I know preferred cage sizes, but I have limited room. Most cages seem to be 2 x something (3 or 4 or 5 or more).
I can fit a 3x3, which is enough room for 2 piggies, but is it enough to do proper zoomies? Or should I try and rearrange things and attempt to get in a 2x4?
I made a 2x4, on a grid stand with wheels. It is not perfect, but for a first try it isn’t half bad. Still need to make some finishing touches, but nearly ready for some new girls.
Right now the cage sits on a small carpet which is not anti slip, so the cage can stil be moved right along with the carpet, but it is limited moveability.)
If you use none heavy bedding it works great. Just ziptie the wheels to the grid. (Make sure the little plate on the wheel is slightly bigger than a square of the grid. I took a grid to the shop to make sure I had the right size.)
Otherwise you may have to make a wood frame for the casters kind of like the ones movers use with large furniture and appliances.
Meanwhile I added plastic corner pieces to the cage to get rid of the folded flaps. And I put an aluminium (aluminum) cover over the edges, so no more open channels or sharp edges. And it looks pretty.
And I have two girlies now! I don’t really know their age, but they are young still. If I had to guess between 2 to 3 months old. They were a gift after a very stressful day at the dental surgeon. (I have fears and mental issues, it was not fun and next time I will demand sedation as to be out completely instead of just local aneasthetic)
Izzy, about 550grams
Maia, about 450 grams
(And Lynx if you want you can add the pictures permanently. My photobucket is way over the limit and I haven’t looked for a new hosting site yet, hence me using dropbox links)