Any, we bought a new water bottle this week and it drips nonstop. So the cage wasn't smelling too fresh when I got home. Decided tonight was as good as any to make the switch, even if it might be temporary.
Here is the 30x30, thought it was 36x36. We had to move the lower shelf to get the boys out.
Here's the new temporary version. It's setting on an old kitchen table that just collects stuff. The dogs sleep underneath it. Its temporary because its too close to the patio door.
Here's Jasper, he loves the fleece so much he had to lay down before he could even explore.
Nikka hid in the hut, but Jasper popped everywhere and sniffed everything and kept laying down.
Here you can see his feet, 1 cream and 1 black. Back feet are opposite.
Speaking of food, you'll want to switch them over to a plain, timothy based pellet pretty soon. The mixes end up being unhealthy and can be a choking hazard. The brands we really love are Oxbow (www.oxbowhay.com for links to retailers), Kleenmama's Hayloft (www.kmshayloft.com only), and Sweet Meadow Farms. All made lovely, high quality pellets and also sell hay so you can combine orders. Many of us like Kleenmama (KMs) because of her wonderful quality and customer service.
You'll figure out what kinds of bowls work over time, but pretty much they dump them all out at some point. It's a pig thing. ;)
After seeing his reaction to the fleece, how can I refuse him? I actually have a video of him settling down, but pc's not cooperating tonight.
Their food is Timothy Complete, not sure which brand, but it's pellets only. I bought "a vit c enhanced" treat mix, just to see if they liked it. To me , it looks like granola. It has oats, rose hips, some dried fruit. I normally just pour a small handful out on their food shelf. They like some things in it, the rest usually gets kicked around in their litter. It wouldn't be worth buying again. Tonight I put it in their empty food bowl. Didn't want to mess up their clean cage.
As far as the cage goes, I cant go 2x4, but I can add on a 1x1 off to the corner. I could put the hay in there. Currently I'm splitting a 10 box of farm fresh hay with a woman from work who has a rabbit.
But we're still learning from trial and error. Today I learned that even though it's orange, they still know the difference between lovely carrots and hated sweet potato.
Yeah rshevin, I see that now. I've actually made a point of reaching in to scratch them a few times now. Nikka is still mad but he'll get over it. I did catch him sniffing around.
The other cage is actually going to a chinchilla that is still living in it's small first cage.
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It sure does brighten them up at night. My house is from the late 40's so there aren't any lights in it, and we don't have many lights, because our old house was built in 2006, so we didn't need any. Now it's so dark in here. So I have a timer that goes on about 4:30pm and goes off at 9pm. :o)