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.
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.
- Catie Cavy
- Supporter 2011-2019
- Supporter in '11
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?
- Supporter in '11
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.x
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.
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.