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Aug 12

2x3 Colonial guinea pig cageWhat is the most important factor when selecting guinea pig cages? Space. Your piggies need room to run, room to romp – that’s right – room to roam. The minimum space recommended for two pigs by many guinea pig rescue organizations is 10.5 square feet. And since you should always keep at least two guinea pigs together (they’re social animals and need company); you should never be considering a cage any smaller than 10.5 square feet.

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Need a guinea pig cage? Well, our store is temporarily closed while we’re on vacation. But do not fret – we will be Reopening VERY SOON - Friday January 18, 2013.
Let me say that again: We’ll be open VERY SOON – Friday January 18, 2013.

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Well we survived the attacks by the insidious malicious software hacker agents of evil. That is to say, if you’ve visited our guinea pig cage site over the past few days, you may have noticed that we were hijacked by malicious software.

You may have seen the Google Attack Page. And you may also have seen me – waving my fist in the air, cursing and throwing a hissy fit of epic proportions… or not.

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Yep! That’s right – BlueStoneCages.com was hijacked for the past couple days… Maybe you noticed…

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Road Trip! All our stores are CLOSED (for now). We’re on our way to Great Smoky Mountain National Park. But, no worries. We’ll be back in a week. We’ll put our cages up for sale again during the weekend of May 18-20 and begin shipping the following Monday.



We’ve had problems with our flights…

We’ll get home on Monday the 12th of March, 2012 instead of the planned Sunday March 11. But we still plan to get those C&C guinea pig cages out ON TIME… We’ll do our best!!!



Yep, We’re in Hawaii!!!

That means that all of the BlueStoneCommerce guinea pig cage operations are closed down for a couple weeks!!!! This time we’re taking our college-age kids with us for part of the vacation. But don’t worry about all the pets (five pigs, one dog [Cosmo the Wonder Pig] and the two frogs). We have hired one of our kid’s friends to house-sit and take care of the BlueStone domestic menagerie. So the animals will all have care, feeding and companionship while we are sunning our buns in the Aloha state.

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Feb 28

Space-saver cages for guinea pigs are becoming more popular these days. In fact, one of our top-selling guinea pig cages just happens to be the Mega Tower (shown below) – one of our space-saver cages for guinea pigs.

The Concept Behind Space-Saver Cages for Guinea Pigs

Mega-Tower-Space-Saver-Cages for guinea pigsMost people have the wrong idea about space-saving. To them space-saver means “less space”. Space-saver means “smaller”. But not to us.

The concept behind BlueStoneCommerce’s line of space-saver cages is to deliver a roomy and spacious cage in a product form that can fit in a small footprint.

Yep. It’s a good idea – but not one we can really say we originally invented…

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guinea pig cageTomorrow we fly… and so can your pigs.

That’s right. Tomorrow (Saturday Feb. 19, 2011) we hop on that plane for home. Bye, bye Florida… hello Michigan.

Our guinea pigs must have woken up and seen their shadows because we still have a few more weeks of winter in our future.

But, bad news for us means good news for you (and your pigs). Because we’re going home, we’re ramping our guinea pig cage inventories back up from vacation levels.

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You guys are amazing! The guinea pig cages we built for shipment during our vacation are going far faster than we anticipated.

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Neither here nor there

“Here”? “There”? Don’t know, don’t care - either way – we’re not home. All I know is that for the first time in weeks, I can look out the window and not see snow. I see white – but it’s not snow. When I lay on the ground, I make sand angels - not snow angels (sadly, my sandman wasn’t much to look at).

So now, as I write this, we’re one hour behind (time zone) and 30 degrees ahead (heat zone) of our home in Michigan… and that’s a good thing.

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Don’t get me wrong! I like the snow. But 12 inches in one day is just too much. WE’RE OUTTA HERE! Bob and Nancy (Mr. and Mrs. BlueStoneCommerce) are headed to sunny Florida for a week.

We leave Feb. 12, 2011 & will return Feb 19.

We’re going back to Panama City Beach – had so much fun there last year,we’re going again. See for yourself. Here’s a VDO from last years trip…

 

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Yep. You read that right. This post has absolutely nothing to do with guinea pigs, guinea pig cages, cavy cages, rodent cages – or even animals in general. It’s a holiday wish from us…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from BlueStoneCommerce!!!

