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Cavy Cages - Bunk Bed Cage
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
Jade's Bunk Bed Cage which includes some great ideas for recycling inexpensive items into cavy cage accessories. For more info on this cage, see this Cavies Galore thread.
Date(s): June 29, 2002. Album by 1 - 39 of 39 Total. 37562 Visits.
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The Bunk Bed Cage!
Floor-level view
"This is so cool. When i make a cage ..."
"That is a very cool idea to put the ..."
"Nice Job, I like your ideas!"
"This cage is so awesome I want it fo..."
"Cool Cage! I bet your cavies love it..."
"this is the best cavie cage i have s..."
"Cool"
"I have just started my cage and you ..."
"I like i wiss mine had a cage like t..."
"DUDE THIS IS COOL DID U MAKE IT ALL ..."
"Thats really cool!! Great idea! Yo..."
"your the best cage maker i really l..."
"VERY GOOD IDEA!!!"
"VERY GOOD IDEA!!! That's the best!!!"
"This is a really good idea... It's r..."
"I call top bunk!"
"Ur guinea pig cage is ace. I've not ..."
"VERY COOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!"
"WOW!ur bed rocks"
"WOW WOW WOW lots of space!!!"
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Upstairs-Cubes and Coroplast
The top portion, made with cubes and coroplast, which I will call the "upstairs! cage". When I say upper !deck, I am referring onl!y to a deck within the upstai!rs or the downstairs cage, i!t does not mean the top port!ion of the bunk bed.1!
"your piggies are so cute"
"your himmies are so cute!! can anyo..."
"Wow! How big are those cavies? They ..."
"nice cage but how do you clean it?"
"I love how cute your Pigges are! I ..."
"My mom and I should make something l..."
"you rock at making cages do you like..."
"I like this cage alot. I loved the h..."
"I forgot to add, my pigs loved the h..."
"and, your piggies are adorable!"
"cute piggies."
"hey i luv gc call me if ur pigs luv ..."
"ok well that front one that white on..."
"Cute guinea pigs!"
"How do u clean it? Nice oinkers lol ..."
"awesome!i wish i had enough space to..."
"How cute! My guinea pigs gave birth ..."
"Nice house, but alittle odd."
"this is so cool"
"Piiiiggggggggiiiiieeeesssss!! =D"
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Upstairs-Unfinished Upper Deck
In this pic you can see the unfinished upper deck behind my piggie. I put it halfway down the length of the cube grid because I have one visually impaired pig in this cage.
"Does the "Visually Impaired Pig..."
"awwwwww!! these cavies would have a ..."
"great job is that pig blindif is poo..."
"great job is that pig blindif is poo..."
"If He's Visually impaired, How DOS ..."
"awwww your pig is so cute mine has s..."
"They realy r cute, i have old bunk b..."
"It's like a piggy mansion!"
"It's like a piggy mansion my piggys ..."
"What a cavy house!"
"awwww... so cute! if i were a visual..."
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Temporary Grid Tent
This photo of Cheyenne shows the temporary tent I made for the pigs to get under until I can find them a good house. I used two cube grids connected at right angles with the grid connectors, and covered it with a rug. This would only be a temporary solution, because for the long term, I would not want my pigs eating the rug.
"nice cage"
"that is a cool tent idea!"
"is the tent coolmy pig is always re..."
"You take tent siriously...cool!"
"I Don't know What to Say! Wow!"
"Is that a tent?"
"marry me jade!!!"
"I tried to get my parents into buyin..."
"soz aout the dumb qs but wat is a pi..."
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Hidey House - another view
I left running space on the other side of the tent.
"awwwwww!! these cavy would have a gr..."
"your pigs must have the best owner"
"Hes' SO Cute!!!!"
"He looks like he's trying to keep th..."
"i wish i had a cage like that i have..."
"very cute but u must not have a very..."
"so creative! i have a guinea pig tha..."
"Hannah shut up no one cares wat u th..."
"i think all of ur piggies r adorable..."
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Plexiglas Front Wall
Inside view of the temporary tent looking through the plexiglass front wall. The coroplast comes up three inches, then the plexiglass goes up 9 inches from there.
"My GP Caramal would love that 'tent'..."
"your pigs look like my pig snowy see..."
"How do you make a tent like that?"
"How many guinea pigs DO you have? I..."
