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Who has a padlock on their Super Furry Animals' outdoor cage?

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 31/03/2012 22:54

My guinea-pigs have started going out to their Pig House at night. (It's a wooden playhouse with a wooden door and an inner screen door thats mesh on the top half, wooden on the bottom)

There's a bolt on the door that slides across and down. I could put a padlock on it.
My garden is pretty well fenced (between 4' and 6') The shed is half way down the garden (it's about 80' long)

It's unlikely anyone would break in TBH. The garage has got the usual gubbins in it, so is more of a target IYSWIM.
The main reason for not putting a padlock is in case of a fire- we've got a power cable and adaptor for light and heater in the pig house.I'd worry if I couldn't find the key quickly.(Though I could use a padlock with a number code).

When I was a child my dad always put a chain and padlock on our pig cage- the garden was easily accessable though.

What does everyone else do for their rabbits, chinchillas and pigs?
I'm a bit Confused.

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BertieBotts · 31/03/2012 23:00

I wouldn't - nobody's likely to steal them, and a padlock won't stop foxes or similar anyway.

CointreauVersial · 31/03/2012 23:06

Are you seriously worried someone's going to creep into your garden and nick the guinea pigs? It wouldn't occur to me to lock a rabbit cage.

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 01/04/2012 00:07

Bertie the pig house is as fox/cat/a.n.other proof as physically possible

Cointreau unfortunately there have been cases of cats being poisoned round our way and only last week someone a couple of miles away had rabbits stolen from their garden.The papers reported it as malicious rather than theft.


No lock on the GP cage.

It's not like they are gold plated or anything !

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 01/04/2012 00:10

The Thanks was a thank you for replies, not sarky.
It looks a bit Hmm

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