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codyNpatches
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Post   » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:50 pm


Nice cage! Funny how they can go under the tv. I love the guitar fleece!

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TexCavy

Post   » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:17 pm


I LOVE that cage! Especially the TV stand part. :D
You should enter it in that petco contest where we are trying to use the contest to show off C and C cages. So far we have way more pig cages than there are dog and cat houses put together. We need tons more though. We need to FLOOD them with C and C cages.

Here is that thread:
http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56284

jedifreac

Post   » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:28 pm


CodynPatches, are there any extra grids left over? You may have to add another support section in the center to make it sturdier?

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It makes it harder to store bigger items down below, but it is less wobbly.

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codyNpatches
Supporter in '09 - '10

Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:25 am


It is pretty sturdy, I just don't like the fact that it isn't perfect. I found some more good grids in my closet and I have the ones for their play pen. I am going to redo it.

Has anyone had any luck making a 2 grid high cage with no connectors on the entire cage? There would have to be some kind of cross support otherwise the grids will just collapse.

I really don't care about storage underneath. I have a ton of closet space. I just like the pigs up at my level. They like it too. When they are on the floor, I am like a big bad giant walking up to their cage!

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caruba
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Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:39 am


jedifreac, is there some elaborate escape plot going on in that picture?! Looks like it to me! Better watch those little piglets ;)

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:58 am


LOL. Wouldn't you worry that the TV would sway if they start popcorning through the pass-through? How perfect, though: if nothing good is on TV, you still have entertainment. :-)

cfoster1966

Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:32 am


LOL They actually run at warp speed through the pass through and the TV is really sturdy up there, I promise. :)

GPT

Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:26 pm


I'll have to show everyone my shelf cage when it is finished! :)
Can't wait!

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TexCavy

Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:53 pm


Yeah, isn't that just a really strong sturdy TV stand that the cage passes through?

cfoster1966

Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:53 pm


Yes, it is. :)

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Kat

Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:42 pm


I agree, caruba, it definitely looks like a "Great Escape" style escapade going on. We briefly considered calling Bumby "Virgil" after the Great Escape character, owing to Bumby's penchance for escaping, and the fact he had to live alone, "in solitary" for two weeks. The name Bumby sort of stuck, though.

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Hunybee

Post   » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:11 pm


CNP, I had the same problem with mysecond level. I have a square 1x1 Inch dowel rod running under the second level. It still gives a little, but 4lbs of pig plus hay isn't going to collapse. It's about 8 inches wider than the cage, but I have it zip tied all across the cage.

Pimpinpuji

Post   » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:11 am


Cfoster, do the piggies mind the noise of the tv? I've often thought of lifting mine off the ground, but the only area available would put them right next to the tv.

If they're ok with the noise, that helps my decision!

GPT

Post   » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:52 pm


There is another level at the bottom not shown, it will be my storage level

Still has to be painted, the ramps fixed up, then perspex put on the front and the open side and done!

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Give me your honest opinions guys :) Not much I can change now, but I still would like to hear

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Hunybee

Post   » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:14 pm


It looks pretty cool. Have you figured out what kind of bedding your going to use?

GPT

Post   » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:30 pm


Ya probably just shavings, I'm not allowed use fleece :( My Mother insists it is unhygienic and stuff so ya. I'm putting fleece in which ever level will be their bedroom level though

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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:48 pm


Are you using perspex or linoleum or something under the shavings? I think you probably really want to -- even treated wood will get distorted and gross with pig pee on it.

GPT

Post   » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:02 pm


I think my Mother has some kind of plastic stuff she is putting down to keep it dry :)

cfoster1966

Post   » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:05 pm


pimpinpuji...they don't seem to mind the noise of the TV. Once in awhile if there is a loud noise, like a slam of a door or something, they will all scatter but that is what they do when my dogs bark or someone sneezes as well. :)

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:05 am


"I think my Mother has some kind of plastic stuff she is putting down to keep it dry :) "

GPT, your cage looks very interesting. Your dad is very talented at building things!

What kind of plastic stuff will your mother be putting underneath the shavings? Soft filmy plastic, such as plastic bags or the kind of plastic used for puppy pads and incontinence pads, are not safe for guinea pigs to chew and ingest.

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