Posts Tagged ‘guinea pig habitats’


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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The cages that pet stores try to pass off as healthy and suitable guinea pig habitats are generally neither healthy nor suitable. Those small pet store cages are usually designed to meet the old two to four square-foot guinea pig cage design standards. These standards are not there to satisfy your guinea pigs’ needs. They are there to satisfy the financial needs of the cage manufacturer and the pet store.

It’s a simple fact. Smaller guinea pig habitats are cheaper to ship and warehouse than larger cages. Do the analysis yourself.

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You’ve already got your cage, pellets, hay, water bottles, and all the other necessary guinea pig supplies you need to make your pig feel right at home.  It’s one of the best little guinea pig habitats you could have set up. It truly looks like the perfect place for eating, drinking, sleeping, and of course pooping. Although it may be true that your cage may be fit for even the most high maintenance pigs, life in the same cage day after day can get quite dull for any pig. So what can you do to help enhance your pet’s comfortable quarters as well as keep him entertained?

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