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#44812 - 05/03/05 08:57 AM Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE
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I just had to share. My husband and i have been working on this thing for 3 weeks. Its humbled us many times. But its FINALLY done! I had so much fun cleaning it up and throwing some toys in it, then stayed up for eons watching the kids play!

The new cage is the one pictured on the right. It has two cages in one. Actual cage deminsions is 2ft x 3ft x 3ft, with an overall hight of 6ft. Then it has double doors both top and bottom, which i really love. One door locks in place with a sliding locky thing, and the other just shuts with magnet latches! How cool is that?! No more fiddling with latches, i just close it and it stays!

The cage on the left was built with the help of a friend Jan '04 while my husband was in Iraq. That one houses my trio. They love the space to jump and glide from their chains and toys. I loved the ease of cleaning it. No more scrubbing cracks and crevices for me. And i love that i can touch the outside of the cage without getting my hands greasy with pee and glider scenting as my PVC Coated cages were just a day after cleaning...

Anyway, I just had to brag. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dance.gif" alt="" /> I'm so happy its done! We have another one just like it in the works to put on the other side of the trios cage. But we are taking out time with that one. lol... A couple weeks without screaming at eachother will be nice... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />


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#44813 - 05/03/05 09:12 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Wow, those are awesome cages!! I bet your suggies love it!

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#44814 - 05/03/05 10:01 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Very nice design, but I noticed that is not the plexi with the holes for ventilation and was just wondering how the air will be circulating in there for them?
Love the woodwork on the outside.
Also, do you have a way for them to stay on the walls as well?
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#44815 - 05/03/05 10:19 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Your cages are beautiful, but I don’t see a bottom pull out tray…. How have you addressed that issue? I need to either re-do my cage or start from scratch as we did not properly plan the bottom of the cage.
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#44816 - 05/03/05 10:28 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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What you cant see in the pics are the rows of holes drilled on the sides of the cages. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> The tops are mesh, but yes, ventilation was a factor for the bottom cage, so we devised the holes. I do not have both the cages flush against eachother, so air can move between the two. Plexi-glass also tends to stretch once its been screwed into place, i dont know why, but it does and will put slight bows in it, which it then does not lay flush with the wood and allows a little more air flow. Are they as ventilated as a wire cage? Nope. But i have found that these cages smell no where near as bad as my wire cages which make my sensitive eyes water in less than 4 days. Havent figured out why yet.

No, there is not a way for them to climb the walls. I have found that the kids in my plexi cages will climb up and down the chains and jump and glide more than they will in mesh cages. I hardly ever saw my kids playing with toys or jumping around in my reptariums or PVC coated cages, all they would do was climb the walls. While i know in the wild they would climb trees, i also feel they were given that membrane for fun too. You should see these guys glide from chain to chain and swing like monkeys, lol.

The other thing i do not like about them climbing cage walls is that they pee on cage walls too. So now they are climbing on their pee. What was even worse is that i would see them chewing on the PVC or reptariums, so now not only are they climbing on their pee, but they are eating it too! And i'm anal. My cages get cleaned every 4 days. But that was just too much for me to think of them eating their urine. Granted, they do pee on their toys and chain, and i'm sure they do chew on it now and then. But this just seems cleaner to me.

I have had parrots in plexi-cages for years and heard all the pros and cons. The "animals arent meant to live behind glass" speal, but in my oppinion, they arent meant to live behind bars/mesh/wire either. However, since thats our only options, i'll give them an environment that is easy to keep clean but still fun for them. This has worked best for me. Plexi-cages are not for everyone, they are not cheap, incredibly a pain in the neck to make, i have had a dog playing and slam into the door and bust it to pieces... But i do highly recomend them to those that dont mind the cost and pain of building one. I do not recomend them in any smaller size for a suggie than 2x3x3. If you must go smaller, go with wire so they have more to climb as i know you can not fit too many toys and chains in there for them to play with.

I'm sure i'll hear all the pros and cons by posting my pictures here. Thats fine. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I'm a big girl. We have been using plexi-cages for gliders since Jan '04 with no problems and will continue to do so.

