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#61308 - 10/06/05 01:38 AM Cage ?

How many sugar gliders do ya'll have in one cage? Here is the dilemma... I have 3 gliders in a 5ft tall, 3 ft wide and 2.5 ft. deep cage... Pic is in the attachment.

Well, since I have made the cage, I have aquired 2 joeys that are now 4 weeks old and still being hand-raised. Is 5 too many for that cage? Of course I am going to wait a LONG time to put them in there. I was just curious.

I was thinking about getting the 250 gallong Reptarium. I think that's the correct size. It might be a tad bit bigger. Any suggestions?

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#61309 - 10/06/05 06:07 AM Re: Cage ? [Re: ]
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[:"green"]I think 5 gliders in a cage that big would be fine. Hopefully someone with a colony will come along and let you know their opinion soon. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
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#61310 - 10/06/05 07:00 AM Re: Cage ? [Re: ]

That cage looks like it's galvanized metal. Now, if cleaned properly on a DAILY basis, galvanized metal is generally safe, but some times, gliders can get UTI's from galvanized metal... I say, if you have the money, get the reptarium. bigger is always better and that way, you won't have to worry about the risk of UTI's.

#61311 - 10/06/05 07:09 AM Re: Cage ? [Re: ]

I would think the size would be about right, just consider what Leyna posted about the galvanized metal. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />

#61312 - 10/06/05 04:25 PM Re: Cage ? [Re: ]

Yes, I know it's galvanized metal... Somehow I knew someone was going to mention that...

I clean it daily with Natures Miracle and dilluted vinegar/water and scrub it down so there is no stink. It does not rust and have had Blaze in there for several months now without any problems. I know there are a lot of people out there who will bash this post, but please be nice.

I built this cage before I knew that galvanized metal was bad. Maybe for Xmas I'll ask my parents to buy me the Reptarium. For back up, I have 3 cages (glider safe) to put them in in the case something happens.

I just worry that my Star will chew and chew and chew the Reptarium and my 2 joeys are too young to tell what the heck they'll do. LOL I'd hate to have this cage go to waste since I spent roughly $100.00 building it.

#61313 - 10/09/05 04:18 PM Re: Cage ? [Re: ]

Mods, please close this post... I have been getting too many PMs about this being a galvanized cage as I am fully aware of. Thank you.


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