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    Cage in bedroom??

    Okay so I currently have a 2x6 cage in my living room, but my husband and I are planning on remodeling our living room. We want/need new furniture which means we have to move the cage. our cage only fits nicely on one wall, but we want to put our new tv stand there.
    So my question is, is it fine to put them in our bedroom?? we are also going to change things up in our sleeping room, we're going to get rid of two pieces of furniture which would leave a perfect wall space for our piggies. I wouldn't have a problem with them there, but my mother-in-law thinks it would be disgusting.

    any advice or opinions would be helpful! thanks!

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    Re: Cage in bedroom??

    Is your husband or are you a light sleeper? If so the guinea pigs could cause some noise that may be a problem (noises such as drinking from the water bottle, rustling around in their hay, or running laps).

    I personally have some of my guinea pigs in my bedroom with no problems but I am a very heavy sleeper. I do also feed my guinea pigs all of their vegetables an hour or so before I go to bed. That way they don't wake me up first thing in the morning with wheeking as they don't expect anything special for breakfast.

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    Re: Cage in bedroom??

    Quote Originally Posted by Soecara View Post
    Is your husband or are you a light sleeper? If so the guinea pigs could cause some noise that may be a problem (noises such as drinking from the water bottle, rustling around in their hay, or running laps).

    I personally have some of my guinea pigs in my bedroom with no problems but I am a very heavy sleeper. I do also feed my guinea pigs all of their vegetables an hour or so before I go to bed. That way they don't wake me up first thing in the morning with wheeking as they don't expect anything special for breakfast.
    I can be somewhat of a light sleeper but they wouldn't bother me. I've slept in the living room twice and it went fine.

    I'm glad to know that you have your piggies in your bedroom. That was the main reason for my question. I thought maybe people would think it's "unsanitary" to have guinea pigs in the same room where you sleep because it might smell.


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    Re: Cage in bedroom??

    Quote Originally Posted by audizzy View Post
    I thought maybe people would think it's "unsanitary" to have guinea pigs in the same room where you sleep because it might smell.
    If you are going to keep your cavies in your bedroom, then you need to have excellent cage hygiene. Also, my #1 suggestion would be to invest in an air cleaner! I find that it is invaluable to ensure that there is no cage smell in the room.

    My cavy cage is in my small home office where I spend a great deal of time, plus my hanging clothes are in the same room. No bad smells allowed for obvious reasons. I purchased a Homedics air cleaner about six years ago and it has run 24/7 for all that time. The filter isn't cheap, but I just brush it regularly and replace it once or twice a year. Buy a good air cleaner and it will function well and last a long time. I find the Homedics to be relatively quiet and the noise that it makes is more like white noise and is rather soothing.

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    Re: Cage in bedroom??

    My pigs are in my room and the only problem I generally have is that they kick hay and bedding everywhere. I don't mind much but sometimes people think it's gross, and if I sit on my floor I often have to pick hay off myself afterwards.


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    Re: Cage in bedroom??

    Thanks, I will definitely look into buying an air cleaner!


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