BTW, i am no where near done with the toys/chain/climbing things in those cages. I have some really neat plans, but the first priority was getting them done. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#44817 - 05/03/05 10:30 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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There is not a pull out tray. However, we made a screen (Plastic mesh zip tied to a PVC frame) it sits in the bottom and the poop falls threw. I just vacume out the bottom and wipe down when i clean. A little harder than a pull out tray, but then again, i always dumped half the contents on the floor with my pull out trays, lol... YUCK!

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#44818 - 05/03/05 10:38 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Those are beautiful! Question: how do you mount the wodent wheels? Mine just sits at the bottom of the cage.

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#44819 - 05/03/05 10:40 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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I LOVE IT KAYALA!!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" /> What a great idea! If i didn't have to many kids, I would ask you guys to come down and make a few of those for me <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" /> Do you feel like making 27 of them?

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#44820 - 05/03/05 10:50 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Are you or your husband good with drawing designs? Or specific instructions? I would really like to get the specifics on those cages, as I may be interested in either building a new one from scratch or redoing the one I have now!!!

If you have plans / drawings, and or a good set of instructions please email me at []jmarsh@ut.edu[/]

Thanks! They really look great!!!!
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#44821 - 05/03/05 11:11 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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I think the cages look great. I would have asked about ventilation and wall climbing too just out of curiosity. Those cages would work so perfectly for my iguanas! (I have to build bigger cages for them or let them become free roam)

One concern I would have for me to have the plexi cages for my gliders is it gets so hot here in the summer (no a/c)and I would worry about the build up of heat inside the cages. Hummm, wonder how I could get around that???
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#44822 - 05/03/05 11:29 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Dancing, i dont know how you could work it without AC. They would get hot inside. I actually like mine for that reason. My husband freezes me to death with our AC and even with the vents closed in the glider room, i have problems with it getting too cold in there. So the plexi works as some insulation. My cages stay 3-4 degrees warmer inside them. Which keeps them right at 70. Maybe use a fan to blow down from the mesh tops? I dont know. They would make AWESOME iguana cages!

XGlider, we kinda flew by the seat of our pants on this cage design. I drew out the plans for the big cage next to it so my friend could see what i was seeing in my head, lol... But i'm deffinately not very good at it. I can get you more pictures if you would like. This pic was taken last night and only has the camera flash to light it up the room. Its also not very close up to give you any detail. I just wanted to show my two cages next to eachother. Really, i think these are best made by trial and error. Think out everything you want design wise for your cage and then start brainstorming. One thing we learned after making the first cage is that we needed to bump the plexi glass right up to the corners and cover as much wood as possible. Even with several coats of shlack, my gliders have chewed threw to the bare wood in a couple spots on the other cage where they could. So this one we were very careful about not having any wood show on the inside. I like big doors, and i like my PVC/mesh screen on the bottom for the poops to fall threw, its light and i can take it outside or to the shower to hose it with no problem. I was leary to make a permanantly attached screen in the bottom because i didnt know how i would clean it good enough without making a mess.

The next issue is how to hang your toys, which we used Eye Screws and screwed them into the frame, then hooked our chain and toys from that.

Water bottles are also a challenge. They do sell a water bottle that has a plastic holder which attaches to the cage by a bolt that goes threw the wall and a wing nut that screws it down. Obviously on a cage like this, you cant use the cheap metal bottle holder that hook on, there is nothing to hook to.

Cutting the plexi is a pain in the neck. If you go with smaller sizes that do not require the huge sheet that is 3x6, have your hardwar store cut if for you. Its worth the money. Just make sure you have the exact sizes correct. The big sheet wont fit in their machine. We found Home Depot to be much cheaper on plexi than lowes, oddly enough as its usually the other way around.

Be careful when you drill holes in your plexi, have a very sharp drill bit and do not put force on it, go slow and let the drill bit work its way threw on its own. Even then, you might get a little crack here and there. We have many little cracks on that cage, it just couldnt be helped in many cases.

