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Offline miss_jenna

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« Reply #1025 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.


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« Reply #1026 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.

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« Reply #1027 on: July 18, 2009, 06:36:23 AM »
Neat setup! Are you using carpet as a liner? Is it easy to clean?
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« Reply #1028 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

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« Reply #1029 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.

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« Reply #1030 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?
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« Reply #1031 on: July 18, 2009, 11:21:01 AM »
There in the closet supply dept.

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« Reply #1032 on: July 18, 2009, 12:01:15 PM »
CyberRatster I really like your set up it looks really nice.
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« Reply #1033 on: July 18, 2009, 12:23:13 PM »
Thank You I believe the rats like it too. :)

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« Reply #1034 on: July 18, 2009, 01:49:26 PM »





I love that little shelve idea!!  Where did you buy the shelve??

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« Reply #1035 on: July 19, 2009, 01:17:37 PM »
The piRATe setup... now complete with ship!





Of course, they've already eaten the anchor, and it's only been one night.  :doh:

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« Reply #1036 on: July 19, 2009, 01:39:55 PM »
I love it!  Great set up  :D

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« Reply #1037 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?

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Bruce, up close and personal!








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« Reply #1038 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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« Reply #1039 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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« Reply #1040 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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« Reply #1041 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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« Reply #1042 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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« Reply #1043 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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« Reply #1044 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.

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« Reply #1045 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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« Reply #1046 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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« Reply #1047 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:



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.
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« Reply #1048 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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« Reply #1049 on: July 24, 2009, 10:37:12 AM »
New layout. Duckies this time. :)
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