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C&C How do you add on to a C&C cage?

rolandinthehay

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Hello!

I currently have two boars (Roland and Bentley) housed in a 2x4 C&C cage (purchased from this site) with an old pet store cage attached to the end. The pet store cage is a little bigger than 1x2 grids. There is a ramp that leads into the kitchen area.

I've recently adopted a third boar and I would like to have all three in the same cage, if possible. I realize that in order to do this, I need to expand the size of their cage. I was hoping to add an entire row so that it would be 3x4, with the 1x2 kitchen. In addition, I have a 1x2 coroplast base that I was originally going to use as a loft, but I am now thinking of adding it to the base to increase floor-space for laps and such.

So my question is this: How can I add to the pre-existing 2x4 coroplast base? I don't really want to go out and buy another base, mainly because I don't think the Home Depot near me has a piece of coroplast big enough. Should I cut off one of the current walls and then tape the new base to it?

Here's a rough floor plan of the cage I'd like to build. I like it because I think it'll be easy enough to put a divider in if the boys don't get along.
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Do you think that is enough space for 3?
 

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For the coroplast, you can tape smaller pieces to the existing piece to make it big enough for the whole space. My personal preference is to get a new sheet. I don't like it when it's all taped up. I find it hard to clean.

The size should be fine for 3 pigs.
 

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I would buy a new sheet, but the biggest size my Home Depot has is 96" x 48", which is roughly 6x3 grids. That would be big enough length-wise, but it won't give me enough room to add sides to the width.
 

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That's the most common size. There are some stores that carry 5x10 ft sheet, but they're harder to find.

The 4x8 ft sheet is big enough for a 3x4 cage, if you make the side 3.5". A 3x4 cage is about 41"x56". You'll need 48"x63" for the walls to be 3.5" all-around. You'll have a leftover piece of 48"x33".
 

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I'm worried about having 3.5" sides as one of my boars is still a baby. Do you think it's okay? Should I just keep the walls that height and double up the grids?
 

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If you have extra grids, overlapping is good. Otherwise, you can add extra pieces of coroplast between the new one and the grids. Cardboard works too.
 
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