Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Becky, GGlider
Featured Member
Registered: 05/07/17
Posts: 8
Last 10 Posts
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
Fruits and Veggies
by kidqwik
Is newspaper safe?
by Feather
06:15 PM
First time glider owner looking for wisdom
by Feather
06:13 PM
Cold snap!
by Ladymagyver
03:53 PM
Bedding
by kidqwik
02:24 PM
Bringing Home Your Baby
by Terry
01:26 PM
Something every breeder should know
by ValerieMichelle
10:01 AM
Male Glider penis problem
by KarenE
09:43 AM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by mechnut450
08:55 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#58552 - 09/16/05 10:54 PM I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think?
Anonymous
Unregistered


HI GC!!

I am putting up another post! HAHA! I just love asking a ton of questions!! Anyhoo, My boyfriend and I were talking about ideas for cages. We are moving into a house in a couple of months and the ideas that I came up with he said sounded like a huge entertainment center. He came up with an idea of cage that is built into the corner of a room. It will be four feet deep and about 5 feet at its widest and as tall as the ceiling (8ft).

I thought it was a good idea. All except for the fact that the walls would be right there. Do you see this being a problem? Any input would be awesome!!! Thanks in advance.

Top
#58553 - 09/16/05 11:35 PM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


What would you be making the cage out of? I have seen A LOT of cages that are one half of a room and things all over the walls. As long as you don't care that your walls may be ruined, then now. I would try to cover the wall as much as possible so they do not lick the paint or paint chips and they eat it.

I will try to find some pictures for you of some cool cages that are literally a part of a room. :o)

sounds like a great idea and I'm sure your gliders will love the room!

Top
#58554 - 09/17/05 12:08 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
gliderdad79 Offline
Owner

Registered: 02/19/04
Posts: 15514
Loc: Long Island, NY
Talk to Peggy, the moderator SRLB. She has some huge corner cages.
_________________________
Eddie

In the Tropics somewhere between the port of indecision and southeast of disorder!

"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people."

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching!

Top
#58555 - 09/17/05 12:42 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I am glad that you like the idea. And thanks for the reply. I was actually thinking of covering the walls with those picture/backdrops that you can buy for like lizard aquariums and stuff. You know what I am talking about? They have pictures of like a rainforest or a waterfall or something. Getting really large ones of trees and getting them laminated so that if they urinate on them I can just take them down and clean them, then put them back up. Just so they feel like they are back in nature. Then hang some vines and stuff all around, etc. what do you think?? Good idea?

Lindsay G <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ohwell.gif" alt="" />

Top
#58556 - 09/17/05 12:45 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


How would I get in contact with Peggy? I am new at this hehe?!? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

Top
#58557 - 09/17/05 12:51 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
USMom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 05/11/05
Posts: 7356
Loc: Austin, TX
Go to my home, and then to send private message. Type in SRLB in the to box and go from there, just like e-mail.
_________________________
Shawna
Who are you networked with? Networking could save your gliders life. Create one now.


Top
#58558 - 09/17/05 01:05 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Oh Thanks!! Thats easy!!! =)

Top
#58559 - 09/17/05 01:08 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


sounds like a great idea! How fun for your gliders!!

Top
#58560 - 09/17/05 01:43 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I know now I can't wait to get them!!! YEAH!! I am so excited! I have been waiting for a year!!! I wanted to be really really sure I was making a good decision!! There are so many sad stories of people giving theirs away because they didn't realize what a responsibilty they were. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />

I did NOT want to do that at all!! So i took my time and did tons and tons of research!! Then I joined this last week and it is better than any book I could have bought!!! I LOVE GC!!!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" />

Thanks again!!
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" />
Lindsay G

Top
#58561 - 09/17/05 01:48 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


This is similar to my glider situation, except you've been waiting for a long longer than I have. Ever since I've joined GC I've learned so much about gliders, and it just confirmed that I was going to get one. ^_^

Good luck on your cage! It sounds like an awesome idea. If you end up doing it, I'd love to see pictures. ^-^

Top
#58562 - 09/17/05 09:10 PM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Instead of getting the backdrop cloth and laminating them, See if you can find a plastic shower curtain with the forest them or something simular, That would be alot cheaper and not to mention alot easier to clean,just hang in the shower or outside and hose away....

Top
#58563 - 09/17/05 10:43 PM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


The size of the cage you described sounds very awesome!

However, let's be realistic.

