Are you thinking about getting a guinea pig for your enjoyment? You’re not alone. Those little guys bring hours of enjoyment to their owners. If you do get one, you’ll want to be sure to get the perfect cage for him so that he can have a healthy, happy life. Of course, you’ll also want cleanup and feeding to be a snap.
Cages that are used to house guinea pigs quite often work equally well for rabbits and other small animals, which has resulted in a large selection of cages being put on the market. Fortunately, we have done the leg-work for you and have created a short-list of five cages that we feel are among the best ones currently on the market.
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1. Guinea Habitat Plus Guinea Pig Cage by MidWest w/Top Panel
The Guinea Habitat Plus is a great starter cage. With its long and flat dimensions of 47L x 24W x 14H (7.83 square feet), this cage sufficiently provides the recommended eight square feet of living space that professionals suggest for guinea pigs. It also has mesh on the top for added protection from predators and is easily accessed. You get all of this for a great low price.
Add-ons are available that you can purchase as you get the money for them. These include a green canvas bottom and/or ramp cover that would feel good to your pig’s sensitive little feet. You could purchase a divider that includes a hinged ramp and locking doors that would help you to keep his living area clean by sectioning off the feeding area. A folding top panel is also available.
If you purchase all of the add-ons in addition to the cage, you would give your new family member everything that we listed on our checklist of desirables.
- Nearly eight square feet of space
- Extra safety feature (mesh)
- Long, flat cage with sharp corners
2. AmazonBasics Small Animal Habitat, Large
Being made of iron wire and hard plastic, the AmazonBasics Small Animal Habitat, Large cage is very strong and durable. However, it may not be the ideal cage because of the open-sided, odd-looking roof and its lack of adequate floor space.
If you have a predator-free place to put this cage, the open roof would not pose a threat to your pig’s safety, and having access to everything for cleaning, feeding, watering, and giving love to your pet would be easy with this one.
Measuring only 40.2L x 21.3W x 19.7H, this cage comes in at just 5.95 square feet of space, which makes it about two square feet short of the ideal eight square feet of space. Being inexpensive, this appears to be a case of “you get what you pay for!”
- Gives about six square feet of space
- Constructed of iron wire upper and a PP plastic base
- Weighs 15.6 pounds
- A-framed roof
- Not predator-safe
3. Living World Deluxe Pet Habitat, X-Large: Rabbit Cage
The Living World Deluxe Pet Habitat, X-Large rabbit cage takes the prize in the design department for its sophisticated arched roof that hinges, providing full access to the inside of the cage. With dimensions of 46 8/9L x 22 4/5W x 24H, the X-large version of this cage provides your pig with 7.15 square feet of space. This cage would also keep your little friend adequately safe from predators.
This Living World Deluxe Pet Habitat comes with a secured feeding bowl in the elevated feeding area and a secured water bottle on the main floor. Like most cages, no canvas bottom is available for this cage to protect your pig’s little feet. The price for this X-large size is higher than the other options. Smaller versions of this cage are available for less money: standard size and large size.
- Over seven square feet of space
- Exceptionally easy access for cleaning
- Secured feeding bowl
- Tri-level floor plan with ramp
- Sleek appearance with an arched roof
4. Petsfit Rabbit Hutch Grey, Guinea Pigs Cage, Bunny Hutch Wood for Indoor Use
This smart-looking, classic little grey and white painted cage and hutch assembly sits up off of the floor on legs. The main drawback of the Petsfit Rabbit Hutch/Guinea Pigs Cage is that with measurements of 36L x 22W x 30H, it only gives your little friend five square feet of space.
It is also meant for indoor use. This cage-hutch combo would be useful in a house or apartment where there is little space. Your guinea pig would appreciate having the wood hutch to retreat into whenever he feels cold or threatened by another house pet or small children. Its pull-out tray and easy-access roof make this cage easy to clean.
- Only five square feet of space
- Easy to clean, with an entire roof that opens and a pull-out tray bottom
- Indoor-use cage
- Smart-looking in appearance, painted grey with white trim in water-based paint, featuring a wood hutch, and sitting on legs
- Easy assembly, with pre-drilled holes, but requires attention when connecting the pneumatic stay bar
5. MidWest Homes for Pets Deluxe Rabbit & Guinea Pig Cage, X-Large, White & Red
Like the Guinea Habitat Plus, the Deluxe Rabbit & Guinea Pig Cage, X-Large, White and Red is a tri-level dwelling that is designed as a long, flat safe cage that gives a guinea pig nearly eight square feet of space while giving you easy access to the inside from the top and the side.