"i feel so sorry for u :)"
":("
"ur a b*tch hannah"
"uhh hannah.. Why do you feel sorry ..."
"i agree with rayn :) hannah: .l."
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Ramp to Upper Deck
This is a good shot of the ramp wtih Silky and Charlotte sharing a piece of lettuce. I made the ramp from a piece of wood, covered it with coroplast to protect the wood from urine (better than "bareback"), and put a piece of red carpet for the pigs for traction. It is secured at the top with a wire underneath that holds it to the cube grid.
"do they really go up that ramp? I co..."
"allyour pigs right are there more if..."
"CCCCCCCCCCCCUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTT..."
"Did you make that upper raft or did ..."
"that orange, black, and white cavy i..."
"you have some of the most beautiful ..."
"OMG, that setup is so fetch, u are s..."
"Could you tell me how to make a ramp..."
"tha fartawuy maicc na sens thraiw up..."
"HEY!! I used to have a gpig named Ch..."
"that is so cool! i just got two guin..."
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Hamock
"this piggie is very cute is it a cor..."
"ur piggy is soooooooooo cute! :)"
"awwwwwwwwwwww she looks so cute"
"look at those eyes"
"she is very cute"
"ooooohhhhhhhh i wish i had one! it l..."
"How lovely to provide such a simple ..."
"great idea, you have been very creat..."
"So how exactly do u make a hammock??..."
"wowza that is a cool idea! i always..."
"she is so cute!Im going to get a pai..."
"Me and my almost twin cousin Jenny a..."
"Please explain what an "Almost ..."
"How and what did you make the hamock..."
"AWWW HOW CUTE!! ^____^"
"hi,I have had my guinea pig for only..."
"I wish my Guinea Pig wouldn't eat ev..."
"Cool"
"very cool cages ive decided to make ..."
"amazing how does he (or she) get up ..."
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Hay Rack - Empty
The pigs love this idea. I took a pic without hay inside so people can see it for what it is, or rather, was. It is a new unused shower caddy that I purchased at a thrift store for 1$. The red paper behind it was just for showing it better in the picture.
"That is a GREAT idea :0) hayracks r ..."
"Good idea!"
"cool! But does it matter how much ha..."
"This is my FAVORITE idea yet!! I HAT..."
"great idea"
"I am going to do this. I just got ri..."
"Did you make it?"
"Thats cool!!!! just about anything c..."
"that idea is really good because its..."
"the website www.cavycages.com is rea..."
"i meant about guinea pigs!!!"
"I have that rack already!!!! cool! t..."
"mai faivuret colur is thu ries"
"GENOIOUS!!!!!!! THANKS FOR THE IDEA ..."
"Awesome :3"
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Hay Rack - With Hay
I usually fill it much fuller than this to start, but we were at the bottom of the bag and I had to go buy more hay that day. Behind the hay rack and above the level of the coroplast, is a thin sheet of plexiglass or rather acrylic plastic to help keep the hay from spilling out.
"This is an AWESOME idea! And cheap ..."
"that is a really good idea with the ..."
"Nice idea."
"wow! its almost like a hay net!!! li..."
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Attaching Coroplast to grids
I puched holes in the coroplast and used a zip tie to secure the hay rack so it would not wobble, or could not be knocked off if a pig tried to crawl under.
"That is helpful! My pigs would knock..."
"My cavy, armed with his trusty tin-s..."
"Corolast & grids for guinea pigs cag..."
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Grid - Overlapped and Secured
I had to do some overlap to make my grid cage fit the space I was limited to. I used both duct tape in the color of my cube grids, AND zip ties to be extra secure. I put the tape and zip ties down the overlapping ends as well as the side that is pictured.
"Security is definately very importan..."
"u r a good owner!"
"wickid! how come i neva thought of t..."
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Cozy
I call it Silky's Sleeping bag... it is a homemade cavy cozy. Charlotte is as snug as a bug in a rug in there. I made it from an overstuffed quilted placemat looking thing that I purchased at a thrift store. Just secure by attaching velcro closures.
"awwwwwwww how cute its so neat how u..."
"how did you make that? It is soooooo..."
"This is soooo adorable, but I do hav..."
"That is a very good idea. A sleeping..."
"AwWwW!! How do you get your Guinea P..."
"I wish that I could have room for on..."
"awwww that is so cute you are so luc..."
"very very cute, but won't they urina..."
