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Songmics Alternative To C&c Cages

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RosieMaia

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I recently learned about a great new product that some German piggy slaves have been using: Songmics Regalsystem. It looks like that:

and like that as a cage:

Unfortunately, my German is not too good, so I wanted to check if either of you has used the product, and if you're aware of any disadvantages, compared to the C&C cages. In particular, I'm concerned whether it's safe to nibble on, as my sow is an avid chewer of everything and everyone.
 

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I live in Holland and have used this product before (I now have a 'real' c&c cage). The problem with this product is that each panel has holes on the corners big enough for a piggies mouth, so they chew the panels. It's very thin material so every change they get, they will chew it. At least, my pigs did.. Maybe if you use a slightly higher shower curtain/ coroplast base, the can't reach the panels?
 

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I have been looking into it because we can't easily get C&C bits here - shipping costs a fortune, and the import taxes are ridiculous.
I was thinking that this might work if you wanted to extend an existing cage.
For example I was thinking of getting it and using it along the back of the cage (against the wall), thereby freeing up some C&C grids to extend in otehr areas.
I think (hope) if it was in an area that doesn't get much direct attention, then it should be ok.
I also need to put a roof on a couple of parts of the cage as it turns out that Oreo is a climber, and when she is on the wooden houses I worry about her jumping out of the C&C.
 

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I use these grids and have never had a problem with them.None of mine have chewed through.I use the interlocking storage system from eBay as all the grids are 36 cm square.
 

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Ooh these look interesting! These could work quite well for me- I have a narrow place to put them so I could join a square and a half, then make it nice and long. I suppose a downside is you can't attach things to the sides like a hammock or water bottle.

Could be good for making a temporary indoor run too for rainy days.

Might be worth getting as I'm sure I could find a use for them in the house if they aren't suitable for a cage.
 

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Thanks for the responses! Shipping both the standard grids and Songmics to Bulgaria is equally complex, but I was leaning towards the Songmix option, because fewer hay would escape from the run... I am considering this for a temporary run when we travel or something to use on the terrace.
 

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You can put holes in the plastic to accommodate water bottles and same with anything you want to tie on.
 
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