Posts Tagged ‘cavy cages’


You just bought your first guinea pig. You have all intentions of being a conscientious owner. You want to treat your guinea pig “right”. And, most of all, you don’t want to “mess up” and do the wrong thing. But there are so many things to know in order to get started—and so many little things to buy. And the first item you need to consider is a new home for your new pet. And with so many guinea pig cages for sale, how do you know which one to choose?

Yes, we’ve been there. Many years ago, we bought our first guinea pig. And we “messed up”. We’re not bad people. We just simply did what other uninformed new owners do—we bought a pet store cage. Everyone buys them. You see them everywhere. They must be good. Or so we thought…

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guinea pig cageTomorrow we fly… and so can your pigs.

That’s right. Tomorrow (Saturday Feb. 19, 2011) we hop on that plane for home. Bye, bye Florida… hello Michigan.

Our guinea pigs must have woken up and seen their shadows because we still have a few more weeks of winter in our future.

But, bad news for us means good news for you (and your pigs). Because we’re going home, we’re ramping our guinea pig cage inventories back up from vacation levels.

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You guys are amazing! The guinea pig cages we built for shipment during our vacation are going far faster than we anticipated.

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Yep. You read that right. This post has absolutely nothing to do with guinea pigs, guinea pig cages, cavy cages, rodent cages – or even animals in general. It’s a holiday wish from us…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from BlueStoneCommerce!!!

And, we wanted to give you some music. But… if you know anything about us, you know that we try to be innovative and creative in all things we do. So, we are breaking with tradition and are offering a song for the holidays that is not a holiday song. Here’s why…

Why do we play holiday music? To raise our spirits – to get us in a good mood – to make us happy. That’s what holiday music should do.

This video my son found on YouTube should do just that!

Think of it as Bluestone Commerce HOLIDAY MUSIC.  Ha!

And now… a musical selection…



(This article on Coroplast usage in cavy cages is continued from a previous post)

Coroplast resembles cardboard because of its fluted structure. If you look at a piece from the end, you will notice that structurally, it is made up of a long row of plastic columns.  The fact that Coroplast looks like cardboard is a good thing. Cardboard is a substance that we take for granted — but, in fact is a very efficient and innovative material.

For example, we can throw a few heavy cans of food in a paper bag. And when we try to pick it up, the cans rip through the bag and fall to the floor. We can then take many more of those same cans and toss them into a cardboard box which can be picked up with no problem. We can even ship them across country without incident.

Sure the box is thicker — but that is not where most of the additional strength comes from. It is really the internal structure of the cardboard that gives it its strength. Those columns or corrugations in the interior of the cardboard create a very strong and robust structure.

If you stand up that same paper bag and try and stack something on top of it, the sides will immediately crumble and the bag will collapse. Conversely, you can take several cardboard boxes and stack them on top of each other with no problem — just take a look inside any warehouse. Once again, it’s because all those little columns inside the cardboard are supporting all that weight.

Engineers and architects have known this for centuries. The early Romans used columns in their architecture to support heavy buildings. Take a look at the Coliseum. Aeronautical engineers use a honeycomb material (which is simply a lot of columns pressed together) inside the interior of airplane wings to provide a very strong and lightweight structure.

This is the very same concept behind the structure of Coroplast. It is what makes it very light — yet very strong. It’s as if there were a lot of columns pressed together in a row. And that is what makes Coroplast such a desirable material for use in C&C cavy cages.

Its fluted structure gives it adequate strength. Its chemical properties makes it waterproof, easy to clean and non-toxic for your cavies. And finally, its light weight reduces shipping costs when purchasing from an online seller like BlueStoneCommerce.

Be sure to read Part One of this post regarding the C&C Cavy Cage and Coroplast

For information on understanding a different aspect of C&C guinea pig cages <– CLICK HERE 

BlueStoneCommerce uses Coroplast in all of its cage models.
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Cavy  cages have come in two styles in the past – the old guinea pig hutch — nailed together with wooden two-by-fours and chicken wire; and the tiny rodent cage that can be seen for sale in the pet store. Because of C&C cavy cages those two guinea pig cage technologies have become obsolete.

Maybe you’ve heard of C&C cages. They have been sweeping the guinea pig cage for a greater part of the past decade.

The two C’s C&C stand for cubes and Coroplast — the two primary materials used to construct a C&C cage. Cubes represent storage cubes — or more correctly, the metal grids used to fashion them. These types of grids can be seen in home storage cube units and in retail store wire cube display units.

Coroplast is a light weight and durable corrugated plastic sheet material and is used to form the litter bins in this type of guinea pig cage.

The C&C cavy cage is very cost-effective. One can build a very large cage with very little money invested.

You too can be swept up by these revolutionary cavy cages — and you can do it the “easy way” by buying a BlueStoneCommerce C&C cage kit.

Why not CLICK ON THE BUTTON directly below and then follow a link to one of our online stores to see our full line of C&C cages

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