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mcarroll
05-23-05, 10:02 am
How do you make the door/lid for C&C ferret cage???
Also, how do you "double grid"?

Slap Maxwell
05-27-05, 09:04 am
You will have to double grid everything for a ferret, they can get their heads stuck.

This is regular, double, and kid's grids compared: http://www.cavycages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=501&password=&sort=1&cat=all&page=1

Here is double griding at the bottom: http://www.cavycages.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=532&password=

And a double grided cage: http://www.cavycages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=911&password=&sort=1&cat=531&page=2

Personally I would go with the kid's grids. They come in multi-colors though.

You can use the 16" shelving for a lid for a cage, Home Depot or Lowe's will cut it for you.

Open: http://www.cavycages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=2525&password=&sort=1&cat=504&page=1

Closed: http://www.cavycages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=2524&password=&sort=1&cat=504&page=1

A ferret cage should probably have at least three levels. I 2x4 with 3-4 levels would work well. A door can be hinged with cable ties, but you need to find something secure to attach the opening side, because ferrets are great escape artists.

Good luck!

Plummie
05-27-05, 09:32 am
You will find that designing the door for a C&C ferret cage will be the most difficult part. I built a C&C cage for my ferrets and it turned out great except for the fact that I could not find any clips that were appropriate for keeping the door closed tight. I did not have a top-open door, but rather one that opened out from the front of the cage.

I tried all kinds of clips but they always managed to squeeze out through the 1" gap between the door and the frame. You must find a way to keep the door flush to the cage, or they will escape. I tried using cable ties on both sides temporarily, but that was just stupid because I had to cut them every time I let the boys out to play. And then when I put the ferrets back to bed, I had to put new cable ties on. It was just a temporary solution until I was able to purchase a new cage for them. So my best advice is to experiment with several door closures before going forward with the build. You might find that buying a cage will be better in the end, as I did.