New cage

Oliver_chance

New Born Pup
Joined
Jul 30, 2020
Messages
32
Reaction score
12
Points
60
Location
Canada
Hello! I’m looking into getting my skinny pig a new cage. He is outside most of the time. Should I make one or buy one? He is only 3 months old so any Specific sizes? Thanks a bunch!
 

PigglePuggle

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
8,034
Reaction score
26,847
Points
1,975
Location
Liverpool
Hi, skinny pigs aren't really outdoor animals, they need a very narrowly controlled temperature range and easily get too cold or hot. Do you mean outside in a run during the day? Even with that you would have to be very careful he doesnt overheat or get sunburn. Skinny pigs were bred in science labs and dont really have any natural outdoor hardiness... what size cage do you have now? Please show us some photos of your piggy and your housing set up, then we can advise you better!
 

Piggies&buns

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Aug 2, 2018
Messages
9,485
Reaction score
11,478
Points
1,925
Location
Cambridgeshire
in terms of size of cage, as your piggy needs a character compatible friend then it would be best to prepare for that and get a cage suitable for two boars rather than getting a new cage now and having to change it again when he gets a friend. The measurement for two boars is 6ft x 2ft or a 5x2 c&c.
 
D

DM090820

Skinnypigs are really particular about their environement, it even comes down to such silly things as scents, would you believe that more so than any other breed, they're more sensitive to hormones due to their chromosonal differences to the usual breeds, so if they're handled by a teenager they tend to show more discomfort, given the pheromones that're released, it's called the off-gassing effect, I'm sure you already know this, and will have taken the necessary steps to avoid this issue, but it's worth noting.
 
Top