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.

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