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Turn a Nice Size closet into Cage?
Turn a Nice Size closet into Cage?
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Jan 03 2010
04:26:09 PM
Would it be possible?
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Jan 03 2010
04:27:18 PM
Catman Goose Catcher GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Catman's Photo Album CO, USA 2670 Posts
You bet!!!!

Edited by - Catman on Jan 03 2010 04:28:05 PM
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Jan 03 2010
04:35:20 PM
tballettoes Glider 145 Posts
Do you have any ideas on how to go about making a door?
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Jan 03 2010
04:42:23 PM
Catman Goose Catcher GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Catman's Photo Album CO, USA 2670 Posts
A screen door.
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Jan 03 2010
05:41:15 PM
Mikayle Glider GliderMap Visit Mikayle's Photo Album USA 196 Posts
If you do it post pictures..I think it is a very interesting idea..
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Jan 03 2010
06:31:20 PM
Candy Booger Bunny Visit Candy's Photo Album FL, USA 6796 Posts
You could use a screen door but make sure there is no space under the door that a glider could squeeze through. Either a good threshhold and a door with a rubber strip that meets the threshhold or a rubber sweeper blade on the bottom of the door if the floor is a hard flat surface under the door.

You might also need to make sure there is good ventilation and possibly a heat & AC vent either in the closet (glider proofed with screen or mesh over it) or one that can be aimed toward the screen door.
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Jan 03 2010
07:18:48 PM
Mollysmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit Mollysmom's Photo Album MI, USA 2011 Posts
Don't you still have that nice cage that went with the three girls you got from me, Staci???
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Jan 03 2010
08:33:18 PM
Moriko Face Hugger GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Moriko's Photo Album Moriko's Journal AL, USA 943 Posts
Not a bad idea. =)
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Jan 03 2010
09:26:32 PM
Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy's Photo Album OH, USA 1623 Posts
It's a great idea!

I have a friend who turned a closet into an aviary for her birds. I would LOVE to do one for each (birds & gliders) but unfortunately I don't have ANY extra closets -- could actually use more closet space for the humans!
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Jan 03 2010
09:51:48 PM
mattsbunny Glider OR, USA 108 Posts
Mollysmom, is this the didn't hold up to their end of the deal person? Just curious.
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Jan 03 2010
09:59:42 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
I would venture to say...yes.
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Jan 03 2010
10:03:45 PM
mattsbunny Glider OR, USA 108 Posts
That's what I'm thinking, that's too bad.
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Jan 03 2010
10:28:14 PM
tballettoes Glider 145 Posts
quote:
Originally posted by Mollysmom

Don't you still have that nice cage that went with the three girls you got from me, Staci???



Yes, I do. :] I was thinking about turning the closet into a cage the other day. Thought it was an interesting idea.
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Jan 03 2010
10:30:03 PM
tballettoes Glider 145 Posts
Well thanks about talking about me, without knowing the whole situation.
Thanks guys!

Maybe people should mind thier own business and know the whole story before going around talking about them.
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Jan 03 2010
10:36:14 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
quote:
Originally posted by tballettoes

Well thanks about talking about me, without knowing the whole situation.
Thanks guys!

Maybe people should mind thier own business and know the whole story before going around talking about them.




Well, then....by all means:

http://www.sugarglider.com/glidergossip/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=25838
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Jan 03 2010
10:41:06 PM
mattsbunny Glider OR, USA 108 Posts
Kyro u beat me to it,
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Jan 03 2010
10:46:53 PM
tballettoes Glider 145 Posts
Well it would of been nice if she had posted everything I had told her, and everything she has told me.

When I had explained my situation, she proceeded to tell me that everything was fine and that she still trusted me to take care of the girls.
Now, she's gonna go ahead and say something totally different? That's funny.

The other thing that's funny, is that she has my address, both my e-mails and the phone number. Not once did i hear from her.

