I have a question! I have a 3x5 C&C and am planning on adding a 2x3 "loft" type of area. What's the best way to keep the top from sagging? Our ideas so far have been a 1x1 cube pillar, a couple of cubes thrown under the loft, or a plastic tube (like the ones I've seen you guys put in your cages) to act as support. Any other ideas?
I don't use the pigloos in my cage, they're only for floortime. At some point after the new year I will be remodeling the cages and step stools are on my to-get list :) I can't recall seeing any recently, but BiLo and Dollar General are the two places I've seen them. Wishing you luck on your search, and I'll keep an eye out for you.
Everybody's cages are looking great! I really like yours Piggy_Vittles!
- one pig at a time.
Yes, they were report spines. I am thinking that maybe some place like Lowes or Home Depot would have something like that. Maybe in the wall covering area. Like for panels that are covered in wallpaper. Bring a spine with you so you could compare or just to ask if they have anything like that.
The cage itself is made out of cubes, coroplast, and zip-ties. The litter boxes are jumbo cat litterboxes with the front cut down. I use a bedding called SoftZorb that my local feed store carries. It's like Carefresh only it's much cheaper and is actually dust free. Plus the indivdual pieces are small enough to get picked up by my dustbuster.
A close up picture of my storage boxes:
I ran out of coroplast to make the last box so it's actually just a flap. I wish I had thought of the flap idea sooner because it would have been cheaper then making boxes and it looks the same.
My pigs like floor time, but only if they can come and go as they please. So I have a big ramp that I clip onto their cage after removing a grid.
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(I didn't know you lived near Jenn and me. How cool!)
Jenn, I always let Ted do the coroplast cutting. He always thinks I am going to cut myself so I just let him help! He's actually really great at it.
Camende, I am from the Chicago suburbs but I go to school in central IL.
Jenn, I got my coroplast at FastSigns. They seem to be all over IL. It wasn't the cheapest place to get coroplast ($23 a 4'x8' sheet) but they have 7 or 8 different colors and if they don't have one in stock they will order it for you free.