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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Very cute, but Batty would be out of there in two seconds flat. You're looking at beagles right?

    Sorry if I have the wrong person there! Batty is a kelpie mix so he's a bit different as he is already jumping quite high. I'm not sure about beagles?

    I picked up my crate for $50 from deals direct. I found them to be brilliant. It is a drop pin crate though, not a collapsible one.

    I use Batty's play pen outdoors with him, it is literally just a wire pen I can put up indoors or outdoors, so he still can be on the grass or the tiles or the carpet, depending on where the pen is.
    We are looking at Beagles!

    I would prefer something with an open bottom so to speak. I worry about how I would clean the bottom of that one if the puppy was to have an accident or vomit in it. I also like the idea of using the play pen inside and outside!

    Is Deals Direct the website?

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    Yup, Online Shopping @ DealsDirect.com.au - #1 Bargain & Discount Shopping

    They have crates up there at the moment for $39.95 and $49.95 - I think they'd be a good size for a beagle - they have Aussie Shepherds demonstrating them.

    They also have the open bottom pens as well.

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    The wire C-crate style have open bottoms. Although the fabric/canvas ones are really nice, I'd save it until your pup is toilet trained. Urine smell is impossible to get out of the seams and it is such a shame to have themruined.

    The good thing about the c-crate style is that top as well. If you use a crate with a roof when your pups is little it should discourage them from ever thinking about jumping up and out.

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    You don't want anything chewable. Your crate needs to be made of steel mesh or it will get chewed to bits whether you shut the door or not

    Pet Network - Collapsible Steel Crates

    is better. Try for the right size.

    Where is that pic of Tkay's Jenna in her crate.

    Also for bedding - assume the puppy will rip it to pieces and buy accordingly. So Frosty has a moving box called a "blanket box" - cut in half and sticky taped up. And in that I've put old flanny sheets, some old towels and old jumpers. If you can wear the old jumper and get it smelling of you, so much the better. I also bought a cheap duna from Big W or one of those cheapas warehouses - which is mostly fluff under the desk right now, and a few cheap towels $10 for a cotton bath sheet is what you're looking for.

    Hold off the fancy $120 soft bed until puppy has stopped chewing - maybe 2yo.

    For the moment, save old clothes, old sox, old shoes (the sort without metal frames), toilet or paper towel rolls, tennis balls, and a few gum tree sticks and maybe some pine cones. For chewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    You don't want anything chewable. Your crate needs to be made of steel mesh or it will get chewed to bits whether you shut the door or not

    Pet Network - Collapsible Steel Crates

    is better. Try for the right size.

    Where is that pic of Tkay's Jenna in her crate.

    Also for bedding - assume the puppy will rip it to pieces and buy accordingly. So Frosty has a moving box called a "blanket box" - cut in half and sticky taped up. And in that I've put old flanny sheets, some old towels and old jumpers. If you can wear the old jumper and get it smelling of you, so much the better. I also bought a cheap duna from Big W or one of those cheapas warehouses - which is mostly fluff under the desk right now, and a few cheap towels $10 for a cotton bath sheet is what you're looking for.

    Hold off the fancy $120 soft bed until puppy has stopped chewing - maybe 2yo.

    For the moment, save old clothes, old sox, old shoes (the sort without metal frames), toilet or paper towel rolls, tennis balls, and a few gum tree sticks and maybe some pine cones. For chewing.
    Thanks for all that! I didn't occur to me that all the nice things we might buy will be chewed to peices! We have just moved so have plenty of carboard boxes at our disposal! As tempting as it is to go out and buy up big I think waiting until our pup has finished the 'chewing' stage is a great idea! Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Yup, Online Shopping @ DealsDirect.com.au - #1 Bargain & Discount Shopping

    They have crates up there at the moment for $39.95 and $49.95 - I think they'd be a good size for a beagle - they have Aussie Shepherds demonstrating them.

    They also have the open bottom pens as well.
    Deals Direct made a donation of crates to SPR late last year. perfect for what you want and the bottom is removable for cleaning. Do not consider a soft crate for a Beagle. As Angela has stated, they would escape in 2 seconds flat lol
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Deals Direct made a donation of crates to SPR late last year. perfect for what you want and the bottom is removable for cleaning. Do not consider a soft crate for a Beagle. As Angela has stated, they would escape in 2 seconds flat lol
    There's a brilliant reason for me to keep supporting them!

    The part I was more concerned about was that the pen shown in the link that the OP gave had a completely open top to it. More like a babies play crib thingy (not sure what you'd call it as I'm not a skin-kid person!

    I didn't even think of the chewing part in all honesty

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