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23 Epic Homemade DIY Guinea Pig Cage Designs to Build

Homemade DIY Guinea Pig Cage Designs 

Guinea pigs might be cute and cuddly, but housing them is no easy feat. Sure, you can keep them locked away in a cage with the occasional outing time, but that is no way to treat a pet. Regular Guinea pig cages can not only prove to be too small, but have other potentially adverse drawbacks that may harm your fluffy friend.

So, what do you do? You can always build a custom cage on your own, and that too without spending a lot of money. These cages will have solid floors and also have enough space for them to move around and play. Today, we’re going to give you 23 helpful plans to build your own guinea pig cage at home. So, keep on reading

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Homemade DIY Guinea Pig Cage Designs 

1. Dresser Turned Guinea Pig Cage

One of the cheapest guinea pig cage you can construct if from an old dresser. Instructables provides a free DIY plan in which you can turn a dresser into your guinea pig’s house. The process of building this cage is straightforward, and the site provides a step by step approach that you can easily follow if you the list of materials and tools required for the construction.

If you already have an old dresser, you can easily start with removing each drawer. This project does not need you to buy too many materials, which should save you a lot of money.


More details at instructables.com

2. PetHelpful’s C&C Guinea Pig Cage

The Cubes and Coroplast, commonly known as the C&C cages are the most popular DIY guinea pig cages. Most importantly, you can build a sizeable C&C cage providing ample space for your guinea pigs to roam around at a very low price. If you are looking for a cage from the readily available cages in the market, you will spend much more for a smaller cage than your smallest designed C&C cage. Another best thing about this C&C cage is that you have endless possibilities to make a design of your own like an L-shaped cage, a cage with cube stands, a cage with tops, etc.

With all the materials listed and step by step instructions provided by PetHelpful to follow, you can easily make this cage. Moreover, after the completion of the project, there will be a lot of unused pieces leftover. With these, you can use in creating some other areas to make a rack or some other useful things.


More details at pethelpful.com

3. DIY Guinea Pig House

If you want to make a house for your two guinea pigs, consider this DIY plan from Instructables. You only need cardboards, non-toxic glue, and an X-Acto knife to make this wonderful project. You can easily understand the extremely low cost required to accomplish the project from the requirements of the materials. A detailed instruction is provided with a lot of illustrations to make them follow easily.


More details at instructables.com

4. PVC Pipe Cage

One of the most strong and durable cages you can make is from the PVC pipes. It might look difficult to make initially from the very look of the cage, but it is indeed a very easy process. Moreover, as per your needs and space, you can modify the shapes and sizes to make the cage. The cage can sit on a platform or the floor, but for cleaning purposes, the platform makes it easy to move.

You can use 3/8 painted strand board with plastic pebble finish for bottom and shelves to prevent warping which is cheaper than using plywood or plas-tex. Sahja provides a detailed list of the materials required and all the instructions to construct this beautiful cage for your guinea pigs.


More details at sahjasiamese.com

5. Coolest 3-Storey Guinea Pig House

With mostly ugly looking guinea pig cages available in the market, Instructables have come up with a special DIY guinea pig house plan which makes it look amazing. If you want to showcase your cute little pets, this plan will be ideal for you which you can also boast of in presence of guests. The accessories including a fence, mini-disco ball, and Christmas ornaments make this project look even more incredible. Simply, follow the step by step illustrated instructions to complete this task.


More details at instructables.com

6. Indoor Guinea Pig Enclosure

If you have a very low budget but need to make an enclosure for your guinea pig, this DIY plan will be perfect for you. With minimal woodworking skills, you can easily follow the detailed instructions provided with illustrations to make this project within a day. The best portion of this project is that you can expand the enclosure and it is very lightweight.


More details at instructables.com

7. Guinea Pig Grand Hotel

If you have a good space and want to make a grand home for your guinea pigs, consider this DIY plan. This design is not only gorgeous but also extremely durable which will serve you for many years. This design can be easily made with a budget of approximately $70 in about 5 days. The illustrated step by step instructions provided by Instructables are very easy to follow to make a dream gift for your beautiful pets.


More details at instructables.com

8. Guinea Pig House

If you have some expertise in carpentry, you can quickly build this guinea pig house from plywood. This project is also very cheap and a fantastic addition to your home if you can make this. If you have excellent carpentry skills, you can even complete this within a day. Also, if this is your first woodworking project, you can build this guinea pig house by following the instructions carefully.


More details at instructables.com

9. Guinea Pig or Rabbit Shed

This is another easy-to-build DIY plan from Instructables. Also, it costs very less to make this cage. It is also shaped as an enclosure which is very sturdy because of the wooden frames that are used to make it. Cleaning is an important factor while taking care of your guinea pigs and this model makes it very easy to clean for maintaining hygiene. Just follow the steps to make this guinea pig shed and it also has many other tips to consider while constructing this design.


More details at instructables.com

10. Homemade Guinea Pig House

With a budget of around $20, you can easily make this beautiful guinea pig house with the free DIY plan provided by Instructables if you already have the tools required. If you have little carpentry skills, you can easily accomplish the task within 2 hours. This model is sturdy and the wooden structure gives a sophisticated look to keep your pets.


More details at instructables.com

11. Guinea Pig Penthouse

This design is one of the most sophisticated models you can make. However, this process requires some expertise in carpentry. If you are a beginner, follow the instructions very carefully and then consider giving this project a try. The supplies for your guinea pigs including bedding, hay, and other stuff can be kept in the shelves below the penthouse made for the guinea pigs and you can close the doors to keep a neat look.

