So if you need to show it to someone in the future, you can find it there!
My guinea pigs enjoy cozy hidden spots, but I do not use Pigloos in my girls' cage – the girls get very possessive with them. So, I created a built-in Mini-Loft.
I attached a regular size grid to the side of the cage with zip-ties.
Mini-Grids come in handy once again, as additional support for the mini-loft. The small ramp attaches to this support as well. The guinea pigs prefer to use the ramp as a popular sleeping spot, and jump up to the mini-loft instead.
This “mini-ramp” came from a set of chinchilla cage accessories.
The small ramp is covered in Sherpa fleece, secured with Velcro at the top.
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Coroplast makes a nice tray bottom for the mini-loft. I also wanted sides on the tray, to keep the mess inside the cage. The tray is removable, for easy cleaning.
I use clips to hold the coroplast tray snugly against the sides of the cage, and also to hold the bottom layer of fleece in place. This bottom layer of fleece keeps the upper pad from sliding off.
I sewed thick, absorbent Sherpa fleece pads to fit the single grid mini-loft. The non-slip pad rests securely on the attached fleece, and keeps the clips hidden from the guinea pigs.
Fleecy and fluffy accessories complete the cozy Mini-Loft. The Mini-Loft provides many wonderful hiding/sleeping spots for my girls, yet doesn’t use much floor space in their cage.
Unfortunately, I do not know where to purchase mini-grids. I haven't seen them in a Bed, Bath, and Beyond since 2006.
Thanks for sharing your cage with us!!!
Great cage, too!
It is the ultimate cage:)
I love your cage, especially the mini-loft. I can't get my girls to use the ramp to a regular loft, but this is the perfect size. Now if I can just get those elusive mini-grids, I'll be all set.
Heck, I want that for myself! (Do they make grids in adult sizes??)
And momo, I've been searching for mini grids for a long time and haven't found any here! Boo!! A BB&B salesperson thought they'd come out when it was time for back to school but I've not found them yet. I'd LOVE to get my hands on some!
Right now there is a coroplast shortage here in MN. I spent a bundle at an art store to get mine since Axman supply was out when I was making the quarantine cage. If I find a cheap supply of coroplast and those minicubes, I will definitely use some of those design ideas.