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Cavy Spirit and Cavy Cages
Welcome to the Cavy Spirit family of albums, including Cavy Cages!

Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.
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Debbie's 3-Story
1. Debbie's 3-Story  (October 28, 2003)
This is Debbie's 3 story cage with ramp. From Debbie: "The basic setup is made from cubes & coroplast. The ramps are made from standard 6" pine from Home Depot. The ramps are easily removable and are tight-fitted and use pressure to keep them in place. The ramp has traction tape (used for stair treads) to give the piggies footing and also keeps their nails trimmed because of the sand paper finish. Areas that would expose them to a fall are enclosed by ramp or the cube material. We put holes in the ramp for reduction of overall weight, light transmission, and observation of the piggies. We have had this set-up now for about a month and have not had any problems with it to speak of. The cleaning is done by removing the ramps and 4 hutches and the hanging hammock, we use a small dust pan and brush to clean the levels out and replace with fresh materials. It takes about 5-10 minutes to do a complete cage clean-up. The cage is very sturdy and can be picked up because all sections and corners have plastic electrical ties binding them tightly together."

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Great Guinea Pig Photos
2. Great Guinea Pig Photos  (November 11, 2008)
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Cavy Cages - Free Range - Joyce
3. Cavy Cages - Free Range - Joyce  (March 9, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album is of Joyce's Free Range set up.
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Cavy Cages - Hay Racks
4. Cavy Cages - Hay Racks  (March 3, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways. If you have any questions, please post them on the Cavy Cages Forum. Feel free to post comments in the guest book and on individual photos, but please post questions on the forum.
This album highlights photos of Hay Racks. Most of these hay racks are secured with cable ties, sometimes looped together. It's just easy to do.
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Lucky
5. Lucky  (December 31, 2004)


On Chrismas Day, as a family was gathered in their livingroom, they saw a large hawk come swooping in and land in the middle of their lawn. It had a white ball of fur that was "wheek, wheek, wheeking." It dropped the guinea pig which ran scurrying for the bushes. They ran out and with the help of friends managed to capture the terrified guinea pig. The hawk flew up to the fence and waited and watched for over an hour. Robbed of his Christmas Day dinner, the hawk finally flew away frustrated and hungry.

Normally, hawks make the killing strike with their back talon through the internal organs of their prey. This may have a been a younger hawk with less experience.
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Cavy Spirit Residents
6. Cavy Spirit Residents  (December 6, 2004)
Sponsor a Special Piggie!

These piggies are permanent residents at Cavy Spirit. If we can find a great adopter that would be willing to take any of these groups and provide them with the proper care and veterinary treatments, that would be great. However, those kinds of adopters are very rare.

Most of these guinea pigs are senior citizens that have health issues. Also, while a few of the guinea pigs are in good health, some of those are in highly bonded groups with other unadoptable guinea pigs.

We currently have 3 groups of permanent residents (12 piggies total):
The Tina Group (5), The Picachu Group (3), and the Lucy Group (4).
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7. Sick Pigs 
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Cavy Spirit - Poor Piggies
8. Cavy Spirit - Poor Piggies  (March 25, 2002)
Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

This album is of the piggies that come to our rescue in a sad state. Acorn and Thumper were dumped on the doorstep of an SPCA Thrift Store. They came to us a few days later. Photos 1-19 were taken when we received them on 3/25. Photos 20-32 were taken after coming back from the vet on 3/26. Photos 33-43 were taken a couple of days later on 3/28. Photos 44-63 were taken at Day 12 on 4/5.

