Are you considering buying a guinea pig cage? Perhaps you should consider building your own cage – either from a kit or from scratch. With cubes and Coroplast (C&C) technology, you not only get a lot of cage for the money; you have the freedom to design and build the exact cage you want with custom innovative features.
With cubes and Coroplast cages, your design begins with 14” by 14” grids. From there, almost anything is possible. One of my favorite features in a C&C guinea pig cage is the Integral Storage feature.
In its simplest form, a C&C cage is simply a corral or pen for your pig. In other words, it is a corrugated plastic litter bin with a fence of grids built around it to form an enclosure. The advantage of this design is its incredible simplicity and low cost. This is the perfect design for those on a tight budget.
However, one huge drawback to this design is that it may be dangerous to place it on a table. With no bottom, all it takes is for a corner of the cage to slip over the edge of the table and it may pull the whole cage (including pigs) right down onto the floor. Thus, to insure your pigs’ safety, it is recommended that this type of cage only be placed on the floor. However, this may require you to kneel or sit on the floor to clean your cage.
One solution is to fasten the cage to a stand or pedestal in order to raise it off the floor.
Using the C&C approach, one can easily build an integral stand with built-in storage capability. One can simply build a two-story cage. The bottom story would contain no litter bin. And it can also be segmented into separate cubes or compartments to facilitate more organized storage.
Building a storage level such as this, will raise the living area of your cage 14-inches off the ground. An even better solution is to build two levels of storage. This will bring the living area to waist-level — the ideal level for cleaning and for interacting with your guinea pigs. And this will also create the perfect guinea pig cage for you – the pig owner.
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