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dJ dAb
02-10-11, 05:48 pm
I thought I'd make a quick introduction. I'm a father of 8... 2 daughters, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 3 piggies. Hehe!


Elroy (3 month male)
http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-my-piggies-picture8201-elroy.jpg

Rockit (3 month male)
http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-my-piggies-picture8202-rockit.jpg

Chewy (6 month male)
http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-my-piggies-picture8200-chewy.jpg

Our cage: 3x3ish w/attached 1x5 L-shape loft w/ 1x2 kitchen & retractable ramp to floor time area (5ft round / not pictured, but can be found on my profile)


Thanks,
Sean

vrscott
02-10-11, 07:47 pm
Welcome. They look like keepers! Cuties.

Kelsie
02-10-11, 08:01 pm
Welcome to the forum. Your piggies are absolutely adorable. It's so nice to meet a fellow Washingtonian.

dJ dAb
02-10-11, 08:59 pm
Here's our cage btw... (Not pictured: fold away ladder to floor time area and expanded kitchen/litter area)

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-piggy-corner-hutch-picture8191-piggy-corner-hutch.jpg

cetd27
02-10-11, 09:14 pm
Wow! Those are some good looking piggies! I really like your cage, very neat idea. Welcome to the forum!

mary84
02-10-11, 10:47 pm
Welcome, I'm a newbie too!

Loved your piggies, they're so different from each other!! Chewy is already my favorite!

Cheers

Stef41
02-11-11, 01:00 am
Okay....keep me away from Rockit...because I will just squeeze him to pieces!!! Those are some seriously handsome boys!!

I love your cage as well! Wish mine was cornered like that! What a space saver! Welcome :)

dJ dAb
02-11-11, 04:12 am
Hide away ramp to floor time area update:

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-piggy-corner-hutch-picture8229-picture-749.jpg

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-piggy-corner-hutch-picture8228-picture-766.jpg

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-piggy-corner-hutch-picture8230-picture-746.jpg

suzilovespiggie
02-11-11, 04:46 am
Great pictures, great cage. Very lucky piggies. Welcome.

blackarrow
02-11-11, 06:41 am
Great photography, fantastically clever cage setup, adorable boars, the total package, LOL! Welcome.

SFailed186
02-11-11, 07:45 am
I am also in love with Rockit! His face is so sweet looking, haha. : )

I am also in love with your cage! The hide-away ramp is absolutely genius!

crazy4looney2n
02-11-11, 08:18 am
Handsome piggies and that cage... do you make housecalls? I want a cage just like yours!!!

RubyRain
02-11-11, 08:38 am
Such handsome guys! I love Elroy-he looks like the leader of the pack.
Awesome cage set up-great play area!

dJ dAb
02-11-11, 09:45 am
Thanks everybody. You have made me feel soooo welcome! Btw... Elroy is the baby of the group and gets whatever he wants, that's for sure :o)

Sirene
02-11-11, 09:54 am
Welcome! GORGEOUS boys, and I LOVE your cage setup! I have an L-shaped cage like the top section of yours (oddly enough, also in dark blue coro with gray grids) and am now thinking of ways to add a second level and/or floortime ramp! :-)

Thor-Loki's mom
02-11-11, 10:11 am
Welcome :) Your pigs are so gorgeous! Im ridiculously jealous of your cage making ability! That is a fabulous cage!!!

gidgethansen
02-11-11, 11:30 am
Just like everyone else.. Love the cage.. wondeful idea. and I love how neat, clean it is. Your pictures of the boys are really good. Welcome and thanks for sharing.

C. Cole-Chakotay
02-11-11, 09:06 pm
Handsome boys and a wonderful cage set-up.

Onetwo
02-11-11, 10:06 pm
OMGosh I totally love the cage! Can you give more specific details on how you made that??? My piggies are in the courner and I would love to expand it like yours. I'm impressed. I wish I was as handy as that...

Lauren326
02-11-11, 10:46 pm
Your cage is amazing!!!! Piggies are super cute too :)

Evangela
02-11-11, 10:53 pm
Love your handsome little guys. They are soooo cute! Great idea on the cage.

lissie
02-11-11, 11:11 pm
Welcome to the site! Your pigs are so adorable! I love the design of your cage, but I think it's too small for 3 pigs. From the picture, it looks like a 3x3 with a corner cut off. A 3x3 (even without the cut corners) is too small for 3 males. Once they reach their teenage state, they may start to fight. Males are very territorial, it would be nice if you could expand the main level of their cage.

Onetwo
02-11-11, 11:36 pm
It technically has 7 grids on the floor so that would make it a 2x3 with a bit extra. It maybe a bit small for 3 males but as long as the males get alone (they are coming into their adolescence at 5-10 months so watch out) and you give them plenty of floor time I don't see why anyone needs to say badly. If you can improve in the future that would be good. Also upper levels and cut off sections dont count because they need room to run laps.

dJ dAb
02-12-11, 01:33 pm
Agreed on the space issue. Right now I'm still feeling things out... I am keeping the floor time area open all the time w/ fleece lining and waterproof mattress pad underneath. They are popcorning / lap running mad men!!! Lol

But, I think I'm going to take advantage of the space below the kitchen, remove the chest in the above photos and build a 2x4.5 area with ladder drop in the center for laps.

dJ dAb
02-12-11, 01:34 pm
And... Extend the kitchen, while I'm at it :)

dJ dAb
02-25-11, 07:12 pm
Update:

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-piggy-corner-hutch-picture8429-picture-961.jpg

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-piggy-corner-hutch-picture8431-picture-942.jpg

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-piggy-corner-hutch-picture8430-picture-978.jpg

Extended the kitchen area and built a 11 sq ft lower area w/ external ramp tube.