Lastly, LOTS OF SHLACK! Makes the outside pretty and lasts much longer!

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#44823 - 05/03/05 11:56 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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If it is not to much of a pain, I would love to see some more pics so that I can get a better idea …. Is you want just send them to my email Thanks!
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#44824 - 05/03/05 12:58 PM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Small suggestions...
If you put a couple of cross peices of wood on the sides about 2/3 the way up from the bottom,(On the outside) it would give you, 1)more support and 2) some place to attached your water bottles. Also, if you put some masking tape (yellow paper tape) on the plexi glass when drilling (both sides) it will help reduce some of the cracking. Still drill nice and slow.

Another thing, some plastic floor protectors (like grandma used for her carpets) or some small remnents of vinal flooring under the cage will stop the feces and urine from reaching your carpet. While you can vacume up the feces, the urine isn't so easy to vacume up.
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#44825 - 05/03/05 01:55 PM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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OH my goodness, we totally forgot about the tape this time! My friend and i used tape for the big cage... Why didnt we think of that?! Though with all the arguing we did, my husband would probably have thought me an idiot. I really tried to stay away from the garage if it could be helped. You know how men are.

The bottom of our cage is a solid sheet of MDF, stained and shlacked. There are not any cracks for urine to make it to my carpets. All PVC is attached to the inside so any urine that gets on the sides will run into the bottom tray. That was an issue with our PVC cages where it would run down the side to the floor. I used to put a towel under it, but i kept sucking up the corners of the towel in the vaccume. It was such a pain. I call my plexi-cages my "think smarter not harder" cages... lol. They are a breeze to clean and no mess gets outside the cages. For anal people like me, they are sooooo worth it. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#44826 - 05/03/05 11:23 PM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Me too. I showed my husband and he was like.......Oh how cool glider heaven <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> []CrystalStar@att.net[/]

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#44827 - 05/04/05 10:04 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Wow Kayla! The cages look awesome! Congrats on getting it done... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />

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#44828 - 05/04/05 11:27 PM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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you cat doesnt looked to please about the added security.lol
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#44829 - 05/05/05 01:02 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Hi if you have directions and a price list for the stuff could you email that to me please? My email is []leolover16@hotmail.com[/] thanks it looks grrrrrrrreat!!

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#44830 - 05/05/05 01:54 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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[:"blue"] I've read this thread 3 times to be sure I understand everything that was said. At the risk of getting bashed for being negative, these cages seem to be not much more than big aquariums??? Since I have not actually seen the cages in person, it is a little hard to compare how active the gliders are as compared to how gliders behave in a wire cage. With all due respect, a 3'2'x3'(see note) cage is not all that big and to say that the suggies are gliding in such a cage is a bit of a stretch...they may very well be doing more jumping in such a cage; but I'm not sure it would be accurate to characterize that behavior as gliding??? I understand that you are happy with the cage....for its ease of cleaning and lack of odor; but I'm not sure that I'm ready to trade in my wire cages just yet???

Note: The State of Florida requires glider cages be 4'x4'x4' for a pair and in Australia, they require cages that are about 10'x10'x 10' !!! These figures may not be exactly correct...I need to check them...but they are ballpark. [/]

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#44831 - 05/05/05 02:09 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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I *think* the cage is 2'x3'x6', but I could be wrong. It's definitely much taller than 3' tall, though!

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#44832 - 05/05/05 02:19 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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[:"blue"] The way I read the description, it is two 3' cages on top of each other. [/]

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#44833 - 05/05/05 03:18 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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You're right (of course lol)! I didn't notice that before. I figured it was just like the one on the left, where there is no middle divider, but it's definitely not. Thanks for keepin this sleepyhead in check <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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#44834 - 05/05/05 08:09 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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They are not on top of each other, they are beside each other.

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#44835 - 05/05/05 08:13 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Ponchess, The cage on the right in the pic is two cages on top of one another is what they are talking about.


