Alternative Guinea Pig Cages To Choose From
Many Guinea Pig owners have tried different cages and settled on these two options:
- Guinea Habitat” Guinea Pig Cage & Accessories by MidWest
- DIY cages (your creativity will be needed here)
OPTION #1. Guinea Habitat Guinea Pig Cage & Accessories by MidWest
You will find that most guinea pig owners use this cage. It is very easy to assemble and maintain.
One of these cages can house a maximum of two (2) guinea pigs. If you have more guinea pigs(3+), you will have to get a second one and join them. The image will be shown below to indicate what we mean.
See some helpful set up clips.
This is just an idea of how you can join 2 Guinea Habitat Plus Cages
How Will This Cage Actually Look In Your House?
Where Do You Get This Cage?
OPTION #2. DIY cages (your creativity will be needed here)
When it comes to DIY guinea pigs cages, you will have 3 options. You, however, need to know the proper dimensions required for the specific number of guinea pigs you have; see this site for the dimensions.
Make sure to go through the 3 DIY options below to see what works best for you.
DIY OPTION 1
Buy the Pet Playpen Bunny Cage Fence – Tespo DIY Small Animal Exercise Pen Crate Kennel Hutch for Guinea Pigs & Rabbits, Upgrade Version and combine it with coroplast.
The Tespo Playpen mentioned above has grids (instead of buying grids separately, you can go for a 12 panel or 36 panel playpen). DIY Option 2 will make this clear for you.
Where Can I Get This Tespo Playpen?
DIY OPTION 2
Buy Coroplasts (corrugated plastic) and Whitmor 6-Cube Wire StorageShelves or Grid Wire Modular Shelving and Storage Cubes to build C&C cages.
See tutorial videos on building C&C cages:
How Do You Go About Cutting and Scoring Coroplast:
If you find that cutting coroplast for your grids to be too much work, there are already cut coroplast and pre-prepared grids that are sold for around $70-$90 and all you have to do is set up. Here is a video.
How Will These Grid Cages (also known as C&C Cages) Actually Look in Your House?
These grid cages have different designs, meaning your creativity is crucial.
Where Do You Get The Grids?
Where Do You Get Coroplast and Tools You Need To Prepare It?
1. 48 in. x 96 in. x 0.157 in. White Corrugated Plastic Sheet
2. C-Line Slide ‘N Grip Binding Bars, black, 11 x 1/4, 100/Box -CLI34447
3. STANLEY 14-563W Aviation Straight Snips
4. X-Acto Knife with Cap
5. STANLEY STHT36031WM 25FT Dual Lock Tape Measure
DIY OPTION 3
Some people build creative wooden and glass cages. Since the wood can become dirty over time, you can get waterproof paint that is pet safe.
See a video of an example of a DIY wooden guinea pig cage:
How Do These Wooden Cages Actually Look In Your House?
(These are just a few ideas of how you can DIY your guinea pig wooden home)