If you have ever seen a guinea pig, then you know how big they can get, especially when they are overfed. Because of their size, here are some cages that are designed especially for them.
So, we found some of the best cages that can be a good home for your guinea pig, and we included a few tips on how to decide on what you are looking for, too.
Top 5: Guinea Pig Cages Review
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This is one of the few cages that has a rounded top, and early all of it can be lifted up and act as a door, too.
The rest of the cage's design is pretty standard. It has a front door, comes with all of the usual attachments, and has a plastic bottom. The standard size is possibly the smallest size you can get for a guinea pig, but they might feel cramped.
The large is enough for them to have some extra space, but the extra-large is just right if you want them to have enough room to walk/run, play, and sleep.
It is a little more expensive than most of the other cages, depending on the size, but it can be worth it when it comes to making your guinea pig happy and healthy.
This cage has a more kid-friendly design between the tan bottom, green loft, and blue feed bowl.
Like the last model, it does also come in several sizes: standard, large, and jumbo. Also like the last one, the standard and large can be big enough for a single guinea pig while the jumbo is great for extra room or two guinea pigs.
This one does have a top door, but it is a little smaller than the last one, and the front door is about the same size if not a little smaller, too.
The materials are about the same quality, except for the stairs which are a little slippery for some guinea pigs, but getting a cover can be a quick and easy fix.
This is one of the few cages that has a completely liftable wall; the entire front wall can be unclipped and lifted to be the front door. It also has a smaller-sized top door that is about 1/3 the size of the front.
The design is a little bright between the white rim of the bottom and the red bottom part. However, this actually works great because the line can be a good guide for changing the bedding.
The rest of the cage pieces work pretty well, except for the hay feeder (sort of). The bars are spaces a little too far apart, making a lot of the hay fall through before getting caught on them. This can lead to hay getting dirty quickly, but if you place the hay in vertically, it can stop this.
This cage has about the same design as the last one, and it can come in a small size or a semi-medium one that is technically meant for rabbits, but it can be used by guinea pigs.
The design is pretty simple and basic, being tan with white bars, which is possibly why it is one of the more affordable models. However, the bottom can easily get stained if it is not cleaned too often or there is not enough bedding.
You can prevent staining by adding some newspaper to the bottom of the cage before you lay down the bedding material. Make sure you cannot see any paper when laying the bedding down.
While this is a metal cage that needs covers for the stairs and floors, this is one of the longer-lasting cages that is pretty easy to clean. If you do get this cage and you plan on getting covers, you should try to get some that are machine washable; this will make cleaning less messy and more effortlessly.
This is also one of the few cages that you can get in a taller size as well as different colors: white or black. The smaller size is actually big enough for two or three guinea pigs, though; so you should have plenty of room with just the smaller one.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Size Cage Should You Get?
Since guinea pigs are one of the larger rodents out there, and it is pretty important finding a cage that is big enough for them to be comfortable in.
If you want them to have plenty of room, then you should try getting a cage that is at least 5 times their size or more, which is around 50 inches long. However, a single guinea pig cage that is as small as 30 inches long can work too, as long as your guinea pig is smaller than average.
The height is not as important since they cannot jump or climb like other rodents. Usually, the width is about 2 feet or so, which is pretty good and average.
Should You Get a Cage with Metal Grating?
Guinea pigs have paws that are a little more sensitive than other rodents, meaning you may want to avoid cages that have metal grate floors and/or stairs. Although, you can get a cage with these if you make sure to get covers for the stairs and/or floors.
There are special ones that you can find easily online, or you can make some yourself. If you do decide to make them, make sure you use a material that would be alright for the guinea pig to chew on since many like to nibble on parts of their cage and decorations.
Is a Hay Feeder Necessary?
Many guinea pig cages have either attachable or built-in hay feeders that you can use to slowly feed your guinea pig whenever they are hungry, much like a water bottle/dispenser that hangs on the side of the cage.
If you go to school or work often, then a hay feeder can be almost necessary to ensure that your guinea pig does not go hungry throughout the day. It is also a good way to keep their food clean and away from any of their droppings while they eat it.
If the cage you are looking at does not come with a hay feeder, it can be pretty easy to find an attachable one online or in a pet store.
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