New rat cage help

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Animalmadfliss
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New rat cage help

Post by Animalmadfliss » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:31 pm

Hi guys,

Kept rats for quite a long time but I have recently acquired three gorgeous boys after a long gap.
I have been keeping them in the top half of my John Hopewell cage with my chinchilla Ozzy in the bottom half. Oz was sadly put to sleep yesterday and I have decided to get a new cage for my rats.
So been outta the rat keeping game for a few years, suggestions please for a medium large sized cage for 3 bucks.
Priorities are safety and something that will look nice and easily to keep clean. Thanks x

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Re: New rat cage help

Post by [cub] » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:47 pm

What kind of size/budget constraints are you under? There's lots of good options at various price points and sizes.
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Re: New rat cage help

Post by cyber ratty » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:27 am

At one extreme I would suggest an SRS 95 - fully opening at the front so really easy to clean. If that's too big for your space/budget, then a single critter nation is the equivalent of half an SRS.

If budget restriction mean a CN is out of the question, then you could get a coco 100 for a fraction of the cost (around £55) even though it's much the same size.

I think with boys it's worth having a nice big floor space, so those would be my recommendations for a group of 3 - 5.

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Re: New rat cage help

Post by Animalmadfliss » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:57 pm

Hey,

Thanks for the ideas and I will have a good look. I’m actually looking at the ferplast furet tower. It looks pretty decent for 3 rats.

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