You might have heard of C&C cages for animals and thought it was a cage manufacturer company.
But the double C stands for “cubes and coroplast”, or sometimes “cubes and correx”. These types of modular and customizable cages are perfect for small animals like guinea pigs.
The cubes part of the C&C are the walls of the cage, which are square shaped. They look like small playpens, which is essentially what they are.
The coroplast or correx refers to the base of the cage. These are both brand names of a material which is a type of durable corrugated plastic sheet and is often used for other things like signs. Coroplast is a natural polymer and is not considered toxic, though plastic should never be ingested no matter what type so it’s important that the coroplast is in good condition. Coroplast has long been used for guinea pig cages thanks to its long lasting, tough, waterproof, non-toxic and lightweight properties. Combined with the “cubes” aspect of C&C cages for guinea pigs, you can have yourself a large, safe, custom sized cage or enclosure for your guinea pigs that won’t cost as much as many of the alternative types of large cages out there.
Coroplast is an United States manufacturer and Correx is made by Corplex which is based in the USA and Europe. However there are now many copycat type versions of this cage type around, including some Chinese made products which aren’t always going to be of the high quality that you will get with the more expensive products.
Some of these types of cages are also sold as enclosures or playpens for small dogs and puppies, as well as for rabbits. They’re useful for any small animal; making them great for guinea pigs. Some C&C cages come with a roof panel to make a fully enclosed cage, while others are open top. As with any cage, you need to keep your c&c cage clean by regularly removing all the poop your guinea pigs produce, even if the cage is only used for short periods of time.
C&C cages are a great way to be able to move your guinea pigs to different areas without the hassle of having a large cage set up in multiple spots around the house or property. If it’s going to be used outside, the same rules apply as any time your piggies are outdoors – careful supervision and absolute protection from any possible hazards and predators. It goes without saying that an open top C&C cage should never be used outdoors with guinea pigs inside.