Homemade bin carrier and temporary bin cage

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  1. Oct 7, 2018 #1

    SQ

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    Large carrier/ temporary bin cage:

    Here are some pictures of a home made bin cage I made in 2008.
    It is too small for an adult rat but is good as a large carrier or as temporarily cage for young ratties or as a quarantine cage.
    Another use for this very sturdy cage is an emergency cage to put ratties in if there is a fire, quick evacuation etc as it is strong, can be carried, and will not accidently fall apart.

    As you can see, I can't cut a straight line ....

    If I were to do this again, I would not put a grid in both long sides

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    One end:

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    Other end:

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    Finished cage:

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    Changed the side panels as the small grids got too dirty. Used cookie cooking racks as the side, end and top wire.

    Normally all grids would be on the inside of the cage to prevent or limit chewing of the plastic, however, this grid is so heavy I decided to place it on the outside of the lid.

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    Babies peeking out:

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    I improved the shelf in my temporary bin cage and here are a few pictures.

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    The shelf is covered with a dollar store dish drain tray cut to fit and attached with zip ties

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    A small bin carrier for trips to the vet, etc:
    It has a grid in one side, one end, and in the lid

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  2. Oct 8, 2018 #2

    jorats

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    Great temporary home!
     
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