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Cavy Cages – A Question About Coroplast

The following is a cavy cages question for BlueStoneCommerce which was received on our BlueStoneCommerce YouTube Channel:

“I was going to order coroplast on the internet, but how big is one sheet of coroplast?” – mal152010

Just like standard building materials (e.g. plywood, drywall, panelling, etc.), Coroplast is sold in 4-ft x 8-ft sheets.
We like to use the 4mm thickness for building cavy cages (guinea pig cages)

Over the years, many people have reported having trouble finding Coroplast for their cavy cages.
A few have managed to find it in hardware stores like Home Depot. However, I have never seen it in any hardware store in our area.

We have found that the most reliable place to get Coroplast is to contact a local sign shop. In fact, contact several because prices vary greatly. And be sure to tell them that it’s for a guinea pig cage. They may just give you a better price it they know that you’re not a competitor.

Also, figure out the exact dimensions of the piece you will need ahead of time. Some shops will cut it for you for little or no cost. Even better – some shops will charge you only for the size you get – not for the entire 4×8 sheet.

For more information on Coroplast, CLICK ON THIS LINK –> Cavy Cages – Some Facts About Coroplast (Part 2 of 2)
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C&C Cavy Cage – A Lot of Cage for the Money

In recent years, a lot of people have been putting their guinea pigs in C&C cages. This sort of cavy cage is preferred over manufactured pet store cages for several reasons.

1. Standard pet store guinea pig cages tend to be too small and larger manufactured cages are difficult to find.
2. If you can find them, large manufactured cages can be extremely expensive.
2. C&C cages are an economical alternative to pet store cages.
3. The C&C cavy cage gives your pigs lots of room to exercise and for comfort.

C&C cages are constructed from from metal grids and Coroplast plastic.

The first C in C&C stands for “cubes” and that refers to the storage cubes which are usually built from these metal grids. The second c stands for “Coroplast”. Coroplast is the plastic material used to make the litter bins in the C&C cavy cage.

For an informative article on Coroplast, please see the following article:
Cavy Cage – Some Facts About Coroplast (Part 1 of 2)

Also, please visit BlueStoneCages.com for a look at our extensive C&C cavy cage line. <– Just CLICK ON THIS LINK…
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Cavy Cages – Modern Technology Comes to DIY Guinea Pig Cages

Cavy cages have traditionally come in two styles – the old wood and chicken wire cage, often called a guinea pig hutch; and the tiny rodent cage that we inevitably see on display in the pet store. I am here to tell you by way of this post that in this modern world, those two guinea pig cage technologies have become obsolete.

Perhaps you’ve heard of C&C cages. They have been taking the guinea pig cage market by storm over the past several years.

C&C stands for cubes and Coroplast — the two primary materials used to construct a C&C cage. Cubes refer to the metal grids used to construct household storage cubes or retail store display cubes. These metal grids are used to form the structure and enclosure of the cage.

Coroplast is a corrugated plastic sheet material and is used to form the litter containment tray or bin in this type of cavy cages.

The major advantage of this style of cage is that it is cost-effective. One can build a very large cavy cages for a very little amount of money invested. In fact, this style of cage was originally invented by a guinea pig rescue organization who needed an economical way to house a large number of guinea pigs. Since an enclosure of this type was not available on the market, they simply invented it and built it themselves.

Since that day, thousands of do-it-yourselfers have followed their lead and are building their own cubes and Coroplast cages. You too can join the guinea pig cage revolution the “easy way” by visiting BlueStoneCommerce to see their large selection of C&C cage kits.

Read more about the cage revolution — CLICK ON THE LINK directly below…

Cavy Cages –The Cubes and Coroplast Guinea Pig Cage is Sweeping the Market

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Cages for Guinea Pigs – How to Choose One

Several factors should be considered when picking out cages for guinea pigs. The first thought that may come to mind may be to insure that the cage is sturdy and sound so the guinea pig cannot escape. While this is certainly an important criterion, unless your guinea pig possesses the strength of the mighty Hulk, most cages can easily satisfy this requirement.

