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    Question Coroplast on OUTSIDE of grids??

    Just wondering... I've seen some pictures of C and C cages where the guinea pigs seem to have eaten the Coroplast. I can't imagine that's very good for the animals, and it also doesn't look very good.

    I was wondering what the disadvantage would be to building the cage so that the coroplast went OUTSIDE the grids, instead of inside.

    The only difference I can think of would be that you might have to sometimes lift up the grids to do something(?) and it might be more aesthetic to have it inside. On the plus side, I don't think they'd be able to chew it as much - or at all - which would actually be better looking that a chewed-up interior, and the little guys wouldn't be eating plastic.

    Thoughts???
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    Re: Coroplast on OUTSIDE of grids??

    If your pigs are like mine, the grids in the corner will be a mess in less than an hour. It's harder to clean grids when they are peed and pooped on.

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    Re: Coroplast on OUTSIDE of grids??

    Good point! Do you have problems with the pigs eating the coroplast? If so, I plan on using fleece for the bedding... does it help if the fleece is run all the way up the coroplast sides?

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    Re: Coroplast on OUTSIDE of grids??

    Quote Originally Posted by edmacke999 View Post
    Good point! Do you have problems with the pigs eating the coroplast? If so, I plan on using fleece for the bedding... does it help if the fleece is run all the way up the coroplast sides?
    Like @Lissie, I woudn't even consider putting the grids on the inside. Most of the time my cavies have never really been interested in chewing coroplast......except that of the ramp.

    The easiest way to deter them is to put plastic binders (spines) on the exposed edges of the coroplast. It is almost impossible to do unless you do it before the coro box is glued together. It is much easier to ease them on from an exposed edge. I buy mine at Michael's Crafts store where they are usually in the framing section and are called "Poster Hangars". They are much longer.......meaning you will need fewer of them.......than the regular presentation binders that you might find in Staple's.

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    Re: Coroplast on OUTSIDE of grids??

    I'd also imagine the grids would get nasty quickly if they were inside the coro. My pigs will happily chew coroplast so I make sure my fleece covers it. It's clipped down with a lot of binder clips so my pigs can't get to the coroplast.

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    Re: Coroplast on OUTSIDE of grids??

    I definitely recommend the plastic edging posted above!

    I have a couple pigs who love to chew the opening edge of their coroplast kitchen insert. The spines work wonderfully and prevents them from nibbling.

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