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little piggie
03-08-08, 01:54 am
Hi there all i'm new to all this and have alot of questions about cage size and the best things to feed my little piggie friend. I want to make my piggie a cage but would like to know what's the best size fr my little guy.. I would like to add another piggie to my family and would like to know the best way of doing so..
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PigWooBus
03-08-08, 08:21 am
Hi! I'm somewhat new to the board but have had my guinea pigs for about a year and a half. For the cage size, you might as well build one for two pigs since you are thinking about adding a second one. It would be great for him to have a buddy! 2 grids by 4 grids is the recommended minimum for 2 pigs (that is what I have mine in). There are lots of great pictures on this site for ideas. For food, the best chart I have seen so far is http://www.guineapigcages.com/food/Veggie-and-Fruit-Charts.pdf. Very helpful for knowing what to feed and how often. For hay and pellets, go with Oxbow or KM. I feed mine Oxbow, you can order from the site Oxbow Pet Products | Welcome (http://www.oxbowhay.com) and use the store finder to find stores near you that sell oxbow. Where did you get your first pig? If you haven't tried adopting yet, you can use Petfinder.com: Adopt a pet and help an animal shelter rescue a puppy or kitten. (http://www.petfinder.com) to find a rescue near you to adopt from! Some rescues will let you bring your pig with you to introduce them before you adopt a friend, so you know they will get along (but not all do this). As far as introductions go, this website was very helpful to me when I introduced all of mine: http://www.cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm. Just some good sites to get you started! Hope they help!

newpiggiemommy
03-08-08, 08:33 am
For two pigs you will want to have a 2x4 grid C&C cage or 28in x 56in cage!

I would also recommend looking on Petfinder.com for a rescue near you! Otherwise ask around on here an people can help you find a piggie to rescue! Please do not buy from a petstore! I made that mistake and ended up with 2 pregnant piggies! One of which had two still born babies. I have also heard about petstore piggies having parasites, URI, and other horrible things! Rescue is the way to go!!!!