And, we wanted to give you some music. But… if you know anything about us, you know that we try to be innovative and creative in all things we do. So, we are breaking with tradition and are offering a song for the holidays that is not a holiday song. Here’s why…

Why do we play holiday music? To raise our spirits – to get us in a good mood – to make us happy. That’s what holiday music should do.

This video my son found on YouTube should do just that!

Think of it as Bluestone Commerce HOLIDAY MUSIC.  Ha!

And now… a musical selection…



Earlier today, I sent out an email announcement saying that if you needed a cavy cage, while we’re vacationing in Hawaii (Oct 6, 2010 – Oct 24, 2010), we still had all of our BlueStoneCommerce models in stock. Well, guess what?
 
Bad News: We just sold the very last 2×4 Colonial model. No more of this particular cavy cage model available until Oct. 25, 2010! (Yes, they’re going that fast).
 
Good News: As of today, we still have the 2×4 Colonial with storage in stock. (Same as the 2×4 Colonial but with a very handy integral storage pedestal built in to the bottom level).

While we are here in Hawaii, we are working to keep your pigs happy – although working here doesn’t really feel like working as you can see in this VDO:

So, in the mean time, you may want to get the cage you’re interested in before they are picked over and sold out. All models except one are still available (but some models are running low).

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Nancy and I are indeed enjoying ourselves in Hawaii. But we are still in contact with “civilization” as you know if you have sent us an email in the past few days. We are still answering emails and we are still selling cages.

So, if you need a cavy cage we still have a large selection and fairly large inventory of cages.

 

Although, as of this writing, we have already sold seven of our 30 original cages. So they are going kind of fast – and the selection will become more and more limited as time goes on. But, no need to fear… Remember…

We will be back in town and fully engaged on October 25, 2010.

 Until then, I think we’ll just go fly around Kauai. (See if you can spot the waterfall that they used in the movie Jurassic Park)…

So, yes, we’re away from home. But, because we worked hard to make prior arrangements, you can still get a cavy cage from us by visiting one of our online stores.

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Is the standard pet store rodent cage suitable for your guinea pig? See what we have to say about that little mass-produced rodent cage. Our views on the pet store rodent cage. <–CLICK HERE and READ.



Forget the previous post about Going to Hawaii – We are GONE!

What does that mean to you? Well, before we left, we packed up 30 cages of different varieties and we arranged with our great UPS guy to ship them for us as necessary. So…

1. YES! CAGES ARE STILL AVAILABLE while we’re gone.
2. We have a limited number of cages. When they’re gone – they’re gone. Sorry.
3. We have a limited number of each cage model. When particular models are gone – they’re gone. Sorry again.
4. We’ll be back in full stride on October 25, 2010.
5. That’s it… I’m going snorkeling…

 


As I write this post - we are in Hawaii right now. I’m not bragging  – I’m just passing along some information. For those who are interested – here’s us getting to Honolulu…


Sorry for the inconvenience – but I’m sure you understand – and, I’m sure, so do your pigs.

Aloha,

Bob and Nancy



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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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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Yes — it’s no secret. BlueStoneCommerce has C&C guinea pig cages for sale. What’s our motivation? Let me give you a little history.

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Because most pet stores don’t carry big guinea pig cages, many guinea pigs end up in a home that is much too small to promote good health. Your doctor advises regular exercise as well as a good diet for your health and well-being. And the situation is no different for your guinea pigs. They need exercise on a regular basis and those tiny department store rodent cages are definitely not the place to get it.

The fitness craze has been with us since the 70s. Many people are hooked on an exercise program. So first thing in the morning — or perhaps after a hard day’s work — they need to get in an exercise session. So they’ll change into a t-shirt and shorts, put on the running shoes, and head down to the… bathroom? Closet? Laundry room?

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We hit a milestone this past weekend in terms of guinea pig cages for sale

On Saturday August 14, 2010 BlueStoneCommerce sold its 1000th cage.

I feel like putting up a big sign— just like McDonalds…

Over 1000 Sold

 

Ya, I know. Big deal. It’s not going to put BlueStoneCommerce on the New York Stock Exchange (nor even in the Ma and Pop shop hall-o-fame). But it’s a milestone nonetheless.

So we celebrate.

