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Ridgefire
12-31-12, 06:18 pm
My wife and son just had to have guinea pigs. I was against them. But came home from work one to day find 2 piggies in a small store bought cage. I was ok you realize that is way too small but I was told no they would be fine. I came home a week later and there were 3 piggies. That is when I put my foot down. I had a space in my office area and a counter top that was used for my tools and such. So the journey began to figure out sizing and best way to build. Because I am against store bought only because I love to tinker and do odd jobs. I had 2 cases of tiles in the basement from a old job. So started with tile-ling the counter seeing as it was only 1/2 plywood (again this was my work bench) Then came the decision on cage wall material, my first thought was chicken wire but then I was like no too tacky. I happen to be walking through my local Home Depot when I came across the shelving, so I had the walls picked out. And we have 2 cats so this thing definitely needed a roof or would come home and have no piggies. Well with out further ado here is my "extended family"

This is Ash
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/ridgefire/ash3_zps640dfb54.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/ridgefire/ash1_zpsb5345796.jpg

This is Charolette
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/ridgefire/char2_zpse7a5fb1a.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/ridgefire/char1_zps12433472.jpg

And this is Tony
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/ridgefire/t2_zps3ae68dcd.jpg
But poor Tony is either going to be neutered or he is moving to the son's girlfriends. Don't need more

Gforcepiggies
12-31-12, 06:31 pm
welcome to the forum! your pigs sure are cuties!!!!

Wildcavy
12-31-12, 06:43 pm
Welcome to the forum! All of your piggies are cute. I especially like Charolette's coloring!

ACHlove
12-31-12, 06:46 pm
you have some super cute piggies! I love Ash's little mohawk. That cage is AWESOME! I love the tiles I bet they're sooo easy to clean.

Ridgefire
12-31-12, 06:59 pm
you have some super cute piggies! I love Ash's little mohawk. That cage is AWESOME! I love the tiles I bet they're sooo easy to clean.

That was the whole thought process. The front wall lifts right off and I take a wet rag and wipe the tiles down. I don't use any cleaners just hot water afraid of leaving a toxic residue. You can't tell from the pictures but I just got done cleaning the cage. I try not to put the wood shavings at the end where I feed them just to help keep the area clean. Not that they care by the time I have to change the shavings they are everywhere.

T1ggerPigLuvur
12-31-12, 07:03 pm
You can use a 50/50 vinegar and water solution. I use it to keep my coroplast nice and clean.

Ridgefire
01-01-13, 05:01 am
I just re read my post. I still didn't introduce myself. My name Mike, I am a 911 Dispatcher and a Fire Fighter/EMT. Huge animal person. We have 4 dogs all rescues from the Humane Society and 2 cat again from the Humane Society.

doglaurasmudge
01-01-13, 09:48 am
Hai! Your cage and piggies look stunning! The food in the picture in the bowl looks coloured, and I don't think that's good for piggies, somebody will have to back me up on that xD Plain pellets are the best route to go!

Ridgefire
01-01-13, 10:14 am
Yeah its the wild harvest blend, which we didnt know was bad for them till it was too late. Going to do some more checking around to see if I can find a better quality pellet. Someone on here mentioned trying a feed store which is a great idea I never thought to check there. But with the holiday they arent open.

doglaurasmudge
01-01-13, 11:14 am
That's good, shame their not open!