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Cages for Guinea Pigs – Should I Buy that Cage at the Pet Store?

Where do we go to buy cages for guinea pigs? Most of us think first of the pet store. Very often, we end up with that “bargain” starter package — you know — the one with an animal, a water bottle, a food dish, a bag of food and that tiny little rodent cage that gets passed off as a suitable home for your new little pet.

We tend to accept these tiny cages as suitable cages for guinea pigs because that’s simply what we’re used to. Ever since we were small, guinea pigs were housed in these little cages — besides… the guy at the pet store said it was okay.

But it’s not okay. Do a fast experiment for yourself — right there in the pet store if you want to. Take one of those small manufactured cages and start carrying it up and down the aisles.

Throw in a nest box. Then grab a food dish and toss that in too. Hang a water bottle and a hay rack on the inside. Then toss in a couple guinea pig toys — not large ones — just a couple small ones to amuse the pig. Now look in there. Where is there room for the pig? Do these really look like cages for guinea pigs? Or do they look like cages for hamsters? Or mice?

And, while we’re on the subject: there really should be two pigs in there. Guinea pigs are very social creatures and do much better when they have at least one companion.

So, as you can see, cages for guinea pigs need to be much larger than these tiny store-bought rodent cages. And they can…

The solution? See this blog post Cages for Guinea Pigs – Different from Other Cages for the answer. Your pigs will be happy that you read it.

Don’t miss it… CLICK HERE NOW to read it –> Cages for Guinea Pigs 

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