Unlike the other cage, this one has rounded corners and a beautiful red and white plastic bottom that is 5.5” deep. This one gives you a bonus hay feeder, water bottle, and feeding bowl, but no canvas bottom or other add-ons are available with this one. However, as if its 47.16L x 23.62W x 19.68H (7.73 square feet) weren’t enough space, a hutch extension can be purchased.
- Wood hutch extensions available
- Provides nearly eight square space before adding an extension
- Easy access from the top and the side
- Bonus hay feeder, water bottle, and feeding bowl
- Tri-level floor plan in a long, flat cage with a red and white plastic bottom
6. Ware Manufacturing Home Sweet Home Pet Cage for Small Animals – Colors May Vary
- Measurements: 40’’ x 20’’ x 20’’
- Entire cage can come off so that the tray can be cleaned
- Front door is 5 inches around
Ware’s guinea pig cage is very simple in its construction and its overall look. It’s design is a simple cage that goes on top of a tray, which can be easily removed by flipping the tabs on the sides. This makes Ware’s guinea pig cage very easy to clean, and even easier to let animals out if you do not wish to use the door.
The door to ware’s guinea pig cage is also much larger than doors on most other guinea pig cages, being five inches around. This makes it possible to clean even if you do not feel like removing the top of the cage.
Because they are designed for small animals in general and not just guinea pigs, most guinea pig cages contain accessories; ramps, shelves, and multiple doors are all very common accessories that usually come with cages like this. This is not the case with Ware’s cage, and that can be an issue for anyone who does not have accessories on hand.
Another concern when it comes to Ware’s guinea pig cage has to do with its measurements. It is only 20 inches high but 40 inches long, which can limit what kind of animals you want to house inside of it. Ware’s cage seems to be designed for guinea pigs and guinea pigs only.
7. Ferplast Pig Cage, Grey
- Includes the following accessories: Hay feeder, water bottle, food bowl
- Contains a small crevasse on the base that animals can crawl into
- Front door is the entire width of the cage
Accessories will not be an issue when it comes to Ferplast’s guinea pig cage, which is a very good thing about it. The fact that it comes with its own hay feeder, water bottle, and food bowl means that you will not need to worry about going out and getting those accessories if you do not have them on hand. Another very nice addition to Ferplast’s cage is that it has a small “home” that animals can crawl into when they are in the cage. It is located at the base of the cage.
The way the door to this cage is constructed is very impressive. Most doors to these cages are only a couple of inches around or are just big enough for animals in them to walk in and out of them. This is not the case with Ferplast’s guinea pig cage, where the entire front panel is the door. Cleaning the cage is much easier because of this.
The only real issue with Ferplast’s cage is that the bars are not as strong as they could or should be. They are made of wire mesh, which works well for a guinea pig, but not so great for any kind of animal who has a habit of chewing through these bars.
It also does not open from the top. The only way to clean the cage or remove any animals from it is to use the door and hold it open. While this is easy to do because the door is the entire front panel of the cage, it can be a minor inconvenience.
8. Living World Deluxe Habitat
- Comes with the following accessories: food bowl, water bottle
- Three doors; two open from the top of the cage and one door in the front
- Contains a habitat crevasse
Living World’s cage comes with two major accessories that are necessary for keeping a guinea pig or any other small animal that is designed to stay in a cage like this: A food bowl and a water bottle. The food bowl connects and locks on to the “balcony” of the cage, and the water bottle can be placed anywhere on the cage. These are two useful additions that make keeping small pets much easier.
Most cages like this contain either one door in the front with the entire cage being able to be removed easily, or they contain two doors from different sides of the cage. Living World’s cage contains three doors, two that open from the top and one that opens from the front. It is also able to be removed if a little more cleaning is necessary. This makes cleaning or removing animals from the cage a lot easier than usual.
This particular cage seems to only really be designed for one animal and one animal only. That is because while it over 45 inches long, it is only 20 or so inches wide and only about 22 inches tall. It is unfortunate that Living World’s cage has such measurements, because it would be a very effective cage for multiple pets if it were just a little bit wider.
9. You & Me Living The Dream Small Animal Habitat, 40″ L X 17.5″ W X 21″ H
- Two doors: One in the front and one on top
- Contains a ramp and second level platform
- Cage snaps onto plastic base
- Plastic components are brown in color
A lot of guinea pig cages look pretty unappealing. If they are not all one color, they are usually some boring combination of black and white, or black and gray. This is not the case with the Dream animal habitat. The plastic parts of the cage are brown in color, which, when combined with the sawdust inside, make it look like the animal inside is part of an outside environment compared to the usual white or gray models.
The ramp and second level platform is also a welcome addition that is not common in most guinea pig cages. This makes it possible to not only have guinea pigs inside of this cage, but also ferrets or rats as well, since they can climb up the ramp to that second level platform.
