Gerbil playpen by Anna

One of our members, Anna, has made a fantastic playpen for her gerbils, thanks for showing us how to make it Anna!


image of home made gerbil playpen

 The gerbil playpen with the top open

image of gerbil play pen with the lid open

The top is secured pretty simply with metal "eyes" and strong wire (a) The rest of the pen is built in sections, a short end and long end hinged together like so (b)

image of latches& hinges

The other two adjoining sides are held with hooks and eyes like so (a)  The top sections are held on the base by 2 toggles on each side (b)

images of latches

Lastly, the base is lined with acrylic sheet so it's wipe clean.

image of wipe-clean acrylic base

The whole thing is 1 metre long by 50cm wide by 50cm high.

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