Ya, 1000 cages. I know, don’t worry; we’re not getting a swelled head about it. We know we’re “small potatoes” — and we’re fine with that.

1000 cages in just over three years. Did I say “small potatoes”? I meant microscopic spuds. We know it’s not a huge number of cages shipped. We recognize it’s not a huge amount of revenue or profit for three years work. So why do we do it?

1)      We are guinea pig owners as well as guinea pig cage sellers. We like doing this.

2)      We were guinea pig owners well before we put up our first guinea pig cages for sale — we like doing this.

3)      Years ago, when we bought our very first guinea pig, we put him in a small cramped pet store cage (poor Pookie). We didn’t know any better. We meant well. But we didn’t know any better. He was the last one of our many pigs to live unhappily in such cramped quarters. We learned. We learned and we regret that we didn’t know any better. So now we “spread the word”.

4)      1000 cages sold means more than 1000 guinea pigs living in spacious, comfortable safe conditions and not in those cramped, tiny, store-bought cages — and that’s what it’s all about.

Yes — more than 1000 cages sold.

We know we’re not going to win the Nobel Pigs Prize. That’s fine. More than 1000 cages sold…

Thanks to all our customers for trusting us and our humble family business and for helping us “spread the word”.

We know. All we do is offer guinea pig cages for sale. Still — it gives us kind of a good feeling. And we hope you get that same feeling the first time you set your precious pet into her new, spacious home.

Bob and Nancy Matthews
BlueStoneCommerce

(Did I mention we like doing this?)


Help us “spread the word”. Have a look at this post Guinea Pig Cages – Room to Roam and pass a link to it along to your friends.



You’ve seen rodent cages. They’re those tiny little wire boxes that they try to sell you when you buy a guinea pig from a pet store. They usually contain less than three square-feet of cage area and may cost anywhere from $40 to $70 — depending on where you live.

I don’t know — these rodent cages might be sufficient for a mouse or a gerbil or a hamster. Like I said, I don’t know. What I do know is that it most certainly is not large enough for a full-grown guinea pig. Most modern standards recommend at least six to seven square feet for a single cavy — roughly twice the size of that standard pet store cage. And these are minimum standards we’re talking about.

What to do? Of course, the first thought is to buy a larger cage. The difficulty is that most pet stores don’t carry larger rodent cages — and if they do, they will most likely be very costly.

With that in mind, many conscientious guinea pig owners are turning to the C&C (cubes and Coroplast) cage. The C&C cage is a do-it-yourself cage — constructed of metal grids and corrugated plastic sheet. This type of cage was invented by a guinea pig rescue organization and has become quite popular with the general public over the past several years.

A quick search online will reveal both an abundance of how-to instructions and also some online suppliers of C&C guinea pig cage kits. (Of course BlueStoneCommerce comes immediately to mind).

The first step for the stanch do-it-yourselfer will be to design the cage. Next, he will need to locate sources for grids, corrugated plastic and other assorted hardware. Lastly, she will need to cut the Coroplast to size and assemble the grids, Coroplast and other components into a cage.

Those who purchased a kit will merely need to follow the included instructions to assemble the cage. This makes a great project to do with your child.

For more information about large C&C Guinea Pig Cages <– CLICK HERE

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(This article on Coroplast usage in cavy cages is continued from a previous post)

Coroplast resembles cardboard because of its fluted structure. If you look at a piece from the end, you will notice that structurally, it is made up of a long row of plastic columns.  The fact that Coroplast looks like cardboard is a good thing. Cardboard is a substance that we take for granted — but, in fact is a very efficient and innovative material.

For example, we can throw a few heavy cans of food in a paper bag. And when we try to pick it up, the cans rip through the bag and fall to the floor. We can then take many more of those same cans and toss them into a cardboard box which can be picked up with no problem. We can even ship them across country without incident.

Sure the box is thicker — but that is not where most of the additional strength comes from. It is really the internal structure of the cardboard that gives it its strength. Those columns or corrugations in the interior of the cardboard create a very strong and robust structure.

If you stand up that same paper bag and try and stack something on top of it, the sides will immediately crumble and the bag will collapse. Conversely, you can take several cardboard boxes and stack them on top of each other with no problem — just take a look inside any warehouse. Once again, it’s because all those little columns inside the cardboard are supporting all that weight.