I think its just plain *ty that people act one way, then turn around and act another way. If someones not happy, then grow some balls and say it. Don't act like everything is ok then turn around and say its not.
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Jan 03 2010
10:49:06 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Well, then I'll be the first one to say...it's between you guys now. Obviously she's upset about it and she deserves closure with it. I personally have nothing else to say about it.
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Jan 03 2010
10:52:17 PM
mattsbunny Glider OR, USA 108 Posts
I agree, hope it resolves for the best.
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Jan 03 2010
10:53:57 PM
tballettoes Glider 145 Posts
It was resolved till I posted this post about trying to give them a BIGGER home, to make them even more HAPPY!

I understand why she's upset, but damn why tell me everything was ok and fine but then turn around and do something else.
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Jan 03 2010
10:57:10 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Maybe she was trying to be helpful but maybe she's tired of waiting and is starting to feel taken advantage of...

I don't know but that's my guess based on what she wrote. Plus, she's an honest and generous person. My other guess is she was hoping she wouldn't have to pursue it any further and she would just get paid without having to ask anymore. Like I said...just a guess. I'm sure she'll be more specific when she sees all of this.

*edited to say that I know I said I didn't have anything else to say about it...I was just trying to answer BUT I admit I don't know all the facts...the door is now wide open for you two to get it all completely resolved.

Edited by - kyro298 on Jan 03 2010 11:03:49 PM
 Look what I found on Ebay
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Jan 04 2010
01:27:36 PM
PW Face Hugger Visit PW's Photo Album 559 Posts
How would you afford the materials for the closet cage? You say you haven't got the money to pay Mollysmom, but you can afford building materials?

Just saying, Sheesh that is harsh
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Jan 04 2010
02:35:58 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6690 Posts
Aviaries often use an "air lock" for human sized doors. This way you can be extra careful when closing the internal door to not crush any feet.

I might suggest designing a door with a step over threshold like in a submarine. This should make it a little harder to accidentally catch someone in the door when it is being closed.

You might also look for pinch points and find ways to resolve those. A good idea for a door is a raised or surface door instead of a flush door. Flush doors have all sorts of unforgivable pinch points especially at the hinges, but a raised door that overlaps the opening may be a little more forgiving; so more of a hatch. You see this in some better bird houses and nest boxes.




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Jan 04 2010
03:00:59 PM
best_friendz2 Face Hugger Visit best_friendz2's Photo Album 841 Posts
Or you could make a door like a PVC pipe cage door.
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Jan 04 2010
03:23:56 PM
mikini73 Glider Visit mikini73's Photo Album USA 66 Posts
Hey, while we are on this topic, I just bought a nice large cage made out of wood, and would like to make it easier to clean and less likely to absorb organics and start smelling before I put gliders and their food in there. I don't really want to use something toxic like varnish. Someone suggested Linseed oil. Does anyone on here have any thoughts on this?
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Jan 04 2010
03:24:22 PM
tballettoes Glider 145 Posts
No one said I was going to make it. It was an idea that popped into my head. Geez people.
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Jan 04 2010
04:24:09 PM
best_friendz2 Face Hugger Visit best_friendz2's Photo Album 841 Posts
We were just giving you advice on how. You didn't tell us that you werent... Gee tballettoes...
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Jan 04 2010
09:01:27 PM
Mikayle Glider GliderMap Visit Mikayle's Photo Album USA 196 Posts
Well if anyone makes it.. I want to see photos it sounds like a good idea.. I am always looking for new ideas for the babies...
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Jan 04 2010
09:07:24 PM
Dahlia_2020 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Dahlia_2020's Photo Album SC, USA 1419 Posts
It is a good idea... I'm just wondering about how you would go about keeping it clean??
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Jan 04 2010
09:17:45 PM
Mikayle Glider GliderMap Visit Mikayle's Photo Album USA 196 Posts
Not only the cleaning part but I know Boo chewed three holes on my wall one night when her cage was to close. I would think you would have to put that mesh stuff up and space it where their little teeth could not get the dry wall etc..what ever it is a wall is made of..LOL
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Jan 04 2010
09:33:41 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6690 Posts
Most homes have concrete slab under the carpet. I would rip up everything to bare that and then use a wet/dry vac or even an extractor to keep it clean.

If your home has a wood floor, using a closet is a bad idea; might as well just use a large cage.
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