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Default Playpen - how to make a Correx playpen

For a long time now i've wanted to make a playpen to better free range my hamsters and mice, but I was never really sure how to do it.

*insert lengthy "ideas I had" paragraph here*

Long story short, a girl on the rattie forum made a playpen out of coroplast, shared the idea with the rest of us, and we all followed suit :P

I bought 10 sheets of coroplast, and this pen only uses six, so I can always make it bigger if I feel the need!

atm it's 5ft long and 2.5ft wide [it's also really shiny and drives the dog mental]


binder clips. They were slightly more expensive than the plain black ones, and you got less of them, but they came in assorted patterns


Pip used it first, because she tends to be the first to wake up.








Then Callum.


Contrary to my assumptions, it was Callum who (eventually) tried to dig his way out I really thought Pip would hate it.

but after hearing about how his sister, Toffee, reacted to her new playpen, I really should have seen it coming Still, he genuinely enjoyed it for over half an hour. after that i got in with him and he was okay again.

i'll just have to add more stuff and make it really FUN.

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Old 08-27-2009, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a brilliant pen, it gives me more ideas now.
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Ha, finally a simple idea for a playpen in an apartment! I really dont have much space and i need something i can store away when im out... great!! Thank you for posting this
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That really is fab helen. It is perfect for putting up and easy storage. Great idea
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Helen, where did you get the coroplast from?
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Ha, finally a simple idea for a playpen in an apartment! I really dont have much space and i need something i can store away when im out
I'm in the same situation as you! My rodents do have their own room (a family friend worked for the housing sector at the time I applied for a flat and she managed to pull some strings and get me a two bedroom!) but it is fairly small. and all the rest of my stuff is in there

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That really is fab helen. It is perfect for putting up and easy storage. Great idea
I only wish I could take the credit The original coroplast pen idea was sassy73's, and lynnb though of using the binder clips (both Fancy Rats members)

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Helen, where did you get the coroplast from?
The correx came from Mulberry Design and Print. The have plain white or coloured. I bought a ten pack of white 32"x24" short flute for 25.94, including delivery.

[Long flute means that the "flutes" follow the longest dimension, and short flute, the shortest dimension. So basically if you were buying 32"x24" sheets and wanted the playpen to be 24" tall, you'd want to buy "short flute".]
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Thanks for that info Helen.
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That is such a good idea
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Hi! So it took me some time to find the material (i had no idea where to search), and i had to use a box and cut it up, instead of that color..thing you mentioned, but here it is! Finally Sheldon has a proper playpen... now he is totally spoiled.
I will post this thing in another forum and put all the credits you put, i hope its ok

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Thanks so much from Sheldon and me!
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Wow Sheldon is one lucky hammy
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