Guinea Pig Cages & Hutches

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A guinea pig cage or guinea pig hutch is the most costly item required to keep a guinea pig whether the guinea pig is to be kept outdoors or indoors.

It is important that the guinea pig cage or guinea pig hutch provided is as large as possible. As a general rule the cage or hutch should be at least 8 square feet for one guinea pig and 2-3 extra square feet for each additional guinea pig. The longer the time periods that the guinea pig is expected to remain contained in the cage or hutch or the larger the number of guinea pigs to be kept together, the larger the cage or hutch should be. Guinea pigs will also need a safe exercise area with plenty of room that allows them to exercise daily.

There are a variety of guinea pig cages and guinea pig hutches available. However, not all guinea pig cages and guinea pig hutches that are commercially available are large enough and some owners prefer to build their own home for their guinea pig.

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