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    Smile What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    Once I move out of my dorm for the final time in two weeks (I'm graduating), I will be getting one or two guinea pigs. I am in between getting the Midwest Cage and the C&C cages. And if I get a C&C cage, I don't know what size I should get? I don't have a lot of space, but I do have space. Let me know your thoughts!

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    Re: What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    get a C&C cage, and build it yourself. it's cheaper, and if you ever want more than 2 piggies, it's really easy to make it bigger. plus, a Midwest is only big enough for 1 piggy I believe, and pigs do much better in pairs.

    you can get grids at KMart, walmart, Fred meyer, basically anywhere.

    and you can get coroplast at home Depot (near plexiglass) or lowes

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    Re: What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    Is a medium C&C cage a good size?

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    Re: What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    it's okay for 1 piggy, for 2 girls you want at least the large size (2x4). but it'll be cheaper to build yourself, (it cost me $60 to build it myself, with lots of extra grids, it could have been $40 but I wanted to build a cage stand as well)

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    Re: What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    For two girls, a 2x4 or a 3x3 will work fine. A 3x3 is 1 square larger then the 2x4 and slightly harder to clean on a 2 grid high stand.

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    Re: What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    Does it change if I get two boys?

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    Re: What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    boys need more space. a 2x5 or 3x4 for 2 boys.

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    Re: What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    IMO, I think boys do better with wider over longer. So a 3x3 or a 3x4 works better.

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    Re: What Kind of Cage Should I Get? C&C or the Midwest Cage? What size?

    Definitely go with a C&C. I have two young boars and thought the Midwest would be great. It meets absolute minimum requirements for two guineas but I quickly discovered this cage is not big enough for them. Fleece forests are the way to go though - they provide cover without taking away floor space. It'll do for now but I'm planning to expand within the next few months to a 2x4 with a 2x2 loft. Might not have the room for a 2x5 but we'll see.

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