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Old 08-06-2012, 06:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I was using a home-made box. Decided to buy a Dura-Whelp. Like the Dura-Whelp a lot. Comes with floor cover that is velcroed in place. Easily changed and washable. Easy to disinfect/clean. Best part is that it can be boxed up and stored until needed again. It has pig rails and plenty of room for Mom and pups.
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Hmmmm. Pictures:
Jonart, has pig rails and is easy to lean, and has a floor and comes with a vinyl 4'x4' sheet, very sturdy and expensive:


Wood e-bay box, has pig rail, isn't really all that bad to lean, and worked just fine, for the first couple of weeks:
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Putting the little thing together was no trouble either. It has holes and wing nuts and the the sides were labeled Front, Back, Left, Right. No tools necessary. Yes, the shower curtain wasn't worth it, but I suppose you could use a small tarp to protect your floor. My floor in that room is linoleum covering concrete and I just put papers over it and, once Babs stopped spewing, the litter box liner fake lambswool thingy.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My husband built a 4 x 4 whelping box several years ago and it has stood the test of time. It has a 4 x 4 sheet of plywood as the base that we then put linoleum tiles on to cover and waterproof it. The sides are 18 inches tall and we used two boards so that we could put a hinge on the front so that the mother could get in and out easily for the first two weeks. Once the puppies have opened their eyes, the front is closed and bolted. Mom can still jump in and out, but the babies can't get out easily. The whelping box sits in a 4 x 8 PVC puppy pen, so there is no danger of the babies getting in to danger if one of them is especially adventurous at an early age. The sides are painted in several layers of latex paint and not difficult to clean. The pig rails are made from PVC pipe and can be taken apart for storage quite easily. They also clean up with a paper towel and spray cleaner very quickly. The finishing touch was a set of wheels on the bottom and it makes the box easy to move.

The one downside is storage. The box itself does not come apart, but we just store it in our garage and cover with a tarp until it is needed again.
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