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#1412961 - 11/14/17 03:28 AM New Cage for RV!
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So, I finally did it, I found a cage that is sturdy and fits in our RV.

I bought a Martin's Cage:

http://www.martinscages.com/images/full/lsg-520.jpg

This is the model LSG520PWDC
I didn't choose it for it's looks, I was looking for durability, and lightweight. It actually fits both categories.

The best thing I like about it is the drop tray:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vac9h03nq3h671a/20171102_223920.jpg?dl=0

It is 2" deep, and my girls will no longer be able to "snack" from the drop pan.

This one measures 30"w x 18"deep x 36"tall. Witham a 12" 12" door. I little tricky to get the wheel in. I do miss not having 2 doors, but on this model, I like the shelves. It gives high places to put feeding cups, and another place to hang more stuff underneath.

Here is my first attempt to setting it up:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ik2u02t6ojewp5d/20171102_223029.jpg?dl=0

Even though I like this cage, the girls have a different opinion... Dot loves her smaller cage. It measures 23"w x 13"deep and 36" tall. (Sorry, no pic).

So here is a pic of the first night after I put the girls in. I have written on this pic to show where things are, but I'm working this on my phone, and it didnt come out well. Since we allow them out of cage time, I left the door open so they could climb inside and out. Look for Fiona...


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ymjc62stuq1pmhv/20171102_230030.png?dl=0

Yes Fiona is in "her hoodie", sulking. After Dot ate the good stuff out of the f/v dish, she joined her...

To be continued..
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#1412969 - 11/14/17 09:26 AM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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I like it! The cage looks so much bigger with everything you put in it.

Have you had any issues with curious critters out in the rig during play time?
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#1412973 - 11/14/17 10:07 AM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Stef333]
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That looks like an awesome cage and set up, Dawn. I really like it .
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#1412974 - 11/14/17 10:27 AM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Thank you Karen! I will have a lot of options with this one I think.

Stef, on critters free for alls in the rig. Well yes and no... my two aren't super adventurous. Fiona likes her time outside the cage and will hide for a nap in her hoodie, while Dot wants to be in viewing range of her cage. The only place I get a bit upset over them being is in the closet. Their favorite pass time is running back and forth over the hanging clothes... I try to keep door shut, but sometimes "Others" forget... Well, at least I know where they went. Neither have an intrest in leaving the bedroom. The bathroom cupboard always stays shut tight.
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#1412976 - 11/14/17 01:30 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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I'm looking forward to seeing it better on my PC. From what I can see though, looking good!


:rofl2: I can just see that expression on Dot's face! I know what she's thinking :roflmao2:

The cage does look great! I have some questions....

1. Taco hammock?? What is that and why have I not seen that in your cage sets? Hmmm?

2. Your silos? What kind are those, and is it the same one used for both water and kibble? Really curious about how they look close up and from inside cage facing. If it's not too much trouble...

3. Snacky Mouse? Is he laying on the floor decapitated? Lol, not sure, and was wondering if they pulled his head off.


Edited by Terry (11/14/17 05:30 PM)
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#1412981 - 11/14/17 11:45 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Looks great! Give them a couple days to stink it up and it will be just like home.
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#1412984 - 11/15/17 02:31 AM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Terry]
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Originally Posted By: Terry
I'm looking forward to seeing it better on my PC. From what I can see though, looking good!


:rofl2: I can just see that expression on Dot's face! I know what she's thinking :roflmao2:

The cage does look great! I have some questions....

1. Taco hammock?? What is that and why have I not seen that in your cage sets? Hmmm?

2. Your silos? What kind are those, and is it the same one used for both water and kibble? Really curious about how they look close up and from inside cage facing. If it's not too much trouble...

3. Snacky Mouse? Is he laying on the floor decapitated? Lol, not sure, and was wondering if they pulled his head off.




1. Taco hammock is a square hammock folded in half over a chain, then attached to the cage. One of Fionas fav chillout places

https://www.dropbox.com/s/08h2ifrd891hfxo/20171102_223623.jpg?dl=0

2. These silos are hard to find. Like they are phasing them out. Here is a pic of them and of the feeding area:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/gvuzlteskqwp29i/20171102_224054.jpg?dl=0

3. Somehow Dot wrestled the snacky mouse and got his ear caught in the floor grid. I put a Rice Chex in it and she was wrestling the mouse to bite at it. The next morning, the head was missing (it screws off) Here's a pic after I uprighted him.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p94tcn3xk8ibffy/20171102_223436.jpg?dl=0

We are home in Missouri for a 2 week visit(through thanksgiving), or I would take a better pic of the silos. They fit nicely in the wire mesh. I hope to find some feeding stations like yours Terry. Yours seem effortless to remove.
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#1412985 - 11/15/17 02:37 AM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Feather]
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Originally Posted By: Feather
Looks great! Give them a couple days to stink it up and it will be just like home.


I hope so Feather. They don't like their bigger cage at home either. But I think the RV has something to do with that I hope. Oh, and they did stink it up pretty quick. Fiona wont touch the wheel now. (It got a good scrubbing while changing cages)
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#1413007 - 11/15/17 09:51 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
Terry Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ladymagyver
Originally Posted By: Terry
I'm looking forward to seeing it better on my PC. From what I can see though, looking good!


