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C&C Alternatives Plastic Storage Tub Cages

GuineaMom

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My friend is getting a pair of Guinea Pigs in two weeks. She is planning to make the cage out of a giant storage tub. She said she would drill holes in it for air and not put a lid on because it has high sides.

Would this be suitable for her to use, or should I advise her to use something else? She can't find any local place that has Coroplast, and does not feel comfortable ordering off the internet, so a C&C cage wouldn't work for her.

Are there any alternatives?
 

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No its not suitable in any way.
 

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Aside from the limited space it would offer, drilling holes would not give enough ventilation.
 

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It really wouldn't. Even the largest storage bins aren't big enough and I can't imagine one allowing decent ventilation even with holes drilled in it.

If she can't find coroplast, there are alternatives I'm sure she could find - like a shower curtain or a tarp.

A little creativity is all she needs to make a great (and appropriately sized) cage.
 

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No, it is not. Poor ventilation which increases the risk for respiratory issues and too small.
 

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Okay, I will tell her about the poor ventilation and lack of space. I'll try and help her find an alternative to coroplast.
 

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Was she able to find grids? She can use vinyl floor, plastic table cloth, tarp, or shower curtain to line the floor. Then top with towel, mattress pads and fleece.
 

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We have a store that sells grids near us.

I have a shower curtain I just bought that she can have... I will help her make the cage in a few days. Thank you all for your help!!
 

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I am working on a bin cage for my hammy. I bought the biggest tub I could find at Target, and it was 18 inches by 36 inches. This is only 4.5 sq. feet is not big enough for a piggy. If she can find one that is at least 7 sq. feet (though I think mine might be the biggest out there), I could see it working (with major venilation changes).

I don't use coroplast because of the cost and the fact that I havn't bothered to look for a sheet. = D I use a shower curtain that I got from a dollar store and it works fine. Plus, if I ever upgrade the cage, I can buy another cheap curtain instead of a new, expensive peice of coroplast.

Hope this helps!!!
 

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If she can find one that is at least 7 sq. feet (though I think mine might be the biggest out there), I could see it working (with major venilation changes).
Bins/totes are not adequate even if she could find one the correct size.
 

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