Need Ideas To Build A Corner Cage!

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Yusuf

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hey guys, so me and my girlfriend have decided that we want to get some guinea pigs, we want around 3/4 guinea pigs, so weve been looking in shelters and rescues for some. our original idea was that we wanted to free range them, but due to our house being quite furnished, we dont want them getting under furniture, or biting wires, or getting injured or hurt, so I've been looking online, and I cant seem to find out how to build a cage, I've seen the c&c cages, and I do see the perks, but I cannot find the supplies ANYWHERE and if they are for sale, theyre just too expensive. so is there anything I can do to build a nice cage for them. If possible a corner cage, and if possible something like how people use the detolf from ikea for hamsters, but something bigger for guinea pigs, could I use a converted shelf/desk/etc for them?

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Where are you based? I got the wire squares for the c&c from costco at a good price, the beauty of c&c us that you can build to your own specs.
 

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its not that its too expensive, well partly, but my other con about c&c cages is that I just feel I could give my potential herd so much more room and space to play, run around, exercise and get away from each other if needs be, but I just dont want a c&c cage
 

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Most guinea pigs don't jump so the bare minimum is just correx off the floor and fence the edges and that will do them. Nor do they try to chew their way out like gerbils. They would rather stay in the area they know. They do feel safer with more covers but that's more to do with accessories than the enclosure.Nor do they chew wiring - unless you got green cables. They go for green and shiny things like duct tapes, like they may be veggies.

P.S. Total area is important - have enough space with everything they need in it and they will not want to go anywhere else.
 

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This probably isn't what you want but if you wanted a commercial corner cage, this is the only one that I know of but you should be aware that not all piggies use a ramp although a ramp tunnel or sides can help to coax them http://www.littlepetwarehouse.co.uk...age-rabbit-guinea-little-friends-p-12641.html
I really dont want a cage, per se, I wanna be able to give them as much room as possible, and when I had a similar cage for my rabbit, when I was a teenager, it was terrible
 

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there are quite a few places that do wood and plexie glass cut to size. So that maybe a route you can go down. The Lack tables could make a good base and then screw the wood or plexie grass to the legs, the tables then being upside down so its open top? Line the inside of the cage with lino or those self adhesive tiles so they cant chew the legs. There is also the Linnmon table tops that may work as a base. Just a little food for thought :)
 

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I was thinking just the other day about making a corner hutch on legs with a matching run coming off the side.
Could look nice?
 

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Most guinea pigs don't jump so this bare minimum is just correx off the floor and fence the edges and that will do them. Nor do they try to chew their way out like gerbils. They would rather stay in the area they know. They do feel safer with more covers but that's more to do with accessories than the enclosure.Nor do they chew wiring - unless you got green cables. They go for green and shiny things like duct tapes, like they may be veggies.

P.S. Total area is important - have enough space with everything they need in it and they will not want to go anywhere else.
My piggies have been known to chew black phone charger cables, hence my living room is now totally piggie proof.
 
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