Post by ktz on Apr 21, 2019 12:13:29 GMT
Finally decided to register after browsing this forum for info! So about me - I'm kinda new/med exp to this all degu things but I did my best so my pups would be happy and live in fine conditions. These are my first degus... wanted them for so long and finally got them... kinda a year together now and all seems fine! Bouth are females around year old - very active, healthy, friendly and sometimes funny.
At first we had cage from store with plastic bottom and metal cage around it - some basic stuff. Size was enough but it just wasn't the thing... wanted something more - something bigger, better and more lighter.
So I made this... (I'm not carpenter or don't work any work related to wood - all this was made from home depo and some basic tools)
In pics it looks kinda smaller than in real life!
This new home is made from safe woods some places are chew-proof cuz they destroy things in like hours sometimes. They have many another things enough to chew.
Every single detail has been tested twice - to be safe, escape proof and they couldn't hurt themselves.
Size is kinda big - cage module is 60cm high X 60cm wide X 120 long - I think it's enough for two pups there
Have huge closet for goodies and stuff under it.
Assambled with furniture bolts (no glue or toxic stuff), floor is waterproof and covered with kiln dried wood fibre, some alloy edges to make some parts chew-proof.
Cage has ambient light that wont hurt their eyes, can't be reached and shock proof.
Will upgrade running wheel - will be made from wood un chew-proof
And yeah... they love those pipes....
This is new basic arrangement - there will be more stuff for them to play with but lets keep in mind that so it wont get overfilled...
Some more pics:
Questions & suggestions are warm welcome!
EDIT: AFTER CAGE UPGRADE
EVEN MORE cage update (finally updating topic);
Added 3rd floor! Now 18400sq cm cage!
And one more small upgrade...
More tubes (3rd floor) update: