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PostSubject: Tubs for Rats   Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:23 pm

I'm looking for a good tub to use in building my first rat rack. I found a few in various places but I have no experience with rat racks. I'm looking for a spacious, relatively inexpensive tub. Any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:55 pm

Home Depot has mortar mixing tubs in two size, big and fickin huge. They are either $5 or $7 I believe and they are the typical tubs you see in homemade racks.

Ok, I think the large tubs are $12 but this is what they look like:

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/building-materials/concrete-cement-masonry/large-mixing-tub-black-79391.html
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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:38 pm

Awesome. Thanks Nick. That saved me a lot of trouble!
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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:26 pm

Does anyone know if they make clear tubs similar to the ones sold by bean farm? Not the semi-clear stuff I see all over the place.
http://beanfarm.com/images/products/rodent/large/C70rodentweb_lg.jpg
Minus all the stainless steel of course. I'd get gobs of bonus points with the fiancee if she could have the clear tubs!
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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:55 pm

could try walmart tubs...iv never seen my rats chew any but i keep wood in the cages for them....they chew on the wood
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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:04 am

The ones at home depot that they carry now are thicker and stronger then the ones they used to have. They work great. I have 6 racks with these and they work great. I also have a few racks i made with freedom breeder tubs. A little more expensive but great tubs
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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:49 pm

Here's a rack I made using ten gallon tanks:

http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219727
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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:08 pm

That is awesome nick but maybe I'm missing something. How in the world can those rats get to the food? Aren't they a foot tall?
*Edit* Ok, I see it says you filled them 2/5 with bedding. Survival of the tallest. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tubs for Rats   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:39 pm

They get bored and move the bedding around. I've never had one not reach the food/water and my brother uses it to this day for furries. Rats raised in mortar tubs seem to have difficulty for a while but eventually got it. I guess they aren't use to not being able to jump.
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