How much does a good guinea pig cage cost?
If you choose to buy a cage from a store (rather than making one yourself), the price can vary, starting from $25 and going up to around $300. You can order a relatively inexpensive 7.5-sq. -ft cage from amazon.com for around $50.00. For this example, however, let’s use $80 as an average starter cage price.
What kind of cage is best for guinea pigs?
Plastic tubs, glass aquariums and cages with wire floors are NOT acceptable as guinea pig housing.
- One guinea pig: 7.5 square feet, or about 30”x 36”, is the bare minimum recommended, but bigger is better.
- Two guinea pigs: 7.5 square feet (minimum), but at least 10.5 square feet (30” x 50”) is preferred.
How big of a guinea pig cage should I get?
The minimum size cage for one guinea pig, according to the RSPCA is 7.5 ft squared ( 27 inches x 41 inches), but the preferred size should be 10.5 ft squared (27 inches x 56 inches). Remember though, cavies are social animals and need companionship, so we recommend always having two or more in a cage.
How expensive are guinea pigs monthly?
Guinea pigs can be much more expensive than you might have guessed. Although they’re small, their food isn’t especially cheap, and much like rabbits, they’ll need a regular supply of bedding and hay. Between the bedding, hay, pellets, and fresh produce, you’re looking at $40-$60 in monthly costs.
Do guinea pigs need a roof?
Generally, NO. Guinea pigs aren’t jumpers or climbers. Hedgehogs, on the other hand, need higher Coroplast walls because they can and will climb. Generally speaking, you only need to cover a guinea pig cage that has high enough walls if you need to keep kids, cats or dogs out.
Do guinea pigs need hay?
Timothy hay: Provide an unlimited quantity of fresh timothy hay every day. Guinea pigs need continuous access to hay to aid their digestion and limit the growth of their teeth. Fruit and vegetables: Fresh vegetables can be offered once a day and should be equivalent to about one cup total per guinea pig per day.
Do I need 2 guinea pigs?
Guinea Pigs Should Always Be Adopted as a Pair In the same way you can’t eat just one potato chip, you can’t adopt just one guinea pig. It isn’t healthy for them to be alone—they need a companion of their own species they can “talk,” play, and cuddle with.