John Hopewell Cage

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John Hopewell Cage

Post by kevhar » Wed May 10, 2017 6:19 pm

Hi. Has anyone had a John Hopewell cage with wooden shelves / platforms? How did you find them for cleaning / smells? Thanks!

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Re: John Hopewell Cage

Post by Caza66 » Wed May 10, 2017 6:25 pm

They do tend to hold the pee more. When I had a cage with wooden shelves in I painted them with child safe paint, which seemed to help keep the pee from soaking in. But I ended up taking them out because the rats tended to use them as toilets more so it was another thing to clean. Never used a John hopewell cage so can't comment on their layout/access etc.
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Re: John Hopewell Cage

Post by cyber ratty » Tue May 16, 2017 7:52 am

He uses mesh, and mesh always gets smellier quicker because of the many little angles that will hold onto muck. I'd opt for a barred cage any day.

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