Of Rats and Jen (Inactive)

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Filed under: Holidays,Mainely Rat Rescue,Rats! — folkcat at 4:51 pm on Saturday, December 6, 2008

Don’t tell the kids, but we picked up an early Christmas present for them today!

Yes, it’s really that big. And it will actually fit in the corner of the living room where we traditionally keep our rat cages.

And no, we didn’t have to lay out any money for it. Mainely Rat Rescue has us signed on as a regular, ongoing foster home now, in exchange for which we get the loan of this amazingly awesome Ferret Nation cage. Sounds like a fair deal to me!

Gryphon and I need to do a little cleaning, then outfit it with hammocks, a Wodent Wheel, and all sorts of hidey-holes, nests, and places to climb and crawl. The Seven Little Ratties will move in sometime later tonight or tomorrow.

Here’s the frightening part – this cage is actually big enough to hold twelve rats.


We’re going to try not to use its full capacity. But it’s nice to know that, if rats that belong with us come our way, we’ll have the space to accommodate them.

Many, many thanks to Kim at Mainely Rat Rescue for offering us this opportunity. We feel like we’ve had a nice Christmas gift here, not just for the Ratties, but for ourselves, too. Once we’ve established the Perma-Ratties in this cage, their existing cage will be available for our next fosters, whoever they may be.

And don’t worry – I’ll get pictures of the gang exploring their new home, I promise!


Comment by Judith

December 6, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

Now that’s a rattie mansion! Better hurry and knit up more couches (hammocs) and furniture.

Comment by Jonathan Hunt

December 7, 2008 @ 5:12 am

Congratulations on your new cage!

It’s great that Mainly Rat Rescue are able to help the lovely people who help them 🙂

Very much looking forward to seeing it all kitted out

Comment by Carol

December 7, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

That’s an impressive piece of furniture! Hope they like their new home.

Comment by Carrie K

December 8, 2008 @ 4:12 pm

Merry Christmas to the Rattie Gang!

Comment by Kris Dow

January 7, 2009 @ 7:06 am

12 rats? You’re doomed! 🙂 Looks like a fantastic cage, though. (And it’s nice to see other people who arrange for their rats to be able to come and go from their cages- when I had rats, I actually built a bridge for them so they could get from the cage to the bed and back. Kind of funny to get caught up in something for a second and suddenly discover you have a warm furry foot warmer! 🙂 )

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