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Connectors Joining 2 C&C cages with plastic tube tunnel?

meldey211

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Hello! I am a newbie here but I have close to 20 years of experience caring for guinea pigs.
I have the most amazing piggy ever, his name is Trumpet and he is 2 years old. He was surrendered to me along with his brother who passed away 3 months ago. The day after losing his cage mate I received a heavily pregnant female that was abandoned. She ended up giving birth 3 days later and had 3 pups, but unfortunately one was stillborn and one passed the day after birth. The surviving baby was a sweet little boy. Long story short at 4 weeks old I had to separate the baby from his mother. So I thought it would be great for Trumpet to have a buddy again. They got along as if they had known each other for years! So I decided I couldn’t take baby Donald away from Trumpet. So I adopted him.
Now my question…….
Trumpet and Donald are currently in a 2x4 C&C. But Donald is getting bigger and more space is needed.
So I have another cage that’s exactly the same as the one they are in. Their cage is on top of a table. I want to put the other cage under the table and was wondering how to make it so that they could safely go from the top to the bottom and vice versa???
Someone told me to get this exhaust hose that is durable and bendable. It’s 5.9 inches in diameter and can stretch to about 6.5 feet long.
I think I can make it work with a lot of trial and error….. but I’m wanting to know if anyone has ever done this successfully???? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!!
Sorry for the very long introduction 😁
 

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If you have space for another table or can replace it, get a 6 foot folding table. Combine the cages into one on top of the table and you're set. You can fit a 2x5 c&c on a 6 foot table. Probably easier than figuring out a tube. Gpigs do better with one big space instead of levels.
 
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If you have space for another table or can replace it, get a 6 foot folding table. Combine the cages into one on top of the table and you're set. You can fit a 2x5 c&c on a 6 foot table. Probably easier than figuring out a tube. Gpigs do better with one big space instead of levels.
I would totally do that if I had the space. I just don’t have the room for another table so I figured I’d try to use the space underneath the table because it’s empty and makes sense for the space issue…also the 4 foot long table is pretty much all I can fit unfortunately.
 

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I would not recommend trying to go from the top table down to the bottom one. One slip in the tube is all it would take to severely injure and/or even paralyze a piggie, and it could even be fatal Not to mention the likelihood of getting trapped in that tube when no one is around,.

If the table is low enough ie 12-18 inches at the most, you COULD try building a two tiered ramp, similar to the way stairs are built between floors in an apartment building. The trick is to keep it with as little an angle of climb as possible and to make it so that the boys can't jump OUT of the ramps.
 

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The bigger problem is the traffic jams in the tubes. I had one once, and not only would they get stuck trying to go in opposite directions, but one of them would camp out at the top of the tube and block the other one from getting in or out.

And that doesn't even cover the very difficult chore of cleaning the inside of the tube.

If I were you, I'd build a ramp box out of closet shelving, with a lid that will fold up. If it's wide enough that they can pass each other, and easy to clean, it should work well.
 

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