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Urgent advice needed on outdooor Guinea pig hutch

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whatsthetimemrwolf Sat 01-Aug-09 21:37:45

Today we bought 3 female GP's and an indoor cage which we plan on using as an interim measure whilst we choose a suitable outdoor hutch and to use in the conservatory in the winter (unheated and uninsulated but hopefully will protect them from the elements).

We need to order a GP hutch ASAP. We didn't get a hutch from PAH as they looked very poor quality. It needs to accomodate 3 GP's. Our next door neighbour has a cat and we get squirrels in our garden (not sure if this is an issue) and I have seen a fox in our garden so want something very secure. Also, I'd like a hutch which is easy to clean. We can keep the hutch on concrete or on the lawn. Please, please can anyone suggest any suitable hutches?

Claire2301 Sat 01-Aug-09 23:05:42

Where abouts in the country are you?

I;d suggest going to a garden centre/ pet shop and having a good look at hutches avaliable. Make sure it is sturdy and has a decent sized fully covered area. GP's like to snuggle up in the dark/warm at night!

listenglisten Sat 01-Aug-09 23:09:13

We got a really good quality hutch on Ebay for a fraction of the price of ones I'd seen in other places. You might be able to find one you could collect locally to you.

I did see quite a few hutches which had pull out plastic lined bottom sections for easier cleaing although ours doesn't have this and is still really easy to keep clean.

whatsthetimemrwolf Sun 02-Aug-09 20:32:56


Do you think this one is big enough for 3 GP's if I get a separate run?

lynneevans51 Sun 02-Aug-09 20:36:24

Hi - yes, I think that hutch is fine. We have 3 GPs with a similar size hutch and run under. We too, keep it on concrete and move it to the lawn every now and then. Couldn't keep them indoors though - they poo so much and stink!!! I managed to pick one up on Ebay though and fortunately was v local so we could go around to pick it up.

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