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#1395997 - 11/15/15 06:24 PM Cage question
Myzlovecraft Offline
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Registered: 11/12/15
Posts: 17
Loc: Washington
So I have been searthing the Internet for days. Are cages with a non-toxic epoxy coating ok? I mean yes it's non toxic but that doesn't necessarily mean it's ok for the sugar babies. Thanks for your help smile

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#1396006 - 11/15/15 09:04 PM Re: Cage question [Re: Myzlovecraft]
Feather Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12424
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I would stick with the hard, baked on enamel finish cages. Like the HQ cages or the Critternation cages.

Several years ago lots of gliders died from cages that were coated wire. That wire is still out there and if you don't know what wire your cage vendor is using you could be getting that toxic wire.
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#1396195 - 11/20/15 03:39 AM Re: Cage question [Re: Feather]
deltaop Offline
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 1
Loc: Oklahoma
Would this cage be safe for my two sugies? It says "epoxy coated"...

Thank you for your time!

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#1396219 - 11/20/15 11:06 AM Re: Cage question [Re: Myzlovecraft]
Feather Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
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Yes, that is safe for gliders. The bar spacing for gliders should be half an inch or narrower and 7/16 is a hair smaller than 1/2 inch.
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#1396252 - 11/20/15 04:49 PM Re: Cage question [Re: Myzlovecraft]
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 5138
Loc: Lutz Florida
The cage is safe for gliders - but it has a number of drawbacks that may cause you to hate the cage very quickly.

It is a flimsy cage - and it will rattle when ever your gliders jump around in it. It is held together by bent wires at each side.

The bottom of the cage is a structural part of the cage - and is not removable for cleaning - you will need to reach in through the cage doors to remove pieces of food that do not make it to the cage pan and to wash the cage bars.

The slide up cage doors are not large enough to allow you to put a glider safe wheel into the cage without taking part of the cage apart.

You may want to spend a little more and get a sturdy cage that has a metal frame work along the edge of each side and large doors that swing open for easy management of the cage. The Brisbane cage is a good choice for 2 or 3 gliders. If you want a larger cage the Madagascar or Congo cages are also great cages.

I have links to these cages on my web page along with links to several brands of wheels made especially for Sugar Gliders.

http://www.gliderkids-diet.com/FAQ.html
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