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Knhappyface

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:10 am


Feylin, our "dining room" has also been converted into a pig room/computer room/all the clutter that doesn't fit anywhere else in the house room(like my brother's old cactuses he didn't feel like taking when he moved out).
My mom is now wondering whether we'll ever actually EAT in here.

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Feylin

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:16 am


Hey, don't knock the cacti. I have 9- some of them have been with me for more than 10 years. Cacti are good plant friends to have around.

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Knhappyface

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:19 am


Yeah, they're really cool, but they're battling with the Pig Clutter on the old desk. And I'd much rather have piggy stuff on there than scraping my hand every time I go to grab the treats.
I love the little fuzzy cacti, they're so cute!

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New Guinea Mom
There is No Cure

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:38 am


Well, actually, YA, and but I meant that for the red card thingy!

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:40 am


Feylin, great idea on the cards!

PixieStix

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:11 am


Feylin, your cage looks amazing. Such a good use of space. And Edward and Jacob are lovely looking as always. Out of curiousity, do you cut the 'tails' of the zip ties off?

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Feylin

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:36 am


haha, the cards are not my idea! Lots of people here do that. :) Kermie has a giant poster on her wall, JennG has a binder with a page for each pig, Jennicat had cards but her foster bunnies eat them off the cages.

Normally, yes, I cut the tails of the zip ties off. Except for when I get lazy, or have just reinforced some part of the cage. There's a lot in those pictures! Edward and Jacob's cage is a temporarily converted bunny condo. I needed to install and hold a second floor so I used a bunch of zip ties. The cut ends sliced open my leg and I left the rest of the tails on out of anger!

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mkkayla
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Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:38 am


Here are pictures of my new cage, I posted thes in their own thread but wanted to put them here with all the other neat cages:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/mkkayla/CIMG3608.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/mkkayla/CIMG3611.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/mkkayla/CIMG3609.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/mkkayla/CIMG3612.jpg

this one is hard to look at, it's the last picture of my Bonnie girl who crossed the bridge early on July 5...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/mkkayla/CIMG3613.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/mkkayla/CIMG3614.jpg

Last but not least, Lilly in her favorite spot-burrowed under the fleece in the loft:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/mkkayla/CIMG3615.jpg

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Knhappyface

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:48 pm


Wow, impressive cage, mkkayla!

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CavyCastle
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Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:30 pm


I like the pipes used as support; very smart! Look at all the happy spoiled piggies!

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:39 pm


Mkkayla- I have a question. What support do you have for the base grids? I couldn't figure out how to support mine in any way except to put cross grids on and that kills my storage space. Does that make any sense?

Hmmm, I guess if I used connectors I wouldn't have this issue.

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CavyCastle
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Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:44 pm


Connectors and a million zip-ties! I also laid wood across the bottom for added support.

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codyNpatches
Supporter in '09 - '10

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:48 pm


I will have to redo my cage one day. I have connectors going the wrong way and that is part of my problem. That's what I get for staying up all night and trying to do it. I do have some advice for anyone that hasn't built their cage yet, DON'T put zipties on until you are finished!

Carrie86

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:52 pm


codyNpatches ... If your cage is just the two grids deep like mine is, I think putting grids across the back (wall) underneath too will provide enough support. That's what I have and it's pretty sturdy.

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:56 pm


Good idea. I was really tired when I did mine. I just wanted it off the floor.

You can't really see the bottom in this picture but here is my cage.

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Carrie86

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:57 pm


Yep, just put some grids accross the back underneath. I think the vast majority of C&C cages are finished in the early morning hours ... mine were!

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mkkayla
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Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:10 pm


I didn't use cross grids this time and to be honest may have to add some. So far it has held up and that is with five cats constantly jumping/climbing up on top. But a few of the supports are a bit bowed looking so I'll be doing something soon. But yes, I use connectors and tons of zip ties. There are also grids under most of the coroplast. I tried not to use cross grids to make sweeping easier-I'm getting too old to be getting on my hands and knees to get under the cage.

I like my pipes too, the lids are way too big without supports, especially with the aforementioned cats lounging up top all the time.

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Feylin

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:15 pm


Dowel rods! I bought them at Home Depot and ziptied them to the underside (and sides) of the cage. They really stabalized it.

You can sort of see them in my picture.

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mkkayla
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Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:37 pm


Do they come with holes or do you have to drill a hole into them? I don't ahve a drill but am sure I can find someone with one.

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tashab

Post   » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:12 pm


Feylin - your setup is awesome!

CavyCastle: our 'cage stand' is actually 2 end tables with a board in between them. The drawers conveniently hold Princess's medicine, and their hay & floor time toys tuck nicely underneath!
Plus they were free

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