Finding the best cage for your indoor guinea pigs can be difficult. It is important to buy a cage that is sturdy, safe and large enough for your guinea pigs to be happy.
To help you make the best choice, we've looked at many different cages that are for sale online in search of the ideal cage for your cavies.
Do be aware that many on sale at pet shops and online are simply too small for the amount of room a guinea pig needs.
Plastic cages are usually the best option for indoor guinea pigs as they are safe and easy to clean although our first choice is on with a canvas base which we think is even better. Check out the cages we recommend - they are all a good size and will be perfect for 2 guinea pigs:
The top 3 cages we recommend
Here is a list of the best cages that are available to buy today on Amazon - click on the links to see what they look like, how much they cost and for full details.
- Guinea Pig Habitat Plus: Check the price here on Amazon. Includes easily cleanable and removeable PVC lined canvas base (Size: 120 x 60cm). This large cage is the one most people buy after coming to this page. See more info below including pictures of our own habitat cage...
- Ferplast Casita: Measures 119 x 58cm - See our review or check the price on Amazon
- Extra Large Heritage Cage: Size: 119 x 58cm. Has 2 front opening doors and a top opening plus a hay rack. Check the price on Amazon
Guinea Pig Habitat Plus cage
The Guinea Pig Habitat Plus is the cage we now recommend if you’re looking to house your guinea pigs indoors.
The reason we chose this as our best buy is for a number of reasons but it is the recommended size for 2 guinea pigs but can also be extended if required. It is easy to clean with easy access, simple to put together or store if necessary and it is a good looking cage which has the option of being used with or without the top panel. In fact its modular design puts it somewhere between a traditional plastic cage and a C&C cage but with the best of both worlds.
Habitat or Habitat Plus - what’s the difference?
If you choose to buy this cage, you will see there is an option between a Habitat and a Habitat Plus version. So what is the difference between the two?
They are both the same size but the Habitat Plus comes with additional accessories. The basic cage includes the sides and the pvc lined and leak-proof canvas base.
If you buy the Habitat Plus you will also get a top panel which is essential if you have other pets to keep your guinea pigs safe. If you don’t have pets, your guinea pigs would be safe without the top as they can’t jump like rabbits do and will remain within the cage.
A divider panel, ramp and ramp cover is included with the Habitat Plus. This means you can have one section of the cage for play and sleep with the other side for eating and pooping.
Is the cage big enough?
This is a good size for 2 guinea pigs measuring 120cm x 60cm which gives them a good amount of space (8 square feet). With guinea pigs, it’s a case of the more space they have, the better, which makes the expansion capability a real plus...
Extending the cage
One of the brilliant elements of the Habitat cage is that it is extendable. If you have more space in your home and can add another play area for your guinea pig, that is great! And it can be accomplished easily with this cage by simply adding a second habitat cage and linking them via the side doors which double up as ramps when two cages are combined.
In fact, you can expand your cage even more than that simply by adding more cages and linking them. This allows for many configurations and you can adapt them to fit the space you have.
Even if you don’t want to invest in a second cage right now, by choosing the Habitat you are giving yourself the option of expanding it in the future if you want or need to.
Is the Habitat easy to put together?
This cage is actually very straightforward to put together and takes around 15 minutes to put together. Thankfully you don’t need a degree in diy for this one!
Because it has a canvas base it is easier to construct the Habitat cage in the place where it’s going to be situated.
How to put together the Habitat Plus cage
Here are the 4 simple steps to putting together a Guinea Pig Habitat Plus Cage. For the more basic cage, just follow steps 1 and 2:
- First put up the main part of the cage - the sides.
- Insert the canvas base and attach the velcro strips that are attached to the base around the cage sides. See note below...
- Put the dividing panel together with the ramp about 14 or 15 bars in from one end. You might need to count the bars to make sure you get it positioned the same on both sides!
- Add the cage top and secure the clips around the edges and you’re done!
Note: If you’re using fleece liners, you can add it after Step 2 if you have 1 fleece liner that covers the whole cage. If you have 2 fleece liners - one for each end, you can do this after Step 3. We recommend GuineaDad fleece liners for the Habitat cage.
Is the Habitat cage easy to clean?
One of the great benefits of this cage is that it is very easy to clean.
The top unclips easily for removal to give you complete access to the cage. If you don’t need to remove the top completely, for example, if you are doing a quick spot clean, you could just open the top flaps at either end.
Advantages of the Habitat and Habitat Plus
- It is easy to clean
- It is the perfect size for 2 guinea pigs giving them enough living space
- It is expandable
- It can be used with or without the top (depending on whether you have other pets or not)
- Easy to store flat and takes up little space
- Makes separating different areas easy
- Fleece liners can be bought to fit this specific cage. We recommend GuineaDad Fleece Liners
- It can be used as a run too.
Would we recommend this cage?
We recommend the Guinea Pig Habitat Plus cage as our first choice best buy because it is so versatile and expandable with great features. If you're environmentally conscious, this makes a lot more sense than a more solid plastic cage (as well as looking more attractive).
The canvas base makes it easy to transform into flatpack for travel or storage, so it is a great feature. Click here to check the price of the Habitat Plus
Ferplast Casita: a review
The Ferplast Casita 120 measures 119cm x 58cm x 61cm and is a good size for 2 guinea pigs = this is one of the few cages that meet the RSPCA recommended size.
Don’t be tempted to buy one of the smaller similar products they sell as guinea pig cages. Smaller cages than this are simply not big enough for the space your guinea pigs need to thrive and be happy.
This cage has a lot more height than most which gives the cage an even more spacious area to popcorn and play.
This modern cage is well made and built with good quality materials. Unlike many other similar looking alternatives, the plastic is strong and durable. The rounded roof opens which makes it easier than a side opening cage when it comes to taking your guinea pigs out for cuddles and pampering. This also makes it a lot easier to clean. There is also a sliding door in the side of the habitat so you have the option of a top and side opening.
Accessories are included
The accessories that are shown in the picture also come with the cage. These include:
- Plastic food bowl
- Water bottle
- Plastic feeder for the hay
- Small house that you can fill with hay so your guinea pig can feel safe and secure.
If you would rather add your own accessories, these can be removed and replaced with some of your choice.
Cage assembly is easy
The cage comes flat-packed but is very easy to put together and if for any reason you need to store it, this will help you save space.
There are no screws. All you need to do is clip it all together, following the instructions, and it will all click into place, ready for your cavies to move in.
The instructions are detailed with pictures to show you what to do which makes this habitat easy to construct. Make sure you follow these step by step though so that you get it right first time!
Stand available as extra purchase
A great addition might be useful is the Ferplast stand/trolley, specially designed for this model. It keeps the cage at a good height without having to place it on a piece of furniture. The stand is constructed from a robust metal and has wheels so that you can move it with ease when required.
Do we recommend the Ferplast Cage?
The Ferplast Casita 120 cage is a pretty good for 2 indoor guinea pigs and gives you:
- Ample space for your guinea pigs to be content
- A secure and safe environment
- Easy to clean plastic base
- Easy to access with top opening as well as sliding side opening
- Feeding and sleeping accessories included with the cage
- Stand available as an additional purchase
Out of the 2 cages above, the Guinea Pig Habitat is the cage we would choose and recommend.
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