screw ratnapping, I wanna cagenap all these wonderful cages that are way nicer than mine lol.  Seriously though, the ratty pile pic is freakin adorable.  I'll just have to take the cage and the rats   :cheeky:

Hoplikepopcorn, as to the earlier convo about getting a double CN for just two rats, I plugged the dimensions into this site that gives a "perspective" on cage sizes, comparing them to Americans, Prisons, Eastern Europeans, and Asians relative standards of floor space per person (obviously taking into account people's size and activity level and other relevant variables.)  As a joke, they also let you compare your rats cage to Martha Stewarts house.  Well, my critter nation double with just two rats (and babies at that) is comparable to Martha Stewarts standards of living!!  Wow. So if you decide to get it for your two hoplikepopcorn, you'll be seriously spoling your babies!  What's more fun that that :) lol  http://www.rmca.org/Articles/cagesize.htm (http://www.rmca.org/Articles/cagesize.htm)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DebsRats on August 30, 2009, 10:20:44 AM
I got my double CN the Friday before. My 3 boys are just really starting to run around in it. I can only use the top half right now until I
get a tall x pen. My cocker spaniel is trying to bite their tails off, so they can't use the bottom half until I get a tall x pen. I have a tall
x pen around the guinea pigs, but he isn't bothering them as much because he has the rats now.

What's weird. He doesn't bother the rabbits. I guess because they were there before him. Sorry if I rambled too much I tend to do that.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on August 30, 2009, 01:34:17 PM
Hello my Rat loving friends! It's been a little while since I posted my cage, so here's a pic of the whole
layout.
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/cagesetup.jpg)

And one of a cute Ratty Pile I found.  :rattysmiley:
Left to Right is Templeton, FuzzyPants (the half naked one!) and Termite.
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/wildgirl_1/ratpile.jpg)

Where did you get that skull fabric (the liners)?! That is too awsome for words, and I gotta get some of it for my cage!
BTW, is that the cuddle bed I made? If so, you have some very well behaved rats. Mine usually degut anything with stuffing :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 30, 2009, 03:33:41 PM
Eeep! Porckchopandtwinkie, your rats are too cute! My sister watched me go AWWWW over your half-hairless boys and she was like  ???  :doh: ...
She didn't understand what was cute about a half hairless rat xD Come to think of it, neither do I... but they're still cute :P
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on August 30, 2009, 04:25:20 PM
smesyna: Thank you for the wonderful comments! The Cuddle Square was actually made by rodent_girl!  :cheeky:

And rodent_girl, the skull fabric was at walmart, for almost $8 a yard, so I only got one. It's perfect for 1 cage lining! (Floor and shelf)
And yes, that is the square you made. :) It's probably still intact because they like it better after they flip it over and use it as a cave. :P
(and I just gotta say... in case I haven't already :P ... the bat cave is freakin huge!!! My boys are so tiny in it!)  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:

Penny, thank you for making FuzzyPants feel a little less self concious!  :laugh:  He came to me with half his clothes missing,
and I guess the bottom half is never gonna grow back.  :dontknow: I guess I can thank the rex in his genes for that.
I think it's kinda cool, cuz now I know I could handle a nekkid or two.. I wasn't sure about it before, but after having a
Fuzz, I know how soft they are!
Tell your sister, that a half naked rattie is like a unique patchwork quilt! There's love all over it!! :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on August 30, 2009, 05:41:19 PM
Haha! I think it's because they look so silly and different, we either think "ew, it's different" or  "aww it's different!" xD
I want a nekkid @__@
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Corpseflower on August 30, 2009, 05:54:40 PM
Here's mine!  I have the same fabric as PorkchopandTwinkie in my boys' half.  I got two yards and made a cube, hammock, rope, bed, and bed blankets out of it.  I wanted a big set for my first set.  Just got the CN a few weeks ago, absolutely in love with it!  Before, the boys were in a Super Pet for ferrets [that big purple and green one] and the girls were in an old bird cage.   
Closed
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/CN4.jpg)

Open
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/CN.jpg)

Boys Half
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/CN2.jpg)

Girls Half
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/CN3.jpg)


I have five rats, three boys and two girls.  My hairless recently died, I'm considering getting another one.... broke my heart when he passed.  :'(
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Post by: Pennytherat on August 30, 2009, 06:13:16 PM
Your cage looks great corpseflower! I need more pink stuff... hmmm...
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on August 30, 2009, 07:55:04 PM
Isn't that fabric just awesome? I'm sooo getting more on Friday!  :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Corpseflower on August 30, 2009, 08:14:49 PM
My fiance said no more fabric for awhile.   :puppy_dog_eyes:  He had to drag me away from it today in the store.  But I have a big storage bin filled with fabrics [not fleece but old clothing and such] so I'll manage, haha.
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Post by: rodent_girl_1985 on August 30, 2009, 09:41:29 PM
Isn't that fabric just awesome? I'm sooo getting more on Friday!  :thumbsup2:

And I am so checking out my local wal mart this week. That fabric so truely awsome.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on August 30, 2009, 10:14:21 PM
Here's my cage as of today! I've seriously been using the same liners & hammocks, etc. for the most part for like 4 months! Pretty impressive. But now I'm getting my room together (I moved back in with the parentals to save money) and I'm definitely going to make more! I probably have enough fabric to make a hundred hammocks, haha. I'm also going to start using old shirts and such. I worked at a summer camp and now have nothing to do with those shirts so I may experiment!

The only new things are the striped place mat I got at goodwill for 69c and the purple circle with holes which I got at a garage sale for $1. :)

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/6961/cage93009.jpg) (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/cage93009.jpg/) (http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/cage93009.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img30/cage93009.jpg/1/)
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Post by: Nightmelody on September 01, 2009, 10:26:01 AM
New cage stuff: the set fabrics don't match quite as well as I would like, but oh well....

(http://photos-e-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs192.snc1/6448_723176112207_9618401_41254836_368819_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs172.snc1/6448_723176127177_9618401_41254838_7348603_n.jpg)

(http://photos-h-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs172.snc1/6448_723176132167_9618401_41254839_708811_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: mcfate on September 01, 2009, 03:06:20 PM
I really have the new hammocks itch...but both of my kids have birthdays in the next 2 weeks.  They look great Nightmelody!
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Post by: amyshizzle on September 01, 2009, 03:41:39 PM
Here is the top part of my CN.  The bottom part is basically the same but it has no hammies.  My mom is going to teach me to sew, but I dont know when.  =(  She said after the next goodwill pick up comes.  Which hopefully is soon. 
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/The%20Rat%20Pack/0075.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/The%20Rat%20Pack/0093.jpg)

I ran out of fleece for the shelves so I had to leave them bare. I would use a towel but my dad would get mad.  lol
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Post by: andie3131 on September 01, 2009, 03:48:45 PM
I LOVE that burgundy and black Wodent wheel!
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Post by: Crasher on September 01, 2009, 04:12:57 PM
Can your order an extra level for the CN? I like the single level, I just feel that one more solid level would increase the available space for the better. I tried searching but I can't find anything with this site, or Google.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: mcfate on September 01, 2009, 04:24:17 PM
Are you talking about a shelf or a double CN?  I am confused  ???
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Post by: andie3131 on September 01, 2009, 04:25:56 PM
No they are not available yet.  I don't know when it will be or even if it is for sure they are going to.  There have been people who have modified them together.  Like two 1 levels together sideways.  Another person had two two levels and took one level from one of their cages and turned the other into a 3 level  and left the other as a one level.
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Post by: mcfate on September 01, 2009, 04:30:05 PM
Ohhh a triple CN...I get it now.   :doh:
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Post by: Crasher on September 01, 2009, 07:09:44 PM
lol I worded that wrong. I meant shelf. The single level only has one and I think another one at the back of the cage (as opposed to the side) set slightly higher than the first would be nice.

I've been thinking about searching around for metal shelves of the right size to put in my cage (not a CN) and just zip-tie them or something. Is there a place I can order shelves for pet cages? Or ramps? I've searched all over the place but I just can't find any. Ideas? :sign13:
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Post by: neelia on September 01, 2009, 07:40:40 PM
I'm making some new hammocks & liners today out of old shirts! :) I love recycling. Photos to come when I'm done later tonight or tomorrow.
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Post by: mcfate on September 01, 2009, 11:52:58 PM
lol I worded that wrong. I meant shelf. The single level only has one and I think another one at the back of the cage (as opposed to the side) set slightly higher than the first would be nice.

I've been thinking about searching around for metal shelves of the right size to put in my cage (not a CN) and just zip-tie them or something. Is there a place I can order shelves for pet cages? Or ramps? I've searched all over the place but I just can't find any. Ideas? :sign13:

you can order an extra shelf from midwest, try to e-mail them.  I know some other people on GM have. 
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Post by: coliekumar on September 02, 2009, 10:47:05 AM
lol I worded that wrong. I meant shelf. The single level only has one and I think another one at the back of the cage (as opposed to the side) set slightly higher than the first would be nice.

I've been thinking about searching around for metal shelves of the right size to put in my cage (not a CN) and just zip-tie them or something. Is there a place I can order shelves for pet cages? Or ramps? I've searched all over the place but I just can't find any. Ideas? :sign13:

Here is a corner shelf with ramp: http://www.ferret.com/item/super-pet-corner-look-out-with-ramp/650775/  They sell these elsewhere as well, I am just not sure of the stores.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on September 02, 2009, 08:29:22 PM
Here is my girl's cage as of today.  No pics of the boys cage though!

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Whole_CN.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Top_CN.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Middle_CN.jpg)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu286/coliekumar/Bottom_CN.jpg)
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Post by: Stacy M on September 02, 2009, 08:58:33 PM
lol I worded that wrong. I meant shelf. The single level only has one and I think another one at the back of the cage (as opposed to the side) set slightly higher than the first would be nice.

