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July 5th, 2012

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02:58 am

We are considering moving our pigs cage into the living room but we have cats. Neither of them have ever done anything to even remotely suggest they would harm them, but we've added a top to it just to be safe. However, this has sparked their interest and they've started sticking their paws through the little squares. Does anyone know where we could get grids with tiny squares that a cat paw couldn't fit through? We've looked everywhere :(. And just for reference, he's our current setup (sans top):

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Date:July 5th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
You used to be able to get Mesh Grids. Haven't seen them in years though. I'd just go to the local hardware place and buy a roll of some wire, with small aquares and cable tie it to the top.
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Date:July 5th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
We were in the same situation a while ago. Rather than add smaller grids, we made a platform for our pigs' pen out of an old dresser and some boards I affixed to its top. The cats won't jump up onto it and we don't leave anything around the edges of the pen that they can sit on, so it stopped them from poking the piggies. Plus, now I get to talk to the piggies pretty much at eye level from my computer just across the room from them, which I enjoy.
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Date:July 6th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Another alternative: you could try putting the coroplast higher on the lower level so the cats can't actually poke the piggies.

Eventually they may get bored with the poking, too.

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