The Dream animal habitat’s cage portion is not made of the most durable material, being made of reinforced wire mesh. This can easily be chewed through, and can be a hazard as animals can chew their way out of this cage. The fact that it snaps onto the plastic base so easily does not speak well to its durability at all.
Another thing that could be improved about the Dream are the doors. There are doors on the front and the top, which is common, but neither of these doors are very large, and this can be a problem when cleaning. In many cases, in order to clean this particular cage, it will be necessary to remove the cage itself.
10. Kaytee Complete Guinea Pig Kit
- One door in the front, comes with chew proof latches
- Comes with the following accessories: Food dish, water bottle, sample of guinea pig food, and bedding
- Cage snaps onto the base
If you are looking for a cage that is specifically for a guinea pig, Kaytee presents a very good solution with their cage. They do this by offering all kinds of accessories with their cage. Even including a sample of guinea pig food, Kaytee’s cage is perfect for anybody who does not have an idea of what kind of accessories or food that is needed for their new guinea pig.
Accessories notwithstanding, Kaytee’s cage is a very “plain” cage. It only has one door, which is on the front of the cage. Compared to other cages like this which have more than one door, with many of their doors opening from the top, this model appears very outdated and there are much better models.
While it is nice that the latches are chew proof, chew proof latches are an industry standard of sorts when it comes to guinea pig cages. The bars of Kaytee’s cage are made of wire mesh, which are slightly metal reinforced. This does not make the cage too durable, and if you have a guinea pig or any other small animal that is very active, this could present a problem when it comes to animals escaping the cage.
11. ZENY 37″ Ferret Cage Rabbit Guinea Pig Chinchilla Small Animal House 4 Levels (Black)
ZENY Ferret cage is one of the top cage that is well-designed to keep small pets like guinea pig healthy, and safe. It is also made in a way that the pets will be active and happy always.
The cage features ample space for room activities and living, and hence they provide mental and physical stimulation to the pet. This pet cage features a 4-layer structure that is made of high-quality steel wires which are coated with powder and are anti-rusting.
Every panel has round corners that are smooth and glossy for the protection purposes of the pet. This design and material make the cage stable and durable in use. To easily access inside the top and the lower side have an oversized front opening.
The four layers also feature ramps that provide the pet with specious room to have fun and living. The cage also has a removable tray made of mesh panel that allows the pets to move within quickly to slide out easily for cleaning.
ZENY cage also comes with a 25 ml water bottle, 360 degrees rolling casters, and a plastic feeder bowl. The bottle is large enough to ensure that the pet drinks water.
The rolling casters have four universal wheels to ensure it can be transported easily. The plastic feeder is non-toxic, easy to clean, and durable.
- It keeps your pet home safe and comfortable.
- It is easy to clean
- It is easy to store due to the movable wheels.
- Made of durable material
- It is easy to set it up.
- It is only suitable for small animals.
- Lacks the ladder
12. LARGE (2X4 GRIDS) CAGE
Do you need a Guinea Pig cage that is super easy to set up, and that has a large space for your pet? Large 2X6 grids cage is one of the top single-level cages that features an open-top, and that is large enough to house 2 to 3 pigs at the same time.
It is easy to set up, and when set up, it measures 30″ X 60″. The cage measures a height of 6″ round all the sides. The size is ideal in maximizing visibility and ventilation as the height is good for keeping the pig bed.
There is also a water bottle spout that rests 6″ on the top of the coroplast for the pigs to down water. The long side is 12 inches to help prevent hay from getting stuck on the walls and kicking it up.
This is adjustable so that you can get it down if you aren’t with the option. However, the 12″ option is ideal for keeping your wall and floor clean all the time.
- It’s easy to set up
- It’s large enough hence can accommodate up to 3 pigs.
- Easy to clean
- Made of durable material
- Not ideal for different pet
13. Krolik XXL Rabbit Cage w/Wire Extenstion | Rabbit Cage Includes All Accessories & Measures
Krolik XXL Rabbit Cage is another best solution for those who want to house two rabbits. The cage features an elevated feeding area that can be used by the rabbits. It also comes with two identical water bottles, a double hay feeder, a feeding bowl, and a separate wire extension that is good for nesting.
The case has various doors that provide quick access to it. It also features a 5.5″ deep base that is ideal for containing the pet’s litter and detaches the cage for easy cleaning. The extension is 63.8L X 23.6W X 19.68H inches. This makes it easy for you to have the perfect habitat for the rabbit.
- It is easy to maintain and clean.
- Convenient to access it due to multiple doors that make it quick to access
- Quality and durable ferplast
- Has an additional base that collects debris
- Setting it up is not easy.
14. Guinea Habitat Guinea Pig Cage by Midwest
If you need a Guinea pig cage that is of high quality and that can stand for a long time, this is the best cage. The pig cage is cool designed for two pigs though it appears to be simple. It features a wire mesh shell at the top with a divider.