"that is such a great idea. i am goin..."
"How did you make that, its cute!"
"it's soooooooooooooooo cute"
"i hav to try that"
"COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..."
"I think that's a smart & really cute..."
"Ahhhhhhhhhhh it is sooooooooo c-u-t-..."
"Cooooooooooooooooollllllll is discom..."
"he looks sosnug in there sweet idea!..."
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New House
The "house" I eventually purchased. It was a storage container until I cut doors on both ends for the pigs to go in and out of.
"you can use plastic stools too they ..."
"That is cool! Even I could make that..."
"I am NOT creative, but even I could ..."
"My pigs would knock that over and ch..."
"Thats tubtastic!"
"That's a relly good idea!!!"
"Don't they chew the plastic? That's ..."
"This cage is really neat! It looks l..."
"Good idea!"
"sheena, it looks like your pigs r th..."
"I saw it and made one just like it!!"
"doesn't the door have sharp sides?"
"wow that is smart i will so try that..."
"i love it my friend gave me a pigloo..."
"G-hetto! Im kidding xD I do that to...."
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Pig House
Inside the new pig house of the upstairs cage. Charlotte in front and Silky in back. I cut the doors out with tin snips actually. And smoothed over rough edges with a hobby knife, like the kind used in model airplane building.
"awwwwww!! these cavies would have a ..."
"Charlotte is yhe kind of cavie i wan..."
"ME TOO"
"Adorable piggies!!!!!"
"Cuite"
"Wheres his dick its chhesy &)(&"
":o soz tht was ma m8 just delete the..."
"smart"
"Ok.The brown and black guinea pig is..."
"looks like they have a secret"
"i have a guinea pig too!WHAT`S IT`S ..."
"Charlotte has my name x3 I love you..."
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The Downstairs Cage
A view of just the downstairs cage, before I began construction of the upstairs cage.
"WOW! THAT IS NEAT! ^-^"
"That is a wonderful"
"that is a great idea but if i do get..."
"WHAT A GREAT CAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..."
"You want a smaller cage, I just had ..."
"Great idea ^.^ Is that a plexiglass ..."
"NEAT IDEA!!"
"your pigs are so lucky!"
"Awesome cage! Could any of these cag..."
"sweet house how do you make the upst..."
"how easy \ cheap was that?"
"isn't that hard to clean?"
"AWESOME CAGEEE! I LUV ITTT! <3 th..."
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Fish Toy
This is an item in the downstairs cage... The type of little brass bell we use on football homecoming mums here in Texas. I tied a cotton string pulled through this fish I got from a cereal box and Simon has a bell he loves to ring.
"You live in Texas? Do you know where..."
"i used to live in texas. i know exac..."
"You have inspired me! You have done..."
"Cute toy!"
"You live in Texas!?! I have family m..."
"Mums are those flowers that they put..."
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Pumpkin Toy
In the same downstairs cage with Simon but seperated by a divider lives Sidney. He likes quieter bells so he was given this little Halloween bell on a ribbon. When giving a pig a bell that was not sold specifically for guinea pigs, be sure it is safe and will not come apart or does not have small parts that can break loose.
"I am a Cavy new to this site. Can an..."
"put it by the air conditioner"
"Spooky toy!"
"Hi i'm Cozmo my mumma gave me one of..."
"i have the same bell in my pigs cage..."
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Soap Dishes
My odd use of soap dishes as pellet bowls. I have four of these so far. Two in the three pig cage, and one each in the single pig cage. I got them at thrift stores ranging in price from 40 cents to 1$. So far only this type will work. They must be sunk into the bedding a bit and then they will not tip if a pig just leans his paws on it while he eats.
"My solution for the tipping dish pro..."
"Well here's my idea on the food bowl..."
"i went to the dollar store and bough..."
"We just use regular guinea pig bowls..."
""I got a $6 ceramic food dish f..."
"Thats a great idea!!! Could you guys..."
"I found these shallow, heavy ceramic..."
"I love this idea, I have many cavies..."
"Do you put your guinea pig food in t..."
"I like the idea with the soap dishis..."
"my pigs were tipping over just about..."
"hey thanks alot smart idea so useful..."
"love Vanessa's solution, I'm goin to..."
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Now Pellet Dishes!
The pellet dishes hold about a days supply of pellets which is good because the pigs will be getting fresh pellets daily.
