Hutches, Cages & C&C Runs

A guide to hutches,  cages & c&c runs:-

The RSPCA recommended minimum cage size for 1 or 2 guinea pigs is 1.2m long by 0.6m wide x 0.45m high (4ft x 2ft x 1ft6in) see:-

Details on size of hutch or cage required for guinea pigs:- 

Lots of plans for rabbit hutches that would be equally good for guinea pigs @ 

1. Rabbit Housing Manual PDF
2. Home Made Rabbit Cages PDF
3. 4 Rowed Rabbit Cage Plans PDF
4. 6 Rowed Rabbit Cage Plans PDF
5. Rabbit Housing Plans PDF


Dawson's Animal Housing

The Old Forge Works

Waterloo Street


North Yorkshire


Tel: 01423 701213

A great range of indoor & outdoor wooden hutches. These are good for their indoor hutch blocks but their outdoor hutches are a bit smaller than what we would recommend.

Delton Pets

Unit 1 Sandmere Road

Leechmere ind Est


Tyne and Wear


Tel: 0191 5211440 or mob: 07762 098906


A great range of wooden hutches & runs. I would recommend the 4ft x 2ft hutch @ £75 or better still the 5ft x 2ft hutch @ £90 + delivery but far better than made in China hutches that most pet stores sell. Please avoid narrower 1ft 6 in wide hutches.


Skyline Maxi XXL 1.2m x 0.6m cage from Zooplus. Suitable for 1 or 2 guinea pigs: £36.99 30/7/20

also at Bitiba £34.49 + delivery charge 31/7/20

Another great 120cm x 60cm cage but this time with built-in stand:- £95.61 30/7/20

Ferplast 120: 118cm x 59cm x 50cm £48.99 30/7/20

also at Bitiba £45.49 with free delivery 31/7/20

AmazonBasics Small Animal Cage Habitat Jumbo 124cm x 68cm x 52cm £42.99 31/7/20

Ferplast 140: 140cm x 60cm x 50cm £59.99 30/7/20

Ferplast Plaza 160: 160cm x 60cm x 50cm £74.99 30/7/20

Great 1m square cage giving your piggies loads of room. Size is 100cm x 100cm x 45cm. Would suit 1 to 3 piggies: £82.68 30/7/20

A great cage 150cm x 74cm x 65cm £119.99 30/7/20

C&C Runs

C&C originally stands for cubes & coroplast in the USA but in the UK it stands for cubes & correx.

How to Make a c&c Run:- 

Lots of pictures of other people's c&c set-ups from The Guinea Pig Forum:- 

Here's a link to a British company that sells c&c runs complete with correx 

Where to buy materials to build c&c runs.

We quite often have grids @ £1 and connectors @ 50p but if not you can obtain from companies listed below.

All the below links prices were OK when I listed them but please check first as some may have gone up & others gone down.


Perlo 38.1 cm H Shelving Unit by Mercury Row

Includes 22 plastic corner connectors and 16 clips



  • What you get with each purchase : 28 Metal (plastic coated) Sheets & 32 plastic corner connectors


Grendle Enterprises

S Owen

18 Farm Road



EX39 3BE

Phone:01237 - 423568

Listed as Black Mesh Cube Kit @£42.99 with free postage - You get 26 grids, 32 connectors & 100 cable ties 

Instructions for making c&c runs @

Templates for correx bases @


Listed as Safco Wire 5 Shelf Shelving Unit @£32.99 plus £4.99 p&p - You get 20 grids & 22 connectors. If you spend over £40 then postage is free. See:-


Where to buy Correx locally:-

Signs & Plastic Products Limited £14 a sheet (2440x1220x4mm)

The Pearson Building, Bright Street, Middlesbrough. TS1 2AA
Telephone 01642 246087


MK Designs £15 per2440 x 1220 x 4mm sheetx/

They sell a similar corrugated plastic sheet called Proplex. A 1200mm x 2400mm x 2m sheet is just £4.40. It's only available in black and if you buy 5 or more sheets it's just £3.95 per sheet (Prices correct 5/4/17). This is OK if you're putting c&c run on solid surface) 

B&Q do these Clear Polycarbonate Roofing Sheet 1200mm x 610mm x 4mm sheets which may be suitable for smaller c&c runs but could be taped together. Please check them first before you buy or order. They're in white & £9.25 each. The 1220mm x 1220mm x 4mm are £15.23
1200mm x 610mm x 4mm sheets

1220mm x 1220mm x 4mm sheets


To stop piggies chewing the edges of the correx you can clip A4 spine bars/slide binders along the edges to stop them biting the correx x