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Chuck
05-10-13, 09:55 pm
I have a PetSense store in my town and a locally owned pet store. Neither have hay racks. About 35 miles down the road there is a Pet Smart (or Petco, I don't remember). They don't have hay racks either. Any other suggestions where to look for one other than online?

NormaS
05-10-13, 09:58 pm
Do you have any extra grids? You can make a hay rack by bending a grid and hanging it on the cage.

Chuck
05-10-13, 10:06 pm
I thought about that. I got the wrong size grids, didn't realize it when I bought them because I was so excited about the price ($5 per box lol). So I can just use a grid from one of those I guess if I can't find a rack. Anyone bought any grids lately? Walmart doesn't have them in store, only online. I'm hoping to find some tomorrow or at least by Sunday.

NormaS
05-10-13, 10:08 pm
i got some at Kmart a week ago. Stor Cube Storage System. They are the same size as the ones sold here.

nibbler100
05-10-13, 10:11 pm
I wouldn't use those grids, the concerds with them is that piggies getting there heads stuck.. if assume the same concerns would apply with using them as hay racks.

lissie
05-10-13, 10:24 pm
You can make a hay rack from pretty much anything. Wire basket, grids (correct size), cardboard boxes, coroplast, fabric.
If you choose to make one from wire basket, make sure the spacing is safe.

See this gallery for ideas.
Hay Racks - Guinea Pig Cage Photos (http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/g520-hay-racks.html)

Chuck
05-10-13, 10:30 pm
Thanks for the images link. I'd prefer to use a wire hay rack if I can get one. I'll research the others though. NormaS, how much were your grids at Kmart? I can't find them on their site.

NormaS
05-10-13, 10:51 pm
About $21.00. I found them at the store, near the lawn and garden area. This is the item at the website: Stor Floor Standing 6-Cube Storage UnitKmart Item# 010W435219990001 | Model# 6CUBE-B

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NormaS
05-10-13, 10:52 pm
Stor Floor Standing 6-Cube Storage Unit - Tools - Garage Organization & Shelving - Storage Hooks (http://www.kmart.com/stor-floor-standing-6-cube-storage-unit/p-010W435219990001P)
This is the URL.

Chuck
05-10-13, 11:14 pm
YES! The site says my Kmart has them in stock and on sale for $19.00! I know where I'm going in the morning lol. That site better not be wrong lol!

Kristine
05-10-13, 11:29 pm
Most of the hay racks you buy are pretty small and don't hold much hay. Take a look at the hay racks gallery for home made ideas. I prefer hay bags and they are super easy to sew.

Zubbus
05-12-13, 12:39 pm
If it's that much pain to buy one, it's quite possible to just make your own using cardboard.

CallieLovesPigs
05-12-13, 12:44 pm
Here: Hayrack for C&C Cages (http://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/hayrack-large#.UY_inrWTiSo)

Or here: Pig-Out Pouch for Hay - Soft Hay Bags / Sacks (http://www.guineapigmarket.com/pig-out-pouch-hay#.UY_izbWTiSo)

Good luck finding one! I have had GREAT luck with both of these! :)

boofp
05-12-13, 01:57 pm
i thought about that. I got the wrong size grids, didn't realize it when i bought them because i was so excited about the price ($5 per box lol). So i can just use a grid from one of those i guess if i can't find a rack. Anyone bought any grids lately? Walmart doesn't have them in store, only online. I'm hoping to find some tomorrow or at least by sunday.


you can use them for a stand.

boofp
05-12-13, 02:02 pm
49225 Egg basket from my local farm supply store. It was five dollars. You can also get a49226 One of these zip tie to the outside of the grid cage and you have a hay rack.

acydrose
05-12-13, 07:57 pm
this is what i have

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/special-reference/54271-coroplast-hay-rack-instructions.html

i made a smaller version, because the coroplast i had available was small, but its worked great

boofp
05-12-13, 08:20 pm
49247 here is the one I made up today to show you.
pink thing was a dollar at dollar tree

Vintage
05-12-13, 08:46 pm
Neat idea, I think might try this. How did you make holes in the plastic for the zip tie?

boofp
05-12-13, 08:59 pm
Neat idea, I think might try this. How did you make holes in the plastic for the zip tie?

With a knife be very careful, the plastic will break, go slow and easy... and dont cut yourself.

Vintage
05-12-13, 09:03 pm
With a knife be very careful, the plastic will break, go slow and easy... and dont cut yourself.

Thanks for the advice! lol

AussiePiggies
05-12-13, 09:21 pm
I have heard if you heat up the plastic it makes the going much easier... Love that hayrack idea!