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Stands What is a good height for a C&C cage

Delaine

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I have a 2 X 4 cage and wanted to get it off the floor so put it up on some extra grids I had. I am finding it is a really bad height for my back. I try to sit on the floor to clean, etc. but find I am bending over a lot and starting to get back problems. I just finished making a table 24" high to put the cage on but won't use it until the weather gets hotter and I move the girls downstairs to rec room (it gets too hot in the TV room). I am hoping it will be a better height. What height are your cages?
 
re: What is a good height for a C&C cage

How do I change gage to cage? It wouldn't let me edit it.
 
re: What is a good height for a C&C cage

My tables are 27 inches high. It's perfect for me. Be aware of you posture when you're cleaning their cage, too.
 
Fixed the title for you. I like having my cage on 2 grids high. It's much better for my back. Now that I have a stacked cage, I don't like cleaning the lower cage. I have to kneel down to clean it.
 
I prefer my cages on the floor but added a second cage over one of mine. Bottom cage is one grid high, I added another row of grids on sections of it to hold up the top cage. I'm 5' 3" and it's hard to me to reach all around my upper 2 x 5.
 
Mine is multiple level (can see in my albums) but the lower one is one grid level high off the poor plus wheels underneath. I sit on a chair when working on the lower level.
 
lissie and MissJean: Your cages are about the same height. Can you easily reach to the back of them? Mine will be 3" to 4" lower, but I could raise it 3" by putting castors on the 4" x 4" legs. When my cage was on the floor my knees where getting so rough from constantly kneeling.

Thanks lissie for fixing my title.

Thanks everyone for answering my question. I can learn so much from your experience.
 
lissie and MissJean: Your cages are about the same height. Can you easily reach to the back of them? Mine will be 3" to 4" lower, but I could raise it 3" by putting castors on the 4" x 4" legs.

I think yours will be fine. I'm 5'4" and I can reach the back of the cage. I cheated a little though. I cut the grids in fron to 9" instead of 14".

You can see how short the front grids are in this pic.
[GuineaPigCages.com] What is a good height for a C&C cage
 
I'm 5'6" and can reach everything in their cage just fine. :p
 
This is a nice thread! I have the same problem with the spot-cleaning sometimes because my cage is just a single grid off the floor.

Height shouldn't be a problem, I think. Just as long as they're in no danger of falling off.
 
I picked up an old dinette table, and have my cage on that. I like them up higher so i can see them easier. The only problem with cleaning the cage is that it's 3ft wide, and I have to walk all the way around it to clean-I can't reach the far side. Besides, i keep my house on the cooler side in the winter, and I think the floor is too cold and drafty.
 
I think yours will be fine. I'm 5'4" and I can reach the back of the cage. I cheated a little though. I cut the grids in fron to 9" instead of 14".

You can see how short the front grids are in

Thanks for the picture. I am afraid to cut the front grids and have started making sure the top is closed on my cage. Abbey got so excited the other day when I came to get them for supper/floor time she tried to jump into the transfer box before I even got to put the box in the cage and flung herself at the grid and fell backwards. It gave me quite a scare. She was fine and I now make sure I take her out first before her sister so she doesn't get frantic and try and jump out. All goes well until some unexpected thing happens and you get a wake up call.
 
I picked up an old dinette table, and have my cage on that. I like them up higher so i can see them easier. The only problem with cleaning the cage is that it's 3ft wide, and I have to walk all the way around it to clean-I can't reach the far side. Besides, i keep my house on the cooler side in the winter, and I think the floor is too cold and drafty.

I put my cage off the floor for the same reason. Their room gets cool in the winter and although I put a heater in there I wanted the heat to circulate underneath the cage. That is one reason I made the table. I think next winter I will put them in the entrance hall attached to the kitchen. We have infloor heating in the kitchen/entrance hall area and so that area stays warmer and I won't have to spend a fortune on electricity heating the TV room or turning on the furnace for one room. If I put wheels or castors on the legs I could move the cage into the kitchen when we go out or at night when we turn furnace down at night. That way they would be at a good temperature. I haven't done this so far because I didn't know if they would be happy where there was more activity and kitchen noise. I am hoping they will get used to it.
 
I won't have to spend a fortune on electricity heating the TV room or turning on the furnace for one room

Yeah, I keep my house pretty cool in the winter, and I never thought when I got the bunny and the pig that they would need to be warmer. So winter rolled around, and I had to keep the heat turned up so they wouldn't get cold. One thing I do is wrap the cages in old towels or blankets, and I just leave the front open so they can see out. That way they don't get a draft when I open the door to let the dog in and out, and it helps hold in the heat, like insulation.
 
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