Best Guinea Pig Cages in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 25, 2020
Guinea pigs live long lives, have prominent personalities, and make brilliant first pets. Inside these guinea pig cages, the little rascals will find great lodging, whilst you will be able to maintain and upkeep them without investing too much time and energy into it. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The divider panel comes equipped with hinged ramps that you can also use as doors to separate the cage into two halves: play- and care-oriented. The PVC-lined bottom has been designed leakproof yet soft, offering great traction and protecting guinea pigs' sensitive feet. 

CONS

The cage is not easy to assemble. 

OUR VERDICT

MidWest Homes for Pets Guinea Habitat Plus™ is well-rounded, adaptable, and expansive. The product's modular construction enables countless configuration options. You can use the cage both indoors and outdoors, keeping cavies safe and happy. 

detailed parameters
Dimensions (W x D x H)

119 x 61 x 35 cm

Materials

Frame: iron wire

Bottom: PVC-lined canvas 

Extras

Leakproof bottom (washable and easily removable), Fully removable wire mesh top, Divider panel 

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The lid is transparent, so you can keep the cage secure yet observe the pets without any obstacles between you. The high bottom will contain sawdust and collect dirt (food remains too). The plastic clips easily prevent accidental and deliberate escapes. 

CONS

The clips are stiff. 

OUR VERDICT

Ferplast Plastic Cage is less complicated than most cages these days, which is where the product's advantages lie. You'll not have to worry about damaging/losing some tiny part that compromises the entire construction. The cage can accommodate hamsters and rabbits too. 

detailed parameters
Dimensions (W x D x H)

99 x 51.5 x 36 cm

Materials

Plastic

Extras

Transparent cover with a roof with painted wire mesh, Special closing system with plastic clips

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The bottle, with its non-drip enclosure, will prevent messes. The hay guard, attaching to the cage from the outside, will reduce crowding inside. The balcony provides an added dimension. Plus, small pets can hide underneath it. The tip-proof food dish will prevent messes too.

CONS

The upper level is not sturdy. 

OUR VERDICT
Can you afford respectable cavy housing when working with less than 50 quid? AmazonBasics Jumbo says that you can. Even the wire here is made from high-strength iron, not susceptible to rust and corrosion and not something that will start deforming with time. 
detailed parameters
Dimensions (W x D x H)

124 x 68 x 52 cm

Materials

Frame: iron wire

Base: plastic

Extras

Non-drip water bottle, Gay guard, Tip-proof food dish, Balcony with access ramp, Hide-away space underneath balcony for privacy

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The edges have been rounded to make sure the pets do not injure themselves. The non-slip pads that the connectors are adopting protect the floors from scratches. They also ensure that the cage stands still, preventing shaking and keeping the playpen stable. 

CONS

The instructions are lacking. 

OUR VERDICT

SONGMICS Pet Playpen ships you 36 wire sheets, 100 cables ties, and 12 non-slip mats, so you can turn the cage into the enclosure you need, creating multiple levels, expanding the size and compromising the height, practically any configuration is possible.

detailed parameters
Dimensions (W x D x H)

143 x 73 x 71 cm

Materials

Iron wire, Premium plastic connectors, Oxford fabric

Extras

Small safety enclosure, 100 x cable ties, 12 x non-slip mats and rubber mallets

Warranty

100% satisfaction guarantee

PROS
The loft den lets you interact with the pen without removing him from the cage. The twin doors provide access from both sides. The wheel is quiet and solid, so the pet will not be disturbing anyone's sleep and will not be able to push the wheel down. 
CONS

The water bottle is awkwardly located. 

OUR VERDICT

Rosewood PICO Hamster Home enables easy assembly, featuring clip-free secure corners that allow you to piece the cage together within minutes. Plus, the cage is not hard to maintain, raising the bottom to prevent the pet from spreading sawdust throughout the entire 'pen.

detailed parameters
Dimensions (W x D x H)

50 x 36 x 47 cm

Materials

Frame: painted iron wire

Base: plastic

Extras

Supplied with unique loft den (improved design), Drop-in water bottle, Food dish and solid wheel 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

MidWest Homes for Pets Habitat Plus

Numerous Interactive Configurations

The best pets deserve the best habitats, hence MidWest Homes for Pets Guinea Habitat Plus™. This cage is interactive, expandable, and constructed with meticulous attention to detail.

The cage's modular design offers multiple configurations and practically unlimited opportunities for expanding. Meanwhile, the sides, measuring 14 inches (35 centimetres) high, enable secure and comfortable access, making sure that guinea pigs have no issues entering and leaving the cage when necessary. Above, you'll find the wire mesh top, protecting cavies from predators. Splitting this top is the multi-access folding segment and the divider panel, along with the lock-in ramps/doors separating the care area from the play area.

Bottom line, the product is about as multi-layered as guinea pig cages can get, without even mentioning the PVC-lined canvas on the bottom, the part that defines this cage even more than its modular design. Leakproof, tear-resistant, removable, and easily washable, the canvas ensures brilliant traction and protects cavies' sensitive feet.

Because the entire closure is so intricate, some might find the cage difficult to assemble. Even so, the biggest sceptics you can find will have the hardest time arguing against MidWest Homes for Pets Guinea Habitat Plus™.

