modifying furret XL tower

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modifying furret XL tower

Post by newbie1522 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:00 pm

Hi,

One of my girls is struggling with the tunnel in the XL tower (used to get from the bottom to the top cage).
She is 2 years old in one week and I think her age is starting to catch up with her. :olddoe: :love:
Does anyone have any advice / ideas / experiance of modifying this tunnel?
Part of it is almost vertical and I am struggling with ideas to adapt it.
Thank you all :)

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Re: modifying furret XL tower

Post by cyber ratty » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:58 am

I forget exactly what the arrangement in an XL tower is, but could you change the angle, perhaps by using a different type of tube? Alternatively, place a shelf below the gap so that the rats jump down or climb up to get to the other half instead of going through a tube.

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Re: modifying furret XL tower

Post by Rhian33 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:45 am

I agree with Mary. Put a shelf below the hole and you can use the tube to allow your old lady to get up to the shelf. I did similar when I had an old lad in my SRS who had no concept of how far a drop was and was constantly flinging himself off things.
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Re: modifying furret XL tower

Post by newbie1522 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:16 pm

Thank you for the suggestions.
This is the cage http://www.zooplus.co.uk/esearch.htm#q=FURET%20TOWER.
Will try to modify this weekend.
Thank you for the advice

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Re: modifying furret XL tower

Post by cyber ratty » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:30 am

I know the cage, but I don't think I've ever seen what the aperture in the middle is like - is it a circular hole that matches the diameter of the tube, or is is a large square, a rectangle, or what? ;)

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Re: modifying furret XL tower

Post by Rhian33 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:14 am

It has a hole Mary which enables you to post the tube through minus the ring connector and then re-fit the connector making a snug fit.
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Re: modifying furret XL tower

Post by newbie1522 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:03 am

Thank you for replying to Mary Rhian33, I have not been able to check the forum regularly.
I gave been doing a but if research and Im not sure she has HDL, her symptoms fit PT with respiratory issues..... :(
Have vets app for Saturday morning.
Fingers crossed that I am wrong!

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