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#1380807 - 10/26/14 07:19 PM which to use for travel?
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Has any one had any experience with taking their gliders on an over night trip? I am sure there are some that have... I have a 16x16x16 pvc/pet screen cube with a mini raptor and a 30x30x48 pet screen/pvc cage which can break down.

My question is: If I were to make an overnight trip will a 16x16x16 cube suffice for 2 of my fuzzbutts? Or would the larger cage be better? I have attempted trips before but have managed to make arrangements before. I know there may be a time that I will need to take them, so I am looking for suggestions.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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#1380808 - 10/26/14 07:25 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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I would take the larger cage, seeing as you can break it down. That way they will have more room to play.

I use pop up nylon dog kennels as my travel cages.
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#1380850 - 10/28/14 05:17 AM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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Thanks !! Will do, I was just checking.
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#1380854 - 10/28/14 08:01 AM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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I agree. If the larger one can easily break down, I'd go with that.
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#1380867 - 10/28/14 12:54 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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Originally Posted By: JenK
My question is: If I were to make an overnight trip will a 16x16x16 cube suffice for 2 of my fuzzbutts?


That size is not sufficient for an overnight stay at all. That is a size that should only be used as a temporary hospital cage (for sick/injured glider where a larger cage is not ideal) or for use in the car so they have a bit more room to move around and have access to the wheel. That is really only needed if you are traveling during the night though.
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#1380911 - 10/29/14 06:49 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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Thanks all!! My gut told me the 16x16x16 wasn't large enough at all- I couldn't see leaving my fuzzboys in there for their evening . If and when I go for an over night I will bring their larger pet screen room. I have just heard stories of using a smaller cage, and I was checking with others to confirm my thoughts- fewww!! im still thinking correctly- sometimes I think I'm way overprotective- I'm glad I'm just being a good 'mama'.

Thanks for the reassurance and responses!! Much appreciated.


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#1380912 - 10/29/14 06:51 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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Oh I usually use the 16x16x16 cage as a car transport if needed.
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#1380913 - 10/29/14 07:09 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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You have great instincts, also a good idea to double check with questions to be sure. My travel cage which was meant for weekend camping trips (in pop-up camper) measures 18" x 20" x 26". Of course, I agree with the consensus that larger is always better. Your gliders are lucky to have a travel size the size yours is.
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#1380917 - 10/29/14 08:05 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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#1380925 - 10/30/14 08:26 AM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: GliderNursery]
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For a travel cage, I personally would not recommend anything smaller than a 4.50 cubic square feet cage (24 X 18 X 18)

The 16 X 16 X 16 is only 2.37 CSF.... definitely should only be used as a transport cage (from home to vet or from breeder to new home).
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#1384343 - 12/14/14 09:44 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: Feather]
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Hi Feather - what do you use as a a grid/tray system for the bottom of the cage? I have a pop up dog kennel but I can't come up with a good potty tray & grid.

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#1384381 - 12/15/14 03:34 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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About the only thing you can do for a pop up dog kennel is to lay a piece of fleece on the bottom cut to fit the kennel.
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#1384455 - 12/16/14 11:54 AM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: JenK]
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I do just what Shelly said, I lay a piece of fleece in the bottom and set the wheel on it.
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#1384463 - 12/16/14 12:22 PM Re: which to use for travel? [Re: Feather]
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Currently I have a Glide-Ariam that I use, and similar to the pop up kennel, you need something inside on the floor or at least under it. I currently just used plastic under it for now. I originally was going to cut fleece liners to use inside, but now would rather wait and order custom liners from Jana. She did a great job on my corner shelf custom liner, and I'm impressed with how nice they are and ease to clean. They would work great in a pop up kennel also I believe.
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