back and forth between houses?

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  1. Jun 14, 2018 #1

    lillywithluv

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    due to divorced parents, I have to stay at both houses for an about equal time each week. my two boys are currently at one house, and I was thinking of getting another cage for the other house to take them with me when I go back and forth between houses.

    would this be too stressful for them? should I just leave them at one house?
     
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    I think that depends on the rat. I have had a few I wouldn’t do that with but most of mine were more stressed at not being with ME vs. not being in the same cage.
     
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    It would likely be helpful if you had the same cage set up the same way at both homes
    I have travelled with my rats and they have been fine
    but I assume that you do not have to go far
     
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    Set the cages up the same way and out some of their scent in the new cage. My girls would be freaked out if I disappeared for half the week.
     
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    I would certainly give it a try.
     
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    I'd definitely take them with me! and if you can get another cage it'll save you having to move theirs back & forth...
    I crittersit ratties, I've had quite a few different groups, and most clients use a cage I set up for them here, rather than transport theirs. The kids always seem very happy & excited to have new space to explore, and don't act stressed at all with me, so I don't think yours will have any issues with the changes.
    You could always put a used hammock or hideyhouse in the new cage the first time you transfer if you think it will give them comfort, after that they'll certainly remember both cages as home.
     

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