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Demi ^_^
12-07-2008, 04:11 AM
Well, I have had many rats over the years, but am now left with Bilbert, my first ever rat and my most oldest.

He HAD been living in his roomy cage, lavished with toys, rocks, hammocks, pots and blankets, but since he has hind leg paraliysis (mild) and is loosing his sight and hearing rapidly, I decided to move him to a retirement 'cage' :))

Here it is. Its just an old bird cage BTW thumbs2:

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He has a white pot with bedding, soft material for his feet and a material plushy-pillow (Hehe) He also obviously has a food bowl and a water dish ;)

I still have to finish making the hammock I am sewing him and a few other things, but he is enjoying his plush new decor :))

I feel kinda bad about putting him into a smaller cage with no shelving. But this is for his own health, as he was definately going to hurt himself in his old cage...

BTW If you guys want closer up pics of him without the flash on my camera setting, please do ask in this thread ;))

What do you gusy think of his new house? Anything else I should add apart from the above?

Wild Turkey
12-07-2008, 04:23 AM
You could make a second level with some wire pretty easily if you want.
Hes a cute old rat thanks for sharing

Demi ^_^
12-07-2008, 05:31 AM
Thx Turkey! I love my dear ol' boy :)))

I need to change the bottom material to a soft litter though, as unlike my old rats (now deceased), he doesn't know how too go potty in the 'potty' Hehehe :)

smaug
12-07-2008, 02:46 PM
Thank you for sharing,hes a good lookin old man.Your doing a good thing with such a plush house for him.