Engineers and architects have known this for centuries. The early Romans used columns in their architecture to support heavy buildings. Take a look at the Coliseum. Aeronautical engineers use a honeycomb material (which is simply a lot of columns pressed together) inside the interior of airplane wings to provide a very strong and lightweight structure.

This is the very same concept behind the structure of Coroplast. It is what makes it very light — yet very strong. It’s as if there were a lot of columns pressed together in a row. And that is what makes Coroplast such a desirable material for use in C&C cavy cages.

Its fluted structure gives it adequate strength. Its chemical properties makes it waterproof, easy to clean and non-toxic for your cavies. And finally, its light weight reduces shipping costs when purchasing from an online seller like BlueStoneCommerce.

Be sure to read Part One of this post regarding the C&C Cavy Cage and Coroplast

For information on understanding a different aspect of C&C guinea pig cages <– CLICK HERE 

BlueStoneCommerce uses Coroplast in all of its cage models.
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If you’re considering building a C&C cavy cage, then you will need to understand some facts about them. C&C stands for cubes and Coroplast. The word “cubes” refers to the metal grids (normally used to build storage cube units) that are used to form the cage enclosure itself. Coroplast is the corrugated plastic sheet material used to form litter bins or trays. Coroplast is a brand name that comes from the contraction of the words “corrugated” and “plastic”.

As the C&C cavy cage is becoming more and more popular, more people are getting exposure to the Coroplast material. At first glance, the material looks very similar to cardboard. While it does have a structure quite similar to cardboard — it is definitely not cardboard. In fact, it has far different properties than cardboard.

Cardboard is made out of paper. It falls apart when exposed to water and it’s relatively easy to tear. On the other hand, it is lightweight, economical and is actually a very strong material for its cost and weight.

Coroplast is made of plastic – polypropylene. It is water-proof so it is idea for containing water, bedding s well as other biological waste products that your pigs may produce. It is also highly resistant to solvents. This means two things to the owners of C&C guinea pig cages a) it is not damaged by common household cleaners so it can be easily cleaned and b) since it is resistant to chemical solvents, it is indigestible. In other words, if your animal decides to chew it, the non-toxic plastic pieces will simply “pass through” its system leaving your cavy unharmed.

Because of this fact, it is approved by the US Government for contact with food. And it is also approved by pig rescue organizations for use in cavy cage construction.

Be sure to read Part Two of this post regarding Cavy Cages and Coroplast

For information on understanding a different aspect of C&C guinea pig cages <– CLICK HERE  

BlueStoneCommerce uses Coroplast in all of its cage models.
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When we think of cages for guinea pigs, most of us tend to think of that tiny little rodent cage that is sold by most pet stores. Sure, guinea pigs are most certainly rodents — and yet, the standard pet store rodent cage is far too small to house an adult guinea pig.

Yes, most rodents are very small animals. But the fact is that size is not the prominent factor that defines a rodent.

If you look up the definition of a rodent, you will find that a) it is a mammal and b) they have continuously growing upper and lower incisors. This latter fact means that they have to continuously chew on things to keep their front teeth from growing out of control. In fact, the word rodent comes from the Latin word rodere which means “to gnaw”.

So a rodent is mostly defined by its front teeth — not by its size. A beaver is a rodent. You would never think of putting a beaver in a small pet store guinea pig cage. A porcupine is a rodent. Again, you would never put a porcupine in one of those tiny guinea pig cages. A capybara is a rodent that can grow to more than four-feet long. You could never put a capybara in a cage so small.

Guinea pigs can grow as large as three pounds or more. A small pet store rodent cage is simply too small to house a guinea pig. As I have said many times before — putting your guinea pig in a small pet store cage is like a human being living their entire life in a bathroom.

So why do so many people put guinea pigs in such small cages? Because that is what is sold to us.

Most guinea pig rescue organizations recommend that cages for guinea pigs be at least the following size:

  • 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.

So next time you shop for cages for guinea pigs remember that your pet is much larger than a hamster or a gerbil and therefore — his home should be too.

