- For Rocky
I was buying the new grids to build a cage for the SPCA. I've decided to just give them some of my extra old grids. I can scrounge up 12 matching grids I'm not using. The coro I bought for them is red, and the shelving cover is white. I was hoping for cage walls of white too, but I mostly have black grids not in use at the moment. So I think we'll go for an art deco look with black grids, red coro, and white top. Sound good?
By the way, anyone else notice the cost of coroplast has gone up too? My plastics dealer said they used to sell it for $25 for the longest time, and now it's $32. I think we may need to readjust the estimates when we tell people they can build a C&C for under $50. I'm sure it's still cheaper than a petstore cage (bet those have gone up in price, too). I've spent about $60 on the SPCA one and that's not counting the grids. Of course I opted for the ultra cat-proof lid, which totalled $32.
- For Rocky
It's not an altogether altruistic donation. If the guinea pigs at the SPCA are living in really nice digs and being well cared for, then I don't have to feel guilty for not bringing them home with me. I'm also hoping potential adopters will see the cool cage and how much fun the pigs are having in it and make one themselves.
Oh don't worry. I wont ever regret buying the grids even if the price is going up. I know how bad pet store cages are. That's how I housed my past pigs because I was very un-educated. I'm still kicking myself.
So does LNT have white grids these days? Can anyone save me a trip to see? Lowes/Home Depot? Maybe I should just do Walmart.
My local Target still has old grids in black, blue, and chrome. I too am noticing a lot of boxes open but given the lack of guinea pig popularity in this area, I have to wonder if they're using cheaper glue versus people opening boxes. It would make sense.
I know. I didn't want to risk it though because I had opened one box that had the 8x8s but the picture showed 9x9s. I guess I was just being paranoid.
I'll have to write down that information. I haven't bought any coro yet because I really don't plan on getting guinea pigs for another year maybe year and a half mainly due to money. I'm saving up a little fund for vet emergencies and just basic items needed for the guinea pigs. I'm doing pretty well so far. I'm looking for a better paying job.
My pigs are with my parents and I don't know if they've gotten any more grids recently, so IF they did, would the new grids still be ok for the roof or floor, or does the problem have to do w/ the connectors or construction apart from the size of the holes?
I'd give your parents a call and ask them not to buy any more grids. If they need to redo the cage, give you a call and you'll help them find the right ones.