Playpen

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  1. May 11, 2018 #1

    Zariah89

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    Hey guys (I'm pretty new on here).

    I would love to see some examples of play area(pens) and spaces. I have yet to decide on what I am doing as far as playtime. I'm getting my 2 ratties in August so I'm preparing myself.

    Ive seen lots of ideas online from cardboard pens, to table tops and whole rooms for play. I don't have the option of a "rat room" so I'm looking for something that can be taken down and put away when needed.

    Any suggestions (and pics) would be greatly appreciated. :)
     
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    Sheldon

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    Lol honestly what I did was have a playroom and I even had to put a sweeper under the door because the little buggers can get out of anywhere!
     
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    I saw your cage in your other post, looks like it already has a built-in playpen. Maybe just blanket for your couch or bed so they can hang out with you.. you can get pipes/tubes from the hardware store, or dryer-type hose (some just chew thru it tho).. or a big plastic bin with wadded up paper in it and treats at the bottom they can dig down to..
     
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    When I had the cage in my living room, I had made a type of corral using coroplast, plastic boards. But then they moved into their own room and I would block off areas again, using coroplast.
     
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    Coroplast is fantastic stuff! I use it on the levels & ladders in my cages..
     
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    I have a large martins (powder coated) playpen for unsupervised play time
    Like Jorats I use chloroplast panels to create a huge play area (when I had an apartment the area was my living room)
    and when I first got rats I lived in a converted 1 car garage so the play area, initially, was my futon folded out to make a double bed

    Here are various pics https://www.ratshackforum.com/threads/playpen-ideas.32723/
     

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