"Thats a really good idea"
"Good way to recycle! $_$ It also sav..."
"I never thot of that! thanx!"
"I guess you do!!!"
"ai iit peles andd theiy r iummy mii ..."
"i love all of your ideas!!!!its so o..."
"Very good idea :3 Reusing :D The 3 r..."
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Pellet Dish in Use!
Sidney happily munching pellets at his dish.
"Awwww!"
"Very cute!!"
"Scary pig, scary pig, AAAAAAAAA!!! J..."
"This pig looks like one of mine; his..."
"this looks like my cavy her name is ..."
"ADORABLE PIGGIE!!!"
"adorable, handsome little pig! i lov..."
"hello sydney!"
"what do u no, that looks sooooooooo ..."
"Oh, he is so cute!!! He looks like m..."
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Hay Bin
For my two boars who live alone because they could not get along, I chose to use a small hay bin rather than a large rack. This is actually a pencil tray or for other similar items. It came in a pack of four for a few dollars at WalMart.
"That is a great idea!!"
"My guinea would chew that to shreds,..."
"dont pigs chew plastic?"
"Hi, yu did an awesome job!!!! Will ..."
"You need to cut down on recycling st..."
"Oh, so you don't want people to help..."
"i say,that your guinea pigs are luck..."
"I love this idea I just got to cavie..."
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Hay Bin - Side View
The hay bin (pencil tray) measures about 10 1/2 inches long by 3 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches deep. I secured them to the wall so they would stay put.
"THIS IS A GREAT IDEA.... I LOVE THIS..."
"I love it 2!!!"
"I love it 3! ...&4, and 5 and 6 and ..."
"If you're piggie ate that would he c..."
"Nice idea nice site nice pig nice ev..."
"i wish i could use cheap stuff like ..."
"I use these baskets for fruit & vegg..."
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Stuffed Hay Bin
Simon at his overstuffed hay bin.
"What a handsome Piggie!"
"Did he go to a wedding yet? He looks..."
"My cavies were just married this wee..."
"looks like an ugly skunk"
"critazier... you are a very rude per..."
"I THINK THAT HE IS A VERY NICE GUINE..."
"HE IS SOOOO CCCUUUUTTTEEE..... I SAY..."
"IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"God idea."
"Nice idea and CUTE PIGGY!!!! And i s..."
"I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I ..."
"I"
"I"
"critazier you are so so UGH i think ..."
"I!!!!!!!"
"I!!! I'm getting my 1st piggies soon..."
"I!!!! I'm getting my 1st piggies soo..."
"I! this cavy is adorable! and skunks..."
"I"
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Front of Downstairs Cage
This is a glass window that used to be the front door of a stereo case. It has smooth edges, but all edges the pigs could reach have been blocked so they cannot gain access to chew on them. It is held in place with the plastic strips nailed to wood frame you will see in other photos.
"You are very creative with alot of g..."
"You Make Me Want TO GO Rdo My GUINEA..."
"Note: You could also use plexiglass,..."
"Very good idea."
"i luvv this cage! it inspires me :P"
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Removable Door - Right
The view through Sidney's removable door. Can you guess what this once was? It was an oven shelf. I scrubbed it shiny and it made an excellent door, but I had to build a wood frame to hold it in.
"It's kinda like a Thunder Dome- two ..."
"Good door. How did you make it?"
"nice idea but useing a oven self lol"
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Removeable Door- Left
The view through Simon's "oven shelf" door. You can see his Bucket house too. I made it from a rectangular mop bucket from Walmart. Just cut a door with the tinsnips.
"You have very creative ideas! And yo..."
"I love your cage! I want one just li..."
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Door Frame Base
The base of the doorframe is built from a 2 x 4 But there is a plastic cover cut from a piece of siding, for this is what holds in the glass window. The top bar is a smaller piece of wood. Behind it is a heavy coat hanger wire which hold the removeable door in place so it can be slid out of it's frame.
"poop"
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Cubby Hole
Sidney has a little cubby hole low to the ground, he can jump into. It is secured to the grid walls of the bunk bed with heavy wire. He loves his bounce back toy now, But has lost interest in the Johnson and Johnson baby rattle hanging on the side of the cubby hole.
"your piggies are so lucky! I wish i ..."
"i am getting 2 piggies in 2 week i h..."
"Were are the pooooooooooooooooooor p..."
