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Indoor Stud Housing Sprayproof Walling Ideas

salemstar

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Hello All!

I have been planning to build my stud housing as I prepare for my first stud come home, he is at 8-9 weeks now. I am not able to build a room off for my stud however I have designed this for a stud space within my 'animal' room (as my friends dub it since it holds all my storage of animal-related things) for whenever I am not home to supervise him. I have plans to use lumber for the blue 'wood' but was hoping for suggestions to make the wood easy to clean sprays off and for options to create a spray 'barrier' for the lower portions. Ideally, I want it as easy to clean as possible to minimize smell for myself and others in the house. Most cost-efficient forms would be appreciated of course though I, hopefully, have 4 months before I need to start putting my boy in it.

The 3D model is very basic framing of what I am doing, with that front there being a large door. The free version of this software does not include much but was great for figuring out my lumber/screen needs. Suggestions from those with experience of housing studs and creating housing would be appreciated!
 

Willowy

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Plexiglass is good for the bottom of the wire part. For the walls you could use a waterproof bathroom panel or just paint it really well with easy-to-clean paint. Make sure the bottom is sealed so pee doesn't leak under/behind the paneling.
 
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salemstar

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Can you drill bathroom paneling to attach it to wood posts or chicken wire? Do you have any suggestions for easy paint by chance?
 

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What breed are you working with? Does your boy's father spray? Not all males spray, although it is definitely good to be prepared.
 
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salemstar

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What breed are you working with? Does your boy's father spray? Not all males spray, although it is definitely good to be prepared.
I will be working with SBT Savannah’s. I had not asked if his sire sprayed but I’d rather have it prepared since either way I would need it once he matures for when I’m not home and my Queen will be roaming the house
 

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You could also consider having a cage made by CDE or Ultra Lite.

CDE Animal Cages - Trusted by humane societies, vets, and pet owners

Animal enclosures and animal cages or pet cages, cat cages, catios & dog cages by Ultra Lite Products | Custom Animal Enclosures

You can have them make some of the panels solid for easy cleaning. These companies can customize them pretty much any way that you want. Yes it's more expensive than making it yourself, but just another option for you to consider. Cages like this are easy to clean and last a long time.
 
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salemstar

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You could also consider having a cage made by CDE or Ultra Lite.

CDE Animal Cages - Trusted by humane societies, vets, and pet owners

Animal enclosures and animal cages or pet cages, cat cages, catios & dog cages by Ultra Lite Products | Custom Animal Enclosures

You can have them make some of the panels solid for easy cleaning. These companies can customize them pretty much any way that you want. Yes it's more expensive than making it yourself, but just another option for you to consider. Cages like this are easy to clean and last a long time.
They also are very much above what I want to spend. The cheapest one amounts to more than what I spend on rent. I’d rather just be given a way to use myself but thank you
 

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Some people build DIY enclosures out of PVC pipe and wire, since that is easier to clean than wood and doesn't get soaked with pee. I also know some people who have made DIY caging out of wire shelving and cable ties. Here is an example of wire shelving cage construction: Safe Outdoor Enclosure
 

ameezers

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I was in the same boat about a year and a half ago. I looked at so many DIY and premade enclosures that I thought my head would spin.

I personally would used wood on the back and sides, especially the parts that will be put up against a wall. That way there is no way for him to spray the walls outside of his enclosure. Then use the wire for the top and front so he still has air circulation. Using wood rather than wire for the for the back and sides will also allow you to use more vertical space for him by putting in extra shelving, hanging beds ect.

I personally like the paint that you would use for kitchen cabinets (not sure the exact name), it's thick, durable, super easy to clean and it's made for the kitchen so it is some what water repellent.

In the end I ended up blocking off a piece of our "animal room" by building a wall and converting a built in shelving unit into a climbing space. However if we rented our home this would not have been an option. In 10+ years when we go to sell our home, the next owners will probably not be too happy about this set up... but that is future me problems

Good luck in your building!!
 

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