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Old 02-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The boys and I built a huge C&C cage for our new hedgie it is 4x2 on the bottom and 2 seperate tops that are 1x2 connected with pvc pipe. Now that the mansion is finished I think it is so big for one little hedgie. My question is, we are thinking of getting a guinea pig and was thinking of splitting the cage down the center and half for each. It would be a 2x2 on each bottom half and a 1x2 loft for each. Does anyone house guinea pigs and hedgies next to each other? Would one bother the other when trying to sleep? I can make another cage in the other boys bedroom but thought it would be easier to take care of one big but divided cage in the same room. I have seen some u-tube videos with the two in the same cage. I would never do that but could they share a duplex?
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The boys and I built a huge C&C cage for our new hedgie it is 4x2 on the bottom and 2 seperate tops that are 1x2 connected with pvc pipe. Now that the mansion is finished I think it is so big for one little hedgie. My question is, we are thinking of getting a guinea pig and was thinking of splitting the cage down the center and half for each. It would be a 2x2 on each bottom half and a 1x2 loft for each. Does anyone house guinea pigs and hedgies next to each other? Would one bother the other when trying to sleep? I can make another cage in the other boys bedroom but thought it would be easier to take care of one big but divided cage in the same room. I have seen some u-tube videos with the two in the same cage. I would never do that but could they share a duplex?
I personally wouldn't as you would have to do quarantine for 30 days... In my opinion the 4x2 is perfect for a little hog. They do grow and they need lots of room to roam (they run around a lot)
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2x2 and 1x2 wouldn't be big enough for 2 guinea pigs (I am assuming you will get at least 2 because they are social and should live in pairs of groups). I've got guinea pigs too and they are noisy during the day, chatting to each other and running about. Your hoggie will appreciate the extra space and not having to live next door to noisy neighbours!

This site has cage size recommendations depending on number of pigs http://www.guineapigcages.com/
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the opinions. I researched and there are people that do it but after considering the needs of sleep for Marshmallow I do not think it would be a good idea. The younger boy would like to have the pigs in his room anyway because big brother has Marshmallow in his room because it is a warmer room because of two big sunny windows. I am having trouble finding the kind of guinea pigs I want in my area. Looking for a teddy
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