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#1408488 - 04/04/17 07:33 PM Lilo & Kara's Cage
kidqwik Offline
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Registered: 01/26/17
Posts: 123
Loc: Wallington, NJ
Since I got ideas from other's pics on how to do setup their cage I figured I might as well show the results. I went for the mostly natural look of green. This is what it's equipped with:
3-4 pouches
2 metal water bowls
1 water bottle
1 metal food bowl(take it out at night when they get their Critter Love dish n salad)(replaced with empty little marble bowl at night)
1 Silent Running Wheel with the holes to let the poop and pee leak out. The solid one really got soaked with pee and smelled in between 2 week full cleanings.
1 hanging hamock
1 fleece vine rope thingy
1 black rope
1 fleece tree log
1 ball pit with pom poms I'll change depending on holiday/season
2 corner mesh/fleece shelves
2 smaller hanging mesh/fleece hamocks
1 large hangning mesh/fleece hamock
1 Leave & Ladders mesh thingy with fleece leaves (Lilo loves taking these out at night and dropping them all over the cage and I put them back in the morning... Sigh. smile
1 Avitech Infared Heat Panel
Assorted balls n things

The I normally have the fleece cover on top, sides, and back of the cage but took it off to take the pic because it was so dark.


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#1408492 - 04/04/17 09:02 PM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: kidqwik]
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Cool! Your set up looks great!

I have the same hammock and tunnel set! It was the first fleece set I purchased for my girls. When I homed them, they hardly had anything besides a wheel, and their pouch was pathetic. So I ordered that set, still have it and use it now and then. They are really great quality! I also have a mesh bridge, similar to yours that I made them. I like the natural theme as well, I started with the same. I did end up expanding into color, but often use the browns and greens.

Also, I use those stainless steel feeding dishes too, only one cracked, so now I use just one and found a small crock bowl that fits in the holder.

For the natural look, I found wood platforms at Petco, they're not easy to find, but my gliders love them, they also prefer braided fleece vines over the fringy ones. I made a braided fleece ladder (large size) that they really love. The cool thing with the braided vines is you can hook things from them.

I also eventually switched to silos, and prefer then over bottles. I highly recommend them!

Last thing, you may not need 3-4 pouches at once. Maybe two if you have two gliders and then you have the hammock for another sleep option. This opens the cage up and gives you more spare sleeping pieces to change out with. I now only offer maybe two sleeping options for my trio, they never sleep apart, other than maybe cat naps during the night.
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#1408499 - 04/05/17 01:09 AM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: kidqwik]
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Registered: 12/28/15
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Nice setup!
If I was a glider I would like that pad.

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#1408504 - 04/05/17 09:22 AM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: kidqwik]
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That looks like a happy home!

I had a couple of wooden platforms in my gliders' cage for a while, but they seem to act as a urine sponge. (Do you have that same problem with yours, Terry?) After a couple of months, they reeked and I had to throw them away. I've looked into wire mesh shelves, but for now we just have fleece "shelves" and they're happy enough with that. smile
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#1408598 - 04/06/17 01:01 PM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: Terry]
kidqwik Offline
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Registered: 01/26/17
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Loc: Wallington, NJ
Originally Posted By: Terry
Cool! Your set up looks great!

I have the same hammock and tunnel set! It was the first fleece set I purchased for my girls. When I homed them, they hardly had anything besides a wheel, and their pouch was pathetic. So I ordered that set, still have it and use it now and then. They are really great quality! I also have a mesh bridge, similar to yours that I made them. I like the natural theme as well, I started with the same. I did end up expanding into color, but often use the browns and greens.

Also, I use those stainless steel feeding dishes too, only one cracked, so now I use just one and found a small crock bowl that fits in the holder.

For the natural look, I found wood platforms at Petco, they're not easy to find, but my gliders love them, they also prefer braided fleece vines over the fringy ones. I made a braided fleece ladder (large size) that they really love. The cool thing with the braided vines is you can hook things from them.

I also eventually switched to silos, and prefer then over bottles. I highly recommend them!

Last thing, you may not need 3-4 pouches at once. Maybe two if you have two gliders and then you have the hammock for another sleep option. This opens the cage up and gives you more spare sleeping pieces to change out with. I now only offer maybe two sleeping options for my trio, they never sleep apart, other than maybe cat naps during the night.


My name's Terry too. :-b I usually only have two pouches in there but during the winter I gave them options. At night they usually liked to go by the one in the back where the heater is and during the day the one on the side or the front. Sometimes they've slept apart but are mostly together. They haven't used the log on top that much at all except when I first got them. As for the fleece vine and braided fleece rope I never see them use it. They prefer running along the sides, back, or roof of the cage to get to different levels in the cage. They love going to the back corners of the cage to groom.
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#1408599 - 04/06/17 01:07 PM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: Stef333]
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Registered: 01/26/17
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Loc: Wallington, NJ
I was going to get wooden platforms too but then was worried about them soaking it with pee also. They seem to love to pee in the wheel when they're running.


Edited by kidqwik (04/06/17 04:16 PM)
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#1409464 - 05/02/17 09:24 AM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: Terry]
April Offline
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Registered: 04/28/17
Posts: 34
Loc: Florida
Terry, what is a silo? I have 2 water bottles and a bowl. One actually prefers sitting on the edge and drinking. Thank you, April

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#1409465 - 05/02/17 10:21 AM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: kidqwik]
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A water silo is a bottle with a trough like opening at the bottom. Like a waterer for chickens, it holds the water in the reservoir and lets a bit into the drinking area.

I am not sure the mechanics of it not over flowing but it does. It is easier for gliders to get the water than out of a bottle.
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#1409466 - 05/02/17 11:07 AM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: kidqwik]
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Thank you! I'm going to try to find one! I appreciate the definition!! April

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#1409467 - 05/02/17 11:08 AM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: Feather]
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#1409470 - 05/02/17 03:53 PM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: kidqwik]
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#1409471 - 05/02/17 06:59 PM Re: Lilo & Kara's Cage [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Terry smile

I'm sorry I didn't see your replies to mine sooner.

I got the silo that Karen linked in size small from bird department of Petsmart or Petco, either one has them. There are cheaper options, but I prefer these.

As for braided fleece ropes/vines, did you connect them on both sides so it's taught? My gliders would climb across them.

Here is Ollie on one during tent time.


My girls love them too. I also have one I made into a ladder like shape. They climb on that every time I keep it in the cage. They are not on it in this photo, but they do climb on it, and sometimes sit and hangout on it.


I don't always have it in the cage, I did just recently, it's in the laundry now. I put braided vines in once in a while, but thinking I should more frequently because mine do like them. The above was an older pic though.


Edited by Terry (05/02/17 07:00 PM)
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