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    I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    I have a ramp and i believe i made it to steep my piggies will not use it they are new to ramps how should i get them to use it is lined with carpet and they still have no clue what to do.. I think it may be to steep how do i fix it
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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    Can you make another ramp? If you make it a lot longer it won't be as steep. Or prop the end up on a brick perhaps. So they jump up on the brick and then proceed up the ramp. Also if you have edges on either side of the ramp they will feel more secure to use it.

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    Quote Originally Posted by tazz22 View Post
    I have a ramp and i believe i made it to steep my piggies will not use it they are new to ramps how should i get them to use it is lined with carpet and they still have no clue what to do.. I think it may be to steep how do i fix it
    Yes, that looks a little steep! I used two grids, folded in half, then zip tied together for my ramp. I then took a piece of coro and covered it with fleece with binder clips and lay that on top for them to walk on. Since my ramp comes up through a grid, I use a fiddle stick to cover the top of the ramp so that they piggies don't come in contact with the edges of the grid and the ramp. They have no trouble going up or down it. The folded side makes a nice "hand rail" on the outside edge, the wall makes one on the other side, so they can't fall off.

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    the problem is i already have it nailed to the floor and i cant remove it is there any way to fix it that anyone knows of

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    Quote Originally Posted by tazz22 View Post
    the problem is i already have it nailed to the floor and i cant remove it is there any way to fix it that anyone knows of
    Not really, no. You said it's nailed down - is your cage made of wood? I think your only option will be to remove it and make a longer one/extend it.

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    well crap if anyone can think of a way to fix it let me know... yes the cage is wood.. do you think if i put some of the black like pluming tube they would be able to use it

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    I really don't know - my pigs won't walk on Fiddlesticks laid flat on the cage floor, let alone a ramp!

    There are some great pictures of ramps in the galleries, though- maybe they will give you some ideas:Ramps and Steps - Guinea Pig Cage Photos

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    Maybe you could try this:



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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    thats a really good idea thanks

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    How big is your cage? It looks quite small from the picture.
    Is the ramp nailed from both the top and the bottom? If it's only nailed from the top, you could lift the bottom up, add paver stones/bricks underneath to make steps to support the ramp.

    Add links to some pictures:
    brick/grid ramp - Guinea Pig Cage Photos
    Watering Patio - Guinea Pig Cage Photos
    Kofi and Winky's new ramp setup. - Guinea Pig Cage Photos

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    i think the top my still be to steep

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    the cage is 4 ft tall and 42" long it is a pretty big.. it is nailed in both top and bottom i am thinking of pulling out the staples in the bottom and using stones... how do i attach the ramp to the stones

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    You don't need to attach the ramp to the stone. Just let it rest on top. You'll have to make sure the top is secured.

    Your cage is 4' feet long and how deep/wide? The most inportant part in a guinea pig cage is the main level. Guinea pigs are not climbers like rats or jumpers like chinchilla. They like to run laps.

    The main level should be at least 7.5 sq.ft for one pig and 10.5 sq.ft is recommended for 2 pigs.

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    it is 2 feet deep and 4 feet long

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    Re: I think my Ramp is too steep how do i fix it

    The image makes it seem as if it's 14 inches wide (the cage), but 4 feet long.
    That would be a bit over 4 square feet, unless the picture is making me make a bad judgement.

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