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GPT

Post   » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:03 pm


I just adore everyones cages!

Here is my crappy temporary cage, without their stuff put in

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GPT

Post   » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:42 pm


Damn, I tried to take a picture of their cage when their hay, food, hidey house and toys were in but my camera died :(

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3popcornpiggies

Post   » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:45 pm


I hate when that happens!

GPT

Post   » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:49 pm


Lol my camera takes two batteries and I had 6 and was using them in different combinations in hope I'd get some that work.

Kitsufox

Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:04 am


Since over the course of the last two months I've been modifying and perfecting my cage for the personalities and needs of my boys I figured it was time to share the major change I just finished.

Merlin and Galahad have been snarking at each other over pellets, so the kitchen wall was changed. Though it only made escape easier for Galadah, so we built the new upper deck to make a second feeding area. (Conflicts are only during pellet time for some weird reason)

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It's a simple 3 square based L shape with a 2-grid long ramp made by bending grids. (Galahad sees the ramp as his new sleeping-under place). I tried to lay everything out so that zoomies will be as good as ever (possibly better, once Galahad is comfortable enough to zoom up the ramp). The front half of the upper-deck was made by cutting a grid in half.

And to think my mother already thought my cage was a monstrosity ;)

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Wheekers3

Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:40 pm


Step 2: Get used to the horrified look from friends and families!

It's lovely.

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:46 pm


Nice cage! I know when I lived with my mom and before I had coro, I would change the cage just about everytime I cleaned it and she kept asking me how much bigger it was going to get.

Honestly, sometimes I feel like my boys are too big for just a 2x4 C&C. I really would like to have a 2X8.

Tuggell

Post   » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:53 pm


Finally finished my cage for my fightey pigs! Their cage doesn't fit in my room anymore, so the pigs have adopted my brother's ex-room. It's been renamed "The Pig Room".

This is their new, devided cage with Kitchen up top as soon as I'm sure they'll use the ladders. I actually underestimated the size of my chunky guys and need to go back and widen the bridge opennings, so they don't have squeeze!
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I'm also trying fleece, and I found 2 cages worth on sale for $10. It was a set to tie together in a blanket actually. One peice is the bright blue in the first picture, and this is the cute peice. I love it :)
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My mom says she hopes my own kids pay me back someday by surprise! adopting a giraffe, and then surprise! that giraffe needs a buddy giraffe. :) I hope so too.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:09 pm


What a cute guinea pig, Tuggell! I like the lanky body!

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Pikatot

Post   » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:24 pm


Tuggell! I love your crunchy monkey fleece. I almost got that fleece for cageliners from Jen. I like the blue fleece too. Your cage setup is really cool.

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Kat

Post   » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:53 pm


I know what you mean, codyNpatches, the guineapigcages sizes actually seem really small to me!

Tuggell

Post   » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:00 pm


:D Thanks guys!

Tug is the stretchy pig. I think the dimple in his butt is funny.

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codyNpatches
Supporter in '09 - '10

Post   » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:11 pm


I didn't mean that the cages are too small really. I guess once you have experienced the same pigs in a pet store cage and then a C&C, you want the biggest C&C possible! My 2x4 just seems small for my chunkies and I would like to go bigger. :)

CinnamonSpice

Post   » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:12 am


Not a CC but we dont have them here... so presenting Pig City.
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The girls now only have the white water bottle, the other is at my mums for visiting time.

P.S Sorry for the quality. Taken on an iPhone.

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CavyPrincesses

Post   » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:43 am


That's a nice hutch Cinnamon! :)

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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:54 am


Cinnamon Spice: Is there any kind of urine guard on the hutch? I remember I used to have one for BB, and it molded from the urine although I cleaned it every 2-3 days. The whole hutch only lasted about a year and it cost me 300 dollars. I will personally never go back to one. The water dripping on the wood also tends to grow mold... If you could use bedding of any kind, even if it is just straw (like I see on the bottom, which can poke a piggy's eye and really doesn't absorb anything...), it can be better than exposing the wood.

There are many alternatives to C&C Cages. I just don't want you to experience the gross results of a hutch that I did!

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Aertyn

Post   » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:31 am


Actually, we DO have C+C's in Australia.

Grids are from Bunnings, in (or around) the storage aisle. Corflute can be found in the garden section (at some bunnings, it comes between the pallets of pavers, it's black and sometimes they'll let you take it for free). Cable Ties are in the electrical section.

And before the C+C I had a $200 wooden hutch...used it for 2 years (the last year was only when we had people coming to look at the house and I had to pack up the C+C's on the bathroom and laundry floor) and even though it was not in sunlight or exposed to any weather it was falling apart, and at one stage I was only using it once every few weeks.

This is my girls current cage (it's very...girly), along with the new Weaver products they got some new girly fleece.

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My parents have said no more fleece...apparently I have a *slight* problem. This isn't counting the fleece in the two cages, the one under the girls cage and the two I use to cover the ends on cool nights...and fleece season (aka winter) is coming soon. Oh dear :P

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CavyPrincesses

Post   » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:13 am


I used to prefer Red as my favorite color before but since I had an American boyfriend, it went into Pink!
And boy! I love that pink cage! Will definitely get me a pink themed C&C too for my girls in the future!
All in all it's a lovely cage Aertyn!

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cabaya

Post   » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:41 am


Oh don't worry. I am still trying to gather fleece for my 'collection'. I love having so many choices! So far I think I have 7 different fleeces for just one cage!

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TexCavy

Post   » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:28 pm


I have loads of fleece and don't even use it in my cages very often. When desperate for bedding, or when necessary for a certain pig, I use it. But I found it inconvienient for my circumstances and also I am more sensitive to the pee scent when using fleece. My pigs also always have a bad case of poopy paw too when I use it. The turds. heheh, Yet Still when I see cute fleece in excellent condition at yard sales and resale shops, I often get it. I rarely buy it new unless on sale though. I am just too thrifty sometimes. *rolls eyes at self*

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