Archive for October, 2009
Guinea pigs are lovable little creatures. They make great pets, are relatively easy to care for and can be very friendly if they are brought up with care and kindness. One very important step in bringing a new guinea pig into the home is providing adequate housing.
- @Roxy_SF Hope you feel better! #pawprayers for you! in reply to Roxy_SF #
- Us Pigs and Cosmo the 15lb. “Wonder Pig” love to look at all the cute Halloween Costumes our Anipals are wearing. We want COSTUMES NOW! #
- @lexiloudog Love your Turtle Halloween Costume, Lexi. You make for a cute Turtle. Have fun! in reply to lexiloudog #
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- Guinea Pigs and humans do not manufacture their own Vitamin C. Pigs need Vitamin C supplements or they can get scurvy. Sprinkle on greens. #
- Guinea Pig Cages – Characteristics of C&C Cages: http://EzineArticles.com/?id=3111799 #
- Guinea Pig Cages – Building Your Own: http://EzineArticles.com/?id=3111793 #
- Guinea Pig Cages – C&C Guinea Pig Cage Danger Alert: http://EzineArticles.com/?id=3137126 #
- Guinea Pigs – Strange Behaviors You May Observe: http://EzineArticles.com/?id=3123823 #
- Guinea Pigs – A Quick Overview of Breeds: http://EzineArticles.com/?id=3118149 #
- @fidoandwino Had to laugh at your dogs picture. They look so innocent but you know they are up to something! Like TROUBLE! in reply to fidoandwino #
- @LilPecan Us pigs agree with you that picture of Harry Potter and dog costume is the best ever! in reply to LilPecan #
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Check out our very first infomercial – made to appear in our eBay listing for this cage. This video shows you our biggest cage ever – the Deluxe Colonial Homestead with Storage. Not only is this cage HUGE, but it has four storage bays in the bottom level to store guinea pig supplies. The introductory part of the video is common to all our cage videos. Footage specific to this cage begins at about the 4:12 minute mark. Also, see a couple of our guinea pigs. Charlie is the one in the pet store cage and Pumpkin makes her cameo appearance – being chased around the Colonial. If you’re interested a deluxe, new 3-level 2×4 guinea pig custom large cage, visit our store at http://stores.ebay.com/BluestoneCommerce-Cages-and-Guitars or visit our web site at http://www.BlueStoneCages.com because… your pigs are waiting.
BlueStoneCommerce- Scooter’s Misadventures Part II
Scooter recovered from his abscess on his belly only a year later to have an abscess on his jaw. It was almost a year to the day that Scooter had another abscess. Our wonderful vet took x-rays and felt that Scooter’s abscess had not penetrated the jawbone and he had a good chance of a full recovery. She informed me that if it involved the jawbone it usually keeps reoccurring and the prognosis is not good for a complete recovery.
In recent years, C&C (Cubes and Coroplast) cages have grown steadily in popularity and have taken over a significant segment of the small animal pet cage market. A quick online search will reveal several web sites that now offer instructions for building basic rudimentary cages. In addition, a number of C&C cage retailers have sprung up online and offer C&C cages in kit form. The main reasons for the growing popularity of this cage technology is that 1) very large cages are available – generally much larger than those offered in pet stores and 2) C&C cages are relatively inexpensive. By virtue of these factors – the consumer can get a lot of cage for the money. However, as the old caveat goes: Let the buyer beware. There is one serious potential hazard that the responsible pet owner must watch for when buying or building their own C&C cage.
BlueStoneCommerce – Scooter’s Misadventures
Scooter (the guinea pig in the guitar case) was our friendliest pig and loved to be petted all of the time. If you remember we thought he was a she when we first brought him home but soon discovered otherwise. We have a wonderful vet that is very skilled and knowledgeable about exotic pets, which guinea pigs are considered to be exotic. Therefore, we had Scooter neutered so Pepper, our shy and nervous female and he could live together in wedded bliss. About 7 months later we noticed a large bump underneath him, near to the area that had been neutered.
BlueStoneCommerce – Life Moves On
Scooter, our friendly neutered male pig and Pepper, our nervous female pig settled into life in their Penthouse cage. Scooter was always showing Pepper how manly he was by doing his rumble strut. Pepper mostly ignored him unless she was in the mood. Sound familiar?!
BlueStoneCommerce Cages is committed to providing guinea pigs a larger and healthier environment through our Cubes and Coroplast designed cages. We have been fortunate to be able to share our house with many guinea pigs and a rabbit for many years. Therefore, we have a lot of experience providing a safe and healthy habitat for our pigs and bunny within our home.
Find out exactly what a C&C cage is.
Learn all about the materials used in the construction of this type of cage.
Learn insider secrets of how to avoid guinea pig strangulation and choking.
See examples of many popular C&C cage designs.
C&C cages are most commonly used as homes for guinea pigs or rabbits.
What Size Cage is Best for My Pigs?
In reality, there is no best size for a guinea pig cage. The simple rule is: the bigger the better. However there are minimum cage-size guidelines that many guinea pig rescue organizations and guinea pig advocacy groups recommend. A quick search on the internet will reveal the following approximate de facto standards for minimum cage sizes:
- One guinea pig: 6-7 sq. ft.
- Two guinea pigs: 7.5 sq. ft.
- Three guinea pigs: 10.5 sq. ft.
- Four guinea pigs: 13 sq. ft.
BluestoneCommerce’s First Penthouse Pig Pen
Scooter and Pepper now needed a larger cage than the cramped pet store cage that Pookie had lived in. We went online and found a wonderful guinea pig rescue organization called Cavy Spirit. On their website they included instructions on how to put together a C & C cage. The mysterious name C&C originates from the two main materials used to construct this category of small animal cage: Cubes and Coroplast.The frame and wire lattice portion of the cage is built from wire grids normally used in the assembly of wire grid storage cubes. The grids are usually 14”x 14” coated metal grids with nine 1½ inch spaces between the bars. The second C in C&C comes from the other fundamental material used in C&C cage construction — Coroplast. Coroplast is a trade name and is essentially a contraction of the product description: corrugated plastic. Coroplast is corrugated polypropylene plastic sheeting and is used to form the litter pan or bin in the bottom of the cage.C&C cages are almost always built as do-it-yourself projects and tend to be very much larger (and therefore healthier for your pig) than standard manufactured “pet store cages”.
After Pookie passed away my daughter wanted 2 guinea pigs to take Pookie’s place. I read that they love company and are lonely when housed singly. So, I agreed that we would adopt two pigs to share our home this time.
I knew that we didn’t want to adopt a male and a female for obvious reasons. It was time to study the book to learn how to identify the males from the females. The book tells you that it was easy to tell the difference between the two sexes…
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Our very first guinea pig that we shared our home with was named Pookie.
My daughter had a mouse named Peek-a-Boo that a boy at school had given her but she was not a very friendly mouse. She was looking for another pet that wouldn’t bite her every time she tried to touch it. I found out that guinea pigs are cuddly, mild-mannered and are not likely to bite. When my daughter asked for a guinea pig, not being very responsible about cleaning Peek-a-Boo’s cage, we told her if she would clean the mouse’s cage for a month and showed us how responsible she was, then we would go looking for a guinea pig to share our home with. Well, she faithfully cleaned the cage for a month and that is how we came to adopt Pookie into our home.