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    I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    The title says about 1/2 of the story.
    Are the grids safe to use if they are wet? Do they rust underneath the paint/coating? Are they weakened at all?
    I am taking my pig on vacation for 11 days this week and I don't want him in his petstore cage and I want him out in his grids cage. But if they are unsafe, I don't want to take them and I can monitor him for a bit each day.
    Thank You very Much in advance.

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    Re: I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    The coating should protect the metal from the rain. If they have been chewed on at all, try to keep the bare parts out of the pigs reach the best you can. If it was a one time thing they should be ok.

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    Re: I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    Rain won't hurt the grids. Just dry them off well before using them.

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    Re: I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    Okay, thanks. I was worried because I was going on vacation for 11 days and I didn't want to buy new grids. That wouldn't be the best way to start my family vacation with a trip to Bed Bath & Beyond.

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    Re: I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    It's not a problem. My outdoor cage is left out all the time. The paint coating makes the metal nearly impossible to rust.

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    Re: I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    How old are your grids? Because mine started to rust and they are 4 years old and they were only outside once. Id keep an eye out and if they dont rust within a week I would say they are fine. They wont weaken either if rained on.

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    Re: I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    My outside cage grids stay out all the time as well. I've not noticed any problems with them as of yet.

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    Re: I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    Quote Originally Posted by ittybitty98577 View Post
    How old are your grids? Because mine started to rust and they are 4 years old and they were only outside once. Id keep an eye out and if they dont rust within a week I would say they are fine. They wont weaken either if rained on.
    I got my grids in February. They have not been left out until that one time. I think it is weird, the one time I leave them outside, it rains on them!

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    Re: I have a little problem, I left my grids outside and it rained on them!

    Oh well then I wouldnt worry about it.

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