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SOAD
23-01-2007, 11:24 AM
I've a pig cage made out of storage cubes but I would like to make a multi level one, can anyone help? :D

Steph
23-01-2007, 11:33 AM
Tree try this link. Ive made one in the past.

http://www.guineapigcages.com/

kayjay
23-01-2007, 11:33 AM
This is one I made

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k243/kayjay1809/CAWLS9GB.jpg

I made the ramps by bending a grid over (you need to check for the 'join' in the metal and bend the opposite sides to this otherwise they snap). I then attached with cable ties and cover with vet bed, fixing that on with the clips you buy in stationery shops.

kayjay
23-01-2007, 11:36 AM
Also, take a look at this cage on Cutiecavies


http://cutiecavies.proboards61.com/index.cgi?board=housing&action=display&thread=1163182963

If you browse the housing and photo sections most people on there have grid cages - the forum owners one houses 27 pigs :shock: and reaches the ceiling

SOAD
23-01-2007, 11:40 AM
Thank you so much for the links both of you Kayjay, that's exactly like what I want to build.


Mine is like this at the minute, but I would like mine to up less floors space and build it up. Is it easy to clean and is it sturdy?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/Picture006-2.jpg

kayjay
23-01-2007, 11:46 AM
On mine the first two levels are very sturdy. The top one is a bit wobbly but only houses one piggy in at the moment (I think you can make them sturdier by following guidelines using bits of wood on cavycages). I've actually bought two hutches and they're moving outside once the weather warms up as I find it too hard to clean out - however that's only due to the vet bed, as you don't use that it shouldn't be a problem. I made doors on each level that open for access and the pigs have no problems going up and down the ramps. They love their home so I feel guilty putting them outside in the shed but the vet bed washing is neverending with our own washing. I'm going to keep it as intact as I can and put it in the shed for overspill piggies.

SOAD
23-01-2007, 11:59 AM
I love your cage it's ace, yep I can see how washing vet beds would do your head in. I killed my new washer with washing vet beds before :lol:

We're planning on turning that room into a games room as I'm so sick of watching the xbox all the time and we want to put a couple of sofa's in there etc, so I want the pigs on a muliti story cage, something like yours would be ace, don't suppose you're coming to wolves any time soon so you can help me build one :o . How many boxes of cubes did you use?

kayjay
23-01-2007, 12:03 PM
I've just had a quick count and I think there's about 60 grids which was roughly 3 boxes and hundreds of cable ties. I bought them when Argos had them for £7 a box though so they didn't cost too much.

SOAD
23-01-2007, 12:12 PM
I will deffo get some more and make one similar to yours, mine will probably topple over though :lol:

Denny
23-01-2007, 12:19 PM
Save your money Tree, you can have some of mine :wink: , I have quite a few cubes :wink: come over and pick which ones you want though as some have gone abit rusty on the corners as they are outside :oops: :roll: I should have plenty for what you need :D

SOAD
23-01-2007, 12:22 PM
Denny you are a superstar :love: and saving me from Xbox hell :lol:

Denny
23-01-2007, 12:26 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: you might feel differently once you are in the house of hormonal teenagers :lol: :lol: you will race back welcoming the Xbox :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

SOAD
23-01-2007, 12:28 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I'll have to try and get over this weekend or next, hormonal teenagers can't be any worse than Bryn :lol: :lol:

Denny
23-01-2007, 01:30 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: do you wanna a HRT patch for him :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

sooo coffee and a patch it is then :lol: :lol: :lol: do I need to get any special coffee or tea in as being as you are a vegan :oops: :oops: :oops:

SOAD
23-01-2007, 01:48 PM
Might be an idea :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

OMG you know I never even thought of coffee, all this time I probably think I'm being good and I've been not being a vegan because if the coffee I drink :oops:

kayjay
23-01-2007, 05:53 PM
I will deffo get some more and make one similar to yours, mine will probably topple over though :lol:

I've fixed mine to the wall at the top with metal strip thing I got from diy shop, bolted into wall

SOAD
23-01-2007, 06:35 PM
ok will look at strapping it the wall :D