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« Reply #950 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.
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« Reply #951 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....
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« Reply #952 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!
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« Reply #953 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!  :)

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« Reply #954 on: July 07, 2009, 05:09:05 PM »


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
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« Reply #955 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:
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« Reply #956 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!

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« Reply #957 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:
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« Reply #958 on: July 07, 2009, 08:55:10 PM »
Penny, I love your room! It's so big, too! I'm super jealous  ;D
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« Reply #959 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.








Oh, he wants you to know that just because he lacks the butt pillows...doesn't mean he isn't aaaaaall man  :cheeky:.

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« Reply #960 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!

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« Reply #961 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.

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« Reply #962 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
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« Reply #963 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




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« Reply #964 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.
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« Reply #965 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.


Emma in the temporary "cage."


That's much better.




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« Reply #966 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:.

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« Reply #967 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. 























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« Reply #968 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. 

























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.

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« Reply #969 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.


Emma in the temporary "cage."


That's much better.




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:

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« Reply #970 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.
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« Reply #971 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. 

























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« Reply #972 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.

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« Reply #973 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.
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« Reply #974 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.
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