New C & C Cage!

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Hi, having read lots of info about making a C & C cage I've finally taken lots of ideas and produced the cage! The girls seem to love it! Would have liked to make it a bit bigger but didn't have the space! At the moment we're using towels and fleece on the bottom level where their houses etc are and newspaper on the top level which is changed daily, where we put their hay, food etc., not sure that's the best idea as it gets soiled incredibly quickly, any ideas of alternatives appreciated!
 

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That looks really nice!

People use a lot of different stuff in haylofts. I use a mixture of a paper based kitty litter and woodshavings, other use other beddings lige aubiose, megazorb or carefresh.

You need to decide what works for you and your pigs!
 

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Looks good. I have a similar system with fleece and newspaper in 'kitchen' areas. I find that my pigs drop little bits of food so I like to change it daily.
 
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you have done a good job and it looks really good - your piggies will love it :) i only have boring hutches or cages for mine, but dont really have the time to make something like this or the money to be honest as i have spent a fortune on cages / hutches over the past 2 years.
 

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I use newspaper then fleece in my hutches but I buy puppy training pads from poundland (5 in a pack) which I cut into 8 corner pieces. Then I put these in the corners where they wee. It means I can just change these everyday and then the fleece stays fresh for longer.
 
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That's a good idea makeeachdaycount, thanks! will give that a go!
 
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Wow that looks fantastic xx>>>

How did you do the second level?
I have a huge C&C that's just one level and I'd love to make another level but I can't get my head around it! :{
 

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Looks great!

I also use newspaper and hay in the hayloft and change the hayloft every 2 days, but under the layer of newspaper i put bed o linum, to help soak up the wee. It works quite well. I use cheap bedding hay from a farm bale and then oxbow hay in racks and at the side where they dont wee.

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wow thats fab! I want one! I've ordered c+c from Wickes, no where has it!
 
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I think you have done a wonderful job. Not sure if I can recommend alternative ways for replacing paper etc, but am sure others will pop their opinions on. :)
 
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Hi, having read lots of info about making a C & C cage I've finally taken lots of ideas and produced the cage! The girls seem to love it! Would have liked to make it a bit bigger but didn't have the space! At the moment we're using towels and fleece on the bottom level where their houses etc are and newspaper on the top level which is changed daily, where we put their hay, food etc., not sure that's the best idea as it gets soiled incredibly quickly, any ideas of alternatives appreciated!
Thata a brilliant cage, what are the measurements, also where did you get the correx from?
 
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Polypea I built the second level using the connectors supplied with the grids and reinforeced it with cable ties. The ramp is a piece of plastic guttering cut to size with holes drilled at the top and cable ties used to connect it to the grid! Hope that helps!
 
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Hi Carly and Co the cage is 3 x 2 with a hay loft. I bought the correx from www.mdpsupplies.com they sell lots of colours but you have to buy a minimum of a pack of 5 sheets. Used 1 sheet on the bottom and 1 on the top level. Got three left over in case I need to replace them in time.
 
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