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Nanny Bert

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Hello everyone I’m looking for a hutch like in pic please but just don’t know where to start looking lol if you can advise that would be brilliant ( must have ramps between floors ) thanx In advance x
Delivery must be available UK only lol
 

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Bill & Ted

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Hi Nanny Bert

Is your garden well sheltered from the wind? We have a 2 storey one similar to that and you need to be very careful if it’s really windy as they can be top heavy. I never put my piggies out in it if it’s very windy for this reason. I put them in a run with a small bunny box, just thought I’d mention it as it never occurred to us when we bought it.
 

Nanny Bert

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Hi Nanny Bert

Is your garden well sheltered from the wind? We have a 2 storey one similar to that and you need to be very careful if it’s really windy as they can be top heavy. I never put my piggies out in it if it’s very windy for this reason. I put them in a run with a small bunny box, just thought I’d mention it as it never occurred to us when we bought it.
Thank you for letting me know as I do appreciate it :)
But this is for indoor use only. our piggies are indoor pigs x
 

Nanny Bert

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I would go for a hutch with a bit more length space, so that your pigs can run about a bit, and then the ramps would be less steep and less dangerous.
This is the one I’ve been looking at and has had specifications from the seller ramp is approx 50 cm I’ve purchased a play tube and was going to fix to the ramps for safety and so they don’t slip ( tube is extendable plastic ) like a small version of what’s on the back of a tumble dryer lol so I was thinking 2 of those to cover ramps so I know my girls are safe .this will be going in my bedroom 🙈 so I’m ok with the height but stuck about width I already have a 4 ft double floor hutch in there so this would be an upgrade for them and I’d give this hutch to my son lol I now have the hard desision lol do I now have 2 baby piggies or just the 1 baby piggie
What it is the girl I have had a sister born last week from same parents but then this morning another 4 piglets was born (same dad dif mom lol ) so I’m Housing 2 piggies in 8 ft.but if I choose to have 3 piggies then I’d need to upgrade with another floor so the 3 girls can have space to roam .( they also have a large material ball pit with no balls in for their exercise hour) with plenty of room to run and snack lol as treats go in there too so it’s actually like dining out 😂😂

So if you have managed to follow my idea on this upgrade and the desision I need to make lol well done for following as I’ve actually lost myself trying to explain lmao xx
 
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This is the one I’ve been looking at and has had specifications from the seller ramp is approx 50 cm I’ve purchased a play tube and was going to fix to the ramps for safety and so they don’t slip ( tube is extendable plastic ) like a small version of what’s on the back of a tumble dryer lol so I was thinking 2 of those to cover ramps so I know my girls are safe .this will be going in my bedroom 🙈 so I’m ok with the height but stuck about width I already have a 4 ft double floor hutch in there so this would be an upgrade for them and I’d give this hutch to my son lol I now have the hard desision lol do I now have 2 baby piggies or just the 1 baby piggie
What it is the girl I have had a sister born last week from same parents but then this morning another 4 piglets was born (same dad dif mom lol ) so I’m Housing 2 piggies in 8 ft.but if I choose to have 3 piggies then I’d need to upgrade with another floor so the 3 girls can have space to roam .( they also have a large material ball pit with no balls in for their exercise hour) with plenty of room to run and snack lol as treats go in there too so it’s actually like dining out 😂😂

So if you have managed to follow my idea on this upgrade and the desision I need to make lol well done for following as I’ve actually lost myself trying to explain lmao xx
You can prop a chunk of wood under the ramp so that its less steep too
 

Piggies&buns

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This is the one I’ve been looking at and has had specifications from the seller ramp is approx 50 cm I’ve purchased a play tube and was going to fix to the ramps for safety and so they don’t slip ( tube is extendable plastic ) like a small version of what’s on the back of a tumble dryer lol so I was thinking 2 of those to cover ramps so I know my girls are safe .this will be going in my bedroom 🙈 so I’m ok with the height but stuck about width I already have a 4 ft double floor hutch in there so this would be an upgrade for them and I’d give this hutch to my son lol I now have the hard desision lol do I now have 2 baby piggies or just the 1 baby piggie
What it is the girl I have had a sister born last week from same parents but then this morning another 4 piglets was born (same dad dif mom lol ) so I’m Housing 2 piggies in 8 ft.but if I choose to have 3 piggies then I’d need to upgrade with another floor so the 3 girls can have space to roam .( they also have a large material ball pit with no balls in for their exercise hour) with plenty of room to run and snack lol as treats go in there too so it’s actually like dining out 😂😂

So if you have managed to follow my idea on this upgrade and the desision I need to make lol well done for following as I’ve actually lost myself trying to explain lmao xx
Guinea pigs being ground roaming means it is only the single level which counts....any upstairs areas are a bonus but can’t be counted towards their total area So, I am not sure that it is 8ft of space they currently have, it is only the 4ft single level and upstairs is bonus. if I’ve seen the right hutch on the link above, that is actually smaller on width than 4ft. So by going up three storeys and this new hutch being narrower they are losing space rather than getting extra.

I know this is how it is with c&c cages....any lofts don’t count as floor space. That is how I have calculated my hutches anyway based on the c&c rule of spacing.
 

Nanny Bert

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Guinea pigs being ground roaming means it is only the single level which counts....any upstairs areas are a bonus but can’t be counted towards their total area So, I am not sure that it is 8ft of space they currently have, it is only the 4ft single level and upstairs is bonus. if I’ve seen the right hutch on the link above, that is actually smaller on width than 4ft. So by going up three storeys and this new hutch being narrower they are losing space rather than getting extra.

I know this is how it is with c&c cages....any lofts don’t count as floor space. That is how I have calculated my hutches anyway based on the c&c rule of spacing.
Thank you 😊 here are the specifications for the hutch ( it’s doing my.brain in lol )
 

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Thank you 😊 here are the specifications for the hutch ( it’s doing my.brain in lol )
Yes that hutch is tiny on the length - and that is the bit that counts. It is only 80cm, The bare minimum they should be kept in is 120cm. The extra levels, don’t make it the right size.

The 4ft hutch they are in now provides them with more space, than this does.
 

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To be honest that doesn't look like the size or shape of hutch suitable for guinea pigs... they aren't natural climbers and some will never use a ramp however much you modify it. For a pair of girl piggies you need a basic main floor area at least 120cm long. Any additional floors don't count as extra floor space, and ramps etc remove space from the main area. This looks to have 80cmx71cm of floor space which isn't big enough. Have you checked out the forum cage size guides?
 

Nanny Bert

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To be honest that doesn't look like the size or shape of hutch suitable for guinea pigs... they aren't natural climbers and some will never use a ramp however much you modify it. For a pair of girl piggies you need a basic main floor area at least 120cm long. Any additional floors don't count as extra floor space, and ramps etc remove space from the main area. This looks to have 80cmx71cm of floor space which isn't big enough. Have you checked out the forum cage size guides?
Thank you for all the advice I will look for something more suitable x
 
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