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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by fareasthobby View Post
    The following guidelines are useful to determine the space needed for guinea pigs. One guinea pig: 7.5 square feet cage (minimum), but more is better; generally 30" x 36" is a good size. Two guinea pigs: 7.5 square feet (minimum), but 10.5 square feet is preferred; generally 30" x 50" is a good size.

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    Nice, how long have you had it for?

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Hi folks. I'm a new cavy mama. Just got our little guys on the 24th. They're 9 weeks old. I designed and built this cage and I'm so proud of the work I did. But I want to know from more experienced piggy parents how they think it measures up. If I need to alter anything, I will do my best. The lower level measures 30x36" on the inside. The upper level measures 14x32.5". The ramps are a very gradual incline that both little guys have gone up and down with no problem and are 8" wide. I intend to add a fabric strip hidey under the second level. Any constructive criticism for me?
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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Very creative! i'm sure that your boys love exploring every aspect of the cage. They are adorable! Just nothing cuter than baby cavies.

    First of all, the cage isn't nearly big enough for two boars, especially as they grow. Look at the previous post for recommended dimensions. The upper level is so small that it invites squabbling and one pig trapping another in a disagreement. Somebody is sure to get their nose or face bitten or slashed. If you made it twice as wide, it would be adequate as a second level and could be their penthouse apartment where one could get away from the other if they want. Having enough space to get away seems to be one of the keys to boar compatibility.

    Cavies have poor vision, especially peripheral vision and depth perception. Your ramps need "guard rails" to keep the boys from falling off. I see that you have used fleece for a covering on the ramps, which is fine except that it will get soiled easily and need to be changed often. Why not consider "stair tread" material which can be found at Home Depot in the flooring section? It comes on a roll and can be attached to the ramp with a high-temperature glue gun or velcro it with industrial strength velcro. I'll post a pic of the material below. Of course, you want to orient the treads transversely to give them traction.

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    First of all, the cage isn't nearly big enough for two boars, especially as they grow.
    Thank you for your input. I will look into expanding the cage but it will take a little time to budget for materials. Do you think they will be okay in this size cage for a couple months while I figure out plans and save up? I'm thinking I might be able to expand it to 30x55" without too much trouble, making the upper level 33x32.5". I'm okay with the fleece on the ramps as I don't mind cleaning their cage every couple of days and I have a waterproof layer of PUL underneath to protect the wood, but I will devise a way to add guard rails. I don't want my boys to get hurt.

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    I have two girls (10 weeks old) in this cage as a temporary cage. Will have a Midwest being shipped. The pool is 38” diameter giving to same total area as a 2’x4’ rectangular cage (8sq ft). I have their food and hay pile under the hide out to encourage them to eat as they are still very shy...Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Here’s our boys’ new digs. We’ve had Milo, for a couple weeks now and we’re finally getting Oreo tomorrow. It is 36”x78”
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