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Cage Size And Location

Laurie_03

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Hi!

I've been thinking about having guinea pigs for some times now and have read and watch a lot of thing on the subject, but I have some question unanswered.

First, the only place where I could fit the cage, in my room, doesn't exactly fit the measurement required. It would be 27" x 59" at best. It is pretty long for 2 guinea pigs but not as large as recommended. Since it's longer than the 50" recommended, is it okay?

Also, a little bit of my radiator would be under the table where I would put the cage, but I heat it at only 19°C in the winter (I could heat it more if they need a warmer room). Is it dangerous for them?

Oh and they would be in my room, at the end of my bed, I know they talk a lot. Is it a bad idea to put them in my room? I had a cage with 3 mice in my room before and didn't had a problem.

Thanks to everyone who take the time to answer!
 

Pound Shilling & Pig

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Hi welcome to the forum. The minimum size requirement for two piggies 24" by 48" so your cage sounds big enough. Of course the bigger the better but with free roaming time as well it will be fine.

The radiator shouldn't be a problem so long as they can't reach it through the bars.

A lot of people on the forum keep their piggies in their bedroom without any problems so long as you don't mind a little bit of rustling about, etc
 

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Hello and welcome.
I think it’s great that you are doing so much research before getting guinea pigs.
You will be a great piggy slave.
Looking forward to pics when you get them.
 

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I had guinea pigs in my room a few years back. I loved hearing their noises.
 

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They were not too loud? From videos I've watch I also like to hear them.
Well Jacky liked to clatter her teeth on their ceramic water bowl but I rather liked the sound! It was companionable to hear their little chatterings at night.
 

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Well Jacky liked to clatter her teeth on their ceramic water bowl but I rather liked the sound! It was companionable to hear their little chatterings at night.
I read this and thought "No I didn't!" I thought you were talking about me for a mo! :yikes::yikes::yikes: I spell my name with a "Y" too!
 
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