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Hello. I have two guinea pigs, Gizmo and Chuck. At the moment, they are in a kiddie pool, along with their supplies and toys. I use carefresh bedding, which is proving to be an issue with them. You see, they like to push their little plastic igloo around while inside it, and this pushes all of their bedding to the sides of the pool, leaving none in the middle. I use the Carefresh bedding for my rats, but they don't push their houses around. I am very leary of shavings of any sort, but would they have a higher density and be harder to push? Also, I was considering putting papers down for them to use, since they can't push that around either. Any ideas?
 

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Hi, I use carefresh wit newspaper underneath (the carefresh for comfort, the newspaper to absorb in areas that they push the bedding out of. I havn't found any bedding that they cant push around, they like to re-decorate lol. Oh have you seen the cavy cages website? Bunch of GREAT cages you can make yourself for practically nothing.
 

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Yah, I've been there, but when I start a project I tend to get really discouraged and quit. I was thinking about getting another kiddie pool and some tubing to hook them together with. That way they could each have their own rooms.
 

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yeah, that works fine as long as you don't have a jumper, I've known a few that really leap lol. If you're worried about it though you could just cover the top of the pools with "cubes"
 

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A lot of people use fleece and/or towels, but they have to be changed and washed frequently. I've been using towels for years now but it's definitely higher maintenance than carefresh or shavings - I use two layers, top one changed midday and then the whole works replaced every night. The upside is Pigloos can be pushed around with no problems. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I used to use aspen shavings, and those stay put better than carefresh too, because they can be packed down better. They are dusty though.<br><br><br><br>
The C&C cages are so easy to make - I know it looks kind of overwhelming, but it really isn't! Go for it! A C&C would be a better option than two pools joined together, because they prefer one large space to run around in rather than smaller areas joined together.
 

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Are the C&C's you're talking about the cube ones? If so, I have tried every dept. store here and cannot find them. Menards, Target, Payless, Walmart, Home Depot, Kmart- can't find them anywhere!
 

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Yeah that's them. Do you have a Costco? That's one of the few places around here that carries them. There are also a few supermarkets here that have them (the big grocery stores that also carry housewares, kitchen supplies, etc.) There's a store finder on the cavycages website so you might try that. You can also use wire shelving to make the sides, just not quite as convienient because you have to have it cut to size.<br><br><br><br>
There's also someone on ebay who sells C&C "kits" that come with the coroplast cut to the right size, cubes, and assembly instructions, although of course you have to pay shipping then.
 
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