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Cage Cage location?

Scooterpig

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Hi,

I'm in the process of creating my newly enlarged cages and am thinking about where to put them. I am lucky enough to have a room I use as a library and that's where the cages are as I spend a lot of time in there.

It occurred to me today that there's a section of bare wall where one of the cages would fit nicely. However, it has an air return there for our heating/aircon. Is that likely to cause the piggies problems, or is it okay to place a cage in front of an air return? My plan is to build a low platform for the cage to sit on, off the floor.

Thanks!
 

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technically the piggies aren't supposed to be in drafty areas :)
 

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I know, I'm just not sure whether an air return creates a draught or not! I'm a Brit living in the US and I really don't understand how HVAC systems work. It would get the piggies further away from a floor vent which does blow air if it's ok to have them in front of the return.
 

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You could always just cover the area right under the vent and they should be fine. Mine are under a vent and haven't had any problems with the cold air. That part of the cage is covered, the worse part is, they are under a vent that is right in front of a window. What a waste.
 

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An air RETURN pulls the air back into the unit. It doesn't create a draft but should never be covered. Both of my cages are in front of air returns and I have no issues
 

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Thanks, that's good to know. I am so looking forward to getting my gang into the newly enlarged cages. I'm planning on putting them on chunky Ikea desktops on casters to make the cleaning easier - at the moment they're on a carpeted floor - the pigs don't seem to mind but it doesn't make my life any easier! I just need to figure out how to make the tops work and I'll be good to go.
 
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