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Gerbils Haven

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:20 AM
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by Jules ( last modified Jun 08, 2011



Materials: Expedit 4x2

Description: My girlfriend really wanted some kind of pet. Guinea pigs would be fine... something like that. As I'm an aesthete - at least think to be - the hutch had to fit in the living room nicely. An Expedit meets my requirements, but is too small for guinea pigs. It wasn't too hard to convince her of Gerbils (first look: "sweeeeeeeeet" *g*).

The Expedit has to contain the hutch and the things one needs to care for his rodents. I decided to use 3/4 for the hutch.

For three apartments two small cubicles are combined. The Expedit boards spanning two cubicles can be used vertically or horizontally.

Wire netting in the upper part keeps the rodents from too much freedom. Each apartment gets a drawer with a glass front for easy cleaning.

As the rodents shouldn't jump from one floor to the other, tubes would solve that issue fine.

Therefore I cut 4 holes in the right side and two in the middle board.

Updated: 8 June. My bad. I didn't notice that the hack was submitted in 2 parts. So click the link below for Part II. ~ Jules 

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