It also has a PVC-lined canvas, which makes it easy to clean it. The PVC lining is not long-lasting, but also it doesn’t leak. The cage provides 8 square feet living area that is recommendable by breeders and veterinarians.
The height is 14 inches making it convenient and secure to access it easily. The case is built with a lightweight wire mesh that can be transported easily.
- It is easy to clean due to the use of liner that is strong and easy to clean.
- Has removable mesh
- The base is leak-proof hence ideal for home use.
- It relatively less cost as compared to what it does.
- It has two distinct sections that are connected.
- The bottom canvas isn’t that ideal
- The sides of the cage are somehow shallow.
15. Hagen Living World Deluxe Habitat, Medium
Hagen Living World Deluxe is a hybrid cage that features a plastic bottom and upper wireframe for safety and comfort to the pets. The cage is large enough to accommodate several small pets. However, the cage’s size is based on the type of pet that you prefer to keep.
To protect predators, the upper is made of a solid wireframe. It also features a balcony that includes a food dish and access ramp, which helps prevent the pet from spilling their food and making it easy to clean. To ensure that your pet is healthy, you must clean it regularly and keep it dry.
Hagen Living World Deluxe Habitat is lightweight, and it measures 46 8/9 X 22 4/5 X 24 inches, which provides plenty of space for various animal occupations. The design is attractive as it includes a water bottle that is attached to it.
- It is easy to clean
- High-quality craftsmanship and durable
- It is easy to assemble and disassemble it.
- It is safe, comfortable, and well-ventilated for small pet use.
- It is relatively expensive.
- The water bottle is prone to leaking.
16. AmazonBasics Large 3-Tier Cat Cage Playpen Box Crate Kennel – 36 x 22 x 51 Inches, Black
AmazonBasics Large 3-Tier Cat Cage is one of the top best pet cages that are in the market today. The cage is solid, strong enough to keep your pet safe and secure all the time. With the three platforms, one can put different pets on the cage at once.
The tiers provide an additional option for pets to play, sleep, and rest up or down on the cage. It also features two swing-open doors that secure pet locking. The cage comes with a removable leak-proof plastic floor pan, making it easy to clean the cage.
The three shelves are staggered for the pet to jump quickly from one shelf to another and provide the vertical resting space, play, and enjoy all the view from the higher vantage point.
The cage has a fold-down design that measures 35.8 X 22.4 X 50.6 inches making it easy for transportation. It is made of black-coated wire material that is rust-resistant and durable. The whole cage is on the wheels for easy transport within the house.
- It is rust-resistant
- Secure latches
- Has wheels and hence can be transported easily
- Made of durable material
- Easy to set up
- It is costly
17. AmazonBasics Indoor-Outdoor Small Pet Habitat Cage with Canvas Bottom
AmazonBasics is another guinea pig cage that offers a precious space for living for pigs. It is rectangular enclosed to ensure that it’s comfortable and safe. The cage also has a size that ranges from 22mm to 26mm. The square-foot cage is 7.8mm, sturdy and durable iron wire is used to protect your pig safely in the container.
It has space for pets to exercises. The cage’s base is leakproof designed for keeping the pet mass together with the water spills. The floor is made in a way that it is ideal for guinea pets whose feet are sensitive and give them enough texture to keep good tractions.
It also likely to provide you with an easy tool required setup, and convenient to store in the case is needed. The cage is separated with a divider to give them room for eating and play as well.
- Enough space for your furry friend
- Keep pet safe and comfortable
- Easy to setup
- Easily to feed, water, and handle p-pigs
- Not stackable
- The side not high enough to keep bedding inside
18. Midwest Homes for Pets Wabbitat Deluxe Rabbit Home Kit
If you are in need of a single indoor hutch rabbit, you should try Midwest home for the pet. It has a patter living space for small pets such as ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and many more.
The cage is designed with a balcony raised to give your pet a place to move inside.
The cage is easy to assemble and provides you with excellent space for the pet to eat, drink, and very comfortable. No need to use tools when tackling this cage together. The size of the cage is 47.16 x 23.62 x 19.68 inches. It has two doors to make easy access to you when you want to clean or give the cage food.
Another essential feature with the cage is that it comes with a feeding bowl, hay feeder, and water bottle. Therefore, your pet has everything included inside for it. It is also constructed with a wire cage and the base of its deep plastic used for bedding.
However, this cage is also well-matched for you to expand rabbit space as it grows. There is also a wood hut extension. I highly recommend this type of cage for the rabbit that loves to explore.
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to open and secure
- The door is made for easy accessory.
- Spacious for the large rabbit
- Hay hack included is a bit flimsy side.