But there are, however at least four other not-so-obvious factors that should be addressed when choosing cages for guinea pigs. In fact, this article Cages for Guinea Pigs – What Features are Important in a C&C Guinea Pig Cage? addresses these four factors and answers most of the questions you may have in regard to your next guinea pig cage purchase.

One of the criteria discussed in the previously mentioned article is obvious — size. The cage should be spacious enough for your guinea pig(s) to live comfortably and to get adequate exercise. Many new guinea pig buyers (and by that I don’t mean pig buyers from New Guinea) make the “rookie mistake” of buying the standard pet store cage. This tiny little cage is much too small to house a full-grown guinea pig. In a few short weeks, your pig will have outgrown this tiny “baby cage” and will be having difficulty maneuvering around its tiny living quarters. At this point, you may find yourself out shopping for a new cage…

So, whether you are contemplating buying a guinea pig or you have already made the dreaded rookie mistake of buying that tiny pet store rodent cage, you will need to do some research to help you choose a quality guinea pig cage. The article Cages for Guinea Pigs – What Features are Important in a C&C Guinea Pig Cage? can certainly help.  <– CLICK HERE to read it.

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Cages for Guinea Pigs – Should I Buy that Cage at the Pet Store?

Where do we go to buy cages for guinea pigs? Most of us think first of the pet store. Very often, we end up with that “bargain” starter package — you know — the one with an animal, a water bottle, a food dish, a bag of food and that tiny little rodent cage that gets passed off as a suitable home for your new little pet.

We tend to accept these tiny cages as suitable cages for guinea pigs because that’s simply what we’re used to. Ever since we were small, guinea pigs were housed in these little cages — besides… the guy at the pet store said it was okay.

But it’s not okay. Do a fast experiment for yourself — right there in the pet store if you want to. Take one of those small manufactured cages and start carrying it up and down the aisles.

Throw in a nest box. Then grab a food dish and toss that in too. Hang a water bottle and a hay rack on the inside. Then toss in a couple guinea pig toys — not large ones — just a couple small ones to amuse the pig. Now look in there. Where is there room for the pig? Do these really look like cages for guinea pigs? Or do they look like cages for hamsters? Or mice?

And, while we’re on the subject: there really should be two pigs in there. Guinea pigs are very social creatures and do much better when they have at least one companion.

So, as you can see, cages for guinea pigs need to be much larger than these tiny store-bought rodent cages. And they can…

The solution? See this blog post Cages for Guinea Pigs – Different from Other Cages for the answer. Your pigs will be happy that you read it.

Don’t miss it… CLICK HERE NOW to read it –> Cages for Guinea Pigs 

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    Guinea Pig Sign

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    Oxbow Cavy Cuisine Guinea Pig Diet - CLICK ON PHOTO to buy
    Cavy Cuisine is specifically formulated to meet the particular nutritional needs of adult guinea pigs. Its pellets are made with timothy grass meal which provides a lower level of protein, calories, and calcium than traditional alfalfa pellets. Cavy Cuisine's optimal calcium to phosphorus ratio also helps maintain a healthy urinary system. Cavy Cuisine contains a stabilized form of vitamin C, which guinea pigs require daily. Features & Benefits: Timothy Hay based pellet High in fiber to maintain digestive health Fortified with stabilized Vitamin C Balanced calcium-to-phosphorus ratio Recommended for: Adult Guinea Pigs Ingredients: Timothy Grass Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings, Soybean Meal, Cane Molasses, Salt, L-ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Limestone, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement (tocopherol), Ascorbic Acid, Colloidal Silica, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Riboflavin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Pyrodoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Magnesium Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Manganese Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Mineral Oil, Calcium Idodate, Potassium Chloride. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min) 14.0% Crude Fat (min) 1.5% Crude Fiber (min) 25.0% Crude Fiber (max) 28.0% Moisture (max) 10.0% Calcium (min) 0.35% Calcium (max) 0.85% Phosphorus (min) 0.25% Salt (min) 0.5%; (max) 1.0% Vitamin A - 20,000 IU/kg Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) - 400 mg/kg Vitamin D - 880 IU/kg Vitamin E - 140 IU/kg Copper - 20mg/kg
    Note: BlueStoneCommerce receives compensation on product sales.