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The new cage is the one pictured on the right. It has two cages in one. Actual cage deminsions is 2ft x 3ft x 3ft, with an overall hight of 6ft.

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#44836 - 05/05/05 08:33 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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The cage on the right is TWO cages, stacked. Although they certainly are beautiful, I have to say I agree with Randy on that one. I prefer my wire cages. I would think the stink from the gliders would bottle up inside and make it worse for them? And condensation possibly? I think a wire cage would provide much more room for them to crawl around, and a wire cage the same size would provide for the same amount of gliding room, with more places to land and take off. I worry about them gliding into the glass and hurting themselves, even if it is an accident. Good luck to you, though with them.

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#44837 - 05/05/05 10:15 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Randy,
You are correct. The trio in the big cage to the left gets to glide a little. In the right, they get to jump. Sorry for that error.

And yes, the cage to the right has two cages in one.

I have NEVER had condensation build up in my cages, its not humid in my home. I dont know that it would be possible, maybe in a different climate or a house without air conditioning or poor circulating air?? My cages only stay 3-4 degrees warmer inside them. I do leave my doors cracked during the day in all of them just to let some more air in while they are sleeping and dont notice they are open... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> But yes, ventilation is less in a cage like this.

Randy, yes, i guess they could be considered large aquariums. I didnt think about that. I guess the only difference would be that mine are not sealed shut, ie silicone filled in the cracks. There is a 1/3" crack around all my doors, we did not want them to catch and rub, and plexiglass tends to stretch and leave small bows where it does not set flush against the wood in between the screws. The bottom cage has 3 rows of drilled holes in it on the sides to let more air in.

I have found gliders to be incredibly smart. They will discover the "invisible walls" very quickly and they remember.

We thought long and hard about the deminsions to make this cage. Australia's cage requirements are 9x9x9 i believe, but i do not think that anyone in the US has a set up like that. IF they do, i would love to see! How awesome would that be?! We looked at several cage styles out there and the one most commonly used glider cage is the one sold by SunCoast, also seen on ebay.
http://www.sugar-gliders.com/images/store/sturdygood.jpg (Do they know of the FL law to keep a pair in a 4x4x4 enclosure? They are in FL and sell these cages??) I have heard that several people keep 3-4 gliders in this cage. I know of a very reputable breeder who keeps their gliders in smaller enclosures. I did not find the deminsions of this cage, but by looking at it we guessed it was 30" long x 18" deap x 36" high? We went larger than that. We were limited on space as my glider room is a small spare bedroom. We knew that we would be building one more of this style cage and they would all need to fit on the same wall. Since that wall is 10' long and we wanted some space between the cages to aid in airflow, this was the only deminsions that we could make work.

I do not mean to advocate that a 2x3x3 cage is a good or bad size for a pair of gliders. I would love to have a 9x9x9 size cage. I think we all would. I do feel that this cage size is ok for us. My gliders do get to come out and play nightly.

You may have seen my new Flexi-Bridge being offered on my website. I am currently working on a design for that which would work in my new cages, they will run verticle and horizontal to provide more climbing since they do not have their cage walls. I was just excited when i got the cage finished and took a pic before it was done being stocked with goodies.

Many parrot owners are going to Plexi-cages. You can now find them sold by various companies and they are deffinately gaining popularity. There have been more deaths by birds getting caught in bars that the plexi-cages have been a bit of a savior. We used to raise Lories and Lorikeets. A bird which lives on much the same diet as a glider. You can imagine, their droppings are straight liquid. Not only that, but they are halarious comics who think its quite fun to sit on the side of their cage and aim at anyone passing by... We discovered plexi-cages for them. They worked wonders. We had a pair of imported African Glossy Starlings, and they were also converted into a plexi cage. Also worked great for that type of bird who seemed as accident prone as any i have ever seen. They have since gone to a zoo in Indiana, we got out of lories and only have a small meyer's parrot now. But after having such luck with plexi-cages with birds, i wanted to try it with Gliders. I have no complaints. They are not a cage for everyone. Some people do not mind touching their PVC coated cages and getting pee and glider scenting all over their hands. I'm just too much of a neat freak for that. These have solved my issues with the standard cage.

