Originally Posted by Plummie
I realize this thread is old but I have some input.
Not sure how much prairie dogs like to chew, but the coroplast might work. Can you make a grid cage and set it in the pan, so the coroplast is on the outside of the wire? Or are you set on a melamine cage? If the pan needs to slide in, like in a melamine cage, I would be worried they'd chew it (I know chinchillas would).
Galvanized pans would work great but they're costly to buy/ship. Wish I knew how to make them myself because my chins need them! DaMar's sells them at custom sizes at reasonable prices, have you looked at their website? http://www.damars.com/
Thanks for the input! No matter how old a thread of mine is, I'm always glad to hear from someone on it
As for how much the p-doggies love to chew, well, they absolutely do LOVE to chew! If I had a penny for every time I had to stop mine chewing on things (he loves to chew on book spines, headphone covers, my blankets and clothes, and pencil erasers mostly) ... lol. Also loves to chew cardboard but I let him chew that to his heart's content. Any wood blocks I give him to chew, even the flavored ones, he won't touch, so it's good that he will the cardboard.
ANYWAY. Got a bit off-topic there, sorry
But, with PDJenn's cage, I don't think it will be a problem. It's not a drop-in pan like the melamine cages, but an under-cage pull-out pan, under the metal mesh bottom of the cage ... so them chewing it would not be a problem.
Have you seen the photos of her cage? It's gorgeous!
Yes, a galvanized pan was my ultimate wish. I hadn't been able to find a place that will do them, so thanks for the link! I had been worrying that I would have to just get the sheet metal and then soldier it myself ... which I can do but it wouldn't be the most fun part of building the cage. I'll be looking into that link though, thank you!!