In your CN cage, what do you use to cover the plastic pans?

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  1. Aug 15, 2018 #1

    Rat-Violi

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    Hi!

    I have a Critter Nation cage since last year. The tenants are 2 to 3 female rats at the time. I have been using lightweight fleece to cover both pans since I bought the cage. Depending on the rat,mild chewing or rage chewing is involve hehe. I wash an sew munched pieces together and usually make months with my stash but lately, Clementine the Great is cutting around every single clip that secure the fleece on the pan. I try this week to secure only the front as I noticed they go under to have power naps and even bring the water bowl with them. The result is, of course, not very neat and I wonder if you all use fleece or if some of you simply don't cover the pans? Oh and the ladies don't bother too much using their litter box anymore, a corner of the plastic pan seems to have a new purpose now.
     
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    Some people use fleece as you do, some use fleece pan covers, some use cloth, some use paper, some use deeper pans or Edit: cement mixing bins (in the USA) - and then use hardwood shavings or unscented paper based products.
    I thing most people cover the pans because they can become pretty dirty quite fast
     
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    They get so gross if you don't cover them, trust. Honestly I gave up on fleece, got a cement mixing bin, trimmed on of its edges and it fits perfect in the CN (). Changing litter is so much easier than doing a load of laundry for me, as well. In terms of levels, shelves and ledges and ropes and toys toys toys do the trick.
     
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    Oh Wow, that's the first I've seen that cement mixing bins. That is fantastic. The rats much love having it filled with a soft litter and be a giant dig box.
     

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