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Guinea pigs in a rabbit cage

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by xchocolatexmustardx, Apr 3, 2011.


  1. xchocolatexmustardx

    xchocolatexmustardx PetForums Junior

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    So i've been asking a lot if questions lately, but was just wondering if guinea pigs would ok kept in a rabbit cage on an occasion.

    I am going to have a c&c cage for their regular home, but I go home on some weekends and was wondering if I kept a rabbit cage at home would they be ok for the weekend. If not i will build a c&c cage there too, but i was hoping that would work.

    Thank you.
     
  2. wind1

    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    Guinea pigs will be fine in a rabbit cage. They are just as suitable for guineas as rabbits.
     
  3. Sarah+Hammies

    Sarah+Hammies PetForums VIP

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    They will be fine as long as the cage is big enough.

    Dont get the small ones as they are imo unsuitable. xx
     
  4. Amethyst

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    No problem as long as it is indoors :)
     
  5. xchocolatexmustardx

    xchocolatexmustardx PetForums Junior

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    It looks very small on the photo, more like a hamster cage by the look of it :eek:

    In fact isn't that a hamster in it? Even the style looks more like a small rodent cage to me :confused:
     
  7. xchocolatexmustardx

    xchocolatexmustardx PetForums Junior

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    Woah did not even notice that. My bad. Good eye
     
  8. Sarah+Hammies

    Sarah+Hammies PetForums VIP

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    really you are looking at 5foot by 2 foot for 2 piggys. most indoor cages are only 4 foot.

    I would consider getting a metal indoor run instead. You get much more space for your money. like this Trixie Outdoor Rabbit Enclosure 216x116x65cm Rabbit Runs for Sale
    these runs are great and they fold away easily and quiet small
    you can put a picknic blanket down (one with a plastic back) if your worried about wee.
     
  10. niki87

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    Yeah they will be but that one in the pic is too small! You need 4ft at least!!!
     
  11. holly1

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    Yes,they are fine in a rabbit cage.I dont think they are big enough for rabbits though!
     
  12. Lil Miss

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    no ZZ is suitable for a piggy, piggys should NEVER be kept in a tank style cage, they have very sensitive respitory tracks and keeping them in those cages, even short term, can do alsorts of damage to their breathing

    the minimum size too look for is a 120cm rabbit cage the min size for 2 pigs is 7.5sq ft, most 120s give you between 7.5 - 8 sq ft depending on the width
     
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