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ellisa
04-16-13, 04:32 pm
Instead of spending the day studying, I decided it would be a much better idea to re-do the cage. I've been meaning to do it for a while now, but I've been too busy. I bought a new sheet of coro and fancy duct tape yesterday, and spent all day today setting it up!

Before the cage was a 3x4 C&C. It stayed that way for about a year but it was becoming too much of a hassle to clean. I decided to make a 2x6 instead, with a designated kitchen area. The 2x4 of the cage is fleece, and the remaining 2x2 has loose bedding. I'm hoping that it will keep the fleece cleaner and that we can go longer between cleanings instead of the usual every second day.

So far, Penny and Sheldon don't seem to mind the change. I think they are liking it. When Penny first stepped on the bedding she was a bit unsure. She hasn't been on loose bedding for awhile. I'm not sure what she was on before but I know it was not fleece. Shelly doesn't seem phased by the change at all. :) They are both napping right now.

Anyhoo, here are some pictures!!

Before:

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After:

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Rach84
04-16-13, 04:36 pm
Cage looks fab! Your piggies must be loving having that much zoom room! Xx

YourSoJelly
04-16-13, 04:44 pm
Uhhh, DUH! Cage cleanings before studying… HAHAHAH! :D I am in LOVE with you blue fleece!

pocketmonster
04-16-13, 05:10 pm
I love it! Your fleece is so cute! I get all of the best piggy construction done when I should be doing other important things instead, like studying.. Or in the middle of the night.

ellisa
04-16-13, 05:15 pm
Thanks, everyone!! They seem to be enjoying the cage.

I was supposed to be studying for an exam that I have on Thursday. Oh well, I'm sure I'll do fine! :D

Coughingcolours
04-16-13, 06:04 pm
That looks awesome!

Question: Did they 'fight' over that pillow under the fiddlesticks, in your old cage?
I have a pillow I made when we just had Daisy, but I'm a little afraid to put just one in.
No reason to cause unnecessary grumbling, haha. I'll probably make another anyways, but I just need to have the energy to handsew. Blegh.

ellisa
04-16-13, 07:20 pm
That looks awesome!

Question: Did they 'fight' over that pillow under the fiddlesticks, in your old cage?
I have a pillow I made when we just had Daisy, but I'm a little afraid to put just one in.
No reason to cause unnecessary grumbling, haha. I'll probably make another anyways, but I just need to have the energy to handsew. Blegh.

Thankfully my pigs have never fought over anything. Some pigs can be possessive over certain things, so it's usually a good idea to have multiples of each item.

Penny and Sheldon get along swimmingly, and we have never had any fights. I think that because they are different genders that they get along a bit easier than some same gender pairings.

Coughingcolours
04-17-13, 12:52 am
That's good! I'll probably have to make another before they can have it, Daisy is pretty territorial. And Deeni just wants to cuddle, haha!

Varcoda
04-17-13, 01:01 am
you might want to make the kitchen area a little higher so the bedding doesnt spill over too much to the fleece :)

btw, penny's in sheldon' spot :eye-poppi im sure of it!

squbefactory
04-17-13, 04:16 am
I took weeks to plan the boys c&c, and the same for the herds and i still think of new ways to make it look, currently considering expanding the herds pen again, many sleepless nights or doodles on paper at work regarding the plans before I actually get round to something that works for them and me.

Your cage looks fab

ellisa
04-17-13, 04:02 pm
Thanks, everyone! The cage is working out very well so far. I am quite pleased! :)

There has been a bit of bedding spilling onto the fleece, but it hasn't been that bad. I just sweep it up when I sweep poops. Sheldon has long, flowing bum hair so some bedding dragging across is inevitable. I can't go much higher with the dividing wall because Shelly also gets stiff joints sometimes and I don't want to make it too hard for him. :heart:

boofp
04-17-13, 08:36 pm
awesome job on the cage. I have about the same size cage I wanted to do a 2x2 kitchen but I used my old store bought cage bottom for now. 47708

Rach84
04-18-13, 01:43 am
boofp does your cage not have any grid sides? Xx

boofp
04-19-13, 08:32 am
@boofp (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=21687) does your cage not have any grid sides? Xx No I do not. Its awesome I love it.