I've been thinking about searching around for metal shelves of the right size to put in my cage (not a CN) and just zip-tie them or something. Is there a place I can order shelves for pet cages? Or ramps? I've searched all over the place but I just can't find any. Ideas? :sign13:

You can get a ramp here: http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Ferret-Nation-Exterior-Ramp/dp/B0012GPZXS/ref=pd_sim_dbs_k_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Ferret-Nation-Exterior-Ramp/dp/B0012GPZXS/ref=pd_sim_dbs_k_1)  I couldn't find any shelves though :( 
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on September 04, 2009, 12:05:06 AM
coliekumar:  I LOVE that butterfly hammie!!
Your whole cage looks amazing. :)
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Post by: Pennytherat on September 04, 2009, 12:09:13 AM
Colie, what are those piles of stuff around your (amazing) CN? It looks like hay or alfalfa or something  ???
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on September 04, 2009, 12:11:03 AM
It looks like krinkle paper! It's like Easter grass
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Post by: Pennytherat on September 04, 2009, 12:13:41 AM
Oooh! I've seen that stuff before but never thought of giving it to ratties. It probably makes great nesting/stashing material :D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: BubbleandSqueak on September 04, 2009, 06:12:24 AM
I want a CN so bad but it's hard to get in Canada. You can get them online but they want to charge you up the a$$ for shipping and then expensive border fees on top of that.  >:(

Colie, How did you get a 3 level CN?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: coliekumar on September 04, 2009, 11:57:13 AM
PorkChop: Thanks so much! Artsiekat makes them.

Pennytherat: Its Ecobedding  ;)

BubbleandSqueak: It is a single level on a double level, the top is not open to the bottom.  To get a true triple level where all of the levels are open, you need 2 double levels since there are no add-ons (or I guess I could do some modifications to the floor of the single level...)
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Post by: Rat_attack! On Twitter on September 04, 2009, 12:37:04 PM
I want a CN so bad but it's hard to get in Canada. You can get them online but they want to charge you up the a$$ for shipping and then expensive border fees on top of that.  >:(

Colie, How did you get a 3 level CN?


Tell me about it, I'm in ontario and I ordered the Double CN at $240...But they added 100 for shipping and exchange rates ..So it was very expensive, But it got here... PICS TO COME!!!  (My Camera broke)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 04, 2009, 06:19:59 PM
My girls keep chewing up the liners, so I have to binder clip the heck out of them D: I wish the CN pans were metal and didn't have a bump on the sides. It would make clipping liners a lot easier, and my girls don't scatter litter or make a huge mess, so that's not an issue.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on September 05, 2009, 03:06:27 AM
My boys always end up chewing a corner of the liner so they can tunnel under it.  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
Luckily for me, I haven't found any foods stashed under there.... YET!
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Post by: anandatashie on September 05, 2009, 11:10:58 AM
Brand new home as of Thursday.  (A local shop was able to special order it and get it to me in ONE DAY, woo!)  Nothing super-fancy, really, but my two ratties are very, very, very happy zooming, climbing, and modifying (mainly the bottom level gets tunneled under / etc). :)  Unfortunately, I'm having trouble uploading photos to my album here; I don't know if it's because my account is newish or if I'm just clueless / impatient.  But, photos:

The full cage -
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2515/3889242153_696173bb31.jpg

One of the mid-level shelf thingies -
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3890036418_1965408b5d.jpg

Cecilia and Ben, a teeny bit hyped :) -
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/3889243961_9f784e73b4.jpg
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Post by: miss_jenna on September 05, 2009, 08:24:34 PM
Here is my CN as of today. My parents are coming down here to meet my ratties for the first time so I spent all night making a new set for their cage. I still need to make a few more hammocks, but I absolutely love this set!

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/cage004.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/cage005.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/cage006.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/cage009.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/cage007.jpg)

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/chevygirl8605/cage010.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on September 06, 2009, 12:33:11 AM
Love the set up miss_jenna ;D
I wheeled the CN outside today to do a full, deep cleaning again. The mailperson came up to our house and asked what it was for, and I told him rats, and he said wow, spoiled rats you have! xD

I would have pictures, but I haven't uploaded them yet :P I should go do that now.
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on September 06, 2009, 01:03:49 AM
*still have envy*
Can someone measure how high the top doors are on a 162?? I roll my current cage up against my bed and the door opens at the perfect height for them to climb out.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 06, 2009, 01:12:28 AM
The top doors are 3 feet and 26 inches up, and the very top of the cage is about an inch and a half up :)
I haven't uploaded photos in forever... so I have like 25 piled up on my desktop waiting to be uploaded :P I'll post pictures in a minute. They're nice and bright because I decided to clean AND decorate outside, since it was so cool out.

Hey, after I hosed down the cage, we wheeled it up the porch steps and this yellowish brown nasty liquid came dripping down from the wheels... what is it? I'm pretty sure the structure of the cage is hollow to a point. Is it just crud + water + hollowness?
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on September 06, 2009, 01:14:59 AM
Thank you, that was so quick! :D
I'm excited for more pictures. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 06, 2009, 01:32:13 AM
No problem :3
I'm waiting for them to upload, I have 10 or 11 left first xD I've been taking a lot of pictures lately. Probably because there's such good lighting when it's slightly overcast.

EDIT - finally loaded :D
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6705.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6706.jpg)

Penny being silly and blowing a raspberry at the camera :P
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_6736.jpg)

There's no full view because I managed to get our license plates in the picture :P
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Post by: Corpseflower on September 06, 2009, 10:29:55 PM
Pennytherat; Great set up!  I love the little chair, so cute!  :)

My fiance took me rat-shopping today!  I went to the Dollar Tree and the Dollar General.  :hyper:  I got a BUNCH of stuff and completely re-did the CN.  Hooray for fiances!  :bow:  Please excuse the crappy quality, all I have is a cell phone and a film camera. 

Full view
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/4-1.jpg)

Boys Half
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/6-1.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/10.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/5.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/8.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/9.jpg)



Girls Half
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/3-2.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/2-2.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/7-1.jpg)






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Post by: miss_jenna on September 06, 2009, 10:37:02 PM
Those skulls are awesome! did you find those at either one of the dollar stores?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Corpseflower on September 06, 2009, 10:40:23 PM
Dollar Tree.  :)  Part of the Halloween stock, they also had little skeleton men strung up the same way.  I love halloween stuff!  I always end up using it year round.  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: miss_jenna on September 06, 2009, 10:47:29 PM
So awesome! I think i'm going to hit up the local dollar tree and get some stuff for my girls. The majority of their hammocks are halloween themed! lol.
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Post by: neelia on September 07, 2009, 01:54:29 AM
Here is my amazingly mismatched cage  :yelcutelaugh: The yellow & grey hammocks are made of old shirts! I'm going to start selling "Recycled Rat Hammocks". I'm all about recycling & reusing!!


They sure are eating away at that pan fast! I need to get the boyfriend to spray paint my bass pan that came over a week ago! If I would've just done it as soon as I got it I would've almost been able to use it!  :doh:
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3359/0907092.jpg)


Here is one I made from my shirt from the summer camp I worked at this summer.
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/930/090709q.jpg)
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Post by: DebsRats on September 07, 2009, 02:19:46 AM
Neelia  I have that same blue fleece from dollar tree. I plan on going there tomorrow to get some of those skull ropes.
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Post by: Schrute on September 07, 2009, 08:41:23 AM
Corpseflower - I really love whatever fabric that is that you used as the pan liners. Are those towels, or actual fabric, and where did you find it?? It's so bright and colorful and I love the stripes. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Corpseflower on September 07, 2009, 11:35:53 AM
I made them from some fleece throws [blankets] I found at the dollar tree.  I THINK they were four dollars.   :)
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Post by: Nightmelody on September 07, 2009, 08:56:13 PM
New Layout! I absolutely ADORE this monkey fabric I found and sent to Violet to have made into a cage set.
Made a new note to self today too : it is a serious PITA to do cage cleaning with the crew still in there, the girls drove me nuts trying to figure out what I am doing, even when I am dustbusting! luckily, the boys were content to play in the other half while i worked..  :doh:   :yelcutelaugh:

(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs278.snc1/10534_725310958957_9618401_41331969_7511813_n.jpg)

(http://photos-c-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs258.snc1/10534_725310968937_9618401_41331970_4766360_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs258.snc1/10534_725310973927_9618401_41331971_3359031_n.jpg)
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Post by: Rattie Kisses on September 07, 2009, 09:48:20 PM
I hit the dollar store and walmart today to see what I could find, and I think I have mastered setting up the cage. ;)

Doors closed
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1441-1.jpg)

Open
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1435.jpg)

Little trash can i found at dollar general
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1438.jpg)

Bottom. Behind the bunched up hammock is a blue mini stacking storage bin
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1444.jpg)

And the top
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1443.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on September 08, 2009, 07:07:19 PM
If that trash bin works like I think it does, a rat could get stuck in it =/ If the lid thingy closes, I don't know if the rat can push its way out. Take the lid part off to be safe :)

Great setup though! I love it when people do blue/green or pink/green for each half. I never have enough stuff to mix and match :P
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Post by: coliekumar on September 08, 2009, 07:11:53 PM
I hit the dollar store and walmart today to see what I could find, and I think I have mastered setting up the cage. ;)

Doors closed
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1441-1.jpg)

Open
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1435.jpg)

Little trash can i found at dollar general
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1438.jpg)

Bottom. Behind the bunched up hammock is a blue mini stacking storage bin
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1444.jpg)

And the top
(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MelloMouse/101_1443.jpg)


How do your rats fit in a hamster cage?!  I didn't realize the holes in those were all that big?  Cute set-up, I am also a big fan of the dollar store  ;D
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Post by: Rattie Kisses on September 08, 2009, 08:18:39 PM
Yeah, Penny, after I posted pics I thought about it and took off the swinging door. Thanks. :)

