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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    My latest set up is a 2 x 5. Please let me know if you see any concerns or have suggestions to improve. It's got a platform underneath and I have it on two ottomans making it pretty tall but I enjoy having them at eye level and I use the small step ladder to reach when cleaning. It helps me to not have to bend over as much (back surgery makes bending hard to do).





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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by SeeSpotSit View Post
    This is fun! I love seeing the variation all on one thread

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    How u get this stuff and how u clean it

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

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ID:	74750Here is the trios 3x6 cage. I also have 2 more cages. both 2x3s for my single pigs Bear and Shadow. Couldn't get pics as the sun is ruining the pictures.

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Hi whete did u get these stuff and how u clean it

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by SarahPiggles View Post
    Loving everyones cages! Heres the cage today and might post another tomorrow when it gets changed oh and when I took the photo Pixie came along and did the cutest pose - standing up asking if I had any food xD
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    Your Piggies is acting adorably!! Great shot of her adorablenes

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunjan_Gupta View Post
    Hi whete did u get these stuff and how u clean it
    Are you talking about the cage or the fleece?

    Cage materials can be found at these places.

    Grids:
    http://www.sears.com/stor-floor-stan...1&blockType=G1
    http://www.kmart.com/stor-floor-stan...1&blockType=G1
    http://amzn.com/B000LRGV3W
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/stor...bes/1016719773
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Whitmor-Wh...locked/5005200
    https://www.sevilleclassics.com/products.php?pid=217

    Coroplast:
    http://www.sabicpolymershapes.com/po...r/branchus.jsp
    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/whit...96-inch/924856
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/COROSPLAS...3672/202771364

    How to make:
    http://www.guineapigcages.com/howto.htm

    Complete kit:
    http://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/

    How to clean:
    http://www.guineapigcages.com/cleaning.htm

    Places to buy fleece:
    You can buy fleece blankets from these places: Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Ikea, etc
    Fabric stores: Joann's, Hancock, etc

    How to use fleece:
    http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...ject-The-Study

    Good absorbent material to use under fleece:
    Uhaul pads: http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...-UHaul-blanket
    Wood pellets: http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...f-wood-pellets

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Still no upgrade, sadly, but the 2x3.5 is better than their pet store cage! I "remodeled" the cage a bit, though I still don't have the hay rack exactly where I want it.
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    If there are any suggestions on my setup, please let me know! I really want to make it nice for them, though I am hopefully upgrading to a 2x5 very soon.

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    Wow, thanks on behalf of anyone this great list helps! Very great compilation of good info!

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by BaconAndEggs View Post
    Still no upgrade, sadly, but the 2x3.5 is better than their pet store cage! I "remodeled" the cage a bit, though I still don't have the hay rack exactly where I want it.
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    If there are any suggestions on my setup, please let me know! I really want to make it nice for them, though I am hopefully upgrading to a 2x5 very soon.
    Are yours girls? The larger 2 x 5 will be great but if they get along, your current set up seems arranged well. I had my 2 boys in a Midwest Habitat for a long time and it's the very min acceptable size and they did great. But when I upgraded to a 2 x 4 and then later a 2 x 5, I experienced much benefit. They've done well no matter the cage but the larger ones are easier for me to keep clean and more fun to rearrange. I rotate different obstacles and caves for them.

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by BaconAndEggs View Post
    Still no upgrade, sadly, but the 2x3.5 is better than their pet store cage! I "remodeled" the cage a bit, though I still don't have the hay rack exactly where I want it.
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    If there are any suggestions on my setup, please let me know! I really want to make it nice for them, though I am hopefully upgrading to a 2x5 very soon.
    Also, I found that the igloo style houses caused too much bickering and even when I had a smaller cage I preferred having a fleece forest in each corner or even two next to each other. Hands down the favorite place to be and it leaves the floor space open for laps (if your piggies like running). Someone recently posted a great how to video on making them. I just remade mine her way because it looks good and is easy. I cut my strips shorter though because my padding is thick and I don't like the strips touching the bottom b/c they get dirty.

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    This post should be a sticky lissie, thank you for compiling it.

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by blessedmom View Post
    Wow, thanks on behalf of anyone this great list helps! Very great compilation of good info!
    Quote Originally Posted by lunarminx View Post
    This post should be a sticky lissie, thank you for compiling it.
    You're welcome to both of you.

    Made it a sticky thread.

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    @blessedmom

    Thank you!

    Bacon and Eggs are boys. One of the main reasons I want a bigger cage right now is because Eggs is just now going through adolescence, and Bacon, being two years old, isn't having any of it. They often have squabbles, but thankfully no blood has been drawn so I needn't separate them. I know that a bigger cage won't solve their problems, but I believe it will help.

    I would love to replace their "pigloos" with something such as fleece forests, but I don't have any extra fleece at the moment. I have actually been thinking about this for a while now. When I expand the cage, I'll be getting a whole new set of fleece, and have extras from my current set.

    I have two food bowls, two hideys, and two water bottles. I try to rearrange it as much as I can, but so far I've found only one set up that actually works without taking up too much floor space, and it keeps the peace somewhat.

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Here is a picture of two little ones inside their cavy houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommazilla View Post
    I use a shower curtain. I had to literally build my cage on a moment's notice so I had no time to find coroplast. I planned to but I still haven't and the shower curtain does it's job. I'm starting to crave a lift out box though.

    I revamped my cage last night, moving the ramp and using pipes as a support for the loft instead of a grid. I like it so much more and so do the piggies.

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    Where did you get those pipes??? and what are they called?? I'm using a grid to support my top level and I hate how much space it consumes! If you could let me know I would be so grateful! (expanding my main cage after my male has recovered from getting altered!)

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    I keep seeing cages with the dangling strips of fleece like you have in the back right corner. I love the idea but what is the purpose? I'm debating doing that but would like to know why it is done.

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    Those fleece strips are called fleece forest. Guinea pigs like to hide in them, and they don't take away running space, since pigs can run through them.

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    Did a cage cleaning - fleece change - today (do it every Friday) and changed the set-up around! Why is it so entertaining to change the set-up around?? I also love to watch the piggies explore the new set-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3littlepigz View Post
    Did a cage cleaning - fleece change - today (do it every Friday) and changed the set-up around! Why is it so entertaining to change the set-up around?? I also love to watch the piggies explore the new set-up.
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    Nice, pretty fleece.

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    Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    I just ordered a fleece forest and little cupcake bed from the guinea pig market. Can't wait until it gets here! Will post a picture of my cage again once I have everything in it-I'm going to try binder clips on the coroplast because my piggies enjoy digging the fleece up out of my neatly tucked corners!

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