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Old 29.08.2015, 11:27
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Chicken wire

I'm not getting on with the tapatalk search at all, apologies if this has been answered already!

Really urgently need to buy some chicken wire.. We have a pet rat who has figured she can squeeze through the bars on her cage and she's just constantly getting out! We bought some wire to thread through the bars but it doesn't seem to help as the wire can be pushed and bent. Where can I buy chicken wire and what is it called in German? "Draht" brings up no results on qualipet search etc
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Old 29.08.2015, 11:30
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Re: Chicken wire

You're more likely to find chicken wire in the DIY stores such as Jumbo, Hornbach, OBI etc than in the pet store. It's usually located near all the fencing materials.
No idea what it's called in German.
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Old 29.08.2015, 11:37
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Re: Chicken wire

Chicken wire = Hasendraht
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Re: Chicken wire

http://www.schutzmatten.ch/hasengitt...chendraht.html

Although the Pro Kaninchen site says that this is too weak for bunnies (so it probably is for rats as well), and they suggest "Volierendraht" which is at least 1.2 mm thick (see pictures in this link)

You can find it here, here, here or a different type of extra thick wire here.
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Old 29.08.2015, 12:25
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Re: Chicken wire

Thanks all. We're just thinking of buying another cage tbh. Sigh. Annoying haha
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Re: Chicken wire

If a rat can get out of a cage, then buy a new and more suitable cage otherwise you are simply putting the animal at risk.
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Old 31.08.2015, 15:41
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Re: Chicken wire

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If a rat can get out of a cage, then buy a new and more suitable cage otherwise you are simply putting the animal at risk.
Yes we ordered one about 30 minutes after I posted the op! safety proofed the room until it arrives hopefully tomorrow!
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Old 31.08.2015, 16:04
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Re: Chicken wire

The holes in chicken wire are too large for rats and other small rodents.

Except, of course, rug-rats!

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Old 31.08.2015, 16:20
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Re: Chicken wire

just make a small collar for the rat and then tie a length of wire from the collar to a fixed point on the cage.
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Old 31.08.2015, 19:32
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Re: Chicken wire

How big is the "rat"?
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