Colie, that is their wheel! They LOVE it, and I do too. It  is called the Critter Revolution, meant for a hamster cage but is also a great rat wheel. Quiet, too! I have had 3 girls running on it at once, it is that big! :thumbsup2:
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Post by: Rattie Kisses on September 08, 2009, 08:21:19 PM
Oh and, Penny, I love your cage set ups. They are always creative and they match your room! Spoiled Cute rats, too. lol! :)
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Post by: coliekumar on September 08, 2009, 08:27:45 PM
Yeah, Penny, after I posted pics I thought about it and took off the swinging door. Thanks. :)

Colie, that is their wheel! They LOVE it, and I do too. It  is called the Critter Revolution, meant for a hamster cage but is also a great rat wheel. Quiet, too! I have had 3 girls running on it at once, it is that big! :thumbsup2:

Oh I know its a wheel, I just couldn't believe your rats can fit through the hamster size hole to get into it!  None of my girls can squeeze into our hamster's tubes  ;)  Some of my girls are a little pudgy these days though!  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Pennytherat on September 08, 2009, 08:32:29 PM
Thanks :) I think I always do blue/purple/green setups because I adore those colors... and of course I used them for my room too :P
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Post by: Rattie Kisses on September 08, 2009, 08:35:39 PM
Yes, they can fit through the holes. My girls are small, though..except one of them. :)
They usually use the door on the bottom left, it is wider and taller.

Penny, I love those colors too! :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: wordsyouxwrote on September 09, 2009, 09:20:49 AM
I wish I had pictures of a CN to post! I've been searching all over Goosemoose for CN mofication tips but I haven't been able to find anything. Would anyone here be able to tell me how they/how to convert a Double Level into having 2 separate levels. I have 3 rats, soon to be 4 if Newton takes to the new baby & I'd love to be able to keep them all in the same unit, just not together. Any help is appreciated, thanks ;D.

P.S. Everyone's cages look great, my head is spinning with fabric ideas!
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Post by: coliekumar on September 09, 2009, 10:11:37 AM
There is a ladder that goes between the two levels.  It just hooks up onto the middle level of the cage blocking it off so that the rats cannot go through. 
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Post by: wordsyouxwrote on September 09, 2009, 04:22:34 PM
Are you serious :doh:?!

So simple, I'm excited now! Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: synelovator on September 10, 2009, 02:23:17 AM
I promised myself that I wouldn't post before I had pictures of my CN to take photos of, but since I'm at my parent's house tooling around until I get my new girls in the morning, I thought I'd add my two cents in. :)  I love the cage, and it is much nicer looking in the room than my old Martins.  I've currently got it split, because I don't want the boys to start thinking of the top level as theirs when the girls get there after QT.  I think that'll make them more likely to accept her after I start intros.

I do have a couple of questions -- what do you guys do about hanging hammocks on the long bars?  I try to always keep the hooks on the short bars, but sometimes it doesn't work out the way I want to.

I'll get pictures up tomorrow after I get back home. I promise.  I have ratoob pictures to upload also.
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Post by: andie3131 on September 10, 2009, 02:29:04 AM
You mean so they don't slide across the bars??  I take a small binder clip and clip it across two of the bars (if you only clip one bar it still slides) next to where I want it to stay.  Easy enough to move when I need it elsewhere.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on September 11, 2009, 04:18:08 PM
I keep promising myself I won't make any new cage sets until my Bass Pan is all cured and ready to go. Once that happens I'm going to go nuts with amazing things, I can feel it  ;D

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3651/91109cage.jpg)
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Post by: Stacy M on September 11, 2009, 08:23:17 PM
I clipped mine in place and used a zip tie too before the girls were introduced and one of mine thought it was the coolest new sleeping spot (she's a baby) lol
Here's my new set up :)
Whole thing:
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/intros011.jpg)
Bottom half:
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/intros010.jpg)
Top half:
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/intros009.jpg)

Now all I need is a wheel and more toys and more hammocks...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DaniDee on September 13, 2009, 08:29:02 PM
Just brought my ratties home today and theyre already on their way to chewing it to bits, so heres a picture before they have too much.  I still need to find a wheel and some more toys to occupy their curious little brains.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25/klavier9ny/ratties/DSCF3435.jpg)
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on September 13, 2009, 09:51:26 PM
oh my goodness, WHERE did you get that fabric???  :o I LOVE IT!
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on September 13, 2009, 10:33:31 PM
Ohh! I made my boyfriend's cat a bed with that fabric! It was from Joann's.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/avr6rm.jpg)
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on September 13, 2009, 10:39:27 PM
I know this is a rat thread, but OOOOHHH!!! What an adorable kitty!!! :heart:
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on September 13, 2009, 10:43:27 PM
She has a picture thread on the cat part of this site! :wink5:

I really love that fabric in your set doughd2! I bet those guys were feeling so pampered coming into a new home that looked like that!
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Post by: DebsRats on September 13, 2009, 11:17:23 PM
That set up is so cute.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on September 14, 2009, 12:24:30 AM
Here is my boys cage from tonights cleaning:

Top:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/3918641052_219630cedc_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2424/3918641650_f355ac71fe_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3917856071_93e638dde8_b.jpg)

Bottom:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3917858335_362ebf01ee_b.jpg)

-Lauren
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Post by: andie3131 on September 14, 2009, 11:32:00 PM
It's been awhile since I've posted, haven't had much new.  My ratties modify but for the most part not to the poing of getting rid of hammocks.  So I went threw and got rid of a few of the worst ones anyway so I could make a couple new lol. 

Boys whole cage (the bottom hammocks I've had forever...lol)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2510/3921149215_868d4ed9dc.jpg)
Top (new stuff, minus new shelf cage pad that was added later)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3921933370_357cd997c3.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 15, 2009, 01:36:24 AM
Lauren! I love the snoozing rattie in the first pic LOL!!! And I love your cube and that wooden thing - where did you get the wooden thing?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on September 15, 2009, 02:07:22 AM
lol Shaq really wore himself out during playtime. He went back into the cage on his own and fell asleep before I had even finished cleaning.  ::)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3432/3922390704_ef72ea12f3.jpg)

As for the wooden house, I received it when I adopted my bun Duncan and his owner had it for him but he was way to big to fit under it. I believe he got it from a local feed/pet store not a large chain store such as petsmart, but i'm not sure.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 15, 2009, 02:09:55 AM
Hmm... it doesn't look like it'd be that hard to make...  :cheeky: My dad likes making wooden stuff for my rats, I could probably get him to make me a little box and cut some holes in it :)
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Post by: vintagerat on September 15, 2009, 07:23:35 PM
Andrea...I LOVE that bandanna fabric!!
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Post by: krazycatlady on September 15, 2009, 09:09:04 PM
oooooooh my gosh Lauren how cuteeeee!!!!!!! I was gonna say something about how cute that was that he was sleeping like that and its even better that theres a close up picture :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
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Post by: andie3131 on September 15, 2009, 11:47:13 PM
Thank You Amy me too.  I think I should get some more and do cage pads with it!   
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pumpkinseed on September 16, 2009, 02:45:34 AM
Finally taking pictures of my CN lol.. meh. It's still very sparse even though I've made two trips to the dollar store recently lol. my girls are VERY messy.. haha. I have before and after pictures (just last night :S)

Yesterday the girls cage.. With their new set from Zoe!

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/brokenwings4u2c/DSCF5005.jpg)


and today both cages after today's dollar store trip. I need to venture to another dollar store as well to see if they have anything :P
I need to figure out what to use and how to litter train my girls :S and I need to get some fabric to make some cage liners haha.

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/39/l_2417bc021ab74f30a516699c88714b86.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/111/l_e8cdd30e7671431283340adb0cd3a4b3.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/37/l_2376eb2784f847499f667528249fe18b.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/49/l_8aed7f4e36a541b7bda23e4e8f7d0537.jpg)


Small update... I'm still trying  make their cages pretty..

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/39/l_0e314615265c4cf098fc60899b997bae.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Stacy M on September 16, 2009, 07:58:23 PM
That stool thing was a cool idea!  The little basket? thing with the flannel for a bed is awesome too.  I think I have to steal that last idea lol.
Oh, and what is that on the floor?  It looks like a car floor mat?  How do you clean it?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pumpkinseed on September 16, 2009, 08:53:18 PM
That stool thing was a cool idea!  The little basket? thing with the flannel for a bed is awesome too.  I think I have to steal that last idea lol.
Oh, and what is that on the floor?  It looks like a car floor mat?  How do you clean it?
I'm not sure how i'll clean it.. I got it at the dollar store.. same with the foot stools.. But I do have a carpet cleaner so I'll probably use the handheld option for the carpets. and the little baskets are for storage in drawers or soemthing.. got them at the dollar store go figure.. and it actually has little handheld towels in it.. from the same dollar store haha. my girls were like "hey, whats this??? " *Jump*
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Post by: Rotten Applesss on September 16, 2009, 11:03:00 PM
lol Shaq really wore himself out during playtime. He went back into the cage on his own and fell asleep before I had even finished cleaning.  ::)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3432/3922390704_ef72ea12f3.jpg)

As for the wooden house, I received it when I adopted my bun Duncan and his owner had it for him but he was way to big to fit under it. I believe he got it from a local feed/pet store not a large chain store such as petsmart, but i'm not sure.

