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From table height to floor level

Helen82

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Not sure if I'm going to be able to do this as it requires a lot of furniture re-organisation, but I'm pondering moving Stanley and Primrose's C & C cage from where it is at the moment on top of 2 tables to down on the floor. Hopefully this will make exercise, lap time etc a lot easier and also at the moment the cage is slightly too wide for the table and buckling a bit at the front. Aside from how I'm going to reconfigure furniture and storage of their stuff and my stuff, my main concern is whether two piggies who have spent 3 and a half months living at table height might feel vulnerable and nervous being permanently down on the floor? I don't have any other pets so they're not at risk from passing cats or dogs and they live in the spare room so they wouldn't have constant walking past them. Just a bit worried that if they lived a lot lower down than they are used to, I would go from being the benign food-bringer to terrifying giantess!
 

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In the time they have been with us ours have changed height several times from floor level, onto a C&C grid stand, up onto proper tables, and Ruby is now back down at floor level.

I can honestly say that it hasn't made a differecne at all, as I always chat to them in the same voice when I approach their cages, and I think they know I am usually armed with food of some description!
 

Helen82

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In the time they have been with us ours have changed height several times from floor level, onto a C&C grid stand, up onto proper tables, and Ruby is now back down at floor level.

I can honestly say that it hasn't made a differecne at all, as I always chat to them in the same voice when I approach their cages, and I think they know I am usually armed with food of some description!
Thank you, that's reassuring!
 
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