Thumper and Acorn are now GREAT! They were back to normal in LESS THAN ONE MONTH. I didn't have time to take photos until 7 weeks, but they were quite fine in less than 4 weeks.
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Cavy Cages - Cool Ideas
9. Cavy Cages - Cool Ideas  (July 1, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways. If you have any questions, please post them on the Cavy Cages Forum. Feel free to post comments in the guest book and on individual photos, but please post questions on the forum.
This album highlights photos of Ideas to Keep Cavies COOL in the Summer Heat!
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Adoptables
10. Adoptables 
Want to Adopt a Guinea Pig or Two? Please see our adoption requirements and online application for these lovely piggies on the Adopting page.Some guinea pigs are available to be paired up with a guinea pig that you may have at home. But some of them are bonded pairs or trios and need to stay together. Please do not expect questions posted in the guestbook below to be answered. You must contact us via email or phone or online adoption application for a response. Please note that any guinea pigs currently in foster homes are so indicated with the town they are living in. We usually bring the guinea pigs someone is interested in to the main Cavy Spirit rescue in San Mateo for the adoption process.
PLEASE NOTE: COMMENTS that contain repeating letters or punctuation WILL BE DELETED! (for example: awwww)
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Events
11. Events 
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Cavy Spirit - Favorite Photos
12. Cavy Spirit - Favorite Photos  (March 6, 2002)
Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

These are some of our Favorite Photos. Please feel free to comment and make nominate candidates for the Favorite Photos Gallery!
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Hollister ADOPTED!
13. Hollister ADOPTED!  (July 15, 2002)
All of the Hollister Rescue pigs found new homes!

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Hollister Adoptables
14. Hollister Adoptables  (July 14, 2002)
Adoptable Guinea Pigs from the Hollister Guinea Pig Rescue! All of the Hollister guinea pigs are now either at the Cavy Spirit or the few listed here are in foster. The Cavy Spirit adoptable guinea pigs can be seen on this album. When Cavy Spirit has room, they will be moved from foster to Cavy Spirit. If you are interested in one of these guinea pigs, you can adopt them directly from the foster home, assuming you go through the Cavy Spirit adoption process. If you are interested in adopting, you should review our adoption criteria and complete an online adoption application found on the Adopting page. Please see Contact Us more information. We only do local (SF Bay Area adoptions). Additional photos of those that have already been adopted can be found on the Adopted album.

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Dana's Cage
15. Dana's Cage  (November 11, 2003)
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Cavy Spirit - Virtual Tour
16. Cavy Spirit - Virtual Tour  (May 22, 2002)
This is a very spur of the moment bunch of photos the day after we had to make room for an additional 17 guinea pigs! These shots are all before the hay racks get refilled with the new hay sitting in the driveway!
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Dirty Cages
17. Dirty Cages  (October 18, 2003)
How to NOT to take care of your guinea pigs
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Critters
18. Critters  (August 15, 2003)
Critters Magazine Article

See: CRITTERS To Subscribe or Purchase the Magazine.
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Hollister Rescue
19. Hollister Rescue  (July 2, 2002)
Hollister Guinea Pig Rescue (July 2, 2002) 187 guinea pigs were seized from a woman in Hollister on 7/2/02 by Animal Control Officers. She had been breeding them for 11 years. She "traded the babies to pet stores for food" -- presumably for money for food for herself (there were no other animals). They were housed outdoors, next to a trailer. The animal control officers found empty water bottles and empty food dishes and at least one dead guinea pig outside of the cages. As you can see, the technique used for cleaning cages was to throw new shavings on top of old shavings -- for a long time. In one cage, the pile of feces was so high, the hair on the backs of the pigs was poking through the rusted cage wire on the top of the cage as they walked along. The compacted feces and bedding was filled with maggots and worms and other gross stuff. HAC (Hollister Animal Control) also expects to find the carcasses of dead guinea pigs as they sift through the mountains of ancient bedding. The stink was overpowering. It took three HAC trucks to transport all the cages from the residence to the shelter. At the time of the seizure, she wanted her pigs back. And she wanted the officers to leave the cages and only transport them in small carriers. The pigs were supposedly fed rabbit pellets and vitamin C in the water. She has now officially surrendered the guinea pigs and we must find new homes immediately. As pregnant sows deliver, we expect the numbers to climb to 300+ guinea pigs very soon. Please visit the new HOLLISTER page for the latest information on the rescue and the status of the guinea pigs as well as how you can help.