To all those that do like it, sorry, my husband does not wish to go into business... lol. I would like to one day have my garage back. But you can find plexi-glass bird cages online if you search hard enough. You may have to ask for a custom made one to get these demensions however. We only found them offered in smaller sizes and they ran roughly $200. These two cages cost us $250 each to build. They are not cheap.

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#44838 - 05/05/05 05:46 PM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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[:"blue"] One very nice feature of Plexiglas is that the view is fantastic!! Most wire cages, to some greater of lesser extent, obstruct your view of the animals. I have had an idea in the back of my mind about building a hybrid cage...a wire cage; but having the front panel made out of Plexiglas. There would be plenty of walls for them to climb on but you would still have a perfectly clear view through the front panel and plenty of ventilation. You might even carry the concept a bit further and use a PG panel on the back which would keep the sloppy eaters from spraying food all over the wall. I don't think we need to be locked into wire cages for gliders; but I do think design considerations need to be carefully evaluated before alternative materials are incorporated into glider cages.

As to the issue of cage size, there is no doubt that if all glider owners were required to have "Australian" sized cages, there would be a lot fewer gliders being kept in captivity. The average person just can't accommodate a 9' cube to keep a glider. In the wild, a glider ranges over an area of several acres and up to as much as 250 acres and through a vertical range of 75' ± so even an "Australian" cage doesn't come close to replicating natural conditions. We could...and have...argued until we are blue in the face about what the best size is for a glider cage; but there just isn't a right answer, in spite of what some would have you believe. Opinions about cage size are like a certain body part..as they say...everybody has one. If anyone has a definitive answer on the cage size question, do let me know!!
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#44839 - 05/05/05 10:45 PM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Totally agree with you on the cage size argument!!! I think as long as gliders are considered a house hold pet, that argument will continue to go on for ages.

We had thought of making a plexi front and back with mesh sides... But my problem is that my gliders get let out to play in the glider room. There is not enough room in there for a tent too. I have to throw towels on the tops of the glider cages right now so they cant run on top the cages and fight threw the mesh... Sigh, silly boys... They always have to ruin play time... So in an effort to keep everyone safe, we did all four sides and then drilled the holes. I think i am going to break down and drill some holes in the doors of the cage for a little more ventilation though instead of just on the sides.

A "hybrid" plexi/mesh cage is deffinately a superb idea. If i had another room for play time, i would have chose that design over mine. We just had to make due with what we could.

You cant beat the view! I hated my reptariums because i couldnt see them playing inside. But its sure nice to see threw the plexiglass. We do not have cable... lol, we have the glider room!

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#44840 - 05/05/05 11:21 PM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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Kayla, have you ever considered getting some large branches to put in there for them to give them something to really be able to *push* off of while jumping and playing to keep their leg muscles nice and tone?
wouldnt want our gliders to loose their super shape <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />
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#44841 - 05/06/05 08:15 AM Re: Ginormous Plexi-Cage #2 is Done! YIPPEE [Re: ]
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The chains that run horizantally are very taught, they do not shake or wobble when the gliders are on them. And i'm working on some stationairy bridges and platforms. I only throw in some little pieces of wood to chew on. I dont like using it for a perch or toy as i think it holds in urine and smells. My kids do get to come out nightly and leap from their gym to the cages, my head, or the bookshelf and back... lol... They are all in pretty good leaping order... he he he.

I'm not done with decorating those cages. I have a neat tye dye set almost finished for one of them with some neat mesh platforms and vertical bridges. Although, i have to say, most nights they take turns in their wheel, running for a few minutes, jumping out and taking a rest, then jumping back in when the other is tired of running... lol... I dont know that my toy decorating efforts are truely appretiated... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> The two pairs in the new cage have been obsessed with their wheel from the day they came... I know it must be the best spot to pee and poop in... I so have to get some stealths for them... sigh...

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