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Explorer Cage

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by princesslea, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. princesslea

    princesslea PetForums Member

    Jul 6, 2010
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    Just wondering if anyone uses an Explorer cage for their ratties. I'm thinking of using it as two cages and putting my 4 boys in one half and my two girls (when i get them) in the other half. I just wanted to know if

    a) The cage is easy to separate
    b) Are the bars properply powder coated, they look a bit speckled, I was wondering if the pee can make it smell
    c) can you still use ferplast corner shelves as the bars look quite narrow.

    Hopefully somebody can help


    Shell x
  2. Argent

    Argent PetForums VIP

    Oct 18, 2009
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    Personally I'd mesh the in-between bit if you were going to have girls in one half, boys in the other...the trays don't fit extremely snugly in place, so there's a gap, which I wouldn't put past my own girls to squeeze through in order to get to the boys.

    I haven't really noticed my cage smelling too bad...I've had it for about 2 and a half years now. And I'm sure other people use ferplast shelves for them...
  3. Petitepuppet

    Petitepuppet PetForums VIP

    May 30, 2009
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    I agree with Argent that the space inbetween needs to be meshed. I had one of the ladders cable tied over the hole when I had both my boys and girls in the explorer. I havnt noticed a smell of pee with my explorers either. Ferplast corner shelves cannot be attached with the normal wee plastic screws but I have mine on the cable ties. You need two people to get them on.
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