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Cavy Cages - Grid Stands
20. Cavy Cages - Grid Stands  (March 8, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways. If you have any questions, please post them on the Cavy Cages Forum. Feel free to post comments in the guest book and on individual photos, but please post questions on the forum.
This album highlights cages on a stand made from grids.
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Adoption Events
21. Adoption Events 
Cavy Spirit Adoption Events
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Cavy Cages - Free Range - Misc
22. Cavy Cages - Free Range - Misc  (March 10, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album shows photos of a variety of free range homes.
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Monterey Rescue
23. Monterey Rescue  (September 9, 2002)
The Latest Guinea Pigs from Monterey In August LAST YEAR, 350 guinea pigs were rescued from a breeder who had been evicted from their home. They called the SPCA of Monterey to take their guinea pigs. These people had been breeding guinea pigs for biomedical research for 30 years. Most have been placed, but these poor guys have been living at the Monterey Shelter for a YEAR now!! They need a loving home! Please adopt one of these piggies and show them the love and attention that they've never had. Many of the Monterey pigs that have been adopted have made very sweet, lovable pets. You can still view the photo album of all the guinea pigs the day after the surrender, on Sept 1, 2001. We were there and got a lot of piggie photos! Go to the MHS album. Most of the white guinea pigs are FEMALES. Also, despite the lighting of the photo, they all have black eyes. BUT, when we went down to Monterey to get what we thought were the remaining 36 guinea pigs, they had just received in a new group of guinea pigs in very bad condition. The photos in the vehicle are from the trip back up from Monterey (a three hour trek). Photos of M1 through M20 were taken at MHS a while ago when we were planning on doing another trip with them. We will be checking those photos against who we brought back as as well as who is now at PHS for adoption. So, some of those photos may change. Currently ALL of these guinea pigs are at one person's home. She and her family are fostering them for us.

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Bay Area Shelter Guinea Pigs
24. Bay Area Shelter Guinea Pigs  (September 6, 2002)
Guinea Pigs at San Francisco Bay Area Shelters We are starting with the abundance of guinea pigs at the Peninsula Humane Society. We gave 8 from the Monterey Humane Society to PHS when PHS had none. A few others have been surrendered since. But, the big problem now (Sept 6th) is a recent seizure from a woman (not right mentally) of 36 guinea pigs that all have very bad mites that were found running loose in her house. No food or water. These pigs will be held as evidence for 14 days. Then it depends on whether or not she surrenders them as to whether or not they have to continue to hold them as evidence.

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Cavy Cages - Deck Details
25. Cavy Cages - Deck Details  (March 17, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album shows details of upper decks.
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Piggebago Road Trip!
26. Piggebago Road Trip!  (August 4, 2002)
The Guinea Pigs-A-Go-Go Rescue Railroad Trip
Jackie, Becky, Sophie, and Oreo (faithful companion) set off across the country on Monday, August 5th. The album starts the Sunday evening, prior to the trip, with final preparations. They returned safe and sound Friday at 5:30pm on August 16th. An 11-day, 5700-mile trip! One pig was brought back from the mid-west to go to Vancouver, Canada. One pig got mixed up and didn't make his destination and so will be finding a great new home in the Bay Area after touring the States!

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Hollister Guinea Pigs
27. Hollister Guinea Pigs  (July 4, 2002)
Hollister Guinea Pigs

These photos were taken the first day. We still have to edit this album and take a LOT more photos, but wanted to give you a chance to see just a few of the guinea pigs in need of loving homes.
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Cavy Cages - Closed Cube & Coroplast
28. Cavy Cages - Closed Cube & Coroplast  (October 10, 2001)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album includes examples of closed--or cat-proof--cages made from cubes and Coroplast.
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Cavy Cages - Hay
29. Cavy Cages - Hay  (May 23, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways. If you have any questions, please post them on the Cavy Cages Forum. Feel free to post comments in the guest book and on individual photos, but please post questions on the forum.
This album highlights photos of Hay & Hay Storage.
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Adopted!
30. Adopted! 
These are photos of the Cavy Spirit piggies who have gone to new homes. Adopted Guinea Pigs! This is certainly not an inclusive list of all of our adoptions because quite a few get adopted before we get a chance to get photos taken and published on the website. And we didn't start doing this procedure with the photos until fairly recently. But, it's nice to see so many adoptions. Just a note: we don't update the description with dates of adoptions. We just move the original photos and descriptions and comments to this album.

