I need to add some click lights under the top level to brighten up the bottom; though I think my fosters like feeling more covered and hidden.
The cages look kinda bare here too because I need to do some piggie laundry!
When I was growing up, my pigs were always in wooden hutches outside. We put a thick layer of bedding on the bottom, washed the hutches weekly, and never had any problems with urine. They were a pain to clean, though.
But yes, using the wire shelving is just as good as the grids (probably cheaper too since they jacked the price of grids up...$12 for 5 panels is ridiculous!)
Edit: OMG i just found Mesh grids on ebay!
I didn't want Hairballie living in the little emergency cage anymore, we don't know how to reintroduce them again and we don't even know if it could work or not, we are afraid she has hormone issues.
It took her around 10 minutes to realize that there are some piggies living under her feet, then she wheeked in wonder and sniffed in the air, while Juanito was running at the speed of light and Poofy was wheeking her little lungs out. Now they all know that the other exists and that they don't live that far away.
I also think I made a good choice by adding a two by three and a half kitchen section with bedding in it, since I can change that out every night when I sweep poops. The odor is not bad at all, its even better than when I used just carefresh! I'm so happy I found this site(so are my girls!!)
Oh and p.s. I just got a ton of new Weaver beds that I will add tomorrow after I clean the fleece! My girls are loving life
Now that we have gotten Cora Bell also my husband agreed that we needed to double the space! He and I put this together two nights ago and Daisy is THRILLED!
The bottom opens from the side so that I can slide out the entire bottom for cleaning and it sits on four sections for storage. One of which has a lockable door for the hay and food (because our dog Jeffery opened a brand new bag of hay last week and spread it all over the room! I would love to have an open design but we have kitties and I wouldn't feel safe about that!
- Supporter in '09 - '10
Someone please help me. Most of you know that I have had a 2x4 C&C for a while now and before we moved it was on a one grid high base. When we moved, I put the pigs on the floor. I bought some bad grids at target tonight because I was impatient and wanted to build a 2 grid high base. Well, I hate these grids! The wires are thick and they do not fit into the connectors properly. Instead of using pliers, I just went with it. I used some connectors and plain zip ties in other spots. Then I ziptied the whole damn thing hoping it would/could work.
This is where everything went wrong. Because I didn't have enough connectors, everything just didn't fit together properly. I am frustrated and I just can't see taking it all apart tonight so I am leaving it for now. I am so not happy with it. I guess I will order a bunch of connectors soon.
Here are some pictures of the misery I endured tonight. Uggg.
These clips are keeping the coro from bending inward and leaving a huge gap between it and the grids!
The only good things about tonight is this awesome "hay rack" I found at Target!
Patches told me...that I did good making the cage.
Would you say the hell with it and just leave it? Nahh, I gotta do it over. I can't handle it being messed up.
- Supporter in '09 - '10