Outside Veiw, this has changed a little now, theres now a plank of wood all the way along the bottom of the hutch attatched to ramp like thing so if I do spill sawdust everywhere along the bottom pannel, I can sweep it up easily.
Bottom floor front veiw
Bottom floor side veiw with a bit of the middle floor showing
Bottom floor ariel (sort of) veiw
A closer up bottom floor side veiw
and I unfortunately dont have any of the top floor, 1 because its so hard to photograph and 2 because my dad deleted the only one I have. Its basically a pig sized coridor leading up to a comercial hutch with its doors open which is filled with bedding hay, softwod and is heated :3
I change the items in the hutch around every cleanout so that why some look different :3
- Supporter in '11
I want to modify my C&C arrangement to make two identically sized cages, one on top of the other. My current set-up is a 2x4.67 cage raised 1 grid above the floor for storage with a sort of L-shaped area as a second level. I want to expand the 2nd level to a full 2x4.67 but need (obviously) to access the lower cage too.
I remember seeing someone's cage set-up that included modified plastic connectors that enabled you to remove the front grids of a lower cage for cleaning purposes. Putting a full grid between the two cages would raise level 2 above where I could easily clean or see it. Does anyone remember these connectors?
(Just for background, my motivation is a big happy boar that someone found out by the garbage near-by. I have a single sow right now and a bonded pair; neutered boar and sow. I have an excellent cavey vet and want to neuter happy Hunk so he can live with my single lady.
I'm not sure I know what your actual issue is though. Do you mean it will be harder, because you have overlapped grids or something, to make it the size you have? Sorry I don't recall the modified plastic connectors. Unless it was mine. Once upon a time I cut a plastic connector just past the halfway mark. Meaning I had enough left to fasten with, but the excess on the other side was cut off. Its a dangerous job the way I cut mine in half, but surely there is a safer way.
You can clean the bottom without sliding in and out the tray.
Honestly, I've been sitting here with a connector in my hand for 10 minutes holding it up to my cage and trying to invision how it would work, if it would work, and I'm just not sure that it's practical. Perhaps I just haven't had enoug coffee yet. I'll keep thinking about it.
Also, the only way I can see to cut the connectors would be to put them in a vise and use a hack saw. You might try a jig saw or a reciprocating saw but really since they are so small that would take a very steady hand. I'm almost afraid to ask....how did you cut yours, Tex?
After a little thought, and deciding that cutting connectors sounded like no fun, I think that if I wanted to build a cage using connectors and have the entire front serve as a drop down door I'd do it by building the front panel seperately with connectors at the top and a strip of plexiglas at the bottom. If you drill holes in the plexi to maintain the correct spacing of the grids and fasted the bottom of the grids to the plexi with cable ties that match your grids. I don't think anyone will notice that the connectors aren't there. If you put the plexi on the inside it could also serve as a giant window on the fronts of the cage. Then if you fasten the front panel to the floor of the level with several cable ties they'll serve as hinges so the panel will swing down to open. On my cage I use the heavy black twist ties, like power cords are always wrapped up with, to hold the front panels closed.
I've had enough coffee now so, I hope that makes sense. I can see it in my head, and it looks nice, but 'splaining it is something else. ;)