150cm Cat Proof Cage With A Second Level/balcony?

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Olivitree

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Hey all!

I've currently got a cage which is a BIT too small, I have two guinea pigs, one aged 5 years the other aged 10 weeks, in the near future I'll hopefully be picking up a third guinea pig, a young neutered male with any luck but I need a bigger cage before that.

My issue arises when I need something that has a sturdy top to it, our guinea pigs are kept in a room which the cats are allowed in, they are currently in a 100cm cage(I thought it was larger, just measured it, slightly annoyed its so small) which is okish for now as the 10 week old is very small and my 5 year old isn't as active as she use to be so they can easily sit at opposite ends if they need to, but Oxford is going to get bigger, so I need a bigger cage, and when I get the male I'll need a really big cage!

I'm thinking 150, with an extra level or "balcony" http://www.dabners.co.uk/product-5127-trixie-rabbit-150-indoor-cage.html something like that looks ideal if the balcony is strong enough but I can't seem to find them in stock anywhere, if anybody has any idea where I can get something similar, or how to MAKE a cat proof one I'd be very interested in hearing about it!

Note, the cats are NOT hugely interested in the guinea pigs, they wont try to open any cages or bust in, but they do watch them, might put their paws through the cage if given the opportunity and if it has no top, they will get in and I don't know how they would act.

Any and all suggestions would be fantastic :D

I'm also keeping them on towels under fleece, if that makes any difference to suggestions.
 

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We've got two of those cages - they are huge! The upper floor is good too, but would need covering as it just a bare wire surface. The spacing in the bars is quite big and your cats could get their paws through quite easily. Dabners is where we got ours from. They were good, so it might be worth getting in touch with them.

What about a Ferplast 140 cage? Although smaller, there is more than enough room for three piggies - we've got three boys in one at the moment. You could also fashion a second floor if needed. The spacing on the bars is much smaller.

If 150 is the way forward for you, this might be an option? http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product....mTsYTb4dLhH3sL3-nZmlNndT4oQ0rZ7HYsaAho38P8HAQ
 

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140 would be fine too, as long as it's big enough for a pair of ladies and a boar, I'm not afraid of a bit of DIY either :) I'll have a look at the ferplast too!
 

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I have the ferplast 140 for my two sows and I made some adaptions. Took out the two houses you get with it and made a ramp/loft area instead...



They love the loft and spend the nights lying up there together. I find this set up much better than the 2 plasric houses you get with the cage as the little doors to the houses are tiny and if one blocks the door whilst the other one is in it then it has potential to lead to quarrels!
 
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