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8 square foot

Gemma1286

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Hi everyone! I think I've messed up when I purchased my c&c grids. For the amount of grids I've used, it looks much smaller compared to pictures so I had a look at the dimensions and they're only 12 inches. I thought it had 28 square foot of space, but after measuring the whole cage and calculating it, it turns out it's only 20 square foot. I'm trying to find out how many grids or cage size makes up the 8 square foot to see if it's that much of a difference? I just can't visualise it from a measuring tape.
 

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With 12 inch grids, 8 square feet is 4 grids x 2 grids so 12 grids in total

How have you put your cage together?

Edit - Although you wouldn’t need one side if you were connecting it to the existing grids. But it depends on how you are setting your cage up!
 
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Gemma1286

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With 12 inch grids, 8 square feet is 4 grids x 2 grids so 12 grids in total

How have you put your cage together?

Edit - Although you wouldn’t need one side if you were connecting it to the existing grids. But it depends on how you are setting your cage up!
It's a 7x3 split into one 3x3 and one 4x3. It was 7x4 but had to take some away to build up the divider between the girl and boy until he's neutered. Calculations tell me that even with these grids, 4 wide was still a bit smaller. Plus, there are 7 squares to the grids. Should I just buy the proper 14 inch ones with 9 squares?
 

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A 7x3 with 12 inch grids is 21 square feet.
How many piggies have you got? That is an enormous amount of space if you’ve just got two piggies! They will be in piggy paradise!
If you make it back to a 7x4 then it is 28 square feet.
If you use the 14 inch grids, then in six grids will give you an extra foot, so with 7 grids long you will gain an extra 1 ft and 2 inches of space on the length. With 4 grids wide, it amounts to an extra 8 inches on the width.
I wouldn’t worry about getting more grids, it sounds like they have more than enough room for a pair of pigs (if that is what you have) with the grids you’ve got.
 
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Gemma1286

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A 7x3 with 12 inch grids is 21 square feet.
How many piggies have you got? That is an enormous amount of space if you’ve just got two piggies! They will be in piggy paradise!
If you make it back to a 7x4 then it is 28 square feet.
If you use the 14 inch grids, then in six grids will give you an extra foot, so with 7 grids long you will gain an extra 1 ft and 2 inches of space on the length. With 4 grids wide, it amounts to an extra 8 inches on the width.
I wouldn’t worry about getting more grids, it sounds like they have more than enough room for a pair of pigs (if that is what you have) with the grids you’ve got.
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A 7x3 with 12 inch grids is 21 square feet.
How many piggies have you got? That is an enormous amount of space if you’ve just got two piggies! They will be in piggy paradise!
If you make it back to a 7x4 then it is 28 square feet.
If you use the 14 inch grids, then in six grids will give you an extra foot, so with 7 grids long you will gain an extra 1 ft and 2 inches of space on the length. With 4 grids wide, it amounts to an extra 8 inches on the width.
I wouldn’t worry about getting more grids, it sounds like they have more than enough room for a pair of pigs (if that is what you have) with the grids you’ve got.
I've currently got 3 sows and 1 boar, I've got my eye on 2 more sows up for adoption and eventually they'll all be together. I want to maximise the space they have. Would what I've got work for them all until Charlie is neutered and I'm able to make it 4 wide again? Getting new for the extra space is awfully tempting, but would it be a waste of money if that's enough?
 

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According to the cage size guide on here, 12 sq ft is big enough for 3 piggies (so now with your three sows living together they need 12 sq ft which they have in their 4x3). Your boy is fine in a 3x3 until he is neutered.
When they are all together and you’ve got your new sows, you will need 18sq ft which you more than pass!
I honestly think it sounds perfect as it is now and when you make it four wide again once he is neutered.
I hope all that makes sense!
 
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Gemma1286

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According to the cage size guide on here, 12 sq ft is big enough for 3 piggies (so now with your three sows living together they need 12 sq ft which they have in their 4x3). Your boy is fine in a 3x3 until he is neutered.
When they are all together and you’ve got your new sows, you will need 18sq ft which you more than pass!
I honestly think it sounds perfect as it is now and when you make it four wide again once he is neutered.
I hope all that makes sense!
Thank you! Felt like a bad piggy owner while trying to calculate it all out, my mind can relax now. Thank you so much for your help.
 
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