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GPigsRSweet

Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:03 pm


Sorry Debs4Pigs, I just noticed your question. It wasn't that hard to find the blue coro; I was so happy! A couple of the places I called only offered white or black, but I lucked out at one very helpful store getting a 4' x 8' sheet for $15!

GuineaMommaOf3

Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:06 pm


My husband-to-be and I just made this cage for out three, Archie, Pancake, and Gemma [aka "APG".] I initially wanted it on the floor, but my fiance, Joe, said he wanted a "structure" underneath the cage, so this is what we came up with.
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This was right after we got it together and put all the bedding it in. We were so excited to get "APG" in it!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:29 pm


Looks great, GuineaMommaOf3!

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onetwo

Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:53 pm


OMGosh guys! I totally should NOT have opened this thread. I have the cage fever now. I moved to a tiny 700 sq ft 2 bedroom apartment with my 2 sons, 2 guinea pigs and 1 cat. (O and one aquatic frog that has been more expensive than the cats and guinea pigs combined... Grrr) My 2 boys are in a 2x3 (I know its small) and they get to free roam the blocked of living room for 6 hours a day (in 2-3 different times throughout the day). I have been debating and wanting to take the cage off the stand and putting it on the floor and expanding it. Now, tonight I think I might do that. Just not sure where the cat tree will go... I have been trying to get new coroplast for a while but there is none in the area. So I think I am going to break out the old tarp I have and put that down. It will also help with the piggies eating (yes eating not just nibbling/chewing) the coro. I used to have 5 inch sides between trimming the sharp pieces off and them eatting it they now have 2 inch sides.... Uggg

You guys are NOT so good for my cage fever! HAha Ok so plan a to relax tonight has turned into plan B massive reorganization and cage change... Haha thanks guys!

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:15 pm


GuineaMommaOf3, that's a fine-looking cage. I just know how trio is going to enjoy it.

Guinea Love

Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:43 pm


Onetwo, I also get cage fever looking at this thread. I can not even count now how many times I have redone mine. My family and friends think I have lost my mind because every time they come over the cages are different.

3andahalfpigs

Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:16 pm


Here is my current cage, in a few months I'll be moving and the pigs will have their own room. I'm not sure how I'll be setting it up yet but they will certainly have more space.
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p.s. all of the piggies are in the kitchen having floor time!

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SmooshyScruffles

Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:42 pm


3and a half pigs, your cage is what I want my cage to look like! it't beautiful. Momma of 3 your other half is so handy - that cage looks great.

I finally have picures of mine, Scruff wasnt settling at all so I put his old hutch in with him and he ran straight into it and started purring and he's been moving about more the past 10 minutes since I pu it in. I will take it out once he is settled but I guess he's just lonely.
Also I know I dont have much for them but we're struggling financially and our main concern was giving them more space. Next month I'm buying materials to strat making cuddle cups.

Image - they seem to spend more time chilling in the kitchen and running like crazy in the main cage

Image their make-shift litter box is filled with megazorb - I'm trying to encourage them to stop peeing in the food bowl!!

Image Scruff in his hutch (again megazorvb in it)

Image Close up of their food mat - I couldn't resist

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skinnypigs1
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Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:45 pm


3andahalfpigs, I just love your cage! So open and what beautiful spreads!

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lisam

Post   » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:30 pm


SmooshyScruffles, how many pigs do you have? That's a lot of fruit in that dish.

You'll have better luck with them using the litter box if you put it under the hay rack.

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SmooshyScruffles

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:43 am


I have 7, I did put more fruit in than normal today as a treat to help them adjust to their new cage since they love it. Thanls for tip about litter box, I'll move it now :)

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Meers

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:53 am


All of these cages have inspired me to solve a problem.

I live in hot, sticky, humid New Orleans so the hay tends to meld to my fleeces and make half my cage into a disgusting mess. It creeps, too. What starts out around the hay rack has taken up half the cage by the next day. I'm sick of it. So my hayrack has got to go. I want a bin, placed on something that's not fleece so I can brush the droppings into the trash instead of seeing my poor girls in a lake of mud. (Yuck, right?)

I know my girls, and I know they will park their fat little bums in the hay bin when they can no longer eat from the comfort of their houses. For that reason, I want a bin with a low lip. I'm considering two things from the Container Store:

A medium or large stacking bin as a corner bin
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A mini stacking basket, perhaps with coroplast on the bottom to keep little feet from getting stuck.

Do either of these look like a terrible idea or an awesome idea?

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onetwo

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:00 pm


I think the second one would be too hard to clean. If you want something easy to make a kitchen out of its really easy to cut down a small section of a under the bed container... I use a hammer and a sturdy box cutter knife. I use the hammer to bang the knife gently through the hard edge of the plastic and then its easy from then on.

http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/520/page/1

Here are some excellent pics of hay racks and what people put under them... Hope this helps!

O redid my cage AGAIN! OMGosh I think it is the 16th-17th + time I have changed the cage in the 3 years I have had a c&c cage... Haha Its amazing how much more room they have in the cage now that there is no coroplast. I am hoping that their poops do not get all over the place especially behind the cage in the heater vents. Yuck! haha. It doesnt look the best and it takes up a lot more room but the boys definately liked being able to go in and out their selves last night. I need to do a cage evolution series of pics... Haha I wish I had gotten pics of all the cages but some didnt stay up for long because they were too hard to clean.

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onetwo

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:33 pm


1st attempt at a c&c cage. HATED it because I couldnt catch the piggies and I couldnt clean it well... Sweety and Montys cage

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2nd attempt with a different ramp situation...

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3rd attempt 3 level cage (sorry its so hard to see I didn't get a full pic of it. At this time I had Sweety, Monty and 2 fosters Toffee and Fudge.

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Little better pic but darker

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Ok attempt # ??? does it matter at this point? lol 4x4 HATED it because I had to step into it to clean it and I ended up dragging poop everywhere.

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Then we fostered Wendall, Gus Gus, patches (RIP)... Then we went to this cage: 2x12 and we had 2 piggies in a 2x4 and we had 3 2x4 cages.

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Then we went to a stacking 2x6 for 6 male piggies. There were 3 piggies on each level. After the abuse issues with my now ex husband I had to more activly adopt out all the fosters as it was only me who is disabled taking care of 2 human boys under 4 and all the other animals...

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When we moved to a tiny 2 bedroom apartment 200+miles away from all my friends and family we were down to 2 male guinea pigs Sweety and Gus Gus. I was only able to provide a 2x3 cage. I was too ashamed to take pics but heres as close a pic. Its in the far right courner:

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Now that everything is finally unpacked and we are starting to adjust and get rid of unnessisary items I have enough room for a 2x6. I did not how ever have anymore coroplast and there is no where up here to get it so I used a left over tarp folded in 3rds.

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And heres the boys (who still havent figured out the cuddle sacs... haha

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CavyPrincesses

Post   » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:31 pm


I love your cages, onetwo! Though I think my favorite is the 2nd to the last one, the looong one against the wall :D I might have same design one day :D

Anyway, does anyone know "where to buy those mini-cubes/grids?" I have been looking everywhere and looking for pictures over at gpc.com hoping there's a caption saying where they got it but I just couldn't find it. I am in dire need of it for a piggy cage project. Thanks in advance!

rmeniteowl

Post   » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:21 pm


Guineapigzone.com has pages of places to get grids, one of those sites may carry them.

GuineaMommaOf3

Post   » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:23 pm


CavyPrincess: I had one heck of a time trying to gather all the materials for our C&C cage. I was finally able to located the wire cubes at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $20 for a set of four cubes. I also wrote a Wanted Ad on Craigslist for them and attached a picture of what they looked like (just so people knew that I wanted the wire ones and not the plastic/cloth ones) and got a total of 60 grids of four different colors, with all the connectors for $20 as well. Just an idea.

rmeniteowl

Post   » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:43 pm


I found a site for the mini cubes!! I knew I had one in my favorites, but couldn't find it. Here it is: http://thefixturezone.com/wigrcu.html

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CavyPrincesses

Post   » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:45 pm


Thank you so much rmeniteowl and GuineaMommaof3! I think I will buy that 10x10 one you gave link to rmeniteowl! I went to all the guineapigzone.com listing but the smaller cube just won't show itself to me and now you made things easier for me :D Thanks again!

Demetri

Post   » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:11 pm


OMG Onetwo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have given me sooooooooooooooooooooooooo many more ideas, plus I just loved the first attempt, 2nd attempt 3rd attempt then attempt??? LOL you cracked me up :) :) :) your humer is just outstanding :)

You have just opened my eyes as to how much you can do! and how high you can go and everything! I need too borrow your brain for a week ... do you mind? :) :) :) simply stunning is all that comes too mind, the lengths that you went too to try different styles and shapes is just amazing, your dedication to your piggies is a testiment too yourself, you go above and beyond the call of duty especially with fosters. You have a special place in my heart now. :)

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