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    Two-story cage question?

    I'm planning on getting two guinea pigs in October and am preparing for them right now! I'm super excited about it. I had the idea of turning a large dresser into a two story guinea pig house. All together they would have over nine and a half square feet of space, but I'm not sure if because it's two stories it won't be enough? I'm planning on guinea pig proofing my bedroom, so they'd be able to run free in my room whenever I am in there.
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    Re: Two-story cage question?

    Repurposed furniture just doesn't provide enough room for piggies. They need wide, flat space to run and exercise, and even though you can add a loft to an existing C and C cage, the extra levels don't count towards the square footage they need.

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    Re: Two-story cage question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    Repurposed furniture just doesn't provide enough room for piggies. They need wide, flat space to run and exercise, and even though you can add a loft to an existing C and C cage, the extra levels don't count towards the square footage they need.
    Thank you so much for the reply. How much flat space in the minimum?

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    Re: Two-story cage question?

    https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/about-candccages
    Here's alovely size chart. They also need at least 12 inches of vertical space to be able to run and popcorn without bumping their heads.
    Do also note there is a difference in cage sizes for female pairs and male pairs. Males need more space.

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    Re: Two-story cage question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Candalalala View Post
    https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/about-candccages
    Here's alovely size chart. They also need at least 12 inches of vertical space to be able to run and popcorn without bumping their heads.
    Do also note there is a difference in cage sizes for female pairs and male pairs. Males need more space.
    Thank you so much for the link! I asked my brother about it and he is going to build a custom two story house for them that will be over the minimum requirement! The bottom floor will also be touching the floor, so I will be able to open it up and they can run out of their house into my room!

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