Going to look at some EXbreeder hutches

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hils78

Hi I have found some second hand breeder cages for sale locally & am going to take a look at them tomorrow. There are 3 blocks for sale. The measurements aren't massive but are dirt cheap. I think they are 3 cages high & about 3ft wide, & nearly 3 ft deep. Each compartment would give about 9sq ft. There are 3 for sale if I can fit 2 into the car I will be advertising one for sale. If the condition is ok they will be around £20.
If I do get one I am going to tart it up to go in my dining room to match the decor ? I'm sick of having animals everywhere 1 lot in the shed, 1 lot in the house & the rescue boys bundled up by silver bubble wrap, carpet, snuggle safe's & heaters outside.
I'm constantly leaving bags of food outside & it gets rained on & the place is a tip. I have a really nice bright spot for them until they can go outside again.

I think I will wall paper the exterior - really chintzy! replace the wire with chicken wire like those rustic cupboards you get, might get really silly & make muslin curtains for bed time when I have the light on late at night!. I'll do the wood work barley white too. Quite funny because my decor isn't like that at all!

I'll have to take a gamble with MArgalo's cysts. She's going to CCT for anther planned drain on the old cysts & the injection that stops them in about 1 week. Hopefull that will be the end of her probs. The only permanant boy will be Spud after I've found a home for B&Q.

Where I will put them I am able to have a run attatched to the bottom cage so they can take it in turns with floor time.

What are your opinions on this guys?
 
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Jillybean

Sounds like you've got a real project on your hands! But it sounds like it'll be great. I'm bringing mine in, hopefully this weekend (I keep saying that!). Haven't found it easy to get the c&c grids so bought in PAH yesterday six sections which slot together to make a big pen. Then I saw something similar in local paper & bought those too, got twice as many sections so have got loads now! Hoping to take them back to PAH tomorrow for refund.

Hope it all works out OK. Anything to make it easier and more fun for you and better for the guineas.
 
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hils78

Size was boarder line acceptable for a pair of pigs. They had years of peeling gloss paint, stank of urine, white ammonia stains on the floors, chewed beyond reason (def rabbits as pigs can't get that high!), bowed split wood. I would have to be very desperate to get these - I do think that they are beyond repair what with the wood being soaked with urine. I wouldn't want them in my shed let alone my house!

The woman did have some beautiful pigs in nice condition though. She wanted to keep them inside her house kitchen/conservatory. She was obviously a small scale breeder. All her pigs were in standard indoor cages (plastic bottom with wire top). She had a GORGEOUS dilute silver agouti ridgeback 12 week sow for sale - I need a medal because I didn't buy her!

I think that I shall keep on going as I have been doing & use the summer to build something for indoors winter. I am making plans now.
 
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cavykind

Yuck, they sound disgusting and to think poor guineas pigs (or rabbits) have been kept in them.
What a shame, they must have been stinking :-\

Barbara
 
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Yuck, they sound disgusting and to think poor guineas pigs (or rabbits) have been kept in them.
What a shame, they must have been stinking :-\

Barbara
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They were pretty fowl!
 
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