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DIY/ custom-made cages

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:13 pm
by blossomgirl
My gorgeous custom-made cage. Built by a man who usually builds aviaries. I :hearts: my cage.

I particularly love the trapdoor, and the perspex sides, which keep the substrate in, but allow me to see my gorgeous babies as they trundle through the cage, and forage for food. :mrgreen:

Measurements: 120cm wide, 50cm deep, each level is 60cm high, total cage is about 180cm high (excluding wheels).

The whole cage:
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Doors open completely, Explorer-style.
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Top level
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Bottom level
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Handy cupboard at the bottom
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Trap door between the 2 halves, enabling me to have 1 big cage, or 2 smaller ones. Brilliant, much-used function.
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Re: DIY/ custom-made cages

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:17 pm
by mlein
I got this cage second hand and bought it with my birthday money :D
Measurments: 110 cm wide, 60 cm deep and 80 cm high.


This week
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And some other pics

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Re: DIY/ custom-made cages

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:43 pm
by Muskrat
I've posted this cage in the oldie suitable cages thread too, but it also fits here. It's 150x80ish cm

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Before I made a roof for it:
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A previous incarnation, with rats for size but without furniture etc (used as a holiday cage):
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Re: DIY/ custom-made cages

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:31 pm
by littlemonster
Cage made for me by my Dad and brother -some is welded but some parts had to be pop riveted. The shelves inside are wooden covered with clear fablon (bar 1) but also are made so they have wire underneath for hanging things! The whole front opens up in 3 big doors (there's 2 bars across but that's all), it's approximately 79cm/31" deep, 71cm/28" wide and just over 2 metres (about 80") high. On very sturdy wheels, so easy to move around.

Top Third:

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Top 2/3rds:

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Middle third

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Bottom third

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Entire cage

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DIY/ custom-made cages

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:15 am
by AmesLea
This is my hospital tub - Used for temporary housing of sick rats.
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My hospital tub is a 100L tub with a panel cut out of the front, with snake and mouse mesh bolted to it. There are holes drilled in the lid so that hammocks and peg baskets can be hung, as well as in the side for the hopper of cubes to hang from.
The reason I use a tub as my hospital cage is because it is easy to clean, easy to get them out of, and having mostly enclosed sides means it's a lot less drafty in there for my poor sick ratties This tub sits by the oil heater which goes most of the time, so they are nice and warm, and they get bowls full of yummy mix as well as the hopper full of cubes for them to pick at. Usually I only put two rats in the tub at a time, but as there are three boys who are on medication at the moment, there are three in there for now.