Warning on new Target grids for C&C cages

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PinkRufus
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Post   » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:11 am


That cage should work fine. Several people on this board use those and are happy with them.

mary87

Post   » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:12 am


I have 2 young piggies 2 days ago. I put them in a wire cage 30cmx20cm. I've realized that it's too small. I read in this forum about wire grid. I tend to build a much more larger cage inside my house. All people here seems to know where to find wire grid in USA. But how about in Indonesia? What store sell it? Can I buy it online? Would someone tell me please...

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:18 am


Not sure about grids there but do you have home improvement stores? You can usually find shelving units as an alternative.

http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/539

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lisam

Post   » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:54 pm


I was disappointed today to see that Fred Meyer has raised the price of their grids. It's now $30 for a 4 cube box. Add $20 plus some for the coroplast and you are now paying over $50 for a C&C Cage.

I believe the main reason my adopters make their C&C cages are because it's been cheaper. They would prefer the store bought cages but I won't adopt to them if they don't have a C&C or equivalent.

I miss the $15 Target boxes.

rmeniteowl

Post   » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:17 am


Lisam--do you have a Kmart near you? Their grids are the correct size and are around $20.

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:03 am


Yes, plus KMart gives you 6 cubes for the $20.00, not 4.

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GuineaKidsMomma

Post   » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:24 am


My husband and I have decided to finally switch to a C&C cage, but I'm unsure of where to go for the grids. I live in the Salt Lake area, if that helps anyone know what advice to give. What are the grids at KMart called? I tried to search their store online, but couldn't find anything. If you know of where I can get coroplast in the area, too, that would be awesome!

GP Estates
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Post   » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:16 pm


I know the box has the word "Stor" on it, I'm not sure if that's the name though. If you go to a Kmart they'll either be with the storage containers or with the bathroom storage and racks. Weird but I've seen them both places at different times.

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megaggie2002

Post   » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:01 pm


I believe bed, bath, and beyond has them, correct?

Do you have those in Salt Lake?

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rshevin

Post   » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:08 pm


BB&B is hit or miss. They always have a space for them in the shelf, but they never seem to actually be in stock. Kmart seems more reliable (if you can find a Kmart these days), but I couldn't find them online either.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:15 pm



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GuineaKidsMomma

Post   » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:05 pm


Ooh, sweet! Thanks! I'll be near a KMart tomorrow, so I'll look for it. I love how none of the reviews are from people using the cubes for storage, lol.

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GuineaKidsMomma

Post   » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:56 am


Found them! I'm so excited to give my boys a nicer place to live. Now I just need to find that elusive coroplast. :)

rockharder81

Post   » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:22 pm


Thanks to everyone who mentioned KMart for properly sized grids. I have never posted on the forums, but I have been reading for a few months and the information you all provide is excellent. My local KMart is going out of business so I found a box of 6 cubes for about $18. Now to find coroplast or something just as good for a cage floor. :)

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rshevin

Post   » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:34 pm


Free advice: go back and get another box! You'll be glad you did. At some point in the future you WILL be wanting to remodel your cage and if Kmart is going out of business you'll be out of luck. Best to get a good deal and shove them in a closet. :)

rockharder81

Post   » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:49 pm


I'm thinking about it. It's just my local KMart going out. My parents have one down the road from them, so if I happen to miss getting another box here, I can pick one up when I go to see them. :)

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Regiane
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Post   » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:42 pm


There is a manufacturer here in Brazil interested in making special grids for cages. Usually the grids here have big spaces between the grids.
What's a good space between the grids to be safe even to babies?

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Travelingirl916

Post   » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:39 pm


I have rarely seen grids with 1 cm spacing. It would be small enough to be babyproofed. I know Texcavy used to have some from pictures I saw. You could PM her to see if she has a picture she can email you.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:14 pm


I think one inch spacing might work. It is primarily heads that get stuck. If someone wants to take a caliper to some baby heads, maybe we could downsize the maximum size by 25%. Or do some guessing by placing a finger on either size of the head and estimating size.

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Regiane
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Post   » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:29 pm


Thank you Travelingirl916 and Lynx! :)

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