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    New Piggie

    So thank you everyone for your advice! I got my Guiness a brand new cage & a friend.


    I will be switching over to fleece soon. I am in the middle of a move actually to a new house. Currently i do not have reliable access to a washer/dryer. So no worries there.

    This is the new guy. He is such an adorable fluffy guy. They told me he was just weaned. I named him Bacardi


    This was their intro:


    I should have done it on neutral ground eh But they both seem fine now, calm and not fighting or anything.

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    Re: New Piggie

    Cute Guinea Pig Bro!

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    Re: New Piggie

    They are cute, glad they are getting along.

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    Re: New Piggie

    That cage will not be large enough for two male pigs, especially with one still to go through adolescence.

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    Re: New Piggie

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    That cage will not be large enough for two male pigs, especially with one still to go through adolescence.
    eh I read that the minimum space requirement is 7.5 sq feet & this cage is 8. On every site I checked it says the cage is good for 1-2 guinea pigs. I looked at like a million websites, including this one and that is what it says.

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    Re: New Piggie

    I Agree With bpatters, Its not big enough.
    But i do like you're guinea pig

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    Re: New Piggie

    But that's a MINIMUM, and males require more. Adolescent males require even more than settled males.

    They should be fine for a few weeks while Bacardi is young, but as soon as he gets old enough to assert dominance, that cage is going to be VERY small.

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    Re: New Piggie

    Quote Originally Posted by eckokitten View Post
    eh I read that the minimum space requirement is 7.5 sq feet & this cage is 8. On every site I checked it says the cage is good for 1-2 guinea pigs. I looked at like a million websites, including this one and that is what it says.
    It is true that 7.5 square feet is the minimum, but for two male piggies it is extremely recommended to go up a size, as they need a bit more space than females.

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    Re: New Piggie

    well that sucks. I wish all the websites would have made it clear that they were basing it off females. I took minimum to mean..well minimum I didn't realize it was not meant for males. Not one site I read clarified that. How confusing

    I guess it is nice that the cage can be added to easily. I won't be able to upgrade for a while though.

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    Re: New Piggie

    It's okay-your cage will work for a while. Look at me, both of my boars lived somewhat peacefully in a cage less than half that size for a year of their lives!(Thankfully that problem is solved)

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    Re: New Piggie

    What a cutie!

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