[Gpdd] [CARE] <re: cages>

petunia_loo at yahoo.com petunia_loo at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 14 19:43:57 EDT 2004

Sorry if someone has replied already to this message;
I'm not caught up with my GPDD!
Hi Maddie and Bree,
Aquariums are not the best homes for cavies because
they do not provide adequate ventilation. A wire mesh
cage would provide better ventilation, as long as the
bottom floor is solid. Have you checked out
www.cavycages.com? They have some great ideas on
building a bigger, better and cheaper cage than you
could find at most pet stores.

Try making your piggie a playground for floor time and
hiding veggies for her. You can easily make a
playground for floortime by lining an area with a
cheap plastic tablecloth, and/or covering that with
newspaper, and surrounding that area with your own
homemade gate. Someone a while ago on the GPDD
mentioned making an easy gate out of the grids that
C&C cages (www.cavycages.com) are made out of. You
just tie the grids together with cable ties (you can
buy a pack of 100 for $1 at Walmart), and they can
easily be folded up and stored.

~Lauren, Pig & Pooh (& Peanut & Cookie - www.amiableanimals.petfinder.org)

EACH YEAR in the United States, MILLIONS of healthy companion animals are euthanized simply because they can not find homes.
Adopt a homeless pet.
Become a foster home.
Have your cats and dogs spayed and neutered.

Join the Guinea Pig Rescue Transport Group!

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