Cage Size Advice

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Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are DIYing a new cage for our babies. Originally it was going to be super long so our two boys had loads of run space, but as many of you will know I posted about having to separate our boys. They're now booked in to be neutered in two weeks' time and the new aim is to have the cage up and done by the time they're re-bonded so that even the cages are brand new neutral territory.

My question is this; is 130cm x 60cm a large enough cage size for a male and female living together? We're still making it super long but now putting a wall up in the middle to make it two homes, and we figured out those will be our measurements. Our other option is to keep it long but make it two tiered, one for each couple, and keep it the full 260cm x 60cm, but that isn't our first choice as we'd need to give away half our living room furniture to make it fit!

Floor level cages are also preference because it would allow us to let both pairs our for floor time at the same time (also with a wall up if needed).

Opinions and advice very welcome :) thank you!

Rachel x
 

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120 cm x 60 is adequate..

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This is the minimum recommended size though so, I recommend regular floor time too
Thanks. Wanted to ask because I'm not very good with overlapping visuals such as the one in that post, and confirmation is super important to me anyway :) I'd love to give them more than the minimum size but sadly our flat is pretty small. But they will always have their pens attached and be allowed out in them when we're home, "cage only" is really just for night time or when we're at work x
 

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Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are DIYing a new cage for our babies. Originally it was going to be super long so our two boys had loads of run space, but as many of you will know I posted about having to separate our boys. They're now booked in to be neutered in two weeks' time and the new aim is to have the cage up and done by the time they're re-bonded so that even the cages are brand new neutral territory.

My question is this; is 130cm x 60cm a large enough cage size for a male and female living together? We're still making it super long but now putting a wall up in the middle to make it two homes, and we figured out those will be our measurements. Our other option is to keep it long but make it two tiered, one for each couple, and keep it the full 260cm x 60cm, but that isn't our first choice as we'd need to give away half our living room furniture to make it fit!

Floor level cages are also preference because it would allow us to let both pairs our for floor time at the same time (also with a wall up if needed).

Opinions and advice very welcome :) thank you!

Rachel x

Hello :)

yeah the bigger the better cage wise

One thing don't let two groups of piggies mix at floor time it can throw out piggy bonds irreparably
 

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Hello :)

yeah the bigger the better cage wise

One thing don't let two groups of piggies mix at floor time it can throw out piggy bonds irreparably
I was hoping to let them out together, but in separate pens, and with something up as a sort of wall in between them to avoid disruption to their dynamics. That would work, right? :) x
 

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Do you already have two pairs? If not a pair of sows could join your male/female combo and would have fun in a single level full size cage :))
 
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