Guinea Pig Castle Review – Buy Now!
Product: Guinea pig castle
Price: Click on link below for latest price
Product measurements: 13 inches by 10 by 10
Please note this product is only available to purchase in the United Kingdom
When I purchased this product, I was looking for something that had a second level, where my guinea pigs would be interested by it and be good for exercising. So this fitted the bill, as it isn’t too big to fit into a playpen or their home. They just love hiding away and they can be queen of the castle by going upstairs. It’s a great area to place hay into and there is enough room below for three guinea pigs.
It is easy to clean, by either spraying with disinfectant or what I do is use my trusted baby wipes. A really well made product where the glue doesn’t show up to be messy and is safe for small animals. Good solid wood has been used and there is a nice ramp that attaches by two screws.
To be honest the major disadvantage is your guinea pigs may find it hard to go up the ramp. It just has the indented lines, this might be fine for rabbits but guinea pigs could struggle. So I just cut a bit of towel and stuck it onto the wood and under the screws, to give them more grip. It does get a bit stained and a little messy, but again I clean that with baby wipes, so it still stays hygienic and clean enough. Also in the future it can be replaced with a new bit of towel. I only use the castle in the winter times when they are in the playpen inside, so it doesn’t get really messed up.
There is a lovely archway downstairs for them to go into and upstairs there is high enough walling to be safe. A couple of my girls have actually pulled themselves up at the top of the ramp. The wood in areas had been sanded nicely and by looking at the castle, a caring approach has been used to make the whole construction. Two guinea pigs can just about squeeze upstairs, so its not the biggest size you can purchase of this, which this seller does do, but it actually fits a good number still.
So Let’s touch base on the good and bad points
- Well made
- Good price for what I paid at that time
- Quite spacious for hay and guinea pigs
- Provides a second floor
- Detachable ramp
- Needs more grip on the ramp
If you wanted to, you could place a fleece pad upstairs so the urine doesn’t go onto the wood, but make sure it won’t move around too much. Whatever you do just place something down because it will be quite noisy as they walk on the wood and also you could put some veggies and hay up there, to entice them to go up, if they are being very wary at first.
I think what could be improved with this, is to make the ramp a felted one, just so it makes it easier and comfortable for them to go up. This is an adjustment that is probably going to have to be made, if you buy this. Overall it is a great product for any guinea pig to use, that will give them somewhere to hide and eat hay. The second floor provides more enrichment and I love watching them whilst they are up there. It will give them strong legs just traveling up and down the ramp. So if you are looking for a product to get, purchase this and your guinea pigs will love you for it. Mine really like using this each time its in the playpen.
Build quality: 9.5 out of 10
Guinea pig use: 9.5 out of 10
Overall rating: 9.5 out of 10
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