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Cage Remodel, Need Feedback Plz

TwoOfaKind

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Hey Everyone. We built a C&C cage for our two GP's - Reeses & Bailey. Up until this point Reeses and Bailey have been together in their new C&C cage, however it seems as though they just tolerate eachother. Bailey has developed a lump/knot below his chin/side of his neck - and so Bailey is now in his own cage (XL Store Baught) until he gets better.

My question is, it seems as though both piggies are much happier not being housed together. So I was thinking about remodeling the cage to where there was a seperator that way they could be housed in the same cage, but be seperate also. I wouldn't think it would take that much except work, but I could use some creative ideas, especially since this is my first experience with a the C&C cage.

These are some pictures of the cage - so any ideas or feedback, is much appreciated (either for the remodel or if this is a good idea, etc.)

Thanks!!
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Why do you think your piggies prefer being apart? Sometimes a pair of piggies seem to have no interest in one another at all, but once separated they desperately try to break through the bars to be with each other! I've had that happen with a couple of my girls- one was being picked on so I separated them, and they ended up wheeking and biting the bars until I let them be together again. I think piggies usually like the company, even if they don't interact.

Do you have two of everything in the cage so each piggy has its own- water bottles, hidey houses, food bowls, etc? That will help your boys get along. If you separate the boys you will definitely have to increase the cage to at least a 2x6, and even then they won't have a whole lot of space. As long as there is no bloodshed or serious fighting, I would keep them together so they can enjoy the large space to play and having some company, even if they don't seem to care about one another.
 

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Why do you think your piggies prefer being apart? Sometimes a pair of piggies seem to have no interest in one another at all, but once separated they desperately try to break through the bars to be with each other! I've had that happen with a couple of my girls- one was being picked on so I separated them, and they ended up wheeking and biting the bars until I let them be together again. I think piggies usually like the company, even if they don't interact.
True. My girls don't seem to have any interest in each other but if I take one, out the other one starts wheeking!
 

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my pigs could never be apart also when they are together they can duddle up and eep warm in those colder days
 

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Well, when they are together it seems as though they just terrorize eachother. Occasionally they run around, up and down the ramp, they squeak alot and have fun. But more times then not, my older one (Reeses) continuously goes after Bailey. He drags his bottom, he makes weird sounds, and the get into huge teeth chattering fights. One morning I woke up and found a small chunk taken out of Bailey's nose :eek:

Bailey has started to stand up for himself, but Bailey has begun biting some.

Right now Bailey is in the XL store baught cage because of his lump, so I have them in seperate cages.

So I don't know, I really don't know much about piggies - or how they interact, what to expect, what is normal, etc.

So I just thought about dividing the cage, but I also don't want to remodel so much to the point that I spend money to just take it apart because it doesn't work out with them seperate.

Oh, yes and as far as their stuff - there is two of everything (water bottles, hidey-houses, Chubes) but I only have 1 hay bowl and 1 food bowl.

Any additional advice/feedback/experience appreciated, thanks :)
 
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