Build Instructions

How to Make a C&C Cage

     
Grids are connected by an 8 way connector, so you may use the connector vertically or horizontally depending on the configuration of your cage
     
   
     
Connect all the grids together to form you cage
We are showing a 3 x 2 cage
     
If you are building a cage with a loft, the loft is constructed like this.
     
Measure the area you want to fit your correx into.
Lets just say on this 3 x 2 cage the area size would be 142cm x 76cm.
     
Now add the size of the lip to your area, in this instance we have added a lip of 11cm so the area total need to be increased by 22cm (as the lip is on all sides ), this now makes our correx size 164cm x 98cm

We do not sell correx as we advise you to use 4mm correx and it is near impossible to mail without damaging it.

To buy correx visit www.yell.com and look for a local signwriter, ask them for 4mm correx, we can't tell you how much it will be but I would expect to pay around £15 for a 8' x 4' sheet.


 
     
Approx Correx sizes including lip @ 16cm all the way around are
 

3 x 2 : 142cm x 104cm

4 x 2 : 178cm x 104cm

5 x 2 : 214cm x 104cm

6 x 2 : 250cm x 104cm

     
Now mark out your correx
     
The main white area on this image shows the base of the correx and the coloured in red area shows the lip
                  
     
Score along all the lines we show in blue, the cat along the lines we have shown in green

     
You should now have something like this
     
To create the corner  
           
   
Bend the corners around and either tape or use rivets

              
     
Put the correx inside you cage and you are ready for your piggies !!
     
To create a hinge for a door or a roof use cable ties
     
Tools you will need

Scissors or a Stanley knife.
Pen or Magic Marker
Tape measure or Ruler
Ruler or straight edge for marking
Clear packing tape or rivets
 
     
Optional  
  Make a hay feeder from 1 sheet
Get 1 extra sheet and bend it around a piece of wood.
 


 
                  
 

Make a hole in a sheet for the ramp (pliers required)

To fit our ramp (which is actually guttering) just drill a couple of little holes at the end and connect to the hole in floor sheet with cable ties.

For our ramp the hole needs to be 3 cubes wide, you can cut away as many cubes depth as you like, it will generate more room for your pigs to get through.

  Make a standard roof
This example shows a 3 x 2 roof made from 8 panels, all panels are cable tied together.
The roof is hinged by cable ties at the back of the cage.
  Make a folding roof
This example shows the use of a metal bar along the middle of the roof panels allowing the roof panel to fold, as the
bar is a little longer than the width of the cage it also acts as a support for the roof.


  Support Bar
Can be used for roof support or loft support




     
  We hope this is enough information regarding building your cage, if you require more help please email us.
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