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Cage Specifications and Plans
While we greatly appreciate the offers of bird cages, rabbit hutches, etc. we sadly cannot use them. They may work great for pets, but are not suitable for rehabilitating wildlife and do not offer adequate protection from predators, such as snakes, raccoons, and weasels.

Our cages are designed to provide a safe and secure enclosure for our wild patients, while allowing us easy access to feed and tend to the residents. The cages are also designed to prevent those ever-sharp teeth from creating escape routes to premature freedom.

The materials we use are:

  • 1.5" x 1.5" untreated wood for the frame
  • Half- or quarter-inch hardware cloth for the sides (depending on use of cage)
  • Aluminum sheetrock reinforcement corners covering all internal wood surfaces to prevent chewing
  • Metal corner brackets attached with screws (no nails at all are used) to support the frame
  • Barrel-bolt locks on all doors
CAD drawings of basic cage plans are available below. (Note that each drawing will open up in a new window, allowing you to easily print off the drawing.)

If you would like to build a cage/cages for Kindred Spirits, please contact us first to discuss the sizes we currently need, and can go over any questions you might have.

Cage plan drawings: