As for beds and hideys, there are some people on GL that make all that stuff. Go check out the Guinea Pig Related Products part of this forum. You'll find Jen's Custom Crafts (www.jenscustomcrafts.com), Windespirits Original Cage Blankets and More (www.WindeSpirit.com), Cavy Couture for those in the UK (www.cavycouture.co.uk) and the Cozy Cavy (www.CozyCavy.com). Then there's The Little Piggie Marketplace that also has some hideys, beds and other useful supplies (http://www.this-little-piggie-marketplace.blogspot.com/) and also Morumoto's guinea pig plushies (http://www.artfire.com/users/Morumoto). :]
Be careful though, venturing into the Guinea Pig Products section is dangerous for your wallet! ;)
BeanieBaby11 - I was not aware of that. Out of curiosity, what is it about them that isn't good for them? If they eat them? I've had both of those since I've gotten these guys, and they primarily just hide in them as a retreat for when the big hand of doom comes... unless it has food of course!They do chew on it from time to time, but I was under the impressing that it helps to keep their incisors trimmed.
A lot of the products advertised for guinea pigs at pet stores aren't really the healthiest and can sometimes be dangerous. For the Snak Shack, it's processed and alfalfa-based with some sweeteners and probably dyes, which could make your piggies sick.
That just brings up my question about their incisors though. Those Snak Shacks are the only thing they really gnaw on with their front teeth, so without those, what will keep their incisors trimmed?
After almost three years searching for grids/cubes all around Germany and Holland, today we found them in a shop in Holland for house improvement and furniture. The strangest thing is that we weren't even searching for them, we were searching for linoleum to line up the new cage, to replace coroplast. In the end we ended up finding both things so we've just finished their brand new cage, and here it is!
We are so happy with it! Such big coincidence to find these grids just at the time when we were searching for the materials to build a narrower but spacey enough new cage in our new flat, to which we gonna move to in July.
The reintroduction went alright, Hairballie is mainly the one in charge to cause the mess, Poofy stays herself safe away from the mess and only tends to defend herself whenever Hairballie is close to her. But they do can live together, at least they tolerate each other. :-)
It is very rare that a guinea pig only has problems with their incisors. It is usually the molars that are the problem - lots of hay helps wear them down. But sometimes it is just genetics and they will get teeth problems regardless.That just brings up my question about their incisors though. Those Snak Shacks are the only thing they really gnaw on with their front teeth, so without those, what will keep their incisors trimmed
I'd worry more about molars then incisors.
- Supporter in '16
My whole cage is zip-tied, no connectors. That probably makes the door more stable and able to open in one piece.
Oh, I should add that when the gates are closed (and the storage doors), they are held closed with smaller-sized binder clips.