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Cage Here's my new cage plan!

SquigglyPigs

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Please excuse how much of a noob I am at using Sketchup...it was my first time using it!
Obviously the grids don't look correct (I used a fence background) but I did my best :)

So basically it's a 2x4 with a 1x4 loft. There is an L-shaped ramp to maximize space and the castle-looking thing is actually a hay box I have made for them. There is also a small hay rack made of coroplast that you can see under the ramp (because Mu likes to block the other pigs from getting up the ramp sometimes). The silly green thing in the bottom corner is my fleece forest with a bunk bed next to it. The pink things in the bunk bed are homemade beds I will be making. The tunnel and the green "igloo" might be replaced with other items that I can make or find.

The four front panels as well as the coroplast will be made out of fiberglass so that the entire front of the cage is translucent. They will have white coroplast walls on the back panels with which I will attach doll house windows and picture frames to make it look like a little home.
Let me know what you think and things I should change! I'm hoping to expand it to an L-shaped cage once we move into our new apartment this summer. I'm also planning on making a door in the front of the cage with a ramp down to their play pen. :)

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Dashmo

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Very cool! Love the hay box :)
 

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Ha, ha, I love the pictures on the wall. Like a human living room. I bet they would have pictures of carrots, hay stacks and over-flowing pellet dishes!
 

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You need to rethink the ramp. They can jump out of the cage from the second tier of the ramp near the edge. That might be a fatal leap.
 

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Oh ya good catch! I'm actually putting more grids on top of that wall so they can't jump over. I forgot to include it in my sketchup
 

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