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Member Gallery: Commercial Cages

Discussion in 'Housing and Enrichment' started by daftscotslass, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Piggies4us

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    We pick up our piggies on Thursday so they have not been in there yet but I have an oil cloth tablecloth, towels and fleece to use in there
     
  2. Lucy1666

    Lucy1666 Junior Guinea Pig

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    does anyone remember how to keep the ferplast 120 shelf in without the slope side on i took it out for easy cleaning but would like to put it in but dont want to take the whole cage top of every time to clean :)
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  3. sarah298

    sarah298 Junior Guinea Pig

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    Can anyone recommend a cage suitable for 2 boars that would look nice in a front room? They are currently in a 4x2 c&c cage but are looking at changing it to something like the ferplast indoor cottage 2 tier. They used to have a bigger c&c cage with a loft but when we moved house we didnt have the room so reduced it to what it is now.

    Edit: have seen a Lounge Small pet cage on gumtree close to us, measurements are: 116cm tall, 108cm wide and 56cm deep. Could this be suitable at all?


    We have 2 house rabbits as well so we need to try and fit in space for their hay tray, food etc and litter tray in the room too.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  4. eileen

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    i would try for a bigger cage,120 cm x 60 cm is the minimum recommended cage for 2 piggies,pets at home have 140 cm ferplast cage on offer,ive the liberta cage that is 150cmx 77cm from pet planet,ive 2 boys in this ,and has a stand,and messane area,which i adapted with fleece.you need to provide an area for roaming freely if you are going to get a small cage.hope you find a suitable cage,there are lots of pictures of cages in this section.
     
  5. sarah298

    sarah298 Junior Guinea Pig

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    We were looking for slightly bigger than the 120x60 tbh but were after something aesthetically pleasing like the Ferplast indoor cottage (Blame the other half!) and with 2 tiers as it worked well for them with their last cage. Will have another look through the galleries on the laptop as they dont load well on my phone.

    Thanks
     
  6. CavySlave23

    CavySlave23 Junior Guinea Pig

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    This is the Ferplast Rabbit 120 Guinea Pig and Dwarf Rabbit cage and the dimensions are 51 x 120 x 58cm. I bought this cage from Zooplus. It is easy to clean and a good sized cage to house two young boars.

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  7. CavySlave23

    CavySlave23 Junior Guinea Pig

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    Here are some better photos of the cage when I first got it. NOTE: It did house three boars at one point but this was only temporary until I could sort out larger accommodation for them.

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  8. TheBoarsBaggins

    TheBoarsBaggins Junior Guinea Pig

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    Hi all. I'm Jess, the human of Frodo and Bilbo, two boars born January 1, 2017 and adopted on Feb 3.

    Cage Type:
    We initially purchased a rabbit cage but after a few days we decided it was too small for two. So we took to Amazon and purchased this Midwest Guinea Habitat Plus (white cage). The black cage is their play lobby which we detach at night. They sleep in the white cage on a table at night with us. The black cage is a poor attempt at a C&C cage. We wanted their entire cage to be C&C but we failed miserably and ended up with this annex. Worked out pretty well in this end as a daytime playpen for them.

    How many piggies are kept in it: Two boars. We plan on adding another Midwest Habitat this summer.

    How easy it is to keep clean/if you'd recommend it: I like this setup. I have a layer of coroplast in the bottom covered by two towels and a fleece blanket. I'm pretty much the sole cleaner of these cages and fitting the towels and fleece into the bottom of the Midwest Habitat is a bit exasperating in the moment but they love a clean cage so it's worth it when watching all the popcorning after the fact. In the C&C annex, I just have two dog pee pads beneath a layer of fleece which doesn't get very messy. They prefer using their litter box which contains bedding. I really like these two cages because we travel a lot and they're easy to set-up and take down.

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  9. Kealey

    Kealey New Born Pup

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to the land of piggies and so far our little piggy Val has settled in so well! We currently have 1 piggy as we want to understand her personality before adding another.
    So far this is our piggy cage it's a 120×60 decorated with liners and bed from piggy boutique she's amazing!

    I'm wanting to make changes to the cage, add a second level ect, and have it more open. Has anyone else done this?

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  10. Lorcan

    Lorcan Adult Guinea Pig

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    Two Midwest Habitats joined together. I forgot just how fiddly that damned velcro could get. Love the result but man, huge amounts of patience required.

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  11. flowerfairy

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    Here is Mistletoe and Jingle's 150 x 75 cm cage. The R6A. Got it online cant remember where from. It has been a base for tso rabbits when they were babies and a home for Basil, Pip and Jacky guinea pigs. It is strong and i feel relaxed that they are safe from my two dogs.

