How do I build a wood chinchilla cage?
Chinchilla cages come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are made out of a variety of materials such as laminated wire, plastics, wood and wire mesh. They have a wide price range in pet stores, but can usually be constructed for a fraction of the price you would pay to buy one. Like all caged pets, chinchillas have specific requirements for the construction of their cages.Choosing MaterialsMost cages in stores are made with 12-gauge wire. They typically have a few platforms inside for the chinchilla and a plastic tray at the bottom for droppings. The type of cage that many pet owners choose to build involves a pine or cedar wood frame with wire mesh to suffice for the 12-gauge wire, a Tupperware or Rubbermaid container for the droppings and small cedar boards to act as platforms for the chinchilla. Cedar is a preferred choice of wood for chinchilla cages because it resists bacteria collection and provides a pleasing aroma. Whatever materials you use, be aware that chinchillas will c