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My Guinea Pigs are kicking bedding out of their cage and I'm looking for suggestions on how I can minimize some of the mess. I do vacuum everyday, and for a while it looks nice, but then bedding and GP poop get kicked out of the cage and it looks like I had never been there. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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We kept ours in pens that had solid but clear sides, dh had a made a huge cage out of wood with a plexiglass front and screen top. All the mess stays inside.
 

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What kind of cage are they in? It should have a solid bottom, is the bottom corrugated cardboard?<br><br>
If you get a large piece (depending on the size of your cage) of CC you can create a bottom that has about 4 inches of wall so they can't kick stuff out.<br><br><a href="http://www.cavycages.com" target="_blank">www.cavycages.com</a> has examples
 

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We made a big cage out of those wire cube container thingies. I honestly can't tell you the name of them ebcause I don't know them.<br><br>
We put them together in a big rectangle so they could run, and then lined the sides and bottom with corrugated plastic. Corrugated cardboard is just going to get wet and gross, we tried it before the plastic.
 

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I'm sorry, that's what I meant.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We made a big cage out of those wire cube container thingies. I honestly can't tell you the name of them ebcause I don't know them.<br></div>
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A C&C cage, like I said and linked to at CavyCages.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a C&C cage and there is no mess not to mention it is way easier to clean than the pet store cage I had.</div>
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Plus, 99% of store bought cages are way too small. Cavies need a decent amount of space and they have to be on solid footing, not wire bottoms. Building a cage is easier and WAY cheaper than buying one of the same size.
 
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