Monday, September 28, 2015

Flower's Cage Set Up

I know on Monday's I usually post the Happy Raturday post but the lady that run's the fb page that I get the pictures from is away at school for the next few weeks so I thought I would post a rat related blog post instead. 


Flower has moved into the bigger cage and she's loving it. Yes, both Scribbles and Flower have been solitary rats. I got them that way and they weren't social at all and didn't like other rats so they stayed by themselves. Rats should be kept in pairs or more because they usually like the company but if they are rat aggressive to other rats, sometimes it just doesn't work out.


Flower seems to like one of her new beds. This is the same bed that Lucky used to sleep in and as you can see in the pictures below...he was a lot bigger than she is. lol She is my dainty little girl.


Lucky was a big boy. When people saw him, they always remarked at how big he was because he was a huge rat. Flower is so much smaller than most of the other rats I've had.


When Lucky slept on his back, he just about took up the entire bed. But Flower has a lot of room to stretch out in it.


I put 2 hammocks, 1 fluffy bed, 1 hanging fleece tube, 2 lava ledges and 1 fleece cube in the cage and she went around sniffing everything before settling down for a nap. 


The ramps are covered so that their feet don't accidentally get stuck in the little holes in the ramp. I usually just buy big stretchy socks and snug them up over the ramps. They re easy to pull on and off and cheap enough that I can just throw them away and use a new one when they get dirty.


She spent a lot of time in this bed before checking out the hammocks and cube.


I always put a baby blanket inside her cube so she has something to cuddle in when she sleeps. This is how the blanket usually looks like after a few days. She totally destroys it! it's no wonder I am constantly buying baby blankets and shirts because she's a chewer and loves to chew on my shirts when she comes out to pay too.


Here's what Flower's cage looks like now.


Last year I bought a box of 48 fleece throws because I used the fleece to cover the shelves in the cages as well as on the bottom on the cage. I now have 6 throws left because they love to chew they to bits. 


And after she got all settled in, we shared an ice cream cone.

23 comments:

  1. OMG on the number of fleece blankets you've gone through!

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    1. When I first bought the blankets I had 3 rats at the time. That might have had something to do with them dwindling down too. lol

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  2. She sure looks to be enjoying it indeed, with a little ice cream snack to boot

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    1. She loves to share my food.

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  3. Wow, you truly think of everything. That's awesome. I think her cage is nicer and safer than my own house. When can I move in?

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    1. Thanks. :P You can move in as soon as you shrink down to the size of a rat and grow fur and a tail. lol

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  4. She looks like she's having fun in her new cage. A friend of mine uses the same type of fleece blankets and her rat destroys them faster than she can buy them.

    Simply Angela

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    1. Oh yeah, if your friend has rats they really go through the blankets.

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  5. I remember when my dog tore up her first dog bed. It was a good one too. I was really mad.

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    1. Same thing happened to the first dog bed we bought our dog too.

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  6. Flower's new home looks great. I bet she feels like a queen. :)

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  7. I think your dogs are sick

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    1. LOL Yeah if they were dogs and they looked like this that might be true.

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  8. Just look at him sleeping on his back! That's so great!

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  9. We got our rats from the same rattery and they already kenw each other so they enjoyed eahc other their company, even though they also did some fights. I did notice some of them needed the company of other rats more than others.

    Flower seems to love her new cage and that bed looks so soft and fluffy. I heard female rats are usually smaller than males and those pictures from the bed really illustrate their difference in size. We only had females. We had ramps with little ridges and without holes so their feet didn't get stuck, but covering them with socks or cloths is a great idea to make it even less likely that they fall off, Great idea!

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    1. Yeah females are smaller than the males for sure.

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  10. Is Flower a naked mole rat or something like that? She doesn't have fur/hair? Sorry, rat ignoramous here :D

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    1. No, she's a hairless rat.

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  11. Glad she likes her new digs. She looks swallowed up by Lucky's bed and yeesh, her old blanket does look like Swiss cheese. :)

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    1. The blankets are so funny when I pull them out. She destroys them.

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  12. That's such a nice set up! She looks so happy with her home and omg the belly up pic of your boy is adorable.

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