Wheekly Guinea Pig Help...Getting the Right Cage Size for the Right Amount of Cavies

We guinea pigs are herd animals, meaning that we like to always be with at least one other guinea pig. One thing that many guinea pig owners do not realize is how big their cage needs to be in order for us to lead a happy life. You may notice the cage that Bandit used to live in on our island. That is the size of a store bought cage. Store bought cages are only large enough for one guinea pig to live in. And as we told you at the top of the paragraph, we pigs like to be with friends. So, here's a guide for housing two or more of us cavies.

# of Cavies--Minimum--Preferred
Two---------7.5 sq. ft.--10 sq. ft.
Three--------10.5 sq. ft.-13 sq. ft.
Four---------13 sq. ft.---more is better

With more than five of us, you'll have to get a very large cage. For any number of guinea pigs, we recommend Guinea Pig Cages Store as a good site for buying cages. They also have a number of accessories. I personally know the importance of having a nice, large cage (or island in our case); I used to run around the island, popcorning (jumping) and having fun. Please make sure your guinea pig gets the chance to do that.

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