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Hello
I am currently looking at adopting 2 rescue Guinea pigs and I'm looking for ideas for a homemade outdoor guinea pig run. The shop ones just seem so expensive so wanted to get some ideas of how I could make one relatively easily or any 'cheats' anyone could suggest i.e using other items to create a safe run.
It would be for 2 guinea pigs which will be kept outdoors (hutch sorted and already read up on keeping them cozy!). I want a separate run as the hutch is on concrete and want to be able to move the run around the grass easily. (The hutch is a 5ft one with 2 storeys).
I would need it to keep them safe from passing cats etc.
Any help or suggestions would be welcome.
Many thanks, Roe
 

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Hiya Roe
Firstly :wel: to the forum! :)
I made a temporary run for my boys out of an old bed frame and some chicken wire. I fashioned an A frame and turned out quite well.it was about 4ft by 7ft. Hope this helps :)
 

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We now use the one in the link above. They may seem a bit pricey, but worth every penny :)
 
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Thanks Critter :), I had been looking at some like the one on your link but was a bit concerned about the spacing between the bars, are they big enough for a cat to get it's paw through to try and take a swipe?
I will place hiding places/shelters in the run so guess the guinea pigs could hide if a cat was trying to bother them but was worried as my neighbour has 3 cats!
Thanks again :)
 

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Thanks Critter :), I had been looking at some like the one on your link but was a bit concerned about the spacing between the bars, are they big enough for a cat to get it's paw through to try and take a swipe?
I will place hiding places/shelters in the run so guess the guinea pigs could hide if a cat was trying to bother them but was worried as my neighbour has 3 cats!
Thanks again :)
The spacing is about 20mm, big enough for a pigeon to get his head through to pinch the food :cen: we now put it in further. I'd say it is wide enough for a cat's paw.
 
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