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.
I (Bob) am an engineer by trade. I worked nearly 30 years as an engineer/engineering manager — mostly in the automotive field here in the Detroit area. Several years ago, we got our first guinea pig (Pookie) for my daughter. We gave it the best care — fed it lots of alfalfa hay, gave it plenty of water and housed it in one of those nice little pet store cages.
And Pookie always looked “okay” but never really overjoyed.
By the time we got our next two guinea pigs Scooter and Pepper we had done a lot of reading. And we found that “meaning well” didn’t necessarily equate to giving the best care. It also took education.
Alfalfa hay was out, Timothy was in. High-o-Silver — the day of the Lone Pigster was over. We got Scooter and Pepper together to keep each other company. And most importantly, my wife “discovered” this new do-it-yourself cage technology – C&C cages.
She printed out instructions for a cage and put it on my “Honey-Do list” to get a cage built. They were Cavy Spirit instructions for building a 2×3 single level cage. The cage was a simple grid fence placed around a Coroplast bin and held together with plastic push-on connectors. It was a simple one-hour project.
Six-hours later, (did I mention I’m an engineer?), the cage was finished — with some slight modifications. It was three stories high. It had a 2×4 footprint with a top-level living space atop two levels of storage. And for increased sturdiness, it was fastened together with cable ties instead of push-on connectors.
There it stood — in our family room — a monument to guinea pigdom.
Several years later, I was downsized out of the automotive business. I decided to stay downsized and went into retirement. Nancy and I spent the first year doing nothing.
After a year of leisure she decided that we should to do something meaningful with our time. We needed a purpose. We had always regretted putting Pookie all alone in that small cage. We didn’t know he wasn’t happy. We didn’t know until after Pookie was gone and we put Scooter and Pepper in a 2×4 C&C cage. We saw popcorning for the first time. Then we knew. Poor Pookie had lived a mediocre existence.
So we went into business offering our own pig-friendly guinea pig cages for sale.
So now, we sell cages to make happy pigs. We’ve been educated — and, most importantly — we spread the word. Blogs posts, articles, videos — we spread the word:
Don’t put your pigs in a small pet store cage.
Build a C&C cage. It doesn’t have to be ours. But it has to be spacious enough.
And don’t get me wrong. We’re not saints. We also enjoy the money we make in this endeavor — we’re retired after all — with two kids in college. And not to mention the enjoyment we get from the process of building this business. All-in-all offering C&C guinea pig cages for sale has been a satisfying and rewarding experience for Nancy and I on many levels.
So of you take anything away from this article, it should be this: guinea pigs are living beings. Like any living creature, they deserve our respect. And, oh ya, don’t put your pigs in a small pet store cage.
Spread the word.
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