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codyNpatches
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Post   » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:17 pm


NGM- have you had any issues with keeping your hay in a plastic container? Your cage is so neat and organized. I need to organize! Everything just kinda gets put where ever under my cage. :)

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New Guinea Mom
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Post   » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:38 pm


I'm pretty organized as far as my pigs, anyway. hehehe. I love my new set up. I have also had NO problems at all with the hay in my coroplast silo! ;)

Thank you for the compliments!

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:49 pm


I was talking about the bin under the cage with hay in it. It's all neat and I have mine in a plain old box beside my cage. I was just curious if you had any issues with moisture?

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cabaya

Post   » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:30 pm


I keep mine in a rubbermaid bin next to the cage and it is always fine. (Of course I don't have a lid on it.)

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Hunybee

Post   » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:31 pm


Wow, these cages are great! I've seen some great Ideas I can use for the cage I have now. Eventually I would love to have one of these neat organized cages.

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New Guinea Mom
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Post   » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:53 pm


Oh. NGM has brain damage!

No, I have no problems with moisture at all. It's as dry as can be. :o)

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Hunybee

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:04 pm


Ok, we've joined the C&C bunch. I got the grids off craigslist and yes they are the 9 square grids. 22 grids plus 20 connectors for 10 bucks. Couldn't pass that up.
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.
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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.
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Hunybee

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:08 pm


I have a friend who has sheets and sheets of coroplast. He's going to give me whatever I need and help me cut it to size.
Here's Jasper, he loves the fleece so much he had to lay down before he could even explore. Image

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. Image

WICharlie

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:14 pm


One suggestion: Don't put a food dish under the water bottle or near it. The food will get wet if the pig drinks and dribbles water. I always make sure to put the food dish all the way on the other side of the cage, away from the water bottle.

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Hunybee

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:20 pm


Good idea. I really don't look for the food to stay in the bowl too long. Its usually dumped shortly after it's put down. We have the small travel water bottle for now because the big one is leaking.

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rshevin

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:04 pm


Great cage! And what a precious little pig!! He sure does love him some snuggle fleece doesn't he. What a doll. Do you have room on the table to make your cage 2x4 grids? Once you get your coroplast it'll be ok if it goes off the edges a little.

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. ;)

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TexCavy

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:17 pm


Aww cute, I get to see what Jasper the haymonster looks like outside of his hay lair. ;)

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Hunybee

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:38 pm


Thanks rshevin and Tex.

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.

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rshevin

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:41 pm


LOL. You'll have fun with them. Fleece is so great. There's going to be a learning curve with it, but once you're used to it, you can't imagine going back. Kinda the same with C&C cages in general. I give you 1 week before you look at your other cage and wonder why in the world you ever liked it. I know I did.

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Hunybee

Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:41 pm


Tex, if jasper were a child, he'd have ADHD. Nikka just went right in to the private hut and laid down. He was not going give me the satisfaction of watching him.

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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New Guinea Mom
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Post   » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:55 pm


I thought it would be fun to take a photo of a bright colorful cage!

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Pikatot

Post   » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:13 am


All the bright colors look great together, especially the orange and purple. And rope lights! What a brilliant, brilliant idea. Would you mind if I tried the rope lights on my cage, too? It's just too creative and stylish to pass up asking you!

jedifreac

Post   » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:53 am


Hey Hunybee, a trick for the water bottle. Fill it up all the way, as much as you can. Then turn it up side down and give it a very gentle squeeze until water comes out. Or try shaking it in a 90 degrees vertical up down direction. Water bottles leak when there is air in the metal spout between the ball and the plastic bottle. Shaking or gently squeezing out that air bubble should stop the leak.

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TexCavy

Post   » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:30 am


Yeah, I usually have to tap mine on the top after putting them in the cage to get it flowing without leaks.

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New Guinea Mom
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Post   » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:35 am


Pikatot, I wouldn't mind at all! I say if you see an idea, and you like it, USE IT!

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)

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