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09-16-06, 07:47 am
Just curious- how come the minimum recomended cage size is 7.5 sq ft? Why not like 4 sq ft or something? Just wondering-not trying to be smart or something,

09-16-06, 08:28 am
More room gives your pigs more area to excise and just be happy. Think of it in terms of humans. A pig in a small cage, even 4 sq feet, is like a human living in a bathroom. We have the choice to roam freely and go where ever we would like and are not confined to one area. Pigs spend a majority of time in their cage, and they eat, sleep, poop and play in there. They need the extra room.

09-16-06, 09:02 am
Here is what it says on the home page of this site about larger cage sizes

Bigger is better! For the health and well-being of your guinea pigs, beyond the minimums, provide as large a living area as you can manage. Cubes and Coroplast (C&C) cages are an easy and inexpensive alternative to the small cages used by breeders and those sold at pet stores. Follow the minimum cage size standards of 7.5 or 10.5 square feet and you will see your own guinea pig's behavior improve significantly. Enjoy the new antics of your happier, healthier, and perkier guinea pigs in their proper environment

The old breeder-espoused cage standards of 2 or 4 square feet are dead and no longer apply. The new standards have been proven out over the years with worldwide adoption and success. Read some of the Testimonials (http://www.guineapigcages.com/testimonials.php) here and surf through the many internet guinea pig forums (http://www.guineapigs.info/forums.htm), lists and groups with unending positive results demonstrating improved health and well-being of guinea pigs everywhere. For further reading about 'why bigger cages' see the Benefits (http://www.guineapigcages.com/index.htm#Benefits) section below, the About Us (http://www.guineapigcages.com/aboutus.htm) page, and the References (http://www.guineapigcages.com/references.htm) page.

09-16-06, 01:18 pm
They can also get out of their poo and pee.