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    Twinwall Plastic Sheet - "Coroplast" from Home Depot?

    I have rescued two lovely guinea piggies (one a few months ago, suffering a foot infection, and another a few days ago) and have been in the process of building their cage.
    They are both males, and the newbie is in quarantine.
    I managed to score three boxes of six 18" x 18" metal panels, shown here, for basically free via the wonderful CL:

    http://www.findnsave.com/offer/Petco...ypen/26044198/

    That gives me 18 panels total, each one 18" x 18".

    I planned out a cage that will be 2 panels by 3 panels, or 36" x 54" long. That's 13.5 sq. feet, with a full top because I have kitties & a dog.

    I was looking at Coroplast and found this at Home Depot:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/COROSPLAS...4#.UqPCdcRDt48

    It is a 72 in. x 36 in. x 5/32 in. Twinwall Plastic Sheet. 5/32 in. is equivalent to 3.9 mm thick, about the same as the 4mm cages I see around here.

    Will this work in place of Coroplast? Is this Coroplast? It does not say corrugated anywhere that I can find.
    When I asked if it could be rolled up to fit in my car, I received a "no" from the employee. He said it may be able to be bent but he doubts it can be rolled up.

    Is this usable? It is only 13.46$?
    The comments almost all mention guinea pigs, which makes me hopeful.

    Thanks for helping a newbie out!
    I want to have the cage ready in a week so that when the quarantine is over I can gradually introduce my two piggies in this new, bigger cage. (We will have 2 panels leftover for a perfect divider.

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    Re: Twinwall Plastic Sheet - "Coroplast" from Home Depot?

    Coroplast is a brand name of polypropylene (plastic) twinwall so it should be perfect. The size of the sheet would work well for a cage and it's a good price! It can be rolled but you have to make a large roll and not a tight one. You might want to bring someone else with you to help you roll it. Tape it with package sealing tape. I connect two belts together and belt it around the roll so it doesn't open in my car.

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    Re: Twinwall Plastic Sheet - "Coroplast" from Home Depot?

    Yes, that is what you're looking for. I just bought some on Thursday.

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    Re: Twinwall Plastic Sheet - "Coroplast" from Home Depot?

    Awesome!! Thanks

    I am so looking forward to building this tomorrow, I love the 18" x 18" panels, they are so big I can use two for the width instead of three smaller ones.

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    Re: Twinwall Plastic Sheet - "Coroplast" from Home Depot?

    I actually use that. They work perfectly fine for coroplast.

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    Re: Twinwall Plastic Sheet - "Coroplast" from Home Depot?

    I use the stuff from home depot. Its exactly what you need!

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    Re: Twinwall Plastic Sheet - "Coroplast" from Home Depot?

    I used one sheet from Home Depot for my 4*2 cage. I have 4.5 inch walls. There was a little strip left over that was perfect for a ramp to my hay loft.

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