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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

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    How does the 1/4" wire mesh work for the mice? Are they able to get at the food, or are the holes too small? I always thought that the holes were too small for them to get at their food unless it was 3/8" or 1/2"?
    3/8" is ideal but good luck finding it. 1/2" Hoppers escape with ease unless your dealing with rats. ASF and Mice WILL escape.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Has anyone made one of these and had problems with chew outs? I have recently made one with the exact specifications and there is about an 1/8" gap between the tub edges and the wire/ wood. Some of the mice figured out that they could fit their mouths in there and chew out of the container. Many of them just chew a hole and don't do anything, but there are a lot of tubs that are getting chewed and at 3$ a tub it is kind of getting irritating. Anyone got any solutions to this? I could put 1x4's under all of the tubs to make them tighter but that would cost a lot more. Any help?

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Hi,

    Is there any way to narrow down the gap so they cannot get a tooth hold?

    If the tub slides on rails could you, for example, put some plastic on the bottom of it to raise the tub closer to the wire?


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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    You simply messure your gap tighter...

    As for chewing/ I had a few of these and had one rat chew a bit. but she stopped. I do believe you have to worry more about mice. they are smaller with smaller teeth

    ig you are simply feeding balls. why not switch to rats?

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    The gap is already supposed to be at 1/2" and if you use plywood that is 3/8" won't that just fall apart? If you begin to use lumber then you will have to have a planer and plane the wood down several times before you get the desired width because I don't know if a lot of table saws will cut less than 1/2 inch and still be precise. It would be a pain to go through and change a lot of the spacers for me, so I am just hoping that the ones that have a hole will stay in their bins basically.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    What are the differences between using PVC or the rubber tubing?

    How does the flow of water differ in each?

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Wat is the vanilla put in the water for? Is it to reduce the smell of the mice urine?

    I saw it said to reduce smell but smell of what :-)

    Thanks!

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Quote Originally Posted by reptilegirl07 View Post
    Wat is the vanilla put in the water for? Is it to reduce the smell of the mice urine?

    I saw it said to reduce smell but smell of what :-)

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    yes to reduce the smell of the urine

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Do you know how the vanilla acts to reduce the odor? Does it just pass through their digestive systems and act as sort of a built-in air freshener? Or does it somehow chemically alter the urine so that the urine itself does not smell as potent?

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    I was also curious about the vanilla thing. How much are you supposed to add to the water per gallon of water? Do you just dump some in?
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