Following a fall-out between my boys, Eddie and Spike - you can read about it here. I have had to purchase a new hutch. I went for the Chartwell 4ft 2 tier hutch. It seems to have had good reviews. It is certainly very sturdy. Before I assembled it I put on some sticky-back plastic to the floors. I'm not sure if this will be strong enough but it does have a layer of newspaper, softwood shavings and hay above it. So time will tell. I sealed the edges with gaffer - tape to stop any wee running down the side, and also help stop draughts. I then painted the internal walls white (using pet-safe paint), just so the guinea pigs stand out a little. The one thing that lets this hutch down badly is the thinness of the hardboard on the back and on the roof. A miserly 3mm. So I attached some thermal insulation on to the back and on to the roof and boarded it in. I fitted a tarpaulin and also a Scratch and Newton hutch hugger over the hutch. So hopefully it will keep the worst of the weather off. Just a couple more pics. One with Eddie checking out his new home. And the finished article. I do still try to give them time together. I put them next to each other in runs in the garden. Sometimes I put them in together - under supervision - but it just does not work. And lap time I try to get them together. But there still is no change to their current negative situation.