Ramp Help/ Ideas Please.

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whipkit

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So we are currently building a piggie enclosure in our shed & i would like to have an upper part with a ramp to get to it. like this picture .


But…..one of my bouts is disabled (got him from a petting farm that was closing down & he had been stood on by a visitor, resulting in a broken leg!), so after extensive vet checks although he is in no pain (it has healed & the accident happened 1 1/2 years ago) he has a very good limp/drag on one of his rear hind legs. I am after ideas for a long ramp that wont be hard work for him but what would you use to cover it for good grip without him catching himself? I think fleece might be ok? or would you just leave it uncovered?

The other thing that worries me is weather you enclose the ramp (put sides on it) like the above picture or leave it open?


Thanks in advance for any advice x

p.s I have pinched these pictures as examples off of the internet :)
 

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I think fleece is the best idea to line it, nice and soft but plenty of grip! I'm definitely a fan of sides on the ramps too, especially for a disabled piggy for added safety. Bless him!
 

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Bless him, people ought to be more careful really.

I'd cover the ramp but be careful what you cover it in because you don't want it to be harsh on his skin if he's dragging himself but would also need the grip to get up the ramp, also sides or a tunnel that covers the ramp would be a good idea :)
 

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You could hinge the bottom part of the ramp as well for easy access to underneath
 

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i use cut up carpet tiles on mine and I have bent a c&c grid into a curve to make the ramp so you automatically get sides on the ramp....il try and find a pic for you.
 
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