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    Lightbulb What to do with store bought cage???

    I will be upgrading to a C&C cage soon, but I don't know what to do with my store bought cage. I only have one guinea pig, so I don't think I really need the separate cage. I don't really want to sell the cage online because I'm worried that other guinea pig owners will buy it and it may not be suitable for their new piggy. Please give advice/tips and if you changed cages, if you could do like a before/after contrast or something, that'd be much appreciated! I will probably buy from guinea pig cages store connected to this forum. I am thinking of a 2x4 with a loft or a 2x3.5 with a loft, if you were wondering! Pictures of your cages are always appreciated too!

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Most people keep their store bought cage to use in case of emergency, like needing a travel cage, or hospital confinement when the pig needs quarantining after a broken leg etc.

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess_Piggie View Post
    Most people keep their store bought cage to use in case of emergency, like needing a travel cage, or hospital confinement when the pig needs quarantining after a broken leg etc.
    The cage is much too big for a travel cage. Just misinformed- but why would the piggy need to be quarantined? I only have the one piggy.

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    If your pig breaks a leg, it needs quarantining to a small area so it hasn't got as much travel space.

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess_Piggie View Post
    If your pig breaks a leg, it needs quarantining to a small area so it hasn't got as much travel space.
    oh, okay, thanks any other suggestions?

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    If you get a C&C big enough you could use the pet store cage is the kitchen in the C&C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess_Piggie View Post
    If you get a C&C big enough you could use the pet store cage is the kitchen in the C&C.
    Since i only have the one, I'll be getting a 2x3.5 or 2x4 cage I'm not sure it's big enough!

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Donate it to a rescue, they can always use spare cages.

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    I just upgraded my 2x3 C&C to a 2x4 C&C (with a shower curtain bottom). I used my old pet store cage for the kitchen . Below are some pictures of the final outcome...

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Quote Originally Posted by labgirl5 View Post
    I just upgraded my 2x3 C&C to a 2x4 C&C (with a shower curtain bottom). I used my old pet store cage for the kitchen . Below are some pictures of the final outcome...

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    Looks great! Still, my cage would be too big for it to fit in a C&C cage horizontally if it's 2xsomething.

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    You could do 3x3 or have it along the 4 side.

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Quote Originally Posted by MadrigalsRule View Post
    Looks great! Still, my cage would be too big for it to fit in a C&C cage horizontally if it's 2xsomething.
    Thanks . And yeah, as @LuvCavysLuvCats said, perhaps you could do a 3x3 or 3x4 C&C?

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Quote Originally Posted by labgirl5 View Post
    Thanks . And yeah, as @LuvCavysLuvCats said, perhaps you could do a 3x3 or 3x4 C&C?
    I'll have to see about that since I was thinking of buying from the store via Sue's store (up top).

    If I end up making my own C&C grid cage, if you happen to know, do I absolutely NEED to use coroplast? My guinea pig is very good at peeing/pooping only in the areas with bedding!

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    What to do with store bought cage???

    You don't need it, but you do need some sort of plastic waterproof barrier. You can find it (corrugated plastic) at your local sign shop, Lowes or Home Depot. You'll probably find it the cheapest at the sign shop.

    Or you could do what @labgirl5 did and use a shower curtain (goodwill) on the bottom.

    Linoleum is also another option.
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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    I've kept mine in case I need to put her in a smaller confine so she doesn't move a lot due to illness or injury or if I have to leave her with a friend at her place. All emergency type things.

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    You can attach the store cage outside the C&C cage.

    Like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lissie View Post
    You can attach the store cage outside the C&C cage.

    Like this:

    Nice Just wondering, does your piggy prefer one side to another? Does he/she tend to pee/poop more in the bedding or the fleece? Does your piggy have problems crossing over between cages? THanks

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Quote Originally Posted by MadrigalsRule View Post
    Nice Just wondering, does your piggy prefer one side to another? Does he/she tend to pee/poop more in the bedding or the fleece? Does your piggy have problems crossing over between cages? THanks
    Not my cage. I found it in the gallery.

    My cage also has a sectioned off kitchen. They don't have preference to one side or another. They poop and pee more in the kitchen (feeding) area, but do poop and pee on the fleece side too.

    Here's my current cage.
    http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...-More-Scooping

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    Re: What to do with store bought cage???

    Here's a side by side comparison of my c&c cage and store cage. Sorry if the quality is bad they were taken on my phone.

    Here's the cage that I built:

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    Here is the store bought cage:

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    I had decorated it for halloween one years. Sadly I don't have him anymore this pic was take a couple years ago.

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