If you’ve got yourself a pet rat, you’re going to need somewhere to house it. There are plenty of types of rat cages available from pet stores, but they can get a little expensive. If you’ve got any old bird cages lying around, or know someone who does, you can quite easily convert a bird cage into a perfect buy top rat cages.
There are a number of factors you’ll have to keep in mind in order to create a successful rat cage. The first is to check the wire spacing of your bird cage. Wires that are five eighths of an inch apart would be perfect, depending on the size of your rat. If the width apart is too much, you can guess that it won’t be too hard for your little fuzzy friend to sneak his way through.
The next thing you want to check is what kind of wire the cage uses. While birds can also do a lot of damage to cages, rats have to chew to keep their teeth from overgrowing, plus they seem to get a great deal of satisfaction and entertainment from chewing! So, you’ll need to make sucontinue reading →