Friday, March 22, 2013

C&C Guinea Pig Cages

 My guinea pigs, Daisy and Chrysanthemum,  live in a huge C & C cage.  You can purchase them on the Guinea Pig Cages Store website or read about how to make them on Cavy Spirit's Guinea Pig Cages website.

Yes, that is a litter box in the corner and yes they use it!  They don't use it like a cat would.  They really just use it because it is in the corner they want to use as a bathroom.  The trick is to put something they would not want to defecate on in the other corners.  This "trains" them to go in the litter box.  I place the houses, food, and water bottle in the other cornes.  I use basic non-clumping cat litter for the litter box.   Guinea pigs do not jump, so they do not need a lid on the cage.  They do climb or hop on top of their houses.  The cage is still high enough that they cannot get out.  

I use Carefresh Natural Pet Bedding to fill the cage.  Before I place the bedding in the cage, I line the cage with chart paper.  This makes it easier to clean at the end of the week.  I also use a dust pan to get out the old bedding.  

I hope you liked this peak at my piggies' palace!  You must check out some of the creations people have made!  This lady has a guinea pig room...those pigs are living the life!

5 comments:

  1. Love your pictures and piggies. I have 6 of my own-3 boys and 3 girls. They live in two C & C cages we build ourselves. Gotta love the piggies:)

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  2. Such sweet littles! We have two at home (in separate cages- they wrestle too much!). I was thinking about bringing them to school, as my own children like the idea more than the actual care of our pigs. I'm the main caregiver/ snuggler. Do they ever get too cold or lonely in the building over the weekend and at night?
    Thanks!
    -Michele
    New Adventures in First Grade

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    1. They go home with students for the weekend. I have a smaller travel cage. They are fine at night in the classroom.

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  3. I LOVE C & C cages compared to traditional store bought Guinea Pig cages. So much better!

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  4. Thanks for all the information about guinea pigs! I just got a guinea pig and can't wait to introduce him to our class!

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