:rofl2: I can just see that expression on Dot's face! I know what she's thinking :roflmao2:

The cage does look great! I have some questions....

1. Taco hammock?? What is that and why have I not seen that in your cage sets? Hmmm?

2. Your silos? What kind are those, and is it the same one used for both water and kibble? Really curious about how they look close up and from inside cage facing. If it's not too much trouble...

3. Snacky Mouse? Is he laying on the floor decapitated? Lol, not sure, and was wondering if they pulled his head off.




1. Taco hammock is a square hammock folded in half over a chain, then attached to the cage. One of Fionas fav chillout places

https://www.dropbox.com/s/08h2ifrd891hfxo/20171102_223623.jpg?dl=0

2. These silos are hard to find. Like they are phasing them out. Here is a pic of them and of the feeding area:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/gvuzlteskqwp29i/20171102_224054.jpg?dl=0

3. Somehow Dot wrestled the snacky mouse and got his ear caught in the floor grid. I put a Rice Chex in it and she was wrestling the mouse to bite at it. The next morning, the head was missing (it screws off) Here's a pic after I uprighted him.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p94tcn3xk8ibffy/20171102_223436.jpg?dl=0

We are home in Missouri for a 2 week visit(through thanksgiving), or I would take a better pic of the silos. They fit nicely in the wire mesh. I hope to find some feeding stations like yours Terry. Yours seem effortless to remove.


Thanks Dawn for the pics! Those silos are interesting, they look so sleek!

If you're referring to those covered feeding cups, they are a dream to use IMHO. I currently have two, alternate the cups each day. The holders I change out weekly, so it helps to have two. I like to have something suportive under them though, just to be secure and safer, I'm not sure if I made that clear in my video.
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#1413015 - 11/16/17 05:00 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Thank you Terry. I Think I want to try your feeder. The silos I have are great for kibble. It has an opening made for birdseed.

I really don't mind them for water, but they would be a pain for nectar. They are tough to clean thouroughly, and a pretty tight fit.
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#1413017 - 11/16/17 07:44 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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YW Dawn. I was at Petco looking at silos to see if I found any I wanted to use for kibble. Usually lately I've been just putting kibbles in the Snacky Mouse or other forage toys (before Snacky, but still do at times). I've served them in a dish on occasions also, I just don't like the idea of them being able to sit on or over their food. For some reason I do not notice them sitting over or in the smaller sized bowls, but you never know, lol.

Next week, I'll try looking at PetSmart. I also didn't see those feeding cups at Petco anyway, I will see if they're at PetSmart.


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#1413527 - 12/18/17 09:53 AM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Update on the Martin's cage:

We went home for thanksgivig, which gave the girls a break from sulking over their new cage...

When we got back to the RV, Dot was like normal. She hugged the cage, checked out everything, and overall enjoyed being "home". Fiona likes it better too.

Me: I still love it. The wire is thin, and easy to wipe down. The hog rings that hold it all together still snag my wipe cloth on the outside from time to time (I turned all sharp tips I couldn't bend to out side of cage. So the cover gets a bit snagged too).

I think I forgot to mention 2 things. The raptor wheel is mounted on cage, and did I ever mention how quiet it is? All I hear are their feet while jumping in it.
The second thing is over all, the cage is quiet. The wire mesh doesn't "ring" when they jump, or drop things. I do have a sheet over the top back and sides which help dampen the noise too. The lack of noise is nice, but I'm having a hard time adjusting to no rattling cage noise... This is how I know they are in their cage while I'm sleeping... Lol!
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#1413537 - 12/18/17 12:08 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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No rining or rattleing? I might need to chack that cage out!

Mine sounds like an entire carnival unto itself >.< At least my wheel is quiet, I also have raptor wheels. Love them!
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#1413543 - 12/18/17 02:08 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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If you choose to go this route, buy a pair hog ring pliers too (for 1/2 - 3/4" rings). The ones they send are pretty worthless. The plier must be narrow, it has to fit in a 1/2" by 1" mesh... This is my only complaint. It comes 1/3rd assembled, and you un fold, and use hog rings. At first I thought, I paid way too much for what I got. Once together, it is fairly sturdy. I do like it, it's just not real pretty to look at. Just very functional.


Edited by Ladymagyver (12/18/17 02:09 PM)
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#1413551 - 12/18/17 07:01 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Can you adjust where the shelves go?
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#1413553 - 12/18/17 07:20 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Well I'm gonna say no. They are part of what makes the cage sturdy. They were already attached when it was shipped. I did ask before I bought it. They are attached with about 50 metal hogrings, and I'd have to cut them off. I could have ordered the cage with them loose and used zip ties, but decided against it. The shelves are fine where they are, but I'm limited on where to put the big stuff.
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#1413576 - 12/19/17 09:34 PM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Makes sense. I was just wondering if they came separate. You have a nice setup for them as is anyways.
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#1413581 - 12/20/17 01:56 AM Re: New Cage for RV! [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Thank you Terry! So far, I've been able to work well with both shelves. smile
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