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Cavy Cages - Free Range - Kirsten
31. Cavy Cages - Free Range - Kirsten  (March 9, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album is of Kirstin's awesome Free Range set up.
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Cavy Cages - Ramps
32. Cavy Cages - Ramps  (March 4, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways. If you have any questions, please post them on the Cavy Cages Forum. Feel free to post comments in the guest book and on individual photos, but please post questions on the forum.
This album highlights photos of Ramps to Upper Decks.
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Cavy Cages - A Base and Stand with Grids
33. Cavy Cages - A Base and Stand with Grids  (February 27, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways. If you have any questions, please post them on the Cavy Cages Forum. Feel free to post comments in the guest book and on individual photos, but please post questions on the forum.
This album highlights photos of Kara's cage. She made a base using grids and a stand using grids. She has some allergies in their family. They lift the entire cage off of the stand and carry the grids with the coroplast outdoors for cleaning.
The bright little things at the connectors are cable ties or zip ties. They are plastic ties available at hardware and home improvement stores used to bind wire cords together to keep them from being messy. You can buy a big package of them for just a dollar or two. Kara used the zip ties to make the cage very strong by reinforcing all of the connections.
These photos also show how she made a hack rack out of an extra grid. She looped some cable ties together at the top. She cut some extra Coroplast for the back of the hay rack to prevent spillage out the back of the cage.
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Cavy Cages - Ramps Made Easy
34. Cavy Cages - Ramps Made Easy  (December 22, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways. If you have any questions, please post them on the Cavy Cages Forum. Feel free to post comments in the guest book and on individual photos, but please post questions on the forum.
This album focuses on ONE RAMP DESIGN that is VERY EASY-to-MAKE, SAFE, EASY-to-CLEAN, provides MAXIMUM FLOOR SPACE, and is NOT TOO STEEP for your guinea pigs. They will use this ramp and you can make it in a snap or a bend.
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CavyCages/DebbeysCage
35. CavyCages/DebbeysCage  (February 3, 2003)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album is Debbey's "Childs Play" 3-story cage.
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Cavy Cages - Free Range -  Snaggletooth
36. Cavy Cages - Free Range -  Snaggletooth  (September 20, 2001)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album shows photos of Snaggletooth and his pal's freerange home which is based on a staircase platform.
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Calypso's Cozy Cavy Cafe
37. Calypso's Cozy Cavy Cafe  (March 10, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
Calypso's Cozy Cavy Cafe
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Hollister Story Unfolds
38. Hollister Story Unfolds  (July 15, 2002)
Hollister Guinea Pig Rescue

This album is a chronological unfolding as the pigs were moved from Hollister and the Peninsula Humane Society. The names are withheld to protect the innocent?
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Cavy Cages - Bunk Bed Cage
39. Cavy Cages - Bunk Bed Cage  (June 29, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
Jade's Bunk Bed Cage which includes some great ideas for recycling inexpensive items into cavy cage accessories. For more info on this cage, see this Cavies Galore thread.
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Cavy Cages - Free Range - Lynx
40. Cavy Cages - Free Range - Lynx  (March 9, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album is of Lynx's awesome Free Range set up. You can read more about her environment at her web page.
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Permanent Residents
41. Permanent Residents  (November 12, 2003)
These guinea pigs are pretty much considered permanent residents at Cavy Spirit. Most would be adoptable, but only to a special home to someone with significant guinea pig experience willing to provide proper and on-going vet care. Some of these pigs are senior citizens and have been with us too long to rehome. Some have some on-going medical issues and a couple we are suspicious about with future medical issues. A few are otherwise healthy, but we won't split up a bonded pair or group if one has issues.

