Romeo and Aolani's cage.
Neuter male and female couple.
Both: cage size 24" by 48" (8 sq ft)
Reko, Thora and Satu's Cage
Neutered Male, two sow Trio
Cage size 36"x48" (12 sq ft)
The whole set up:
Romeo and Aolani's Cage:
The Trio's cage:
And a super cute photo of Mojo:
Tashab, will do, he loves snorgles!
Here are some close up of the system.
These metal pieces are called EMT Straps 3/4”. The grids rest on them and it does leave a 1.5" gap on the sides but nothing an adult can get out. Mojo's cage it just tied closed with some 2" fleece strips.
The couple's cage has a bent grid from when the trio was in there, I liked that because I just push it into the cage and the EMT strap catches onto the grid:
I have three # 3 straps screwed into the 2x4 and this allows for me to drop open the front grids:
These are things my husband uses all the time and always ends up with pockets full of them. My original set up got "fudged up" when I didn't account for the space the 24" 2x4's supports under the base would take up, resulting it the front not opening all the way. Originally I had the grids screwed into the 2x4 with hinges under them (connected to the base), this would have allowed it to drop fully like the current grids do now, but like I said I forgot about the 24" supports under the base of the cage.
I went through the box I toss all my husbands "pocket work junk" in and came up with this idea. Its been working GREAT.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
- Supporter in '12
I've been thinking about cage design for in my sewing room when I finally get it sorted out (hopefully at some point this summer), and I might go with something like this for my three perma-pigs (Bandit is a foster. Bandit is a foster. Bandit is a foster. If I say it often enough, maybe I'll believe it.) I'd been thinking about something more modular so I can combine cages and try them together, but I don't think that's going to happen anyway. Since I'll be spending my afternoons in the sewing room (working) I'll be doing floor time every afternoon, and they can play together every day that way. It'll keep them happy but it won't stress out Bubble.
(My other idea, using this basic plan, would house Batman and Squeak right next to each other, with Bubble on the floor and the supplies next to him, plus floor time space on the rest of the floor. We'll see what makes sense.)
Thora protesting my grid zip tie skills:
Reko being cheeky in the sun:
Romeo, who has been getting hair cuts from his wife:
Has anyone ever heard of guinea pig eyes changing colour?
This is Aolani's eye back in Nov/Dec:
Recently I noticed it looked darker and today while out in the sun I could see that they have turned brown!
Tasha, I know right!!! I love that photo of her.
GP Mum: its all gone now, just his long "face mane" stayed. Its going to be a hot summer (already 25-27C here) so I gave him and Mojo a trim tonight, super short. He looks so bad but feels so much better.