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Thread: New Rat Bins

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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Thanks guys for the updated comments...I think we're gonna try our hand at rat breeding as well (breeding our own rats will be cheaper than gas to reptile store + rat cost =P) and wanna go workable and economical on some tubs. =D
    0.1 ball python (Cleo), 0.1 surinam bcc (Carmen)
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    1.0 cat (Nicky), some mooses and ratters, 1.0 hubby (Rick)

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    Re: New Rat Bins

    is that woody pet substrate as good as it looks?

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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Quote Originally Posted by rattlesnakemp View Post
    is that woody pet substrate as good as it looks?
    Yes...I have been using it for almost a year now and would never use anything else. You don't have to use much and it last a long time with minimal smell build-up. Win-win-win .
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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Now if only a store in Toledo, OH would sell the stuff!
    ~~Joanna~~


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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Quote Originally Posted by frankykeno View Post
    Now if only a store in Toledo, OH would sell the stuff!
    I know the feeling but I found something similar in my area, Guardian Horse Pellet Beddinf
    Crazy bout balls!!!

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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Now that you've used the new bins for a while, have you had any problems with rats escaping or any other problems? Have you altered the design any since making those? I want to try making some myself. Thanks!

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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Quote Originally Posted by Reptilian View Post
    How did you cut the opening for the mesh and what type of product are you referring to when you say "hot knife"? I have an idea in my head as to what it is, but can't place the name of it.
    You can get a hot knife at Michael's Arts and Crafts stores. They have one that is made by Walnut Hollow "Designed for Her Creative Hotknife Tool". I didn't see a price on it. It basically looks like a saudering iron with an exacto blade attachment.

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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Oh we do have a Michael's here. I will check that out as I've been looking for a hot knife for ages now...thanks!

    The only design change we made was to wire the hardware cloth to the inside of the tub rather than the outside. We did see a tiny bit of chewing out so with that change, it's stopped that going on. Other than that I love the tubs. They offer a lot of room and are so well ventilated there is really no ammonia build up at all. Especially in my male only feeder tubs, that's an important thing with many male rodents in one area.
    ~~Joanna~~


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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Quote Originally Posted by Hathor View Post
    Now that you've used the new bins for a while, have you had any problems with rats escaping or any other problems? Have you altered the design any since making those? I want to try making some myself. Thanks!


    I haven't had any escapees from those bins. They work wonderfully and as Jo said...there is plenty of air circulation which cuts way down on the amonia smell.

    I believe I have a total of 8 of them now and they are all the same. No changes for me.


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    Re: New Rat Bins

    Thanks for your help! I'm going to go get the supplies today!!! I can't wait to make them!

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