Our vet bills are high as we continue to provide excellent care for these animals. Any contributions are greatly appreciated.
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Sexing
42. Sexing  (November 1, 2003)

Photos from birth to adulthood, females are titled in pink and on the left, males in blue. Click on the photo for a larger view. Please do not post questions in the guestbook, they are not answered.

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Cavy Cages - Stairway to Heaven
43. Cavy Cages - Stairway to Heaven  (September 14, 2001)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album shows photos of a custom staircase built for 3 lucky piggies. The bottom cage is 3 grids by 6 grids, the top is a custom plexiglass cage about 8 sq feet in size.
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Cavy Spirit Surrenders
44. Cavy Spirit Surrenders  (May 7, 2003)
Guinea pigs surrendered to Cavy Spirit
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Cavy Cages - Free Range - Dawnda
45. Cavy Cages - Free Range - Dawnda  (March 16, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album shows photos of Dawnda's evolution from cage to cage and free range.
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Cam Album
46. Cam Album  (June 11, 2002)
Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

These are saved snaps from our webcam!

Don't forget to CLICK the NEXT 15 or SHOW ALL! Or better yet, click on Start Slide Show and let the computer flip through for you.
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2003 PHS Awards
47. 2003 PHS Awards  (February 22, 2003)
Jackie, Becky, Sophie and Jay won the 2003 Irene Brady award from the PHS for their major contributions to the Hollister rescue and the Guinea-Pig-A-Go-Go trip across the country.
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Cavy Cages - Divided cages
48. Cavy Cages - Divided cages  (March 17, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album includes examples of cages that have been divided to accommodate two or more different groups of guinea pigs.
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Cavy Spirit - Misc. Piggie Photos
49. Cavy Spirit - Misc. Piggie Photos  (June 9, 2002)
Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

These are miscellaneous photos of guinea pigs that have been through Cavy Spirit. These guinea pigs are not currently adoptable. For the Adoptables, please visit this album: Adoptables
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Cavy Spirit - Phoenix
50. Cavy Spirit - Phoenix  (September 21, 2001)
Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

Phoenix is named in the hope of him rising from the ashes of his genetic cesspool and having a decent life. His brother was stillborn with more obvious deformities.
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Cavy Spirit - Pet Club in San Mateo
51. Cavy Spirit - Pet Club in San Mateo  (September 3, 2001)
Photos taken Sunday, 9/2/01.
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Cavy Spirit - Pet Club San Jose
52. Cavy Spirit - Pet Club San Jose  (September 30, 2001)
Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

Cage with 6 guinea pigs before the female (now probably pregnant) was removed. That's a 1/2 square foot per pig. Plastic slatted bottom. They were fighting heavily over the newly filled water bottles which were bone dry and probably empty for days.
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Cavy Cages - Just stuff
53. Cavy Cages - Just stuff  (March 25, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
Just stuff ALL COPYRIGHTED
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2003 Petco Protest
54. 2003 Petco Protest  (February 22, 2003)
Petco protest at Redwood City Petco on February 22, 2003.
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Cavy Cages - Miscellaneous Photos
55. Cavy Cages - Miscellaneous Photos  (March 8, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album is of photos submitted to us or with permission to publish that are not a Cubes and Coroplast design, but have no website home to provide a link to. The fact that these cages are here does not imply that we endorse or recommend them. They may meet the published cage standards or they may not. They are here to inspire you with ideas.
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Cavy Cages - Free Range - Bouba
56. Cavy Cages - Free Range - Bouba  (March 10, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album shows photos of Bouba and Company's free range home.
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Cavy Cages - Da-Mars Custom Cage
57. Cavy Cages - Da-Mars Custom Cage  (March 6, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways. If you have any questions, please post them on the Cavy Cages Forum. Feel free to post comments in the guest book and on individual photos, but please post questions on the forum.
This album is about our custom commercial cage experience. We ordered this cage, 30" x 36" from Da-Mars. A larger version of the one they normally sell. We asked for a top loading door. We thought that would be better than the front, and we asked for 6" side (urine guards) so we wouldn't have the same complaint we have with the other commercial cages with the pans being to shallow. We also chose a cage size that would be comparable to Martin's large 30" x 36" cage so they could be compared.
We did not want to go the trouble to complete the cage set up with bedding and pigs and whatnot. It would have been a complete and total waste of time for us as we have no intention of keeping this cage. As it is, it was a bit of an expense and an effort to prove a point and satisfy our curiousity. Lesson learned? Breeder cages are breeder cages. Plain and simple. Breeder cages are not pet cages and should not be confused as such.

