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Hi,
Would anybody recommend any 2 tier cages please? We now have 3 in a 120 cage and not sure if this is big enough even though they do come out into a big pen 2-3 hours every night? Space is limited as is cash!
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120 is minimum for two piggies. And two piggies being two sows, not two boars.
Tiers do not count, it is only floor space.
 
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That cage is too small for the guinea pigs. Getting another tier will not make a difference as ground space is what counts when it comes to giving guinea pigs space. Personally, I do not feel any ready made cage is big enough for three guinea pigs. I would make them a c and c cage. If you have it on the floor you will not need correx so that will save some money.
 

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I think it's 120 for 2 piggies but you have to add another foot per piggie. I think! I can't recommend any 2 tiers but I think they're a good idea as mine love the extra tier and that's where I put their hay and food
 

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I think it's 120 for 2 piggies but you have to add another foot per piggie. I think! I can't recommend any 2 tiers but I think they're a good idea as mine love the extra tier and that's where I put their hay and food
Is yours a complete tier, like a double cage? Or a mezzanine /shelf type tier?
 

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That cage is too small for the guinea pigs. Getting another tier will not make a difference as ground space is what counts when it comes to giving guinea pigs space. Personally, I do not feel any ready made cage is big enough for three guinea pigs. I would make them a c and c cage. If you have it on the floor you will not need correx so that will save some money.
Sorry I don't understand , I thought they were meant to be off the floor to avoid draughts, that's why I bought a coffee table to put our present cage on .? I don't understand much about building them, so why wouldn't I need correx ? I thought that formed the base of the C&C cages?
 
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Sorry I don't understand , I thought they were meant to be off the floor to avoid draughts, that's why I bought a coffee table to put our present cage on .? I don't understand much about building them, so why wouldn't I need correx ? I thought that formed the base of the C&C cages?
My c and c is on the floor away from draughts. I do not have correx as mine is stable due to being on the floor. The correx makes it stronger and provides a base.
 

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I had a c&c with lofts due to not alot of room and my boys would just sit in the loft and do nothing.

Piggies aren't natural climbers and ramps etc can cause accidents.

I decided to dismantle the lofts and use another room. Now both my boys have a 5x2 each. One floor. My c&c is on the floor but I have a correx base and have a sherpa fleece blanket under that to help trap heat. :)

The diff is amazing. They are out all the time, popcorning, zooming around. All around happier boys.
 

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My c and c is on the floor away from draughts. I do not have correx as mine is stable due to being on the floor. The correx makes it stronger and provides a base.
Do you mean the floor is the Base? Or is the Base part of the wire panels / Cubes which I thought piggies weren't to walk on? Sorry to be dim, learning as I go, and number 3 was completely unplanned but had been left alone in pet shop and my 2 daughters (who got theirs in October as an early Xmas present) said they would buy her for me as an early birthday present.
 

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You make the c&c cage then buy correx to make a base that then sits inside the rectangle made by the c&c grids :)

If you have a stable floor you can always just use a waterproof layer like shower curtains and towels with fleece liners on the top instead of inserting a correx base.

Personally I like correx.

Don't apologise. .we all have to learn stuff. I knew nothing until I joined here last april :)
 
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I have the actual floor as the base instead of using correx. This means my grids are in a rectangle and connected with cable ties. You can place a shower curtain on the floor or Lino and then add your bedding. I use towels and vet bed.

Please feel free to ask any questions. We all have to learn.
 

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I have the actual floor as the base instead of using correx. This means my grids are in a rectangle and connected with cable ties. You can place a shower curtain on the floor or Lino and then add your bedding. I use towels and vet bed.

Please feel free to ask any questions. We all have to learn.
Great minds conquer worlds ;)
 

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You make the c&c cage then buy correx to make a base that then sits inside the rectangle made by the c&c grids :)

If you have a stable floor you can always just use a waterproof layer like shower curtains and towels with fleece liners on the top instead of inserting a correx base.

Personally I like correx.

Don't apologise. .we all have to learn stuff. I knew nothing until I joined here last april :)
Ok, now it's beginning to make sense, just need to find out where to buy the stuff!
 

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Is this the stuff :

Is a 3.5 cm hole ok? Piggies won't get head stuck?
 

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or to save some cash meantime if you already have a 120 cage you could do what I did with mine and extend it out with a folding metal run and a storage tub - think the run was £20 and the tub probably a fiver but you may already have one in the house. My cage is a Skyline Maxi XL, so the edge panel flip out easily, but would depend how your cage is built.

C&C would mean everything would look less patched together and very easy to enlarge in the future so a good investment too, but I am happy with my bits and bobs cage for now. :)

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