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Guinea Pig Cages

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Cubes & Coroplast Cage
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Guinea pig cages come in various sizes, most of which are too small for a lifetime of living. A wonderful alternative to a store-bought cage is something called a Cubes & Coroplast Cage. This section of my web site describes our C&C cage in detail, including specifications on how we built it, detailed photos of the main features, and comprehensive directions on how to clean it.

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April 2006 Update: I added on about 9 square feet to the 30+ square foot C&C cage to have a nearly 40 square foot cage (2 levels). The new section is the upper right level, plus the walkway from the old hayloft and a new ramp in the front. This new version is shown below:

New cage 2006

August 2009 Update: Down to only two piggies, we decided to downsize the cage. We disassembled everything and started over, creating a bottom that is 3x3 grids and an overhanging top that is 2x3 grids. At about 21.6 square feet, it's just over half the size of our previous cage, yet plenty big for two pigs. We were able to re-use the coroplast, which made the new cage easier to build. The two ramps run outside the main cage, but are connected firmly to the sides of the cage. I used the leftover grids to make shelves to store pet supplies and a hay-keeper box.

Our new cage is shown below:

New cage 2009

Below are the shelves I built with the leftover grids:

New cage 2009

Note: I learned all about a Cubes & Coroplast Cage from the original source, CavyCages.com, a wonderfully informative site about cavies (guinea pigs).

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