    The dogs arent allowed in the guinea pigs room, but just in case.

    Lovely big cront opening door and roof.

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    here are the Jingle (orange) and Mistletoe (blonde)

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  12. CarnivalPiggy

    CarnivalPiggy Adult Guinea Pig

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    @flowerfairy what a cosy cage x mind me asking where you got the blue thing your piggy is sitting on? Is it good?
     
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  13. flowerfairy

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    soz only just seen this. The blue thing is a bathmat from ebay folded in half and yes its really good. I have three of them now as they are so popular with J and M
     
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  14. JulieG

    JulieG Junior Guinea Pig

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    I have downsized cages due to moving house and sadly only having 2 gps now, having lost one before Christmas. Anyway, after hours of research and thought I went for the Ferplast 120 from Pets at Home (currently £50). I have doubled the space available by adding an 'outdoor' area using C&C grids and fleece blankets. I have had both C&C and a hutch in the past and definitely feel that my gps feel happier and safer in a covered home (with extra space for when they want to venture out!). This seems like a good compromise.
    I am still deciding how best to keep the hay area separate from the fleece but it's a work in progress (any suggestions welcome!). The gps seem very happy and are enjoying exploring their new home (hiding in the house when I took the photo!).
    I have cleaned it out once so far and the top was easy to release in order to remove the wet bedding and sweep up. I've lined the base with puppy pads, newspaper and fleece and made a fleece forest from a shredded fleece blanket for hiding. The cage is going into a spare bedroom when we move along with my son's XBox so they'll be able to keep each other company!
     
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  15. flowerfairy

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    I would put hay in the cage and everything else in the run. Lovwly space for your remaining two.
     
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  16. George and Max

    George and Max Junior Guinea Pig

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    Just upgraded the my two boys from the Little Friends 140cm to the 160cm.
    It measures 160cm by 80cm and has given them loads more room.
    Bought online from Little Pet Warehouse for £139.99 which is a huge price jump from the previous model.
    We can't have C&C as we have two very naughty cats who like to try every which way to get to them, so this was the next best option. 20170426_143320.jpg 20170426_143528.jpg
     
  17. piggieminder

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    we've got that cage too @George and Max we love it, it's so sturdy. The price has gone up a lot since we bought it 2 years ago, I suspect the demand for bigger cages has made suppliers realise they can get away with charging more. My OH made a loft to add an extra dimension for Spike and Peanut. The upstairs is now completely filled with an underbed storage box with a door cut in it at the top of the ramp, I fill it with hay and they eat, burrow and sleep as they please. I cover the ramp with vet bed off cuts to make it softer on their feet.

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    The ramp on the top slotted into the side of the saftey rail so they could come and go for floor time, this wasn't popular as they don't like full floor time and prefer a playpen!
     
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  18. George and Max

    George and Max Junior Guinea Pig

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    Yours looks great! There is so much height to it, the first thing we said is we need to figure out how to make anew upper level. The new houses I bought have formed a shelf with the roofs and I've given them a solid bridge but nothing yet, early days as they've never had a ramp or anything
     
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  19. Eileen's Mum

    Eileen's Mum Adult Guinea Pig

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    Cage Type: Little Friends
    Where it was purchased: Ebay £69
    What size it is: 140cm x 70cm (with home-made added loft area)
    How many piggies are kept in it: 3 sows
    How easy it is to keep clean/if you'd recommend it: I use fleece and puppy pads with a couple of litter trays. Very easy to clean with the 2 large top opening doors. The 2 side doors are also big enough to make it easy to get both arms right in and reach all the cage. It's a little more awkward to clean under the loft area I added but it's still not too bad. It's a good size cage for the money. The base is really deep so if you do use a loose substrate/bedding, it wont get everywhere. It's well made and sturdy. Good value for money I'd say.

    This was the very basic layout I setup before I got the pigs and before I added the loft area. I covered one end with a fleece to give them a safe area:

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    Once the girls had settled in I added the loft area, plus I had also added 2 hay racks (again, Little Friends brand off eBay) to the far end above the litter trays. The hay racks can be accessed from both levels and there is a water bottle on both levels. The loft area is then covered with the fleece to keep them feeling secure. The loft is just thick MDF held in place with screws and cable ties then covered with a puppy pad and fleece. The ramps were bought off eBay. :

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  20. loopylucy1990

    loopylucy1990 Junior Guinea Pig

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    this is the same as my cage but mine look really full were yours dont? any advice?
     

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