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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking to find a good flooring for my 2 buns. Right now they are kept in a 6 sided super yard on the laminate in our dining room with a piece of carpet remnant taking up about half the space. I don't want the laminate to get ruined by them so I was looking into coroplast. I've heard good things about it and that a lot of peeps use it for flooring in their bunny cages. I finally found someone locally that I can purchase this from but I'm not sure I should buy it. Is it pretty slick? Dude, who still has his tilted head, stays mainly on the carpet cuz the laminate is slick for him. Ruby does ok on the laminate. I guess I just need to know if Dude will be able to get a footing on coroplast. I don't want him slipping and sliding all over the place. Any input???

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corolplast is good although i could not get it here where i am so i used this alternative and it is working great for my guinea pigs. I am using bedding of course, CareFresh bedding, not just the coroplast. ....

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Here is a link on the coroplast...
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How to Make a C&C Cage
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I think it gives them more traction than the laminate. But it's not as good as a carpet. What I did for Tabby was cover the coroplast with a large bath towel. She was not litter box trained (or maybe she couldn't get there any longer) so I would change the towel twice a day.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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That insulfoam seems like an interesting alternative. Is it similar to coroplast in texture??? I see it is waterproof. And can it be used without bedding? I prefer not using bedding as I have an old vacuum next to their pen that I use to pick up any of the stray poops that don't make it into the litter box. Makes for a quick clean up. I saw the pictures you posted of the insulfoam pen you made. Nice job!

Kathydip... I asked the guy I was gonna purchase the coroplast from how slick it was. I told him I was gonna use it as flooring for my buns and he said it was really slick... slicker than laminate. That's why I wanted to ask. He doesn't have buns so I couldn't really get a good answer from him. I know a towel won't work in our case. I don't know how Ruby is with a towel but Dude eats them. I also have a problem with them eating the carpet. That's why I wanted to do away with the carpet hoping that this coroplast will be good enough for Dude to function on. I've even tried wood flooring and he doesn't like that either. But if you think coroplast is a better texture than lamninate, maybe I will just try it and see how it works. I might just have to leave some carpet in there for him.

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the insulfoam is not the same texture as coroplast..its also cushiony and doesnt seem slick to me as the coroplast is....and you can get a really big piece cheap at Lowes. It is waterproof but i would still put something down..,maybe newpaper at least. Like i said i use carefresh as bedding with newspaper underneath. You could try without any bedding and see how it goes. The insulfoam is cheap and if it doesnt fair well you can get another in time.
If you try it i hope you post some pics so we can see how you did yours.
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If the insulfoam is cushiony I would think it would provide more traction than coroplast. Penelope was able to hop around the coroplast that I have abut slide all over the laminate.
Maybe try the insulfoam instead. I have never seen it. I will have to check it out.
I am lucky none of my buns eat towels. Although they put holes in my nice (well used to be) covers for the couch in their room.

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Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
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Well maybe I'll try the insulfoam then. It is cheaper. But one more thing. Ruby is a digger. Will she be able to shred this stuff with her nails? She digs up the carpet ALL the time. I wouldn't think she would be able to shred the coroplast..... but how about this insulfoam? Any input on that?

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hmmmm i dunno. I dont have buns. My piggies dont bother the bottom but then i have bedding down too. They could dig down to the bottom if they wanted to though. Guess you will find out if you try it.
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