Posts Tagged ‘big guinea pig cages’


You just bought your first guinea pig. You have all intentions of being a conscientious owner. You want to treat your guinea pig “right”. And, most of all, you don’t want to “mess up” and do the wrong thing. But there are so many things to know in order to get started—and so many little things to buy. And the first item you need to consider is a new home for your new pet. And with so many guinea pig cages for sale, how do you know which one to choose?

Yes, we’ve been there. Many years ago, we bought our first guinea pig. And we “messed up”. We’re not bad people. We just simply did what other uninformed new owners do—we bought a pet store cage. Everyone buys them. You see them everywhere. They must be good. Or so we thought…

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Why use C&C (Cubes and Coroplast) materials for building a guinea pig cage? There are many reasons. It allows your cage to be customizable. In other words you can design your cage to suit your living space, number of guinea pigs or even the color of your décor. You can add or even invent new never-seen-before features. And you can build it as tall as you want (within reason).

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Because most pet stores don’t carry big guinea pig cages, many guinea pigs end up in a home that is much too small to promote good health. Your doctor advises regular exercise as well as a good diet for your health and well-being. And the situation is no different for your guinea pigs. They need exercise on a regular basis and those tiny department store rodent cages are definitely not the place to get it.

The fitness craze has been with us since the 70s. Many people are hooked on an exercise program. So first thing in the morning — or perhaps after a hard day’s work — they need to get in an exercise session. So they’ll change into a t-shirt and shorts, put on the running shoes, and head down to the… bathroom? Closet? Laundry room?

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