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adding rocks like that would make it very very difficult to clean...

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if i silicone the rocks together? and set them in? u htink? hmm, maybe, never thought of it like that
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I actually created naturalistic setups for rodents when I worked at a wildlife park, complete with soil, rocks, tunnels, plants. The animals loved them but they were pretty huge considering the size of the species, and keeping the cleaning in a good state was tricky cos the urine was a problem. We did some for various uk mice , brown rats , voles and stuff.I did one show display for black rats based on part of a medieval tall ship, ( in keeping with how rats spread throughout the globe and plague etc for the kiddies.) The rats were actually very fond of it, they loved running around on the ropes and sailcloth and stuff. We even had fake sacks with grain in to feed them from, all about 1/4 size. It was quite cool. Wasnt even that hard to clean being all very dense old marine wood, and we used to change the straw daily.

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Won't having a natural set up be REALLY hard to clean out?

mine get cleaned out twice a week, but I am a bit fussy...!

I would do something natural to play in but have their home cage as easy to clean as possible, the ammonia in urine can really irritate rats and make them more e to myco apparently. the pets rats you get will be more interested in everything you don't want them to play in trust me!

so far my new two are excellent, in to everything very brave and have met Kali, fingers crossed so far they like each other! they won't move in till the new year, at the moment they would fit through the bars on the main cage!

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