Warning on new Target grids for C&C cages

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Post   » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:50 pm

Hi, with back to school merchandise coming out, I thought I'd share that Walmart is selling the Whitmor 4 cube set for 16.20 online right now. I believe these are the old style grids. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

They also appear to have the lavender set on clearance for $19.

Here is the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Whitmor-White-Wire-Storage-Cubes-Four-Cubes-Interlocked/5005200

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Post   » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:43 pm

Went to Sears Hardware. Didn’t find what I was looking for but did stumble upon several boxes of grids – the good kind. They were marked $19.99 and had 6 cubes. Each store probably has a different layout but the ones I found were on a top shelf next to the mailboxes. I never knew Sears Hardware carried cubes.

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Post   » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:22 pm

I saw these today and wanted to share the price, what a good deal!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Whitmor-Pink-Storage-Cubes-/270763797020 ... 822973417991

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Post   » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:39 pm

I just noticed that Walmart has added another Cube Storage System, in addition to the Whitmor brand. This one looks similar to the cheaper Target grids - 5 spaces across instead of 9.

It doesn't appear to be available in any stores around me, but it bothers me to see them available. I'm concerned that Walmart may be phasing out Whitmor and replacing it with the"Home Storage Space 4-Cube Storage System".

Time to go buy lots of Whitmor's!


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Post   » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:14 pm

I think a lot of the manufacturers are since those are cheaper :( Flimsy but cheap.


Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:20 am

Hey all, i am new to the forum, but i want to build a C&C cage for my guinea pigs. Sadly, one of them died 2 weeks ago :( but we're ready to adopt one soon.

My biggest problem is that i live in Hungary, and i can't get the grids. So i have asked my friend in Vegas, NV to get a box of grids for me from a local Target store. i don't know how much the shipping fee would be, but i would really like to see my pigs happy :)

i just found a Kmart 6 cubes storage unit. Cheaper but is this good also?


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Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:40 am

That one if the grids are just like they have pictured are better thatn the ones Target currently sells. The new Target sets have some grids with larger holes that are a danger for the guinea pigs (they can get their heads stuck). Make sure all the grids in the box have 9 squares across and down and are no bigger than 14 inches deep and wide. The Kmart ones you linked to, look good to me.

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Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:04 am

It is also worth nothing that you don't NEED grids to make a safe home for your guinea pig. There are lots of ideas that people have used when they don't have or don't want the cubes. There used to be an entire album at guineapigcages.com with pictures of large and safe but non-C&C cages. The idea is that your pig have lots of space and is safe. How you do that isn't especially critical. Thanks for doing the best you can for your pets! They appreciate it so much.

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Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:22 am

Yes, as Rshevin says, you do not NEED grids to make a safe home.

Your goal is a large space, protection from other pets (if you have dogs, cats, or other predators in the same space or if people visit you with predators), and something easy to clean. Wire shelving can work. www.cavycages.com has lots of ideas.


Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:06 am

I know i do not need grids, but it might be a cheaper way than buying a bigger pet store cage. Plus i really like it :)

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Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:17 am

ClosetMaid shelving works just as well. It's wire shelving for closets. Perhaps something like that is available in your area.

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Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:35 pm

I imagine shipping something so heavy to Hungary would surely be quite expensive!


Post   » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:49 am

alright, thanks everyone :)

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Post   » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:04 pm

Hey Lynx... it occurs to me that this might make a good illustration of why even the 8x8 grids aren't safe! If the holes were any bigger at all, Captain Intelligent there would have his entire head through one. And I guarantee you he wouldn't be able to figure out how to get out.

I have a higher-res version if you're interested, and I can crop the other two pigs out.


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Post   » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:40 pm

Unsure if it illustrates the danger well enough. Fur/hair makes the head look larger so that it would not fit. Maybe we could get a pic of a young pig sticking its head out of a grid?


Post   » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:21 pm

Was not entirely sure where to post this question. I'm having trouble navigating the CC site right now, I have emailed a question to them concerning an order I placed nearly a week and a half ago. I was never sent an email confirming the order had been shipped, nor did I receiving an email from FedEx with my tracking number. I am rather worried. Has anyone ordered a CC cage from Canada before?


Post   » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:46 pm

I bought my grids from Target. I ran into that problem, But I put coroplast over the big ones. And the small ones were just left there. So I want to also give a WARNING to the grids I bought. They came in a blue cardboard box and are white. I recommend to everyone to get the orange boxed grids. Meaning the ones that come in an orange box.

Mandy dew

Post   » Thu May 10, 2012 8:37 pm

Thank you so much!

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Post   » Thu May 10, 2012 8:49 pm

Lynx, I could try to get a clear shot of Batman pushing his nose through the grids on his cage. He can get his head pretty far (not far enough, thank goodness).

There is no way I'm putting H/B (rescue) in a C&C cage right now, he's too small. And I have the right size grids. I would feel like I needed to put coroplast right up to the top of the grid, and that's just no fun for anybody.


Post   » Wed May 30, 2012 12:42 pm

I have the five square across grid ssitting around, an entire box. I don't have the reciept. ANYway I can safely use these? Just curious. :)

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