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Hay Containers
This album shows the various hay containers that have been used in Kathy's theme cages.  The ones that have worked the best are the remote-control holder, the planter basket, and the ceramic basket. The other hay containers are by Alice, Calypso, LilyGrace, Lis, and Kristie's.  NEW photos added 12-3-12

Date(s): June 23, 2002. Album by Kathy. Photos by Various: see info. 1 - 51 of 51 Total.
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NEW: Kristie used a pet store cage base for her kitchen area. it fits perfectly in her 2 x 6 c 'n c cage. The easier entrance are the large "fiddle sticks" folded under with a piece of thick fleece (dollar store) on top. The hay rack is a toilet paper roll holder ($5 at Marshalls).

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NEW: A litter box that has an opening cut carefully with a utility knife or box cutter for easy entry. The cut edges are covered with report cover spines.

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NEW: Report cover spines used to cover cut areas of litter box. Cut to size and slip over cut edges of litter pan.

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NEW: CD holder from thrift shop used to hold hay. May also use paper towel holder.

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Sewing 4 A Cause's hay hammock

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Lis' hay container with water bottle

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Lis' hay loft

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Lis' hay removable hay loft with ramp is suspended above the cage floor to allow use of area; the ramp is attached to the tub with nylon cable ties (the side of the tub near the top of the ramp is cut lower).

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Wood is attached to sides of low storage tub with nylon cable ties; cup hooks attach to wood and fit over grids to hold in place. The sides are corrugated plastic and the back piece is attached to the front piece with nylon cable ties.

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Lis' Hay Holder: place grid over PVC tube and mark where holes are to be drilled

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Close-up

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Drill holes in PVC tube

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Close-up of drilled holes

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Attach diagonally to grid with mini-size nylon cable ties

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Front view of attached PVC tube

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Grid attached to cage near a liter box with hay

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Hay hut by Coolcavy

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Hay tub by Coolcavy; use dremel tool to cut out opening and then file edges smooth; make sure that any electrical cord is out of the reach of the guinea pigs

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Bent grid secured with nylon cable ties

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4" PVC T-tube

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Stacking storage bin from The Container Store (legs cut off with bolt cutters to make it level with base of cage)

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Another view

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Holder for boxes of Saran Wrap, etc.

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Corrugated plastic behind rack keeps hay inside cage

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Rack is attached to cage grids with mini-nylon cable ties

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This hay rack is my favorite

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Alice's Hay Box: DO NOT USE WITH BABIES SINCE THEY MIGHT GET CAUGHT IN THE GRID OPENINGS

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Kinko's paper box cut and secured to cage with small nylon cable ties

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Calypso used a bent grid panel to make her hanging hayrack

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LilyGrace made a tunnel hay rack from a bent grid panel

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Ceramic basket

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Ceramic plant holder.

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Another plant holder.

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Ceramic bowl that was found at a thrift shop.

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Ceramic basket; handle is attached to cage grids with a nylon cable tie.

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Pippi and Max enjoying some delicious hay from their new hay container. DO NOT USE WITH SMALL BABIES .. THEY COULD GET STICK IN THE HOLES OF A GRID PANEL!

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Ceramic basket

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Wrought-iron control holder: hay container

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14" half-basket planter: hay holder

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Back view of planter: attached to cage with cable ties

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Wire basket attached to cage grids with cable ties; hay holder

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Hay rack hung above litter box

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Covered-corner litter pan used as hay container

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Wire-grid bowl

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Munching on some timothy hay