This design looks like a proper furniture. The list of tools and materials with the detailed instructions are provided which are easy to follow.


More details at instructables.com

12. Simple and Cheap Guinea Pig Run

This is another simple design which you can easily make for your guinea pigs, and if you are a novice at carpentry, this project is the ideal to start. The entire projects costs around $20 which is around 1/4th of the price of similar types of models that are available in the market. With few wooden frames, wire netting and screws, construct this large enclosure for your guinea pigs.  The pictures and instructions provided are extremely easy to follow.


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More details at instructables.com

13. Guinea Pig Hutch/Extension

If you are checking for a guinea pig cage with an enclosure and also have a low budget, this is the ideal plan for you provided by Instructables. If you are already skilled in woodworking, it will only take a couple of hours for you to complete this project. However, if this is your first woodworking project, you can definitely try this project as it is easy-to-build and also the instructions are easy-to-follow.


More details at instructables.com

14. Guinea Pig Cage with Easy Cleaning

If you want to make a large cage to keep all your guinea pigs and also keep all the pet supplies in the same unit, consider this DIY plan. With basic lumber and wire screen, you can easily build the cage and the storage space below the cage, allows you to stack all the pet supplies. This makes the model very functional and also the guinea pigs get a large space to move around freely. The project is also designed to make the cleaning process to be easy.


More details at instructables.com

15. Guinea Pig Hamster Cage Mansion

If you already have a playhouse in your home and your children are done playing with it, modify this one to create a mansion for your cute little-loved ones. It costs very less to make a few modifications and will look extremely beautiful. You can also boast of this redesigning of the model in front of your guests. Follow the easy step by step instructions provided with pictures to make this unique piece.


More details at instructables.com

16. DIY Hamster Cage [ IKEA Bin Cage]

If you are not able to afford the very expensive cages or if you are unable to find a proper cage for your guinea pigs in your area, consider this DIY plan. The project is very much affordable with the bin costing around $10-$12 and the other materials required include grid style mesh, zip ties, duct tape, and other materials which cost very less. You can also make a double-decker bin cage if you want. Hammy Happenings provide the detailed instructions to make this guinea pig cage.


More details at hammyhappenings.wordpress.com

17. Coffee Table Guinea Pig House

If you have a high budget and want to make a large guinea pig house that will look extremely sophisticated, this DIY plan is sure to make you interested. This DIY plan has been provided by IKEA Hackers. This guinea pig house can be made from 5 coffee tables from the LACK series. This beautiful project is fascinating and requires some woodworking skills which will add character to your space once completed.


More details at ikeahackers.net

18. Guinea Pig or Rabbit Hutch

Rogue Engineer provides this free DIY double story cage plan along with the entire list of materials required to make this beautiful cage. This plan was actually designed to be a rabbit hutch which can also be used for guinea pigs as well. It provides ample space for the pets to move around and is a great shelter for them. Moreover, it is extremely sturdy and durable which is sure to serve for several years.


More details at rogueengineer.com

19. DIY Guinea Pig Cage with a Loft

You will always love your guinea pigs to see them play freely around and not cramped for space. If you have a good space in your room, this DIY plan is an ideal choice for you because it is exquisite in looks and also costs less with great functionality. The pet supplies can be stored below the lofted area. With only coroplast and poster boards, you can make this beautiful model.


More details at guineapigcages.com

20. C&C Cage from Guinea Pig Cages

This is another C&C cage plan you can consider to make. This plan with detailed instructions and diagrams have been provided by Guinea Pig Cages. This plan is one of the most popular models as it is easy to make and also because it can be cleaned easily.


More details at guineapigcages.com

21. Wooden DIY Guinea Pig Cage

If you are fond of wooden cages, consider making this design. It is very simple to make yet beautiful to look. Your guinea pig will have a huge space to move freely, and if you are an expert at carpentry, this project will take very less time for you to complete.


More details at youtube.com

22. Swanky Hutch

This is a luxurious cage for guinea pigs which sports an elegant appeal. You need to be a great craftsman to build this splendid model. The Plexiglas plates used for adorning the second floor are removable which assists the cleaning of the cage.


More details at guineapiggies.tumblr.com

23. Wedding Bee’s 2-Level Guinea Pig Cage

This is another beautiful model with a huge space with a loft for your guinea pigs to play around. However, this model is not as functional as it does not that the space for storage of pet supplies. Also, it is comparatively smaller than the previously mentioned one, but undoubtedly, this can also be built very easily at a low cost of around $40 with coroplast and boards.


More details at boards.weddingbee.com

Now, you have the information required to make your homemade guinea pig cages. From the entire list of DIY designs, choose your favorite one and start building. They are all more or less easy-to-build plans requiring less expertise and money. However, apart from your desired style of the cage, you also need to consider the space you have for doing the right project.

Apart from the above mentioned DIY plans, you can also check for other plans online or may see videos on how to make a guinea pig’s cage. You can also gain a lot of knowledge from your research, but these are the simplest easy-to-make designs with a touch of style. Just shop for the materials and start with your tools to construct your favorite guinea pig’s cage.

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Sudarshan Kar

Sudarshan Kar

As Lead Editor of Homesthetics for almost a decade now, Sudarshan knows the website inside-out. His journalistic experience shaped the editorial and integrity guidelines that define the platform today.

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