How to make a DIY cage for guinea pigs

A “C&C cage” is one of the best (and cheapest) cage options for guinea pigs. C&C stands for “Cubes and Coroplast.” It is assembled using 14-inch wire storage cube grids and connectors (or zip ties) with a waterproof lining (coroplast) at the bottom. You can buy these in a premade set (assembly still required) fromContinue reading “How to make a DIY cage for guinea pigs”

Are hay racks safe?

Hay racks are sold at every pet store. Does that mean it’s safe? Not necessarily. Lot’s of pet stores sell unsafe pet items. Let’s look at the controversy surrounding hay racks. Disclaimer: This is my opinion based on the research and critical thinking I’ve done. Please do your own research to make your own decisionContinue reading “Are hay racks safe?”

Is the Snak Shak safe?

The Snak Shak claims to be an “edible, hideaway” for small pets, like guinea pigs. But there has been some confusion on whether or not it is safe for guinea pigs. The two biggest areas of concern are the use of sawdust and honey. Sawdust Sawdust should never be used for guinea pig bedding becauseContinue reading “Is the Snak Shak safe?”

The detrimental consequences of too small a cage

Disclaimer: This article may be too graphic for young children. Please proceed with caution.  Guinea pigs need larger cages than what chain pet stores sell. This is because their ancestors lived in large open plains and darted around to find food and shelter. They don’t burrow or sit in one place. Having too small ofContinue reading “The detrimental consequences of too small a cage”