Pets are a common thing for most households today because of the joy that they bring to people. People today are more into small pets that are cute and cuddly. If you have one yourself, then small cages for animals are a must have for you and your pet. Small cages come in a wide array of types depending on the type of pet that you have. Common small cages include those that are intended for guinea pigs and chinchillas. If you have one of these pets at home, then you are in luck because I am going to describe the characteristics that should be present in each of the cages for these animals.
Let’s start off with C&C cages, which are basically for guinea pigs. These cages were innovated by a guinea pig rescue organization a few years ago. Ever since, they have become a top choice for consumers that had guinea pigs as pets at home. These types of cages were designed to provide enough space for many guinea pigs in a cost effective way. This makes C&C cages very affordable. The two Cs in C&C cages means cubes and coroplast. These two things are the materials used in making the latter. The frame and wire lattice parts of a C&C cage is produced from wire grids that are often used in assembling wire grid storage cubes. These wire grids take on a square shape that averages at 14 inches in terms of length on each edge. Coroplast on the other hand, is also referred to corrugated plastic. Coroplast cages are made from corrugate polyvinylchloride or PVC plastic sheets. These sheets are used in forming the litter bin or pan at the bottom of the cage. One of the best characteristics of coroplast cages is that they are weatherproof.
Chinchilla cages on the other hand are a necessity if you are to take care of a chinchilla effectively. Now, these types of cages may not be that attractive as to the reason that they are made with more focus on comfort, which is very important for chinchillas. Ideal chinchilla cages are those that are wired. However, one disadvantage to these would be their floorings but you can easily replace those with something more comfortable such as hardwood, pine, and aspen shavings. Aside from providing comfort, these materials will also serve as digging grounds for chinchillas. Chinchillas commonly dig in the wild so having these shavings on the floors of their cages will help mimic the feel of their natural habitat.