Wire Cloth for Building Cages

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Wire Cloth for Building Cages

Postby Joan » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:22 pm

They have lots of information on wire cloth for building cages:
http://www.wireclothman.com/home.html
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Postby Nativeprincess » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:36 am

Do you perchance know what squirrels can and can not chew through?

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Postby peep » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:19 am

ANYTHING!!!!

It just takes them a little longer to chew through hardware cloth and stainless steel!!! :twisted:

Seriously... ALL metal cage material is best. Wood trim is lovely, but urine soaks into it, and it's near impossible to permanantly remove the odor. You can use wood sealer, but make sure it is safe for animals, and re-treat the wood on a regular basis.

For cage cleaning and deodizing, I use baking soda & water solution.
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Postby Nativeprincess » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:53 am

LOL, oh great
Im thinking of trying to make a travel cage thats fairly colapsable.
Somthing that can pereferably roll up.
so my options are wir cloth...heavy duty, or..........chain mail ^_^.
Imagine a big rectangular sock that fits over a PVc pipe frame.
so yeah since its only a temp cage used only for travel I just need somthing she can't chew through in a week....No more escape squirrel!

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Re: Wire Cloth for Building Cages

Postby Azrail » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:43 am

Reasons you shouldn't use chain mail:
It will pinch and could possibly damage or sever little paws
O rings aren't stable enough since one good bite could break the link (or more than likely open the ring up)
Most o-rings are plated metal. You don't want any type of plating getting into your animals mouth.

In my opinion the best way to go would be to make a smaller cage that would allow the four side walls to fold in. You could possibly use small hinges to get the job done.

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Re: Wire Cloth for Building Cages

Postby Binsky734 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:05 am

I know it's been forever and a day since the last post, but any idea if galvanized steel is safe for flying squirrels?

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Re: Wire Cloth for Building Cages

Postby Joan » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:45 am

Hardwear cloth you can get from Ace or Home Depot is fine.
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