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#1387437 - 03/04/15 09:17 PM Sugar Glider Traveling Cage
TheWildRose311 Offline
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I have found a traveling cage, it's 1/2 bar spacing.. But dosn't sy if it powered coated I can drop a link but umm I want to make sure it's ok before I do.
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#1387443 - 03/04/15 11:16 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
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Yes, you can post the link for the cage so we can help you decide if it is glider safe.
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#1387449 - 03/05/15 08:22 AM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
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Ok, Great, http://www.amazon.com/YML-20-Inch-Animal-Bottom-Plastic/dp/B0007CQGZE/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_3 If you read their reviews someone did use it for their glider and travling and it looks powder coated to me but I want to be sure smile


Edited by TheWildRose311 (03/05/15 08:23 AM)
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#1387450 - 03/05/15 09:11 AM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
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The size is only 20 x 12.5 x 15 inches.

It would be OK for use in the car to hang their sleeping pouches in but is probably too small to keep them in for several days while you are on a vacation.

Many folks use the mesh pop up dog kennels for vacation cages.

http://www.amazon.com/Kennel-Canvas-Trav...=mesh+dog+crate
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#1387455 - 03/05/15 10:47 AM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
TheWildRose311 Offline
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Where were going is just an hour away, And we will only be there three days Saturday, Sunday and monday And they will be on mme a great deal of the time.
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#1387456 - 03/05/15 10:54 AM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
TheWildRose311 Offline
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Candy, I like the Kennel canvasdog crate you provided the link to, But how do provide water for a glider in them? I was told to use water bottles in my cage ( I prefer silos, Because bottles tend to clog)
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#1387459 - 03/05/15 12:03 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
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I prefer silos as well and I was able to rig it when I was using a Pocket Pets cage for my vacation cage. I ended up getting a third glider and so I had a custom Glide-arium made that was slightly larger to offer a little more space (I wish I had gone even larger, but was planning to use in popup camper and had limited space). Anyway, with soft sided enclosures as such the Glide-ariums, you have a pvc frame that can hold "cage sets" so to speak, with a water bottle holder specific for hanging from and ways to rig fleece vines across for various toys. Some people who use the popup kennels make a custom pvc frame for inside for the same purpose, and therefor can use the same such set up.

But, as I said, I like silos better (too), and I didn't want to have to do without using them when on trips, so I set this up for travel time in my Glide-arium and it could probably work in the pop up kennel as well.

Now, I was super lucky because this came with my boy (third glider) I homed, so I didn't have to purchase it.


Now of course I had added more toys and such to the vacation cage, and I also changed the way I kept the door open (in photo above there is fleece to prevent it from closing all the way, locking suggies in or out of the travel cage, also I used c-links to old the lid up). I ended up tucking the door down into the cage portion, but do not of photos of it.

Another option: (I had used these before I intro'd Ollie to the girls so he could have his HPW and water in a silo).
You can make a glider diner and see where the silo will sit, create a hole in the top for the silo to fit through and it will help hold it in place. I'm having trouble finding a photo to show you, I thought I had one of it. If or when I find it, I'll try to get it up here for you.

I also once had a small bird cage and I had saved some parts to use for whatever I could come up with, this is part of the roof:

I have it upside down, you can't see the silo in this photo, but you can see the bird-style feeding cup attached, the silo is attached on the other side, but it's not showing in photo, sorry. This works, but is messy cleanup.






Bonus photo, because I came across it looking through my pics and it just makes me smile every time I see it.
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#1387462 - 03/05/15 01:29 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
TheWildRose311 Offline
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Terry, What a great idea.. A Glider-Arium... Not sure where to buy one though, Any ideas? smile
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#1387474 - 03/05/15 04:07 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
Terry Offline
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Shelly, GliderNursery makes them but she temporarily closed her store. It takes a while to get them because they are handmade by her.

A small transport cage should work in the pop up kennel though.


