Moving house with pigs and c&c cage

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Hiya,

I’m going to be moving house sometime this summer. I have 3 guinea pigs and a big c&c cage (6x2 with 4x2 loft and a grid stand). It’s all cable tied together at the moment and I’ve got lots of fleece liners and houses.

I’m wondering if anyone else has relocated with a c&c cage. It’s only an hour drive, but I won’t be moving all my stuff in at once. Should I take the pigs out, disassemble, move, then reassemble? Or leave them with a pet sitter while I set everything up?

Picture of my girls in their cage. BA828F1E-7E3D-406B-ACF4-33EF0C79FEAC.jpeg

Thanks in advance!
 

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I moved recently and whilst we had a gorgeous shed for them to go to, we had some work to do to it before it was safe. They are also in c&c cages. I found it immensely less stressful having them boarded for a while whilst we moved, and could focus on us and the environment around before getting stressed about them, better for them and for us. Maybe something to consider?
 

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I'm moving myself soon too and have three pigs in a 6x2. Luckily I've got enough spare stuff to build them a c&c in my new bedroom while I get the furniture moved in and set everything up for them downstairs. I can't imagine how hard it must be if people have to move everything in one day. I can only think in that situation that boarding is the only answer.
 

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When I moved house in late 2019, I took my 3 piggies to the boarders before we started the actual move, and only collected them once removals were all finished. I thought that would be far less stressful for us and them than to try to pack up and move around the pigs, especially as it took 2.5 days to load all our stuff and 1.5 to unload.

As it happens, though they had been in a C&C, here they moved first into a Ferplast in the utility, then into a hutch in an outbuilding. But I folded up their c&c into a box with their other stuff for the move the same as I would have done if they had been using it after the move.
 

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I've moved with piggies. For me it was easier to dismantle and start over. I tend to make them fit in the residence so it might not be a perfect rectangle. I usually toss the base and start over when I move.

Also, I am not a fan of transporting them in a cage. A small animal carrier seat belted in is safest.
 
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