Newbie, set up inspiration?

BilingualPiggies

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Hello and thank you for having me here, looking forward to learning lots about looking after piggies from you all. We are hoping to rehome a pair of guinea pigs as soon as one becomes available locally and are getting ready. I've ordered a Ferplast 140 and a couple of fleece liners and cuddle sacks so far. We will probably upgrade to a C&C set up but this should do for starters and the Ferplast was a good deal on Zooplus. I'd love to see your Ferplast set ups for inspiration? Am I right that I can just have the fleece as a liner and then make a hay tray at one end of the cage (from a cat litter tray or just in the smaller bit at one end of the cage?). Then I need a house for each guinea pig and I already have one cardboard tunnel. What else? If you use fleece, do you also have extra smaller fleece mats that can be taken out and cleaned more often? How easy is it to encourage piggies to wee mostly in one part of the cage? I'm sure I'll have lots of other questions!
 

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I’ll add some guides in below for your inspiration

Are you on a waiting list at a rescue centre?

If you are using fleece, then you need something absorbent underneath such as puppy pads.
A Detailed Guide For Fleece Bedding

Having hay available in more than one area is wise. You don’t want one piggy to be overly dominant and stop the other from getting access. Two of every item is essential.

They can’t be litter trained. You are going to get pee and poop everywhere. They will pee where they eat but as they also pee in their sleep, you’re going to have wet patches all over.

Member Gallery: C&C cages/homemade cages
Member Gallery: Commercial Cages
New Owners' Most Helpful How-To Guides and Information
 

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:wel: Guinea pigs are essentially incontinent and will go wherever they are. They do wee and poo where they eat and drink.

If you’re getting a pair of boars then I’m afraid the ferplast you bought won’t be big enough. If it’s sows then it’s big enough. It’s always better to speak to the rescue as some do have housing requirements.

Hides should be two exit ones so no pig can be cornered.

You could have some extra squares of fleece for the high traffic areas. Some(including myself when mine were indoors) use noodle bath mats on top of the fleece. They’re then changed every 2-3 days.

Have a read of the links above. They go into more detail than we can for every post!
 
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