View Full Version : Gina's new Home Extension.....

03-07-2011, 06:43 PM
Finally got round to connecting a bin to Gina's Habitrail Ovo Loft.

Although I was pleased with my Ovo pods when Gina was a baby, a recent growth spurt meant that the three pods were just not going to be good enough. I bought a couple of bins from Ikea and Gina ended up having time out in her playbins every night with a bigger Karlie Wonderland Wheel and a Trixie playground.

Anyhow, I managed to pick up some extra tubes and decided to connect everything up a little more permanently this weekend. Cue lots of cutting, drilling and tube building and this is what I ended up with......

Gina's main cage with her old house, food tray amd wheel removed (giving her lots of space). This is mainly her feeding area now as I usually lift out the hut and cardboard tray, sprinkle her feed onto the Megazorb, and then lay the cardboard tray on top and use the hut to weigh it down. She loves digging under the tray and tearing at the cardboard to get to her food (as you can see from the sorry state of the green card)

This is connected to a smaller pod (left) which she can run around in and has a different substarte just for variety (finacard?) She also has her little green "bed" pod which she loves to sleep in.

Up above her bedroom, she has a blue pod filled with sand.... and to the left of that a second green pod filled with litter. I was quite lucky in that Gina quickly picked up on her toilet training and now only uses her toilet pod.

To the left of all this is a set of tubes which goes into her new bin...

Bin layout. She now has a massive Karlie Wonderland Bogie Wheel (which fits her much better) and a Trixie Digging tray. I plan to had a 'conventional' water bottle in the near future just so she doesn;t have to run back to her cage for a drink from her Ovo water bottle.

The overall setup. I cut the lid so that I could use half of it as a shelf to keep my baby dwarves in until I've made a second bin to move them into. (Two orange pods on top left).


03-08-2011, 05:13 AM
That looks great, she must be happier with the extra space and bigger wheel. I love all the little pods with diferent uses :)

03-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Awww thats the best use of an ovo ive ever seen, Gina is very lucky :) xxx

03-08-2011, 03:03 PM
I love it :D
she must have great fun with all the tubes but has running space too!

03-08-2011, 03:16 PM
Wow that set up is brilliant, I love the large bin cage and I'm sure Gina loves the extra space too :D

I usually hate habitrail ovo stuff but seeing how you've set it up with a bin added on....I dont hate yours!

03-08-2011, 04:09 PM
That's great. Bet Gina's loving it!

03-08-2011, 04:52 PM
Ah... thanks guys. The Habitrail Loft was a great introductory cage which Gina was immediately comfortable with, and initially the wheel that came with it fit her just right.

In the last few weeks though, I had to get her a 12" Karlie wheel which just wouldn't fit in her cage, so a bin was the obvious solution. Thankfully, the Rotastak Spaghetti Junction kit fits the Habitrail holes like a glove and provided the perfect link between cage and bin.

I'm quite pleased with the result..... and have already started on a two tier bin for the WW girl's. Not too sure what to do with my hybrid boys as they really are tiny but I'm sure I'll think of something soon enough...lol