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    Question Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    ive been looking for a week now for grids and NOWHERE sells them. I found Rubbermaid grids online but looked everywhere for them (Bunnings, Reject Shop, KnD, Target, Kmart, Big W) but to no avail. Does anyone know where to buy grids in Tasmania because i'd like to buy local instead of online if i can.

    PS: I havent found any ibex grids but even if i did i wouldnt buy them becuse they can kill pigs.

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    If you can't find grids, you can use closet shelving. Most stores that carry them will cut them to size for you. There are a lot of ideas for alternate material cages in the photo section.

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    Cool, theres lots of good ideas on there, im thinking of something along these lines
    http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos...rry-home4.html
    That album shows ideas like velcro removeable fleece and heaps of other great ideas, Im just trying to find out what size grid holes those are.
    Thanks a bunch Pinky

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    Normal grids are about 1.5 inches. If you could find anything 1.5 or less, they will work fine. If you have baby pigs, the space between the grids should be 3/4 inch or less.

    More ideas here:
    http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos...ive-cages.html



    This cage is made from shower stall pan and closet shelves.



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    My Cage Design (sorry no pics)

    Guinea Pig Custom Indoor Enclosure:

    Materials:

    1X 10mm thick, 1.7m long, 0.7m wide plywood base
    2X 20mm thick, 1.7m long, 0.2m high plywood walls
    2X 20mm thick, 0.66m long, 0.2m high plywood walls
    2X 1.7m long, 0.22m high wire bars (3.8cm2 grid holes)
    2X 0.66m long, 0.22m high wire bars (3.8cm2 grid holes)
    1X 2.1m long, 1.1m wide fleece
    2X 1.7m long velcro strip
    2X 0.7m long velcro strip
    White Paint

    Tools:

    Mini-Saw
    Wood Glue
    Hammer/Nails
    Paintbrush
    Sewing Machine/Thread
    Staple Gun
    Cable Ties

    Building Instructions:

    Step 1 - Glue all 4 walls to the base
    Step 2 - Nail the walls to the base, 1 nail every 10cm
    Step 3 - Nail the corners of all 4 walls together, 1 nail every 10cm
    Step 4 - Paint the wooden box
    Step 5 - Cut a 20mm deep slit along the top length of all 4 walls
    Step 6 - Squirt wood glue into the slits on the walls
    Step 7 - insert the wire bars into the slits
    Step 8 - Cable Tie the corners of the wire bars together, 1 cable tie every 10cm
    Step 9 - Staple the rough velcro to the top of all 4 wooden walls
    Step 10 - Sew the soft velcro to the underneath edges of the fleece

    Setup Instructions:

    Step 1 - Place down a large plastic bag
    Step 2 - Place down the fleece making sure it covers the inner wood walls and velcro it in place
    Step 3 - Add Accessories
    Step 4 - Add Piggies :D

    Cleaning Instructions:

    Step 1 - Remove Piggies :(
    Step 2 - Remove Accessories
    Step 3 - Un-velcro the fleece, fold it up and take it outside to shake it off, then wash and dry it
    Step 4 - Remove and replace the plastic bag if necessary
    Step 5 - Setup the enclosure again (see Setup Instructions for details)

    (Spot clean once a day, fully clean once every three days)

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    Thanks for the sizes Lizzy, That fist cage is a pretty good design but quite small, the second one is like the setup i am keeping one of my piggies in now (she has an eye infection, my other pigs are in a hutch) it is simple to make but hard to clean because it takes two people to place the wire cage down without messing up the bedding.

    btw I love the fur color on that black and yellow piggie in your profile pic, it looks awesome!
    Last edited by ClumzyPanda; 10-18-13 at 04:02 am.

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    Ibex grids and Rubbermaid grids are pretty much identical (or they were, when they were being sold at Bunnings). It's hard to find grids in Australia, the only places I know of sell them online.

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    I read on here that ibex grids are only 8x8 because the grid holes are bigger, big enough to get a pig head stuck and strangle it :'(

    Rubbermaid grids are 9x9 so they r ok but I can't find anywhere that sells em so I might just build a cage for my piggies.

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClumzyPanda View Post
    I read on here that ibex grids are only 8x8 because the grid holes are bigger, big enough to get a pig head stuck and strangle it :'(

    Rubbermaid grids are 9x9 so they r ok but I can't find anywhere that sells em so I might just build a cage for my piggies.
    You could just build a cage out of just coroplast.



    Is that possible?

    Another video:


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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    Ibex grids are (were?) 9x9, certainly all the ones I bought are 9x9, the same as the Rubbermaid grids (which I also own, grid hoarder a little ).

    There are lots of alternatives to cube cages though. Other people have given you some great ideas!

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    i know, thanks everyone for the ideas, they helped alot

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    Re: Where to find grids in Tasmania?

    I had to get mine on ebay.

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