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    Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    My name is Bridget, I'm 22 and have two handsome boars. I call them my baby boys even though one is eight months and my other is five months . My oldest boar's name is Sebastian James, and my youngest his name is Cosmo James. Sebastian (Bash) turned into such a lover, he kisses a lot he snuggles, sometimes when I put my hand in the cage after being gone for a while at work he comes up to my hand and lays under it asking to be pet. Now Cosmo... he's so mischievous. He zooms around his cage, pulls at his fleece, pulls hay out of Bash's mouth, pulls toys out from his mouth, burrows in my hair, nibbles my fingers (sometimes too hard) and tugs at the pan and broom I use to sweep their poo. Haha he's so bad 🤣🤣 Hopefully when he's Sebastian's age he will calm down a bit. They both are like Domino's with popcorning. Sebastian will see me at the door and start popping and shaking his head then Cosmo will, and then they chase each other around the cage it's great to come home to. I don't know what I'd do without them I love them both so much. Sebastian is the cream with white, Cosmo is the multi color black white and cinnamon color.

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Cute piggies, and great names! But please, please, PLEASE get them a bigger cage. From the photos, it looks like a petstore one, and that's about the size of a liter box. Piggies need lots of room, especially two boars, to do lots of zooms around their cage. More space means more fun, and less squabbles.

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    This cage is just for now, I didn't know what kind of cage they were coming with when I adopted them. I have a Midwest cage on the way. I ordered it as soon as I got them. Thanks for your concern!
    Quote Originally Posted by Squiggles View Post
    Cute piggies, and great names! But please, please, PLEASE get them a bigger cage. From the photos, it looks like a petstore one, and that's about the size of a liter box. Piggies need lots of room, especially two boars, to do lots of zooms around their cage. More space means more fun, and less squabbles.
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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Hello, @bridgetann1295 , and welcome to the forum family!

    Here is some reading that's recommended for new piggie parents :

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners


    Your new boys are absolutely adorable. Sebastian looks like he's going to be a mischievous little fella.

    A Midwest cage is basically good enough to be a travel cage, if you need to transport a short distance but that's about it. Boars need as much space as you can possibly give them, and a Midwest will not be enough.

    Start here at the main page https://www.guineapigcages.com/ and read from there about size requirement for pigs. Trust me, the more room they have the more they will flourish.

    Looking forward to seeing you around the forum!

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Thank you so much for your help and your concern for my fur babies. But I did my research and asked my exotic pet vet about the cage and he said it is perfectly fine for my two boars. I even checked the website a million times for reviews and pictures of the cage from people who have the cage.
    I really and truly appreciate your concern for my piggies
    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    Hello, @bridgetann1295 , and welcome to the forum family!

    Here is some reading that's recommended for new piggie parents :

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners


    Your new boys are absolutely adorable. Sebastian looks like he's going to be a mischievous little fella.

    A Midwest cage is basically good enough to be a travel cage, if you need to transport a short distance but that's about it. Boars need as much space as you can possibly give them, and a Midwest will not be enough.

    Start here at the main page https://www.guineapigcages.com/ and read from there about size requirement for pigs. Trust me, the more room they have the more they will flourish.

    Looking forward to seeing you around the forum!


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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    We care about ALL the piggies, which is why we always recommend what we do. Some people can give their pigs lots of space, and some can't.

    I wasn't trying to belittle you in any way, I just wanted you to know that while a Midwest is adequate, more is ALWAYS better. My little men have almost 40 square feet of my living room. Yes, I know that's crazy.

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    I just wanted you to know that while a Midwest is adequate, more is ALWAYS better. My little men have almost 40 square feet of my living room. Yes, I know that's crazy.
    Just wanted to add that I totally agree! I started out my boys in a petstore cage, then a 2x3 CC, then a 2x4 CC, then a 3x4 CC, and now they are in a 3x6 CC. Each time I upgrade, they get happier! While that Midwest cage is a respectable size, boars require lots of room.

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    So they still will be cramped and I'm not going to make them happy?

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Two of those cases can connect... I'm in a room right now that I can only have one of those cages... I guess I shouldn't have gotten the pigs until I moved into my own apartment then.

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Your pigs will be ok. A Midwest cage will be adequate, but when you can it would be fantastic for you to expand their living space. We are NOT saying they won't be happy. We ARE saying the more space they have, the happier they would be.

    Your pigs are still young, at 8 months and 5 months. They still have some growing to do.

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Oh okay I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. It's hard to tell what people mean sometimes. I'm looking to move out soon, within a few months so they won't be in that cage too long

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Quote Originally Posted by bridgetann1295 View Post
    So they still will be cramped and I'm not going to make them happy?

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    Oh no! I hope I didn't make you feel bad! Your pigs can live a happy life in that cage, I was just trying to reinforce the idea that bigger is always better : ) If your boys get along fine in that cage I don't think you should be scrambling to get another addition ASAP.

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    I agree. Without the inflection when people speak, sometimes just plain text can be misinterpreted. I'm sure you want only the best for your little guys!

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Thank you snuggly butt and guinea pig papa for your advice! I will definitely get another west cage when I move to attach to it by the way, do any of your pigs play tug-of-war with each other?

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Quote Originally Posted by bridgetann1295 View Post
    by the way, do any of your pigs play tug-of-war with each other?
    Sadly my boars don't get along very well! They tolerate each other and that's it. That sounds so cute though, I'm guessing your boars do play it?

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Yes they do, they play it with hay and they have a lot of toys but they both favor the same toy so they play it with that one too xD Everytime I try to get a picture they drop what they have and stare at me haha

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    Punkin and Scooter are always inspecting each others mouths to see if one has something the other doesn't. Scooter will do all the dirty work in asking for treats, while Punkin will just hover around and look as adorable as he can while Scooter works it.

    Sly was the same way with the camera. While I have many, many good pictures of him, I literally have 5 times as many blurry ones because he simply would not sit still while my phone camera was pointed at him.

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    That is too cute! Sebastian will come as close to the camera as possible if I put it in the cage only of I put the phone in the cage other wise sometimes he poses xD piggies are so full of personality!
    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    Punkin and Scooter are always inspecting each others mouths to see if one has something the other doesn't. Scooter will do all the dirty work in asking for treats, while Punkin will just hover around and look as adorable as he can while Scooter works it.

    Sly was the same way with the camera. While I have many, many good pictures of him, I literally have 5 times as many blurry ones because he simply would not sit still while my phone camera was pointed at him.


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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    https://i.imgur.com/6oqPXsU.jpg

    Both of them will stand on their back legs, straight up for treats. This time I only caught Punkin doing it.

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    Re: Hello! I forgot to introduce myself and my piggies!

    That is so cute!
    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    https://i.imgur.com/6oqPXsU.jpg

    Both of them will stand on their back legs, straight up for treats. This time I only caught Punkin doing it.
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