Anyone able to quickly answer a question about our hutch and RSPCA inspection?

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I was struggling to find a hutch the right size for 2 guinea pigs so I asked a local joiner to build one for us.

Hubbie has just picked it up and its 4ft long by 2ft deep but its only 1 1/2 foot high even though we told him 2 foot. It looks ok to me but Its not going to past the inspection is it? Just need to know asap so I can take it back to the man if needs be.

Bit cross that I paid to have the thing make to our spec and its not right!
 

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Is it for Guinea Pigs? I think the recommended size is 4ft by 2ft so should be ok fingers crossed! X
 
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Yes I think it is 4ft x 2ft.

Despite that I'd still have a moan especially as you have paid him especially to build it to your requirements! grrrr

Hope the inspection goes well :)
 
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It is 4ft wide by 2ft deep I just thought the height had to be 2 foot too? Maybe I've got it wrong. How annoying though that you pay somebody good money and give clear instructions and he got it wrong grrr... I just want my piggies to be happy!
 

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2ft high isn't really necessary, in fact I find if the hutch is too high the guineas get a bit scared - remember naturally they shy away from 'open plains' and hide in their burrows, so a huge tall echoy hutch can be a bit scary!

My response to this was to build a mezzanine floor :)) must get the photos up!

I am sure 1 1/2 ft is fine, most of mine are around that high. 1ft would be too small though.
 

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2ft higher hutches are more for rabbits :) 1.5 should be fine for pigs :)
 
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Thanks all :)

Just had an email from Becky at Walsall and she said it's fine :)

Sooooo relieved, can't wait to have my piggies
 

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Height isn't that necessary as long as you can fit toys and piggies in there. What would you need the space for? It's not like piggies are that tall... :))
 
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