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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    if i were going to do it again i would get pans from vision,there 18" long.
    I agree, those are a nice size. Might have to do my next one using those.

    http://www.visionproducts.us/htm7/tubs.html

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    I found some trays at some restaurant supplies stores here, they are used for busing tables. The size is 20" x 15" x 6". I'm thinking of keeping 1.4 in them, but would they be big enough for 1.5?

    I think the 6" height may be a bit too high for the mice. I'm thinking of putting some kind of "stool" at the side which they feed so they can reach the hardware cloth (I always find this name funny, we call them something like "wire net" around here..hehe)

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    do the busing trays have ridges on the inside? if so it's a place where mice can chew.

    you could keep 1.20 in a tub that size.i agree that those tubs are too deep.a step for drinking would have to be non chewable and heavy so it stays in place.

    the above mentioned vision tubs are just the right height,my bud keeps 1.9 mice in his.have fun !



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    I found some trays at some restaurant supplies stores here, they are used for busing tables. The size is 20" x 15" x 6". I'm thinking of keeping 1.4 in them, but would they be big enough for 1.5?

    I think the 6" height may be a bit too high for the mice. I'm thinking of putting some kind of "stool" at the side which they feed so they can reach the hardware cloth (I always find this name funny, we call them something like "wire net" around here..hehe)
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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Quote Originally Posted by twh View Post
    do the busing trays have ridges on the inside? if so it's a place where mice can chew.

    you could keep 1.20 in a tub that size.i agree that those tubs are too deep.a step for drinking would have to be non chewable and heavy so it stays in place.

    the above mentioned vision tubs are just the right height,my bud keeps 1.9 mice in his.have fun !
    No, the trays are very smooth inside, won't have to worry about chewing.

    1.20!!! sounds like I'll need to add some little blue pills in their diet you think the male can handle 20???? or is your male ego talking (just kidding).

    but anyway, I just saw today first hand that someone keeps 3.25 together. His observation is more than 2 males and they won't really fight, maybe mess with one another only once awhile.

    I really have to do something about the height..maybe put the food in container inside the tray.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    im about to use your plans to build this rack , but im curious to see if there is enough room for a 16 oz water bottle between totes and tiers?

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Quote Originally Posted by Skittles46 View Post
    im about to use your plans to build this rack , but im curious to see if there is enough room for a 16 oz water bottle between totes and tiers?
    16oz water bottles would probably fit between the levels, but the problem would be getting the nozzle though the 1/4" hardware cloth. You'd have to either ream out a spot or clip a few wires to get the sipper tube through for the mice to be able to drink. With a bottle that small, you'd also be changing it pretty often. I use 32oz bottles on my rat racks, but I've got to change them every couple of days. One of these days I plan on converting them to PVC and sipper valves but I haven't found the time yet.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    thanks for the input. ill be using half instead of quarter mesh. these
    will be maternity for rats instead of mice.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    the bleach doesn't effect the snakes when the rats/mice are fed to them?

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    wow great post, thankx for posting

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Quick question, do you think having a filter running in the resivoir, and/or having one of those uv water treatment lights would reduce all, if any, build up in the piping?
    Also, do you think this can be modifited to allow a drip system instead of the ones rats would chew on? Wondering if i could change it around a little and use it for tropical snakes to keep humidity up.

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