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ericav
« on: June 28, 2007 09:07:01 AM »

OK, it took a while, but we finished the new cage! It's made out of melamine and untreated pine. All materials have been researched and are safe for her. We got a lot of help from some people that have built their own chinchilla cages.

This is the full view of the cage. We inculded a Kitten Privacy Flap at the bottom of the cage. Our cat Simon, is very nosy and likes to watch Sophie. He also liked to stick his little mits in the old cage and Sophie would charge at him. We could never leave them alone together. Now with the new cage, the wire is too small for him to stick his paws through. We're hoping that now we can leave the door open to my office/sophie's room and everyone can live in peace and harmony.


This is the first shelf, the ramp to the second shelf, and the second shelf. Sophie is very comfortable here. She's stopped sliding down the ramp and actually runs up and down it now.


This is the 3rd shelf (with a little hay pile on it) and the 4th shelf. She's not to comfortable with these shelves, which is understandable because they're higher and she not used to jumping the new distance. We put the 3rd shelf in this way so she can't fall from the top to the bottom of the cage at any point (that probably wouldn't happen, but it's been suggested to take it as a safety measure).


Here's Sophie enjoying an Almond!
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 02:21:26 AM »

That cage is brilliant, she is going to have so much fun running around in it! It looks really professional. I love all the different levels.
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ericav
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 02:24:58 AM »

Wow thanks  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 06:18:51 AM »

That cage is amazing. I want a chinchilla someday, they're so cute!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007 08:56:06 AM »

Chinchillas are awesome pets, I highly recommend having one! I've had Sophie now for 8 years! If you want some info on them, I can direct you to some great sites!
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007 10:09:25 AM »

 Shocked You did SUCH a great job on that cage. I am really very impressed.

I helped my brother pick out his chinchilla, a little silver boy named Nero, and the lady at the pet store said they needed LOTS of room to run around. I'm hope ours gets adventurous and starts to use all of that great new space. What a cutie.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007 10:30:31 AM »

She's gotten a lot better at running around her space, she's so much happier now!
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2007 11:41:28 AM »

Wow,that's an amazing cage! I might get a chinchilla in a couple of years and some cages have the craziest prices! Anyways, I bet she loves it!
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ericav
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2007 01:54:01 PM »

This wasn't too expensive to make, maybe $75 or so. I saw someone selling a cage similar to this for $500. It wasn't that bad considering. It's mostly melamine and wood.
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jezebel7383
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007 02:34:28 PM »

Your cage is awesome! I love it when people come up with better, cheaper ideas than store bought. And she looks quite cozy! Cheesy
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