First off, long time no see! It's been a few years, but I have some really happy memories of this forum/Mice are Nice. I'm taking an extended break from pet keeping (I moved in with a partner with bad asthma and allergies, so I'm aiming for getting a bigger house at some point so I can segregate him and the critters adequately!), so I'd really like to find a good owner for my old mouse cage.
Info about the cage:
- it's a Sky Rat by Skyline, and bloody massive - 101cm long x 56cm wide x 89cm tall
- 7mm bar spacing, so great for mice
- can be used as two joined cages, if you block off the connecting floor hole, or also as one smaller cage using the top bars and bottom tray
- great access doors
- my one has more wooden hidey holes than shown in the link - I sprayed some of them with Plastikote non-toxic paint
It's a great cage for a bigger group of mice, especially really active ones - I had one in particular who used to zip all over like a bouncy ball... I can see it working well for an adventurous Syrian hamster too, or maybe adapted for elderly rats (I've never kept rats, so this is a guess!)? I suspect the trays aren't big enough for gerbils to burrow in, and some animals might feel a bit lost in all that space, but equally others will absolutely love it!
- bit of work needed in terms of scrubbing bars (not much though) and I'd disinfect or replace some of the wooden bits
- being a clumsy get, I broke some of the connectors that keep the lower set of wall bars together - but reusable zip ties would absolutely fix this
- was never an issue for me, but if you wanted to use the cage for any animals with poor eyesight, I think I'd adapt the big ramp between the two halves, because there is a risk of the animals falling off the ramp sides
I'm living in Stockport in Greater Manchester - if anyone local wants it, I can probably persuade my boyfriend to drive it somewhere, otherwise it's pick up only.
I'm offering it totally free, as I just want it to be used by someone (it makes a great living space, so I just want to make some lucky critters happy!), but a donation to your favourite animal charity wouldn't go amiss.
If I get a few people interested, I'll prioritise any animal shelters or rescue animals, but at the end of the day anyone with the space for it is welcome to it. :)