Awwww !  :heart:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 17, 2009, 12:37:11 PM
I'm asking for rat stuff for my birthday, hopefully I'll have new fleece and maybe some hammocks!  :hyper:
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Post by: Moe on September 17, 2009, 11:50:00 PM
The girls' (just two) awesome cage.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 18, 2009, 01:03:21 AM
Doesn't seem like your pics are working, Moe :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on September 18, 2009, 08:51:22 PM
Redid the cages today, and also put in the new hammocks my mom made the rats:
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss225/tumbleweedrattery/Newly%20designed%20cages/IMG_0677.jpg)
This is the boy's cage, my mom made all the hammocks inside.
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss225/tumbleweedrattery/Newly%20designed%20cages/IMG_0688.jpg)
The boys checking out the new diggs.
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss225/tumbleweedrattery/Newly%20designed%20cages/IMG_0694.jpg)
Richard mid blink.
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss225/tumbleweedrattery/Newly%20designed%20cages/IMG_0702.jpg)
My mom's "Layer Cake" ( www.judlescreations.webs.com)
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss225/tumbleweedrattery/Newly%20designed%20cages/IMG_0736.jpg)
Daisy Leaping out of the cake
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss225/tumbleweedrattery/Newly%20designed%20cages/IMG_0704.jpg)
Top of the cage
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss225/tumbleweedrattery/Newly%20designed%20cages/IMG_0721.jpg)
Bottom of the cage. Again, all hammocks by my mom. =)

www.judlescreations.webs.com
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 18, 2009, 09:03:39 PM
Wow, I wish my mom made hammocks for me lol! The layer cake thing looks fun and that picture of the jumping ratty is priceless :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: misslasagna on September 18, 2009, 09:06:21 PM
Wow, I wish my mom made hammocks for me lol! The layer cake thing looks fun and that picture of the jumping ratty is priceless :P

She makes them for the site and I get the prototypes to make sure they work =P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 18, 2009, 11:38:07 PM
I'm cleaning the CN right now with the girls running around. I'm doing purple and green this time! I don't think I'll have pics tonight, but tomorrow or Sunday for sure. :)

EDIT - It's so ghetto, but I used duct tape to attach the liners this time and they haven't touched them! I can slide the pans in and out now without binder clips catching on the bars :P I have to leave now, but when I get back I'll upload the pics. :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kari Safari on September 19, 2009, 04:50:59 PM
MY CN! I finally got these gorgeous liners, hammocks, and cuddle cups from a fellow goosemooser, katiesmom. THEY ARE GORGEOUS! She's so incredibly talented! These were well worth the drive!

(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt279/vonnegutislove/toplevel.jpg)
Top level.

(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt279/vonnegutislove/bottomlevel.jpg)
Bottom level.

(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt279/vonnegutislove/full.jpg)
Full cage.

(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt279/vonnegutislove/misc1.jpg)
Cuddles on the bottom level.

:D :D :D I'm so excited!
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Post by: critterchic on September 19, 2009, 06:10:08 PM
kkogle your cage looks so nice. I love those liners, I also love your matching cage sets.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Justadae on September 19, 2009, 06:12:03 PM
Wow, I love how your cage is decorated! Especially the fabric as I have the same design sitting here in front of me waiting to be used!  :)  It looks so good!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kari Safari on September 19, 2009, 06:15:10 PM
Thanks to both of you! I'm so impressed by what she made that I can't stop staring at how the finished product has all pulled together! Justadae, it's a great fabric, and pretty much should match whatever you throw in there, so I love it! I'm really excited because I've been looking at all of the awesome things that other goosemoosers do with their cages, and I wanted so badly to do the same for my girls. Thankfully, they are very dedicated to their litterboxes. I'm not sure how often I should wash the liners, though. I just put them in today, and of course, rats will pee where rats will pee. I've got six in the cage. Do you think that twice a week would be enough?

Also, critterchic, I didn't get a chance before, but I wanted to tell you how much I admire you for helping fighterboy out with that cage! That was so great of you!
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Post by: critterchic on September 19, 2009, 06:35:19 PM
Also, critterchic, I didn't get a chance before, but I wanted to tell you how much I admire you for helping fighterboy out with that cage! That was so great of you!

 :BlueDumboSmile: Hopefully we will all see pictures of it soon. :poke: fighterboy :yelcutelaugh:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kari Safari on September 19, 2009, 06:39:53 PM
Yeah, I'm hoping for pictures of it soon, too! When did it arrive?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: critterchic on September 19, 2009, 06:44:28 PM
Thursday afternoon, 9/17.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: HopLikePopcorn on September 19, 2009, 07:36:58 PM
(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt279/vonnegutislove/toplevel.jpg)
Top level.

WOW! I love those cuddle cups! katiesmom is awesome for making them. How soon will they get totally destroyed, d'you think? I'm guessing all too soon.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kari Safari on September 19, 2009, 07:44:43 PM
Maybe he's just having too much fun with them in the new cage! Hopefully, he'll be posting something soon, though!

And don't say that, HopLikePopcorn! I'm holding out hope the best that I can! lmao. They REEEEEEALLY love those tube-y hammocks! They've been running through them and bouncing back and forth between the corner hammocks and the shelf and the igloo. It's so funny!

I'm still at a loss for how often I should wash all of this stuff. Does twice a week sound about right to you for six girlies?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: HopLikePopcorn on September 19, 2009, 08:21:45 PM
I'd say depending on how soon it starts to stink! Lol. Girls pee less than boys, so maybe you could get away with once a week? That's what I'm hoping to do for 3-4 boys, which has to be 2x the pee the same number of girls would produce, so you could probably do it.

You can hope all you want; I'm betting those cuddle cups go down in shreds in less than a month. You heard it here first, folks.  :yelcutelaugh:

If they don't, your rats are plainly defective and you should cuddle them immediately.  :P

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Kari Safari on September 19, 2009, 09:14:45 PM
Yeah, I think I'll go by the stink meter. I'll be so happy if all I've got to do is wash it once a week! That would be fantastic! I'll definitely keep you updated on the cuddle cups, and I'll be hoping that my rats are defective!  :yelcutelaugh: My two youngest are chewers, but they've been good lately, so we shall seeeee.

I'm going to make a deal with them that if they DON'T obliterate everything in less than a month, Mommy will carry them to the food bowl instead of making them walk every time they're fed from now on!

They're all so lazy! They'd rather wait at the bottom doors of the CN for me to pick them up and carry them to the top level to be fed instead of just heading up there themselves. Goofs. If only they were so hyper around mealtimes as they are when I'm sleeping!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on September 20, 2009, 01:07:07 AM
I have 4 girls in mine and it starts to smell on day 3. I usually try to do it every 3-4 days which averages out to twice a week. I'm trying to REALLY get strict about doing it on day 3, before it starts to smell too bad. But I'm a bum.  :P
Title: any suggestions on how to make this more interesting for the girls?
Post by: petunia on September 20, 2009, 03:47:14 PM
i did the big "hose off" cage cleaning today and ended up with hammocks and liners that almost match, totally by accident   :eek:  :BlueDumboSmile:  - i was just putting in whatever was clean and not too shredded   :cheeky:

it came out kinda spring time looking, dontcha think?

(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt318/catznratz/newcagesetup.jpg)

clean cage ;D


(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt318/catznratz/addrats.jpg)

add rats

(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt318/catznratz/checkingitallout.jpg)

(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt318/catznratz/Brynnchecksoutthetruck.jpg)

(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt318/catznratz/Brynnchowsdownonwatermelon.jpg)

one of my butterballs - Brynn, chowing down on watermelon  :hyper:


OK i know it needs something, but i don't know what. in at least one of those photos you can see on the bottom shelf that i've got lots of toys and things that go in the cage at different times, and some i only use when they are out to play- so they have something different to look forward to.

Oh, there is a snack chain hanging behind the yellow tie hammock- not sure if that shows up.

i guess i should use binder clips but i change the cage liners so often it hardly seems worth it. they like to bunch up the fabric anyway  ::)

i see a lot of people have things hanging down- what do the rats do with those? i hung up some little things before but no one seemed to know what to do with them so i took them out. had a bird toy that none of them were interested in....

what would you add,  if you were setting it up?
Right now my PEW girl is asleep in the hanging bonding pouch (it's the first time i thought to hang it in the cage and she loves it!!)
the rest of the girls are in the frog print tube- oh no, i'm wrong, Brynn climbed in with Tillie the PEW, so sweet!! glad i thought to put that pouch in there!)

any suggestions welcome  :)

they did have a wheel but never used it so i gave it away  ::)

my girls are way too plump and could use some exercise, though, so maybe i should try again with a different type of wheel? i had the wodent wheel- they had no interest in it at all!  ???

what wheel would you recommend for chubby girls?



Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 20, 2009, 05:46:10 PM
I wouldn't add much else to your CN, it looks great! I would use a smaller litter box though (I get the smallest kitty ones at walmart) and maybe string a fleece rope/baby teething rings through the bars for them to climb on/chew :).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Stacy M on September 20, 2009, 06:45:36 PM
I hope I'm not bugging people asking this here, but I also don't know what to do about my cage?  I've looked at other people's and am still kinda at a loss.  I'm just not that creative for this kind of thing.  I am going to try making some more hammocks once I figure out what closet it's in lol.  I found some really cute lilac felt with green and pink dragonfly print and matching green flannel.  It was 50% off at Joanns  ;D

Anyway here's the pics.
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/cage1.jpg)
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/cagetop.jpg)
The wheels new so I don't know if they'll use it.  They decided it was worth arguing about though...lol

Thanks in advance for your advice/opinions.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pumpkinseed on September 20, 2009, 06:50:57 PM
The dollar store saved my cage lol.. Id go and just have fun there haha..
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 20, 2009, 06:57:07 PM
What's that round nest-looking thing? I've looked for them, they look fun to chew and hide in.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Stacy M on September 20, 2009, 07:04:00 PM
What's that round nest-looking thing? I've looked for them, they look fun to chew and hide in.

