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    Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Hello! I haven't posted on here in quite some time but am in need of advice for changing up my boys cage!
    I have 3 boys who do get on ok but 2 of them seem to be picking on 1 so I was thinking I might divide their cage up so he has one section an the other 2 are in the other.
    This way I was hopin not to change the cage hierarchy but also make it so he doesn't end up being bullied by the other 2.
    My cage is currently a 3x4 with a 1x3 loft which is pretty useless but means woody can escape the other 2 from time to time.
    I have 20 more grids bein delivered tomorrow so was thinking about adding on so woody can have a 2x3 an the other 2 can keep to a 3x3? Unless anyone else can suggest anything else? XxClick image for larger version. 

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    I would stack two 3x3 and get the loner a buddy.

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    Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Ohhh I don't know if I could go through with another introduction! I was so nervous last time I made myself ill thinking they'd hurt each other! Lol!
    Plus I think woody will be fine by himself - he's quite brave for a piggie!! Hehe
    I have my cage up in a table my dad custom built for me as I can't manage bent down over for cleaning so much so adding a whole stacked level would be quite high up I think xx

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    If I did stack into maybe a 3x3 how easy would it be to get to clean the bottom level? Xx

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Stacked 2x4 is slightly smaller, but the depth of just 2 grids would make cleaning much easier. Or you could try 2x5 which would be slightly larger than 3x3.

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Would it not be better for them to be side by side? Xx

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Depends on how much room you have. If you want to stack them you can make the fronts of the cage swing open or drop down. That way you can access the bottom cage. You can also slide the coroplast out to reach the pigs and the back of the cage. If you use velcro instead of tape to hold your coro together you can drop down the front of the coro and sweep all the mess right into a trash can.

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    Well today they had a big fight an poor woody has ended up with a rip in his ear so I had to do the divide today an here is how it looks so far any tips or improvements please let me know!!Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    I think it looks nice!

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    I might still stack but I like that they can see each other through the bars now xx
    Also might add lofts as kitchens to both?! Xx

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Just have to ask since you're in the UK and not too far from where I live - Where on earth did you find c&c materials! I'm having a nightmare trying to find them! It's not like I 'Need' them as the pet shop sold me a nice big 10 sqft cage, but still, c&c gives so many more options....

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    You may end up noticing that a 2x3 for the two boys is too little space. I have a 3x4 lower level for two of my boys, and a 2x3 upper level for my older boy and they are still happy. Im just concerned that your pair will start to squabble in such a smaller space.

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Quote Originally Posted by alfonzpig View Post
    You may end up noticing that a 2x3 for the two boys is too little space. I have a 3x4 lower level for two of my boys, and a 2x3 upper level for my older boy and they are still happy. Im just concerned that your pair will start to squabble in such a smaller space.
    It's 3x3 for two boys and 2x3 for one boy.

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    I apologise , the fleece cover on the far end made it look smaller on first glance.

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Which store had a 10 sq ft cage for sale? Xx

    I got all my grids online - through amazon an way fair for the last emergency lot! Lol
    And I rung round sign makers for the coro to see who had the cheapest!! I'll be ringing round again to get more when I have time to sort them both a better cage out xx

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rach84 View Post
    Which store had a 10 sq ft cage for sale? Xx
    Rabbit 140 Guinea Pig and Rabbit Cage by Ferplast (Online Only)

    Ferplast also has a 12.5 sq.ft. cage.
    http://www.ferplast.com/en/shop/cata.../category/501/

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Looks great!! Sorry to hear about Woody's incident. How's he doing?

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    He's great thanks - he's always quite brave for a piggie so being on his own doesn't really bother him
    The other two seems to be happy enough with it just being to two if them but all three do have little meet ups at the divide from time to time!! Lol xx

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    Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Just thought I'd update a few pics on this thread in the hope people have any recommendations for improvements!

    Woodys cage is all the same really . . . Still considering adding him a party patio type thing

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    But he is a happy enough pig

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    The other two I have added a long fleece forest as their hides place!!

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    Bit I feel like their side isn't very interesting?!

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    Would love to hear all feedback! Xx

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    Re: Cage change around - advice very much welcome!!

    Cute! Nice set up. I love all the fleece colors. Your silver and white piggy is georgious.

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