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Indoor piggy cage

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987flowers · 15/01/2016 22:52

I've been looking at indoor hutches for our pigs, these are 120cm long but I'm not sure if they are ok or not!

Any advice would be greatly received Smile

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 17/01/2016 01:07

D'you mean the multi level cages or the single level ( I looked at 120cm cages on the Zooplus site)

I have an indoor 4'x2' ( I'm old, I use imperial Blush ) which is the same length , I would ideally like a larger cage but they just sleep there in winter.

I saw some really big (and ££) cages in Jolleys , aimed at rabbits.

The depth of the plastic base to stop them kicking out their bedding (I'm using wooden pellets to give a soft base then on their sleeping side newspaper and shredded paper or a piece of fleece. This all gets thrown out daily)

There's not alot of room with two food bowls TBH.

Mine wouldn't use a ramp so I wouldn't buy a 2 level (and I'm not sure how secure the 3 level ones are) the ramps are steep too.

Can you post a photo of the one you are considering?

Plastic base is easy to clean though. Spray/wipe. But it's hard plastic and my lardy hogs appreciate the softer wood pellets.

Ours live in the small bedroom, we put a couple of fleece blankets over the top to insulate them (and convince them to go to sleep ) Grin

Curlybrunette · 18/01/2016 22:24

I got a similar cage to the one you put a link to when we first got our pigs and tbh it just wasn't big enough (our's do live indoors permanently and only go out on nice days). Within a couple of weeks of getting them Betty was cage biting (the wires) constantly. I changed to a C&C, 4 x 2 and it stopped immediately to I think it was just too small.

987flowers · 19/01/2016 06:18

Sorry for my delay in getting back. It was the one level plastic one with a wire top I was looking at. They are outdoor piggies but I wanted something that on really cold nights I could bring them in to an outdoor room which would keep them more sheltered.

They have no problems with a ramp as they use one now so may be that would be a better way to go.

Thanks for the advice

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millimat · 23/01/2016 21:06

We have the ferplast 120 one which is currently in the sale and its big enough for cold nights.
I'd like a c&c one but would struggle with space for it.

millimat · 23/01/2016 21:07

(The casita one), couldn't imagine rabbits in it though.

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