Oh yeah my rats love them.  They sell them at petsmart for $13, but I got mine at Stop&Shop for $6.  It's a different brand but the same thing.  I forgot what they're called and just threw away the box :(  Sorry.  Hopefully your stop&shop has them in their dog/cat/small animal/fish food aisle.  At mine, only the small ones were at eye level, the big one was on the top shelf.  Hope you can find it.
If not, here's their link at petsmart:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753358 (http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753358)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 20, 2009, 07:07:12 PM
Sweet! I'll see if we have a mom-and-pop pet store with them, they have a lot of bird stuff. I'd rather not buy anything at petsmart :(
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Post by: Stacy M on September 20, 2009, 07:12:00 PM
Sweet! I'll see if we have a mom-and-pop pet store with them, they have a lot of bird stuff. I'd rather not buy anything at petsmart :(
Yeah, I don't blame you.  That (and the price helped) is why I got mine from Stop&Shop.  I'm surprised they're so hard to find, I'd imagine they'd be pretty popular  ???  Good luck!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 20, 2009, 07:13:49 PM
And they buy their animals from mills ridiculously cheap, so even spending a dollar there gives them 5 more abused rats to buy  :BlueDumboBigEyes:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on September 25, 2009, 03:09:35 AM
 :poke: Excuse me? What was this thread on page 2?   ;D


Heres my cage today after a much needed cleaning. Just whipped up the rainbow liner & double decker real quick tonight.

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8201/92409u.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 25, 2009, 03:33:02 AM
CN from last week ::) Tomorrow I'm cleaning it again... xD
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_7129.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_7349.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/DSC_7083.jpg)
The rats approve!
I duct taped the liners down this time, they don't TOUCH them and I don't worry about the binder clips catching on the bars anymore!  :party: I know it's ghetto but hey, it works :D
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Post by: HopLikePopcorn on September 25, 2009, 01:07:46 PM
Hahahaha hey if it works it works, right? Heck, I may try that out myself. Just be careful that you don't catch your ratties rapping on street corners and practicing drive-by shootings. Livin' in the purple fleece ghetto, hustlin' everyday for my lab blocks..... :yelcutelaugh:

I love the triple hammies up on the second level!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Stacy M on September 25, 2009, 01:27:45 PM
Wow that cage is awesome!  I love how it matches (and I always loved green and purple together, in the right shades of course) but isn't all the same pattern.  Much more interesting that way in my opinion.

I want a little house for my girls too!

As soon as I get new hammocks, I'm going to post mine.
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Post by: petunia on September 25, 2009, 01:45:55 PM
OMGoodness Grace, your girls are so incredibly adorable!! don't let me know where you live, you might find them missing some morning........

incredible cage set up!! i wish i'd got the double CN instead of the single- they really need to make a converter kit so we can make the single bigger, sigh.

although my girls mostly prefer to be out and playing with me- so i guess they'd really need to make a cage big enough to fit me inside too LOL

Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 25, 2009, 03:07:33 PM
Aww thanks guys!  :) Hapolikepopcorn, that's hilarious  :yelcutelaugh:
I got the little house (along with quite a few others) from goodwill! Just keep searching and I'm sure you'll find doll houses of sorts ;D

I would be cleaning it again today, but walmart STOPPED SELLING YESTERDAY'S NEWS!  :BlueDumboBigEyes: I don't know what to do - I need to freeze it overnight, so I would like to get some today before the CN gets too stinky. Does anyone know where to buy more YN besides at pet stores?  :help:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: JadeSong on September 25, 2009, 05:55:27 PM
Guys where can I get one of these cages? And how much are they?? Thanks!!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Stacy M on September 25, 2009, 06:08:36 PM
Aww thanks guys!  :) Hapolikepopcorn, that's hilarious  :yelcutelaugh:
I got the little house (along with quite a few others) from goodwill! Just keep searching and I'm sure you'll find doll houses of sorts ;D

I would be cleaning it again today, but walmart STOPPED SELLING YESTERDAY'S NEWS!  :BlueDumboBigEyes: I don't know what to do - I need to freeze it overnight, so I would like to get some today before the CN gets too stinky. Does anyone know where to buy more YN besides at pet stores?  :help:

Yesterday's news is wood pellets for bedding/litter, right?  If so, you can use (hardwood only) wood stove pellets.  Walmarts, Lowe's, and Home Depot's should have them, and they're very cheap.  It's what I use for litter, so it'll definately at least work in a pinch till you find a new supplier for YN.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Ms. Kate on September 25, 2009, 06:13:13 PM
JadedRatz, here you go.  (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=critter+nation)

I think I'll be getting a single CN soon. I just have to find the space and figure out how I'll hide it if my landlord comes calling...  ::)  I should have just looked for a "pets negotiable" place.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 25, 2009, 06:15:03 PM
Aww thanks guys!  :) Hapolikepopcorn, that's hilarious  :yelcutelaugh:
I got the little house (along with quite a few others) from goodwill! Just keep searching and I'm sure you'll find doll houses of sorts ;D

I would be cleaning it again today, but walmart STOPPED SELLING YESTERDAY'S NEWS!  :BlueDumboBigEyes: I don't know what to do - I need to freeze it overnight, so I would like to get some today before the CN gets too stinky. Does anyone know where to buy more YN besides at pet stores?  :help:

Yesterday's news is wood pellets for bedding/litter, right?  If so, you can use (hardwood only) wood stove pellets.  Walmarts, Lowe's, and Home Depot's should have them, and they're very cheap.  It's what I use for litter, so it'll definitely at least work in a pinch till you find a new supplier for YN.

It's recycled paper kitty litter :(  I think another pet store around us might have it, but the conditions they keep their animals in is just appalling. Urgh, I'll just have to make do with newspaper and the last bit of YN I have for now.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on September 26, 2009, 11:53:40 PM
I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I've seen YN at the grocery store.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pumpkinseed on September 26, 2009, 11:55:53 PM
I got mine at Vons..
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 27, 2009, 06:09:10 PM
Meh. I soaked cardboard in water, tore it up, and let it dry. It'll have to do for now, we can't get any more YN until tomorrow, and then it needs to freeze overnight, so I can't clean till tuesday :(
For now I've just switched out the liners and hammocks and wiped down the cage. It's a mish mash of colors... you don't need to see it :P
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: synelovator on September 27, 2009, 08:56:19 PM
why do you freeze the YN overnight?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Schrute on September 27, 2009, 09:15:04 PM
Any bedding can potentially harbor little friends that we don't want our rats to be exposed to. Is it likely that YN has any little creatures? No, not nearly as likely as the wood-based beddings. However, there was a member of this forum who some how, some way ended up with contaminated YN bedding... so it's best to just freeze everything, just in case.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 28, 2009, 12:24:33 AM
Yep :) My mom used to hate it when I put rat food/litter in the freezer, but then I told her how much it would cost if the girls got mites... now she reminds me when we get litter  ::)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Prettyin_Pink on September 28, 2009, 06:00:28 PM
I think I've finally convinced my bf that I need one of these cages. I'm *always* on this thread looking at them and drooling.  :yelcutelaugh:

I hate my martins, I have to contort into such odd positions to hang hammocks, and with my carpel tunnel syndrome it's even worse for me.
Now If only Friday would hurry up and get here so I can get my bonus check!!

I cannot wait to get one, although I do have a couple of questions. How do you guys secure your fabric liners? I've had issues with my girls chewing the fabric off on the martins, but I'm 90% convinced its how its attached.
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Post by: andie3131 on September 28, 2009, 10:11:58 PM
My girls chew more so than the boys.  It seems like the chew mostly to get under the liners.  So my thought is not to attach them down all the way and leave them some way to get under them.  Thats all they really want.  Rats are very determind little critters lol
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Prettyin_Pink on September 28, 2009, 10:31:28 PM
My girls chew more so than the boys.  It seems like the chew mostly to get under the liners.  So my thought is not to attach them down all the way and leave them some way to get under them.  Thats all they really want.  Rats are very determind little critters lol

I tried this...They just shoved the fleece off the shelfs and into a corner deep in the cage.  ::)
Even if the fleece doesn't work out, at least the cn would have solid shelfs that would make cleaning much much easier for me.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: andie3131 on September 28, 2009, 10:35:39 PM
Mine don't seem to chew the shelf liners just the bottom pan ones.  You can put eyelets in them to hook them to the bars, or you can use elastic to attach them unerneath.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 28, 2009, 11:00:09 PM
I used to just binder clip the heck out of mine, but I noticed they only chew around the binder clips so I fold the fleece over the edge of the pan and hold it in place with duct tape now. Hehe! At least they don't chew on it anymore!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Prettyin_Pink on September 28, 2009, 11:02:26 PM
I used to just binder clip the heck out of mine, but I noticed they only chew around the binder clips so I fold the fleece over the edge of the pan and hold it in place with duct tape now. Hehe! At least they don't chew on it anymore!

Hm, this might be an idea! I used binder clips to attach fleece on the martins and that seemed to be where the chewing originates from. Silly girls.
I'm super excited to get my CN!  :hyper:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on September 28, 2009, 11:04:28 PM
 :party: Congrats! You're going to love it ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on September 30, 2009, 12:07:44 PM
new layout pics. I have moved since the last time i posted, which is the main reason for the hiatus. They have more light in this room! My dogs don't understand why the rats have more 'stuff' than they do...  ;D you also may want to ignore the blurry rats running around in the pics, they were busy stashing all their lab blocks before the lab block monster could get them i guess...
(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs278.snc1/10534_732456020197_9618401_41592833_621639_n.jpg)
whole cage
(http://photos-h-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs278.snc1/10534_732456010217_9618401_41592831_3529262_n.jpg)
top
(http://photos-a-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs278.snc1/10534_732456015207_9618401_41592832_640418_n.jpg)
bottom.
I neeeed to get a camera with a flash so the bottom doesn't look like the bat cave. i swear it's no where near that dark in person!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: MattosaurusREX on October 01, 2009, 11:48:02 AM
I have been waiting like a month to post here, but finally my single level Critter Nation arrived yesterday evening. I didn't really have any issues putting the thing together, but the bottom pan was cracked on one edge/corner and the lock grip thing was broken off one wheel. I suppose I can contact Midwest and they should send a wheel and pan.

