of the cage.
Some brands are harder to snap into the connectors than others. You may also want a pair of pliers or a rubber mallet to help complete some connections.
Grids and Connectors needed:
2 x 3 grid cage (10 grids/20 connectors)
2 x 4 grid cage (12 grids/24 connectors)
2 x 5 grid cage (14 grids/28 connectors)
2 x 6 grid cage (16 grids/32 connectors)
of the inside
of the enclosure See the see yellow lines in the photo. Remember to allow space for the connectors (measure from the inner edge of the connectors). The box will sit inside them.
With 14" grids, the measurements should be:
Add 12 inches to the length and width for cutting dimension
41" x 27" for a 2 x 3 grid cage
56" x 27" for a 2 x 4 grid cage
71" x 27" for a 2 x 5 grid cage
84" x 27" for a 2 x 6 grid cage
Add 12 inches to the length and width for a 6 inch wall
all the way round. This gives you the outer dimensions to cut (photo is just to give you a perspective). If the cage is going against a wall, you may want to make the back wall 12 inches high to help prevent hay spillage. In that case, you'll add a total of 18 inches to the original measurement from above, for one 12" side.
So,using the above measurements, you should get:
53" x 39" for a 2 x 3 grid cage
68" x 39" for a 2 x 4 grid cage
83" x 39" for a 2 x 5 grid cage
96" x 39" for a 2 x 6 grid cage
(96" is a full sheet length-8 feet)
Measure and mark the Coroplast (using a tape measure, yardstick and pen).
Cut it to the outer dimensions with the scissors or box cutter. A pair of heavy duty scissors or a box cutter is easier than regular scissors, but you can still use regular scissors.
Cut lines depend on how big of a sheet you are starting with (partial sheet shown).
Measure and mark 6" in from all sides (the inner dimensions).Score the Coroplast along these lines using a razor blade or box cutter.
Be careful not to cut all the way through. Practice on a scrap piece first.
Scoring with the grain takes less pressure than scoring against it.
Cut all the way through the Coroplast at each corner, just 6" in, to create the flap to make the corner.
Snap the edges away from the score line to form a box.
Secure the flaps with clear packing tape. A couple of wide strips on the outside work great.
box inside the grids!
Place the box inside the connected grids and you're all done - easy!
Optional Cable ties
to secure connections or if you run out of connectors. Organizational shelving
for a cat-proof
or desktop space to put the cage on! We recommend a folding work table for 2 x 4 grid cages and up (5' x 30" table top needed for a 2 x 4 grid cage). They are available at many office supply stores for around $30 - $35. Pliers
or "RoboGrip" pliers to squeeze together stubborn grid connections.
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