Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Low Cost and Solid Rat Boxes

If you are training a young terrier to trail and enter, and have no adult dog to demonstrate the ropes, one of the things you will want is a container for rats, mice, or squirrels.

I have made all kinds of critter boxes and wire cages in the past, but a very low-cost and simple solution can be found in the plumbing and home drain section of your big box hardware store. 

Plastic pipe elbow joints fitted with drain grates are ideal for rats and mice (you will need a bigger section for squirrel) and are ready made. Yes, a rat can gnaw out of these if left in there permanently, but as a very temporary pot for field training and go-to-ground work, these do well.

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