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Old 05-30-2014, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello!
I just purchased 2 hedges from a local breeder today. I set up a C&C cage as a lot of people recommended it online. I honestly love the cage and it is extremely roomy. I purchased 5 sheets of coroplast for the bottom of the cage. I folded it up so that my Hedgie wouldn't climb over it..... or so I thought. It turned out that the coroplast was too short and both my hedges could easily climb over it. One of them even climbed too the top, thankfully she didn't fall.

Unfortunately I will have to go to my local sign shop tomorrow and purchase some more coroplast. I had bought my other sheets at Home Depot for $10 a piece and it was starting to get pricy. Hopefully the sign shop will have some sheets at a decent price.

Since I was terrified of my hedgies climbing again, I found a large storage container and I put them there with some fleece, food, and water for the night.

Does anybody have any cheaper alternatives for the coroplast? It would only be for the sides of the cage. Will my hedgies be ok for the night?
Any other advice would really help!

(((P.S. The hedgies will be separated soon, they are both females, 6 weeks old and born into the same litter so the breeder said they would be fine for a couples of days)))

Thank you!
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A lot people use linoleum tiles, plastic sheeting, plexiglass, or plastic film sheeting to cover the sides. How big was the sheet of coroplast that you bought? I got a fairly large sheet at home depot, and I was able to use the leftover coroplast to make the sides of the coroplast bottom taller.
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A lot people use linoleum tiles, plastic sheeting, plexiglass, or plastic film sheeting to cover the sides. How big was the sheet of coroplast that you bought? I got a fairly large sheet at home depot, and I was able to use the leftover coroplast to make the sides of the coroplast bottom taller.
I'm not too sure, I just picked up what was there. Fourtunetly, I fuigured out an alternative!
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Awesome! I'm glad everything worked out
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