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OlafsMama
05-23-14, 08:39 am
Hi everyone! I am a new piggy mama to my sweet Olaf.
I purchased a piggy cage set from petco not knowing how it wasn't what he needed.:sad:

I'd like to do a C&C cage for him, ASAP!

This is what I'd like to do, can anyone tell me how many cubes I'll need and how much coroplast?
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Thank you so much!

PiggieWigglies
05-23-14, 09:24 am
You can order a cage from the guinea pig cages store or you can build one of your own. If you want to build one of your own lissie can help. She's great at cage building stuff.

lissie
05-23-14, 01:16 pm
Welcome to GPC.

The cage you posted has a lid. Do you have other animals, or small kids to keep out of the cage? If not, you do not need a lid. It will make the cage easier to clean with no lids.

For the cage, let's see how many grids you'll need.

Main floor: 12 grids
Stand: 22 grids
Top level (with that L-shape wall, and loft floor): 10 grids
Lid for both main & top level: 8 grids

Total: 52 grids

For coroplast, a 4 x 8 ft sheet will be enough for both main level and loft.

See this page for how to build.
http://www.guineapigcages.com/howto.htm

For the main level (2x4 grids) coroplast tray, cut the sheet to 39" x 68", score at 6", the finished tray will be 27" x 56" with 6" walls.

For the loft (1x2 grids) coroplast tray, cut the sheet at 39" x 25", score at 6", the finished tray will be 27" x 13" with 6" walls.

lunarminx
05-23-14, 02:11 pm
Welcome to GPC.

The cage you posted has a lid. Do you have other animals, or small kids to keep out of the cage? If not, you do not need a lid. It will make the cage easier to clean with no lids.

For the cage, let's see how many grids you'll need.

Main floor: 12 grids
Stand: 22 grids
Top level (with that L-shape wall, and loft floor): 10 grids
Lid for both main & top level: 8 grids

Total: 52 grids

For coroplast, a 4 x 8 ft sheet will be enough for both main level and loft.

See this page for how to build.
http://www.guineapigcages.com/howto.htm

For the main level (2x4 grids) coroplast tray, cut the sheet to 39" x 68", score at 6", the finished tray will be 27" x 56" with 6" walls.

For the loft (1x2 grids) coroplast tray, cut the sheet at 39" x 25", score at 6", the finished tray will be 27" x 13" with 6" walls.

Lissie, you kick ass on how easy you make everything.

lunarminx
05-23-14, 02:11 pm
Can you fit a 2x5 and get a friend?

MrsGuineaPig
05-23-14, 03:05 pm
Very cute piggie! Love the name! lissie explained it all!