• The Love Cam

    Posted on March 23, 2016 by in Behavior, Care, Housing, Introductions, Play, Wordless Wednesday


    After entering a contest on Marta Banat’s blog, A Husky Life, I was surprised and delighted to be chosen as one of the winners. The prize was a Vimtag video surveillance camera! Winning this camera has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for taking care of my pet rats.

    Henderson and Twyla have a four-story cage that’s bigger than a refrigerator and it’s located on the bottom floor of our house. I work as much as possible in their room but I can’t be there all the time. Thanks to the camera, I can now check on them while I’m upstairs and see when they’re awake and ready for some play time.

    about pet rats, pet rats, pet rat, rats, rat, fancy rats, fancy rat, ratties, rattie, pet rat care, pet rat info, pet rat supplies, pet rat webcam, pet rat video cam, pet rat monitorBesides being able to see when my rats want to play, I can:
    • Watch as they discover treats I’ve hidden throughout their cage
    • Check in on them when I’m away from home
    • Monitor new rats who’ve been recently introduced to one another
    • View the status of a sick rat
    The Vimtag video surveillance camera has features that far surpass other webcams. The features I love most are:
    1. Rather than being in a fixed position, the camera can be controlled remotely to swivel in all directions. I can scan up and down to view each floor of my pet rats’ cage:


    2. The quality of the image is exceptional. Even though I’m checking on pets who are tiny in size, I can still see them quite clearly as they move about their cage:

    I tell my rats I’m not using the camera to spy on them. Quite the opposite. I’m using the camera to give them all the love and attention they deserve. If Henderson and Twyla thought I was at their beck and call before, I’m even more so now with the aid of my new Vimtag video surveillance camera.


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12 Responses so far.

  1. Aiden Daniel says:

    Thanks for publishing. Really amazing picture quality. I’d use Vimatg Security camera when I’m gone on job to make sure that my Charli (dog) is safe and sound.

  2. P says:

    Do you use it at night? If so, how much light do you need to leave on for the camera to have good quality video? Thank you.

    • Hi!

      This camera works very well with no light since it has “night vision”. Here are a couple of still shots showing what it looks like when there are no lights on in a room at night.

      It’s not high quality but, considering there’s no light source, you can definitely see (and hear) your pet rats’ activities. It’s pretty amazing considering there’s no source of light in the room.

      Vimtag video camera at night with no additional lighting

      Vimtag video camera used for pet rats at night

      If you’d like to see what some videos look like, I’d be happy to post some tomorrow—just let me know.

      It’s definitely possible to be able to tell how your rats are doing using the Vimtag camera at night with no additional lights.

      Best Wishes,

      Jasmine | About Pet Rats

  3. What a great camera.And I love their set-up. They’ve got penthouse accommodations!

  4. p.s. The picture really is very clear! i’m surprised by the amazing quality.

  5. This is SO COOL. I have always wanted one of these cameras so I could check in on everyone while I’m at work. I suspect most of our crew sleeps while I’m at work, but maybe I’m wrong.

    • It IS really neat to be able to see what they’re doing when I’m not there. I get to see behavior I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to see. The best part, though, is I can easily tell when they’re ready to play and can then play with them on their schedule. I highly recommend this particular camera. I’ve tried one other brand which doesn’t have all the features and the quality that the Vimtag camera does. If you do want to buy one, the links on this page are my affiliate links—meaning I’ll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to cover my website expenses.

  6. Lindsay says:

    That is such a cool camera. And man, do your rats ever have posh digs! That’s awesome! 🙂