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    Question How Big?

    Is two guinea pigs in one 2 X 4 C & C cage too small?

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    Re: How Big?

    2x4 is the minimum cage space requirement for 2 Piggies. However, if they are Male you may need a bigger cage as they tend to want more room. I have 2 Females in a 2x4 and besides normal dominance issues, I haven't had any problems.

    So yes, 2x4 should be big enough if you don't have any behavior issues between them.

    Hope I helped!

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    Re: How Big?

    Would 2x5 work?

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    Re: How Big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gohan View Post
    Would 2x5 work?
    The more space the better. I have two pairs in 2 x 4s and it works well and I have 3 in a 2 x 5.

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    Re: How Big?

    Pinky, do you have Boys or girls?

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    Re: How Big?

    I have 2 girls in a 2x4 and they seem quite happy!

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    Re: How Big?

    With experience from my two boys- more space is better. Not every boy pair is the same though. Some may not mind a 2X4 cage. So... If you want to try a 2X4, I don't see a problem with it. But, if you are starting to see issues between the two(more bickering than normal), then I'd say expand it to a 2X5 or 3X5. It's all trial and error, in my opinion. Just make sure it's not anything less than the 2x4 though.

    Right now, for my 2 piggies, I recently expanded it to a 3X6.

    Good luck!!

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