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« on: July 24, 2007 11:13:09 AM »

I'm building a condo for my future pig herd of four and I need a way to connect the shelves. I was thinking stairs made of bricks, which would also give the shelf some extra support. Would that work with the cavies? They have such stubby little legs, I would worry about them not being able to get up or down.
Also can I use a clay flowerpot with bedding in the bottom as a hidey house? I also have a pigloo and a divided ten-gallon aquarium [lined with fabric] as hiders.
Lastly, are there any pig-safe paints? I want to paint some PVC pipes for them to squeeze through.
Thanks all!
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007 10:01:09 AM »

You might be able to find some non-toxic paint, but I wouldn't use pvc pipes, guinea pigs love to gnaw and chew stuff.  I don't think the plastic would be very good for them! 
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007 10:33:10 AM »

Thanks, I may use those flavored cardboard tubes instead now!
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I make snuggly things for snuggly beasts.
etsy: http://silverbeatshop.etsy.com
blog: http://tashastails.blogspot.com
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007 10:52:22 PM »

I use drain tile for ramps.  Its black tubing that you can buy at just about any hardware store.  It's great for tunnels too and I've never had problems with them chewing it.  I wouldn't recommend using any kind of paint even if the paint is non-toxic. 
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