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Cage question #1417446
09/05/18 11:09 AM
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Hello!
I have a question about cages. I might be getting a huge bird cage for dirt cheap this weekend. The only problem with it is the bars are an inch apart. I already know that's too far for my suggies. But was wondering if I covered or lined it with screen or that garden netting you can use for building a cage if that would be ok?
My original plan was to build a bigger cage out of PVC pipe and the garden netting but the materials would cost over $100 in my area.
Any thoughts, advice or suggestions are very welcome! And thank you in advance.

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Depending on the shape of the cage, it is possible to do what you are suggesting, however, it is going to be very time consuming. Plus you are going to need to make sure there are no places your gliders can get caught between the cage and the screen mesh should they get out of the cage between the cage and the mesh (hope that made sense). Then you will have to figure out how to cover all the doors separately so they can be opened as well as the tray bottom.

I'm not sure what price dirt cheep is, however, there are some very good new cages available suited for gliders around $100 or a little more. Some available with free shipping.


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Dirt chest being a 36x30x66 sized cage for $50....I think you can see why I'm trying to make this work. Even with buying screen or the garden netting would still be cheaper. I've been looking since May for cages because I knew the one that came with my male would not work for long term housing. Most cages I found that weren't ridiculous expensive were out of stock... probably because they weren't expensive. I also have the benefit of seeing this cage in person to make sure it's toddler proof and won't be easily knocked over.


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Re: Cage question [Re: Haalastar] #1417452
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Be sure to put the mesh on the inside and zip tie where toes won't be trapped or pinched. The more zip ties the better...

The down side to this is cleaning. Food and poo will become easily trapped and the mesh will eventually take on a smell. This will become an issue in the future. Many people go this route, but just wanted to let you know it's a lot of extra cleaning going into it.


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Thank you for the heads-up! I don't mind the extra work in keeping it clean if I can get something within my family's budget.


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