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Converted Cabinet Mouse Cage!

Post by Stina on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:35 pm

Made my first attempt at converting a cabinet into a mouse safe cage! Happy I think it came out pretty well!....just have to soak off the bits of paper I accidentally super glued to the front....lol btw.....its a pita to hang something moderately heavy on the wall by yourself....


Mouse Cabinet by CSBeck, on Flickr

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Post by Mrs. Beach on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:14 pm

Good work! My, my!
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Post by IshkaMouse on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:10 pm

Great job!
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Post by LittleSniffs on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:17 pm

That is so neat! Love it!
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Post by SCMousery on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:03 am

That looks amazing. You did a great job! I love the tiles in the back.

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Post by onceuponamousery on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:43 am

Love it!

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Post by kawmice on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:15 am

Great Job!!
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Post by Stina on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:36 am

Thanks! Happy

SCMousery, the tiles are cheap glass mosiac tiles from Home Depot..."grouted" with silicone...first, b/c they can't chew them, and second, b/c glass and silicone don't absorb pee Wink The actual shelf surfaces are covered with vinyl tile, also b/c it doesn't absorb pee....lol The front lip is vinyl edging...again, b/c it won't absorb things Happy

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Post by bethmccallister on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:08 am

You are so stinkin' talented!
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:34 pm

So is that one, entire living area, four levels, with passage between levels on the left? What are its dimensions, please? Why did you decide to have one door with, I assume, Plexiglas and one door with mesh? Why not both doors with mesh? And lastly, will you build me one?
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Post by Stina on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:52 pm

lol! Yeah, its one living area with a notch cut to the left end of each level...I've since added a hardware cloth ramp down from each notch b/c the mice didn't seem to be able to pick up on climbing downwards on the hardware cloth as easily as the rats do...lol. Outside dimensions are about 33" tall by 24" wide and only about 5 inches deep or so. I left one door with the original plexi b/c its easier to see them through, easier to clean, and I think the one side being hardware cloth will provide more than enough ventilation Happy

It doesn't look quite as nice up close...lol I splintered off a big chunk off wood from the first shelf when I cut the notch...and there's silicone everywhere...thankfully its clear...lol It wasn't difficult to do really...just very time consuming...especially with the glass tile... It would have been easier to just use vinyl tile over all the sides and bottoms....but the glass is prettier....lol

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Post by Rhasputin on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:06 pm

Oh so the floor is glass tile inside too?

Neat!
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Post by Stina on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:10 pm

The floor isn't glass tile, the floors are vinyl tile (wood patterned...lol) so its easier to clean Happy

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Post by Rhasputin on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:53 pm

Ah! Happy

This would be a fun project for my opossum. I can probably find a free cabinet on craigslist.
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