- Not suitable for a big healthy rabbit
19. Amazon Basics Pet Habitat
Are you looking for a cage that can hold 2 to 3 guinea pigs? If its yes, you can give a try to the Amazon Basics pet habit. The cage is made of standard design that is for small animals such as rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs. It measures 48 by 26 by 20 inches, which a good option to keep your pets.
The cage has significant higher balcony that gives the pet with an excellent hideout for your piggies and give them privacy. The front and top doors are double to enable your animal easy to feed and remove. The cage is easy to carry and clean.
The cage is made with a plastic tub on the bottom and deep enough for all of the hay to be stored inside until it is ready to be cleaned. You don’t have to worry about storage. This is because it is lightweight and easy to carry from one place to another.
It comes with detachable on the top of the cage to make cleaning more comfortable and faster. You can own this at a friendly cost.
- Made decent with high-quality design
- Spacious room
- The top and side door provides you easy access.
- The base of the cage seems sturdy.
- The bottom is smooth to provide bumblefoot.
- Balcony buckle is heavy
- Slippery ramp hard
20. Midwest Deluxe Critter Nation
Are you those Guinea pig cage owners that need a surface to place their large pocket and food? Midwest deluxe critter nation is the best option that can do that. It’s made up of the sturdy metal tube frame and exterior wire that is well spaced between the bar.
This is a free-standing cage that is a lockable caster and offers you a convenient setup.
With its professional look, it attracts a lot of pig users who need large space. The cleaning process is easy and looks attractive to pet parents.
It’s split into two-door to make work easy for you when you clean. It measures 36″ Length x 24″ Width x 39″ Height. Speaking of the tray at the first level bottom of the cage and tray is easily removable, and you can replace it with another when wearing out.
The second level is made of soft plastic ramp easy to remove as well. The good thing with this cage, it does not take much of the space in your home. Underneath the cage has a storage shelf to help you keep other pets for easy reach.
- It allows you to store easily
- Fantastic design for your pet
- Easy to assemble
- Spacious, multiple levels, and easy customizing
- Enough storage
- Sturdy and easy to clean
- Its door doesn’t line up
- Piece bent easily
- Don’tDon’t have other accessories like water.
21. Midwest Ferret Nation Ferret Cage
Are you searching for the best ferret guinea pig cage in the market? If yes, you have arrived at the right product. It is quite a maneuverable stand that comes with a locking caster. It designed to help you for many years. It has a spacious room for your pet.
If you own more than one ferret, you need to take this cage with you. Also, the cage comes with several of the attaching points for the accessories. The main advantage of having this cage included three ramp and pans to separates your pets.
It features the full width of the door opening with one hand dual-locking door latches. The good thing with this cage you can separate pest when eating. It included a large door for the proof latches that will not ferret slip away.
Features double door for easy access when you want to clean. You can make your cage safe and moveable here. The pan is removable, and you can easily replace it with another one. So there is the full length of the convenient working.
Getting Midwest ferret nation ferret cage is one of the best improvements you may have to get from the market. The cage is moveable, so you can take any place you want.
- Easy to move around with it
- Due to the removable of the pan, cleaning and fitting are easy for you.
- Large space with the fun provided inside
- It has shelves for easy feeding of your food.
- A bit expensive
22. Prevue Pet Small Animal Home on Stand
Are you looking for a comfortable guinea pig cage home? If yes, then we have prevued small pet animal for you. It has a great size to fit in your apartment, even if it is small. It gives your pet enough space to move inside freely.
You will also notice a heavy-duty plastic used to support the length of your cage. Prevue is one of the best company and user friendly for an extended period. You can use it to keep your birdcage, feeding accessory, travel crates, toys accessory, and dog training cater.
You can keep your rabbit safely here and move with it anywhere you go. The bottom base is well made and smooth, thicker wire. I can recommend this cate as one of the best guinea pig cates.
- Size is appropriate for one natural pet.
- Base is smooth
- Quality material
- Easy to assemble
- The opening shelter is slow.
- Not suitable for big rabbits
23. SONGMICS Guinea Pig Run Cage
Here is another cage that features spacious room for your pet to do exercise. It has an enormous indoor playpen and enclosure with an oxford mat with a two-door metal grip crate. It’s a comfort to put in your home.
It has liner water resistance and easy for cleaning inside with a simple wipe. There are sizes from (48.4 x 24.8 x 24 inches) to give spacious to your pet. The cage can hold even two rabbits inside.
Since this cage is comfortable to put together and easy to access when cleaning, the cage is designed to give your guinea pig a full 8ft of the animal required to put inside. Although the front door is small, you cannot pull out a large accessory.
The bottom of the cage is made with cloth or tarp type material but cannot hold water. If you are looking for a cheap price cage, you need to try the SONGMICS Guinea cage.
