Warning on new Target grids for C&C cages

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Post   » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:56 am

I'm new to the forum and I was wondering how you can tell if the grid are the 9X9? I have one adult male guinea pig that I got a little over a month ago that is housed in a super pet cage, but I'm wanting to build him a c and c cage. In a couple of days I'm getting 2 female guinea pigs from a lady off craigslist and they are also housed in a super pet cage, so I plan on building them a c and c cage as well. The closest target is over 100 miles, but I plan driving and looking at their grids in a few days. But i want to make sure i buy the right grids when i get there. If target doesn't have the right grids I'll just order them from walmart.com, but would rather go to an actual store in person to get them.

How can I tell just by looking at the picture on the box that their the 9X9 grids and not the 5X5 or 8X8? A local sign store sells coroplast in 4X8 sheets. Is that size okay or do I need to get bigger sized sheets? I would appreciate any advice.

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Post   » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:14 am

Coroplast only comes in 4x8 sheets so you are good with that.

As far as the grids, just count the openings. The grids you want have 9 openings across. You can kind of tell by looking at thebox, but since you are traveling such a distance, I would just open the box. If they say anything to you, just tell them why.

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Post   » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:46 am

Make sure the grids are the ones in the first picture, not the second or third:


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Post   » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:35 am

Thearina, do you have a Walmart closer? Walmart has grids that you can do ship to store. Basically you buy them online but instead of having to pay shipping you pick them up from customer service at a Walmart you choose. The Walmart grids are the safe 9x9 kind. I'd hate for you to drive 100 miles and possibly not find what you're looking for.


Post   » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:27 pm

When I was at BJS I saw they were now carrying storage cubes - a box of 6 for about $15. I'll return later this week and check and see how many squares they have though.


Post   » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:07 am

Checked. The grids are 9 across, made by 'Mod.' Package of 6 cubes is $14.90. Come in white, black, and gray.

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Post   » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:41 pm

Close Call With OLD STYLE GRID

We just had a very close call with the old style grid. Something didn't sound right and I went into our piggy room. A young female, who is 520 grams, had her head stuck in one of the grids of the hayrack. We make the hayracks out of the 9x9 grids. I would have thought she was big enough to not be in danger, but apparently not.

Luckily my son was home who helped me cut the grid off of her. She is thankfully ok but my heart is still pounding fast.

Has anyone figured out the approximate weight cutoff for when the old style grids are safe?

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Post   » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:15 pm

Oh scary! Good thing you had help to get her out and she is OK.

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Post   » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:46 pm

So what weight should a guinea pig be to be considered safe around the grids that have 9 holes across? 520 grams is now too small to me.

It would be nice to be able to tell adopters that when a guinea pig reaches
grams that it is safe to use these grids either as part of the cage or as a hayrack.

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Post   » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:22 pm

My small boar is roughly 950g and I am comfortable with him. Estimating downward, perhaps 700?

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Post   » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:26 am

Just FYI for anyone looking, ecspecially in BC (maybe other wal marts too), I was at my wal mart yesterday and they had the 9x9 grids in white, made by rubbermaid down the isle with all the do it yourself shelving, shoe racks, and ironing boards area.


Post   » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:17 pm

Another FYI, I just found a few boxes at Bed, Bath and Beyond . There were about 4-5 left of the 9x9 grids.

Edit: It would help if you knew which Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The one in Niles, near Chicago, on Touhy. So if anyone's in the area, check it out, and if not, I'm guessing other BB&Bs have it.

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Post   » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:01 pm

I found a box of 9x9 grids last night- I needed more for a playpen. Anyways they charged me $28.99 for ONE box. Home Hardware is a rip off, but they do have the 9x9.

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Post   » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:46 pm

We traveled about an hour away the other night for an adoption, and raided the local Target, found 3 boxes of the blue 9x9 grids on sale for 17.99 We were very happy!

It's always lucky when you come across the old grids.

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Post   » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:47 am

I haven't found them at costco. This is bad news... Darn...


Post   » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:38 am

I'm looking for a consolidated source of information; I'm not good at reading 5 pages. Have we found a source of "good" grids yet? Are they available online? In stores?

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Post   » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:09 pm

These are off the top of my head only:

Walmart (ship to store, many colors)
Target (Whitmor brand ONLY)

Check store shelves:
Bed, Bath, and Beyond (steel gray only)
Costco (membership required, possibly only chrome)
Staples (clearance rack)
Candian Walmart and Canada Tire

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Post   » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:39 am

I just found a box of Organize-It white steel cubes at Target (6 cubes for $16.99). The last box with 9*9 grid, the rest did have a different picture with bigger holes.

Thanks so much for the heads up and info, I probably wouldn't have noticed it!

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Post   » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:32 pm

The Target ad for this week (12/28 - 1/3/09) has the cubes on sale for $12.99. I saw the sign for the white, blue or black 6 cubes, I'm not sure if the chrome ones are also on sale. I took my receipt back from a few weeks ago and they did a price adjustment.


Post   » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:29 am

This might be kind of late to ask, since the last post was last month...

But I'll try anyway.

I was just wondering, has anyone ever used these?

It looks safe, and the holes aren't as large as the whitmor brand type. (I'm assuming it has holes because it looks like it does but from my comp. it's hard to tell, it's so tiny) I'm considering these (assuming everyone thinks its ok) because after reading all these stories about how other poor guinea pigs still got their heads stuck even though it was the 9x9 grids really worries me.

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