Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ


» Today's Birthdays

None

» Stats

Members: 64,010
Threads: 238,091
Posts: 2,473,134
Top Poster: JLC (31,652)
Welcome to our newest member, Mule 66
Page 10 of 11 FirstFirst 1234567891011 LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 108

Thread: New Rat Bins

  1. #91
    BPnet Veteran frankykeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-17-2005
    Location
    Toledo, Ohio
    Posts
    19,815
    Thanks
    92
    Thanked 867 Times in 477 Posts
    Images: 33

    Re: New Rat Bins

    Maybe my rats aren't big chewers or something because I rarely have a zip tie nipped off by them. Mike did find some black really heavy grade zip ties so maybe that's it but I just don't have them nipping at the zip ties much at all.
    ~~Joanna~~


  2. #92
    Registered User
    Join Date
    05-18-2008
    Location
    Woodstock Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: New Rat Bins

    How do you cut the tubs without cracking the plastic? I cut a lid once to make a top for a homemade cricket keeper and it kept cracking.

    Jimmy

  3. #93
    BPnet Veteran Chris Rossi's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-23-2008
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Posts
    417
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 58 Times in 50 Posts
    Images: 4

    Re: New Rat Bins

    Quote Originally Posted by SatanicIntention View Post
    Those look good. Nice cross ventilation. I would really put the mesh on the inside though, it will help decrease the chance that they can get to the plastic. If it's eye-level, they will chew it, IME. I wish they made metal zip ties.. I've had enough of the plastic ones chewed to last me a lifetime(although the dwarves haven't touched the zip ties holding their custom cage together... Beats me!).
    Habor freight sells metal ties. I use pop rivots with large washers on each side works great!

  4. #94
    BPnet Senior Member jben's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-26-2009
    Location
    Scranton, PA
    Posts
    4,314
    Thanks
    1,729
    Thanked 1,497 Times in 1,400 Posts

    Re: New Rat Bins

    Hey, here's a few pics of mine that i just build. i tied it with 20 gauge galvanized wired.





  5. #95
    BPnet Veteran PurplePython's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-20-2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    489
    Thanks
    114
    Thanked 57 Times in 52 Posts
    Images: 3

    Re: New Rat Bins

    great pictures and awesome setup ideas. I was wondering how many of these tubs I will need to make? Can you please explain how many I will need and how to seperate the mice exactly? Explain it to me like im a 3 year old or something so that I understand it lol

    thanks

  6. #96
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-16-2009
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: New Rat Bins

    Quote Originally Posted by SatanicIntention View Post
    Those look good. Nice cross ventilation. I would really put the mesh on the inside though, it will help decrease the chance that they can get to the plastic. If it's eye-level, they will chew it, IME. I wish they made metal zip ties.. I've had enough of the plastic ones chewed to last me a lifetime(although the dwarves haven't touched the zip ties holding their custom cage together... Beats me!).
    There are companys that make metal zip ties here is a link to one http://www.nelcoproducts.com/shoppin...?pid=76&cid=36
    an instead of using zip ties 18 gage steel wire found at craft stores works very well at securing wire meshing and isnt that difficult to work with. i've used the wire on two tubs so far and it has worked out great so far.

  7. #97
    BPnet Veteran Oxylepy's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-25-2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,383
    Thanks
    362
    Thanked 573 Times in 434 Posts

    Re: New Rat Bins

    If you only run the mesh on the top of the sides instead of further down like you have them as strips of around 2-4" but about the same length as you have yours would it still adequately ventilate?

    I'm wondering because I'd prefer not to have to worry about kick out/them chewing out. I also would like to be able to stack them too. I've been debating with myself whether running the mesh on the lid or on the sides would be best, but if I did it high enough on the sides they should have a low likelihood of getting up there and chewing out as well as allowing me to stack the bins.
    Ball Pythons 1.1 Lesser, Pastel
    1.0 Lesser Pastel, 0.0.7 mixed babies

  8. #98
    Registered User
    Join Date
    12-03-2010
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: New Rat Bins

    I know this is an old thread but wanted to add in what i have done .
    My asf grow up bins i have cut the lids with a knife/box cutter and attached wire to the inside of the lids with rivvets that way it is secure and they cant chew through , I am looking at doing one with the sides cut out and try that

  9. #99
    Registered User
    Join Date
    04-22-2011
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: New Rat Bins

    I am in the process of wanting to build a rat cage too. Decided it would be cheaper to breed my own rats for the snakes instead of buying them all the time. Love your idea. I heard that housing them in an aquarium is not good for them due to the fact that they can't breath as well.

    Joanne

  10. #100
    BPnet Veteran Bellabob's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-08-2010
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    478
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 63 Times in 51 Posts
    I used this design, but I had major problems with the rats chewing on the plastic, they made HUGE holes lol. So instead I cut out a whole on the lid and put mesh over that. Now the little suckers can't chew anything.
    Ball Python-Bella
    California Kingsnake-Bob
    Cornsnake-Corny

Page 10 of 11 FirstFirst 1234567891011 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1