Review of MidWest Homes for Pets Habitat Plus Guinea Cage

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Ferplast Large

Eliminating Complications

Ferplast Plastic Cage eliminates complications. The spacious cage, measuring almost one metre long, will be able to accommodate not only cavies but also hamsters and even rabbits. Setting aside the wire net, the entire enclosure is made from durable plastic, tough and not easily bendable. At the same time, the model's high bottom will be containing sawdust and collecting dirt and food remains, making the cage easy to clean and upkeep.

Even the happiest pets contemplate escaping from time to time. To that end, the model's adopting an enclosing system that relies upon plastic clips to prevent accidental escapes. These clips are secure and reliable, maybe even too much, meaning that some might find them quite stiff.

There's nothing stiff about the wire net at the top though, promoting air circulation and keeping the cage well-ventilated. You can lift the roof to enable convenient access to the inside and, using safety hooks, you can also make sure the roof remains closed.

Without looking at the less-than-significant nooks and crannies, Ferplast Plastic Cage keeps things simple, which is not the worst approach when you're engineering guinea pig cages. The product is spacious and comfortable for both pets and owners.

Review of Ferplast Large Plastic Cage for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

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AmazonBasics Jumbo

Do not Forget the Accessories

When you glance at the price first, AmazonBasics Jumbo becomes difficult to criticise. Sure, the upper level is not very sturdy but, more often than not, sturdy enough to support most cavies. But, besides that, the cage is even more complex than premium models that cost two-three times as much as this product.

To begin with, the non-drip bottle prevents messes. To continue, there's also the hay guard that attaches to the outside, reducing crowding inside and offering convenient access when cleaning and refilling. To keep going, the food dish is tip-proof, allowing you to feed adorable little rascals without them turning the cage into some messy dump. To drop this before it gets obnoxious, the balcony (upper level) not only offers added dimension to the cage but also creates hiding space below, providing this hide-away area that pets can use for rest and privacy.

Measuring 124 x 68 x 52 centimetres, this 2-storey cage will accommodate multiple guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, even small rabbits (though, with rabbits, we'd recommend removing the balcony and the access ramp).

Once more, despite coming at ~40 quid, AmazonBasics Jumbo does not belong with the budget crowd, challenging and even outclassing expensive high-end models from certain perspectives.

Review of AmazonBasics Jumbo Small Animal Cage Habitat With Accessories

 

SONGMICS 2-Floor Metal 36 Grid Panels

Change the Cage

SONGMICS Pet Playpen does not look cosy, resembling an imprisonment unit more than some comfortable habitat. That being said, hamsters, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and most pets do not view these things from the same angle that we do, so we would not worry about that. We would also not worry about making pets uncomfortable because, measuring 143 x 73 x 71 centimetres, the cage is huge, huge enough to accommodate countless pets.

Using 36 wire sheets and 100 cable ties, you can experiment with different configurations, building large playpens with low height or stacking the sheets and doubling the cage's height, sacrificing the floor area. The rounded edges will be protecting pets from injuries whilst running around, whereas the non-slip pads on the connectors will ensure the cage remains stable when put onto PVC and wooden floors. Also, the pads protect floors from scratches.

Because there are so many moving parts, the cage will take some time to assemble, especially since the included instructions are insufficient.

Still, SONGMICS Pet Playpen is an easy decision to make when you know that you will be housing multiple pets and these pets will range from hamsters to rabbits to even puppies. You can buy multiple cages or you can go with this playpen and create different large cages yourself when needed.

Review of SONGMICS 2-Floor Metal 36 Grid Panels Customisable Cage Enclosure for Guinea Pigs

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Rosewood PICO Extra Large

More Elaborate This Time

Rosewood PICO Hamster Home is not as spacious as the cages we have reviewed before, capping at 50 x 36 x 47 centimetres. Therefore, this is not the cage we would recommend people who are looking to accommodate multiple large pets. On the upside, this product is more elaborate than those massive cages that are not offering anything but an enclosure.

Here, you have the loft den that will be enabling easy and comfortable interactions between the pet and you. To add more, the twin doors are offering secure closures and provide comfortable access from both sides.

All the ladders and the levels make this pet home much more enticing and entertaining than standard playpens without these parts, so even though the pet will be alone there, you will not have to worry about your little friend feeling lonely and bored. Plus, the wheel is pretty solid too, meaning that you will not be forced to adjust it every few days. Besides that, the food dish does its job and so does the drop-in bottle, except that it is not as easily accessible to you as you'd expect.

To sum this up, Rosewood PICO Hamster Home might as well be shipping with the Home Sweet Home sign because most hamsters and guinea pigs will love this cage with its numerous exercise and entertainment opportunities.

Review of Rosewood PICO Extra Large Home for Small Animal

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What Is a Guinea Pig Cage?

Guinea pigs are adorable little creatures, few will disagree. Plus, they make good pets. They're also pretty messy and fussy, able to differentiate between second-rate homes and appropriate lodging. On that note, we can introduce these guinea pig cages. Despite the telling name, more often than not, these cages can accommodate most pet rodents, from different hamsters to chinchillas to fancy rats. The largest cages can even house rabbits and, sometimes, puppies without making them feel cramped.

At times, these cages let you restructure the configuration, choosing between multiple levels, adding dividers, creating areas that separate play and care, and more. Normally though, you're buying rigid playpens that are employing different features to make them more habitable and less demanding maintenance-wise, from making the base leakproof and removable to adding different accessories, such as hay guards, food dishes, bottles, etc. When you also pay attention to the materials, the difference between middling homes and the best guinea pig cages becomes apparent enough.

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Publish Date: 2020-05-25 09:38:57