Looking for a spacious-yet-affordable home for your guinea pig? Check out the innovative C&C guinea pig cages that BlueStoneCommerce has to offer. Why not CLICK ON THE BUTTON directly below to visit one of our stores and check out our many distinctive designs…



PETCO 16 Ounce Plastic Water Bottle for Small Animals (16 oz.; 8 PETCO 16 Ounce Plastic Water Bottle for Small Animals (16 oz.; 8″ Height; Assorted)
Durable, practical plastic water bottles come with a wire holder to attach to cage. Choose the size most appropriate for your habitat and pet size. Translucent colors are assorted, please allow us to choose for you. BlueStoneCommerce earns a portion of each sale.



Here we are again doing what we do best: eating and wandering aimlessly.

BTW: Thanks to our 19 y.o. daughter for caring for our five pigs while we were conspicuously consuming in the Sunshine State.

And ya, I promise – this is the last installment of our Florida vacation video/fat fest. After this, no more home movies (at least for now). Vacation’s over. Time to focus on pigs again…



Here are more pics of us eating and strolling our way across the Florida panhandle.

Note: This video is neither business-oriented nor informational. It’s just a human interest story.

Translation: There are no pigs in this video except us…



We are BACK from FLORIDA!!! All is normal in the world again.

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Here’s a few highlights from our first couple of days – visiting with relatives we haven’t seen for a while!!!



Most other Cubes and Coroplast guinea pig cage sellers use plastic press-on connectors in their cage construction. This video will show you exactly why we here at BlueStoneCommerce disagree with this practice and exclusively use zip ties (tie-wraps, cable-ties) as fasteners in all of our cage designs.




Here’s a just a couple of pictures of a cage that we are going to launch soon.

It’s got three levels and lots of room…  Betcha can’t wait!

CLICK ON EITHER PHOTO to visit the BlueStoneCommerce eBay Store.
(This cage is not listed in our store just yet – if you’re interested, contact us at bluestonecommerce@yahoo.com)



C&C cages are becoming increasingly popular. Their usage has increased dramatically over the past few years. This is largely because pet owners are beginning to realize that while standard mass-produced pet store cages may be economically feasible to house racks of laboratory guinea pig test subjects, they fail to provide a comfortable and healthy living environment for our much-loved family pets.

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One of the most important factors in insuring that your guinea pig cage is easy to clean is ironically also one of the most overlooked criteria in cage selection. If you want to be assured that the next cage you purchase will be easy to clean and maintain, be sure to read on.

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When you go shopping for a guinea pig cage, what are the things you consider? Color? Price? An attractive design? People choose their cages based upon many different criteria. However, there is one extremely important factor that often gets overlooked or ignored.

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Your choice of cage is one of the most important considerations in determining the quality of life that your guinea pig will enjoy while living under your care. One must keep in mind that the cage is much more than just a container or enclosure to contain the cavy; it is the most major and important element in your pig’s immediate living environment. As such, the selection of a cage for your cavy is a serious matter and should be not be taken lightly.

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In today’s short article, we are going to talk about bottoms. No – I don’t want to discuss your bottom – or even your guinea pig’s bottom. I want to talk about the need for incorporating a bottom when designing and building your C&C cage.

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You’ve brought home your new guinea pig(s), chosen a suitable and roomy cage – now, where do you put it? A) Garage, B) Closet C) In front of a window D) None of the above. The correct answer is D) none of the above. Among other requirements, cavies must be kept in a room with a stable temperature – free of drafts and out of direct sunlight. Finding a suitable location for your guinea pigs’ cage is a task that requires careful thought and diligence. When placing your pigs’ new home within your home, several factors should be considered.

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This video will show you how to help AVOID SERIOUS INJURY to your guinea pigs. Most people do not consider this factor when buying or building their C&C cages. See why not having a cage bottom may spell serious disaster to your pigs (and possibly your carpet) in certain common situations.



A guinea pig is just a rodent – a tiny insignificant animal. Sure, the kids like them. But just the same, when you bring them home from the pet store, they’re just like any other possession (except they have that annoying habit of moving around) so they must be contained. So we have to toss them in a cage and give them food and water every day. They’ll be fine.

Hopefully that’s not your attitude.

Too many people seem to forget that guinea pigs are actually living, breathing beings that need to be cared for and shown the same respect that every living creature deserves. Not all people with this attitude are cold-hearted, unfeeling villains. Most are probably just well-meaning pet owners who simply haven’t done the research in order to educate themselves well enough to become knowledgeable, competent pet-owners.

