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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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