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Offline Chewbecca

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Zip ties, how many?
« on: July 31, 2010, 03:39:09 PM »
I thought I saw here recently about how many zip ties were needed to hold together an R-695.

How many was it?  I cannot seem to locate the thread now.

My husband is getting 200 or so of them right now, but I don't know if we'll need more?
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Re: Zip ties, how many?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 04:52:42 PM »
I dont have an answer for that, but I just wanted to let you know, I went to wallmart and got a large tube of zip ties (it was close to 1,000) for like $12!   Its got tons of large ones and then a few bundles of shorter ones.

gl with ur cage! :)

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Re: Zip ties, how many?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 05:32:58 PM »
You use the large zip ties??
We used the 4" ones because the large ones would not zip down all the way.
We have to go get more since we didn't know what size to get so my husband got a bundle package of 4" and 8" ones.
Now we know we need the 4" ones.
AND he was able to use the metal C-screw things that came with the cage.

But I want the cage nice and secure.  So I won't be surprised if I'm up until the wee hours of the morning zip-tying just about every square on the cage! :yelcutelaugh:

I get my boys on September 1st.
SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, that's when they'll be ready to leave the breeder. ;D
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Re: Zip ties, how many?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 06:15:38 PM »
Sounds like your having fun :) I love setting up new cages.

I used a 100 pack of 4" zip ties on my cage.
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Re: Zip ties, how many?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 08:25:10 PM »
I used the 4" zip ties, and I bought a 100 pack and I feel like I maybe used half, or maybe a little more, so maybe like 50+.

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Re: Zip ties, how many?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 08:31:15 PM »
Do you guys cut the long ends off of the zip ties?  I left about 1/4" on each tie.
I HAD TO cut them because the cage is on my livingroom floor and my two puppies kept trying to chew off the long ends as I was putting them on.  And for now the cage will be on my livingroom floor until I get it up where it needs to go.
So...my husband said it should be ok as long as we left 1/4" on each one.  And I pulled, and none of them are coming undone.

Now I'm off to decorate!
It'll be, like, the "Model Rat Cage" since I won't have any rats to put in until September. :yelcutelaugh:
But I want to get an idea of how to put everything in there.

I also bought a 5 foot piece of 3" pvc pipe, a 3" elbow, and a 3" T-connector.  Those cost $10.   That's it.
Anyone spending more is probably buying pressure test pieces.  Which you don't need with rat since you won't be running water at a high pressure through them. ;D
My husband cut the 5 foot piece into sections for me.

I'm going to have FUN!
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Re: Zip ties, how many?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 08:33:10 PM »
Yeah I cut them off... if you don't the rats would probably just start in on them anyhow, haha. I didn't leave a specific amount on each one, I just cut as close as I could to the little thingy and if I got close, great, and if I didn't, oh well. :P

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Re: Zip ties, how many?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 06:23:39 AM »
I didn't know you were supposed to leave a little bit on, I used nail clippers and cut the zip ties flush to the square piece. I haven't had any fall off yet... Lol
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Re: Zip ties, how many?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 10:41:17 AM »
Whew!
So, I am not the only one who cuts the long ends off!
I think if none have fallen off yet, then you'll be ok, Clockworkowl. ;D

I got a bit confused on how to decorate the cage.  I only have the top level done so far.
I was talking to a member here, and was telling her that I didn't know where to hang anything because I wanted them to be able to get into their hammocks and stuff.
And she had to remind me that, uh, they're babies, they'll be climbing all over the cage anyways, so they'll be able to get into things just fine. :yelcutelaugh:
D'oh!

I'm so used to my mice who are in glass aquariums and cannot climb up the sides of their cages.
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