To ensure that our guinea pigs are going to have the best possible setup when they're adopted we require either a C&C Cage or a Midwest cage be used to house the adopted piggies. These cages ensure ample space for the pigs to stretch and play, reduce chances of dominance fights (because of the size), provides ease of cleaning, and in the case of a C&C Cage - can be customized based on your preference on size, color, decorations, etc.
Why a C&C cage?
C&C cages (cubes & coroplast) are easy to make, easy to clean, and one of the safest cages for guinea pigs. Incredibly easy to customize to any size you want (as long as its big enough of course) you can add a second level with ramps, etc.
C&C cages allow guinea pigs plenty of space to roam, popcorn, and just stretch out. Air circulation is at a premium because the cage has no actual solid siding or topper (just gribs aka cubes to further contain the pigs) compared to the dangerous use of aquariums for housing guinea pigs (which can cause blindness, URI, and so many other serious health issues).
Ways to get a cage:
Email us. We can order a sheet of coroplast for you take home and construct the cage. It's $30 for 4"x8" sheet and it comes in a variety of colors.
Fill out our adoption application and submit via email! Visit our Contact tab.
Why a Midwest cage?
Midwest cages are easy to obtain, no tools needed for building it, and the inner lining of the cage is waterproof. These cages come in a variety of size but of course the bigger the better for giving your guinea pigs the best possible living quarters. Some Midwest cages come with a lid on the top that can be used to more easily secure the cage but if you don't have other pets (or pets that aren't interested in the pigs) you shouldn't need it. Midwest cages can be combined with additional Midwest cages to make even bigger homes for your furry family. How cool is that?!
Ways to get a Midwest cage:
These cages are only sold in pet stores, we usually find them in Petco and Petsmart, this cage will run you about $50-60 but unlike the C&C cage, the Midwest is all ready to go, no cutting, measuring, or tools. NOTE: We sometimes have gently used cages available for purchase with a donation.