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Haven

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Hello I'm trying to make a bigger c&c cage for my piggies. they're currently in a 4x2. I would like make them a 6x3 so it be wider as well as longer, but I'm need help with the dimensions for the coroplast. I'm also wanting to add a stand and wanted to know how many grids I'd need sorry for all the questions im new to guinea pigs and want to give them a good life .Thank you
 

CavySpirit

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A 6x3 needs two sheets (or pre-cut bases) of Coro tapped together. You can't get a cage that big from one sheet. You also can't reach across a cage that wide to clean it or to get your pigs out. You pretty much have to step inside a dirty cage on the floor to clean it.

Are you sure that's what you want? It's a very difficult cage to manage over time. Much better to go longer with more creative enhancements than width.

I would look here for inspiration for big cages with lofts and extensions and stands that are manageable for cleaning and such: https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/cagetopia-creations
 

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How many piggies do you have? I agree with @CavySpirit , it's real hard to reach across a cage 3 grids wide, so longer would be better. Maybe some kind of loft? If not, a 6x2 would be easier to maintain than a 6x3. If you have the space, bigger is always better.
For the coroplast, I'm not sure if they sell bases that wide, so maybe 2 or 3 sheets taped. Do what works for you!
 
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