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  1. Terekins

    Warning: Using towels/washcloths to make tents/hideaways

    Thanks for posting about this. My pigs love playing and sleeping under blankets too. I use small receiving blankets, and they're hemmed, but I will definitely check them regularly for frayed edges.
  2. Terekins

    i just had a baby pig

    The babies should stay with their mum for at least three weeks. Are you planning on adopting out the baby? If so why do you need a bigger cage? Have you considered allowing the baby to stay with its mum for company (or does she already have company?). I'm sure you're aware that if you have a...
  3. Terekins

    I Need Suggestions for a Sturdier Ramp For My Upper Deck

    I just made a new ramp using Rubbermade cuttlery containers from Walmart. They're basically shallow, rectangular, plastic containers. I got the idea from a member here (I'm sorry I can't remember their name, I'll see if I can find a picture). I cut the edges of the ends, overlaped them and taped...
  4. Terekins

    I'm having a hard time making a safe sturdy ramp for my 2 level cage. Any ideas?

    I was just looking for ramp ideas last night and came across this. I'm off to the dollar store today to get some baskets! What a great idea, since the rails are already in place. I currently have a tube on the outside of my two level cage, in place of a ramp; It worked well until the babies came...
  5. Terekins

    Finished Cage+Pigtures!

    What a cute dog! :) She reminds me of Benjie.
  6. Terekins

    Cage ready for piggies..is it ok?

    It's very cute. You might want to take a few things out (it's hard to resist saving things for next week!) so they have room to run. If you plan on letting them out for a lot of floor time and on a regular basis, you can keep more things in there. some people are able to let their guys out for...
  7. Terekins

    wouldnt you have to replace coroplast often??

    Coroplast, if kept clean, can last indefinitely. It's extremely durable, waterproof and easy to clean. It's basically corrugated (like cardboard) plastic.
  8. Terekins


    It should be ok, but make absolutely certain that the area is completely blocked off. The first few days they're a little slow and easy to pick up, but within a few days they're SO quick and tend to run when afraid. I had a nightmarish experience when one of my little ones escaped and I couldn't...
  9. Terekins

    Floor time and purring

    When I first got my pigs I thought they were purring but it was actually rumbling, and then when Sherman got settled in she began to purr when I rubbed her back. Now she purrs and lays down when I pet her, and Oda will purr occasionally when being petted too. It's a distinct sound that you'll...
  10. Terekins

    Has anyone seen this pic/know where to find it?

    Really?? Oh no, that's not good. Thanks.
  11. Terekins

    Has anyone seen this pic/know where to find it?

    Sorry, maybe it wasn't the correct link. Try this: https://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=5645 This is Carissa's cage, the one I based mine on. The tube is just a drainage tube (or whatever, I'm not exactly sure what they're used for) I got at the hardware store.
  12. Terekins

    Has anyone seen this pic/know where to find it?

    I've seen that photo too, it looked as though it might have been set up in a laundry room (tiled walls and floors)? Of course there are probably several. Anyway, I don't know where that photo is, but I have a tube on the outside of my cage going from the bottom to top level. I designed my cage...
  13. Terekins

    It Makes It All Worth While

    That's great :) I'm realizing that guinea pigs can be pretty labour-intensive (especially when you have to hand wash all their laundry!) and a worry sometimes; My boyfriend asked me the other day if I felt like a slave, and really I don't. There is something so sweet about guinea pigs, and they...
  14. Terekins

    Question regarding cage size

    Thanks TQ, I guess adding one more grid to my original plan isn't really that big of a deal, eh? That's what I'll tell the boyfriend ;)
  15. Terekins

    Question regarding cage size

    I'd make it huge if I had the space! I don't have a ramp taking up space, the way to the top level is outside the cage. Does the fact that I also have a 2x4 top level help at all ?(I know it doesn't technically make it a 2x8, but they can get away from one another if need be). Thanks :)
  16. Terekins

    Question regarding cage size

    Hey everyone, I'm trying to figure out how to accommodate my growing cavy family. I had two pigs in a 2 level 2x4 cage. Now I have three little ones, so 5 pigs in total. I was thinking of adding a 2x2 to the side of the bottom level, (so the bottom level would be L shaped). Is this enough? As...
  17. Terekins

    Babies and tubes-danger?

    Hey guys, I'm expecting news additions to the family, and trying to prepare as much as possible. I have a 2 level 2x4 c&c with a 4" tube on the outside going from the bottom to the top floor. I would like to separate each level in half, allowing dad the option of going up and down, and moving...
  18. Terekins

    Completly Lost With Second Level

    I found my biggest problem (once I wrapped my head around the way it had to be built) was getting the grids securely in the connectors. I found it hard to put a lot of pressure on the grids one I got to the second and third levels (one level for storage underneath) because things underneath...
  19. Terekins

    Floor Time Means Bore Time

    It sounds odd, but I think boundaries make them feel safe and encourage them to explore. I think they get a bit overwhelmed at a large amount of space. Even newspapers will give them the feeling of a "home base". My guys did this too, and in new spots they continue to do it. Although they still...
  20. Terekins

    Need ideas for X-large cage

    What if you added a third level and split up your females? I know this isn't ideal, but it has been done (I've seen pics here I think), but going up would give you more space.