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    Is this DIY bookcase too small?

    Hello! I'm adopting two young female Guinea Pigs on Wednesday and am planning on creating a DIY cage. I'm basing the cage off of a bookshelf. It's 71 inches tall, and the width of each shelf (total of 5) is 29 inches. However, the depth of it is 11 5/16 inches. I plan on making the top three into a cage with ramps. Will this be too small?
    Here's the link to the bookshelf: https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garde...Bookshelves%7C

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    Re: Is this DIY bookcase too small?

    Additional levels (and height) do nothing for pigs. They need flat open space to run and exercise. At least 10 Sq feet of open flat space - 12 is preferred.

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    Re: Is this DIY bookcase too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggyGrandma15 View Post
    Additional levels (and height) do nothing for pigs. They need flat open space to run and exercise. At least 10 Sq feet of open flat space - 12 is preferred.

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    What do you suggest I do?

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    Re: Is this DIY bookcase too small?

    There are plenty of ideas in the gallery section of this forum. Perhaps you can get some inspiration there.

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    Re: Is this DIY bookcase too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by _mads View Post
    What do you suggest I do?
    Did you already have the bookshelf? If you do, you could lay it on it's back and put some waterproof material on the bottom. It will make a good cage for 2 pigs.









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