What the Proper Cage Size for Guinea Pigs?

Properly sized Guinea Pig cage with loft

One of the questions we get asked most at Cavy Haven is, “What the proper cage size is for guinea pigs?” Many people are only aware of the habitats they have seen in pet stores and so part of our application process includes education on cages. We have found that people are very open to […]

Guinea Pig Cage Tips and Techniques to Prevent Chewing

fabric edge with report spine

Over the years, I’ve had a number of pigs that have taken the occasional taste-test of coroplast. The old cage had plenty of small chew marks here and there. I suspect there is something about the texture of coroplast that numerous guinea pigs find irresistible. It’s also fairly easy to chew through (unlike metal bars or wooden houses), […]

Upgrading to An Adult Size Guinea Pig Cage, Built For Two

the ultimate guinea pig cage

Guinea pigs in pet stores are young and half the size of a full grown adult. As such, commercially sold guinea pig cages are labelled as “Starter Kits” or “First Homes.” However, those same pet stores that sell young guinea pigs do not sell cage upgrades for adults. This is a big problem in guinea […]

Cleaning Your Guinea Pig’s Fleece Bedding

Fleece Brushes

Using fleece as guinea pig bedding, in theory, is dead simple:  you buy a few yards of fleece, put it in the cage for several days, take it out, wash it, and put it in again. It’s wonderfully economic, it’s not dusty nor will it get tracked around the house like shavings or Carefresh. There is a […]

A History of Guinea Pig Cages: A Learning Curve

New Cage Pigs

Like many misinformed guinea pig owners, I let my first pair of guinea pigs live in an aquarium. I was told that drafts were bad for guinea pigs and the aquarium kept them from getting a chill. It was tiny and I had to clean it often. What a cramped, boring life for those pigs! Years […]

Guinea Pig Today to Host New Product Review Series

sock puppet

Guinea Pig Today will be launching a new series of pet product reviews later this month with a fun twist cavy enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. Editor in Chief, Angela Mitchell, explains, “While Guinea Pig Today has featured Papua Piig often in our photography, his line of comedy and antics has been maintained aside of […]

Corrugated Plastics and Guinea Pigs

They say you learn something every day and today was no exception. Today I learned Coroplast is actually a brand name. Despite being a registered trademark of Coroplast, Inc. the brand has become so popular it is synonymous with all corrugated plastics much like Band-Aid with adhesive bandages, Xerox with photo copiers, and Jell-O with […]

Challenges in Guinea Pig Cage Design

Veranda is a magazine about home design and interior decorating and while they might know a lot about style, we would like offer some assistance when it comes to guinea pigs. In a note posted on their Facebook page in January, Dara Caponigro, Editor in Chief of Veranda magazine revealed she had seven guinea pigs. […]

Constructive Cage Ideas for Holiday Safety

piggy looking at snow

Keeping your guinea pigs safe this holiday season doesn’t need to be a stressful issue if you prepare in advance. Guinea pigs, or any pet for that matter, should never be given as a gift during the holidays. If travel is part of your holiday plans, please find qualified pet sitters well in advance. However, […]

Our C&C fleece cage home upgrades


Whee guinea pigs got upgraded from our previous cage setup this week, and have been enjoying exploring our new home. It’s true what they say, the bigger your piggy’s cage, the healthier and happier he/she will be! We agree that it is now mansion sized,…


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