Advice 1: How to make a cage for Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs — cute and calm animals. In content they are not very capricious, but need own a house and a piece of its own territory. Like many other rodents, Guinea pigs need to move a lot, so the cage should be spacious enough. In the cage should be a shelter where the animal can hide.
The grid should be durable
You will need
  • Wooden box
  • Metal mesh
  • Plates for the house
  • Reiki
  • Door hinge
  • Hook and loop or latch
  • Carpentry tools
  • Nails
  • Carpenter's glue
Instruction
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Make a wooden box. If it is possible to get quite a large packing box. You can take it. Important — pay attention to the dimensions and to the bottom of it and the walls had no cracks. If you only have one Guinea pig, take a box with a bottom area 60x40 cm and a height of 40-45 cm right out of the box, cut out three side walls and ceiling of the "Windows" - holes the size of almost a wall, you must leave a 15 cm below and 3-4 cm from the sides and ceiling. From a high enough box you can make a cage without a roof. Pigs will be fine there feel. A wide strip from the bottom have to do because Guinea pigs don't like drafts.
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In one of the walls make the door. Cut the slats 4 piece on the inner perimeter of the side walls and fasten them together. This can be done by cutting off the corners at a 45° angle and glue the sections with joiner's glue.
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Cut pieces of mesh. They should be approximately equal to the corresponding walls of the box — maybe a little less, but such as to completely cover the "Windows" and still had a few inches to mount on each side. Nail the mesh on all the walls of the future cells, the ceiling and the door. It is possible from the inner side to further strengthen their rails.
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The door put on the door hinge. Small nails fasten it to the hook and the wall of the cell loop. If you are doing a cage without a roof, the door you need to change feed, water and litter is through the roof. In principle, the cell is ready, now you need to think about its equipment.
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First of all you need a pan. It needs to be high enough. Pan you can pick up at the pet store, but if you are lucky enough to find a great photographic cuvette — would be OK too. You can make a pallet out of wood, but it is more difficult to wash. The pallet must be free to pass through the door.
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The house can make the box smaller. No special tricks for this is not required, it is enough to penetrate in one side of the entrance. Put in fresh hay house. It is also necessary to regularly change. In the cage must be feeders and waterers. Drinker preferably mechanical, which is suspended to the grid. You can make the barn.
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All other elements of the home where your pet is at your discretion. In the cell can be toys, ladders, mazes. Wheel Guinea pigs don't need. They don't particularly love him, and they have reasons for it — a weak spine. So that the wheel may be even harmful. The ladder should also be high.
Note
Conventional door hinge can be replaced by several loops from the Cabinet.

Cage put on a well-lit place, but not near a window.
Useful advice
Guinea pig in the cage should always be sticks and other items which it can chew.

Advice 2: How to make the most houses for Guinea pigs

Guinea pig great feel in captivity. But for this they must have normal living conditions. Guinea pigs love the spacious, sheltered from the draught of the cell, which has everything you need, including shelter. A small house without a bottom you can buy at the pet store, but you can do yourself. But if you are going to take their Pets to the country — need to take care of more serious home.
Guinea pigs need a comfortable house
You will need
  • Plastic box with size not less 20х20х20 cm
  • Plywood with a thickness of 1 cm
  • Reiki
  • Board
  • Hammer, nails, a jigsaw, handsaw
  • Impregnation for wood
  • Glass wool
  • Metal mesh
  • Wooden beams for support
Instruction
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As a house, which is kept constantly in a cage, you can use a plastic box of appropriate size. For this it is necessary to make an entrance. Draw on one of the walls the outline of the holes and saw out the entrance with a hacksaw or jigsaw. The bottom in this house is not necessary.
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If a suitable box is not found, construct a box yourself. Cut four squares of thick plywood. The size of the wooden house is about the same as plastic. It can be made any shape. Most importantly, to animal out there fits. One square cut hole. Cut 3 slats at a height equal to the height of the house. Nail them to pieces of plywood so that the slats were inside. What will the roof — depends on your taste. Pigs is all the same, so you can make a flat roof. Cut 4 more pieces of lath the length and width of the house. Cut the corners at a 45° angle, or make a donation. Connect the slats together. Will prekratite them to the walls of the house. Put them on the roof and prekratite her nails. .
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If you are going to take pigs to the country, take care of larger house. Make a wooden box with double walls. The dimensions of its interior correspond to the size of the cell. Mark the plywood and saw out of it 4 pieces for inside the house and 4 external. The outside cover is impregnated, so that the house is not rotted. The outer perimeter is a little more gap between the walls is 2.5-3 cm Gaps between the walls fill with glass wool. And a country house, of course, is the bottom. It extends, in order to maintain cleanliness and order.
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In the front wall of the house make the most the door. Tighten the metal mesh. In the rain you will need to hang this door in a burlap sack because pigs rain is harmful, but at the same time need air. The roof of the house, cover the top with roofing felt or other similar material intended for roofs.
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Assembled house nail 4 support. Support kopite in the earth on depth not less than 0.5 m. the pillars Themselves must be of length at least 1, 5 m (better to add another 15-20 cm). You can, of course, put the house and specially made for this table. Importantly, the design was stable. The house should not stand on the ground. Pigs love the heat, and the temperature in the cell even in the cold of the night should not fall below -5°C.
Note
The inside of the "country house" to impregnate nothing is impossible, it can damage the pigs.

The adhesive for bonding the walls of the house use is not worth it, Guinea pigs can be poisoned.
Useful advice
Guinea pigs would be better if a plastic box is dark in color.

A wooden house, which will stand in the cage, you can collect on the screws.

Advice 3: How to make Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs – rodents funny that day by day will delight your children and adult hosts. They don't bite like hamsters and rats, and can produce many interesting sounds, expressing their dissatisfaction and demanding treats. If you decide to have more than one Guinea pig, it is important to make friends with animals.
How to make Guinea pigs
Instruction
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Proper acquaintance of the sea pigs – a pledge of friendship and lack of injuries. Fans of these rodents it is worth remembering that you cannot accommodate in one cage two males. They will constantly fight for territory, make a lot of noise, throw through the bars of the sawdust. The result of constant conflict will be injuries and possibly the death of weaker individuals. Only male Guinea pigs that can live together - siblings from the same litter who have never been separated. Also close by when you do not have to appear any one gilt is a female.
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Two females may get along in the same cage if they have enough space. The age of the pigs, as a rule, not important.
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The male with the female to settle in a cage is not recommended. Pigs are in childbearing age is a month and a half after the birth and is able to bear offspring with remarkable regularity. Even if you don't mind the little furry piglets should be kept the female separate from the males, putting them together only for mating. First, when the male offspring will guard its territory that may result in failure for the newborn pigs. Second, immediately after birth, the female secretes a secret, which can provoke the male to a new sexual act. Not having to raise the newly born offspring, the Guinea pig gets pregnant again. Frequent childbirth ahead of time will exhaust the female and will greatly reduce the duration of its life.
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To properly introduce two Guinea pigs is easy. The first days they should be kept in different cells that you need to put some distance from each other. Every day cells can be moved a few inches, gradually bringing together them. But still close the grille to the grille, put houses pigs not worth it.
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Perfect Dating will become Guinea pigs for a walk together on neutral territory. Release the first one rodent, and in a few minutes the second. Be sure to vigilantly watch out for Pets. If there are conflicts, should intervene and place the pigs in different cells.
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Normal Guinea pigs are considered behaviour when they get closer, sniff each other, emit the characteristic non-aggressive sounds, fighting over a toy, running into each other around the room.
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