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    Would a 2x3 work?

    Okay, I'm moving house within the next couple of months, and will be upgrading to a C&C finally! For those of you who don't know, the girls are in a super large pet store cage that exceeds space requirements, but I'd just prefer a C&C, plus having no lid would make cleaning much easier.

    Anyway, I'm wondering if a 2x3 would be okay for them. They get along very well, share hideys etc, so I don't think it would cause dominance issues, I'm just wanting to double check and get opinions really. I can get a 2x4 if necessary.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    It sounds to me that your girls are very bonded I think it could work. Although I really like my 2x4 cage. Would a 2x3 be bigger or just as big as the current cage? Because if is than I don't see a difference except that a c&c would be easier to clean. You could try it for a while and if you have to you can expand it.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    Well, it meets the minimum, so it's probably workable, but from what you've said about the square footage of your current cage, it would be a downgrade for them.

    I've put my two boys in a 2x3 pen when I was traveling with them and needed something for the hotel room, and it just looked really small to me. I felt like they didn't have as much room to get away from each other. That said, I'm used to the 3x3 I usually use, I have boys, and their behavior was already a bit off from normal because travel was confusing and tiring for them.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    That's exactly what I was thinking. I wish I could do a middle ground, like 2x3.5, because a 2x4 is bigger, and a 2x3 is smaller, but the place I'm buying it from only does exacts.

    It's just so expensive because the materials aren't as readily available over here. I thought the 2x5 was only 38, I was made up...turns out that's the price of the lid for a 2x5, and a 2x5 cage even without a lid is 60 *cringes away from price*

    I'll go with a 2x4. I'd rather them have more space than less.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    Couldn't you make it yourself that way you could do a 2x3.5. I know Laura piggiepigpigs made her own out of just coroplast. Before she made her new alternative cage.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    Unfortunately not, like I said the materials are really hard to get hold of here.

    Luckily the boyfriend just volunteered to pay for the cage so dilemma over

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    There are a lot of UK members both here and at Guinea Lynx who have made great cages with alternative materials.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    I'm not the handiest of people unfortunately. Put it this way, I'm having to have a decorator paint my room because I'm that uncoordinated

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    You stated your current cage arrangements exceed the min requirements. So I recommend meeting or exceeding the current cage size. If you reduce it problems may arise.
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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess_Piggie View Post
    That's exactly what I was thinking. I wish I could do a middle ground, like 2x3.5, because a 2x4 is bigger, and a 2x3 is smaller, but the place I'm buying it from only does exacts.

    It's just so expensive because the materials aren't as readily available over here. I thought the 2x5 was only 38, I was made up...turns out that's the price of the lid for a 2x5, and a 2x5 cage even without a lid is 60 *cringes away from price*

    I'll go with a 2x4. I'd rather them have more space than less.
    What exactly are you buying and from where?
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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    I was going for a 2x4 from here http://www.candcguineapigcages.co.uk/standard-cages/
    @lissie would one sheet of that correx be enough for a 2x4?

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    Yes, one sheet is enough.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    Ah okay, for a moment I thought you were going to get an alternative cage of some sort. Those cages you linked don't come with correx?
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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    @MrWhistles no no, they come with the correx, I was just trying to work out if what lissie linked me to worked out cheaper

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    If you're not handy, and worry about cutting correx, can you buy just the pre-cut correx base?
    You'll have to assemble the grids anyway, no matter where you buy from.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    I know I'll need to assemble the cubes and the correx, I assumed when you mentioned 'alternative materials' you meant cages that had been made from scratch out of wood etc, or built in to shelving etc. I'd never be able to make anything from scratch, but if you have suggestions about something similar to a C&C that doesn't require too much DIY I'd definitely be interested!

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    Would 2mm thick correx be too thin, or would it work? I was going to buy the correx off that website you linked @lissie but my browser popped up a window saying it was an unsafe site with no secure connections, so I'm a little hesitant to buy from there, and the only other reasonably priced correx I can find is 2mm thick.

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    Re: Would a 2x3 work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess_Piggie View Post
    Would 2mm thick correx be too thin, or would it work? I was going to buy the correx off that website you linked @lissie but my browser popped up a window saying it was an unsafe site with no secure connections, so I'm a little hesitant to buy from there, and the only other reasonably priced correx I can find is 2mm thick.
    I found that site on a UK guinea pig forum. I'm pretty sure a lot of people bought from them. If you don't feel safe buying from them, the 2mm is perfectly fine. The sides will be a bit wobbly, but you can poke holes in them and zip tie to the grids to make them stable.

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