Guinea pigs, also known as cavies, are lovable, social pets with particular habits and needs. While they require time outside their cages to exercise and explore, they are still likely to spend most of the day inside their enclosures. Choosing the right one ensures that these furry, lovable creatures remain happy and healthy. Our experts have rounded up their top five guinea pig cages to meet their needs.
The water bottle has an anti-drop valve to prevent leaks and mould formation. This cage is suitable for one guinea pig.
This sturdy structure has an attractive green, deep tray and painted wire mesh walls. The entire front wall lifts, allowing you easy access inside the cage. Safety hooks ensure that the wall securely closes, and your pet can’t accidentally escape. This cage comes with a hay feeder and drinking bottle, which can easily mount on the cage walls. You can remove the bottom tray for convenient cleaning.
You can assemble the enclosure without tools. When completed, use cable ties to strengthen the walls.
This beautiful teal with white guinea pig habitat offers eight square feet of living space. Its wire mesh top is completely detachable, allowing straightforward access into the cage. The base is a robust, PVC-lined, leak-proof canvas that you can quickly remove for cleaning. It also folds flat for compact storage. You can interconnect additional cages should you want more space for your cavy or more cavy companions.
The enclosure is easy to assemble with no tools. It comes with an anti-tipping feeding bowl to minimise messes.
This polypropylene and metal mesh cage is excellent for keeping small animals. It includes an access ramp leading to a balcony, providing additional floor room for your cavy and making the cage’s interior more stimulating. Your cavy can utilise the cosy space underneath the balcony for quiet time. Double doors allow access to the inside of the enclosure. Included are a non-drip water bottle and hay guard. This cage comes in three sizes.
This enclosure has a modular design and is expandable. Without the use of cable ties, the walls of the cage may sag.
Using black metal mesh grid panels and ABS plastic connectors, stabilised by anti-slip pads and cable ties, this large enclosure can mount indoors or outdoors once you have the space. The spaces in the mesh are 2.5 cm, totally breathable but still small enough to avoid animals getting stuck. This playpen is an excellent run cage for animals, giving them the freedom to move about and stay fit while preventing escape from the premises.
This cage has a modular design. It comes with a safety net that connects to the top via drop pins to provide shade and protection from birds, cats and other animals that might perceive your pet as prey.
This enclosure comprises eight large, galvanised mesh panels that link instantly via drop pins to form a large, octagon-shaped playpen. It suits garden and lawn areas as the drop pins can peg into the ground for added stability. You can quickly dismantle it, and the panels can stack for storage. The galvanised components are weatherproof and non-toxic. This playpen can house guinea pigs, puppies, rabbits, chickens or ducks.
You want to create an inviting habitat that meets all your cavies' needs and that you can maintain with little effort. Here are a few things to consider before you make your purchase.
A: There are two typical enclosures for your cavy, commercial pet store cages and cube and coroplast (C and C) cages. There is a wide assortment of pet store cages, but they are small enclosures of sturdy construction that come ready to use, with little to no assembly required. Because they have limited floor space, water bottles and food bowls hang conveniently on the inner walls. These cages are neat, lightweight and easy to clean.
A: Guinea pigs love social stimulation but are sensitive to environmental factors like temperature and sound. They enjoy living room settings, where people can see and interact with them. However, it helps if they have a cave in their cage to retreat occasionally. Ensure the enclosure is far from any heat source, like a fireplace, heating vent or direct sunlight, as cavies are vulnerable to heat strokes. Also, avoid placing it in cold, windy, or humid areas; an elevated location away from doors and windows is best. Guinea pigs have delicate hearing, so steer clear of spots close to the television or stereo. If you have other types of pets, place the guinea pig cage out of their reach.