guinea pigs


Question by  Gabrielle (66)

Can you tell me how to make homemade guinea pig cages?

Are they hard to make?


Answer by  spevans81 (12)

You can cut wood pieces to the size and shape that you want to make the cage any desired size. When you nail them together nail in chicken wire. You should have a square/rectangle with chicken wire on all sides. Then place this in a small box that is not tall.


Answer by  km8738 (1917)

They aren't very hard to make. Guinea Pigs don't really try to escape, so making a box with walls about 6" high should be sufficient. A great material is corrugated plastic, which you can purchase a large sheet from your local sign shop.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Not at all. They are also cheaper and better for the pigs. Buy a couple boxes of those storage shoes that snap together and a 15-20 dollar sheet of coroplast (corrugated plastic) from an art supply or home supply store. Look up "C&C cages" online for more info and sizing instructions.


Answer by  Nastic87 (96)

you would better buy since you will waste a lot of your time, energy an money for tools. Its cheaper to buy the cage, check out your local pet store.


Answer by  Sylvia56 (87)

You can buy a big clear plastic container and use it as their cage. Since the container is clear you can see the guinea pig and enjoy their company. The container is plastic so its easy to clean and tall enough for the guinea pig not to try and jump out.


Answer by  ken65 (128)

Guinea pigs cages are easy to make. You will want to use wood, however, as they eat cardboard. Make sure there is a good bedding for their comfort.

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