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    The Appropriate Cage

    What are your thoughts about these big ferret cages that I found online? I am in search for a spacious cage for my guinea but is not that sure on which one to purchase.

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    Re: The Appropriate Cage

    Guinea pigs need lots of horizontal space to run around and popcorn. Cages with multiple layers like those, and no walls for protection, are dangerous for a piggy with such a delicate bone structure. C&C, Midwest cages, or homemade cages with lots of square space on one level; with maybe a loft and a ramp with a low, steady incline are the best options for a guinea pig.

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    Re: The Appropriate Cage

    Ditto @Candalala. Ferret cages are designed for ferrets, not guinea pigs. Take a look at the Photo Galleries here, and you'll see that almost all those cages are large and flat.

    I wouldn't recommend a Midwest cage -- they might do for one pig, but they're too small for two, and guinea pigs really need a buddy.

    It's pretty easy to make a C&C cage -- see http://www.cavyspirit.com and https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...cage-materials.

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    Re: The Appropriate Cage

    Quote Originally Posted by Candalalala View Post
    Guinea pigs need lots of horizontal space to run around and popcorn. Cages with multiple layers like those, and no walls for protection, are dangerous for lightning link pokies a delicate bone structure. C&C, Midwest cages, or homemade cages with lots of square space on one level; with maybe a loft and a ramp with a low, steady incline are the best options for a guinea pig.
    Thanks for the tip!

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