Me and my girlfriend has a slight problem with our furry friends!
Actually they, "Luna" and "Lille Fyr", aren't the problem.
They are Degu's. A very social kind of furry rodents.
They Gnaw! Alot. On anything. Everywhere.
To contain these two furballs we bought this very nice parrot-cage in steel.
It might seem a tad big for a couple of residents of the size of 4 inches, but we understand the value of space. (Actually, proportionally, they have
the better space in our apartment...)
This metal cage secures the degus, but when the degus start gnawing on the bars it resonnate tremendously. the reason is that the bars aren't welded
to the framing. Some on each side is stuck in holes in the frame.
Project: How to de-resonnate a metal cage!
The sollution has to be cheap and non-lethal/non-harmful!
Remember. They are highly addicted to gnawing, and aluminium is not defined as a solid matter...
My first attempt has been to wedge broken wooden matches in the space between the bar and frame. Reason: Matches tastes different and wood is nice to
insulate the metal against metal-sound.
-but Luna actually loves them, and she won't let me jam them in there. I think she tries to help me. I think she believes I am trying to remove
them, or she think I am playing with her. Anyway, they aren't there for a long time. :bnghd:
My next attempt would be to try to squeeze some aquarium-silicone in the holes, but I am afraid it won't be successful, since the frame which the
bars go into is very thin, so the silicone would not have anything ("a wall") to bind itself to.
Since we are almost going bananas here We are banging our heads to find a solution that could work...
Could anyone friendly creative persons out there, perhaps with the same experience share some good ideas we could try out?
[edit on 18-3-2005 by Ulvetann]