View Full Version : Ramp???

02-22-2011, 12:40 PM
Anybody have any ideas to make or put a sort of makeshift ramp in Goliath's cage??? I've thought of a ton of things, but really none of them have worked really, so just... any ideas at all I'm very open...

02-22-2011, 12:41 PM
i bought some lolly sticks and glued them all together, then to strengthen it, glued soem thick cardboard to the back :)

you could also just get a bit of wood, then glue sticks or something to it for little footholds.

02-22-2011, 12:42 PM
What kind of glue?
I don't know if you guys have elmers.... but would that be alright? It's like a child's glue, non-toxic and all that.

02-22-2011, 12:45 PM
Sounds ok to me :) i've never used it before though. if its nontoxic then its fine (:

02-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Okiedoke. Maybe I'll go with cardboard. -thinks of all the possibilities- hmmm. This shoudl be fun. Ideas still appreciated!!!

02-22-2011, 12:51 PM
I made a ramp out of lego :D But it was more of a staircase

02-22-2011, 12:56 PM
O.O I never even thought of it. Unfortunately my mom abducted all of our legos when we outgrew them and took them to let her first grade students play with them... >.<

02-22-2011, 01:04 PM
In the bin that I made I used one single 'plank' of wood, initially it was smooth but I found out that Buster used it as a slide rather than a propper ramp :(
However I took a saw and cut shallow grooves (one stroke with the saw) in it to make grippy lines in it and he uses it fine now :D

I used bamboo skewers as well with jute string and stiff wire to make a 'ladder' (in the middle of the top-down second picture) as well.. worked fine but is now used as a walkway in his 'basement' on top of the woodchip to his sandbath :D

02-22-2011, 01:07 PM
I made a ramp out of jenga :) and covered it with mesh for grip

02-22-2011, 01:08 PM
I see.... -searches- I has no random wood lying around i don't think. I mean my dad's a carpenter and my brother IS redoing his house like his walls and stuff... maybe i can rescue some extras from the trash from what they don't use...
Yay! Not to sound demanding, but more ideas please! :)

02-22-2011, 01:08 PM
Wait, isn't jenga a stacking came??? O.o i'm so confused now. How would that work?

02-22-2011, 01:11 PM
I edited mine to add another one ;)

02-22-2011, 01:12 PM
Lots and lots of glue. :)
Jenga is just used cos its easy to keep clean and waterproof cos of the varnish. ;)

02-22-2011, 02:39 PM
Well when i was out shopping one day i wondered into a pet store.. and found this cat scratch post:
http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a438/KutButLykee/th_109_0004.jpg (http://s1035.photobucket.com/albums/a438/KutButLykee/?action=view&current=109_0004.jpg)
I tried it out on my cat.. but he wasnt impressed.. I tried it out on my hams, they LOVED it.. up, down, up, down they went and it trims there nails too! And i made sure it was animal/hammie safe rope in case they decided to chew or mess around with it..
http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a438/KutButLykee/th_109_0003.jpg (http://s1035.photobucket.com/albums/a438/KutButLykee/?action=view&current=109_0003.jpg)
Maybe use a hammie safe rope and make one yourself? Just an idea.. :p

02-23-2011, 02:10 PM
Wait, isn't jenga a stacking came??? O.o i'm so confused now. How would that work?

here's a picture :) I just glued the pieces together with a hot glue gun, there's no mesh on it in this picture though but I just stapled mesh onto it