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Old 09-03-2022, 09:10 AM   #11
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It is really clever of you to work out how to do that. In future I will also glue on dowels. When I lift the dig bix up the stilts fall off as does the multi chamber. I now see that is usual for stilt designs.
It wasn't clever of me I copied it from a German hamster forum at the time. I had never done much diy before and it seemed a huge task but was actually quite easy.

I didn't want to keep relying on asking OH to saw things so got this little saw - which just does dowels (only just!).

I'm a dab hand with sandpaper now as well! And you need some of that to rub the rough edges after sawing them (or for any wood with rough bits) - only takes seconds. The 240 grade makes it incredibly smooth and literally takes seconds.

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Old 09-03-2022, 09:37 AM   #12
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I'm wondering if Rodipet are going to go bust actually. There is less and less on their website all the time. The legs have gone, the wood wheels have gone and they only have a couple of maze houses left - all the smaller ones seem to have gone. That would be a shame as I do prefer their stuff to Getzoo (who still seem to sell absolutely everything).
Did you look at their German site? When I ordered items I used that site as there was a lot to choose from.
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Old 09-03-2022, 09:39 AM   #13
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It wasn't clever of me I copied it from a German hamster forum at the time. I had never done much diy before and it seemed a huge task but was actually quite easy.

I didn't want to keep relying on asking OH to saw things so got this little saw - which just does dowels (only just!).

I'm a dab hand with sandpaper now as well! And you need some of that to rub the rough edges after sawing them (or for any wood with rough bits) - only takes seconds. The 240 grade makes it incredibly smooth and literally takes seconds.

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These tips are so useful. Thank you.

I was originally going to glue on dowels and bought some. I then saw the option of stilts and thought they would be better. I can see dowels would have been better and cheaper.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:21 AM   #14
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Just had a look. The only real difference I can see is - they do have the house legs on the German Rodipet site and they have a new range of labyrinth houses as well as the usual ones. They still don’t have the wood wheels any more.

I suspect then that they may go the same way as other German sites and stop shipping to the U.K. due to the expensive and lengthy import process now.

I wonder if you order from the German site if they would still ship to the U.K.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:35 AM   #15
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Just had a look. The only real difference I can see is - they do have the house legs on the German Rodipet site and they have a new range of labyrinth houses as well as the usual ones. They still donít have the wood wheels any more.

I suspect then that they may go the same way as other German sites and stop shipping to the U.K. due to the expensive and lengthy import process now.

I wonder if you order from the German site if they would still ship to the U.K.
You can order from the German site. I ordered Orko's things from there. The issue was, one hide had a crack and they refused to reply to any emails about it. I am not sure if it was because I am in the UK or not. I can see what you mean about them ending up not shipping here. It is a shame because I love their cork logs.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:38 AM   #16
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Me too. Sorry to hear you had a damaged item. I’ve only needed to return something to them once and they weren’t too keen then either! I think usually their stuff is good quality and they’re not used to returns! Good to know you can still order from Germany though.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:39 AM   #17
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Have to say though - my last cork log from them wasn’t as good quality and needed a lot of cleaning up.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:50 AM   #18
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Have to say though - my last cork log from them wasnít as good quality and needed a lot of cleaning up.
I remember you saying that. It is sad not to have a good returns process as it makes it too hard to order in case something was to go wrong.
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