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Old 06-03-2011, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a loft?

I'm thinking of building a loft for Fredrick's cage this summer, to give him more room to explore and roam. I'm thinking just a small one where I can put his castle or maybe food and water?

I was wondering if any experienced loft builders have any materials that would be suitable, cost effective and easy to use for not only a loft but also a ramp? And, any information on how to introduce my hedgie to his new space would also be very helpful
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C&C cubes work good.

If you wanted just a 12x12 inch loft, you'd just use one grid. Use lots of zip ties to hold it to the cage. If you want it smaller, you can cut the grid into a smaller size, or you can put two together to make it larger. Zip ties will be your best friend. Cover the sides/floor with coroplast for a solid floor. For the ramp, use a PLASTIC dryer vent tube. They are usually white, and get the 4" size or bigger. Don't use an aluminum one, they get to hot. Plus, the plastic ones are cushioned

I wouldn't recommend putting his food/water up there. If he didn't know how to use it, he could starve or get dehydrated.
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C&C cubes work good.

If you wanted just a 12x12 inch loft, you'd just use one grid. Use lots of zip ties to hold it to the cage. If you want it smaller, you can cut the grid into a smaller size, or you can put two together to make it larger. Zip ties will be your best friend. Cover the sides/floor with coroplast for a solid floor. For the ramp, use a PLASTIC dryer vent tube. They are usually white, and get the 4" size or bigger. Don't use an aluminum one, they get to hot. Plus, the plastic ones are cushioned

I wouldn't recommend putting his food/water up there. If he didn't know how to use it, he could starve or get dehydrated.
Oh thank you! looking into this, and it doesnt seem like it'll be too expensive, and it looks just as easy to clean as his current set-up. Thank you again!
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