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Thought I'd post my hutch on here :) It is the Bluebell hutch from pets at home with the cover, and has two storeys, each measuring 5' by 2'. The hutch itself is normally £99 and the cover is an additional £50, but we got both second hand for £60. There is a pair of 4 year old boars in it, who still manage the ramp easily! It did come carpeted by the previous owners, which should help. I haven't cleaned it yet as I only got it a few days ago, but so far it seems easy enough to keep clean - this is however helped by the previous owners covering the top floor in Lino and the fact that they only seem to be going to the toilet in their bedroom area. So far I would recommend this hutch as it is a very good size and seems fairly well built - I'm not sure how it would do outside without the cover though. Now for pictures :lol:

Hutch with cover: http://s350.photobucket.com/user/imogensmith28/media/Phineas and Ferb/F3BD6247-84EC-46A2-AE65-D4B72F36D1A3_zpsuviwviqu.jpg.html]
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Cover rolled up: http://s350.photobucket.com/user/imogensmith28/media/Phineas and Ferb/54EA224A-C2D1-4C91-A6EF-7DA260E492AE_zpsj8chyrgd.jpg.html]
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Bedroom area: http://s350.photobucket.com/user/imogensmith28/media/Phineas and Ferb/54361BFA-9F91-44D9-97A8-B8DFFA980171_zpsnjkrbpuj.jpg.html]
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Upstairs: http://s350.photobucket.com/user/imogensmith28/media/Phineas and Ferb/4D5EB5A1-E518-43CF-94AD-914E129F07CB_zpsswlpktzx.jpg.html]
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Bottom right: http://s350.photobucket.com/user/imogensmith28/media/Phineas and Ferb/EB4E3FBB-9D30-435A-820D-E2B5EA96BEC5_zpsz4btvw3z.jpg.html]
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Bottom left: http://s350.photobucket.com/user/imogensmith28/media/Phineas and Ferb/28F5A1C7-CE14-42C9-B6B9-883BE3E22898_zpsumah408y.jpg.html]
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The boys enjoying it: http://s350.photobucket.com/user/imogensmith28/media/Phineas and Ferb/44433B35-EBD8-49E3-B1CD-32C16077B32E_zpsik1ippw1.jpg.html]
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Then we have the run that came with the hutch - I have no idea where it's from but I really like it. It has been made more secure by tent pegging it into the ground and using twisty wire things (blue things on the pictures) to secure the roof. http://s350.photobucket.com/user/imogensmith28/media/Phineas and Ferb/C758AD6D-916D-4C3B-A3AC-A47DC091D6D0_zpsnw8asiym.jpg.html]
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For those wanting ramps, Wickes are selling 2m lengths of heavy duty squareline guttering for only £4.49 a length. It comes in black, white and brown. It has a flat bottom and angled sides, perfect for ramps. I'll attach a photo shortly. ;)
 

MadPiggies :D

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Esther, I have done the same thing in my one storey hutch. I bought a ramp online, can't remember where from. The surface is coated in a green non-slip material, which my guineas manage fine. I know Amazon had these ramps for sale too, they are not too pricy. May be worth a try?
Above the bedroom I have made a hayloft. I used a cat litter tray, which I cut a doorway into that the ramp sits in. I then put a cover on by using the bendable stick hideys, if you know what I mean?
Can I have a photo? Xx
 

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First ramp done today while cleaning, as it stretches across the full width of the hutch, I no longer need the litter tray and foot to raise it. Plus as its a snug fit, I no longer need to screw it down which makes it a lot easier to take out and clean. ;) (I have been a busy DIY bunny today! :)) )

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I'll do the same with the upper deck and replace this current set up with the same as the photo above. ;)

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MadPiggies :D

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First ramp done today while cleaning, as it stretches across the full width of the hutch, I no longer need the litter tray and foot to raise it. Plus as its a snug fit, I no longer need to screw it down which makes it a lot easier to take out and clean. ;) (I have been a busy DIY bunny today! :)) )

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I'll do the same with the upper deck and replace this current set up with the same as the photo above. ;)

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Please read my latest thread :( I NEED YOUR HELP! I don't know what to do :(
 

furry critters

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That''s brilliant ! I must admit , 3 ft isn't enough floor space for guineas - but, you've made up for that with the top floor . - Do they use the ramps ?
They do use the ramps,they were a little unsure when I got them bit they are quite happy to use them now.
 

HollyDolly

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Hello everyone. I'm a new piggy owner to three gorgeous girlies.
My set up was originally done for rabbits but they passed away a few months back. My little ones wanted guinea pigs this time around.
Please excuse the mess in the garden but hubby is still doing finishing touches to it so bits and bobs everywhere.

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Thought I'd post some more pics of my hutch with the runaround system as the pigs are loving being back out all day now the weather has improved! I have the bluebell pets at home hutch with a pair in the top and a pair in the bottom level (I blocked up the ramp for now). They cant mix as The boys on the lower level are not neutered, and I think Chewy on the top (neutered) would not be happy about the other boys getting friendly with his mrs!

The round around system is really a great investment - the small run I have connected it to is IMO too small for long periods, but once connected to the hutch they have tons or room, and love to whizz up and down! Even with the height it drops down the pigs love it, the wooden log roll I use to support the tube also helps to make the drop from hutch to run less steep.

So planning to get another tube and door set for my boys on the lower floor so they can also go in and out when they want - it's lovely hearing their feet clicky clacking in the tube when they run up and down and Poppy and Chewy (on the first floor) wait at the gate till I open it in the morning!
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Chewy leaving the run (because I am taking a photo - typical!)
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and chewy emerging in the hutch - to tell Poppy not to go out as I am taking photos (p.s. Chewy is a very long haired piggy and I recently cut his hair - so now he looks like a muppet)
 
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