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NPadgham

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Hi all,

I am adopting two 10 month old boars in two weeks and, although I was initially adamant that they'd have to live in our shed, I'm now hoping to convince my husband to allow them to live inside with us.

C & C cages look great but I have two young children so I need a good quality cage with a roof. Could anybody recommend some cages that might suit?

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Natalie
 

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Please try and get them indoors, it is bitterly cold and you would need some sort of heater in the shed. You can make a C&C with a roof, you will probably find some pictures in the members' gallery. The Ferplast 140cm cage is very sturdy and you can get a stand to put it on. If you had a separate excercise area so the piggies can have time out of the cage every day you might consider that one. Look online for best prices. The bigger the cage the better it will be for the piggies, they do love to stretch those little legs of theirs!
 

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c and c, ferplast are all good. Can you keep 2 sow piggys in massive playpens?
 

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My hospital cage is a ferplast 120, I also used it to bond Lola and Alfie before they moved into their hutch together. ;)
 

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I actually bought that exact cage this morning - great value! I also found a pretty big ball pool (150 x 120) for £10 on amazon that I'll be using for floor time each day.

My rescue were ok with it, as long as they were sheltered i.e. A shed or garage although they prefer indoor so are pleased that I've changed my mind. They would only rehome guineas already used to living outside if that was the plan though.
 

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That cage looks quite small to me, but if they are going to have floor time every day I guess it would be okay. "C and C Guinea pig cages.co.uk" do cages with roofs for those with kids or other pets. You can get everything you need from one place.
 

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I do appreciate that ideally their cage should be larger but a 120 cage is pretty much the biggest we can accommodate at the moment. The alternative would be for them to live in the shed in a big hutch but the general consensus is that they really need to be inside while the weather is this cold. I feel comfortable that with plenty of time in their run they'll be just fine.

Ultimately these piggies are going to be warm, well fed, clean and very much loved so I don't think we're doing such a bad job.
 

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Oh and come summertime they'll be given the biggest run I can afford, our garden is 150 foot long so I can certainly spare them more space outside.
 

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I have the zooplus Skyline Maxi, bought as a temporary measure, but now I am keeping the boys indoors permanently I had to extend it as for two big adult males its just too small for them - now my cage is 157cm long and I'm hoping to upgrade to one thats the same length but a lot deeper too. If you look in the commercial cage section you can see how I extended my Skyline cage using a folding run and a underbed storage tub!

They are so much more chilled out being in a bigger cage, though they get along they do need a good amount of space between them if they want it.
I think 120 cm long cage are probably only adequate if there is nothing else in them but once you put in cosies, tubes, food bowls etc I found they really become cramped. :)
 
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