Anyway, here is the cage (ignore the incorrect date stamp--the camera just saves the date from the last time it was turned on  ???):

(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/4351/ratcage002.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9163/ratcage003.jpg)

Above: Two shots of the cage (basically the same).
Below: A closer shot of my hammocks and stuff. I got them in the mail Tuesday from Monkey's Corner, and they all look great.

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3810/ratcage001.jpg)

A little sparse, yes. I had to take a break to figure out how exactly I wanted to hang things and decorate. I still haven't settled on a few things yet, but I have just over two weeks before I get my rats anyway. By then I'll be able to post more pictures with a completed cage!
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Post by: andie3131 on October 01, 2009, 11:52:46 AM
I love the Halloween fabric.  Your making me want to dig in my stash and start sewing the Halloween stuff!!!!  XD
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Truhazeleyes88 on October 01, 2009, 01:15:22 PM
So My CN is suppose to be in today.. Yay I checked on the shipping and its 30mins away as of 7;30 this morning so it should be here soon Since they gotta ship out other things between there and here
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Post by: Pennytherat on October 01, 2009, 02:24:05 PM
I was bored last night and decided to clean again  :BlueDumboSmileTongue: We have more litter too - my mom bought two bags this time because she was surprised at how cheap it is! I don't have pictures right now... the fancy camera is charging. I think I'll go right now to take a webcam pic. Yes I will.

EDIT: I did! An hour later I finally have pics up. Hehe, I'm the queen of procrastination. Blue and green this time. Surprise surprise! :P
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo34.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo38-1.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p282/dragons_105/Photo39.jpg)

It's a little chilly out finally, so I made sure to put in lots and lots of snuggly warm stuff!
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Post by: Truhazeleyes88 on October 01, 2009, 05:52:07 PM
My Cn came in and I put it together the boys and girls are in it now..Yay
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Post by: Stacy M on October 01, 2009, 05:58:04 PM
Very nice as usual penny! lol

So here's my cage with new hammocks from evilhobbitgirl :)
I didn't get around to putting em in yet, but I have some beautiful matching pink liners that'll look great with these hammocks.
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/mycage001.jpg)
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/mycage003.jpg)
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/mycage005.jpg)
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/mycage007.jpg)
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/smesyna/mycage009.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Truhazeleyes88 on October 01, 2009, 08:58:25 PM
So heres my CN..
Whole Cage..
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/truhazeleyes88/chrissy12004.jpg)
Top-Girls
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/truhazeleyes88/chrissy12001.jpg)
Bottom-Boys
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/truhazeleyes88/chrissy12002.jpg)
Dixie saying I love my new cage
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/truhazeleyes88/chrissy12020.jpg)
Butter
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/truhazeleyes88/chrissy12005.jpg)
Her brother looks just like here and Ive named him popcorn..
Ill get pics of the rest of them later seeing I have 9 of them
Also I know I need some more stuff in there like hammies and cage liners and cage pads but wont have the money for it for three months grrr
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on October 05, 2009, 03:02:48 PM
New layout.
Hammocks by Violet as usual

Whole Cage
(http://photos-h-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs258.snc1/10534_733931233857_9618401_41643055_3278580_n.jpg)

Top
(http://photos-a-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs258.snc1/10534_733931238847_9618401_41643056_2031723_n.jpg)

Bottom
(http://photos-b-0.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs258.snc1/10534_733931243837_9618401_41643057_7905011_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Lauren_22 on October 05, 2009, 03:34:59 PM
Here is my girls cage after today's cleaning:

top
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2552/3984937986_649008f74b.jpg)

Bottom
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2457/3984176221_b00eb46537.jpg)

-Lauren
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: rat_cuddler on October 05, 2009, 04:57:05 PM
Everyone needs to "Squee" with me. I finally ordered my double CN last night. *Squee* :wav: I already made 4 sets of 7 hammocks. A cherry, and a leopard print set for the girls half. And a football and a pirate set for the boys side. I am so excited. The only thing I have left to do is make liners as soon as I find measurements for the small shelf. Believe it or not they are almost impossible to find.   :doh: I will be posting hundreds of pics as soon as it gets here.
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Post by: tysetsu on October 05, 2009, 04:59:12 PM
SQUEE!  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Billie40 on October 05, 2009, 05:16:58 PM
Alright all you gorgeous-cage-havers. I'm done drooling over the pics in this thread. I've been converted. As soon as it's feasable I'll be getting a double CN and some more rats to fill it. My questions to you: anyone know how to put it together without the stand? and does the posted height of 63" include the stand? I'd like to know the dimensions of the actual cages for sewing purposes. Oh man, hubby's gonna kill me. Maybe I won't say anything an act all suprised when it shows up...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on October 05, 2009, 05:37:47 PM
lol. i believe the 63" does not include the stand, because 60" is five feet, and I am five foot eight, and it's definitely taller than that 5 ft 3. you can put it together without the stand, but it will have these little 1 inch feet on the bottom that may not be as stable as you would like...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: DebsRats on October 05, 2009, 05:39:09 PM
It always seems when someone gets a single or double CN they always seem to get more rats. :BlueDumboSmile: :rattysmiley:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Nightmelody on October 05, 2009, 05:40:33 PM
lol true, and I might have lied on the height, I just went and stood next to mine, and the top bar is exactly at my eye level. i don't think i have 4 inches of forehead, but maybe i am shrinking?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on October 05, 2009, 06:19:00 PM
Congrats to those who are getting their CNs!  :party: :party: :party:
I'm cleaning again soon. Last week's litter dilemma threw off the friday-cleaning schedule... ack!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on October 05, 2009, 09:57:16 PM
You guys with the double CN's are making me sooo jealous. I still have my single and I have been wishing and hoping for someone to post a double in my area! UGH! I cannot afford to get a brand new one, it's killing me. Also, WHEN I get a double, I have no idea how I'll get it down the stairs since the single is hard enough as it is.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Ms. Kate on October 06, 2009, 03:04:20 AM
They sell the "add-on" for singles... don't they?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Rattyone on October 06, 2009, 03:40:19 AM
Quote
They sell the "add-on" for singles... don't they?


Not yet, not till around April  of 2010.
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Billie40 on October 06, 2009, 09:39:04 AM
It always seems when someone gets a single or double CN they always seem to get more rats. :BlueDumboSmile: :rattysmiley:
It's kinda like when you've got 2 people rattling around in a 6 bdr home. Too much work for upkeep unless it's actually being used. That is how I am convincing myself. My 2 girls need more room, so I'll get a dbl CN. Well gee, that's too much room! What? There are several neutered boys in the next town who need a home? Well, I guess I don't have a choice in the matter, do I?
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Ms. Kate on October 06, 2009, 01:26:16 PM
Quote
They sell the "add-on" for singles... don't they?
Not yet, not till around April  of 2010.

Oh, oh... my bad. I was thinking of the FN!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Stacy M on October 06, 2009, 02:14:13 PM
It always seems when someone gets a single or double CN they always seem to get more rats. :BlueDumboSmile: :rattysmiley:
It's kinda like when you've got 2 people rattling around in a 6 bdr home. Too much work for upkeep unless it's actually being used. That is how I am convincing myself. My 2 girls need more room, so I'll get a dbl CN. Well gee, that's too much room! What? There are several neutered boys in the next town who need a home? Well, I guess I don't have a choice in the matter, do I?
I love the logic of that! hehe  I had two girls, got a double CN, and what do you know, I now have three girls of my own plus two fosters.  I didn't have any choice in the matter  ;D  You're totally being an enabler ;).
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on October 06, 2009, 04:06:31 PM
I would have more babies if my mum would just let me  ::)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on October 06, 2009, 04:55:12 PM
Quote
They sell the "add-on" for singles... don't they?
Not yet, not till around April  of 2010.

Oh, oh... my bad. I was thinking of the FN!

Yeah I'm REALLY trying to hold out for that unless I find a used one. So far away!
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on October 06, 2009, 06:16:03 PM
Quote
They sell the "add-on" for singles... don't they?


Not yet, not till around April  of 2010.

Really?!?

I think I'm going to be getting another single level CN, and was going to keep my top level because I didn't want to have to buy another double CN in a few years. Now I don't have to worry about that! :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on October 06, 2009, 10:35:57 PM
^Does that mean you're selling the top half???!!!  ;D  :cheeky:
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on October 06, 2009, 10:50:02 PM
Possibly! ;D

Still convincing the parents to let me buy the one level. My four are so active, they really need the extra space. First though, they want me to try opening my cage back up to a double. I'm hoping that it doesn't go well(as long as my Bella-boo doesn't get hurt  :heart:) so that I can get it. *crosses fingers*

If I do decide to, I'll let you know :) Though I imagine shipping would be atrocious :(
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Pennytherat on October 06, 2009, 11:23:41 PM
petstreetmall has free shipping!  ;D
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on October 06, 2009, 11:45:06 PM
petstreetmall has free shipping!  ;D

I was refering to the shipping costs of selling the top half of my CN  ;)

I'd be buying the one level used from a member here  :)
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: neelia on October 07, 2009, 12:31:21 AM
Wait.. would I even be able to attach the top part of a double onto my single?? Or would I require extra parts? Hm...
Title: Re: Critter Nation pics! Everybody post your CNs here!
Post by: Emymoo on October 07, 2009, 11:20:18 PM
You'd be able to attach it :)

