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18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« on: April 24, 2006, 11:25:02 AM »
Saturday morning I decided to cut small holes in my cages and put a peice of pvc pipe between the 2. Now all 18 of my girls can mingle lol.






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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 11:41:34 AM »
great idea! :wink5:

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 11:42:40 AM »
That's such a good idea! cool  8)

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 11:47:49 AM »
Great idea! I'll be they're loving all that new space to explore and cagemates to bug!

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 11:48:54 AM »
What a great idea!

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 01:03:15 PM »
It's so funny when all of them are crammed into 1 hammock  ;D

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 11:00:54 PM »
Great idea! You so have to get a picture of all of them in one hammock!  :heart:
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 03:26:48 PM »
When I checked the girls this morning I noticed that one of the hammocks was broken on one corner. I'm not sure if it was chewed off or broke under all the pressure lol  :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006, 07:24:01 PM »
That's awesome!  It's great that all 18 of them get along well enough to share - you've got a whole colony!
Any chance of a picture that shows the whole set-up full length?
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2006, 09:33:35 PM »
Wow! Thats an awsome idea! Thanks a bundle for that, when I get my new girl to settle in with the others, I'll ask dad if he could do that for me, but with a trap door so I can get rid of it if I want. :) Thanks for that. Awsome idea! :D

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2006, 10:11:01 PM »
It's not too bad! The girls get along because they have always had free range and their cages haven't been more than 2-3 feet apart. There is some small time re-adjusting of rank but nothing major. My first 2 girls (they are sister and littermates) that are the most dominant so they are really in control.

I can easily remove the tube and cover the holes with hardware cloth incase of any major discontent or if I need to seperate for any illnesses. Now, on to the cages (the white Superpet will be replaced with another Martin's 695 in about 2 weeks):






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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2006, 10:18:50 PM »
Jeeezzzz how dare you make those cuties climb up so many levels just to get to the walk way to get to the other cage.  I think they need a hallway at each level   :hyper:  Just teasing.  It looks like a dream setup and I am sure the ratties are in heaven
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2006, 10:22:53 PM »
Jeeezzzz how dare you make those cuties climb up so many levels just to get to the walk way to get to the other cage.  I think they need a hallway at each level   :hyper:  Just teasing.  It looks like a dream setup and I am sure the ratties are in heaven

LOL the lazy bums.. eer I mean these ladies only use the top 1/2 of each cage 90% of the time. Unless it's the few that use the wheel  ;D

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2006, 07:18:06 AM »
That's a fabulous set-up.  Thanks for the extra pics.  :rattysmiley:
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2006, 07:22:06 AM »
That's a fabulous set-up.  Thanks for the extra pics.  :rattysmiley:

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2006, 11:05:46 AM »
Yeah!  Group fun!
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2006, 11:23:37 AM »
Your setup is awesome, you must really be able to observe some natural rat colony behavior with so many.

And playing with eighteen rats at once must be loads of fun but it probably costs you a bundle to feed so many.

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2006, 11:40:19 AM »
Your setup is awesome, you must really be able to observe some natural rat colony behavior with so many.

And playing with eighteen rats at once must be loads of fun but it probably costs you a bundle to feed so many.

It is cool to have a real "colony" effect, I am trying to get a few more too. I might be adding males to the mix, a rescue has 2 neutered males that I may get  ;D.  It doesn't cost too much more to feed them, I get lots of cereal on sale and order lab blocks.

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2006, 03:42:51 PM »
Great idea!  What kind of cage is that on the left, with the red bottom?  I like it!
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2006, 05:27:37 PM »
Great idea!  What kind of cage is that on the left, with the red bottom?  I like it!

I got it off of Ebay, it's the same size as a RUUD roughly and has 3/4 inch bar spacing. It was about 150.00 with shipping :thumbsup2: .I love the super deep pan.
YML Group was the manufacturer. I'll post a link to the person that sells them on Ebay once I get home from work (Ebay is blocked at my job  >:( )

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2006, 10:41:45 AM »
cage without stand

with stand

I wish I got the cage with the stand now. The pan has little support ridges on the bottom to help keep the pan from breaking. It doesn't slide across carpet very well.

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2006, 06:41:28 PM »
Boohoo now I really want that cage!  Too bad it won't fit too well in my bedroom. I live in the attic with those awful slanted ceilings... :P
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2006, 03:49:17 PM »
Boohoo now I really want that cage!  Too bad it won't fit too well in my bedroom. I live in the attic with those awful slanted ceilings... :P

lol I love that cage! They have smaller sizes (Martin's 695 size) too once and a while  ;D

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2006, 10:03:35 PM »
Meanie!! :BlueDumboSmileTongue: *sticks fingers in ears* I'm not listening!!
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2006, 10:12:29 AM »
Meanie!! :BlueDumboSmileTongue: *sticks fingers in ears* I'm not listening!!

3 Level cage with stand!
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