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Martins pics! Everybody post your Martins here!
« on: September 23, 2008, 05:00:56 PM »
So, we have a thread for FNs, so why not one for Martins?  I know lots of people here have a Martins so let's see them!  Let's see all models, decorations, and more!

I'll go first.  I have a R-695, the newer one with the big doors and flip-top lid.  I love it!  It is home to my 3 girls and they have plenty of room to run around and act goofy like girls love to do.  It is a breeze to clean and decorate.  The flip-top helps, but is not necessary since the doors are so large.

Here's some pics of a few different setups.









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Re: Martins pics! Everybody post your Martins here!
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 05:02:24 PM »
you could add martin's playpens too!

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 07:52:32 PM »


My girls have a Martins F-470. Big enough for 15 rats, it currently houses twelve. I have a few to many rats  :cheeky: I find it a bit of a pain to reach the sides sometimes when the girls insist on hiding from me, as the doors are in the middle and I have short arms  :BlueDumboSmileTongue: But they love it!

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Re: Martins pics! Everybody post your Martins here!
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 09:51:46 PM »
Ooh, awesome cage Rmv!  I've never seen one of those in use before.  It's huge!

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Re: Martins pics! Everybody post your Martins here!
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 04:00:53 AM »
Martins need love too  :heart:
I don't have one myself. I've seriously been debating switching to the R-695 from my FN for my 3 girls. And will probably buy one here in the near future. =3
It's really nice to see it in use! It's much easier to tell size that way.  ;D

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Re: Martins pics! Everybody post your Martins here!
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 11:17:55 AM »
Here is my inadequate Martin's aquarium topper. LOVE it, it's just not big enough. I was a rat ignoramus 3 weeks ago, so now I'm getting a new cage. I do think this is a good set up for a hamster or mouse though. I know aquariums aren't ventilated well, but with the topper it doesn't smell at all and it's really easy to clean.


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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 07:20:18 PM »
It's changed since this pic, but here's the 3 ladies Martin's.  After the boys are fixed, they are going in the FN. I have since taken the smaller ropes out and braided larger, pinker ones.  Plus a new hammock cause they ATE the one in this pic.   ::)



And yes, the silly little monkeys do hang on the fabric ropes I put in there.   :yelcutelaugh:
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Re: Martins pics! Everybody post your Martins here!
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008, 06:50:56 PM »
Come on Guys, I know there are lots more people who have a Martin's!   ;D

All you "old timers" *ahem, Dearpie, ahem* need to post yours!  If you haven't posted any pictures of your cages in the last year, then I haven't seen them!

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2008, 07:10:01 PM »
The rescue kids a few weeks ago..





and cheap shot, only of the door but its hilarious.. (he's for adoption! hehe)
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Re: Martins pics! Everybody post your Martins here!
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2008, 07:21:18 PM »
The rescue kids a few weeks ago..





and cheap shot, only of the door but its hilarious.. (he's for adoption! hehe)


Wow that's a whole lot of hooded ratties  :rattysmiley: so cute!
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2008, 09:17:46 PM »
Here's The twin's cage.  I got it free off of craigslist. It is a F435 and the only problem with it is the PVC coating instead of powdercoating.  They love to chew the coating off :P


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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2008, 10:06:21 PM »
Love the cage julztoni97!  Great find on Craigslist.  I like the bar spacing on the ferret models.  Can you get a finger through there for scritches?

LOL at the tongue shot, MaevePotter!  What a cutie!

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2008, 10:08:48 PM »
Yes, they get scritches through the cage.  I like the space too.  Only problem is the PVC coating :BlueDumboSmileTongue:

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2008, 11:49:19 PM »
In the past I've had the 690 and the 695, but my favorite Martin's cage is the New Englander (FNE-480). I've had up to 12 rats in here at one time, but currently it just houses one lonely rattie.



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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2008, 07:34:14 AM »
That is a great cage!  Do they chew on the PVC coating too?

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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2008, 12:44:18 PM »
That is a great cage!  Do they chew on the PVC coating too?

Some of my past girls have, but my current boy isn't much of a chewer. With the power-coated cages I had (690 and 695), their pee on the shelves and levels would actually ruin the power coating after several years of use, so I actually like the PVC coating better. I've had it for many years now and no galvanized wire is visible yet. Plus the bars on this cage are a little thicker than the bars on the 690/695, so the cage itself just feels sturdier.
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2008, 01:24:35 PM »
A few years ago, all my cages were Martins cages. I had them custom made and was able to attach all three together. It made for quite a palace for my crew.

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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2008, 02:17:20 PM »
Wow!  That cage is amazing!

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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2008, 02:25:26 PM »
Jorats, that cage is awesome!!!
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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2008, 04:35:13 PM »
 :shocked2:  Wow, jorats!  I love that setup!

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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2008, 05:06:35 PM »
Here's the girl's Martin. The top level has a fabric and jean leg lining (and in this case, a resident :)), second level has a ball and their 'kitchen' and the bottom level has a jean leg hammock and a cardboard tube. Not amazingly exciting... I'd love to find ways to jazz it up without making it too crowded. Also, I'm using my computer's camera so the color is off. Their hammocks are navy.



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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2008, 05:06:53 PM »
On thursday I'm picking up a Martin's Ferret condo...big cage!  Normally sells for $185, but I'm getting a used one for $65!  WOO!  Money is tight now...but I can't pass that up.  My ladies are getting too big for the 690 they are in now.  I want them to have more room.  I'll put pics when it's all cleaned and decorated.
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Re: Martins pics! Everybody post your Martins here!
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2008, 05:24:38 PM »
Was that the one listed on craigslist in your area? I bought a ferret playpen from her for $10. If I would have seen that she had that cage listed I might have gotten that also, but she listed the playpen and cage in 2 seperate parts of craigslist so I didn't see about the cage. FYI the playpen I got wasn't exactly in the best of shape (dusty and in desperate need of a bath with a few spots with no coating and a bit bent out of shape) but definetly usable for $10. Hope your cage is in good condition. I expect pics!

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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2008, 05:32:20 PM »
She said it needed to be cleaned, I expect that for the price.  It's in Shoemakersville, maybe a half hour from here.
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2008, 05:35:35 PM »
Yup, that's where I got mine. Well, my dad picked it up for me. He said the house was easy to find, so hopefully you won't get lost. Congrats on the cage. It probably would have been mine if I would check craigslist more thoroughly. lol.