As you may know, we have two guinea pigs here, Jessie and Leia. In theory they belong to the kids, but let’s be honest, they are mine! They live in an indoor C&C cage. We like ours being inside with us because it means that they get plenty of attention from us. I know plenty of owners are no doubt brilliant at going outside and spending time with their pets that way, and then bringing them in to play, but for us I suspect the kids would almost forget about them if they lived outside so having them with us all the time means we enjoy them more and the piggies get plenty of love. As I like to treat them, I do spend a fair bit of time checking out some amazing guinea pigs homes for inspiration, so if you’re looking for ideas for your guinea pigs’ cage, do read on…
Our Guinea Pig Cage Set-Up
A couple of months ago, we moved them to a new cage, after I rearranged our back room which now functions as a playroom, my office and our guinea pigs home…
They have lots more space than they did before and are clearly very happy in there. This is a 2×5 C&C cage, measuring around 75cm x 190cm, so it’s a fair old size. As you can see it’s also off the floor and open so they are nice and accessible for us to give them a stroke and a cuddle. They have a few hidey areas and tunnels, along with that other guinea pig favourite – lots of food and hay! They’re bedded on soft fitch paper bedding which they seem to find comfortable and I find easy to manage.
I know that this is a bigger home than many guinea pigs have, but for me, it’s still not enough for them. Not when I spend time (OK, I admit, a little too much time!) scrolling through Pinterest where I see some amazing guinea pig homes, the sort that we can but dream of! So for your inspiration if you’re a piggie owner or just your enjoyment if you’re not, here are a few of my favourites that we can aspire to.
Amazing Guinea Pig Homes
If you like the idea of a C&C cage, then these look lovely…
Or this one, shared over at Fluffy Piggies..
Then there are some amazing homemade/DIY options. There’s this homemade desk/perspex combo that looks so comfortable…
…or this fabulous Ikea hack..
If you’re going for outdoors, then go big!
And I do like this natural outdoor home…
So in an ideal world, I’d like all of them to give my pets plenty of variety! Too much? Which home do you like best? Do also check out my Guinea Pigs Pinterest board for more inspiration.
Guinea Pigs Home Furnishings
Whichever home you decide to opt for, do ensure that it gives your guinea pigs plenty of space, things to do, healthy food to eat and places to hide. These are our favourites for our guinea pigs, if you are looking for recommendations:
And hay, lots and lots of hay for them to play in and eat.
If you’re just thinking about getting guinea pigs, then do read 6 Reasons Guinea Pigs Make Perfect Family Pets and 5 Things to Consider Before Getting Guinea Pigs. For guinea pig owners, these are our Best Buys For Guinea Pigs.
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