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Offline mghemm437

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Travel/Emergency Cage
« on: April 08, 2016, 04:39:59 PM »
Picking up my new babies in a week and a half :BlueDumboSmile: and just finished a travel cage for them.Its a good idea for anyone who needs an emergency cage or something for transport.

I just bought a 58qt tub from Walmart ($4.98), hardware cloth from Lowe's ($8.97), zip ties, and duct tape. Definitely recommend using some power tools, otherwise it will take you 3+ hours like it did me  :yelcutelaugh:
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Offline Been to the Mountaintop

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Re: Travel/Emergency Cage
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 08:37:01 PM »
Your babies are so lucky!
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Offline ILoveMyRatties

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Re: Travel/Emergency Cage
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 08:52:47 PM »
Do you have a pic of your travel cage? Great job:)

Offline mghemm437

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Re: Travel/Emergency Cage
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 11:32:10 PM »
Do you have a pic of your travel cage? Great job:)

I do but I still haven't figured out how to insert a picture :/

Offline mghemm437

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Re: Travel/Emergency Cage
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 06:35:26 PM »


Here is a picture of the bin cage. At this point I had not put hardware cloth on the back side yet.

Offline bmsgirl94

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Re: Travel/Emergency Cage
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 03:31:47 PM »
I love that travel cage, but I'm not so handy with the wire/plastic. Do you have any suggestions for buying a travel cage? Especially for shorter distances like to the vet, or coming home (less than an hour)

Offline mghemm437

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Re: Travel/Emergency Cage
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 03:46:33 PM »
I love that travel cage, but I'm not so handy with the wire/plastic. Do you have any suggestions for buying a travel cage? Especially for shorter distances like to the vet, or coming home (less than an hour)

Personally, I don't. Ive never had to transport my rats much, and this is to bring my new babies home in (I just bought a CN, so it definitely doesnt fit in my car like I could with my old cage). You could look at getting a cat carrier or something similar. The only issues with those is that A) most are plastic so can be chewed, but for short distances that isnt a problem. B) the handle design makes the cage tend to swing when carrying it, which can be disruptive to the ratties. C) not easy to hang toys, hammocks, water bottles, etc.

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Re: Travel/Emergency Cage
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2016, 09:40:00 PM »
Martin's Cages has some wonderful travel cages. I recommend making sure they are powder coated first!

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