- 4 the Good of all Pigs
Also, I have a tie on every possible connection point. The corners have 3 grids per tie for added sturdiness.
Our little pigs sometimes seem so strong and capable that it's easy to forget what fragile creatures they really are.
Perhaps, like with smoke detectors, cage construction safety checks should be done a month after the initial build and then every six months just to make sure everything is still in good working order.
I know with my family they have had a tendency to want to lean on the top levels when looking for a hiding pig etc.
The top has sagged a little at times, and needed tightening and reinforcement. I am going to go and check my ties now.
If they are old or exposed to sunlight, they may fail.
- Wheekness for Pigs
Oh, I think shelving tops are safe, if secured correctly. The back half of my tops are attached with several plastic ties, so they are immovable. The front part, the part that opens, could conceivably come loose, which is why it's a good idea to check the ties periodically. I don't fasten the front part closed (I don't have dogs) but many of my adopters use clips, carabiners, or other fasteners that contribute to the secureness.