- Size is great for one small size rabbit.
- Easy to clean and dry faster
- Reasonable price
- edge is sharp
24. Aivituvin Upgraded Hamster Habitat House Leak
Are you looking for the best guinea pig cages? Well, you can get Aivituvin hamster habitat. It is fully accessorized habitats that include a chewing toy, feeding bowl, seesaw, and ramp used to keep your pets safe and active all time.
You should know the length that gives a small rodent enough space. It also designed to give small rodent enough space, habitat, well built to maintain guinea pets. The floor has a space of 800 sq used for your little friend.
It comes with a wire on the top of the roof to provide inside proper ventilation. The front door is large for easy feeding of your pets. The cage is designed not only for rabbits but also for a rat, furry friends, ferret, hedgehog.
Comfortable and provide rabbit a sense of security, and shelter for the Aivituvin. This cage comprises 100% of Non-TOXIC wood acrylic designed for hamster cage to provides your cage with protection. You can give it a try for your guinea pigs.
- Classic designed
- Four-wheel for easy movement
- Durable construction
- Spacious for your pets
- Easy to clean
- Great warmth
25. Love 2 Stories Rabbit Hutch Guinea Pig Cage
If you want to purchase, durable hutch stand in the market, consider the love pet two stories. It is made of wooded outdoor and indoor. It features steel construction to make it last for a longer time.
Additionally, it’s waterproof and eco-friendly varnish paint. The cage is not afraid of the sun due to the wood used to build it and designed with multiple doors and a removable tray, making it easy when cleaning. You can easily feed your pet because the doors come with a cage.
It features a hinged roof that provides you to open one side with the locking system. Its door is controlled with a bolt that closed on the top of the ramp. It comes with a warranty for a year. If you are looking for your pets’ safety, then the Lovupes brand could be the right choice for you.
However, its hutch comes with two stores; each of them has a living and sleeping area. Therefore, your rabbits will have enough space to move around and sleep freely. They are designed with multiple doors for easy access.
- Durable and sturdy construction
- Easy access to the pet
- Clean is simple
- Difficult to assemble and lacked pre-drilled screw hole
Guniea Pig Cage Buying Guide
Simply put, guinea pigs tend to be much larger than other rodents that are typically kept as pets such as hamsters or mice.
Therefore, they will require more living space and generally a large, spacious area where they can run, hide, climb, and do other cheeky things guinea pigs tend to do. So, if you want your guinea pig to be happy and healthy, the first step is to give it a large living space!
The Guinea pig cage’s size is one of the first vital factors that you need to look at. You will need to go for the cage that will comfortably accommodate your pet. This, however, depends on the number of pets that you have.
If you have one pig, a cage that measures petween 6-8 square feet is ideal. If it is more than one, it is good to look for a large cage to accommodate your pets.
Remember, rodent pets don’t need a tank.
What they need is a cage with plenty of open spaces for ventilation and optimal air flow. The worst thing you can do to your beloved furry pet would be to keep it cooped up in a stuffy place with stale air and little to no ventilation.
This is especially important to pay attention to if you’re keeping your pet indoors. (Which is the case with most guinea pig owners, really.)
The fact that your guinea pig needs a large cage also means that cage will need to have multiple openings to keep it well accessible.
This is important for several reasons. First and foremost, it’s essential you are able to simply grab your pet in case of an emergency. (A fire or a burglary, for example.) The thing is, it’s always easier to simply pick up your pet and carry it with you than carrying the entire cage.
On the other hand, cleaning the cage will be much easier if you have several access points. You won’t have to dismantle the whole thing every time you need to clear out the litter tray!
This one may appear to go without saying, but it’s important we mention that the cage you’re buying needs to be durable.
Many guinea pig owners think that any cage will do because hey – what’s a guinea pig going to do to it? Smash it to pieces? Well, not necessarily, but guinea pigs are rodents, and rodents love to nibble on stuff.
So, if your guinea pig cage is made out of cheap plastic or wood, you can expect your little pet to sink its teeth into its own cage until it’s made a hole spacious enough for it to escape.
Besides, a tough and durable cage will last you for years to come, so you won’t have to worry about having to buy a new one.
As is the case with pretty much any pet, cleaning up their mess is a part of the deal you’re getting in. Aaaand guinea pigs are no different!
These little buggers will chew on anything, make a mess of their cage abode, and do so day in and day out. Therefore, when picking the cage for your guinea pig, go for a model with a smooth surface that can be easily cleaned.
The door type
The door that a Guinea pig cage comes with is also a vital thing to consider. Cages that have small doors aren’t good because they make it difficult for you to access it when feeding your pet. The cage with generously large doors is good because they make interaction with your pet easy.
