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Little Rocky isn't so little anymore and 24x24 in Guinea pig cage I bought him is really looking kinda small to me, so I am needing to upgrade him to a bigger house again. I like the idea of a C & C cage because you can see into it and it would be easier to modify later if I decide he needs more room, or I get anymore hedgies. But he's a burrower and would probably not be too happy if i replaced his carefresh with fleece and I can only imagine the amount of mess he could kick out of a C & C cage. I was wondering what size tub do most of you use? I got my daughter a 50gl tub recently to put toys in and it seemed that was the smallest I saw that had enough floor space.
 

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If you make the coroplast on a C&C cage come up at least 8in I don't see why you couldn't use care fresh. Just make sure you tape the corners up well.
 

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You mention making it larger, many people make their tubs larger by adding a pvc tube connector and attaching another tote. Some get quite elaborate, its cool to see. Check out the Cage Setup Examples for some ideas if you want to go that route.
 

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I would vote C&C over a tub or multiple tubs together. Better ventilation, easier to heat, more variety in the way you can have things set up, etc. If you use coroplast up the sides to the point where your hedgie can't reach any of the bars, there would be no problem with still using the Carefresh.
 

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LizardGirl said:
I would vote C&C over a tub or multiple tubs together. Better ventilation, easier to heat, more variety in the way you can have things set up, etc. If you use coroplast up the sides to the point where your hedgie can't reach any of the bars, there would be no problem with still using the Carefresh.
^ This

We recently went from sterilite to C&C and imo it is much easier all around, we use fleece liners with a mound of cut up fleece for burrowing if she chooses (easier to clean + more cose effective), but like Lizardgirl said, as long as you get the coroplast up there to a decent height you could probably still use carefresh if you want.
 

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So setting up the cubes seems pretty self explanitory...do you guys just use zip ties to attach the coroplast? And how do you make a door opening, or is it pretty easy to just remove a piece of the cube? I don't wanna just leave the top open because I have cats and while I don't think they are dumb enough to try to play with a ball of quills, I don't wanna tempt fate either.
 

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I used zip ties to secure the coroplast, some people use tape. As for the lid I just left 2 mesh squares out of the top and then zip tied them together and attatched them to the top of the cage at the corners with more zip ties so it swings open (let me know if you don't understand and I'll tak a pic.) Then you just use somthing at the front to hold it closed, I used a mountineering rope clip other things that might work ok could be twist ties or one of those things that clips keys to your belt. Good luck
 
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