When I was a little kid, there were virtually two types of guinea pigs cages — manufactured and homemade. The manufactured cages were those tiny store-bought wire cages that would have looked more at home stacked in an animal testing research laboratory than they did housing a cherished family pet. They were small, lightweight and compact — too compact.
In contrast, the homemade units were a bulky and heavy conglomeration of two-by-fours, chicken wire and galvanized hardware. Back then, that ugly beast of a cage was called a guinea pig hutch. Back then pet store cages were mainly used to keep animals inside and hutches were used to house them outside.
Today, things are different. Yes, the grand division still exists between manufactured and homemade or home-assembled guinea pigs cages. Yes, the old undersized, manufactured, pet store guinea pig cage is still around — a testament to the “old days” — those days when men were men and guinea pigs were mistreated little rodents.
But the old chicken wire guinea pig hutch has become quite uncommon in the guinea pig world. It is generally acknowledged that guinea pigs are not hearty enough to stand up to the temperature extremes encountered in North America. So relatively few choose to house their cavies outside permanently. In addition, most people find that bare two-by-fours and chicken wire often has a tendency to clash with the existing décor in their homes. As a consequence, few people are using wood and chicken wire enclosures to house their guinea pigs.
So the old wooden and wire beast has been essentially replaced by its newer, sleeker (dare I say “prettier”) cousin — the cubes and Coroplast (C&C) cage.
It’s easy to see that C&C guinea pigs cages offer all of the advantages of the old wood and chicken wire hutch — economy, scalability, customizability, a lot of cage for the money, and the plain old satisfaction that comes from building something yourself. But it goes beyond this. It is also sleeker, lighter, more sanitary, easy to clean and (dare I say it again?) “prettier” than do-it-yourself cages of yesterday.
Join the modern day DIY cage revolution. Purchase a C&C cage kit from a reputable online seller like BlueStoneCommerce and build it right away!
BlueStoneCommerce has several cage designs to choose from. Why not CLICK on the BUTTON directly below to visit one of our stores and CHOOSE one of OUR innovative CAGES…
Cavy Cages – The Cubes and Coroplast Guinea Pig Cage is Sweeping the Market
Big Guinea Pig Cages Available at BlueStoneCages
Guinea Pig Cages for Sale – The Most Overlooked Factor
Guinea Pig Habitats – Adding Fun Toys – by Kristen Matthews
Want to read more? …
Categories: Guinea Pigs Cages