can rats be housed in aquriums?

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  1. Jan 11, 2018 #1

    ratgirl1001

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    My 3 female rats are currently being housed in an aquarium, but while doing some research on YouTube @The Rat Guru said housing rats in aquariums can cause stress, respiratory infections and boredom...
    Is this true?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018 #2

    Sheldon

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    All very true. Never house rats in a closed space like that. They need air circulation.
     
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    Yes

    Rats need to live in large cages
    Your 3 girls need to live in a cage that is at least 6 cubic feet in size with a base at least 30 inches by 18 inches and height with levels .... but larger than this is better

    Rats need a solid 12 inch diameter wheel, several hammocks, a house, tubes, chew toys, two sources of water - at least one of which is a water dish that can not be upset, boxes to play in and chew, etc ...... there are lots of ideas posted in various threads on this forum

    I hope this info helps
     
  4. Jan 12, 2018 #4

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    No aquariums for rats! Nice big airy cages are best.
     

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