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Cage Buoys

Standard floats on small pet cages
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Fix sealed plastic floats just above the center of gravity of a small pet cage and along the cage's base. This way, if the cage falls into a lake or bath tub, the mouse, gerbil, ferret, rabbit, and/or parrot will not be dragged to the bottom and drown. If we are to keep pets, it is our responsibility to keep them safe as well.
jellydoughnut, Mar 03 2006


       And airbags. And porn filters. No ferret porn.
normzone, Mar 03 2006

       If I could only count how many times I knocked my birdcage into a lake...
Pac-man, Mar 03 2006

       + for anything that shows kindness to animals, but also makes me think of the MDs of all the major oil companies, like Exxon/Mobil, in the water in one of these and me on the boat with an air gun.
xenzag, Mar 03 2006

       [attaches buoyancy aid to fishbowl]
st3f, Mar 03 2006

       [obvious problem] in affixing the floats //just above the centre of gravity// is that the centre of gravity of an occupied pet cage is not constant.   

       Serendipitously however, as the floating cage tumbles around due to the pet's frantic movements it should head in the direction of the pet's frantic attention viz, the shore. Except if there's a high wind. Or a current.   

       Or if it is a lemming.
ConsulFlaminicus, Mar 03 2006

       The cent(re) of gravity of an occupied cage is not always constant, but [1] the animal's weight is a fraction of that of the cage, [2] if the floats are attached to the bottom and centre of gravity of the cage, the cage will stay level, the animal on the surface (the pet's weight will be at a constant height, controlling the vertical centre of gravity, and [3] if the animal is a bird (who are most often capable of flight) and the bird tries to fly in what little space in the cage it has, it will no longer be added to the cage's weight.
jellydoughnut, Mar 03 2006


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