How to Make a C&C Cage
Whether you buy from us or not please ensure you buy panels which are 9 x 9 as any other configuration is not considered safe for Guinea Pigs.
|In our spare parts section we have|
|Grids are connected by an 8 way connector, so you may use the connector vertically or horizontally depending on the configuration of your cage. Please note only 1 connector is used when you make the cage multistorey|
|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.
recently seen in Homebase 2mm correx sheets for £3.75 each
|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, then cut 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
|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)
Cut the hole to your requirements
Make a ramp
Or we used to supply an off cut of guttering lined with an old off cut of carrpet to allow traction
|Make a standard roof
This example shows a 4 x 2 with loft 1 x 2 using 13 panels and 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. Please note the lip at the front to prevent the lid falling in 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.
|New Clip on Roof Panel
Double Panel ( NO PANELS / CONNECTORS OR CABLE TIES SUPPLIED )
2 Roof Panels per purchase
Panel Size (roughly) 72cm x 35cm
These panels are not supplied as standard with any cage
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.|