Free roaming Piggies?

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Hey there!

Recently I have been bringing out my 3 girls for daily floor time. They're in a 5 x 6 CC cage but they still love the extra room of course!
Floor time consists of them going into a large metal run added onto their cage, allowing access to the middle of the living room. I was wondering if anyone has let their Piggies run free roam instead of in a run (hiding cables etc). I'm worried they'll hide under a sofa and never come out! Haha. What are your experiences?
 

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I have free roaming piggies in the living room, except from 10pm to 8am or when hubby and I go out for the day. They do go under the coffee table and a ratan chair (I've put fleece there so they can eat and sleep there whenever they want to) but we blocked any entry area that would get them under the sofa. The sofa is by the wall so it's easy enough to block.

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I did have free-roaming piggies and my friend also has them now.

I blocked behind the sofa (a favourite poop and pee place) and kept wires hidden.

I miss having the piggies running around x
 

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I have free roaming piggies in the living room, except from 10pm to 8am or when hubby and I go out for the day. They do go under the coffee table and a ratan chair (I've put fleece there so they can eat and sleep there whenever they want to) but we blocked any entry area that would get them under the sofa. The sofa is by the wall so it's easy enough to block.

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Lovely set up! I'll deffo give it a try, thankyou!
 
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I have free roaming piggies in the living room, except from 10pm to 8am or when hubby and I go out for the day. They do go under the coffee table and a ratan chair (I've put fleece there so they can eat and sleep there whenever they want to) but we blocked any entry area that would get them under the sofa. The sofa is by the wall so it's easy enough to block.

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I'm sure I have the same hutch as you, and your ginger is so much like mine. Does she have red eyes?

I love your setup - it's great :)
 

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Mine are part-time free range. At the weekends they have the run of my dining room, but they’re blocked off from my living room (it’s open plan and we have to go through their room to get to the kitchen, so there’s lots of interaction) because there’s just too much for them to hide behind, pee under, chew up etc in the living room. Having said that, they have chewed the mortgage file - now somewhere safer- the chair legs, the walls and the bottom 4inches of the floor-length curtains are filthy - I have no idea how they’re that dirty but it must be the pigs! They have a pen that they go into at night or when we’re out and they do most of their toileting in there too.
 

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I'm sure I have the same hutch as you, and your ginger is so much like mine. Does she have red eyes?

I love your setup - it's great :)
Thank you! My ginger piggy is a neutered boar named Prince (in honour of Prince Harry 😂). He doesn't have red eyes. He's the most laid back and most tame piggy we've had.

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I have free roaming piggies in the living room, except from 10pm to 8am or when hubby and I go out for the day. They do go under the coffee table and a ratan chair (I've put fleece there so they can eat and sleep there whenever they want to) but we blocked any entry area that would get them under the sofa. The sofa is by the wall so it's easy enough to block.

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oh my goshhh ! I was about to order that strawberry bed on amazon. Which size did you go with ? Super cute.
 

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When Gladys and Pippin were little I just put them on a fleece and they stayed on it... so funny how they wouldn't dare step on the wooden floor 😂 one time Gladys legged it under a table and took me ages to get her out...
 

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oh my goshhh ! I was about to order that strawberry bed on amazon. Which size did you go with ? Super cute.
I ordered the medium size. 😉 It's quite flimsy though and I cut the bottom layer so it's an open bottom. My piggies love going inside to eat in private there, but one of my piggies, Sierra, keeps on tipping it over. 🤦
 

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I have free roaming piggies! They hop in and out of their cage as they please, I just keep a little book wrapped in a soft blanket so they find it easier to jump in and out of their cage when they feel like it as well as blocking off access to our TV/behind the TV. Move all your cables and wires though, both my lamps, Google Home and laptop cable have been munched on in the past:hb:
My girls get so excited if you hide little bits of veggie around the room too for them to find! They love being able to roam free!
 

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My two free roam when we are in. They mainly just sit under the chairs but it's up to them which I think they like. My only struggle is the poo and wee so I try and put towels and liners under the chairs. We have had guineas in the past that did nibble everything in reach but these two don't so they are ok with wires etc.
 
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