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    Question Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    I have two guinea pigs names aero and mars i took great care of them for the last year, all tho my dad finally moved to our house cause we lived in another country. We already had lots of furniture in our new house but now the cargo came from the old house we were in. we unboxed everything and filled up the house. we threw away lots of things but now there is still no space for my guinea pigs they cant be in my room cause its so small and my parents wont let me put them in the living room so i was thinking downstairs again where they were they said there is no space so i decided to talk to you guys cause this is frustrating, i didint know it will be this full i also use a guinea pig habitat cage witch sucks. i was thinking a c&c but they are expensive if you buy them from a website we dont have coro where i live. what do i do is there any cages that are compact for small spaces but still give them the right cage size? any wall cages ? because now we fight alot ab the guinea pigs and how much money is used. BUT i dont wanna give them away their my little children any ideas also cage tips to not make them smell like actuall poop

    and i use aspen shaving and please dont say paper is good cause its expensive i need to take care with them nicely but on a budget if you know what im saying (have any questions ask below ill be great to answer)

    I LOVE MY GUINEA PIGS but really tho i need help and a good cage and somewhere to put them.
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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    Can you get a loft bed and put the cage underneath?

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    I had my guinea pigs on the floor for a bit because I had just newly adopted them. For about a month or so I had them on the floor. I actually ended up taking off my closet doors, moving a table in there and putting the cage on top, and it worked splendidly! If you have any extra closets, take off the door and put in a folding table and it works perfectly.


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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    What about making a cage with several levels and ramps connecting each level?

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    You don't want more than two levels with guinea pigs, and only one is better. They need a big flat space to run in.

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    What does the forum think about building a multi-level cage; each level approximately 18 x 40 inches. Each level would have a connecting ramp for three guiea pigs to transit.

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    Quote Originally Posted by jshank View Post
    What does the forum think about building a multi-level cage; each level approximately 18 x 40 inches. Each level would have a connecting ramp for three guiea pigs to transit.
    That's too small for guinea pigs.
    See this size chart:
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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    A cage consisting of multiple smaller levels aren't a good option for guinea pigs, they need a large flat area to properly exercise (and guinea pigs need to be able to exercise on their own terms, so taking them out of the cage for exercise is not a healthy long term solution). Another issue with multiple smaller leveled cages are, despite the maths adding up to the required amount of space, guinea pigs often will still act the same way they do when housed in cramped spaces, this can include increased aggression towards other guinea pigs and/or depressed behaviour.

    At least one floor, on its own, of a multi level cage needs to meet the size requirements for the number of guinea pigs you have (so for 3 guinea pigs, at least one floor should be 13 square feet on its own). Guinea pigs can also bicker over ramps, and ramps take up floor space.

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    i was thinking should i save up for this i have space! http://www.hamster-homes.com/shop/su...optional-roof/ this or that http://www.hamster-homes.com/shop/su...roof-120x60cm/

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    Quote Originally Posted by k.h.guineapig View Post
    If you have any extra closets, take off the door and put in a folding table and it works perfectly.
    That is, assuming you don't mind how your clothes smell.

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    Ha, yeah. I moved my clothes out of there.


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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    @TBSam, that is not suitable for guinea pigs, and it's beyond expensive. You can find a much better cage for much less money than that.

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    then what cage im not allowed c&c for some reason because my mom dont like them

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    It can be anything you want. You just need something with a large flat area for them to run in. If you use a loft, it should be large enough for two pigs, and should have a wide, gently sloping ramp.

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    Here are some cages in the uk that are a good size for a pair (close to or over 1 square metre)

    Here they are listed from smallest to largest. If you have two boys the biggest one (the rabbit 160) is the most suitable.

    https://www.ferplast.com/eu/krolik-160.html
    https://www.ferplast.com/gb/rabbit-140.html
    https://www.ferplast.com/gb/rabbit-160.html

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    But if you use a cage like that, you need to cut another door in that bottom compartment. Not only is that a place that invites fighting, it would be difficult for you to separate them without sticking your hand in to grab one of them. And that could result in a bad bite on your hand.

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    if only shipping to canada was a thing

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    Quote Originally Posted by TBSam View Post
    if only shipping to canada was a thing
    Amazon.ca sells and ships the Ferplast 160 and 140 to Canada.

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0133L...uQL&ref=plSrchhttps://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0133L...uQL&ref=plSrch
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    Thank you ahhh

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    Re: Where Can I Put My Guinea Pigs? (HELP, PLEASE)

    Also, since you already have a Midwest habitat, you can easily reinforce the Midwest habitat floor with cubes using zip ties. Of if you have the Midwest plus with the cover you can zip tie the cover to the bottom. This makes it possible to put the Midwest up on a dresser or desk.

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