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Thread: New Rat Bins

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    Re: New Rat Bins

    I buy heavy duty plastic zip ties from Home Depot. They do seem heavier than regular plastic ones and so far *knock wood* the rats haven't messed with them at all.

    I did go back just now and add a bit to the original post to use 1/4" not 1/2" hardware cloth for mice or ASF's.
    ~~Joanna~~


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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Any chewing updates on the bins Jo, Leeshe or Meme? =)
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    Re: New Rat Bins

    no chewing at all here. they are working like a dream!!!!!
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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Nope...none here!

    I am actually going to have Jeff make 3 more for me tonight!


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    Re: New Rat Bins

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    Nope...none here!

    I am actually going to have Jeff make 3 more for me tonight!

    Was it hard to do the wire weaving? And what specific kind of wire did you use (i.e., what do I put on my Lowe's shopping list so that the guy in hardware doesn't look at me crossed eye....like he usually does =P).
    0.1 ball python (Cleo), 0.1 surinam bcc (Carmen)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassandra View Post
    Was it hard to do the wire weaving? And what specific kind of wire did you use (i.e., what do I put on my Lowe's shopping list so that the guy in hardware doesn't look at me crossed eye....like he usually does =P).

    Well Jeff did it...so it looked easy.

    But I am totally sure I could do it if I wanted.

    He said it is called bailing wire. And he used a pair of pliers to weave it in and out with. Once you get it started...it goes fairly easy.

    My screens are also on the inside of the tubs so the rats don't have any fesh cut edges on the plastic to gnaw on.


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    Well Jeff did it...so it looked easy.
    You bum!

    Quote Originally Posted by MeMe View Post
    He said it is called bailing wire. And he used a pair of pliers to weave it in and out with. Once you get it started...it goes fairly easy.

    My screens are also on the inside of the tubs so the rats don't have any fesh cut edges on the plastic to gnaw on.

    Okee doke..."bailing wire", gotcha. And yeah, screens on the inside make a lot of sense. Less access to chewy, the betterer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassandra View Post
    You bum!


    Okee doke..."bailing wire", gotcha. And yeah, screens on the inside make a lot of sense. Less access to chewy, the betterer.
    Exactly!



    I am already replacing some of my rack tubs from chew holes.



    funny story though...I had a mom in one of the rack tubs and she pushed her tub open and got out...by the time we found her, she had gotten out and had jumped up on the food rack above and EMPTIED the whole rack of food into her tub! It was sooo funny. She had more than half way filled her tub with lab block!


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    Re: New Rat Bins

    You never know when there may be a famine! She's just preparing her bomb shelter, dontcha know?
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    Re: New Rat Bins

    We switched our hardware mesh over to inside the tub as Meme mentioned. We did have one group of males (gotta figure the boys would act up) that were able to start nibbling with the wire on the outside so we tweaked the design a bit and fixed their little red chewy wagons.
    ~~Joanna~~


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