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depends on the cage mostly.

Lets see, i have used those cool dollar store wire corner shelves, covered with stickdown lino tile, I have used mesh cubes that I have attached together and hung from the bars with shower hooks, I have used those little shelves that you stack cans under in your kitchen to utilize the space in your kitchen cupboards.

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my old Superpet when I modified it to get rid of those horrid plastic shelves

mesh shelves hanging

2 corner shelves in the top corners of my used R-695 (the top ramp and shelf were missing, so I got creative)

I used the side of an old cage covered with stickdown lino to make this top level for 2 hagen guineapig cages, but I am sure you could buy hardware cloth and do the same thing.
 

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Im thinking about doing some of those store wire corner shelves also, but right now im just using hammocks...tons of hammocks.
 

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JennieLove said:
Im thinking about doing some of those store wire corner shelves also, but right now im just using hammocks...tons of hammocks.
rats love to sleep on those corner shelves :) Some of my crew used to shove on there as much as they could til one was almost falling off in their sleep :p

Best investment for a buck yet. :)
 

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Man, those corner shelves are awesome. I go to the dollar tree at least every week (last time on Sat.), and I've never seen those!

What's your particular flavor of dollar store there?
 

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i bought this 97 cent storage cube and with zip ties added it to the cage. they love climbing on top of it, or sleeping inside of it (with an old handtowel)
zip ties are my heros :D
 

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Man, those corner shelves are awesome. I go to the dollar tree at least every week (last time on Sat.), and I've never seen those!

What's your particular flavor of dollar store there?
Canadian here. I have seen them a few places...Dollarama, and my corner store, etc. Look for a dollar store that has rows and rows of stuff, they usually have them. :)
 

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Well, it looks like it's time for a dollar store extravaganza! Apparently we also have Dollar Generals and the Family Dollar store, so hopefully I'll find some of those corner shelves for my FN. That'd be cheaper and easier than building them myself. Yay for chinese child labor!
 

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Okay, today I made an excursion to all of the dollar stores and the best local thrift store, and did not find any corner shelves. Boo.

However, I did find fleece throws for $3/each at Family Dollar, and they are large enough to make two FN pan covers + 4-6 hammocks. Also I picked up a low plastic storage bin w/ decorative holes in the sides, which will make a nice undershelf basket for sleeping, once I've cut a hole in the side.

Oh, and I bought a lot of jewelry at thrift that I don't need, but it was 1/2 off! Oye.
 

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Ooo... what colors are the fleece throws? I might have to take a trip to my local Family Dollar store(s)!
 

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Hot pink, bright orange, bright green, and a strong red. They were in the center in a "marked to move" type bin. Ones with patterns were more, like $6.

I also found a nice cloud-patten throw at thrift for $2. I've got enough bedding for the new cage that I can change linens every 3 days and only have to do laundry every 2 weeks. Ahhh... and it cost a total of $14. Woot!
 

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i find the corner shelves for like $4 at walmart. :D

i don't know if all hamcock fabrics are going out or just the one by my house, but they are going out business = RIDONKULOUS SALES. just thought i'd mention.
 

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I hate Walmart too :p It's like the cess pool of America. I practically shudder the whole time I'm in a Walmart.
 

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Okay, I reluctantly went to WalMart today and I hated the corner shelves they have. They were small, but they weren't very expensive -- 2/$6.

I also checked Fleet Farm's housewares dept., and they didn't have any suitable ones either. However, they did have one of those awesome ferret ball things with all the holes in it for $10, except it was marketed for dogs and had an inflatable ball inside. Their Total Comfort bedding was $6, too, a big difference from PetCo's $13. I love Fleet Farm!
 
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