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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Mouse Proofing a Cage?

I'm so excited! Last year I was a SNAP (special needs assistant personel) at my summer camp for 2 weeks. It was an amazing experience and after spending two weeks there, I knew I wanted to work there. Today I got a letter saying that I got the summer job (kitchen staff at my summer camp) I applied for. I cannot even begin to tell you how badly I wanted this job!

Okay, now that I am past the initial excitement, I have to think about Chloe. I will be gone all summer except every week I can come home Friday night and then have to be back by Sunday morning. So, thats a lot of away time from Chloe. My brother, who was a councilor there for 2 years, thinks that there is a good possibility that I could bring her with me.

Now for the housing dilemma, if I am on west short (which I probably will be because I am only 16) I will be living in the old farmhouse. This would probably be the ideal situation, because it is actually a house. If I were on east shore, I would be living in staff cabins (usually the older, more expereinced kitchen staff are put on east shore). So, the major problems would include, heat and mice. Heating, I'm sure that between heating pads, snuggle disks, heat lamps, and space heaters, I could find a way. Mice--I'm kind of at a loss for ideas. Currently, she is living in a two bin sterelite cage. I leave the tops off because she has never come close to an escape, I don't have any larger animals that would get into her cage, and the ventilation is better. I still have the lids, if anyone has any ideas how I could use those and make them mouse proof. I would also be willing to consider other caging options. So, suggestions please!

P.S. I know that for many reasons, taking Chloe with me may not work out. For this reason, I have made sure that my brother and mom will take care of her, cuddle, and play with her if I must leave her behind.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 02:37 PM
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you can cut the center or two sides of the lid out and replace it with mesh. That would probably do a pretty good job. I can't think of anything else, but good luck!


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here- like the lid on this cage, only with finer mesh :click me


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Thanks, yea that's probably what I am going to end up doing.

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Check at a fabric store for some needle craft plastic. You can zip strip into the opening in the lid. You can also get one of those water bottles that screw into the side of a cage like the crocks and use that for a water bottle.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I don't really need to worry about the water bottle as I have a bowl for her.

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