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Cage Help!!! Mom being iffy about C&C cage...!

MikkiBee

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Okay so I'm getting two guinea pigs soon and I showed my mom the c&c cage kits they have for sale on this website. I need a 2x4 which is $70 and I thought that was reasonable for the size of the cage and the amount of materials we are getting, but she seems iffy about it and even though I explained to her that getting a store-bought cage will not be an option she is still content on me looking around for used c&c cages online even though I've already looked and have found none :sad:. Help?!
 

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I hope you will be adopting your guinea pigs and not buying from pet stores or breeders.

If she doesn't like the price of the cage. You could build one yourself for a lot less.

Here's how to build.
https://www.guineapigcages.com/howto.htm (How to Make a C&C Cage)

You can get supplies from these places.

Grids:

Sears - $17.59 for 23 grids (free shipping to your local store)
http://www.sears.com/stor-floor-standing-6-cube-storage-unit/p-00913332000P (Floor Standing 6-Cube Storage Unit- Stor-Tools-Garage Organization & Shelving-Storage Hooks & Accessories)

K-Mart - $19.99 for 23 grids (also free shipping to your local store)
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/stor-floor-standing-6-cube-storage-unit/p-010W435219990001P (Floor Standing 6-Cube Storage Unit- Stor-Tools-Garage Organization & Shelving-Storage Hooks & Accessories)

Bed Bath & Beyond - $19.99 for 19 grids. (sign up for their coupon to get %20 off)
Grid Wire Modular Shelving and Storage Cubes - Bed Bath & Beyond

Walmart - $21.97 for 16 grids (free shipping to store)
Whitmor White Wire Storage Cubes, Four Cubes Interlocked - Walmart.com


Coroplast - $10 - $15 per 4x8 ft sheet
SABIC Polymershapes, Branch Locator

You can also call your local sign stores to ask for coroplast (corrugated plastic). If you can't find coroplast, you can use plastic shower curtain to line the cage, just make sure your piggies cannot chew the shower curtain.
 
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Yes I'm adopting from the Atlanta Metro Guinea Pig Rescue, and I'll look into getting the materials myself, I just figured ordering from here would be easier since the coroplast is already prepared and everything =/
 

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If you choose to go with Midwest cage, it's cheaper on Amazon. (Free shipping)
http://amzn.com/B001NJ0DPY

Edit to add:
Thanks for adopting!
 

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Thanks! And uh, How big is one sheet at fastsigns? I think there is one of those close-ish to where I live, so that might work, but how big of a sheet do i need? and what sizes do they sell?
 

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Thanks! And uh, How big is one sheet at fastsigns? I think there is one of those close-ish to where I live, so that might work, but how big of a sheet do i need? and what sizes do they sell?

try here
SABIC Polymershapes, Branch Locator
$10-15 for a 4ftx8ft sheet
cheapest place
my only issue with them is they required a min $25 purchase. which was no biggie for me.

I built my C&C 2x4 with 1x2 loft/grid stand
all in all, the supplies only cost me $80
If your just making the cage, not a loft or stand, it'll be around $40
 

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How do I order from them...? Cant figure it out.. O.O
 

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How do I order from them...? Cant figure it out.. O.O

Look for a store near you
Here is the only one is GA
960-B Six Flags Rd
Austell, GA 30168
Phone number 770-948-6910

I do believe they deliver if they are too far from you. Likely for a small extra charge(thinking anywhere from 10-20 extra)

PS: they have all the colors of the rainbow!
 

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I hope you will be adopting your guinea pigs and not buying from pet stores or breeders.

If she doesn't like the price of the cage. You could build one yourself for a lot less.

Here's how to build.
https://www.guineapigcages.com/howto.htm (How to Make a C&C Cage)

You can get supplies from these places.

Grids:

Sears - $17.59 for 23 grids (free shipping to your local store)
http://www.sears.com/stor-floor-standing-6-cube-storage-unit/p-00913332000P (Floor Standing 6-Cube Storage Unit- Stor-Tools-Garage Organization & Shelving-Storage Hooks & Accessories)

K-Mart - $19.99 for 23 grids (also free shipping to your local store)
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/stor-floor-standing-6-cube-storage-unit/p-010W435219990001P (Floor Standing 6-Cube Storage Unit- Stor-Tools-Garage Organization & Shelving-Storage Hooks & Accessories)

Bed Bath & Beyond - $19.99 for 19 grids. (sign up for their coupon to get %20 off)
Grid Wire Modular Shelving and Storage Cubes - Bed Bath & Beyond

Walmart - $21.97 for 16 grids (free shipping to store)
Whitmor White Wire Storage Cubes, Four Cubes Interlocked - Walmart.com


Coroplast - $10 - $15 per 4x8 ft sheet
SABIC Polymershapes, Branch Locator

You can also call your local sign stores to ask for coroplast (corrugated plastic). If you can't find coroplast, you can use plastic shower curtain to line the cage, just make sure your piggies cannot chew the shower curtain.
FYI, this thread is old, but figured I'd be worth updating for others who come across this: "SABIC Polymershapes" changed their name to just "Polymershapes." The links above should redirect to the locator to help you find a location or whatever you need to do
 
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