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Feb 13 2012
04:04:52 AM
Hubby & I talked about my discussions on here and decided to just build the cage we wanted. We bought the supplies from Home Depot (a 1.5 hr drive for us to store but the only local store that sold the supplies). It took 8 hours and 40 min-of actual build time- with at least one if not both of us working on it, but I think it looks great! Still need to make a tray somehow & add wheels but hey :D
It's 2 ft wide, 2 feet deep, and 5 feet tall (4.9 feet of actual living room). Cost us a lil under $100-not including the toys I've been making ;)
In the photo you can compare the cage we bought originally (Living space is 14 inches wide, 11 inches deep, 15 inches high)
Mac is SOOOOO happy, now to get him a/some friends(s) and more toys lol. <center> </center>
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Feb 13 2012
05:37:45 AM
valston Super Glider GliderMap Visit valston's Photo Album NY, USA 319 Posts
Looks like your gliders are going to be in heaven in their new cage. What material did you use for the cage?
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Feb 13 2012
05:53:42 AM
Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy's Photo Album OH, USA 1623 Posts
Congrats on the new cage!

Was he actually living in the other cage? It is designed as a travel cage and is not intended for him to live in! Not even temporarily -- unless something is wrong with him and you are trying to keep him from running and jumping around.

This is not intended to scold you or anything like that, I just don't want new owners to see this thread and think that it is OK to keep their gliders in the travel cage as their living quarters. Minimum size should be 32"x20"x36".

There is more information on housing here:
Gliderpedia - Housing your Sugar Glider
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Feb 13 2012
06:08:33 AM
CountrynCrafty Face Hugger GliderMap Visit CountrynCrafty's Photo Album CountrynCrafty's Journal USA 427 Posts
Valston-we used a high grade PVC covered 19 gage hardware (hardwire?) mesh. We bought 18 gage wire to connect it (very VERY time consumming to wrap, but efficient) and used 12 gage wire to help with framing (around doors). We have 3" of room at the bottom for a tray (when I figure out how to do that part). 6 shelves (3 on each side 13" apart so 6.5" apart when closed)that are 8" with a .5" lip-leaves some room lol. I can't remember the door measurements though sorry!

G-n-R Mommy: Yes ma'am he was living in that-I didn't know any better until after I bought him! We did what I thought was good research before we bought him, but the site was not good at all (PPP). The person we bought from (a PPP breeder) told us that we should only buy 1 to help with bonding (even though we wanted two), and that the small one you see in the pic was fine...he also said buy a heat rock, pelleted feed, ALL the bad stuff!! Now I know better.
When I found out that I had the wrong info (even before I found this site) I called him & asked if we could trade the cage in for a bigger one and get mine a friend. Now that I found this site I know better about that too! Although I'm still trying to figure out how to get MacGyver a friend (rescue another from the PPP or not) we decided we weren't given the man money for another cage esp when the small one is good for travel and we would need one until the 30 day quaratine is over.
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Feb 13 2012
06:17:24 AM
Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy's Photo Album OH, USA 1623 Posts
CnC I am so glad that you were able to build him this bigger cage! He isn't going to know what to do with himself with all of that space!

Does he have an ?
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Feb 13 2012
06:40:56 AM
CountrynCrafty Face Hugger GliderMap Visit CountrynCrafty's Photo Album CountrynCrafty's Journal USA 427 Posts
I thought I bought one the other day, but turned out I didn't confirm...it was a Wodent; now that I learned about the stealth I'm trying to find a good price for one. I think I may have found it tonight so I have to show hubby later. So far we've put about $150/$175-we've had him for a week-into Mac after paying $150 for him so I'm afraid to push hubby to get the more expensive stealth--esp since we are getting Mac a buddy ASAP lol. Hopefully he will go for it though, it's the Stealth 12" with 1 nail trim track for $58.40 incl ship. ;)

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Edited by - CountrynCrafty on Feb 13 2012 06:43:26 AM
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Feb 13 2012
10:48:50 AM
fox0r Face Hugger Gliderpedia Editor Visit fox0r's Photo Album USA 496 Posts
Nice job!
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Feb 13 2012
11:53:27 AM
Grace Face Hugger Visit Grace's Photo Album 428 Posts
If your gliders begin to experience lethargy and seizures, take them out of the cage. PVC wire has been known to have toxic effects on gliders.
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Feb 13 2012
01:38:35 PM
CountrynCrafty Face Hugger GliderMap Visit CountrynCrafty's Photo Album CountrynCrafty's Journal USA 427 Posts
Hubby corrected me, it is in fact not PVC but vinyl coated. :P I don't think that this would harm him.
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Feb 13 2012
07:15:25 PM
sbear3s Face Hugger Visit sbear3s's Photo Album 745 Posts
Nice job!
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Feb 14 2012
03:23:29 PM
Althalus Glider Visit Althalus's Photo Album Althalus's Journal 116 Posts
PVC Stands for Poly-Vinyl-Chloride. So this means the plastic is made of chains of vinyl chloride.
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Feb 14 2012
05:00:59 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2901 Posts
What an upgrade!?!?!?!
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Feb 14 2012
05:04:12 PM
CountrynCrafty Face Hugger GliderMap Visit CountrynCrafty's Photo Album CountrynCrafty's Journal USA 427 Posts
Thank you everyone!
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Feb 15 2012
01:12:11 AM
tuees new mom Super Glider Visit tuees new mom's Photo Album USA 290 Posts
Nice job! MacGyver didn't have to live very long in the travel cage, so don't feel bad! You are going to be a great glider mom
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