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Avrage cage cost. . . #25566
08/24/04 12:43 PM
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I was just thinking 'bout things and decided to ask a question.....
How much does every one spend on their cages? (Just curious) Nathan spent $300, I made one that is twice the size for under $100 (including toys), and I also made one that holds two gliders for $35
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I built my own for 60

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How big is it???
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2x2x4

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Wow. .Mine that I fully furnished and built for under $100 is 4 feet tall, four feet accross, and two feet deep. HUGE!!

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I spent most of the money on toys at petsmart ^_^

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What type of wire mesh did you use for it? That's an awfully low price for such a large cage.


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Re: Avrage cage cost. . . [Re: ] #25573
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I just got my first gliders on 6/19 so went full out on the cost thing. (been planning for years). Just didn't trust my contractor skills. Learning however, and am planning on building according to a bedroom. I am totally in awe of you guys that can build the cage!!! so I hear EBAY!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure lots of uncoordinated people out there like me are looking for some custom cages!!!!!!!

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We probably spent a little less than $300 initially. We made it ourselves. A 50' roll of 1"x1/2" PVC is a little over $100 from Klubertanz. But then with shipping (to Canada) and pans and latches it came out close to $300 USD.

That's not counting any toys/pouches.

It was a bit expensive, and pretty big (though a little smaller than we wanted), but for animals that are as active and intelligent as sg's are, we felt they deserved as good as we could provide.

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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" /> [:"magenta"]i plan on getting my cage from www.kanddexoticpets.com they have a package deal. 2 sgs and one cage for $600. i think that is pretty good. [/]

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I build and sell cages. But do not ship because of expense of shipping. Mostly I just sell to local people. My 2'X 2'X 4' pvc coated wire cage is $165. Mary and I desigened these cages with sugar gliders in mind. They have a large door at the bottom to accomodate the installation of a wheel and a smaller door on top. They also have three shelves and a pull out tray. Mary likes the cages that are only 18" deep better because she can not reach the back of a 2' cage for daily cleaning. I use the 1/2" X 1" 16ga. pvc coated wire from Klubertanz for all of my cages. I'm not trying to advertise here but just giving you some ideas. I think Klubertanz will cut the wire to your specifications if you request it. There is a charge for each cut. That way you do not have to order a full roll of wire but I would suggest you order a little extra to compensate for mistakes.
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Well, I bought a Klubertanz 50' roll, pen rings, tool, latches, handles, and door guard for $165. Later I got J-clips and pliers and more latches and handles from them for $25. I also got the glue for the door guards and two Klein pliers (one side cutter, one pair of dikes) for about $50 (they are great tools which I needed anyway and will use again). So I am in this about $240. From the roll I have built a 1x1x1.5 travel cage for my sgs, a 2x3x6 cage for my sgs, and I had enough left over to build a 2x2x3 cage which I will sell. So right now I am in it for $240, but I hope to be in it for $140 by next week. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Well, not counting building materials (staples, skrews, wooden dowels) our wood cage cost a little over $100 to build so far. We still have to get some molding for it though and I suspect that will bring the total up to somewhere under $150. It's a 18" x 36" x 60" (72" with bottom storage) wooden frame cage with vinyl coated hardware cloth. And as far as toys and pouches, I've only started buying for them but I've spent $50.00 on toys so far.

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I got all the materials at Home Depot I used galvinized wire and coated the spots that needed it with accrilic-plastic stuff myself!!! ( I also didn't use wood b/c of the smell.) The frame is made of the strips that you put at the end of carpet and tile. . (Hard to describe, it's made of aluminum.) I also used little things that people put on cabnets for the feet... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" />
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Galvanized wire is not considered acceptable for use on glider cages. Gliders have been known to die from zinc poisoning from the galvanize. Males can also get UTIs.
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[:"blue"] There have been quite a few posts about health problems caused by using galvanized wire. Other problem is that galvanized cages will eventually start to rust and look really bad. The preferred materials are plastic mesh(non-chewers only), PVC coated hardware cloth or stainless steel mesh(for the very wealthy).[/]

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coated the spots that needed it with accrilic-plastic stuff myself!!!

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Just my personal opinion but I would never use galvanized wire whether I coated it myself or not. I wouldn't risk my gliders health.

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[:"blue"]I'm not exactly talented when it comes to building things, so I purchased a large, high quality aviary cage for my gliders for just under $200. [/]

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Nothing is exposed, you know the green wire that is coated is galvanided underneath

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[:"blue"]I'm not exactly talented when it comes to building things, so I purchased a large, high quality aviary cage for my gliders for just under $200. [/]

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Exactly what I did! It's pretty nice..kind of a green speckle colour..the only thing is that the doors are kind of small..but I got a stand with it as well and it is very easy to clean...4' tall 3' x 3' so it's pretty roomie and my girls LOVE it!

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Well, if you're getting the Riverdale Vinyl-Gard Wire from Klubertanz, you're getting "Rust-Proof PVC Coating bonded to Galvanized Steel" (it's in the catalog). The Shepard Vinyl-Coated wire they also offer is not available in a 1/2 x 1" mesh or a 1/2 x 1/2" mesh, so if you're buying your wire from Klubertanz, you're getting galvanized steel, albeit vinyl-coated.

Now everyone on the GC boards seems to agree that Klubertanz's wire is amazing, and tons of people on these boards use it and swear by it (including me). I have never had a problem with the cage I have (which uses Klubertanz wire). I do know from building cages these past few weeks that the PVC can come off if you scrape it away, but that it doesn't happen unless you're using something really sharp or a lot of force (in other words, be careful and you'll be fine).

So I would bet that the galvanized, PVC-coated wire you're using isn't as dangerous as some people might initially assume. I care a great deal about my gliders' health, but I feel safe using Klubertanz' PVC coated wire.

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You replied exactly when I did. . .. It seems to be safe. I'm poor. I did get my stuf at homedepot, but I know lots of people who do that. .

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The PVC/Vinyl/Powder Coating shields the gliders from contact with the wire and any dangerous properties it may have. I would always take coated wire over uncoated stainless steel because it is easier to clean, looks nicer, is cheaper, and I would think would be more comfortable to glider toes than uncoated wire.

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I bought my cages off of ebay for $89.00 and $105.00 and they are large ones too. Ebay has some great prices and some ship for free.

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Yes, but those are coated professionally. I am only stating an opinion that *I* wouldn't use galvanized wire that I coated myself.

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Okay, but my grandfather knows EVERYTHING he was an acratect, and he is just plain smart!!

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Victoria: I agree - I wouldn't use wire I coated myself either. If I knew someone who was good at it or who had experience, I might, but Klubertanz has such a great product, I'd rather go with them.

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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" /> [:"magenta"] personally, i woud not use galvanized materials of any kind. i was considering making my own cage. i heard the klubertanz site came highly recommended, so i checked it out. but when i saw that the coated wire was galvanized, i said "no way." just my thoughts.[/]

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