Tray Ideas Please/

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    Hi. i'm planning on purchasing 2 of the Martin's playpens, the small one with the tray to use like a cage. I'll order extra spring clips so I can attach the tray to the bottom. And the larger 44/44 one. That one will be a playpen for the future rat. I had both before and loved both. The only thing I didn't like is no tray is offered for the large size. I asked Martins and they just emailed back that they cannot make one. My housemate is ok with the playpen, she just asks that there's a tray under it. She's also thinking of using the pen for the guinea pigs when it's free, so an improvement for them as well. Has any one come up with a successful, waterproof chew proof tray idea for that playpen/ Otherwise it's perfect. And if any one knows where i can find them at a better price (say someone is selling used or there's a heck of a deal someplace) let me know. i'm in ny state by the way. Thanks so much.
     
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    I bought a large piece of think linoleum that my playpen sits on
    It protects floor and carpet
     
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    That's a good idea. Do they push the playpen around on the linoleum or does it stay on it pretty well/
     
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    it is thick and is larger then the large playpen
    because it is thick it provides a bit of cushioning

    I covered the linoleum with a thick fleece blanket
    and only use it on carpet but had I used it on flooring, there is no way they could have pushed it around

    A former member used to have thick double fleece bottom covers made for her large martins play pen that also extended where larger then the playpen so it sat on them - by people who make custom pan covers for CN cages
    She used her playpen on flooring and they could not move it around
     
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    Neat. Thanks. Now to find someone who makes fleece custom cage articles. I never thought of linoleum that is easier to find than coroplast.
     
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    Hi

    I just bought cheap, thick fabric that was on sale and put that under the play pen. I shake it out every night and wash it once a week

    Monica
     
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    It has to be waterproof for sure; carpetted floor and she's .Very worried about her carpets.
     

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