Ellen, the rescue's board secretary and occasional foster mom to rescue pigs, was telling me the other day that she had to do some repairs on her C&C cage to deal with a leaky spot.
Now, I've never had any delusions that these cages are indestructible but do know they're tough stuff. Makes me wonder what those pigs of Ellen's are doing in there all day. Must be some rowdy pigs!
Anyhoo, she tells me she fixed the cage as follows:
- gave the coroplast a thorough cleaning and drying
- put packing tape on the outside where the pigs couldn't chew at it (I imagine that 3M's super-strength clear packing tape would be a good choice)
- spread non-toxic Elmer's Glue on the inside of each corner
- allowed the cage to dry a full 24 hours before putting bedding and pigs back in
It's certainly a low-cost repair. I'll be interested to hear from Ellen how long that glue holds up, or from anyone else who's tried this kind of repair. Especially someone whose pigs tend to use one or two corners as their "designated bathrooms."
[Thanks for the tip, Ellen.]