Best Placement For Ramp...and Zoomies!

Should the ramp be A. Up against the wall or B. a ramp width in to allow a clear perimeter path?

  • A. Up against the wall

    Votes: 8 100.0%
  • B. a ramp width in to allow a clear perimeter path

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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DePolga

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Just getting ready to set up my C & C when the table arrives tomorrow. Was working out whether all the wooden hideys and litter trays would fit when I noticed that the pre-cut slot for the ramp puts it right up against the wall of the cage. I remember reading that it was important to have a clear path around the edge so that they could do full tilt zoomie laps. Should I attempt to cut a new ramp slot in the correx and patch over the old one or leave well alone?

Option A - existing slot against wall
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Option B - attempt to cut new slot and move ramp over.
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I'm also going to add a ramp tunnel with fleece for safety!

Thanks for your help!
 

Flutterby

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For me, personally, I prefer to have ramps against the wall, just for added safety :)
 

piggieminder

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I prefer my ramp against the wall. It's out of the way. They've got the rest of the width of the cage for zoomies, and they do!
 

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I think I'd like it against the wall too, that way in case there were to be any accidents one side is protected :)
 

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Mine are against the wall on both floors as when there was a gap an over enthusiastic fat piggy jumped on the ramp, missed it and got temp stuck between ramp and wall until slowly sliding down the wall, luckily perfectly upright and no harm done! Also I think it leaves more room in rest of cage and a nice little hidey resting place under the ramp.
 

DePolga

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Gosh that was lucky Florrieberry! Glad it all turned out well but must admit I had a little chuckle at the idea of a fat piggy stuck like Whinney the Pooh!
 
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