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By now, you have to know the story. Small cages for guinea pigs are out – big guinea pig cages are in. It’s a fact. People (people like you and me) are becoming more educated about animal and pet care.

Sure, years ago, we had an excuse for stuffing our pets into tiny cages—ignorance. That’s right. We didn’t know any better.

When I was growing up, we didn’t fully understand nutrition and exercise for humans—let alone for our pets. Our parents were stuffing us with fried foods, whole milk and red meat because, back then, it was good for us. They didn’t know any better. And pet stores were selling small lab-rat cages for guinea pigs—and we bought them. Again, we didn’t know any better.

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Sep 12

I stumble down the stairs still sleepy at 7:00 AM. Our five guinea pigs can hear my footsteps on the stairs. Usually Apple is the pig who begins the cacophony of wheeking from the large C&C cavy cage.
 
They demand food. All five of them wheeking and calling for food. Like young, spoiled children – give me food! Give it to me now!
 
Are they spoiled? Are they like little children throwing a tantrum? I don’t think so. They’re just hungry little guinea pigs and they’re excited.
 
Actually, I love waking up to the sound of their wheeking. I think I’m the one that’s spoiled.


Mr. & Mrs. BlueStoneCommerce going to HawaiiBob and Nancy (Mr. and Mrs. BlueStoneCommerce) will be going to Hawaii to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They leave Oct. 7, 2010 & will be gone for 17 days.

What does that mean to you? It means a smaller selection and limited quantity of cages while we’re gone.

We plan to pack a limited number of our popular models before we leave. And we have contracted with someone to fulfill orders for us while we’re gone – so we don’t leave our potential piggy customers high and dry.

But, when the supply is gone – it’s gone. Also – we won’t be able to handle special options – like chew-resist upgrades. We simply won’t be there. So…

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If you’ve been following us on our BlueStone Commerce site or on one of our YouTube channels, you know that we have five pigs in our family. We get emails, YouTube comments, and blog comments on a regular basis asking us the names of our pigs. So here they are:

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The cages that pet stores try to pass off as healthy and suitable guinea pig habitats are generally neither healthy nor suitable. Those small pet store cages are usually designed to meet the old two to four square-foot guinea pig cage design standards. These standards are not there to satisfy your guinea pigs’ needs. They are there to satisfy the financial needs of the cage manufacturer and the pet store.

It’s a simple fact. Smaller guinea pig habitats are cheaper to ship and warehouse than larger cages. Do the analysis yourself.

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You’ve already got your cage, pellets, hay, water bottles, and all the other necessary guinea pig supplies you need to make your pig feel right at home.  It’s one of the best little guinea pig habitats you could have set up. It truly looks like the perfect place for eating, drinking, sleeping, and of course pooping. Although it may be true that your cage may be fit for even the most high maintenance pigs, life in the same cage day after day can get quite dull for any pig. So what can you do to help enhance your pet’s comfortable quarters as well as keep him entertained?

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What are the things you consider when looking at guinea pig cages for sale? Color? Price? An aesthetically-pleasing design? Different People choose cages based upon different criteria. However, one extremely important factor is often overlooked.

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Why use C&C (Cubes and Coroplast) materials for building a guinea pig cage? There are many reasons. It allows your cage to be customizable. In other words you can design your cage to suit your living space, number of guinea pigs or even the color of your décor. You can add or even invent new never-seen-before features. And you can build it as tall as you want (within reason).

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