Making a C&C Cage in the Philippines

Update (2016): Please note that this blog post was written in 2012. While the general information might still be applicable, the prices may have changed. All info below this line remains unedited.

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I made my own cube-and-coroplast cage for my guinea pig, Almond. Making your own C&C cage is more practical than buying a pet cage at a shop because you can shape it any way that you want to.

Materials:

Corrugated plastic (a.k.a. coroplast)- National Bookstore @ Gateway Cubao – 50.75 pesos per meter

Cable ties – National Bookstore @ Gateway Cubao – 32.75 pesos per pack

Cube grids (a.k.a. Modular Racks) – Ace Hardware @ SM North EDSA – 795 pesos per set of 16 grids

Cutting tools (box cutter, scissors)

Drawing tools (ruler, pencil, ballpoint pen)

Adhesive (masking tape)

Instructions:

1. Put the grids together into the shape and size that you want.

2. Cut halfway through the coroplast so that you can create a box-shaped container that will fit the grids.

3. Use adhesive tape outside of the coroplast, cable ties on the grids as needed, then set up your C&C cage anyway that you want to.

Extra pics:

Our cats wanted to ‘help’-

Additional Info: Where to Buy

Cube grids @ Ace Hardware – Aisle 8 to 9, SM Megamall

Stack& Rack: These 9×9 grids are ideal for guinea pig cages unlike 8×8 or rectangular sized grids that provide small space or are difficult to connect. The 4-cubes set costs 795 pesos as mentioned previously in this post; the 6-cubes set costs 995 pesos… I forgot to check the price of the 8-cubes set, sorry >__< A whole bunch of them can be found at Ace Hardware – SM Megamall between Aisles 8 and 9, near the doormats and other housekeeping items. In other branches, Stack&Rack is put in the Storage aisle.

Cable ties: These can be found in most electrical or computer item shops. The price depends on the brand and size of the ties.I was able to purchase them at National Bookstore and Ace Hardware.

Corrugated plastic: It looks like illustration board but it is made of plastic. I found it at National Bookstore – Gateway, Cubao and National Bookstore – Avenida (Rizal Avenue).

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lee
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 19:43:28

    @royce i found it at wilcon store. A bit pricey but worth it. 😊 wish this helps.

    Reply

    • Alyanna
      Sep 18, 2016 @ 21:43:31

      Hi! At what Wilcon branch did you buy your stack & rack? And how much is it for 6 cubes? Your reply would be very much appreciated.

      Thank you!

      Reply

  2. Royce
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 15:58:52

    and are there any shops that carries them ? 🙂

    Reply

    • DinDeen
      Aug 27, 2016 @ 17:52:24

      Sorry but I haven’t checked for these recently because I am still using the old set. Any shop that sells home improvement items should have it, something similar to it, because they’re storage cubes and not specifically for pets only.

      Reply

  3. Royce
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 15:56:49

    Hi! ive been trying to find these for quite a while. ive searched in greenbelt ace hardware, glorietta, waltermart, so do u think megamall still carries them?

    Reply

  4. Janile legaspino
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 16:17:13

    How much will the grid cost

    Reply

    • DinDeen
      Apr 22, 2016 @ 23:41:54

      As stated in my post: Cube grids (a.k.a. Modular Racks) – Ace Hardware @ SM North EDSA – 795 pesos per set of 16 grids

      That was the price way back in 2012.

      Reply

  5. Dave Grabriel Eleazar
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 12:57:34

    Hi i live in lipa city where can i buy the cube grids

    Reply

    • DinDeen
      Mar 23, 2016 @ 13:09:00

      Check the storage/container section of big department stores. The cube grids is a kind of collapsible shelf, so you should find it there. I got mine from Ace Hardware’s home/container sections.

      Reply

  6. Mau
    Jun 18, 2015 @ 10:50:57

    Thisnis wonderful. I’ve been meaning to look for these but you helped anlot. Thanks!!

    Reply

  7. Gloria
    May 18, 2015 @ 00:58:16

    I can’t find the Cube grids anywhere. Can you please help. I have tried SM Fairview and no luck any other location to buy them please

    Reply

  8. Gian Alcantara
    May 01, 2015 @ 13:57:26

    Good day. I am interested of making a similar one that you have made. I am planning to have rabbits as pets and I thought of making a house for them first before I get them. I was hoping you can help me by suggesting where I can buy the grid cubes. I tried several hardware stores near my place but no luck. I live in Los Banos, Laguna. Thank you..

    Reply

    • DinDeen
      May 01, 2015 @ 20:05:00

      The cubes are interlockable multi-purpose grids that function as storage racks(for shoes, books, etc) so they may be stocked in book/household item supply shops such as National Bookstore. If you can’t find cubes, you can use rectangular grids such as the ones sold in home supply stores such as Japan Home Center ( https://www.facebook.com/JapanHomeCentrePhilippines ; posted link for reference)

      Reply

  9. Alexa Marie Gutierrez
    Aug 01, 2014 @ 14:50:11

    how do you open the cage when you want to feed or carry the guinea? you lift the whole thing or you didn’t connect the walls and the ceiling together? thank you!

    Reply

    • DinDeen
      Aug 03, 2014 @ 19:05:36

      There’s a part that is not connected completely, sort of like how cat doors work. They’re secured by metal wires that can easily be undone with human hands, but cannot be chewed through by guinea pigs.

      Reply

  10. ros
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 00:21:49

    Thanks so much! it helped me a lot =)

    Reply

  11. cersarte
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 22:19:55

    Hi DinDeen! We are interested in this post and was wondering if you’d like to update and rewrite it for http://www.petplanet.ph. Please let me know, you can contact me at petplanetph@gmail.com. Thank you! 🙂

    Reply

  12. lunalovegood30
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 15:45:40

    Do you know where I could still buy Stack & Rack? I’ve went to two Ace Hardware branches (SM North & SM Cubao) but no luck. 😦 I’ll try to go to Megamall later today to see if they still have some. Will comment here again once I find out.

    Reply

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