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#1377608 - 09/09/14 04:15 PM Building a cage
Bgrant21 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/14
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Loc: Ohio, USA
I think I'm leaning more towards building a bigger cage for my suggie babies than buying one. Can you guys give me some pros and cons as to building my own cage?

As well as give me some ideas as to what patterns to follow, I would also love if you guys could show me pictures of cages you have built.

Thanks in advance!
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#1377615 - 09/09/14 07:46 PM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
TidbiT Offline
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Registered: 09/09/14
Posts: 7
Loc: Massachusetts, USA
I am also looking to build my own cage. I am having trouble with finding a company to buy the coated wire from. Have you any luck with this?


........BTW I was So close to naming my sugar gliders Sam and Dean!! My cat is already named Castiel.

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#1377619 - 09/09/14 08:02 PM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
GliderNursery Offline
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Registered: 09/14/07
Posts: 20049
Loc: North Central Ohio
I used to have instructions on my website to build a PVC Cage with landware cloth. It appears that the other site with these is no longer a valid site. frown

The pro's
  • you can build it whatever size you'd like
  • it is cost effective

The con's
  • if you have aggressive chewers, they may be able to get out
  • after a couple of years, the plastic holds odor
  • drop trays may be difficult to get in the size you build (tip - purchase a tray and build the cage to fit the tray)
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#1377634 - 09/10/14 06:47 AM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
yiyo Offline
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#1377636 - 09/10/14 08:17 AM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
GliderNursery Offline
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Awesome yiyo! You found it on my old website. I should have thought of that! :rofl2:
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#1377639 - 09/10/14 08:34 AM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
yiyo Offline
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That's the old one shock OOPS!
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#1377641 - 09/10/14 08:48 AM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
GliderNursery Offline
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That's fine - at least the info is still there! smile
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#1379890 - 10/11/14 09:25 PM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
Lauraownedby2 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 104
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Shelly where did you find the hardware cloth the ones I find are galvanized steel and i thought those are bad?
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#1379891 - 10/11/14 09:59 PM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
CandyOtte Offline
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What you need is the plastic hardware cloth for building a cage. It is sold at Lowe's and Home Depot in the garden section of the store. It is a very sturdy black plastic mesh with 1/2 inch openings.
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#1379892 - 10/11/14 10:03 PM Re: Building a cage [Re: Bgrant21]
Lauraownedby2 Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma, USA
awesome thanks I am wanting to build a bigger cage but I want to make sure everything is safe for my babies.
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#1379893 - 10/11/14 11:06 PM Re: Building a cage [Re: CandyOtte]
GliderNursery Offline
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Originally Posted By: CandyOtte
What you need is the plastic hardware cloth for building a cage. It is sold at Lowe's and Home Depot in the garden section of the store. It is a very sturdy black plastic mesh with 1/2 inch openings.


Yep! smile
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