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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2006, 12:03:31 PM »
How on earth did you get the wobust into the top level of the martins? Did you have to take the cage apart? Thats one thing I hate about the martins, not big enough doors!
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2006, 01:25:24 PM »
How on earth did you get the wobust into the top level of the martins? Did you have to take the cage apart? Thats one thing I hate about the martins, not big enough doors!

I got a flip top. The entire top is a lid  ;D

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2006, 01:27:05 PM »
aww! No fair! I wish mine had that. I bought it from someone else, so I didn't have the option.
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2006, 02:37:44 PM »
aww! No fair! I wish mine had that. I bought it from someone else, so I didn't have the option.

Wonder if you could order a flip top lid from Martins. It's not a solid piece on the cage. It has a little ledge and the lid is attatched to that and the edge attatches to the cage.

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2006, 05:11:45 PM »
Although that would mean removing the c-rings....  :BlueDumboBigEyes: LOL...
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2006, 07:30:56 PM »
LOL EWWWW!! C-rings are the debil!

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2006, 08:02:54 PM »
I want one sooooooooooo bad....and I only have 2.......
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2006, 08:22:18 PM »
I know! I was going to disassemble it when I first picked it up but SuccubusofAngels and I couldn't get the frickers off.. lol. It just barely fit in my car... We had to take part of the door to my car off!
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2006, 08:31:44 PM »
I know! I was going to disassemble it when I first picked it up but SuccubusofAngels and I couldn't get the frickers off.. lol. It just barely fit in my car... We had to take part of the door to my car off!


LOL you said frickers!! When I bought my Martin's I started to put it together with the c-rings. I said forget that and got out the zip ties.

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2006, 02:45:24 PM »
We had to take part of the door to my car off!

 :eek: The things we will so gor our rats... ;)  I gave away an R-695 to someone on the forum once, and when she came to pick it up we had to sort of balance it on the top of her open trunk and tie it down with her jumper cables!  Lol... suprisingly the cage got home in one piece.
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2006, 02:49:12 PM »
lol! Yeah, mine is just ever so slightly bent, but thank god I had my boyfriend there when I came home! It was stuck in the car!! He had to yank and pull it out of the car. I would have never gotten it out by myself. Thank god for my muscle man. lol  :yelcutelaugh:
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2006, 06:46:20 PM »
So you really recommend that ebay cage? It looks quite nice... You said its equal to the Martins RUUD? How many rats can fit in it? I need to run off now and compare the price to martins, but it seems cheaper... I need a new/bigger cage, and I'm really likin that one :)

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2006, 07:12:18 PM »
So you really recommend that ebay cage? It looks quite nice... You said its equal to the Martins RUUD? How many rats can fit in it? I need to run off now and compare the price to martins, but it seems cheaper... I need a new/bigger cage, and I'm really likin that one :)

I believe the cage calculator said it could hold 9 or 10 rats. I really like it. It's easy to clean (the shelves can be taken out and soaked in the tub) and you can rearrange the shelves to make different levels. The pan is real deep too. I think it is 6-8 inches deep. It has 2 doors on the front and a door on the top. The doors are good size, I can get a giant igloo in it (with a little coaxing) but I had to take the top off to put the wheel in it (when the wheel was in that cage)

The bar spacing is 3/4 and my 8 week okd baby can't get through. The wire on the shelves and ladders are 1/2 inch. I can easily get my fingers in between the bars to wipe them down for cleaning. I used zip ties to put it together instead of the clips they sent. The company shipped fast. I had it in about a week (CA to WV) and I've had it for roughly 5/6 months now.

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2006, 02:17:07 AM »
WOW that is a nice setup!!!   I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta updated 5/09
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2006, 11:23:42 PM »
I got my new 695 from Mirabell today! It was a little bent up (blast you FedEx) but I got it straightened up.
The bottom 695 is mine and the top is Mirabell's old one.
Mine had a flip top so I took the solid one off Mirabell's and put my flip top on it.
I cut a small hole in Mirabell's top and used it for a full floor between my original and the new cage.
I used a ladder from my white cage for the hole.

The girls say, "Thank you, Auntie Mirabell!"   ;D :BlueDumboSmileTongue:

I zip tied the whole thing together and wa-la! SuperSized Martin's. I still have the pipe between the white cage and the Martin. I just lowered it and will add a second pipe closer to the top later on.



Here's the havoc that FedEx caused. I got it straightened out pretty good.


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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2006, 03:10:38 AM »
Wow, that is pretty major damage on it I am amazed you got it all straightened out.
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2006, 06:53:58 AM »
Wow, I guess you didn't have insurance on the package? Cause if you did I would file a claim for that...

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2006, 07:20:45 AM »
All FedEx packages are insured up to a certain amount, you don't have to add it. If I didn't get it straightened out I would have filed a claim on it. It's still a little crooked in one corner but it serves the purpose  :) I'd rather be able to use a slightly bent cage instead of waiting 6 months for them to reimburse me for it. I bought it used at a great price and couldn't get another one for the price I paid.  :thumbsup2:
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2006, 04:44:36 PM »
:o

Jeez...
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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2006, 04:50:34 PM »
What a great set up! I too would like to see some hammie shots  ;)

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Re: 18 rats now in 1 cage..sorta
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2006, 09:28:15 AM »
:eek:  holy bananas....
i cant believe they messed up the cage like that....

regaurdless it looks awesome  :thumbsup2: i love seeing big creative cages
i want a huge one and i only have 3 lil babies
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