To sum up, if you don't feel like reading it: we adopted them at the beginning of March from the local Humane Society, and Princess had huge gashes on her neck at that time.
At this point, we're fairly certain that her itchiness/wounding is due to a severe mite infestation - we've been treating them both for mites since we adopted them
However, her naked nose/eyes/ears are totally a mystery - when we did the biopsy for her itchies we discovered that her immume system is attacking some of her hair follicles. Our cavy savvy vet is flummoxed about that part
But she's my baby, and I wouldn't trade her for anything
There's ONE chain of stores in the whole country that sells something similar to cubes, and they don't even have the courtesy to sell it all year round... I have to wait for whatever season they sell it! They can't even inform me of WHEN they're planning to get it! *grumble*
My two girls live in a cage that's 120cm x 60cm, I think that's about 47.2x23.6 inches. Too small, I know.
So, my plan is to get those cubes, steal my aunts old cage (100x50 cm), put it next to mine (so the two cages forms an L), and put the cubes around it. Small one will be kitchen/sleeping area, the big one play/sleeping area.
That should make an acceptable temporarily solution until I can get my hands on some coroplast....
Right now, it's tempting to buy the 2x5 grid, 72 dollar c&c cage on ebay. Too bad shipping to Norway is 100 dollars. Whine!
- one pig at a time.
Hmm, yes yes... Thanks so much for the tip, Weaver! Getting ideas here :)
I'm gonna inform friends, family and neighbours, maybe someone have something they don't need and are happy to get rid of it...
I've found one about 68x27 inches, when used as a cage the walls for the pigs are about 11 inches.
There is one that looks rather large, I'm waiting for a reply from the owner, but it looks like it could be up to 78 inches long! Or high....at the moment it's still a bookshelf. 31 inches wide.
It'll fit juuust in, if I just rearrange a little bit.
Is 11 inches too short for a wall?
A close up view of half the cage with ramp up to kitchen area.
The ramp has carpeting over the rubber bath mat for added grip.
I'm in the middle of a total cage clean out so I will take some pics with the piggy's "sans" the wall later today. They basically spend most of the day (when we are home) in a huge playpen on the living room floor, so I'm only slightly hesitant putting them back in without the separator in.
My friend owns a sign shop so he customized the bottom coroplast base with their names, but the cage blanket covers it. It's really cute.
Max and Ben share the long low part, separated because Ben is waiting to grow up.
Henry and Oliver (please excuse them) live next to Max, on the lower level of the L. Fred and CJ live above them. This arrangement works out well for everyone, since you can still rumble at other pigs even when you are standing on your back feet.
Edward and Jacob have moved into the top 2 floors of the old bunny condo. (It will convert back quickly if the bunnies new person decides they're not working out.) They share grids with both levels of the L, and are just about coming out of their skins in the excitement of 4 pigs to yell at.