The single and double are exactly the same, except instead of putting a top on the bottom half, you put a front and back piece into the holes. I know two members have made triples, and it worked just like an FN extension. I think one was coliekumar...it looked like her cage... I don't remember the other.
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Post by: coliekumar on October 07, 2009, 11:41:02 PM
Mine was a single on top of a double level, so they were not connected, but you can also attach the top parts of a double onto a single in the same way, no problem.  I have tried that as well of course  ;)
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Post by: rat_cuddler on October 08, 2009, 12:05:49 AM
IT CAME :blob1:. I just ordered it Sunday and it came this afternoon. I have it set up, decorated, and rat infested  :BlueDumboSmileTongue: already. The little boys are in the top and my soon to be spayed girls are in the bottom. I'll get pictures as soon as I figure out the camera. (It's like a dinosaur.)
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Post by: synelovator on October 08, 2009, 01:44:09 AM
Possibly! ;D

Still convincing the parents to let me buy the one level. My four are so active, they really need the extra space. First though, they want me to try opening my cage back up to a double. I'm hoping that it doesn't go well(as long as my Bella-boo doesn't get hurt  :heart:) so that I can get it. *crosses fingers*

If I do decide to, I'll let you know :) Though I imagine shipping would be atrocious :(

Wait... I don't understand why you can't just have the double permanently separated... I must have missed something.
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Post by: Emymoo on October 08, 2009, 09:49:07 AM
Possibly! ;D

Still convincing the parents to let me buy the one level. My four are so active, they really need the extra space. First though, they want me to try opening my cage back up to a double. I'm hoping that it doesn't go well(as long as my Bella-boo doesn't get hurt  :heart:) so that I can get it. *crosses fingers*

If I do decide to, I'll let you know :) Though I imagine shipping would be atrocious :(

Wait... I don't understand why you can't just have the double permanently separated... I must have missed something.

My four use to live in  double, but in early June Bella suddenly lost use of her back legs so I down graded to a single. She gets around very well now and can climb up to the shelf without a ladder, so I want to expand their space, even though they *techinically* have enough space now. I don't know how she'd far in a double tall, as if she wanted to get to the second level, she'd have to do alot of climbing, and I"m worried about her getting hurt. I want to get the second one level to make a double wide so that she'd have to only climb only to get to the shelf like she does now.

I hope that clears it up! ;D
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Post by: synelovator on October 08, 2009, 03:07:59 PM
Yes, I totally get it now.  And it makes perfect sense. :)
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Post by: hotto97 on October 10, 2009, 03:46:50 PM
haha. my mom went to petco and bought me the ferret nation, without us knowing about how big the spacing was. i went and put my rats in the new cage, and they got out through the bars :O. my mom went and ordered the critter nation, and my rats adore it =]
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Post by: amyshizzle on October 11, 2009, 12:40:29 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/026-2.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/023-3.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/018-3.jpg)
And here is the hammock layed flat, I love this hammock I made its cute lol
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/017-4.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/016-4.jpg)
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Post by: krazycatlady on October 11, 2009, 01:02:08 AM
awwww i LOVE the hammock its SO Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :heart: :heart: :hyper: :hyper:
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Post by: andie3131 on October 11, 2009, 01:03:53 AM
I love your hammock too, the colors are a great choice!
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Post by: Pennytherat on October 11, 2009, 02:02:34 AM
I did a major deep cleaning of both my room and the rat cage tonight. I re-ratproofed too, which means I just got rid of more of my stuff. Every time I clean my room, it becomes a little more the rats' room.  :doh: I'll have pictures sometime in the near future...
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Post by: hotto97 on October 11, 2009, 09:49:32 AM
my new cage =]

(http://i34.tinypic.com/i50wzs.jpg)
(http://i36.tinypic.com/25usiu8.jpg)
(http://i34.tinypic.com/10dtqmh.jpg)
(http://i38.tinypic.com/fna0qp.jpg)
(http://i33.tinypic.com/2gy7jfk.jpg)
(http://i38.tinypic.com/2ps2hpe.jpg)
(http://i33.tinypic.com/29fcgwi.jpg)
(http://i38.tinypic.com/29hroo.jpg)
 :heart:
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Post by: synelovator on October 11, 2009, 01:19:21 PM
Your girls are so cute, hotto!

I cannot believe I still haven't posted any pictures of my cage... Such a slacker I am!  I'll have to clean it tonight/tomorrow and make sure it's all matchy so that it looks GM worthy!

For those of you who put a lot of hammocks in your cage, how do you do it?  I've been experimenting with different organisations of the cage (I like to switch it up a lot, change the levels around etc. so the rats get a variety of habitats and usable space), and can usually fit three to five hammocks on each level, and then only a few other things, including their litterboxes (which are admittedly huge), igloo, food bowls, water bottles, and toys.  What size are your average hammocks?  I've been making mine extra large lately, because my four seem to love to squeeze all into one hammock and I thought they'd appreciate some extra space, and for me XL is about... 10" by 18-24".  That just doesn't leave a lot of space for other things in the cage, I guess.
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Post by: hotto97 on October 11, 2009, 01:25:11 PM
haha thank you =]

i bought my hammocks at petco, since i have no clue how to sew one. so, i wouldnt be able to tell you. sorry  : o
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Post by: Schrute on October 11, 2009, 03:19:29 PM
Top and bottom.

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats%20II%20-%20Canon/020-1.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats%20II%20-%20Canon/021-1.jpg)

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Post by: hotto97 on October 11, 2009, 03:34:08 PM
i like your flower fabric =]
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Post by: Schrute on October 11, 2009, 03:36:26 PM
Thanks! It's from tysetsu. :)

Sooo everyone was out playing while I was cleaning cages. When I clean cages I leave the doors open because it's easier and since nobody is in the cage I don't have to worry about escaping. I walked out of the room, left the door open, and when I walked back in, I found this -

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Random%20pics/024.jpg)
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Post by: andie3131 on October 11, 2009, 03:44:06 PM
Hahahahaha.  My cat was in the bottom pan checking it out and making herself at home there, but my camera battery was DEAD :(  I sooo wanted a pic
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Post by: Emymoo on October 11, 2009, 03:48:57 PM
Bahhahaha

I  :heart: cats. They're such cheeky individuals  :D
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Post by: Tracey Lyn on October 11, 2009, 04:26:04 PM
where do you get the fabric and stuff for the hammocks? somebody had told me before that they made 4 of them for less than 10 bucks!! what store did you go to to get the fabrics? thanks (:
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Post by: Schrute on October 11, 2009, 04:33:28 PM
You can go to any fabric store to get fabrics. Are you in the US?
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Post by: Tracey Lyn on October 11, 2009, 04:36:38 PM
yeah. like we have a michaels, hobby lobby, wal mart, etc. which store do you guys (from the US) get yours at? thanks (:
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Post by: Schrute on October 11, 2009, 04:39:59 PM
Every body gets their fabrics at different stores. Joann's has a lot of sales, and a lot of people by from there. Hancock is also popular. Just depends. Wherever is fine.
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Post by: Tracey Lyn on October 11, 2009, 04:41:58 PM
okey dokey. thanks.  :BlueDumboSmile:
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Post by: wordsyouxwrote on October 11, 2009, 04:53:53 PM
What a cute little Torby you have there Schrute :thumbsup2:
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Post by: wordsyouxwrote on October 11, 2009, 04:54:35 PM
What a cute little Torby you have there Schrute :thumbsup2:
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Post by: Pennytherat on October 11, 2009, 04:59:11 PM
HAHAHA! Schrute your cat is hilarious  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: neelia on October 11, 2009, 05:47:15 PM
LOL my cats are the same way. They've never done that but I'll give a bed and they'll go lay down on the fabric I'm trying to measure out to make rat hammocks.  :doh: Not to mention if I ever try to take pictures of anything, I have to take twice as many due to them stepping into the picture and laying down on top of whatever I want to take a picture of.
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Post by: critterchic on October 12, 2009, 12:47:14 AM
Schrute, that set is fantastic! I have that fabric design in fleece for a dog blanket and have been thinking about getting the flannel for the rats. After seeing that set, now I really want it! :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: hotto97 on October 12, 2009, 11:01:52 AM
new set-up again =]

(http://i33.tinypic.com/72905t.jpg)

(http://i35.tinypic.com/vq7cwj.jpg)

(http://i38.tinypic.com/dyn59g.jpg)

(http://i36.tinypic.com/2yn2k2d.jpg)
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Post by: Finding Nemo on October 12, 2009, 11:54:45 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/hXcCHICKA/026-2.jpg)

Amyshizzle, your rat in the top right corner is HUGEEEE. And adorable ;D
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Post by: synelovator on October 12, 2009, 12:09:41 PM
yeah. like we have a michaels, hobby lobby, wal mart, etc. which store do you guys (from the US) get yours at? thanks (:

I've had no luck with Michaels (mine removed their fabric sections, I think), some with WalMart, I've never seen a Hobby Lobby, and JoAnns is my place to waste money these days.  I have two storage bins under my bed full of bits of fabric that I can use to make hammocks after the NSF is due.

I would try going to an actual fabric store, though.  I went to a craft store when I was in Australia and it was about four hundred times better than JoAnns, there was so much stuff there that I wanted to buy!  It was a HUGE STORE.  I refrained, though. :)
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Post by: PnutLuv on October 12, 2009, 03:52:10 PM
Happy Halloween!!

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9ce33b3127ccef80db299c64900000030O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9ce33b3127ccef80d88c2c60f00000030O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)



And just because your kitty reminds me of my Munchkin Schrute....

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9ce31b3127ccef8014f80b7dd00000030O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
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Post by: Tracey Lyn on October 12, 2009, 04:47:36 PM
yeah. like we have a michaels, hobby lobby, wal mart, etc. which store do you guys (from the US) get yours at? thanks (:

I've had no luck with Michaels (mine removed their fabric sections, I think), some with WalMart, I've never seen a Hobby Lobby, and JoAnns is my place to waste money these days.  I have two storage bins under my bed full of bits of fabric that I can use to make hammocks after the NSF is due.

