The birds say not to mind the mess, today is cage cleaning day. lol
So first I built the frame, I used some filler as well just to fill the screws in so I could paint over them.
then time to seal and paint.
Once the painting was all done it was time to put the netting up. I decided to use a plastic material, it’s meant as deer fencing, but I used it on our Catio so I figured it’d work perfect for this project, and it did.
Once the cage was finished I moved onto a tray for the inside, for that section unfortunately I didn’t take pictures at that stage. I designed this tray to stay inside the cage, I just preferred that, using a corrugated plastic and sealed the seams with caulk.
For cleaning I just take the flock out and put them on their perch while I clean it and just use a vinegar water solution to clean it up.
Completely in love with this cage set up; Mo and Luna definitely seem very pleased with it as well.
Clearly from the image above, Soph was left unattended while I had a shower.. again clearly I was not watching her, my own fault. Luckily the paint is non toxic, but still.
We’re really at a trial and error point with Soph and her toys, we’ve come to the conclusion that she enjoys fabric toys and not so much hard toys as you can see from some of her selection below.
Fabric toys tend to last her all of 5 minutes before she has a hole right through it, but man does she love them. Rope Bones are her next favourite, they last longer than fabric toys of course so we’ll probably stick closer to them.
Kong I find was a great solution until she figured out that to get the treat out she just has to slam it on the floor a few time .. lol.
Natural Chews work great as well to keep her interested, I don’t have any current images though as she tends to get through them pretty quick. I definitely want to try antlers for her once shes a little older, they’re just too hard for her little teeth at this point.
Once she starts getting pieces of anything off I remove the toy or chew (unless edible) from her reach. We always recommend that any new toy be supervised with puppies.
Do any of your dogs have a favourite style of toy? What was the best when they were a puppy? What was the worse thing they chewed on you?
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