Chin cage feedback

Devynthecatwithsocks

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I have had Roo for about a year now and her cage went from a very simple critter nation with just a few toys and 1 hut to what I have now. There are several ledges with ALOT if toys and several huts as well. I only want the best for her and want to create the best environment. I have contemplated if their are too many toys in their, as I have taken a few out due to the thought. She gets out to explore Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday due to scheduling. If you can see anything wrong or I can do better please let me know 😁
 

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Zahrii

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It looks great, but I would fully cover the plastic pans. It also looks like some of the strings on the liners are coming loose, which can be really dangerous if the chin ingests them.
 

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The hammock is not safe, the only safe fabric is anti pill fleece or high quality blizzard/polar/arctic fleece. Other kinds of fabric can unravel into strings which can tangle in the gut or cause a blockage. As said the plastic pans need to be fully covered to prevent the chin chewing on them and the stitching should be inside not on the outside, once again the issue is string that can be swallowed. I would also replace the ladder with ledges instead or simply get rid of it for now since it doesn't seem to serve a purpose. Ladders are not safe, they can slip and end up breaking a leg, or neck, or end up hanging themselves if the rungs are wide enough.
 

Devynthecatwithsocks

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The hammock is not safe, the only safe fabric is anti pill fleece or high quality blizzard/polar/arctic fleece. Other kinds of fabric can unravel into strings which can tangle in the gut or cause a blockage. As said the plastic pans need to be fully covered to prevent the chin chewing on them and the stitching should be inside not on the outside, once again the issue is string that can be swallowed. I would also replace the ladder with ledges instead or simply get rid of it for now since it doesn't seem to serve a purpose. Ladders are not safe, they can slip and end up breaking a leg, or neck, or end up hanging themselves if the rungs are wide enough.
is there a place you can reccomend for liners? These cost me a fortune and they were supposed to cover the plastic. I dont have too much money at the moment but if its nots to terrible I may be able to afford a new liner set
 

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I make my own liners so I can't really suggest a place, I know a lot of people use vendor on Etsy though, but yeah most are expensive since they are hand made. I do suggest pillow case style liners though, the pan slides inside. The easiest and cheapest option is to buy some cheap fleece blankets (Walmart has fleece throws for a few dollars) and either sew it like a big pillow case or if you can't sew just tuck the extra under the pan and use metal binder clips or bull dog clips to secure it. You can use your existing liners under that as an extra absorbent layer if you want.
 

Unicorn777111

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I use puppy pads as liners for the trays. Then I take pillowcases and put them over the trays with the liner under it. For the larger trays I get bed sheets from the thrift store and just sew larger pillow cases for those. I line all the trays with puppy pads and put the pillowcases over them.
Very economical as you can wash the pillow cases and use them again.
 

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