With the cage’s comfort, you need to pay attention to the material quality and the kind of floor the cage comes with. Some cages have wire floors that seem to be durable but might be harmful to the pets when running. Wire floors cause injuries and make the pet uncomfortable.
Canvas and plastic bottoms are good in cages because they are soft and can serve as bedding to pigs. It will also be advantageous if the cage ramps to provide the required traction. This helps to prevent slipping and falling of the pets hence reducing the injuries they may get.
We also need a cage that is easy to clean, keeping the environment dry in most cases. As the Guinea pig owner, you will need proper maintenance and sanitary conditions to do away with the cage from any odor smell.
Cages made of plastic bottom and are sizable are well known for being easy to clean. Accessibility of the cage is another thing that determines whether it is easy to clean. To sum up, large enough cages have a solid base and are highly accessible and easy to clean instead of others.
The weight of the cage you are planning to purchase is another area of concern. This is essential because it will determine whether it will be moved within. If you plan to go out with your pet, it’s good to buy a lightweight cage that can be transported easily from one place to another.
The cage price
Buying new items is one of the best things you can do. However, the amount to spend should be based on your budget. The cost of the best Guinea Pig Cage varies depending on the material and features it provides to you. Always consider buying the cage that you are able, and that falls on your budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How Big of a Cage You Need For a Guinea Pig?
Generally speaking, guinea pigs will require larger cages than you may have anticipated.
For example, if you have a pair of guinea pigs, you’ll probably need something like 10 square feet of space to comfortably house both of them.
This would be the bare bones sort of minimum, and if you can get them a larger cage – even better! For every additional guinea pig, count in at least three more square feet.
So, the general rule would be – the more space the better, but 7 square feet would be the minimum for one, 10 for two, and so on.
2) Do I Have to Get Two Guinea Pigs?
Not necessarily, but it’s strongly advised.
As is the case with virtually all rodents, guinea pigs are strongly social animals and prefer having some company they can play with. In fact, many pet stores and rescue shelters will only sell a pair of guinea pigs, rather than just one.
There are some consideration factors, however. You should never buy two male guinea pigs because they will fight for territory. (Unless they’re related or at least one of them has been neutered.) On the other hand, you shouldn’t get a male and a female either, because you’ll end up with a hundred baby guinea pigs in no time.
Ideally, you should buy two females, or organize an arrangement of two neutered males or something.
3) Do Guinea Pigs Get Lonely
As we’ve stated above, guinea pigs are social animals, so yes, they can get lonely without someone to play with them.
While you, as the owner, can bond with your pet by playing with it, it’s a much better idea to simply buy a pair of these animals, so that they never get bored. (Or, at least, get bored a lot less frequently than in the case where’s only one guinea pig present in the cage.)
4) Do Guinea Pigs Know Their Owner?
It’s widely recognized that guinea pigs do, in fact, recognize their owners and gladly play with them whenever they get the chance.
Since they’re generally social animals, they will love to play with other creatures – especially if there are other guinea pigs in the vicinity.
That said, they will also play with the owner which can create a bond between the rodent in question and the owner!
5) Do Guinea Pigs Need a Wheel?
No, they don’t. And not only that – exercise wheels can be extremely dangerous for guinea pigs and even turn deadly!
The thing is, this exercising contraption can work well for mice, gerbils, and some smaller rodents. Since guinea pigs are bigger, their anatomy is not really well-suited for an exercise wheel. They can easily get injured and suffer potentially deadly back issues!
So, under no circumstances should you ever stick an exercise wheel or a ball in your guinea pig’s cage. If you want to ensure it will have plenty of exercise, simply buy a larger cage where it can run about.
6) Do Guinea Pigs Like to Cuddle?
It’d be safe to say that, out of all rodents that are kept as pets, guinea pigs seem to be the most ‘petable’. They’re not as restless as mice or gerbils and are willing to sit in your lap for much longer than the aforementioned creatures.
That said, you can pet them for hours on end. So, as long as you keep your lap sessions short and allow them to do their own things when they feel like it, you’ll be well-satisfied with the relationship you’ve built with them, so to speak!
7) Do Guinea Pigs Need Human Interaction?
Well, the short answer to this question would be – yes.
Guinea pigs will need their time out of the cage every single day, so it’s essential you let them out at a designated point in time during the day. This time can either be spend on petting, letting them explore the surroundings, or grooming them.
In order to have a healthy guinea pig, it’s very important you do this activity every day, because otherwise your guinea pig can become depressed.
8) What Does It Mean When a Guinea Pig Chirps?
Although the definitive answer to this question hasn’t been found yet, it’s commonly agreed that guinea pigs chirp when they enter an odd trans-like state of mind.
