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lindsey's boys
07-05-05, 11:35 am
I was wondering what else I could fit in my 2x3 cages, because the pigs always sleep in their beds, eat, drink, poo, ect. Right know all they have besides food, water and hay is: a wooden house, a bed, a towel (in Chip's cage,) a pillow case (in Rodney's cage,) a bell (in Rodney's cage,) a mirror (in Chip's cage,) and a ball for each pig. Any ideas would be great.

Thank you,
Lindsey

guineapiglvr14
07-05-05, 11:41 am
Maybe a ramp or just a tunnel of some sort.

lindsey's boys
07-05-05, 11:47 am
I'll try making a second level, and I'll put a tunnel in. Thanks!

dagwellismypigy
07-05-05, 12:55 pm
THey are probably lonely. I know seperating them wasn't your idea, but thats exactly how Dagwell was before he got his friends. They seem to really miss eachother.

pennick
07-05-05, 02:38 pm
You can just change items in the cage. You don't have to always add things. Take out a house and put a different one in. This will interest them for awhile. Just make changes every few days rather than adding new ones.

love4pigs
07-07-05, 09:41 am
I made a grid tunnel by bending a grid and then put fleece over it - my boys love it!! Oh, they also love bird toys, I can hear them playing with the little bells all the way upstairs, which may or may not be a good thing. lol.

Ly&Pigs
07-07-05, 02:45 pm
My pigs love the bird toys too. They like to ring the bells. I just make sure they have larger bells on them so the pigs don't pull them off and swallow them.

CuteButShyPig
07-07-05, 03:25 pm
Make a shelf, one that isn't a second level but is easily to jump onto. I have one and my pigs love to run under it and jump on it all day. And it's all in one level.

Piglet
07-07-05, 03:52 pm
I used to have that too cutebutshy! They LOVED it

TheQueen
07-07-05, 05:35 pm
They actually like plumbing pipes (un-used, of course). I bought a few curvy and straight ones for about $3 a piece at Home Depot, and they love them. Just a neat alternative for a tunnel I suppose.

aqh88
07-07-05, 11:55 pm
The cheapest, greatest toy ever: packaging paper! The thin sheet of paper they use to pad things in shipping boxes. They absolutely love it. You can crinkle it up in all sorts of shapes and tunnels. They burrow through it, sleep on it, run over it, drag it around, chew on it.... Of course after all that they pee on it and it has to be thrown out but it's the greatest 3 hours of their life. I order enough stuff online to get a good supply for free but I think you can buy it at any store that sells shipping supplies.
Hay thrown over top of anything is fun. Whether it's just a bent grid, an igloo, or a wooden house but tunnels work the best. Don't forget the stuffed paper towel and toilet paper tubes. If you haven't seen that pic of the stuck piggie in the tube be sure to split them down the side first then stick in some veggies, hay, oxbow critter treats... The temporary toys are the best ones. The big long box my air purifier came in was great fun for floor time until of course it got peed in a few too many times. When they were little opening up the ends of kleenex boxes made a great toy to run through but now they are a bit big to fit. Any of chunk of cardboard or paper is fair game. My boyfriend has been throwing them his old white tshirts which they love but do a good job of ruining beyond what washing can fix. Rolo is the only 1 of the 6 that really does like bird toy bells and she still thinks the temporary toys are lots more fun.

The Magic Taco
07-08-05, 03:04 am
My guinea pigs avoided the bird toy. Where did you get the little shelf thing? It sounds cool! Spencer would love it!!!
CoCo is ENORMOUS! He would split the rolls!!! :D

lindsey's boys
07-08-05, 04:40 am
Thanks for all the replies. Sorry I have not been on the computer much, but my computer was almost lost to a virus. I'll have to try all of those ideas, and see what the pigs like best. I cleaned Rodney's cage yesterday, and put in brick steps leading to the top of his wooden house; so far he has not gone up.

Zeander
07-08-05, 05:28 am
My piggies love their futon. They lay under it, on it, run over it, and eat hay from it.

CuteButShyPig
07-08-05, 09:10 am
My guinea pigs avoided the bird toy. Where did you get the little shelf thing? It sounds cool! Spencer would love it!!!
CoCo is ENORMOUS! He would split the rolls!!! :D

First I made it out of regular grids and it seemed to far out to me (sense(sp?) I have a 2 X3 cage). Then I took a side of my old store bought cage and it was shorter and big enough to sit, sleep and popcorn on. You can also cut 2 grids in half and use that.

The Magic Taco
07-08-05, 05:28 pm
I can't get any grids at the moment, so is there anything else I could use? Do you think old tissue boxes are ok?

Percy's Mom
07-09-05, 07:23 pm
Babies and piggies play a lot alike! They both love the boxes more than the toys. If you make sure that there isn't any plastic they can choke on stuck to the box and cut the openings bigger, so they don't get trapped, tissue boxes make great choices for piggy amusement (as do cut down cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc etc etc)

The Magic Taco
07-09-05, 07:38 pm
Cool, thanks!

Tiffany
07-12-05, 01:44 pm
My pigs love the "fridge pack" box from a 12 pack of 12 oz Dasani. I opened both ends and put a hole in the side. And it's big enough for my 3 1/2 lb Ginger to play in!

Ziggysmom
07-12-05, 09:06 pm
I know you can get corner shelves from Petsmart and HomeDepot has corner shelves too. I just zip tie them to the corner and put shelving liner on top with twist ties. Right now Stardust has two in his cage, but Ziggy doesn't. He loves them since he used to have them. My two are in 2x3 cages one on top of the other with a grid stand. ( I had to separate). Ziggy used to also love the under shelf storage baskets zip tied to the back of the cage. Just place some hand towels on the bottom. He seems to hate the feel of fleece and sheepskin so anything with that is a no-no for him. Stardust was the happy recipient of Ziggy's Cuddle cup since he hated the feel. You just need to experiment.

I agree the homemade toys are the best.

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Funnygpigs
07-13-05, 11:49 am
I made corolplast tunnels for my pigs. I made them with out bottoms so no poo to clean off of them everyday. They love running through them. You can make them any size. Just make a three sided box, with open side for bottom. You can make it any size to fit any cage. Or, old sock with bedding stuffed into it (they love to drag it around). I also use bird toys (the kind that are all safe wood). I hang them from the side of the cage. Plus, I have a brick in there cage. They love to jump over it, and climb on it. :0)

I was wondering what else I could fit in my 2x3 cages, because the pigs always sleep in their beds, eat, drink, poo, ect. Right know all they have besides food, water and hay is: a wooden house, a bed, a towel (in Chip's cage,) a pillow case (in Rodney's cage,) a bell (in Rodney's cage,) a mirror (in Chip's cage,) and a ball for each pig. Any ideas would be great.

Thank you,
Lindsey

The Magic Taco
07-15-05, 09:32 pm
Can you put a rodent hammock in a petstore bought cage? I want one for my pigs!!! They're so cute!

amfeider
07-15-05, 10:52 pm
If it is big enough why cant you make a c&c.

The Magic Taco
07-16-05, 12:14 am
I found out about CC cages after buying the petstore one.

Ly&Pigs
07-17-05, 09:44 pm
And that means you can't make a C&C? Make a C&C cage for your pigs and attach the petstore cage to the side and use it as a hay house.