Edited by Terry (03/05/15 04:09 PM)
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#1387475 - 03/05/15 04:37 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
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Do you have any reccomendations as to where to find a small transport cage?
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#1387497 - 03/05/15 09:40 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
Terry Offline
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I've been looking but I haven't been able to find one like the one I have. I'll keep trying and see, if I find anything I'll link it on this thread.

Most of what I've found has bar spacing that either has too large or very small (safe but I don't know silo would fit).

I just went to take a quick look again, and saw this one
Ware

It does have 1/2" bar spacing, they are horizontal, but silos can be rigged on those, just not attached the normal way.

I'll continue looking throughout the weekend, when I can.


Edited by Terry (03/05/15 09:46 PM)
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#1387499 - 03/05/15 10:19 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
TheWildRose311 Offline
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That one is awesome... Ok, I'll hold off and see what the weekend brings smile Appreciate the help smile
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#1387500 - 03/05/15 10:23 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
TheWildRose311 Offline
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Here's one .. But it doesn't say if it's powder coated http://www.petco.com/product/113055/WARE...at=OnSiteSearch
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#1387501 - 03/05/15 11:03 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
Terry Offline
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The one I use for transport as well as inside my Glide-arium setup, I'm not sure it's powder-coated either, it came with my Ollie boy, so I didn't purchase it. I don't know where it came from or how much it cost.

Just remember that the transport cage isn't meant to be for the entire trip, it can be used for transport and then as a structure inside your enclosure, the pop up kennel. You will need room to place things outside the cage as well, so they're not as limited to the confined space. It doesn't need to be that large that it takes up too much space in the enclosure. I use mine as a place to secure the food mostly, for travel I also hang a pouch inside for them to sleep in for longer car rides.

Note that I have room for the travel wheel along with the transport cage when my vacation cage is used horizontally.



Edited by Terry (03/05/15 11:08 PM)
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#1387503 - 03/06/15 12:35 AM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
TheWildRose311 Offline
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Does it need to be powder coated?
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#1387514 - 03/06/15 09:14 AM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
CandyOtte Offline
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If you choose a small cage, usually sold for birds or small pets like hamsters, at a pet store it will either be powder coated or epoxy coated wire.

Both are safe for sugar gliders.

The major difference is the epoxy coating is essentially paint and it will not last as long as the powder coating we usually recommend for glider's primary housing.

For the main cage you are looking for a large size and durability of the powder coating that will make the cage last for years, not months.

A travel cage will not get the same wear and tear as your gliders permanent home cage so the epoxy finish is just fine.

I use a small 1 foot cube size cage for travel so I can hang their sleeping pouch. I carefully put the seat belt through the cage wires to buckle it in place. This is also the cage I use on cleaning day - the gliders sleep in it while I am hosing down their cage out side. It is helpful to have a small cage on hand for travel, cage cleaning or any time you need to separate gliders due to fighting or for medical reasons.
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#1387516 - 03/06/15 10:01 AM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: CandyOtte]
TheWildRose311 Offline
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My primary cage is the brisbane , Wich is a great cage for Sugargliders.... I told a girl I would by her cage wich looks like this http://www.petco.com/product/113073/WARE-Critter-Universe-Small-Animal-Cage.aspx#description-tab She said the spacing between the bars spacing is a quarter of an inch spacing... My mom was wonderdering, If we get the cage Terry mentioned, Can we zip tie the silo on to the cage?
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#1387519 - 03/06/15 11:54 AM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
Terry Offline
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If you can get the bowl portion of the silo through (even if it's really tight), you can secure it. I recommend using the "reusable" zip ties.

Using a "reusable" zip tie to secure silo onto the PP cage, you could probably do similar.
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#1387532 - 03/06/15 05:37 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
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I think I probably could, By the way I love the Pink zip tie smile
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#1387534 - 03/06/15 06:17 PM Re: Sugar Glider Traveling Cage [Re: TheWildRose311]
Terry Offline
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That is a reusable one, they came in a pack of bright colors.
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