best cage for indoor guineas if they are not in a c&c

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Jolleys petshop had some gi-normous cages instore.
Sold as rabbit cages but you could get a shedload of guineas in there .
Didn't see the price or size but if you have one nearby maybe worth a look?

FernieB Wed 27-Feb-13 11:30:32

grin at the rabbit telling the dog to what to do! I can believe that - my previous female rabbit was the boss in our house - she had all of us very well trained.

andrea315 Tue 26-Feb-13 14:20:58

We bought her for his birthday to be a house rabbit but she has never liked being inside so moved out I keep telling him to clean her out but his idea would just be to eat all the poo so I do the cleaning out job now ;) as for the indoor rabbit I think she is the boss and he is her pet !! smile

FernieB Tue 26-Feb-13 12:02:18

andrea - sad at your dog missing the rabbit! Did you get your new outdoor rabbit to be your pet or his? Does he clean it out/feed it etc? If we did get a dog, I think it would be the rabbit's pet. Or maybe I could get the pigs to walk it - might make them shift their lazy backsides!

westcoastnortherner Tue 26-Feb-13 02:21:55

We made a cage for our two piggies it's very easy, take a look at this site. I'm not sure how to link on the app but here goes...

http://www.guineapigcages.com/

70 I like your thinking but the plan could never work due to the sloping felt roof smile.

Eternal Beau teaset shock <shudders at 80's design and shows my age>. Do you not realise I'm a PG Tips hardcore addict? I only drink out of mugs grin.

andrea315 Mon 25-Feb-13 14:23:04

My dog is amazing with her but he is amazing with my hamster he has always been around little pets and thinks its his job to look after them,we bought the last outdoor rabbit because he was so upset when the one before died he just sat by the Hutch every time we opened the door sad

FernieB Mon 25-Feb-13 13:29:40

andrea - how do your bunny and dog get on together? Any issues? We are thinking of adding a dog to our family but I'm worried Current Bun may be dinner.

andrea315 Mon 25-Feb-13 11:23:25

My bunny sits in the window with my collie watching the world go by and hates it outside but my other bunny has free run of the garden and a summer house to live in when she wants to go in and hates coming in the house ! They are funny they know what they want in life smile

FernieB Mon 25-Feb-13 10:44:31

andrea - my OH was insistent that the pets would live outside and when the pigs arrived (I went out to buy an ironing board and came home with 2 pigs) they did initially live in our hutch outside. They moved in after 3 weeks after my DD's said one had sneezed and have never gone back out. He has been very accepting of this and always goes to say goodbye to them when he leaves the house (doesn't always say bye to us).

Our hutch was bought for our previous bun in 2006 and was used by her for 1 week. She moved inside because cats were staring at her and she made it clear that she preferred to live close to a radiator. Current bun has never lived outside - according to him, outside living is only for bunnies with an alternative lifestyle grin

They all have 4' x 2' cages inside, although Current bun is free roaming during the day and the pigs spend a lot of the day annoying him in the conservatory or playing in their new playpen in the kitchen shouting at the fridge.

andrea315 Sun 24-Feb-13 23:59:10

You have one very understanding husband smile saying that my bunny lives in now and the guineas we are getting were going outside but now we have a c&c and a indoor cage for when they arrive smile

Ooh you could use it as an impromptu coffee table too. grin
Put a lace tablecloth over the top when the vicar comes round. (Actually no, it would get slowly eaten and dragged into the cage by little rodenty teeth. And you'll end up having an exorcism done as your Eternal Beau teaset moves slowly across the top)

I have a huge wooden 5ft hutch in my living room. It's quite a feature hmm. I convinced DH that since we got mice in the garage the GP girls had to live in smile.

perceptionreality Sun 24-Feb-13 00:51:41

I got the biggest cage I could find from zoo plus, which was much cheaper than it was on Amazon (I think £50 from zooplus). But evidently you can get them cheaper. Though I will probably move them to a C&C age eventually - I like that you can design bits that go up ramps etc.

andrea315 Sat 23-Feb-13 14:22:59

I have but nothing near home at the mo
sad thank you

Evenstar Sat 23-Feb-13 08:48:45

Have you tried looking on PreLoved or Freeads? I got a Savic one 5 x 2 with a stand for £25 in as new condition. The lady had been given it and only used it for a few days as someone else had given her an Eglu house for the garden.

andrea315 Sat 23-Feb-13 01:22:00

Has it got a name I only need something for night times ? smile

I bought one from The Range for my boars. It's 4'x2'.
Has a plastic base and a metal bar top and is probably about the height of my knee. Easy to clean and store away.
Big enough to put a box in.
IIRC it was £39 end of 2011.

It's just for night time in winter, too small for their full time accomodation (according to the boars. On the GP cage websites it's ok).

They are ver' ver' spoiled (in case you hadn't sussed) grin

andrea315 Sat 23-Feb-13 00:09:47

What do your indoor pigs live in ?

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