Alternative Guinea Pig Cages To Choose From

Many Guinea Pig owners have tried different cages and resulted to two options:

OPTION #1. Guinea Habitat” Guinea Pig Cage & Accessories by MidWest

OPTION #2. DIY cages (your creativity will be needed here)


Let’s look at these options.

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 assembly and maintain.

One of this cage 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.

Video 1 Midwest Guinea Pig Cage

video 2 setting up guinea habitat plus



This is just an idea of how you can join 2 Guinea Habitat Plus Cages

Joining Guinea Habitat Plus Cages


How Will This Cage Actually Look In Your House?

Where Do You Get This Cage?

US #1. Guinea Habitat Plus Guinea Pig Cage by MidWest w/Top Panel, 47L x 24W x 14H Inches

UK #2. Midwest Homes for Pets Guinea Habitat Plus Guinea Habitat Plus

UK #3. Midwest Homes Guinea Habitat (No Top Panel) by

CANADA #4. Guinea Habitat ™ Guinea Pig Cage by MidWest, 47L x 24W x 14H Inches









OPTION #2. DIY cages (your creativity will be needed here)

When it comes to DIY for guinea pigs cages, you will have 3 options. Hoowever,  you will 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 all the options to know what works best for you.

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 put coroplast. The Tespo mentioned above has grids (instead of buying grids separate you can go for this 12 panel or 36 panel playpen). Option 2 will make this clear for you.

Where Can I get this?

Tespo Pet Playpen Animal Fence Cage DIY Exercise Pen Crate Kennel Hutch for Small Animals, Bunny, Rabbit, Puppy & Guinea Pigs, Indoor Upgrade 12 Panels (Black)

CANADA : Tespo Pet Playpen, Small Animal Cage Indoor Portable Metal Wire Yard Fence for Small Animals, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits Kennel Crate Fence Tent, Black 12 Panels



OPTION 2.  Buy Coroplast (corrugated plastic) and Whitmor 6-Cube Wire StorageShelves or Grid Wire Modular Shelving and Storage Cubes to make cages.






See tutorial videos on building C&C cages:

How to build a C&C Cage

Building a C&C cage for 2 Cavies


How Do You Go About  Cutting and Scoring Coroplast:

Cutting & 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.

Setting up the C&C cage






How Will These Grid Cages (also known as C&C Cages) Actually Look in Your House?

These grid cages have different designs and your creativity will be highly needed.

Where Do You Get The Grids?

1. Whitmor Storage Cubes – Stackable Interlocking Wire Shelves – White (Set of 6)

2. Internet’s Best Wire Storage Cubes | Set of 4 | Wire Storage Cubbies | 2 Wire Dividers | Multi Stacking Options | Storage Shelving Organization Toys Towels Binder | Black

3. Whitmor Storage Cubes Black Set of 6

4. Stor Floor Standing 6-Cube age Unit

5. Whitmor 6-Cube Wire Storage Shelves – White

6. CANADA: AmazonBasics 6 Cube Wire Storage Shelves – White





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








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 video on an example of a DIY wooden guinea pig cage:

How to Build Your Own Wooden Guinea Pig Cage DIY 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)


DIY Guinea Pig Hutch you can make Inspiration of diy guinea pig house

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  2. Emma says:

    I really like the first cage but I can’t find a video where they show it or some drawings to get a little bit more info about it. Does someone know the original maker?


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