Well, the ramp in there lifts up for cleaning, I just attach it to a wall, and shovel the shavings out, and use the vaccum for all the ones that make it past my pooper scooper.Lyndsay - that's a great cage! But how do you catch the piggies or clean it?
October 27th 2005, 3:51 am
Lyndsay, I love your cage, very fun! I want it, or one just like it. But how do you get to the piggies? Also, how many are in there and do they always come downstairs for the water bottle? Gus Gus (my sweet sweet albino piggie) hangs out in the top of his cage all day and if he doesn't come down he forgets to drink water, or atleast he doesn't want until I offer it to him, then he drinks ALOT! Maybe he is just a little challenged (you never know what can be going on when they come from Petsmart, hehe) or forgetful. I love that the floor has pictures of Winnie the Pooh n friends, is that coroplast? Did it come like that? Beautiful cage.
Piggys... oh so fun to catch... lucky for me, XZander doesn't move at all when you try to catch him, Smudgee on the other hand runs around till he finally stops on his couch and lets you pick him up, I should actually update the picture, cause they have 3 water bottles now, and more stuff. I house my two boars in it. They are the only pigs I have, and only ones I have space for. Although there is only one in that picture, because I hadn't had XZander when I first built the cage. *built it bigger cause I had the space, then found out I was allowed to have another piggy*
The coroplast didn't come all nice and folded like that, I spent hours measuring it exactly, and scoring along the lines so that it would fit inside if the cubing. Making it easy to clean, and I wouldnt have to worry about them getting toes or anything caught under the flaps.
Winnie the Pooh, Dora the Explorer, and Blues Clues.. ha I'm such a child. I am also switching to fleece on the upper level soon, and it will be themed like the rest of the cage. ;) Thanks for the questions.
- Thanks for the Memories
Willow, if your pig is too dumb to find the water bottle, put at least a small one up where he hangs out.
We are going to upgrade to a 2x4 cube next weekend. My Husband is now addicted. We must peruse all hardware stores for cube-like supplies. I suspect it is going to grow to mansion size porportions, to Suey's delight. She got a hay rack last night, because the hay box turned into a poo-box. She also has gone all hoity-toity snarky on us and received a chandelier.
- Not a Fighter
Here's my cages for my 4 boars. We've got a 2 x 6 (holds 2), a 2 x 3 and a 2 x 3.5.
I had fairy tale dreams that this would be one huge cage that they could all live happily in. But I believe if at first you don't succeed, try try again. So I will be trying to get them all together someday.
- Not a Fighter
I also bought valances that match the windows to put around the cages, but haven't gotten around to that yet.
My desk is on the opposite wall, so I just roll the chair over to visit with the boys.