As Guinea Pig C&C cage designers and sellers, we come into contact with a lot of guinea pig owners (often brand new guinea pig pet owners). We also communicate with and are monitored by various guinea pig rescue organizations. As such, there is one common specific cage-related situation which keeps surfacing and which is also decidedly hazardous to your pigs’ health and safety. The purpose of this article is to alert you to this common hazard so that you can easily avoid it.

This common problem is the usage of cage floors and other cage walking surfaces made of metal bars or grids. Many commercial cages are built with wire floors. The purpose of the wire floor is to let feces and other solid materials fall though the openings into a litter pan below. To clean, one simply slides out the litter pan and empties the pan. Very convenient – but dangerous for your pigs. While these types of cages offer a distinct convenience advantage for the owner, they are hazardous for your pig’s foot health.

Your guinea pig’s footpads are delicate and sensitive structures. To your pig, walking on wire mesh is just like you spending your entire day walking on rebar or similar metal bars in bare feet.

Living in a cage with a wire floor can cause sores and ulcers on your pig’s footpads. Additionally, your pig’s feet can get wedged or trapped between the metal bars.  Pigs housed in cages with wire floors often suffer broken toes and legs.

The same is also true of ramps in multi-level cages. Ramps should not contain metal bars, mesh or anything else that may trap or irritate your guinea pigs tender feet.

Be sure to purchase or build a cage with a smooth bottom to avoid the injuries detailed above. Also, if applicable, make sure the ramp has a non-slip surface to allow your pig to negotiate it without falling or slipping but avoid ramps with metal bars or wire grids as these can trap delicate guinea pig feet and toes and cause painful injuries.



Is your guinea pig or rabbit chewing your C&C cage – or are you concerned that they might? See how to make your C&C guinea pig or rabbit cage chew-resistant in this informative DIY (Do-it-yourself) video.



Coroplast is not cardboard nor is it plastic-coated cardboard. It is an extruded twin-wall polypropylene plastic sheet product. In other words, it’s 100% plastic. This material was originally chosen years ago for guinea pig cage application by a guinea pig rescue organization as a way of economically constructing large living quarters for rescued pigs. It is lightweight and durable and, if not abused, will last for years in your guinea pig cage. View the video to learn all about Coroplast and see a dramatic demonstration of it’s strength.



Unfortunately, many people don’t pay close attention to ramps when searching for cages. But ramps are an important element of multi-level guinea pig and rabbit cages. 

If you want the peace of mind that comes from the knowledge of knowing that your pigs are safe, you will shop around until you find a ramp that is both 1) strong enough to safely support your pig and 2) has No Metal Grids or Bars – these can injure your pigs’ feet and legs. 

Learn all about the materials used in the construction of various types of guinea pig and rabbit cage ramps. See demonstrations of various ramp designs under heavy loads.



This video shows you one of our very unique cages. It’s a slim profile cage – we call this model the Large Mega-Tower. This cage does for the guinea pig cage what flat screen monitors did for TV. It fits closer to the wall and saves space. If you’re a little short on room – perhaps you live in an apartment or dorm room, or maybe it’s going in a kid’s room where there’s not a lot of space – this cage may help solve your problems.

This video was made to appear in our eBay listing for this product. 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. You can see a couple of our guinea pigs in it. Charlie is the one in the pet store cage and Pumpkin makes her cameo appearance – being chased around the Colonial. And if you like the cage, be sure to visit any of our online stores to get more information on it. Just click on any of the store links on the Home Page of this web site. 

Enjoy the video:



What is a C&C Cage?

First of all, I mention the phrase C&C cage in the title of this article. This is cage-building technology that has become more and more popular in recent years. C&C stands for Cubes and Coroplast – the two major components used to design and construct these types of cages.

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Check out our 2nd infomercial. See why guinea pig cages need to be stronger than you think. Discover why wheels may be a more important option than you thought. See Cosmo – the 15 lb wonder pig. This video shows you our biggest cage ever – the Deluxe Colonial Homestead with Storage being tested under heavy loads.
If you’re interested this deluxe, new 3-level 2×4 guinea pig custom large cage, or another C&C design, visit our eBay store or our web site because… your pigs are waiting.



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.

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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.