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Cage Carrier

Molasses

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Hey! Today I went to this guinea pig clinic on how to show guinea pigs and all that stuff!!!! It was really informational ad I learned a lot! The person who ran the clinic even answered. all my questions about care and she was able to tell me that Molasses wasn't pregnant!!!!!! Yah! Ok well anyways my mom thought we should buy a carrier for Molasses when we go on trips and we take her. Today we took her on one of those milk carton things(they r like a plastic box). We walk over to get one and they r all wire bottoms!!!!!!!!! I was like noooooo we r not getting 1!!! But then a lady told us that we could just put a piece of carpet on the ground and then she would b fine!!! So she helped us pick out a good size for one guinea pig and even gave us a free water bottle! Today when I went to bed I noticed that she has barely touched her pellets! Do u think all the commotion at the clinic and all the driving just stressed her out???
 

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Keep an eye on her. All carpet has a chemical put in it...when new it can have a smell that needs to be aired out before used. When we've put new carpet in our home, it is only in the summer when the windows can be opened and it can air out. New carpet causes breathing problems for me, until it is aired out. This can be a problems with Piggies as well. If she's not use to traveling and was at a show, it could have stressed her some. Try giving her a carrot, talking softly to her, letting her know it's ok. A wire bottom cage is never good for a piggie. I strongly disagree with this lady. Wire cage bottoms can cause sore feet for piggies. For a very short time, the carpet over the wire would be ok, but I just think it wouldn't be worth the money. A small dog/cat crate would have worked better. I'm glad you enjoyed the show. It's nice to go to these and learn so many things. I've been to a few Rabbit/Cavy shows, it's amazing to see all the different types of piggies and Rabbits out there.
 

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I agree! We have a small dog crate that we use to transport our girls to the vet and such.
 

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I usually use a cat carrier but in a pinch, I have used a laundry basket with a bath towel in the bottom of it.
 

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i use a old portable suit case with air vents on the side, gets the job done, with fleece inside.
 

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[MENTION=26868]Molasses[/MENTION] - Can the wire be removed? If you can remove it, just leave it out and put fleece on the bottom section.

[MENTION=27189]SimbaDC650[/MENTION] - Can you post a picture? What does yours look like?
 

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No it can't b removed but me put chloroplast on the bottom [MENTION=26586]R5 plus[/MENTION]
 

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That works! Glad you found a solution.:)
 

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I used to use a cat carrier lined with a towel, but I was afraid the girls would rattle around in it too much if I took a fast corner. Now I use this one (lined with a towel): Super Pet Come Along Pet Carriers at PETCO

And a bird carrier that I can't find online now, but it's sort of similar to this (I use shavings or a towel in the bird carrier): Google Image Result for http://www.kingscages.com/images-dyn/ProductImages/Large/C%20Bird%20Carrier%20Portabello.jpg

A cat carrier is fine if you don't drive like a maniac like me.
 

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Yeah, with what you described here I would probably cover the wires with chloroplast and put fleece or a towel over it :)
 

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I will when im home tomorrow night :) missing my piggies
 

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I did put chloroplast on the bottom!!! I took out the carpet
 

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Hmm.......I can only imagine! :eye-poppi You have room in FL to do that. Here in the Northeast, it's often two lanes and defensive driving.
Yep, it's quite a different world here. In Chicago, it was easy to drive defensively because you pretty much knew what everyone else was going to do. It was easy to anticipate. Here in tourist land, you never know what the tourists are going to do until they do it because they don't know themselves. My poor piggies could go flying at any moment due to a quick swerve to avoid someone stopping dead in moving traffic because they realize they just missed their turn. Hubby and I usually go to the vet together, but when he went alone to drop Borat off at the specialist, and it was cute how he carefully seat belted the carrier in on the seat.
 
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