Originally Posted by Catalyst
I think the main issue with aquariums is that they have very poor ventilation. I personally do not find aquariums large enough for rats or a suitable living environment. Perhaps for a small hamster who spends most of their time digging or a mouse(I find they can escape even the smallest bars), but I do not think they are appropriate for larger rodents.
See, I have it for gerbils, and that's all they seem to do is tunnel their way through their straw and hay...lol! Seems like they have a new tunnel system each day! Hahaha! They love to dig, and in a normal cage, you can't normally put enough bedding in to give them enough 'space' for digging. It works for us, and they are changed every other day, so they never get dirty or smelly.