I wasn’t fond of the idea of using glass tanks for ASF’s, and I really dont have room to spare for a rack so I made a tub. Rats haven’t tried to chew out… yet. I do caution against using the painted wheels. The paint has either been chewed or flaked off, and the metal underneath rusted very easy, which led to a sore foot on some rats. I recommend the chrome or nickel like the Prevue 7″ hamster wheels.
Here is a link to my DIY guide to make your own rat / ASF tub housing.
Photobucket is crap and I deleted my account. Apologies for lack of images, that will be fixed soon! 200812-Connie
Different tub varieties
These are two of the main styles of storage container I use for my rat and ASF housing. I should caution, less edges and curves is best. Rats will try to chew through anything they can get a grip on, which is why I am no longer going to recommend the 66QT tubs.