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Offline lex

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Liners for Martin 699
« on: January 22, 2009, 03:31:31 PM »
I just got a Martin's 699 cage last weekend and I'm going to go buy fabric to line the wire on each level...but I wasn't sure how much fabric to get to cover the whole cage. I was thinking a yard, but then that might not be enough...

I'd like enough for the bottom level, and all the remaining surfaces minus the ramps. Anyone who does this, could you let me know how much fabric you use? Also, is there any place online to get cheap fabric, or is it just best to go to a local fabric store. Thanks!

Offline caleppert

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Re: Liners for Martin 699
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 06:06:41 PM »
I takes me about a yard of fleece to cover my 690.  Since a Ruud is a 680 on a 695, perhaps it would be easier to ask how much it takes to cover each of those.  Since it takes a yardish to cover mine I'd think it would take about 2-2.5 yards to cover yours.  I get my fleece from Hobby Lobby, but you can get it from JoAnn's, other craft stores, the thrift store (get a fleece blanket), etc.  It's easier if you have at least one other set so you don't have to wait to wash it before you can set up your cage again.

Fleece is the best because it doesn't fray like other fabrics. 

Actually, I just found a site that had the floor space in square inches.  Basically a Ruud has 1.8 square yards of floor space. 

http://www.ratbehavior.org/MartinsCages.htm

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Re: Liners for Martin 699
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 11:09:10 AM »
I have a 695, and it takes me a yard and a quarter to cover all of my levels including the floor.  I just get mine from Hancock or JoAnns.  I usually find that Hancock has better fleece prices.