"Since you inspired me, I tried to ma..."
"If you didn't notice, 'private', it ..."
"GREAT IDEAL"
"i want this cage but we dont no who ..."
"I wish I had a cage like that!"
"OK...'Private', how could you really..."
"That's so cute and a great idea. you..."
""Private" i agre with kay ..."
"this whole thing is amazing. & by th..."
"Yay for forest creatures! My piggies..."
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Cubby Hole Secured
A view of one of the wires securing the Cubby hole to the wall.
"#@!#@!$* you should comment on all t..."
"Sterling Clark A.K.A. the only boy i..."
"OMG u have so cute pigs AND so good ..."
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Chew-proofed edges
This picture shows how I covered the edge of the vinyl floor to keep the pigs from chewing it. I used an edge from a hard plastic poster frame.
"This is a great idea. :) I'm havin..."
"Mysti, check the internet for the co..."
"GOOD IDEAL"
"Is that tiles?"
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The OLD cage
This was Simon's old cage, before I built the new one. I had used the glass window on the side of it so he could see things without little lines in every direction he looked out. I removed it to use on the new cage.
"The new cage you made looks better a..."
"Your new cage is better and more com..."
"We like your new one better"
"you are a very nice owner ...and it ..."
"I like that cage."
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The OLD play area
This is the bunk bed where the pigs used to get to play together before I began to make the cage from it. Simon and Sidney didn't get along in the same cage (it was war) but we let them have supervised visits sometimes.
"I BET THEY LIKE THE NEW ONE BETTER!!..."
"Blah. We like the new one better"
"I LIKE THE NEW BETTER"
"Looks like a good bed."
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Bunk Bed - with Linoleum
The bunk bed before it became a cage. You can also see the vinyl flooring, or linoleum that I used as an alternative to coroplast, before I found an inexpensive place to buy coroplast.
"I was wondering where you found this..."
"Josie, check the internet...most lik..."
"Yeah, Josie, I found a signmaker who..."
"ellie... you are lucky.. i cant find..."
"Did you make that for a guinea pig? ..."
"Your piggies are so lucky. You can t..."
"Look in your phonebook under 'Signs'..."
"I thought you were just being clever..."
"You can go to wal-mart or homehardwa..."
"In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan they have..."
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Bunk Bed - Linoleum Close-up
A close up of the vinyl floor. And you can see the grid sides of the bunk bed, which inspired me to use it to build a cage for the pigs.
"It inspired me to use linoleum."
"Well, I could comment on each indivi..."
"You are a very comitted owner and ar..."
"I like the floor tile idea. I've nev..."
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View from the OLD cage
The view from the front of Simon's old cage... looks almost the same as his new set up.
"THIS GUINEAPIG IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!"
"IT'S LIKE MY GUINEAPIG : MICKEY! IT'..."
"i love him...i love him...i love him..."
"HE SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!"
"He is soooo CUTE!"
"loving the pig"
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The OLD cage, wire side
Simon's old cage had this kind of wire and I read somewhere that it is bad for the pigs to chew on it. So I was only going to use this if I had to as a back for the upper half of the downstairs cage. But I decided to use it to redo Sidney's old cage, so I can have an extra if I ever take in a foster, or a new pig, I can use it for the quarantine cage.
"good picture!! lol"
"Hee-hee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..."
"Aww look at that pigges little lips ..."
"it is very nice that you would do th..."
"GOOD PHOTO"
"It looks like he's saying " You..."
"Is it trying to get out?"
"That pig has malcollision in his tee..."
"Simon has the cutest face."
"Nice teeth!!!!!!!!!"
"Haha, I can see up his nnooossseeee...."
"it looks like my guniea piggy colud ..."
"i mean called"
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Bunk Bed Shelving
This is from some shelving that went with the bunk bed. I plan to use it for anything that comes along that I may need it for. I have three of them, and one of them is currently helping to hold the downstairs cage divider in place.
"what is that?"
"make a little hide out with a old to..."
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Tin Snips
The tin snips I used to cut the doors in the bucket of the houses I made.
"I thought that was for snippind the ..."
"where do you get these... and if any..."
"I THINK THAT YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT J..."
"Wow"
"I would pay u to do a cage for me lo..."
"so call me (506)-693-3891 lol"
"or message me on msn"
"I have teh exact same tool, but the ..."
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