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Old 08-12-2014, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hedgie-Proofing a Ramp?

So, I have a single unit Critter Nation and I have the loft set up (on the lowest setting). Currently, I have a Ware tunnel connecting the two levels and HATE it! I cut the tunnel down the middle for easier cleaning, but since it has ridges it's really hard to get clean. And even though she's really good about using her litter box she still uses the tunnel as a third place to go to the bathroom

I have the CN ramp with fleece covers for it. The problem is enclosing the sides. I want something that would be easy to take apart and put back together for cleaning. Any ideas? Would it still be super unsafe to leave it without sides if I keep it at the lowest setting and put her igloo under the side that's higher up?
A friend suggested making stairs with high walls out of large Legos I wonder if that would work?
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I have a Ferret Nation and I use the standard ramps. I have the loft on the 2nd setting (middle). I've used grids from my previous C&C cage to close everything off and it works great. I can post a pic if you want.
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Yes, please! A picture would be very helpful! What did you use to attach it and is it easy to clean?
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I used tie-wraps. I never have to take it off, I just switch the fleece sometimes. I didn't have the original covers so I cut a piece of fleece and wove it through the bars, works great.

Not sure if I have a good picture of it but I have this video from one of the cages (I woke up really early so the hedgie was confused, hence the running around )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7VP5pDSsDg
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Took a picture for you. This is my cage (without most of their stuff like toys, it was taken right after cleaning);



As you can see I use fake plants to hide the grids. Took a pic which shows the grids better;



The front one doesn't go all the way down so they still have space to make the turn.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That setup is absolutely awesome!
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I agree, that set up is just brilliant!

Would you mind if I stole some ideas from you?
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Thanks! And of course not, go ahead
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Awesome setup! Thanks for sharing it with us! Do you find it difficult to remove the plastic pan for the loft and the ramp with the grids in place?
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I never remove them, but I don't think it would be difficult.
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