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    Baby proofing C&c

    Ok so how do you baby proof a c&c cage? Would 6-12 inch high coroplast walls be enough? Or do I need to do something else? Iím going to have my 2 month old boy on one side of the cage and my pregnant female on the other side

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    Re: Baby proofing C&c

    I'd do 12 inch walls -- he can easily get over a six inch one.

    And you need a lid on the female cage. A determined male can push up the lid on this own cage and squeeze out, but he can't lift the lid on another cage. Closet shelving makes an awesome cage lid.

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    Re: Baby proofing C&c

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    I'd do 12 inch walls -- he can easily get over a six inch one.

    And you need a lid on the female cage. A determined male can push up the lid on this own cage and squeeze out, but he can't lift the lid on another cage. Closet shelving makes an awesome cage lid.
    Yeah I already planned on doing a lid on both so I should do 12 inches high of coroplast on both cages?

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    Re: Baby proofing C&c

    No, just on the baby's side, unless the male takes up bar chewing. In that case, you might want to put some on his side.

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    Re: Baby proofing C&c

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    No, just on the baby's side, unless the male takes up bar chewing. In that case, you might want to put some on his side.
    I wasn’t sure since he’s only about 2 months old

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    Re: Baby proofing C&c

    If his head will fit through the holes in the grids, then yes, you need to babyproof his side as well. You can use cardboard if you don't have that much coroplast.

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    Re: Baby proofing C&c

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    If his head will fit through the holes in the grids, then yes, you need to babyproof his side as well. You can use cardboard if you don't have that much coroplast.
    That’s the hard part I’m not sure if his head will fit through cause he’s still super skittish

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    Re: Baby proofing C&c

    Quote Originally Posted by PennyLane94 View Post
    Ok so how do you baby proof a c&c cage? Would 6-12 inch high coroplast walls be enough? Or do I need to do something else? Iím going to have my 2 month old boy on one side of the cage and my pregnant female on the other side
    You can also zip tie extra grids around the cage to minimize the grid holes by doubling up the grids. Just zip tie the extra grids slightly to the left or right of the main grid, thereby making each grid hole half the size.

    This allows for ventilation, you to see the pigs and easy to remove when the pigs are old enough.

    Use the grids later to expand the cage or make a playpen for floor time.

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    Re: Baby proofing C&c

    Quote Originally Posted by Smileandnod View Post
    You can also zip tie extra grids around the cage to minimize the grid holes by doubling up the grids. Just zip tie the extra grids slightly to the left or right of the main grid, thereby making each grid hole half the size.

    This allows for ventilation, you to see the pigs and easy to remove when the pigs are old enough.

    Use the grids later to expand the cage or make a playpen for floor time.
    Maybe I will just do that cause I got enough grids for a way bigger cage then I’m ending up building right now

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