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pigsforlife3

Post   » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:57 am


The girls current cage is a 2.5x4.5 C&C cage. It holds Buttercup, Lily, Toffee and Rosie. It is about 1.55sq m. As my math is awful, I used this site http://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/ to convert it to feet for you all. According to that site it is just over 16sq ft.

This is the most updated photo I have of it. There is a litter box in the corner, that they dont use so I might as well take it out once I have gone through the litter. In their hay rack is Oaten Hay, and the best that I have available to me at the time. Their hay rack was due for a top up. The corflute that you can see up the side of the cage is their lazy lounge. Under the towel is there stuffed bone and cuddle cup.

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JennG
In Memory of Mama

Post   » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:21 pm


Guess what?! I got my shelving unit in today. WooHoo!!! The foster kids will have new rooms hopefully in the next few days (unless I can get it all done tonight, we shall see, my daughter has girl scouts and we have to get the cookies). Anyways, Erin, did you get your coroplast cut up w/ Mr. Ray? Hmmm? Or have you been busy? Hope the arm's doing better.

MichelleintheOC

Post   » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:11 pm


Will a 2x2 with a 1x2 loft be okay for a single male? He's single because he's highly agressive with other pigs {humping, biting, blood shed}.

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lisam

Post   » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:49 pm


A 2x2 C&C cage really isn't big enough. You don't count the upper levels when counting cage square footage. Can't you at least make the bottom a 2x3?

MichelleintheOC

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:31 am


Yes, I was just wondering :) so a 2x3 with a loft is good?

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Char-x

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:20 am


This is the cage for my two girls - 2 diff set ups:

They usually have a wooden willow area, cosy soft area and a hay patch and then just space and some more toys - i still need to buy them some more toys! I always get asked so ill say...the big white square near all the hay in the 2nd picture is a velverty bed I brought them but realised it wouldnt wick so added towels and vet bed on it, and the big yellow thing is a really soft peice of vet bed.

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My single bachelors cage, nice retirement home (we got him from an outdoor hutch where he as fed stale bread when he was lucky =O ):

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Whats under the fleece :P
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These are my pigs:

Tallulah - diabetic softie, only one who secretly loves being picked up:
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/Charly1991/TallulahRosebabes.jpg

Gypsey the cheeky tom boy (bottom right picture shes standing on her willow hut)
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/Charly1991/GypseyGoldBabes.jpg

Hoover the old rescued man, can be very grumpy but secretly loves to have fuss and be cheeky:
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/Charly1991/HooverLuckyBabes.jpg

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Princess Aurora

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:19 pm


I've seen your cages in GPC, Char-x. I love your set up, so spacious and playfull for the piggies.

Cute piggies aswell! ^^

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:06 pm


A 2x3 is ok for a single pig but you may want to consider a 2x4 and adopting a buddy from a rescue/shelter. Just a thought. It's a often easier to build big to begin with than to add on later. The cost of a 2x4 is the same as a 2x3.

MichelleintheOC

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:50 pm


He doesn't like other pigs, as I stated above.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:52 pm


Will a 2x2 with a 1x2 loft be okay for a single male? H
No. I always keep any single pigs in a 2x3. A 2x2 doesn't give the pig enough room to run around, and it gets wet very, very quickly.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:12 pm


Has he been treated for mites? It can make them irritable.

Or you can look into getting him neutered if he is otherwise healthy. Agreed. 2 by 2 isn't big enough.

natrat65

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:29 pm


Char-x love the cages! What happy piggies you must have.

MichelleintheOC

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:38 pm


I am making him a 2x3 complete with loft this weekend :) He's been treated with mites and had a vet check and everything.

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JennG
In Memory of Mama

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:48 pm


Char-x, nice setup! Watch out, if I find where you live I just may have to pignap Hoover!!!

Can I just say that I HATE cutting the coroplast!! I got the shelving unit together last night. No problems. I've sent all night cutting and recutting the coroplast. I measured, measured and measured again and I still didn't get it right the first time. Argh!!! Hopefully it'll get done tomorrow.

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:55 pm


I hate drawing the lines to guide cutting. Mine are ALWAYS crooked!

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jessibean

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:02 pm


I took a cruddy picture of our cage today - cruddy because I was flopped down on the floor with the cats.

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It's... like an altered 4x2 that's shaped like an L instead xD We like it just because it fits nicely into our -very- cluttered apartment! We're probably going to be moving soon, so I'm putting off any redesigns of the cage until then, but we plan to add a top level - assuming we can do this and make the cat-proof top work.

Our top right now is just a bunch of extra panels ziptied together, with bungie cords to 'lock' down the two doors on either side. It works well - we keep a blanket on top the cage, and our two cats take turns sleeping on it with no problem!

..I thought I'd add, we'd just finished -cleaning- it here - we don't leave it open like that when the cats are around and we're not, obviously xD

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:06 pm


Jessi, if you can get some of that closet shelving from Home Depot or Lowes, it'll make your cage a LOT easier to get in and out of. Of course, it may really need to be a traditional shape, but I'll bet you could work it out with an L. I had a grid roof and I just love my shelving now. Just a thought for when you move.

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jessibean

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:10 pm


Rshevin, we bought some of those closet shelvings - the pre-sized kind at least (I just discovered at Lowes they cut it for you XD) and unfortunately we had a lot of trouble making it work with our strange-shaped cage. But I'll definitely keep it in mind to see if we can find other cuts - I was buying it at Target, and well, Target didn't exactly have a great variety! The cage will probably be getting an overhaul after we move, but yeesh, moving this cage plus our giant 100 lb rat cage is enough to worry about!

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:16 pm


Ohhh, the KEY to using the closet shelving is going to a home store. The have neumatic cutters and can make it any length you want. I completely understand how it didn't work with your current cage though. That would be difficult to work out.

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jessibean

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:24 pm


We will definitely check out a home store next time - having shelving for lids would be so much easier, I'm sure xD Right now we have to lift up the entire cage, top, sides and all to clean, and trying to find a place to stick that is no easy feat!

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