Here are some pictures and some instructions and of course please if your gonna buy a pet research first cause ugh.
Shopping list: clear plastic containers.
Hardware cloth (got mine at home depot)
measuring device - ruler or measuring tape
nuts and bolts
Step one: buy some clear plastic containers bigger is better, try to get ones that have no ridges or bumps in the inside and that have lids that shut securely
|these are the two I picked to fit and suit my daughters rooms|
Step two: Assemble all the good stuff you are gonna need to make a gerbil cage! here is all the stuff I used
|all the good stuff I used to make the cages|
Step three: mark where you want to cut on the lid. I left a strip down the middles for this one for more support
Step four: Now here this part is where I cursed and swore a bit (kids weren't home so thats ok right?) cutting the holes out was the hardest part of the whole project!
You can end your cage here and the little guys would be quite happy with you with more room and lots of space to tunnel and build nests.
But of course I have gone a few extra steps further
Step six: I had some scrap wood hanging around so I made a little platform for the gerbils as a halfway mark to the top. The little cage on top is the one the pet store sold us telling my girls they were fine for gerbils which they are not....glad I did a bit of research on the critters I brought home.
To put the cage on top I cut a square out of the hardware cloth (make sure no sharp pointy parts were sticking out) I then basically sewed the little wire cage to the hardware cloth with wire.
So here are the two finished gerbil cages all and all a purty easy project oh and one more note to get rid of the sharp pointies on top of the cage I used some fun duct tape.
Since they have had these cages I also added a wheel to the side of the cage.
and those gerbils are soooo happy!!!