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C&C Can't find any 9x9 grids?!!!

GPlove94

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The only grids I could find are the 8x8 and 5x5 grids. Right now my guinea pigs are living in a play pen that I keep open because they're very tame and love free ranging and leaving the cage whenever they want, they never wander anywhere past the living room, but of course I close it up when I leave and am not able to supervise. So anyways I put the 5x5 grids against the wall and the 8x8 grids on the outside. I know it's dangerous that guinea pigs can get their heads stuck but the only time they ever try to stick their head through grids is when eating hay. I personally know my guinea pigs won't just randomly stick their head through a grid. The only time they will ever stick their head through is for hay which I'll fix with extra bars from the play pen to make the space smaller where the hay rack is to prevent them from sticking their head in there. I was probably gonna put the walls 6-8 inches high around the cage as well. My guinea pigs are pretty tame and doesn't try to bite and stick through grids. And btw I think the fact that they have a huge cage and have "almost" 24/7 access to floor time they tend to not try and escape.

heres how the grids are set up
 

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Maybe you can just make sure your coroplast is really high on the sides with the wrong grids or when you find the right grids use the wrong ones for a stand. You can order the right grids online at walmart.com and amazon.com if that helps.
 

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Thanks guys I think for now I'll safe proof everything with high coroplast not to high though and put spare grid bars where their hay racks are. And I agree @JennasPigs I'll probably order some sometime next month and use the grids I have now as a stand when I get the new grids like @Traysea suggested
 
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Do you have any Meijer's, K-mart, Bed Bath and Beyond near you? These stores do sell the 9x9 grids. If you can't find any then you could double up on grids.
 

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I have used 8X8 grids for years with no problems with my three full-grown pigs. Up until two weeks ago, that was without coroplast, too. Just the grids on top of my fleece on the floor. I have always used the five by five as my cage lids.

I do have a baby now, though, and her C&C will be baby-proofed until I believe she is big enough to not possibly get stuck. I now have coro and use the five by five as cage stands.

People don't like it, but it has never caused a problem for me or my pigs.
 

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Do you have any Meijer's, K-mart, Bed Bath and Beyond near you? These stores do sell the 9x9 grids. If you can't find any then you could double up on grids.
All kmarts down here has shut down and my local walmarts and bed bath beyond doesn't carry the grids and we don't have a meijers in SC.
 

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[MENTION=28289]GPlove94[/MENTION], all BB&B stores will let you buy them in store and have them shipped out to the store for free. You can also order on Kmart.com 9x9 grids. Shipping is free when you buy 3 boxes I am told.
 

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You could buy them in-store like [MENTION=27623]Melissa123[/MENTION] suggested or you can go online and order them and pick them up in-store.
 

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Guess what guys I found a kmart about 1 hour away from my apartment and I got a 6 cube grid set for $16
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So, glad I found this post, I have been looking for cheaper ones. I found some at Target and Walmart but kinda pricey (even though yes they are cheaper than from anywhere else) never even thought about kmart!!!! I have a 2x4 and am getting another 2x4 cage!!!
 

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For a ramp, you could use wood or another alternative if you didn't have enough coroplast.
 

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