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    Cage questionS

    Iím so my guinea pig had her babies and they are 3 weeks old now and I moved the males in with my male who might be the dad. The older male will be getting neutered in October and the 2 boy babies will be neutered when they are old enough.

    each cage is 8 sq ft so How long do I have till I have to worry about the older male attacking the boy babies anytime soon? heís about 4 months old right now and when I introduced the babies and him they all went jump crazy and then were good

    I might end up seeing if my moms friend who only has one guinea pig ((because the store they got theirs from didnít sex them right and the female died in labour and the babyís that she had had got crushed by the male cause they were in a small store bought cage )) would like him and Iíd help her set up a 8 sq ft cage if they got along cause I donít really have space for a 3rd 8 sq ft cage or to make one of the cages Iíve already made bigger though I will figure out how to fit one in if needed eventually

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    Re: Cage questionS

    Personally I would be extremely hesitant to re-home a guinea pig to someone with the history your moms friend has unless they are extremely willing and open to changing pretty much everything about how they are caring for their current guinea pig. I wouldn't place another guinea pig into that situation until after she has already shown she can change and keep up with a better standard of care for her existing one.

    Any chance you could just expand one cage a bit, then after the males are neutered put one male with the girls in the larger cage? That way you would have a heard with 1 boar, and a boar pair so still only 2 cages.

    Stacked cages are also a good option for multiple cages if you are tight on space. Here are some images I got off of google to show what I mean.
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    Last edited by Soecara; 09-17-19 at 08:05 am.

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    Re: Cage questionS

    Quote Originally Posted by Soecara View Post
    Personally I would be extremely hesitant to re-home a guinea pig to someone with the history your moms friend has unless they are extremely willing and open to changing pretty much everything about how they are caring for their current guinea pig. I wouldn't place another guinea pig into that situation until after she has already shown she can change and keep up with a better standard of care for her existing one.

    Any chance you could just expand one cage a bit, then after the males are neutered put one male with the girls in the larger cage? That way you would have a heard with 1 boar, and a boar pair so still only 2 cages.

    Stacked cages are also a good option for multiple cages if you are tight on space. Here are some images I got off of google to show what I mean.
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Size:  7.2 KBName:  download (4).jpg
Views: 92
Size:  9.9 KB



    I don’t even know if she’s want him and the only thing she doesn’t have right about her care is the cage size and she wants to upgrade her boys cage to the correct size

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