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#55755 - 08/24/05 11:30 PM How deep does a cage NEED to be?

We are gearing up for our second set of gliders (we had a great pair about 8 years ago that we had to get rid of, and always wanted to have gliders again.).

Anyway, I am pretty handy and built a cage last time, and want to do the same again, however, the space that the gliders' cage will be in really only works if it is not very deep. By that, I mean even 16" is too deep. Width and height are not a problem. Will they hate it being that narrow? If so, I will have to come up with something else, but I am not sure what... Thanks!

#55756 - 08/24/05 11:33 PM Re: How deep does a cage NEED to be? [Re: ]
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16 inches is pretty narrow indeed. I wouldn't suggest anything less then 20 deep. They really need lots of jumping around room. Perhaps you can find an alternative?
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#55757 - 08/24/05 11:39 PM Re: How deep does a cage NEED to be? [Re: ]

I built my own cage too, and I used a rabbit drop tray for the bottom that I found at Rural King for $16.99 and it measures 3 ft. wide and 2.5 ft. deep. It is great! I suggest making a cage after you find what will be on the bottom. :o)


#55758 - 08/25/05 07:46 AM Re: How deep does a cage NEED to be? [Re: ]

I wish I could remember what size our old cage was. Back then, though, there wasn't as much information about how to care for gliders. People were still doing dried cat food and galvanized wire. I made a pretty fancy plexiglass cage with lots of things for them to climb and jump on and while they started out on cat food, I quickly switched to other dry staple that was found to be better for them. I figure that today, about 9 years later, things have changed. Thanks!

#55759 - 08/25/05 05:18 PM Re: How deep does a cage NEED to be? [Re: ]

Hi nickbuol. Just to let you know, there are some wonderful links the mods and admin people of GC have put together for all us members and I suggest you peeking through some of them. Glad you found this site, it's one of my favorites ever! I'm sure you will learn a lot from GC and hope you have luck with your new cage. :o)

There are a lot of peopple on here who will love to answer your questions, so don't be shy. :o)


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