Oh....my....god....what have I done? Might need to move house!

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Teejay

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Hi all, well, I have been on the hunt for a large indoor cage for my two young lads, Pudding & Squeak. They've been in an outdoor hutch in our dining room since we had them at Xmas, but I really wanted them in the lounge with us, so we could enjoy watching them and interacting with them more.

So, I've been mooching round the net for a couple of weeks, and was pretty sure that a 150cm cage would be the biggest 'off the shelf' cage I could get, so I started the hunt for one. I found a one on ebay last week, it was local, we bid for it, and we won it! Yay!

Hubby collected it today.........and it's now up in our living room........and it is absolutely mahoosive! I reckon I could live in it myself! Actually, I might do if hubby doesn't stop snoring......he he!

This is what it looked like on the advert:

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And this is what it looks like in our living room:
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I'm not sure the pictures quite do justice to the size of this monster! Needless to say, it didn't look quite such a monster on the original advert! I think the fact that it was photographed in a garden, with nothing to compare the size of it to, gave us a bit of a false idea of how big it would be.

We may have to move house.........lol! Piggies are happy, though, and they settled straight down to eating and exploring!

I was a bit worried about the steep wire ladder ramp up to the mezzanine level, but we strapped a 'fiddlesticks' log thing onto it and my intrepid lads were up and down it without a moments' hesitation. I'm planning to posh it all up a bit though, I'm thinking Vetbed on the mezzanine level, maybe on the whole floor area (if i can afford it, that is!)......at the moment, they just have newspaper, cos i was too impatient to wait to move them into their new home! LOL!

Tracey
 

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Wow, it looks really good and BIG :)) Much bigger than the ad photo looks. I bet your lads are loving the room!
 

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Oooo wowie thats HUGE :)) Lucky piggies, hehe looks fab in your living room btw :)
 

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It's great, and I like the way it's on a wheeled stand, for easy movement of the cage. Also being just that bit higher off the ground will mean you and they can interact even better.
 

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It does look massive and I am sure your piggies will love it but I bet in a few weeks you will be so use to it being there you won't notice how big it is :)) when I got my first ferplast 120 cage I thought it looked massive in my room and it didn't take long before i got use to it and now i have two of them :))
 

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LOL! I think we must have a 'thing' for big is best......what you can't see on the photo is our fish tank......which is also 5ft wide and almost 5ft tall! We started off with a little second-hand tank, then we traded-up to a bigger one, then another one slightly bigger still, then finally, sick of moving our fish from tank to tank, we got the biggest one we could find and afford.......

It seems the same has happened with the piggie cage!

Pud & Squeak seem to love it......they don't seem unsettled at all, they're being very brave, exploring all aroung the cage and not hiding themselves away at all. I dropped a couple of fleeces in there, just for them to play in, and they dived in and started playing some kind of hide-and-seek with each other....very sweet!

Anyway, thanks for the nice comments; I'm sure we'll get used to it really quickly.....we did with the fish tank! We can't put the fire on for the forseeable future, though......

PS - thanks Audioheart.......we've not long decorated!

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Ive got 3 of those cages for my piggies and they are great. I put an off-cut of vinyl flooring on the second level and covered the small ramp with an off-cut of carpet for grip.

Mine have never had a problem using the ramp - mainly because although it's steep it's only 13inches in length.

The small second level is great for keeping food/hay so it doesn't spread to the fleece downstairs. I'm sure your piggies are loving all their new space to play in.

BTW i paid £119.99 for all my 3 cages and the site i bought mine from are now charging £157.99 for them. Zooplus also had a sale on recently and they were still selling for £99.00 (they are now back to full price of £129.99)
 

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Hi Sodapops; I'm from Oldbury too! How strange! At the moment, we have a thick layer of newspaper over the mesh on the second level, and they seem happy enough with that. I'm definitely going to come up with something more permanent very soon though.

I've put the hay into the covered 'toilet' thing which came with the cage - that seems to be working really well in keeping the hay off the floor (I'm sussing out the practicalities of vetbed, and i understand that hay sticking in vetbed is the main grumble).

Pud & Squeak really seem to have settled into their new home!

I paid £50 for mine, brand new, but it had a crack in one corner......hubby collected it from Wolverhampton this afternoon, and mended the crack with some special tape and plastic bonder, and it's absoutely great!

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Thank you - wallpaper is courtesy of Laurence Llewelyn Bowen......he should be a very rich man if the price of his wallpaper is anything to go by! LOL!

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Thank you - wallpaper is courtesy of Laurence Llewelyn Bowen......he should be a very rich man if the price of his wallpaper is anything to go by! LOL!

Tracey

Haha

My two 120cm skyline Maxi XXL cages are HUUUUUUGE!

I've got a Ferplast 120 in the living room atm while we sort out space for it upstairs. OH thought it was massive lol tempted to get a 150 to see what he says:))
 

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Well, it was nearly a case of "the cage or the telly" in our house! LOL! I don't think the OH would have been best impressed if I'd moved out his 42" plasma to fit the piggies in!

Still, it could've been worse....it could have been "the cage or the settee", he he!

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The piggies love it too! They actually have space to run around the cage, proper run round! I put a large-ish cardboard box in the other day with three 'doors' cut into it.....and they had great fun running in and out of the box, around the edge of the cage, and back in and out of the box. Bless them! They still love their floor time though, big cage or no big cage!

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I've just had one of these delivered. Paid £41 off ebay and i'm over the moon. It is an amazingly large cage. Even when you know its going to be big it's still a shock when you actually get to see it properly. I've got a single blind female who due to her age and breeding background can not be put with my other two piggies. She's fear aggresive and it seems to get worse not better everytime I try introductions. I decided that when the other two got out to their summer house in the garden she will be a permanant house piggy so she always has us and the cats for company and I wanted a better cage for her since it was going to be her constant home.

My other two will be jealouse when they see it though :)) They have two 1m cages joined by a chube though so still pelnty space.
 
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