RubyRain
02-25-11, 07:17 pm
OH! I love the external tunnel so it doesn't take up space inside-how do they like it??
Great idea!

dJ dAb
02-25-11, 07:24 pm
OH! I love the external tunnel so it doesn't take up space inside-how do they like it??
Great idea!

It works great. I lined it with light sand paper, hoping that not only can they climb it easily but also it keeps down their nails. So far so good.

Hehe, I've already seen Rockit napping in there :o)

KiwiCavyAdorer
02-25-11, 07:40 pm
Hi Sean!
What a lovely set up you've got going on there! I love your piggies expressions I laughed when I read Stef41's comment because that is Exactly how I felt too!

I want to say thanks - you answered my ponderings on how to line the tube tunnels we are planning for our future set up. My husband is still adamant he will want our piggers to have free choice access to the enclosed outside grass and special "square foot garden" (piggie everyday veggies, veggie garden) we are planning.

Now I will put nail trimming fine sand paper on our list of cage building supplies! You seem a really nice Dad!

sdpiggylvr
02-25-11, 10:20 pm
Why can't you come to my house and build my new cage? Hehe. Geez, you put everyone to shame with your beautiful cage designs! Adorable pigs and great looking cage. The green-eyed monster has returned...

RoxieJo
02-26-11, 12:29 am
Wow... I'm awestruck by your cage (as well as your extremely attractive pigs). I have seen many actual houses that looked easier to build than your cage lol I was planning to do some cage renovations myself in the coming day.... I will not allow my pigs to look at your pictures, I certainly don't want them to get their hopes up that what I come up with will be anywhere near this cool :melodrama

kathlaaron
02-26-11, 01:27 am
WOW ! Very clever cage set up !! I love your pigtures too, such handsome little guys ! I love how you caught Elroy's pose and Rockit is severely kissable ! Do you find the bottom hard to clean though ? I love all your ideas, and the outside tube-ramp with the sandpaper inside, pure genius ! Sorry...was so blown away I forgot to say, "ahem", Welcome to the forum Sean !

dJ dAb
02-26-11, 11:41 am
Thanks guys :o)

dJ dAb
02-26-11, 11:47 am
WOW ! Very clever cage set up !! I love your pigtures too, such handsome little guys ! I love how you caught Elroy's pose and Rockit is severely kissable ! Do you find the bottom hard to clean though ? I love all your ideas, and the outside tube-ramp with the sandpaper inside, pure genius ! Sorry...was so blown away I forgot to say, "ahem", Welcome to the forum Sean !

Actually, the bottom is the easiest. I open the front (or top), fold in thirds, pull the whole thing out, shake outside and wash. It's one layer fleece, one layer u-haul blanket, and a waterproof mattress pad all sewn together (to protect the carpet... I do get a few random escapee poos though). My other piggy blankets are fleece above 2 layers of u-haul blanket layers.

dJ dAb
02-26-11, 12:03 pm
Just for laughs...

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/dj-dab-albums-my-piggies-picture8432-rockit-stretch.jpg

cuponoodels
02-26-11, 12:36 pm
I really envy your organizational skills and ingenuity. Your cage is so polished, I'd seriously would pay someone a good sum of money to make me anything remotely as good looking.

Your boys are very lucky to have an endearing owner, and they're so handsome too! I really like the name Elroy, so classy but whimsical.

Is it hard to keep the cage that neat and clean? I have three girls and being neat is not something they are particularly good at, they poop on everything they can climb atop and poop slinging is like a hobby for them. T_T

kaite13
02-26-11, 01:04 pm
Those are some extreamly handsome boys! I love your cage and the fleece! This is the best cage I've seen by far!
Just wanted to add the edible tunnel in your top level is not good for the piggers, it is ful of fattening and unhealthy ingredients!

dJ dAb
02-26-11, 02:21 pm
Those are some extreamly handsome boys! I love your cage and the fleece! This is the best cage I've seen by far!
Just wanted to add the edible tunnel in your top level is not good for the piggers, it is ful of fattening and unhealthy ingredients!

I also read that recently but left it in since they don't really nibble on it at all. Of course if it gets soiled somehow, it's out.

dJ dAb
02-26-11, 02:23 pm
I really envy your organizational skills and ingenuity. Your cage is so polished, I'd seriously would pay someone a good sum of money to make me anything remotely as good looking.

Your boys are very lucky to have an endearing owner, and they're so handsome too! I really like the name Elroy, so classy but whimsical.

Is it hard to keep the cage that neat and clean? I have three girls and being neat is not something they are particularly good at, they poop on everything they can climb atop and poop slinging is like a hobby for them. T_T

Loads of poop around here too. I scoop once or twice a day. Hehe

GPigsRSweet
02-26-11, 04:40 pm
WOW, love your cage; it looks so neat! Your pigs are adorable too! Welcome!

Shahbazin
02-26-11, 07:11 pm
Welcome, & what a great set-up for your piggies! They must have a lovely time exploring, & you must have a lot of fun watching them! They're all really cute little guys, too :)

Peggysu
02-26-11, 08:32 pm
Welcome!

Those are some cute pigs!! Great photos and thanks for sharing.

I really like the newly designed cage! It is very nicely made.