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    What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    Hi all,

    I'm new to being an owner, but I love my little Luna dearly. That said, she's grown up by herself for her one year of life and I want to get her a little companion as I fear boredom hits her pretty hard.

    I'll prioritize this thread for questions about the cage. I have this one in the X-Large variety-->https://www.amazon.com/Living-World-...ing+world+cage

    I fear it'll be too small for another pig unfortunately, but I simply do not have the time or space to build a cage. So how limited are my options for going store-bought? In the pictures too, you can see my cage barely fits on to my desk there. Is there any way to keep the new cage on there and possibly purchase some kind of cage stand for either side that extends over the width of the desk? That really is the only place for my piggie with my current living situation.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    How about this cage?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...d_i=2975537011

    You can move your desk a little to the front and add plywood on the top to make room for new cage.

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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    Quote Originally Posted by lissie View Post
    How about this cage?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...d_i=2975537011

    You can move your desk a little to the front and add plywood on the top to make room for new cage.
    I actually noticed this one -->https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0133LNLJY..._t2_B0133LNLS0 in the suggestions of that one. Wonder if it would be okay as the size is pretty nice!

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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    WHOA that cage is so cool!! Bookmarking

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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    Okay so... I actually have the same cage as you, but I have the XL and I LOVE it for my two piggies.
    I'm like you - super limited on space. The only place for my piggies is in my office and my office has to be a functional space.
    Additionally, we have one dog who can reach the cage, so something pet-proof was a must. She's never been interested in them at all, but better to be safe.
    So an open C&C wouldn't work, either.
    My point is - I can relate, so I suggest getting this same cage in the XL size. http://a.co/6DQBDQ0
    It takes up more space, and it'll go over the edges, but should still fit well on the desk you currently have yours on.
    Note: So that they don't feel cramped, I give them play time in a mini-fence with lots of floor space when I work in my office.
    Here's photos of my two pigs in the XL and the shelf I keep it on (it's an Ikea Kallax shelf if you wanted to know.)
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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    Out of all the cages linked in this thread, I personally would recommend going with this one if you can make it work https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0133LNLJY..._t2_B0133LNLS0

    It is the ideal size for two guinea pigs (10 square feet), which is comparable in size to a 2x4 c&c cage.

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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    this is totally off topic and im sorry but im new to this site and was wondering if anyone could tell me how i can start a thred/ask a queston. Just as an actually helpful comment too maybe, ive heard that those are actually pretty decent (the cage pictured) but if possible i would def try to build your own either C and C or even wood because its going to be a lot cheaper, bigger, and customizable to the space you have

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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    Just go to amazon and get a midwest cage. I saw it last time at $30 and I'm pretty sure it fits the cage size requirements

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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    No, Midwest cages don't fit the cage recommendations. They're not large enough for one pig, much less two.

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    Re: What are the best options for store-bought cages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malice View Post
    I actually noticed this one -->https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0133LNLJY..._t2_B0133LNLS0 in the suggestions of that one. Wonder if it would be okay as the size is pretty nice!
    That looks good. The larger the cage the better.

    If you have space for it, go for it.

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