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11 DIY Guinea Pig Cage Ideas

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Are you planning to build a DIY guinea pig cage? If so, here are 11 great ideas.

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My little boy loves Burt, his guinea pig (or cavy as some people call the cute critters). Naturally, he wants him to have the most magnificent palace and be the envy of all his guinea pig friends. He’s constantly building onto Burt’s already palatial estate – adding tubes, hideouts, even furniture.

Whether you’re expanding a critter house or starting from scratch, these DIY guinea pig cages are sure to give you some inspiration along with easy-to-follow instructions.

Read on, craft on, and let us know if you end up making any of these DIY cages. (I’d love to see pictures of your piggies, too!)


1. Ikea DIY Guinea Pig Cage

This Ikea guinea pig cage a wonderful guinea pig multilevel cage. All three levels of this beautiful cage total to 17.1 square feet. You’ll love watching them doing laps from top to bottom and vice versa.

You’ll find a lot of things in Ikea to decorate your house or turn into a DIY project, like this cage. Interested in how to make an Ikea cage? See the details here.

2. 3-Storey Guinea Pig House

It looks like a nursery to me. Doesn’t it also look like a little dollhouse, too? Instead of dolls, though, you’ll have your cute guinea pigs running around.

This one has a great design you’ll easily forget the boring ones you saw before this. As you can see, it has a mini disco ball and a Christmas ornament, too. Get more details here.

3. Coffee Table Guinea Pig House

If you have a coffee table you’re not using at home, then turn it into a home for your cavies!

Construct your guinea pig cage from 5 lack coffee tables, this is really big. It has dim lighting and even a multimedia system on top of the cage. Your guinea pigs will love you for this!

Learn how to make a guinea pig cage out of household items the tutorial here.

4. Storage Bin Guinea Pig Cage

What a brilliant way of using storage bins to make a spacious DIY guinea pig cage. Connecting the bins with tube holes makes for an even more huge two-storey cage. Easy and cost-effective.

Here’s a tip: If you choose storage bins with wheels, you can turn it into a DIY outdoor guinea pig cage! See the details here.

5. DIY Guinea Pig Cage with a Loft

This nice looking DIY guinea pig cage is designed for babyproofing. It’s made up of poster boards placing them in between the grids. The bigger the cage, the happier the little creatures will be.

Find the idea here.

6. Guinea Pig Corner Oasis

Give your guineas something to look forward to. This wooden oasis is just what the doctor ordered. If you have the room, try this! It’s pretty much a guinea pig village.

If you want to know how to make a DIY wooden guinea pig cage, find the details here. I also found this awesome special on bedding and food for your guinea pig!

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7. Guinea Pig Apartment

These wire storage cubes are positioned nicely to make the cage look like a mini guinea apartment. The simple lighting and colorful ramp enhance the beauty of the cage. Doesn’t it look so cozy?

If you already have wire storage and want to bedazzle it for your cavy, see the details here.

8. Simple DIY Guinea Pig Cage


If simplicity is your thing, then this rectangular guinea pig cage is for you. There are no ramps, no tubings, and no wall divisions. It’s just a plain and simple rectangular cage.

Plus, this DIY guinea pig cage is easy to set up. If you want to know how to make this simple cage, see the details here.

9. Guinea Pig Cage Made from a Dresser

Do you have an old dresser at home? A little bit of woodwork and some paint job can transform it into a two-storey guinea pig cage. To make this DIY guinea pig cage from a dresser today, see the details here.

10. Wooden DIY Guinea Pig Cage

Here’s a nice wooden guinea pig cage with shelves made from four square grids each. So lovely to look at and yet so simple. Watch the video by petpalacetv to learn how to build a guinea pig cage out of wood.

11. Holiday Theme DIY Guinea Pig Cage

The ramps on this guinea pig cage are another bright idea from Piggiepigpigs. They have hinges to lift the ramps to make it easier to clean what’s underneath. Decorate your guinea pig cage based on the season, and get him/her in on the festivities!


To know more about making a DIY guinea pig cage, watch this video from Alexandria’s Animals:

Whether you want to create an intricate cage or a simple wooden dwelling for your cute guinea pigs, knowing various kinds of DIY ideas will definitely help with your plans.

These wonderful guinea pig cage ideas help you think how you can customize your own. Be creative and figure out how you can optimize limited space in your home. If you have lots of room, then let your imagination fly on how you can build your own pet palace for them cute little creatures.

Did these guinea pig cages give you an idea of how to build one? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 27, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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