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Camarattery - Colorado Rat Breeder

Website Updated 7.21.2017

Supply List

1.A cage. I reccomend going to  Martinscages.com If you choose Martins I reccomend the "rat lodge" or larger. And for males the "rat lodge" or larger. If you do 3 rats go one size bigger. In town there is nothing appropriate for rats.
2. A 11.5" - 12" wheel. I like the wire mesh wheels because they are cleaner for their feet and more comfortable and do not pool pee and poo like the solid wheels do. rats tend to make nests and potties in solid wheels.
3. 2 food dishes. one for the grain and one for wet foods.
4. Food. From me or fresh from a feed store or small mom and pop shop. Never from Pets Mart or Pet Co as they only have prepackaged stale foods sprayed with preservatives.
5. A water bottle. Ball or pin style.
6. A hidy hole big enough for the rats to cuddle in. IE... an igloo or timber hide away or similar.
7. A hammock.
8. A lava rock bird perch. This is great for keeping nails and teeth trim and rats love them! if not then get a cuttle bone.
9. 2 hanging wood bird toys. Close in size to the rats or slightly larger.
10. A litter box. I like square ones for rats because they like to back their butts into corners to pee. And the litter should be either Yesterdays News or Corn Cobb. Rats like a pelleted digable litter.
11. Aspen shavings (not Kay-Tee brand its dusty) or shredded phone book from the feed store.
12. Bleach and a spray bottle. A cap full of bleach to 32oz of water. This is for when you are hot water washing the cage in the tub. Let the bleach stand for a few minutes before you rinse. Vinegar does not kill all germs!