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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2008, 08:13:51 PM »
good idea! that would be such a fun Christmas present. once we get into our house i am going to be building a wall size  built in cages and i have been looking at some different materials. i am up in the air over weather i am going to tile it (non linoleum, tile real water resistant bathroom tile) or use the  plastic boards they put on bathroom walls some times for the flooring and back and side walls ( like i said, wall sized, the whole front of the cage will be screened doors.  both choices are non  absorbent, but i think the tile will hold up better against chewing and be really easy to clean so i may just got with it, though it will stay cooler,but  that's why there are hammocks and liners ^^

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2008, 06:00:25 PM »
Another way to get the money, instead of my mom giving me a dollar every other day to get a soda, I will save it!  Slow, but still it is progress.
Money so far...$1.00  :hyper:

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2008, 04:52:17 PM »
Here are my final plans!
It will have
4 doors
4 shelves
2 full floors
*if I have enough leftover wire* a playpen on top
and it will possibly be on casters

it can hold up to 20 rats!! Paradise for four, dont you think!

Things to buy
Wood (obviously)
Hinges
Mesh
Screws
Green paint
Lots more toys!!


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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2008, 04:47:57 PM »
Money as of today $10.00.  I found a stash I left under my bed a while ago.  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:  I am going to wait until I get twenty to buy the basic stuff for the 'shell' of the cage.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2008, 05:06:02 PM »
YAY!  You are 1/5 of the way there :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2008, 05:13:03 PM »
Abtually I am more than halfway to the eighteen dollars!  :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2008, 05:18:26 PM »
Yay!  You said the whole cage would be around $50 though right?  Or was it $30 ???

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2008, 05:25:22 PM »
Yeah, but right now I just want the outside walls done

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2008, 04:44:33 PM »
That, my friend, is a really cool cage.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2008, 04:48:57 PM »
Thank you!  Another two dollars has beed added to the stash! money so far....twelve

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2008, 05:10:36 PM »
6 more to go! :thumbsup2:

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2008, 05:15:42 PM »
i know!  :hyper: And since i already have kilz i will be almost done

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!!
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2008, 12:03:40 PM »
Well, my sister had this princess bed with a slide that we were getting rid of, but I took ALL of the wood, and it is EXACTLY what I am looking for, I am in complete awe!

All I need to do is buy mesh, fill all the holes, and do a little maintenance!  It wont be as crowded when I start building, because it will actually have depth,but to give you an idea, the dragon is about half a foot short of the depth of two feet.



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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2008, 12:29:50 PM »
That should be a great cage!

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2008, 12:38:14 PM »
I hope so, I still have a LONG way to go, but I think it will be worth it in the end.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2008, 09:10:16 PM »
I applaud you for your patience, Johnny, you're doing wonderfully, saving up and waiting until you can build it (I'm horribly impatient :P )! It looks like you're getting somewhere.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2008, 09:15:24 PM »
So am I, but I have been REALLY busy with school work. 

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2008, 04:41:13 PM »
Sorry, I just found this topic, and was curious how far along you were now with your grotto... ^^



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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2008, 04:46:19 PM »
Well, I havent really progressed much.  I am hoping to get it done better this time, so I am really thinking about how I want it done.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2008, 06:21:32 PM »
Awesome (:
Would you mind keeping me updated? Sorry if that seems weird, but I'm also currently thinkning of making a grotto, but have absolutely no idea where to start  :P

Then again...I may just buy a FF ... :BlueDumboSmile:



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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2008, 06:25:26 PM »
I really should get back to work, I have to brace the legs, kilz it all, find something for shelving, probably plywood, kilzed, shelf papered, and linoleum protected, along with the fleece!

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2008, 10:06:03 PM »
Ok, tomorrow I am cutting and making something three dimensional.   :P :P 

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2008, 11:47:08 PM »
You are so creative!!!!!  This sounds awesome.  Good luck with it:)

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2008, 01:05:12 AM »
Thanks!  I am hoping to be done around christmas!

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** Have model/Materials collected
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2008, 09:50:38 AM »
(:

You HAVE to take tons of pictures when you're finished, I'm really curious to see how it turns out.