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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oct 18

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.

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