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MaraC

Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:06 am


Everyone that saw my cage asked if they don't jump. The awnser is: No, and they never had it in mind. :)
My cages are this tall since I threw the first cage - one from petshop (120 cm x 60 cm) - and I made a coroplast cages. I built my first coroplast cages 2 years ago.
I made one of these cages last fall (the "downstairs" one) and the second one 3 months ago.
I know my boys, and I know some piggies that want to "escape" from their cages, but mine prefer to stay home :)

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Jessie
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Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:12 pm


My Snowy would jump out. She hurdles the white kitchen area walls regularly. She also jumps off the side of the ramp into the lower level. I don't put anything on the top level that she could jump onto as I don't trust her not to jump out.

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MaraC

Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:07 pm


It depens on their character.

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:16 pm


One of the few good things about my ex being gone, I can have my trio where ever I want in the house! So I pulled out their cage, built a stand and put them in the living room.

The cage is 3'x4' total, so 12 sq ft for three pigs, two of which are only about 3 months old.

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I added a few bits of bedding, so it doesn't look so bare LOL.

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MaraC

Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:45 am


Argh, I'm so jealous! I don't have cubes or beautiful fleeces here, in Romania :( (and if I want to buy, the shipping cost it's bigger than the things I want to buy)

P.S. I got a carpet just like yours :))

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:53 am


MaraC.. Ikea rocks!

I bought those liners from a friend of mine. She makes them, you should ask for a quote. I paid 240 total for 4 liners and 4 pads with shipping and I am so happy I did! I love her work and they hold up amazingly!

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jacqueline

Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:44 pm


For those of you in countries where fleece is not available - is there any way we could buy some and send it to you? I understand it might take a long time to get there, but fleece isn't very heavy, so the weight shouldn't be prohibitive.

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GP_mum
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Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:31 pm


Jacqueline, that's very kind of you. Just to share, I did buy some fleece about 1.5 yrs ago from the US when it was on sale and bought enough for free domestic delivery. However the overseas shipping cost was still high as freight forwarders charge either based on actual weight or volumetric (size of the box), depending on which is more expensive.

For most of the piggy items (e.g. cuddle cups, tunnels etc) that I purchase from US, it's really the shipping cost that makes it costly.

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Aertyn

Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:58 pm


Oh yeah, when I bought some stuff from JensCustomCrafts...I think the shipping had an equal cost to the products I purchased.

Not long ago I ordered a harness, leash, collar for my dog from the US. Came in a package smaller than a sheet of paper. Cost me over $30 in shipping.

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jacqueline

Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:06 am


Ok, not to belabor this, but I have a friend whom is an flight attendant. she often travels to brazil and india. If she were to mail a package from there, would it help with the shipping costs?

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MaraC

Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:10 am


It would be great if someone would buy some fleeces and send them to me! I think it's easier for those ho are in UK, because the distance is smaller (I'm in Romania)
Where are you from, jacqueline?

@eschimpf - yes, I love IKEA :D
Actualy,in my room, all the furniture is from IKEA :))

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Jessie
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Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:42 pm


Do you have an ikea in Romania?

They do fantastic fleece at very cheap prices :)

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jacqueline

Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:09 pm


Mara - if you'd like to see what we can work out, please PM me and we can hash out any details and see if it's feasible!

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MaraC

Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:30 pm


Jessie - I have fleece in Romania, but just single coloured and with model fleeces too - but just 4 models. I buy them for Auchan.
At IKEA are just single coloured fleeces, ore some big fleeces with model that I can't use to make accesories (first of all, I want fleece for these). Actualy, at IKEA the fleeces are more expensive than at Auchan. And they are the same quality.
jacqueline- I will send you an email.

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Jessie
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Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:37 pm


If it works out too expensive to get some sent from the states, I'd be happy to send some from the UK.

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Ibepatience
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Post   » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:31 am


I got new bedding sets on Etsy and I had to show them off! Here's Hanna and Sunshines elephant bedding. Kona and Squishys pink argyle bedding and Leo and Winkys Denver Broncos bedding!!

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Threepigsnacuy

Post   » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:52 am


I love your cages, they look so neat. Love the fleece, and the wall stickers are to die for. Not to mention I am in love with Winky!

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MaraC

Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:07 am


Since I last posted in this thread a lot of changes occurred to my cage!
As I moved in the same place with them and my cat, we got a double Decker built. I asked for chicken wire for the doors, in the laterals and at the top as I didn't want my cat to be able to get to the guinea pigs.
Then, I realized that the wooden-and-wire doors made the whole room look crowded and ugly, so I decided it needed to be changed with something that would go with everything else.
I chose Plexiglas. Now it all looked fine! Except there was one little problem... the piggies would lean on the doors, the doors would bend and one piggie actually fell from the cage! BIG problem! So, finally, a little wooden stick in the middle of the cage acted as a "anchor" for the doors, so now the piggies are safe inside!
The kitties (yes, now I have two) are able to get inside, but they love the piggies to the moon and back and would'n ever hurt them (actually, I believe that they are a little scared of the squeaks, sometimes...)

So, this is our final (for now) cage! Double decked, with storing space on the bottom, it is housing 5 piggies (and a cat, most of the times). Each level is about 0,8 by 1,5 meters, so it's the perfect size for three guinea pigs.

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:33 am


That is an awesome cage!

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