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Guinea Pig Cages

Quality of life of your cavy is greatly influenced by the type and size of cage he lives in. A cage is the place where he will spend most time of his life and it is much more than just a “cage” to contain the cavy. For that reason you should take time and to choose a cage for your little friend very carefully.

Size of the cage is the most important thing that needs to be considered before purchasing one. Guinea pigs need a lot to space to move around and exercise. Cavies do not use exercise wheels like hamsters and thus the amount of space the cage is providing is crucial for quality exercise, There is no unique view about the ideal size of guinea pig cage but many cavy owners consider the most commonly recommended two feet per cavy area too small, especially when adding other accessories such as bedding, food, hiding spots and some toys. However, one thing is for sure. A guinea pig cage can never be too big. On the contrary, the bigger the better.

The majority of guinea pig cages available at pet stores and online shops are too small to provide your pet enough space to exercise, while the bigger models can be very expensive. For that reason it may be wise to consider a C&C cage (cubes and coroplast cage). These cages are built from scratch or purchased as kits and are much larger than the commercial cages. C&C cages are also less expensive than commercial cages of similar size.

In addition to size, you are also highly recommended to pay attention to the floor type of the cage. Please keep in mind that cavies have very fragile feet and can be seriously injured on a wire floor. Why is that important? Because many guinea pig cages have wire bottom.