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Cavy Condo's
Home built cavy condo's.

Updated 12/19/04 with a nice backlighting to the wooden condo's!
Date(s): May 2003. Album by Erin. 1 - 30 of 30 Total. 1145 Visits.
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Putting together the base supports for each level.

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The supports that are finished, ready to be screwed into the verticle 2x4's that go on each corner.

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going into the pig room. And a Muffin cat making sure the operation goes smoothly without disturbing her things.

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The bottom level supports for each condo.

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Two of the side supports with nails in them ready to be screwed into the levels.

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putting the side supports onto the level bases.

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Almost done..

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The doors on the inside.

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The hardware mesh.

I'd suggest something different, something less abrasive to work with. Even with gloves on, our hands were cut to shreds.

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doors added, just need coroplast, casters and pigs!

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Yay, pigs.

Corroplast, corrogated plastic, used as bases.

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finished product.

Wheels on the bottom are a must if you want to be able to get behind to clean the wall, etc.

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Three months after construction, we did remove the carpet in the room. That makes it so much easier to keep the room clean!

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Hay racks used. They are actually sold as magazine racks in the bathroom fixture section at Target.

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hay rack again.

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A closer look at the front. The little cavy wooden ornaments were purchased online.

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Some of the hanging toys I bought for the pigs, for the most part that are ignored but they add some pretty color. lol

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1 year after we made them. I added chew proof report binders to the sides and front of the coroplast. A lot of the pigs chewed the coro up, I think 4" sides are probably to blame for their tasty appeal. Sides at nose level, more readily available to munch on when impatiently awaiting vegetables. Pigs.

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New hayracks made from the mini 6"x6" cubes sold in the office supply section of Target. Some of my older pigs weren't eating much hay from the previous racks that hung a bit overhead, these seem to be better to encourage them to eat more. Lazy pigs.

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made from a 2'x4' utility shelving unit, cubes and coroplast. Nice for 4 pairs of pigs, or 5 if you are able to fit the 5th shelf on the unit - too tall for me!

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doors open in the front. Large binder clip holds doors shut.

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Rope lights added to the back, but I don't advise this unless you pull the unit out from the wall. After a couple months, the lights had made charred marks in the wall. NOT COOL.

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Since the herd has been reduced and two of our cats developed bad habits, we converted the condo to a cat enclosure.

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these are exactly what I'm looking for BUT where can I find coroplastcould I use somthing else??
jodi husted, Sat, 25 Feb 2006 4:17PM
i love both of you ideas....what did you use for the lighting in pic 27
tonya, Wed, 7 Sep 2005 6:33PM
Thanks for these pics, I it really helped me get control of my herd of piggies!!!
Hank, Fri, 7 Jan 2005 2:16PM
I love your creative ideas!  I might use them!
Kailey, Sat, 11 Dec 2004 3:31PM
I love your ideas!! I think that looks better than having four cages all around the room, and it's still pretty! great idea!! Any suggestions on what to use for the wire mesh instead??
Cheri, Sat, 25 Sep 2004 9:22AM
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