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    Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    I was wanting to raise my guinea pig cage up off of the ground once I expanded it to a 3 x 5. I've heard that it makes the guinea pig's less frightened of you because you're not towering if you, and I feel like it's just kind of strange having a cage on the ground. I've seen videos with people who have cages on grid tables, but I didn't know if it was made entirely of grids, or if it was made with something else. Also, I've never seen anything about how to make them. Thank you

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    There are several hundred pictures of that in the Photo Galleries.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    There are several hundred pictures of that in the Photo Galleries.
    Where might I find the Photo Galleries? I only recently started using this app again, so I'm not familiar with it.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Somewhere on your screen, there's a button. But if you're using your phone, I don't know where it is. But here's a link: https://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Somewhere on your screen, there's a button. But if you're using your phone, I don't know where it is. But here's a link: https://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/
    Thank you!

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    If you need some help with a grid stand, go through the photos in the Gallery first and see what specific questions you have...... I can probably help you with them. My grid stand is uber sturdy and I think that I have some photos of the stand in progress that I can share.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    If you need some help with a grid stand, go through the photos in the Gallery first and see what specific questions you have...... I can probably help you with them. My grid stand is uber sturdy and I think that I have some photos of the stand in progress that I can share.
    I've looked through the gallery and I have a few questions. When making the stand, I want to make sure the grids are really super sturdy. Is there a certain leg style that makes it more sturdy than other styles? Also, how many grids were used when making the stand?

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    I wanted to get back to you promptly. There are NO "legs" involved in my grid stands.....only grids. Here are the links to a couple of previous threads where I have posted with some explicit (I hope) photos and instructions that will give you some useful information. If you have more questions, feel free to ask.

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/112975-How-many-grids-for-a-2x5-c-amp-c-with-stand-and-lid?highlight=building+a+cage+stand


    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...g+a+cage+stand

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    I wanted to get back to you promptly. There are NO "legs" involved in my grid stands.....only grids. Here are the links to a couple of previous threads where I have posted with some explicit (I hope) photos and instructions that will give you some useful information. If you have more questions, feel free to ask.

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/112975-How-many-grids-for-a-2x5-c-amp-c-with-stand-and-lid?highlight=building+a+cage+stand


    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...g+a+cage+stand
    So for the grids it stands on, are there four on each side of the stand to keep it stable? When I get the cage expanded to a 3 x 4 or 3 x 5, I plan on making the stand that size with 4 grids on each side. Would that be okay to do?

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    I don't have time to answer in detail this morning. I'll get back to your question later today.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    @spy9doc, if you'll write up your cage-making instructions, I'll make a sticky out of it.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Youtube also has a few good videos, here are a few...








    and there are many more

    I have mine set up this way, the only I would add to some of those videos that you might find is to make sure you also make a grid floor and a few accross, either in the middle or the back. This way your "wall"/dividers stay put when you decide to move your cage to vacuum or what not. It makes for a really solid base.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    @spy9doc, if you'll write up your cage-making instructions, I'll make a sticky out of it.
    Thank you for the compliment! I am overwhelmed with end-of-semester work, amassing enough CE units to keep one of my certifications.......and completing all the preparations for a Dec. 19 shoulder surgery. But, I'll be sure to do the write up just as soon as I can find the time.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    spy8doc, whenever you get the time, will you answer my previous question that I asked? Sorry if this comes of rude, it's not meant to be x


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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    It's spy9doc, not spy8doc. And if you put a & in front of the name, it will alert her that you've asked something.

    But it's the end of the semester for her, so she probably won't be on much for a a couple of weeks. But she'll get back to you when she has a chance.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Last edited by lissie; 12-03-17 at 11:32 pm.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Quote Originally Posted by lissie View Post
    There's a detailed instruction on here with the photos of the stand.
    Although those are great pix, they aren't my photos. I promise that I will post in more detail just as soon as I can find the time......I haven't forgotten your request.

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    Re: Is there any way to make a stand for your GP cage out of C&C grids?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    It's spy9doc, not spy8doc. And if you put a & in front of the name, it will alert her that you've asked something.

    But it's the end of the semester for her, so she probably won't be on much for a a couple of weeks. But she'll get back to you when she has a chance.
    Typo, sorry. I feel like what I asked came off as rude. I think it looks like "pay attention to my question and nothing else" but it really wasn't meant to be that way, I just wanted to see if/when she had any free time to answer.

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