My two guinea pigs, Ginny and Sakura, happily shared this two-level C&C (cubes & coroplast) cage for over four years.
Adding the second storey to create a hayloft gave the girls extra room, and also contained most of the hay.
This hayloft used fleece and towels, rather than disposable bedding, like Carefresh.
Let’s face it — hay sticks to fleece. One little thing that helped quite a bit was to place a square of flannel underneath the hay rack in the hayloft. A matching square also provided a lightweight cover for napping after a snack in the hayloft.
A C&C (cubes & coroplast) cage is easy and inexpensive to build compared to buying a simple guinea pig cage at the local pet store. C&C cages can also be easily customized and changed. There are some wonderful ideas here:
An earlier version of this post can be found on the Guinea Lynx Forums.