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03-19-07, 02:38 am
Hello All,

So in a matter of weeks I'm going to be building a 2 story C&C cage measuring 2x4 on the bottom and 2x2 on the top for my piggie, Fyodor Dostoevsky (and his future roommate). Since I need to build a ramp up to the 2nd floor, I was wondering what I should use to construct the ramp?

I've noticed in a lot of pictures that people use some sort of material that is very similar to the grids themselves. I'm wondering, where did they find it?


Collin and Fyodor.

03-19-07, 08:56 am
My ramp is a 2 grids that I put a 2 x 4 in the center, I stood on it while a stronger person bent the grids upward. I then zip tied the two together to make the incline as gentle as possible and then lined it with a strip of carpet. It works great.

03-19-07, 10:16 am
I just used scrap pieces of coroplast covered in fleece. I did construct some "treads" and added them on to make sure they had traction.
Here is my ramp:

03-19-07, 10:51 am
Alright, thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to try them out. Anybody got anything else?

03-19-07, 01:58 pm
Look through the ramp section in the galleries for tons of ideas! My own ramp is made from two bent grids covered with carpet.


03-19-07, 03:38 pm
JarBax, that's kind of what I'm leaning towards right now. How hard is it to bend it at the right angle?

03-20-07, 10:21 am
Put your foot in the middle of the grid, then bend upwards, against the weight of your foot. It isn't toooo difficult (but go slowly - as sometimes the grid can snap). I have never attempted a right angle - have gone for an ergonomic curve instead!:)

03-20-07, 11:35 am
Ah yes, the curve. That's what I mean.

That doesn't sound too hard. I should be able to make it work.