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As @Tiamolly123 mentioned above, is it possible for you to get a tiered cage if you can’t go longer or wider? I’ve attached a picture from Google to show you an example. Obviously you would need something to cover the tops so as not to risk the cat getting hold of the piggy.
 

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What about one of these from eBay or amazon, they make a great flexible home and have zipped top and waterproof base, they come in various sizes and they can be squished into tight spaces being canvas, could you squeeze in one of these?


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also its FABRIC, FABRIC gets wet and to the point its stuck, FABRIC is bad for piggies
 

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Fabric in general is not bad for guinea pigs? I'm confused. The pen @Bill & Ted suggested can not harm the guinea pigs.
Plus with its waterproof base it getting wet wouldn't be an issue. And normally, there is a puppy pad then fleece on top for bedding, although some people use paper based bedding or hay. All work. I also wouldnt be to quick to shoot down their suggestion since it seems you are having problems with space, and this flexible pen would probably work great.
 

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Please listen to what people are saying regarding cages. They just want the best for your piggy. Your current one is far too small. It's not fair to keep a pig in unsuitable accommodation just because you don't have space for a bigger cage. They do also need a friend. If you can't give your piggy what it needs the kindest thing to do would be to rehome it to someone who can.
 

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but you dont understand... if we have a bigger cage, the closet wont open. its just too little of space... i want to work up but i dont know how


like there is 10cm free space max if i moved the feeder
 

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Can you place a bigger cage in any of your other rooms? Bathroom, hallway, living room? What about on a table or work surface, or make a deep shelf?
 

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We do understand. People are trying to make suggestions to help. However if you can't make space in that room or another, bottom line they can't be kept in a cage that small. It's unfair.
 

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we have no living room. Living room=grandparents room and they dont wanna live with smelly messy piggy
Bathroom is small. nono

My great grands room=she wont let it and its small too and she would overfeed
like all rooms are small or occupied
 

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Well sorry to be so blunt, but your piggy NEEDS company and a much bigger cage. If you care about their wellbeing you won't want them to suffer. Maybe it's time to look at rehoming options.
 

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:agr:with @badwolf , a guinea can NOT live in these conditions. It is unfair to the guinea pig, especially since they cant do anything about it.
 

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oh well. I'm gonna keep it because i cant do anything to rehome it i dont know anyone who could take it and pet stores are cruel
 

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On the top of the forum page there is a "Rescue Locator", maybe you could check it out and see if there are any rescues in your area.
 

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oh well. I'm gonna keep it because i cant do anything to rehome it i dont know anyone who could take it and pet stores are cruel
I'm with you in your dislike of pet shops. However keeping her in a cage that small all alone is cruel. There's no point in sugarcoating. If you don't want your piggy to suffer you need to rehome them. Look for rescues. Advertise online. You cannot keep her. It would be selfish.
 

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My hospital cage is larger than the cage you have and I think that is too small but as it's only temporary and for an ill piggy or one recovering from an operation it's fine. I certainly wouldn't want to keep one in there permanently as it's home. As others have said your cage is far too small. Guinea Pigs are also NOT dirty and smelly if you clean them out regularly. We are only trying to help you give your piggy the best life and living in a tiny cage on its own is not a happy life for a piggy. You have have been given some good suggestions above.
 

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To put things in perspective, my hamster's cage is bigger than that. Your piggy is in a cage that is even under the minimum recommended size for a hamster.
 
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