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new cage for the boys

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by kathryn773, Jun 1, 2010.


  1. kathryn773

    kathryn773 PetForums VIP

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    we have juat brought a new cage for the mice , however after putting them in it and watching them getting used to their new cage we noticed micy getting throught the bars.
    is there anything we can put over the cage to stop them getting out as it is a great cage for them and it seems a waste to not use it and we think their old cage is a bit too small for the pair.xx
     
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    You could mesh over the bars.

    Get some small spaced metal / wire-mesh
    I'd go for the half a cm spaced squares.
    (if you want guaranteed mouse-proof-ness!)
    Most people attach using cable-ties.
    Is not too difficult, finding somewhere that sells the mesh is normally the hard bit.
    Have heard Wilkos but never seen any in my local ones.
    Maybe try B&Q / similar stores. All else fails have seen it on Evil-Bay.

    ;)
     
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    will they not chew through the cable ties? lol and i shall have a look because its a realy nice cage just a dont want mice in my room haha :) thank you :)xx
     
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    tryed wire ties and they just move so i think they will just push them aside :S xxx
     
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    Could just bend the wires over in such away they attach to bars as well as adding a fair few cable ties...
    OR you could use small machine bolts washers and nuts and bolt it to the existing bars I guess... :laugh:
     
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    sorted it :D gave up on the big cage :'( buttt i went up to the loft found an old bird cage and added loads of the dividers in the other cages and put them in it and tubes and that and they love it:) shall have to watch micy for a while (the one that got out last time) shall put some pics up if mum knows how:) xx
     
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    Would like to clarify the horrific spelling etc is due to dear daughter using my account whilst i have been out all day!
    have to say - i like what she has done!

    I saw some mesh in my mum and dads town, perfect, 5.99 for sheet, 2ftx3ft.
    She will keep the cage, until they grow t0o big to push through!
     
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    yes wilkinsons sells it i got some last month only less than £4.00 for a roll its in the garden section but some places puts it in the diy section its the one wit the small square holes you need not the one with large hexagon holes you could also see if they have it in their catalogue good luck:)
     
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