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    Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    Hey everyone one! I really am wanting to get a guinea pig because they looks so adorable and seem like the perfect pet..require work and commitment but would be worth it. I have a table I was going to put the "cage" on but the table is only 22 1/2'' by 14 3/4'' . would like to make a C&C cage (would need a top if it was close to the ground because we have a dog). The problem is my fiance' and I live in a 1 bedroom apartment not a lot of room. We do have some but not enought to make a huge cage. Was just wondering if any one had a good idea because would really love to have a guinea pig.

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    I was thinking of using the cubes to make a stand but not sure how I would do that. any suggestions please?

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    make a 2x3, and add several levels. see dacourt's pictures for more info.

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    thank you! I thank I partially answered my own question i got to measuring the 30'' x 36 and that actually isnt that huge of a size.. could make it fit where i use to have my fish tank (before the fish died, had to leave on vacation for a few days and they all died , but with cavies i can take them with me. mainly go to my parents up north. just have to take some supplies and convert their spare room into a cavy room).

    also any one have good advice abt making a stand for a c&c cage and for adding levels.. ect.. would really like all the info i can get before making one
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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    You should browse the photo albums to get idea for your cage.

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    If you don't have a lot of room floor time may be a problem.

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    floor time wont be a problem. can block off the hallway and part of the living room so they can have a running are and stuff

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    You can check my pictures! =)

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    Make sure all of the grids are hooked together completly or you cage will fall apart. If you look in all the photo albums you will get some good ideas.

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    Trust me you, have enough space. I'm in a dorm room about 10' by 17' that I share with a roommate. I raised my bed up and Fifi (cavy) and Tinkerbell (hamster) live under there quite comfortably (I'm trying to get Fifi a friend or two, also). Generally though, if I'm in the room the cage is open and she can go whereever she wishes in the room (usually in her cage because she's shy). I don't know if this helps or not but let us know how things turn out.

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    yes, let us know!

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    Good luck! I'm sure everything will turn out fine. Like everybody else said, just browse through the photo albums. It's just like a puzzle, you can make the stand by fitting the grids underneath the cage :-) Everything will fit together!

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    thanks i have some great ideas now.. i have a idea.. we have this cage for our lil dog (the size of the top of it is just slightly smaller than the min size for a cavy cage.. so was thinking of building the cavy cage and putting it ontop of that and using the extra blocks to make a second or even third level for it.. gotta save the money though to get everything first.. then will get my cavy.. dont wanna get one without having all the stuff necessary

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    Oh, and one cavy is not an option. You need to get them in pairs. They are social animals and need companionship. Please read www.cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm for more information. Thanks!

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    not a problem. was actually going to do that. was actually going to contact a local rescue and see if they had a pair that they needed to have adopted once i get everything set up

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    yes, pairs are better, and if you can only find unbonded singles, try to get them to get along with each other.

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    Re: Soon to be cavy owner-needs advice

    Ok, great! Remember to read the link though, for quarantine and intro info.

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