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" /> Sorry this is off topic, but I have been wondering....how are you going to clean the cage when it is five feet wide, four feet deep and eight feet high? The gliders' urine and food thrown out are very likely going to get between the walls and the cage and will eventually pile up, thus it will invite fruit flies and whatnot. Also, if your glider escapes and gets behind the cage, between the cage and the wall, then how are you going to get the glider to come out? They may decide to stay there for a while and it can get frustrating. Sorry to rain on your parade, but this is something to think about from a different perspective.


Jen

Top
#58564 - 09/17/05 10:56 PM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
While the size sounds great I agree with Jen/PixTrix… Cleaning is an issues to think of – I built my first cage… and it went horribly wrong… did not treat the wood properly… did not plan for the droppings properly …
_________________________
* ~ * John * ~ * Sorry store is closed at this time.. <br>
Link -> ~~ XtremeGlider ~~ Home of the original Re~set Toys! ~~ <br>
Oct 2012 update.. miss my gliders and my
glider family and think of my friends often!!!

Top
#58565 - 09/17/05 11:01 PM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


It sounds like a great idea. I think it has potential to look really nice. My only concern would be that it is agains the wall. You could get something to put between teh wall and the cage, but if you dont I can promise they will spit food all over the wall! If the cage is movable you could clean it daily, but that will be a pain. I would try to find something to put between teh cage and the wall.

Top
#58566 - 09/17/05 11:10 PM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Dancing Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
I have my cages built so that the walls of the room are part of the cage. I have washable semi gloss paint on the walls and use a steam cleaner to clean the rest of the cage. I used the plastic hardware cloth from Home Depot and a wood frame (pine with 5 coats of polyurithane). In one cage, I built a frame that I put more hardware cloth on so the gliders can climb on the back wall and to give me more places to hang things.
SRLB used the heavy weight pet screen on her cages instead of the plastic hardware cloth.
Keep in mind, if you end up with gliders that chew, both of these can pose an escape potential.
Make sure you properly coat the wood (don't use cedar or redwood!) to prevent 1)urine from soaking in and making it stink, and 2) to seal it so the oils from the pine don't make your gliders ill.
I also used some vinal flooring on the bottom of the cage. Easy to wipe clean.

The way I have the cage built, it is 3 foot deep, 8 foot wide and 7 foot tall but has a divider so that it is actually two cages (one side is bigger then the other). It works GREAT and the gliders LOVE all the room to bounce around in!
_________________________
620-704-9109
Judge not until you have walked in their shoes and lived their lives. What you see online is only part of the story.

I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance


The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

Top
#58567 - 09/18/05 06:40 PM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


That is the idea I was going towards. The walls were actually part of the cage. The pictures I was going to put up were to (1) protect the walls, (2) make clean up easier, I can just take them down and take them outside to hose it off and (3) to give them a nature-like environment.

That is a really good idea with the semi-gloss paint. I will probably do that under the pictures if that is my final plan. What do you think will be a good thing to put over the pictures so that they can climb on it?? I was thinking of some type of cage mesh? Any better ideas?? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Top
#58568 - 09/18/05 06:41 PM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


No rain on this parade, that is why I asked you guys. You know way better than I do and I wanted to see what everyone thought. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I didn't even think about it!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Top
#58569 - 09/20/05 08:11 AM Re: I have a cage idea. Want to know what you think? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


we have a larger then most cage and are planning on eventually doubling its size+ - I can reach the entire thing from the doors, (note- not from a door!) and steam clean it... and its light enough to pull away from the wall to change the cloth behind and under it. I lift each leg to change the cloth underneath it!

Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
7 registered (Klasha, Kris, Angelicat26, Amanda159, kidqwik, ValerieMichelle, Feather), 30 Guests and 57 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
AbbyGlider, Klasha, Amanda159, aalissa, Mio
6384 Registered Users
Forum Stats
30 posts in the last 24hrs
6385 Members
134 Forums
8896 Topics
147863 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Cold snap!
by Ladymagyver
12:51 AM
Bringing Home Your Baby
by Amanda159
06:42 PM
Bedding
by Amanda159
05:53 PM
Male Glider penis problem
by Jen_faith
04:58 PM
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
10/17/17 06:57 PM
Is newspaper safe?
by Glamper
10/17/17 06:39 PM
Taking your glider to work
by Amanda159
10/17/17 05:08 PM
Fruits and Veggies
by Amanda159
10/17/17 05:06 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
10/16/17 05:32 PM
gr8pots
by Feather
10/16/17 05:20 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20202959
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12464975
TEXAS 645520
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 588057
OHIO 504469
Member Titles 448418
MISSOURI 382673
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 359178
OKLAHOMA 343692
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 341654
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017