How to Make A Guinea Pig C&C Cage in the Philippines.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 , 4 Comments

I am fond of cute pets especially dogs and since they are high maintenance I have took a break from breeding pups and concentrated on business. But sometimes you just need a pause from all of the stress and play with some critter or anything that takes away problematic stuff on my mind.

Yes! After months of reading which pets are very low maintenance and also cute.. I ended up having new babies. Guinea Pigs!

They are cute, sociable and easy to take care of.  I have adopted a pair from a pet shop at Arayat Cubao.. well they were the last couple and I have been passing them for weeks and no one seems to want them. 

I believe in magic, so whenever I get a pet like my dogs. I took them because there was something, an instant connect and yes M-A-G-I-C! It may sound corny but that's just how it is with me and my happiness.

The next thing to do was to read more about them. Good thing there's a lot of articles and even videos online to help you understand your piggies.

One of the is their den or cage, We got a temporary bird cage.. yep a bird cage for these two babies!

These piggies have sensitive feet and needs a room for playing around though.. so the bird cage needs to go. Upon researching on some websites about Guinea pigs, they prefer to use a C&C den.. which was impossible to find here in Quezon City, Philippines.

Good thing a blog posted a guide, but the stack and rack is now phased out at all Ace Hardware branches.

So basically you need the following:

Wire Stacking Cube Set (costs Php1350 at HandyMan, but got this for only P960+ which was on SALE on that week. Available in Black and White)

  • Corrugated Plastic Boards (Php120.00 per piece at National Bookstore Main Branch Cubao)
  • Cable Ties (P46.75 at HandyMan also)
  • Cutting tools (cutter, scissors) 
  • Drawing tools (ruler, pencil, ballpoint pen) 
  • Masking tape


1. Assemble the grids according the size you want. you can make 4 cubes out the set. I only use up to three since I only have 2 babies and in case another comes it will just be fine for them.

2. Measure and cut through the corrugated plastic board so that you can create a box-shaped container that will fit inside the grids. For the three cubes the two large boards were just enough.

3. Put Masking tapes to bond cut corrugated plastic boards before you put them in the grids.

4. For the final touches cable ties at every end to support the grids from disassembling.

It took us almost an hour to do this and whole day to find the grids. Don't try to go to Ace Hardware and look for the grids, you'll be just wasting time. 

I added a division, in preparation for Pig labor days, but you can remove it anytime as well,

They love their new den and it also makes them happy! 

P.S. Don't forget the water bottles and food plates for your babies too! 
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  1. Sir saan branch ng HandyMan nyo nabili yung Wire Stacking Cube Set? Hanap po kasi ako ng hanap wala po talaga ako makita. Thanks po.

  2. Hi! I was wondering which branch of HandyMan you got the cubes from. Wala akong makita anywhere. :( Pls and thank you!