Another theory states that the chirping serves them to warn the rest of the herd of some imminent danger. Also, it’s been suggested that it can be interpreted as an expression of sadness or fear. (Some owners have reported to have heard their guinea pigs chirp after they’ve lost their cage buddy.)
9) How Can I Keep my Guinea Pig Warm?
There are several ways that you can provide warmth to your guinea pig.
First of all, you can cover the floor of the cage with old newspapers and some cloths such as towels, for example. You can also try using pet-friendly heating pads if it gets really cold.
Last but not least, making a mini cave for you guinea pig can be a great way to provide it with a place it can hide underneath when it gets cold.
What do I need to clean my Guinea Pig Cage successfully?
Cleaning of the guinea pig cage is easy; you need a rag or a sponge that has been soaked in pet-friendly disinfectant or locally made solution. You can use a bathtub or horse to clean it.
- How many times should I clean my cage?
Cage cleaning should be a routine that needs to be done twice or once a week. However, cleaning spots should be cleaned to avoid bacterial build-up, which might lead to infections in your pet. Spot cleaning means removing all waste, debris, or food droppings, which might cause a bad smell.
- What is the best place to put my piggy cage?
Portable cages are ideal, and it is advisable to avoid making a permanent location for your pet. Most people prefer to keep them indoors, as it helps them be close to their pets. The choice of where the cage will be placed dramatically depends on your decision.
- What are the items that a right piggy cage should have?
An ideal cage should include various accessories like water bottles, food bowl, and toys that will help keep the pet safe and secure.
How to clean Guinea pig cage
Guinea pig cleaning is essential as it keeps the pet environment safe and friendly. Below are some steps to follow
- Remove the guinea big and put it on the temporary spot. Ensure that the place is secure
- Remove all the things inside the cage and put it in the trash basket.
- For a portable cage, you can take it outside where your bathtub or garden hose is located.
- Splay the cage with the pet-friendly disinfectant
- Finally, rinse off the solution and leave the cage to dry.
How to Care for a Guinea Pig
Your new guinea pig will need a lot of living space to play and do all of his business in. In fact, breeders and veterinarians recommend that owners give them eight square feet of living space.
- For his health, you will need to keep his living space clean and dry. A cage that separates the eating and drinking area from the living area would help you to maintain a healthy living environment for him.
- A guinea pig’s feet are sensitive, which makes it advisable to make the bottom of his cage comfortable. Canvas bottoms help, although you can make the bottom soft by what you put into it. If possible, you may also prefer any ramps that his cage has to have adequate traction so that he does not slip and fall.
- If your little friend’s cage will be outside where predators are likely to be in the neighborhood, you will want his cage to provide adequate protection. The same goes for indoor situations where another pet poses a threat. Some cages have gaping openings in the roof area, which would not be safe for these situations. A mesh would add security and a hutch would provide your guinea pig with a safe hiding area that cannot be clawed through.
- Price is of concern to some people, so you’ll need to get the best cage that you can afford. Some cages can be added onto as one can afford to add sections. And, of course, some cages come with little extras such as a water bottle or food bowl.
- Whichever cage you select, you’ll want it to have an easy-access feature so that you can clean the cage and give your little guy plenty of food and water.
- The bottom of your pet’s cage should be solid, with a minimum size of 24”L x 12”W. Guinea pigs need a lot of space, though, and eight square feet would give your new pet adequate space to exercise and do all of his business. A canvas liner would feel good on his feet, if it is possible to get one for the cage you have. Your little guy will also need a “hide house,” which can either be a hutch or a simple small flower pot.
- Their sleeping area needs to be filled with pine, aspen, or recycled paper. Do not put cedar in there, however, because it is toxic to guinea pigs. Your little friend will also need a hay rack that is filled with oat grass, orchard grass, or timothy hay. You should provide your guinea pig with a food bowl that cannot be tipped over and a water bottle.
Well, those are our top five picks for guinea pig cages. Not all of them meet all of our predetermined qualifications for an optimal cage. Yet all of them have some great features that set them apart from the plethora of cages that are on the market. Only you know how your home is set up, the other animals that live with you, and other factors that may affect which cage you will need for your new family member. Hopefully, you will find these cages to be among the best on the market, as we did, and will purchase one.
Are you one of those Guinea pig owners who prefer to offer the best life service to your pets? Having the best guinea pig cage is one of the best decisions you can make if you care about your pet. The cage you choose will be suitable for your pet and offer it the best secure environment that they require.
The best Guinea big cage is spacious and safe for pets. It is also easy to clean to maintain safe environment. The maintenance cost should be less demanding and allow the pigs to move within the room without being exposed to hazardous conditions.
Finding such cages in the market is not easy because they are so many. Some are small and target small animals like rabbits, while some are large. After conducting serious research on the market, we came up with the 15 best Guinea pig cages. They include