Decorating and customizing your guinea pig cage is the final and most exciting part of setting up your C and C guinea pig cage. C&C cages allow you to create a unique corner for your guinea pigs. It is time to let your creativity flow!
But creating a unique and beautiful place for your furry pets should not have to require expensive or hard-to-find supplies. You can simply use everyday items to pimp up your cage.
So here you go :
10 ideas to decorate C&C cages with everyday items
Small plants are a great addition to a C&C cage. They mimic a natural space - adding serenity and green to the cage. If they are edible for your guinea pigs (such as basil or parsley), they can also serve as a snack too! Be very careful to not place poisonous plants inside the cage of your guinea pigs.
Another idea is to use an extra C&C grid or two to top your C&C cage and create a shelf onto which you can place little cacti and baby plants out of reach of your guinea pigs.
2. Hair clips
Hair clips are a fantastic way to add some spiciness to C&C cages. They come in a variety of shapes and colours and can be easily fixed to the grids' bars to create something truly unique. Always remember to keep them out of reach of your guinea pigs!
Ribbons are a simple yet wonderful way to prettify your C&C cage. Select pretty ribbons to tie on directly onto the bars of the C&C grids!
4. Soft toys
Stuffies are a delight to guinea pigs. Many guinea pigs appreciate their comfort and will curl up next to them for a nap - the cutest thing ever seen. Soft toys can be placed directly in or above the cage on a grid. They can also be fixed to the bars of the C&C grids, using paper clips. If your guinea pigs start to chew them (rare but can happen), remove immediately.
Similarly to small cacti, small and light books can be added on top of the cage, on a shelf created by one or two extra C and C grids, as illustrated in the picture below. If you are trying to build a theme around a colour - let's say pink -adding small books with covers of this shade can bring the final touch to your work. Be careful not to pick books that are too heavy for the grids. Always test your set-up without your guinea pigs in the cage first.
6. Clip-on lamps
Anything with a clip can be easily attached to the bars of your C and C cage. That's also true for clip-on lamps. Lighting your cage will create a magical ambience in the evening. There are many ways to add light to C&C cages, such as using LED garlands or clamp lamps.
If the lamp seems to create too much heat in the C&C cage, increase the distance between the light and the pen.
7. Old clothes or pieces of fabric
If you are about to trash this old top, stop in your track. Use beautiful pieces of fabric to create a corner hammock or curtain. Your guinea pigs will appreciate this quiet corner, and your top will live a second life.
8. Postcards & Pictures
Why not select your favourite pictures or postcards from last summer and fix them directly to the grids of your C and C cage? Make sure to keep away from little nibblers though!
9. Fancy sticky notes or stickers
Everyone knows that stickies now come in a variety of shapes and colours but did you know that some stickies even feature guinea pigs? Here is an opportunity to let your obsession with guinea pigs show by apposing stickers on the coroplast sheet of your C&C cage.
The modular grids making C&C cages are made of steel with a powder coating. They are the perfect material to support magnets of your choice. Once again, make sure they are kept out of reach of your guinea pigs.
There are many ways to decorate your C&C cage on a small budget, with everyday items you already possess. Look for unusual or interesting things you can repurpose. Possibilities are endless! Always make sure to apply sound judgement, to never endanger your guinea pigs with the objects you place in or near their cage.