This cage offers no redeeming value as a pet cage over other solutions presented on Cavy Cages.
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Monterey Humane Society 2001 Rescue
58. Monterey Humane Society 2001 Rescue  (September 2, 2001)
Guinea Pig Rescue at the SPCA of Monterey (http://www.spcamc.org) in California of 350+ guinea pigs that were being bred for animal testing at various labs and schools. These photos are prior to adoptions. For the latest information on adoptions, please contact Lisa Giesick, at MHS (877) 477-2262 ext. 236 (lgiesick@spcamc.org). These photos were taken at the SPCA in Monterey a couple of days after the rescue, but before the bulk of the activity on adoptions started. For more on the story. . . see this article on Cavy Spirit.
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SkinnyPigParty
59. SkinnyPigParty  (December 27, 2003)
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Sexing Photos
60. Sexing Photos  (November 10, 2003)

Photos from birth to adulthood, females are titled in pink, males in blue. Click on the photo for a larger view. Please do not post questions in the guestbook, they are not answered.

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Poor Piggie Graphics
61. Poor Piggie Graphics  (August 20, 2004)
Experimenting with some graphics to be included in a collage or used for other purposes. These are NOT photos of current guinea pigs for adoption.
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Cavy Cages - Open Cube & Coroplast Cages
62. Cavy Cages - Open Cube & Coroplast Cages  (September 21, 2001)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
This album includes examples of open cages made from cubes and Coroplast.
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Cavy Cages - Linoleum Base
63. Cavy Cages - Linoleum Base  (March 9, 2002)
Cavy Cages is a Guinea Pig Cages website providing information on proper guinea pig cages and sizes. Before you buy a cage, check out this website. The Cubes and Coroplast design is superior in many ways.
Absolutely, positively can't find Coroplast? Linoleum works also. It won't last quite as long and if the cage is long, may put some pressure on the middle grid walls, but it is still workable. You also may want to be very sure that they don't nibble on edges. See the options page for ideas on preventing chewing.
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Cavy Spirit - Wilma
64. Cavy Spirit - Wilma  (September 23, 2001)
Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

Wilma is one of the Monterey Mommas from a breeder for labs with who knows what kind of breeding practices, but definitely inbreeding has contributed to her problems. The large baby came first as a breech birth (feet first). She needed help getting that first baby out which was stillborn, underdeveloped, and deformed. Then came the second--Phoenix. Phoenix' story is on the web site.

Please post any breeding comments on the Forum available from the Cavy Rescue site. Thank you.
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Bumblefoot
65. Bumblefoot  (July 16, 2002)
Cavy Spirit is a Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption home. We take in abandoned guinea pigs and place them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes. We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. We had so many guinea pigs from the Hollister rescue with BUMBLEFOOT, we have created a separate album to display the photos. And this isn't all of them. For more information on Bumblefoot and how to treat it, please see this Guinea Lynx page.

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At other rescues
66. At other rescues 
These guinea pigs are in other rescues at other Bay Area locations.
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Trouble
67. Trouble  (December 2, 2005)
Nose problem
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Babies January 2007
68. Babies January 2007  (January 29, 2007)
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Washington State Adoptables
69. Washington State Adoptables  (January 20, 2003)
These are some Cavy Spirit piggies who have made a big move to Washington State!

These piggies have gone home with Linda for fostering, and will be placed into new, permanent homes. We hope they find their new homes very soon!

These cavies are available in Olympia, Tacoma/Puyallup area and Auburn. If you are interested in adopting one of these great piggies, please contact Linda at kleenmama@aol.com.
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