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    Loft/Built in house

    So I recently put in a cardboard box for my boys to use as a tunnel/house and noticed that they enjoy jumping on top of it and looking around. For this reason I was thinking about adding a small loft they can jump on and off of. Basically I would attach another grid (or maybe 2 so it would be a 1x1 or 1x2 area) halfway up the side of the cage instead of the top of the cage the way I see most lofts are so it's only about 6in tall under and above rather than the height of a full grid. I figure this way they can hide underneath or jump up top and look around. There wouldn't be any ramps or sides to it because my idea is for them to be able to jump up and down but I would obviously attach something to make a solid non slip bottom.

    Has anybody tried this before or is it too dangerous or too short height wise?

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    Re: Loft/Built in house

    I think you'll find pictures of those in the photo galleries. The main thing is to make sure there's no place for their feet to get caught jumping up or down.

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    Re: Loft/Built in house

    I was looking in the gallery but only saw the full size one but it's quite possible I missed them. But good to know that they do exist

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    Re: Loft/Built in house

    You can go to the cage store associated with this forum and go to the "Expanding" section for products or ideas.

    I built a cross between a patio and a mezzanine for a section of my 2x10 upper loft.

    I would recommend that if you don't have a full cover for your cage you make one for this area or go up another 1/2 or full grid around it for safety.

    I did put a short ramp on mine. They could potentially jump up and down, but I didn't want to risk back or leg injuries from a clumsy accident.

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    Re: Loft/Built in house

    @Smileandnod Thanks for reminding me about the store I always forget about it but I found the expansions you were talking about and it was actually very helpful so thank you

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    Re: Loft/Built in house

    I forgot to mention I do have a wire shelving unit for a cover so no need to worry about falling/jumping out of the cage

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