Every pet owner knows that keeping the beloved animal(s) stimulated both mentally and physically and thus content can sometimes prove to be an enduring and challenging task and invariably has a significant impact on the pack leader’s wallet. Besides the food and vet bills, there are other incidentals such as the trinkets and pet paraphernalia that the marketing companies deem — and label — as necessities. This can be afinancially challenging issue, as the blinking LED-collars and personalized terrariums with actual rain forest flora are obviously “fundamental” factors to significantly improve the 0 to 6 legged friend’s life. But could there be another solution to this dilemma, other than spending an ever-growing amount of cash on generic things created by a person who might not even be a pet enthusiast, but a drifting industrial designer?
Thingiverse user siderits thinks so and has a 3D printed solution for all bird owners — a novel and innovative bird cage, 3D printed of course, at least in part. Siderits has created a base model of just four printable parts, which can be assembled any way the user wants just by using simple wooden skewers as the pillars/hinges/bars of the cage by applying glue. The idea is genius in its simplicity and could be used as a base design for going as wild as any maker wanted with it – siderits suggest creating e.g. roof peak decorations, a mail box and framed windows as some of the potential next steps in extra parts to end up with the ultimate personalized perfect set-up for any feathered friends in the family.
Siderits’ bird cage shows once again, that with a little creative ingenuity and enthusiasm accompanied by 3D printing tech know-how, projects that would have previously required lots of manual intricate base work and practice can now be done easily by anyone who basically has the will (and access to a 3D printer of course).