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Home made immitation Maxey

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In Australia our mice are shown in small plastic fish tanks like these :oops: :

I've been dying to get my hands on a Maxey. So I decided I'd make a couple to see what they looked like.
I won't be using them for show, I'll be using them to transport mice too shows.

I didn't have much sucess trying to put together a traditional door but I did manage to make a functional substitute.
Bonus is you can remove the door to make the unit easier to clean.

Having no woodwork experience whatsoever I recon I did a pretty good job for a first attempt!
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Yeah, it's Brunswick green.

If I didn't already know what they were used for, I don't know that I would ever have any idea whatsoever that mice went in them! :p
Fascinating information. Now I don't feel so bad I improvised the doors.

I actually like the convinience of having the doors removable for cleaning purposes.
My partner has offered to make me some maxey cages, I am sure I see a template on the net somewhere a few months back... does any one have a link or the measurments needed ect :D

This has the dimensions, but the colors would depend on where you plan to show at.
Thank you for the link but arent these the american ones. They dont look quite like the ones used in the u.k.
The pictures at the bottom of the page are English ones :)

Sarah xxx
:oops: I knew I had seen them somewhere! I cant belive i have not scrolled down on the page.
thanks sarah and nuedaimice
You have to make it by soldering wire together, but I have some ready-made that you can have. PM me your address and I'll post them to you.

Sarah xxx
oh this it woring out to be harder than i first thought lol
Thank you so much sarah I will pm you now.xx
oh this it woring out to be harder than i first thought
Tell me about it. After several ridiculous attempts to make my own Maxeys, I decided that paying £11 per lidded Maxey from Brian Tanner was well worth the money! :lol:

Got your PM, will post the wire fronts out asap.

Sarah xxx
I am sure I will probably end up buying some in from Brian.. got to have a go though :lol: (or let the other half have a go) :shock:
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