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Links! Rat Cages and Accessories

Posted 03-23-2012 at 09:44 AM by Storyseeker
Updated 03-23-2012 at 10:47 AM by Storyseeker
Martins Cages:
http://www.martinscages.com/products/cages/rat/
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Cheap for what you get. We recommend the R-680, R-685, and the R-695 only for 2-3 rats. Spring for the powder coating. Galvanized absorbs urine smells and deteriorates much faster. For 20 dollars more, you get 2 or more years extra of use.



Critter Nation Cages:
http://www.midwesthomes4pets.com/cat...nu=2&catid=140
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Bringing Home Baby

Posted 03-23-2012 at 09:38 AM by Storyseeker
So now you have your new rats selected and are going to bring them home. Ack! Now what? Here are some tips to make your first few days as smooth as possible. (And even if you already have them home and realize that everything you've done is full of the phrase 'oops', this will still help you reverse gears and get on the right track. Ratties are easy little monkeys who never hold a grudge.


Before they come home:


Purchasing a Cage:

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Free Range and Rat Proofing Your House

Posted 03-23-2012 at 09:36 AM by Storyseeker
It can't be stressed enough, that the more time you spend interacting with your rats and letting them out of their cage for play time, the happier, and friendlier your little friends will be. How much is enough? Rats kept in pairs or groups in a properly sized cage (for the size of your group of rats) should get at minimum, an hour a day out of their cage. Rats kept in small cages, or kept alone, can need as much as six hours a day out with you to remain well adjusted and happy. ...
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Expected Cost of Keeping A Rat

Posted 03-23-2012 at 09:31 AM by Storyseeker
Expected cost of keeping a rat


Disclaimer: These prices are S.E. US estimates based on my own personal experiences. Expect the unexpected.

Initial Purchase: $85-$265 +
  • Rats: $20-40 dollars per pair. Rats should not be kept alone and should be kept/purchased in same sex pairs or trios.
  • Cage: $50-200+ dollars. Prices vary widely and research should be made. This will be the biggest initial expense, and should be researched and not be skimped
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Selecting A Rat For You

Posted 02-02-2012 at 07:48 AM by Storyseeker
Updated 02-02-2012 at 08:34 AM by Storyseeker
How to pick the right rat for you.


Misleading Labels in Pet Stores

1: Size Isn't Everything:

Misleading label number one. If you go to a pet store searching for a pet rat, you may notice that many stores have rats separated and are selling them as Small, Medium, Large, or Jumbo. These descriptions should not be compared to, say, getting a standard poodle, miniature poodle, toy, or teacup poodle. The size differences in rats are related to the...
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