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« on: October 06, 2006 12:36:16 PM »

Hi

My Pig Meg was geting fed up of being in a house that had high plastic sides that she couldnt see out of, and i found that her cage didnt look good in my room, so...i built her a new one.





a closer view of how i attached the cubes together - she has not chewed on the wire clips so i have left them (they were only going to be temporary until i found something better)



This is a photo of her floor space, i have different 'toys' such as an igloo, tubes and wooden hidey holes that i change around so she has some variety.  

she is so much happier and so am i as she's so 'talkative' when she can see everything and be part of what's going on.  

hope u like

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006 05:10:45 PM »

I love it!  She looks like she has lots of room to run and play!  I built a new cage for one of our guineas but it didn't work out too well.  I have one question though, is it hard to change the bedding?  Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2006 07:03:18 AM »

Hiya

thanks for you comment, glad you like it.

cleaning her bedding out isn't too bad.  I've got a PVC table cloth type thing underneath the paper/shavings/hay.  So i take her out, take the grid off, then roll the pvc up and empty it into a large black bin bag.  As well I can wash the PVC down which is good. 

At first it was diff to clean her out, but got a larger mat for the bottom that i just fold underneath the rug - in the first photo u can just see it in the bottom right corner (the pink material) which she leaves alone, cos it's underneath everything else.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006 10:20:39 AM »

ooh pleeeeease tell me where you got the cubes from!!!  i am desperate to make one of these for Crunchie - see my avatar.  he just lost his playmate so he's depressed and i need to cheer him up somehow!

meg has so much space - she looks so happy and cute! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006 12:23:50 PM »

Hiya

if you check out http://www.guineapigcages.com/ they have loads of images of gp houses that people have built.  http://www.guineapigcages.com/where.htm provides a drop-down list of where u can get materials from.

I got mine in B&Q but dont know if u are in UK or US etc so that website should be able to help.  Sorry to hear that Cruchie lost his mate, Meg lost her's a while back so having a new home has cheered her up quite a bit. 

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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006 01:28:09 PM »

Thanks!  Am in UK and am heading for B&Q asap! 

I'm sooo excited about this...
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2006 04:42:06 PM »

I have a hamster, not a guinea pig, but I wish I had enough room in my bedroom for a cage like this for the little fuzzbutt. One day when I own a huge house I will devote an entire room to hamsters and maybe then I can make a cage as cool as this. ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2006 06:37:24 AM »

The cube homes are the best! My piggie went through all kinds of homes, using what I had around, until I adopted 2 more piggies, and the home had to get much larger Tongue  I noticed your front grids overlap.. is there a particular reason you did it?

For anyone considering this kind of house, its really the best! the shape is completely flexible, so it could be super long, and only one grid wide, or a square, or a circle really. also, the cage is collapsable, especially witht he zip ties. Its really easy to transport, which i have to do alot!

jsy_duck, i used zip ties on mine as well, and if you trim the tail off it works wonderfully, and looks better, and you dont have to worry about the piggies chewing on it Smiley

I love your toys too!
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2006 09:40:29 AM »

Hiya Green monk

my front grid over laps because i have the water bottle there, it isnt shown on the 2nd picture so u could see my piggie.  My girl used to like moving the side of the cage about by hanging onto the bottle, this has stopped her doing that.  she can still bang on the bottle when she wants my attention but it doesnt move things about as much.

i must trim the zip ties i know, suprisingly she has left them alone maybe cos they're on the outside. 

yeah i love the flexibility of cube houses and so does my pig cos i can move her to different areas of my home or give her a different shapped house so she doesnt get bored

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2006 06:29:30 PM »

ah! i get it!
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