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C&C Alternatives help with design

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Okay so my two giant hamsters like their cage and never showed any sadness to it being not very decorated (by that i mean like not having tunnels and stuff) but i want to add some things to make it more fun. Can anyone suggest some DIYs please? it would be really great. 😃
 
If you have a Dollar Tree nearby, you have access to inexpensive tunnels. Look for the Stack and Nest Bins. Flipped over, they are great hidey tunnels, and the pigs can pull them around with their shoulders like little hermit crabs.

They also white micro-fleece polishing cloths in the auto section that are very soft for bedding. They wash really well, I have some that have been washed weekly for 6 years.

Then look for chenille polishing mits, also in automotive. Sew the open side shut so piggies can’t get stuck inside. Hide pieces of veggies in the chenille so they learn to forage.
 
I don't think we have dollar trees, even if we do have stores similar they are a 2 hour drive away and even tho my father goes there for work sometimes it's still very hard to find things like that, we mostly have nothing, i was kinda hoping to find some like things that i can make since we can buy wood and make stuff easier then finding things for good prices
 
One simple (but time consuming) way would be to go to a Joanne’s or similar store and get some nice fleece (anti-pill or blizzard is best) with a pattern you like and diy something like a cage cover or a hammock or even a cozy if you’re feeling ambitious. An easier option would be crumpling up paper to make balls or cardboard to make a hut. If you have any baby blocks that are just wood, to be safe non painted or varnished is best, those are nice chew toys. I have some old baby blocks for my pigs and they adore them.
I’ve also seen people use PVC pipes as tunnels, but I haven’t tried it.
 
The best tunnels are open on the bottom, like an overturned box with the ends cut out. Piggies tend to sit in the tunnels, and sooner or later everything ends up being a bathroom, so the cardboard gets ruined.

For corner hammocks, take a piece of fleece or a towel or other fabric and fold it in a triangle. Clip the corners of the triangle to the corner of the cage using binder clips. My little Gidget loved these hammocks.

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For corner hammocks, take a piece of fleece or a towel or other fabric and fold it in a triangle. Clip the corners of the triangle to the corner of the cage using binder clips. My little Gidget loved these hammocks.
I tried the towel hammock with my two, and they just cuddled underneath the hammock.
I mean… I guess that works?
Ahaha kind of off topic sorry
 
I think most guinea pigs are not climbers, they like to hunker down and watch from a safe place. Gidget was the opposite. She would push her hidey over by her hammock, then jump in the hammock and run across the hidey. She loved being up high and hated floor time. When she had zoomies, she should have been wearing a cape!
 
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