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babytulip07

Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:44 pm


Maddie sends Auntie Shevaun a big kiss!

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:50 pm


What a lucky Auntie. Looks like great piggy kisses. That's a good looking new cage they have there. Plenty of room and so spoiled with WEAVER things.

PixieStix

Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:22 pm


Aertyn, your new cages look great, the pigs are lucky to finally have their permanent indoor cages!

BabyTulip- I love your huge cage. All the Weaver cozies make me want to curl up and go to sleep.

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GuineaPinny

Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:29 pm


Aw mwha Maddie!!

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CavyHouse
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Post   » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:50 pm


I went to check out Bed, Bath and Beyond today for grids. They are really promoting storage cubes etc right now with it being back-to-school. But... the closest thing they had to the wire grids were grids that had a metal outer edge but plastic in the middle - the plastic had circular holes everywhere.

So - I'll try ordering from WalMart next. I need to find some source for adopters!

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lolpigs

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:23 am


if your looking for grids in Australia Bunnings Warehouse - Wire Storage Isle, they are called IBEX Cubes 8 pack $8.50.

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Feylin

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:29 am


I found grids at my Target! I bought 2 boxes just to make sure I had 'em! Jeez. I wrote target an email and found the most pathetic picture of one of my pigs that I could find. Something along the lines of "please don't make me homeless!" Probably will never see the light of day with someone who could actually do something, but it kept me busy!

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RavenShade
Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:38 am


Bump, because someone was asking about 4 x 5 cages.

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:05 pm


I took a picture of the old and new TARGET grids side by side for comparison.
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There are 2 variety of grids inside the each newer box, 8*8 and 5*5.
The opening width is also noted, in inches and in centimeters for metric people. :)

Erin8607
Knee Deep

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:15 pm


Mojo isn't modeling the grids? What?

Are the boxes labeled as to which they are?

Oh, and I have a TON of old grids that I'd send out if shipping and packaging fee's are paid on them. Hundreds of them. Some may have some slight rust or poo caked on them, but all usable for cage contruction!

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WEAVER
one pig at a time.

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:16 pm


Great picture Momo. THank you for taking the time to post it.

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:23 pm


I am sorry, my bad, but Mojo was ... preoccupied.
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I threw away all the packagings already, but I really didn;t notice any difference in the packaging though, but then again, I am not the most observant person on the planet!

There are the TARGET grids, maybe the Walmart ones are different? I don't know?

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rshevin

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:43 pm


The only difference in the packaging is the picture on the front and you have to look very closely to see that.

Walmart grids are fine but they are ship to store only and the package only has 4 cubes versus 6 from target.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:52 pm


Great pic illustrating the new cubes, Momo!

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JennG
In Memory of Mama

Post   » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:08 pm


Has anyone else noticed the price of the grids? I found some for over $20 and I bought mine years ago for around $13. *heavy sigh*

Thanks for posting the difference momo!

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CavyHouse
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Post   » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:45 am


Are the new Target grids safe to use? The ones that have 5 holes per row look easy to get stuck in or climb through. Are the ones with 8 holes per row safe?

Someone mentioned doubling up the grids. But that seems like we're rewarding Target for going to a cheaper design by buying twice as much of their product. It doesn't seem right.

I noticed that Walmart is charging $21.99 for a box of grids. OUch.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:47 am


The ones with 8 look okay. The others seem too big. The adults could get stuck?

Perhaps if you use those on one side and make the coroplast wall higher?

Ditto CH. You can get the old grids but you'd need to buy double the boxes!

emilythegreat

Post   » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:54 am


"The only difference in the packaging is the picture on the front and you have to look very closely to see that."

I had a box of the 9x9 grids and a box of the 8x8 and 5x5 grids. The difference on the boxes was in the picture of the shelf. The grids on the back of the shelf on the NEW box shows the 5x5 grids. The back of the shelf on the OLD box showed the 9x9 grids.

Does that make sense?

I made the mistake of trying floor time with the babies using the new grids. It didn't occur to me to block the bottom of the grids and the white baby fit through the 8x8 square. Ooh, that freaked me out. Those babies are quick little suckers. I stuck them all in the hut and put my boyfriend on watch duty until I was done cleaning their cage. Uff da!! I do not need any babies roaming my apartment.

eta: I think someone should go into business providing affordable grids for cages. Any takers?
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DaCourt

Post   » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:55 am


I would say no to all new grids, even the 8x8. I bet Calvin could get part way through and then get stuck. He is on the smaller side. I would not risk it.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:38 am


Ok. Hmm. Grr. What do we do now?

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