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    Lightbulb Will this work?

    I was wondering if I could use foam board instead of coroplast, as show here:
    Elmer's White And Black Foam Boards White 40"W x 60"L Foam at Off
    I am trying to get some coroplast tonight with my mom, and if that doesnt work, we might go and get some from a sign store, but I was wondering if I could use this because I saw this in Office Max last night and it was the right size for my 2x3 cage. I dont really think it will work, but if there is a way I can protect the sides from chewing could you please suggest it?

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    Re: Will this work?

    I don't think that would work at all. Your best bet is to find coroplast from a small privately owned sign shop. Tell them it's for a pig cage and they may give it to you for less. Ask if they have scraps (that are large enough for what you need though) as that may be cheaper too.

    Also, the sites main page has a link on the left hand side as to where to find materials in your area. Might help to see if you can find some places and call them first and get a price before you drive out to get it.

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    Re: Will this work?

    yea. I didnt think that it would work. We are going to try to find a place that sells it tonight.

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    Re: Will this work?

    well actually I just finished making my cage out of PVC foamboard, it's 10 mm thick but you could use thinner. I wrote about it on another thread http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/about-cages/40854-pvc-foam-board-instead-coroplast.html

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    Re: Will this work?

    Just remember the foam board versus the PVC foam board are two different materials. I don't think the foam board pupsandpigs linked to would work.

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    Re: Will this work?

    it might be.

    Pupsandpigs: if the foamboard is sturdy and hard similar to plywood but made out of plastic then it's the same that I used. But if the middle is soft like a styrofoam I wouldn't use it.

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