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:- http://www.rspca-online.co.uk/guineas/needtoknow/accommodation/


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

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/guinea_pigs/tips/guinea_pig_housing.html 


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


Hutches


Dawson's Animal Housing

The Old Forge Works

Waterloo Street

Harrogate

North Yorkshire

HG1 5JD

Tel: 01423 701213

http://www.dawsonsanimalhousing.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dawsons-Animal-Housing/575624555786413?fref=ts

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

Sunderland

Tyne and Wear

SR2 9TP

Tel: 0191 5211440 or mob: 07762 098906

Email: deltonpets@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.deltonpethomes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/delton.pets?fref=ts

A great range of wooden hutches & runs. I would recommend the 5ft x 2ft hutch @ £85 + delivery but far better than made in China hutches that most pet stores sell



Cages


Great 1.2m x 0.6m cage from Zooplus. Suitable for 1 or 2 guinea pigs:

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small_pets/hutches_cages/rabbit_cage/120_cm_cages/83034


Another great 120cm x 60cm cage but this time with built-in stand:-

http://www.littlepetwarehouse.co.uk/little-friends-aston-indoor-rabbit-cage-with-stand-120cm/


Great 1m square cage giving your piggies loads of room. Size is 100cm x 100cm x 45cm. Would suit 1 to 3 piggies:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GHNM5KM/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_Sjuevb09JV6AA


Great 150cm x 75cm cage with built-in stand:

http://www.littlepetwarehouse.co.uk/little-friends-aston-indoor-rabbit-cage-with-stand-150cm/


This cage without stand is 160cm x 60cm:

http://www.worldstores.co.uk/p/Ferplast_Krolik_160_Rabbit_Cage.htm


This cage without stand is 160cm x 80cm:

http://www.littlepetwarehouse.co.uk/rabbit-160cm-large-indoor-rabbit-guinea-pig-cage/


Retreat XL - Overall measurements: 154cmL x 78cmW x 93cmH (inc. stand) 69cmH (without stand)

http://www.ideas-4-pets.co.uk/retreat-xl-indoor-rabbit-cage-with-stand-dyr6a


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:-

https://www.guineapigcages.com/howto.htm 


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

https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/member-gallery-c-c-cages-homemade-cages.53210/ 


Here's a link to a British company that sells c&c runs complete with correx  https://candcguineapigcages.co.uk/ 


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.


Wayfair

Perlo 38.1 cm H Shelving Unit by Mercury Row

Includes 22 plastic corner connectors and 16 clips

https://www.wayfair.co.uk/Mercury-Row%C2%AE-Perlo-38.1-cm-H-Shelving-Unit-MERW1368.html?refid=CRTUK321-MERW1368&CCT=E2C_PDPV_UK


Amazon

DOG (PUPPY) CAT (KITTEN) LARGE INDOOR RUN PLAY PEN CAGE

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AZVM9NU?ref_=pfb_4lal580ha3ak4nclci79j0k0ammc&tag=hydfbook-21&ascsubtag=pfb-P01-V01-O3-B55


Grendle

Grendle Enterprises

S Owen

18 Farm Road

Bideford

Devon

EX39 3BE

Phone:01237 - 423568

Email:sales@grendle.co.uk

www.grendle.co.uk

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

http://www.grendle.co.uk/web/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&path=78&product_id=115 


Instructions for making c&c runs @ http://www.grendle.co.uk/web/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=12

Templates for correx bases @ http://www.grendle.co.uk/web/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=13


Wayfair

www.wayfair.co.uk

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:-

http://www.wayfair.co.uk/Safco-Wire-5-Shelf-Shelving-Unit-5279BL-SAF1061.html

&

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wire-5-Shelf-Shelving-Unit/dp/B006SHL24C/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kh_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0YXVR11SGQ9E560TN18C


Where to buy Correx locally:-

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

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

Email:- mailbox@ssp.uk.com

http://www.spp.uk.com/

MK Designs
https://www.facebook.com/mk1designs?fref=nf £15 per2440 x 1220 x 4mm sheetx/

Wickes
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)

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Proplex-Surface-Protection-Sheet-1200mm-x-2400mm/p/118670 



B&Q
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

http://www.diy.com/departments/clear-polycarbonate-roofing-sheet-1200mm-x-610mm/241217_BQ.prd

1220mm x 1220mm x 4mm sheets

http://www.diy.com/departments/clear-polycarbonate-roofing-sheet-1220mm-x-1220mm/35461_BQ.prd



Online:-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Correx-Sheet-1-2m-x-2-4m-8-039-x4-039-2mm-4mm-Corrugated-Plastic-White-or-Black-/151110513091

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 https://www.amazon.co.uk/PAVO-A4-6mm-Slide-Binders/dp/B00JPJA7QY/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1544999672&sr=8-15&keywords=A4+paper+spine