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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cage Clean-Up Question

Lily is a MESSY EATTER. There's food crumbs all over. I just try to sweep them all together using a little towel and pick them up and a little bit at a time to drop in the trash can when I'm cleaning her cage. That takes forever. Does anybody have any suggestions!

I'm glad I put her in the smaller cage.. lol
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 08:53 AM
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well, you could place a page of news paper where she eats so all you have to do is fold over the peice of news paper and replace with a fresh peice... unless she or one of your other rats will drag the news paper else where or shred it up like mine lol


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Well, I only have two and they're in separate cage... but yeah, Lily would definately drag it around and shred it to pieces. So, I don't think that would work.
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what i have is a little open box under my ratties food bowl so theres so mess HA!!

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She brings the food to another level and the crumbs are just everywhere. The levels are solid, not wires. The bowl is in a hole that's made for the food bowl.
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Ohhhh Emmm
Maybe just use newspaper and change it everyday to stop the mess ?
Thats what i doo x

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I'm trying to figure out how I can clean less, not more.
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Oh ok .. Sorry i was just trying to help.
I'll keep my advice to myself ..

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No, I wasn't being rude or anything! I'm sorry if you took it that way..
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Its fine honestly !!
I just thought you thought i was being silly about the news paper

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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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No, it does sound like a good idea.. but Lily would shred it up and that would give me more to clean.
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I'm assuming your using fleece?

When I had fleece in my cage when the rats were out for playtime I'd use a dust vac to get up all the stray poops and crumbs.

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Huh? Using fleece for what? I just have plain plastic levels...

This is what Lily (the messy eater) is in: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753300 no wheel. there's like a moat sorta thing that goes around each level and thats where i have the problem cleaning the crumbs out of... i usually just get a towel and go thru the moat sorta thing and pick the crumbs out a little bit at a time with the towel and drop it in a trash can.

This is what Daisy (non-messy eater is in, no problem with her): http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753352
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Why are they seperated? Just use some baby wipes to get the crumbs out. That's what I did when I had superpet cages

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your rats would love to be together, can you use a small dustpan and brush?

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