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Offline fearlessella

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New babies coming! Cage question.
« on: March 13, 2016, 04:44:52 PM »
I'm going to be getting new babies in a few weeks and I just wanted an opinion.   I got them a new big cage and a wodent wheel, but in general with little babies I start them off in a smaller cage and then move them when they get bigger.   What do you guys generally do?  (The bars have the same spacing do no worrying about getting out!)  Thanks!
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Re: New babies coming! Cage question.
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 06:15:42 PM »
I've never worried about it, one way or the other.  Unless there's some point I'm missing, I suppose it's just a matter of personal preference.  I like to give the rats as much space as possible; I also don't have that much room in my studio apartment for extra cages, especially since I've taken on a couple of chinchillas, who came to me with an enormous home-made cage.  Of course, there might be room for another cage if I could clear out some of the clutter . . . good incentive, huh? (LOL)
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Re: New babies coming! Cage question.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 07:27:57 PM »
The biggest the cage the better, that us as long as it is easy to clean/you have time to clean it. Baby rats need more room if anything than adult rats because they are more active. What cage did you get?

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Re: New babies coming! Cage question.
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 09:46:59 PM »
I have a 695, but it's just too difficult to clean so I got a 670.  It will work great for a few girls.  I had a smaller cage my last set of girls were in, but I got the chance to upgrade and it'S all new!  Big cage it is!  Thanks!
The Dogs: Macy, Laynee, Roman, Sicili, & Cappy 🐕
The Rats: Astrid,  Imogen,  and Yvaine 🐀
The Cat: Charm, Kitten & foster kittens Mad Hatter & Mad Max!  🐈

So many 4 legged babies are missed.  Alice & Whimsy are the most recent.  ❤