The World’s coolest Guinea Pig House ever!

January 31, 2011 |  by  |  Blog, DIY

I shared with you Louisa’s last years birthday present, the DIY IKEA Grocery Store, and today I’d like to share the World’s Best Guinea Pig House ever!

When we bought our guinea pigs Emil and Sunday, we looked for a cage as well. But we did not see anything we liked, they all looked the same: boring & ugly!

So we decided to make it on our own, and this is how it turned out:

And here is what you need:

  • MDF Wood
  • Corner Brackets
  • Paint
  • Fabric
  • Accessories: Christmas Ornament, Mini-Discoball, Fence
  • Printed frames and images
  • Adhesive Plastic Foil (the rolls you buy to glue them inside your cabinets)

1. Cut the wood and paint it.

2. Glue the plastic sheets on the wood.

3. Cut hole for the stairs.

4. Glue round sticks on the stairs for better grip.

5. Print out various frames and a chandelier and glue it to the wall.

6. Attach the discoball.

7. Staple the fence {Dollar Store}

8. Hang the Christmas Ornament {Dollar Store}

We replicated our dining room;-)

We attached four magnets to the front wood panel, so we can easily remove it to clean it.

And voila! Finished. Hope you like it! In the meantime, Santa brought another Piggy and we will have to extend the house. I will post about that soon!

G’ day,

One Month To Win It


//xoxo, Sibylle//

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10 Comments

  1. Santana Degenhart

    Major thankies for the blog post. Great.

  2. Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips and hints for novice blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  3. This is really too cute!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

  4. Very cute! Might do something like this for my hamsters! But one question? How do you guys clean it? Easy? Taking it apart?

  5. How did you guys clean the house?

  6. Hi!

    This home is very cool, but to small!
    Gunea pigs need bigger homes! They love to run and in a small home like this, they can´t do.

  7. Not only is it too small, but the ramp is super dangerous. Piggies have terrible depth perception because their eyes are on the sides of their head, and they also have trouble seeing things directly in front of them for the same reason. Additionally, they are 1–% ground dwellers and do not climb. Sunday or Emil could easily fall off that tall ramp and really hurt themselves! They should be in a one-story cage or else the ramp should be wider/have a safety barrier.

  8. yes, this cage is way to small and should be used as a play house or make it way bigger. Also you should make the ramps wider so, they don’t fall. if you want a cage that is cool you should try building a C&C cage you can find videos for making on yotube

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