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Posted by: FR at Mon Jul 30 10:53:12 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

This is a copy of what I have posted on another forum. Its a report on building a cage.
Here goes

Ok as you know, I started with a flat bottomed retangle type cage. I needed a nesting area and the door rails were very near the bottom. So I changed the idea of that cage to one where it goes from uphill to downhill to the water, which is a more natural feel.

It would also allow me to include a ground type nesting area along with two upper nesting areas, one in a vertical log and the other in a horizontal log.

So here goes.


This picture shows the structure I used to dam up the substrate. ITs a box with a wingwall.



This shows the retaining wall from the inside right of the cage. You can see the weather stripping that keeps animals and substrate out from between the wall and the glass.


This picture shows the nesting material in the retaining area, its about 12 inches of sand coco puff stuff, and 5 inches of leaflitter. Its then decorated to look natural. The larger rocks in this picture are also arificial.


This picture is on the left side of the hollow log. Here you can see the retaining wall.


This is the water feature on the downhill right side of the cage.

A little closer view.




The before and after. I paint the frit area brown, I was going to use black but it did not look good. So dark brown is what I liked.

Now for final decoration, then put the animals in.

Its very hard to photograph this cage as it looks smaller in the pictures. The cage is about 8 foot long, 6'6" high and 25" deep.

The bottom potential nesting area is about 3' by 2' by 16" deep.

I have to say, the decorations are very expensive. hahahahahahahaha Enjoy


   

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