I would try going to an actual fabric store, though.  I went to a craft store when I was in Australia and it was about four hundred times better than JoAnns, there was so much stuff there that I wanted to buy!  It was a HUGE STORE.  I refrained, though. :)

to tell you the truth im not sure if we have a fabric store near us...i'll ask my mom...

i love your halloween cage PnutLuv!! and you painted your cats claws!!  :o :bow:  :hyper:  :BlueDumboSmile: i thought it deserved all of those :D
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Post by: amyshizzle on October 12, 2009, 05:29:34 PM
Amyshizzle, your rat in the top right corner is HUGEEEE. And adorable ;D

lol, Thats Anastasia.  I never really thought of her as huge haha.  Maybe she just looks big cuhz my other rats are still young?  idk....Maybe she is big...lol who knows.
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Post by: Stacy M on October 12, 2009, 05:53:00 PM
Top and bottom.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c58/dbl120902/Rats%20II%20-%20Canon/020-1.jpg)

I love the hammock there where a ladder would normally go!  Very cute and creative.  It never occured to me that I could put a hammock there  :doh: lol

I'll put up new pics soon.  Looks like I'm gonna have to start making my own hammocks *sigh* as I can't afford to buy hammocks as quickly as my guys chew!  I switched the hammocks around so the chewed parts (they oddly only chew one side ??? silly things) aren't visible to my OCD self.  I have the fabric and sewing machine...now I just gotta go get me some motivation hehe
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on October 12, 2009, 06:01:16 PM
Lol smesyna, my rats know when I buy them any hammocks--they will shred the ones I buy and leave the ones I make alone.. ::)

Schrute: I like your hammock-step thing too! Good idea!
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Post by: Stacy M on October 12, 2009, 06:08:32 PM
Lol smesyna, my rats know when I buy them any hammocks--they will shred the ones I buy and leave the ones I make alone.. ::)

Schrute: I like your hammock-step thing too! Good idea!

Haha I hope that's true for me too, except that the ones I buy from you are probably going to be way better than what I manage to make.  None of my rats chewed, and then I got fosters that were chewers, and now they alll do.  Evil little creatures, teaching each other their bad habits  :BlueDumboSmile:
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Post by: Finding Nemo on October 12, 2009, 06:28:22 PM
lol, Thats Anastasia.  I never really thought of her as huge haha.  Maybe she just looks big cuhz my other rats are still young?  idk....Maybe she is big...lol who knows.

Oh woah! I thought it was a guy :o
Either way, she seems super cuddly and loveable. Give her a  :-* for me  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: Schrute on October 12, 2009, 07:13:30 PM
Thanks everybody! And PnutLuv, your cat is sooo cute! And of course I love the Halloween themed cage! How adorable!
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Post by: Pennytherat on October 12, 2009, 07:48:14 PM
I'll just have to do purple and green for halloween, and scrounge up some black stuff  :( I don't have any orange or black stuff.
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Post by: PnutLuv on October 12, 2009, 07:53:56 PM
Oh I SO should have done the purple and black...that was the 1st thing I thought after I looked at the cage all decorated.  :P

And no, didn't paint the cats nails, they're SoftPaws (soft rubber nail caps). :)
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Post by: Pennytherat on October 12, 2009, 08:06:29 PM
SoftPaws are awesome  :bow: I've never had a cat, but my aunt/friends all have softpaws for their kitties. They're way stylish xD
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Post by: Tracey Lyn on October 12, 2009, 10:08:00 PM
ok good lol i was gonna say is that even safe? but with everything they're inventing you never know... haha
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Post by: Schrute on October 12, 2009, 10:11:30 PM
SoftPaws are awesome  :bow: I've never had a cat, but my aunt/friends all have softpaws for their kitties. They're way stylish xD

SoftPaws have saved me in more ways than one... :heart:
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Post by: Prettyin_Pink on October 12, 2009, 10:36:15 PM
SoftPaws are awesome  :bow: I've never had a cat, but my aunt/friends all have softpaws for their kitties. They're way stylish xD

SoftPaws have saved me in more ways than one... :heart:

I was actually able to change our apartment's lease rules with these! Before they required ALL cats to be declawed or you couldn't have them, now you can use the soft paws! I was not going to declaw my cat just because an apartment requires it.

on another note...... I'm ordering my CN on Friday!!!!  :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
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Post by: neelia on October 13, 2009, 12:22:57 AM
I loved soft paws too! Until one would NOT come off one of my cats nails, as the nail grew the soft paw just kept getting longer and digging into his paw until the nail ripped off. I didn't notice until his nail got ripped off (I slacked off in keeping them on because they were NOT fans of the putting them on process) :shocked2: I'm sure that's not a normal case, but now I'm afraid to use them.


And just to make sure my post is SOMEWHAT on topic. I REALLY want to get some halloween fabric, but as of right now I'm not allowed to buy more fabric.  :-X
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Post by: rattix2 on October 13, 2009, 03:22:42 PM
I just love looking at all these cage pictures. (:  :heart:

I'll be rejoining posting pictures this week. :P We're setting the CN back up for our three boys. I have about 5-6 hammocks ready (My skull set from LOTR is all washed up and ready to go again ;D) and I should be getting a wodent wheel this week.. Now I just need to figure out some other cheap things to throw in there. :P Gahh, I'm excited. I actually missed my CN, lol.  :hyper:
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Post by: PorkChopandTwinkie on October 13, 2009, 04:53:28 PM
I LOVE the Cat, she looks totally ready to be a scary halloween kitty!
And all the CN's look amazing, as usual.  :rattysmiley:  I'm going to hafta borrow a camera from someone
because mine has finally died. Even using my cell is hard, because it takes forever to send the pics to my email.
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Post by: synelovator on October 13, 2009, 07:20:25 PM
I cleaned my cage Monday and decided that I would finally take pictures and post them, since I always want to but never do!  I put in all my blue things and odds and ends, because for some reason I managed to get about three times the number of hammocks dirty last week that I usually do, so had only my older hammocks left to put up.  Speaking of, I think those hammocks are still in the washer right now... awesome.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/elocyn/ratss/101209_cageclosed.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/elocyn/ratss/101209_cageopen.jpg)
You can see Silhouette in the top, and Ozy in the box on the bottom, with his girl-twin, Jupiter next to him.  I had to use the flash, but managed to stand far enough away that things didn't get too washed out.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/elocyn/ratss/101209_cagetop.jpg)
The top, feat. Silhouette-the-escape-artist.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/elocyn/ratss/101209_cagebottom.jpg)
The bottom, feat. the Ozyman.  As you can see they've already scrumpled that one liner.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/elocyn/ratss/101209_cagerorschach.jpg)
And one of Rorschach sleeping for good measure. :)
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Post by: Corpseflower on October 13, 2009, 09:33:13 PM
Here's my most recent set up.  It now just houses six boys instead of boys and girls.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/cages008.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/cages009.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/mutesweariloveyou/The%20Rats/cages010.jpg)
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Post by: Pennytherat on October 14, 2009, 12:29:09 AM
Corpseflower, where did you get the stripey fabric/towel on the top level? It's so cute  :bow:
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Post by: Corpseflower on October 14, 2009, 09:00:58 AM
It was a fleece blanket from the dollar general. :)  I love the dollar stores, they always have the best stuff!
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Post by: Pennytherat on October 14, 2009, 07:02:15 PM
Dang :( I don't think we have any dollar generals in California. I've never seen one.
I'll be cleaning again soon :) I'm starting to consider asking for BASS pans for christmas... I don't like keeping up with fleece liners. Heidi's 100% trained, and Penny's like 40% trained (she'll probably stay that way  :doh:) so her turds are usually on the fleece. I love how fleece looks though  :BlueDumboBigEyes:
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Post by: evilhobbitgirl on October 14, 2009, 07:09:47 PM
This is what I've been thinking about, Grace...
What about having a BASS pan only on the bottom level and have fleece 'upstairs'. Do you think they would take to having a giant litter box downstairs (the BASS pan) and keep their upstairs tidy? I'm hoping my rats would do that. I like the look of fleece too but my boys are kind of nasty.. I'm trying to litter train them now but it almost seems like they're pooping on hammocks and shelves MORE than they used to. ::)
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Post by: Corpseflower on October 14, 2009, 07:29:25 PM
ok good lol i was gonna say is that even safe? but with everything they're inventing you never know... haha


Totally off topic here, but I have cats named Sox and Toby as well.  :yelcutelaugh:
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Post by: TankGirl9008 on October 15, 2009, 02:52:55 PM
This is what I've been thinking about, Grace...
What about having a BASS pan only on the bottom level and have fleece 'upstairs'. Do you think they would take to having a giant litter box downstairs (the BASS pan) and keep their upstairs tidy? I'm hoping my rats would do that. I like the look of fleece too but my boys are kind of nasty.. I'm trying to litter train them now but it almost seems like they're pooping on hammocks and shelves MORE than they used to. ::)

This is what I do, and it works great for me! I have a small litter box on the top level and the BASS pan in the bottom, they keep things pretty darn tidy!
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Post by: Nat Loves Rats on October 15, 2009, 03:17:47 PM
Happy Halloween!!

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9ce33b3127ccef80db299c64900000030O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9ce33b3127ccef80d88c2c60f00000030O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)



And just because your kitty reminds me of my Munchkin Schrute....

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9ce31b3127ccef8014f80b7dd00000030O08AbM2bVqzbNAe3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I GOTTA MAKE A HALLOWEENIFIED CAGE!!!! AND GUESS WHAT? I WILL!!!! HEHEHHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE!
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Post by: Pennytherat on October 15, 2009, 03:27:08 PM
I'm trying to scrounge together halloween stuff, not having much luck  ::) Maybe I can get to the dollar store or goodwill sometime this weekend.
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