Teenage Guinea Pig
- Sep 10, 2020
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Hello all, I just to share how easy and cheap it is to make a huge cage for your guinea pigs which is I think is less than half the price of the miniature 100cm x 50, which are unfortunately are commonly sold in pets at home and infact was my first indoor guinea pig cage. Not only do you save money but the guinea pigs have 10 X the space. It's also a small fraction of the price of the minimum requirements cages which are often very pricey for the space they provide! I wanted to maximize the space and use every cm of space I could, I knew I wanted it in this room so I didn't use my C & C grids to make the main Cage. I ordered corroplax and used two sheets of this and it slotted together and measured it exactly so the sides would press up against the wall so the guinea pigs would be unable to get out, the correx unable to move and provide protection to the wall and be very easy to clean! The cage is around 228cm x 213cm providing the guinea pigs with over 52 square feet of living space. The fleece I use is also very cost effective also, it's £2.99 per polar fleece and underneath I just use puppy pads and only change the pads when needed. I used the left over grids that I didn't use for the main Cage to create a second story which is completely separate to the cage which I didn't place against the wall, to allow the guinea pigs to run round and do scalectrics (which they do all the time as well as providing numerous hideys). To add to this it's fairly simple to move when cleaning as it is not attached to the cage so this can be placed anywhere in or out of the cage making it more interesting for the guinea pigs. To add to this, the plastic grids at the top stop the hay falling out! The second story and the ladder also provide around 5 different hideys to my herd of 5 which they often use!
Sorry for my long post I hope someone finds this useful!