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    Question Is 3x3 C&C Cage big enough for two Guinea Pigs?

    I don't have enough room in my house to fit a 2x6 C&C cage (the cage would end up spilling into the walkway), so I ended up creating a 3x3 C&C cage for my

    two Guinea Pigs. Is this big enough?
    Or do C&C cages HAVE to be a 2 by 'Whatever' size?

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    Re: Is 3x3 C&C Cage big enough for two Guinea Pigs?

    Cage Size Standards
    # of Pigs
    Minimum
    PREFERRED
    generally
    in grids
    in grids
    7.5 sq ft more is better 30" x 36" 2x3 grids 27" x 41"
    7.5 sq ft 10.5 sq feet 30" x 50" 2x4 grids 27" x 56"
    10.5 sq ft 13 sq feet 30" x 62" 2x5 grids 27" x 71"
    13 sq ft more is better 30" x 76" 2x6 grids 27" x 84"

    Your cage is 42" by 42" and that is 12.25 square footage. It is big enought just barly. I have a 4 by 5 for my 2 pigs. If your carfull about your houses and hay rack and kitchen you have enought space. A top level would make more room for the kitchen and on its own level its easer to keep the cage clean.

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    Re: Is 3x3 C&C Cage big enough for two Guinea Pigs?

    3x3 should be fine for your two guinea pigs! Don't quote me on this, but I am pretty sure is is equivalent to the size of a 2x4 which is the recommend size for two guinea pigs.

    And no, you don't have to have a 2 by "whatever" some people have 4x5 or other crazy sizes. That's what is great about C&C cages is they can fit almost anywhere, and you can make them in any shape or size! You shouldn't have the width any smaller than two grids though because a 1 grid width isn't big wide enough. I have a 3x5 cage and I love it!

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    Re: Is 3x3 C&C Cage big enough for two Guinea Pigs?

    Thanks for the quick reply! Yah I section off a small part ( 1x1 grid ) for the kitchen. I'm planning to make a second floor later on this week. I'm running awfully short on connectors though.

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    Re: Is 3x3 C&C Cage big enough for two Guinea Pigs?

    Your cage is fine for 2 pigs. A 3x3 is bigger than a 2x4 but smaller than 2x5.
    Just calculate by square grids:
    3x3 = 9 square grids
    2x4 = 8 square grids
    2x5 = 10 square grids

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