How to make a cage for guinea pigs

How to make a cage for guinea pigs

Guinea pigs — lovely and quiet animals. In the contents they are not really whimsical, however they need own lodge and a slice of the own territory. As well as many other rodents, guinea pigs need to move much, so — the cage has to be rather spacious. In a cage surely there has to be a shelter where the animal can hide.

It is required to you

Wooden box
Metal gauze
Plates for a lodge
Reiki
Door loop
Hook and loop or latch
Joiner's tools
Nails
Joiner's glue

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Instruction

1

Make a wooden box. If there is an opportunity to get rather big packing-case. Can take also it. The main thing — pay attention to the sizes and also that its bottom and walls had no cracks. If you have only one guinea pig, take a box with an area of bottom of 60х40 cm and walls of 40-45 cm high Having cleared a ready box, cut "windows" in three sidewalls and a ceiling - honor openings with the size in all wall, it is necessary to leave 15 cm from below and on 3-4 cm from sides and a ceiling. It is possible to make a cage of rather high box in general without roof. Pigs perfectly will feel there. The wide strip from below needs to be made because guinea pigs do not love drafts.

2

In one of walls make a door. Cut off from a lath 4 pieces on internal perimeter of a sidewall and fasten them among themselves. It can be made, having cut off corners at an angle 45 ° and having stuck together cuts joiner's glue.

3

Cut off pieces of a grid. They have to be approximately equal to the corresponding walls of a box — can be, it is slightly less, but such that completely closed "windows" and still were some centimeters on fastening from each party. Beat a grid on all walls of future cage, a ceiling and a door. It is possible to strengthen from the inside in addition them laths.

4

Put a door on a door loop. Small carnations beat to it a hook, and on a cage wall — an eyelet. If you do a cage without roof, the door is not especially necessary to you, to change a forage, water and a laying it is possible and through a roof. In principle, the cage is ready, now it is necessary to think of its equipment.

5

First of all you need the pallet. It has to be rather high. The pallet can be picked up in pet-shop but if to you has the luck to find big photographic to a ditch — too it will be quite good. It is possible to make the pallet and of a tree, but it is more difficult to wash it. The pallet has to pass freely at a door.

6

The lodge can be made of a box less. Any special shifts for this purpose it is not required, it is enough to cut through an entrance in one of sides. Put in a lodge of fresh hay. It too should be changed regularly. In a cage surely there have to be a feeding trough and a drinking bowl. A drinking bowl more preferable mechanical which is suspended to a grid. It is possible to make also a sennik.

7

All other elements of the dwelling of your pet — on your discretion. In a cage there can be toys, short flights of stairs, labyrinths. The wheel is not necessary for guinea pigs. They not especially love it, and they have on that bases — a weak backbone. So the wheel can even be harmful to them. Short flights of stairs too should not be high.