Warning on new Target grids for C&C cages

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:16 pm


Walmart is apparently switching to unsafe 5 square grids now too:
http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1764558#1764558

And their online available safe whitmor grids appear to be on clearance. Maybe they are getting rid of those permanently? Grr. Don't they know we need them to make cages.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Whitmor-Black-Wire-Storage-Cubes-Set-of-4/5005199

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rshevin

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:05 pm


Now what? That leaves Kmart which are few and far between these days and BB&B which are always out of stock. So that means closet shelving ONLY? Sigh.

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GPigsRSweet

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:12 pm


Someone needs to start a new business. Anyone? A 9x9 grid making business? :/ I'm glad I'm not needing grids right now, they're impossible to find locally.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:14 pm


What brand are the ones Kmart carries?

I see Whitmor grids available on other sites. Maybe someone should email them and see if they are intending to change styles. And why it is a bad idea.

jedifreac

Post   » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:29 pm


I saw in the Target catalog that this week, grids are on sale for $14.99. The 9x9s, too. Can anyone confirm?

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rshevin

Post   » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:10 pm


Jedi, they use the old stock photo in the mailers/catalogs even though the in store stock is still the new style. It's been pointed out a few times in various places on the board I think.

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goosey1019

Post   » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:32 am


I just bought some of the good 9x9 kind at a Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They only have one color (black) and it's only 4 cubes for $19.99, but it was worth it to me cause my guinea pig is currently in a too small cage. Looks like they sell it in store and online.

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CavyHouse
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Post   » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:42 am


YOu can try www.SevilleClassics.com too.

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armoftheland

Post   » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:33 pm


If you're in Canada London Drugs sells the 9x9 in white. . :) Thats where I get mine from. They go on sale every month or so for 14.99 CDN

http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Hom ... ProductTab=3

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GuineaPiggin

Post   » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:35 pm


As of yesterday, the Target off Cedar and Cty Rd 42in Apple Valley had 3 boxes of the 9x9 grids, in chrome finish, for $17.99.

Heathersmom65

Post   » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:14 pm


I bought the new Target grids because that's all I could find without leaving town. I used the B grids for the floor, under the Coroplast. The A grids are lined with hardware cloth (to keep little fingers out of the cage at school...they're real good about honoring the "invisible line" but you never know), which seems to work well so far.

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DaCourt

Post   » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm


I wouldn't risk using the Target grids under any circumstances.

Big Lots had the safe grids in black for $20 a box. These are the bigger boxes that actually make 6 cubes instead of 4.

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blue

Post   » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:18 pm


As long as the cloth is on the inside I would imagine the size of the square on the cloth is much much smaller than the size of the hole in the grids.

It is on the inside lining the grids right?

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rshevin

Post   » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:40 pm


Big Lots' stock is regional.

I agree with blue. So long as the hardware cloth is tightly attached along the pig side of the grids it sounds like a nice compromise. Don't forget you can also use closet shelving if you need to change your cage.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:33 pm


For anyone in need of grids with the proper spacing:

There are 14 Black Grids are being auctioned this week!

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:01 am


There are chrome grids (the 9X9 kind) available at Target. I bought 4 boxes today and there were a good number of the good boxes available. It was $16.99/box.

They were displayed on the center isle and it mentioned "As advertised" so I assume they were on sale or something. I was just very happy and jumped on the occasion :)

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CavyHouse
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Post   » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:30 am


I went to a new Target in our area. I noticed the grids have been re-named from Organize-It to "ReOrganize" or something. The newly named ones were all the unsafe ones.

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:35 am


The ones I bought are in the green boxes, the old kind of boxes. I think they are clearing the stock room. The unsafe ones are in orange boxes.

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sarahspins

Post   » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:59 am


I found some old ones (green box) at a local Goodwill - that may be an option for those willing to scour their local store. I know that here (TX) at least, Target and Goodwill seem to have some sort of partnership - I see many items from Target with damaged packaging, and there seems to be a lot of seasonal clearance stuff coming through as well.

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GuineaKidsMomma

Post   » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:03 am


We have 4 sweet piggies in our little family. I recently discovered this forum and have been learning so much! Our babies are grateful for all the wonderful advice you all have given. I read about C&C cages, but I have no idea where to get the supplies needed. I found this cage on Amazon, and it looks really similar to a C&C cage:

http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Interactive-Guinea-Habitat-Plus/dp/B001NJ0DQ8/ref=pd_sim_k_10

Would this work? If you look at the picture showing the expanded cage in an L shape, that's basically what I'm hoping to get/build. This particular cage has 8 sq feet of "playing room", and combined with the other cage there would be 16, plus the space for their kitchen. At the moment our piggies are in a cage where they have space to run around, but definitely not as much as I want them to have. I want to give them something much better as soon as I can!

If the cage I found wouldn't work, do you know how I could get the safe grids and plastic in or around Provo or Salt Lake? Thanks in advance! :)

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