• Public Gallery  • Help  
• Join Now!  • Log In  • Feature Tour
 Guinea Pig Fun | Home > Crafts: Guinea Pig Fun > Feeding: Bowls, Water Bottles, Hay Racks > 
Hay Containers
This album shows the various hay containers that have been used in Kathy's theme cages.  The ones that have worked the best are the remote-control holder, the planter basket, and the ceramic basket. The other hay containers are by Alice, Calypso, LilyGrace, Lis, and Kristie's.  NEW photos added 12-3-12

Date(s): June 23, 2002. Album by Kathy. Photos by Various: see info. 1 - 51 of 51 Total.
Start Slideshow 
Enlarge photo 1
NEW: Kristie used a pet store cage base for her kitchen area. it fits perfectly in her 2 x 6 c 'n c cage. The easier entrance are the large "fiddle sticks" folded under with a piece of thick fleece (dollar store) on top. The hay rack is a toilet paper roll holder ($5 at Marshalls).

Enlarge photo 2
NEW: A litter box that has an opening cut carefully with a utility knife or box cutter for easy entry. The cut edges are covered with report cover spines.

Enlarge photo 3
NEW: Report cover spines used to cover cut areas of litter box. Cut to size and slip over cut edges of litter pan.

Enlarge photo 4
NEW: CD holder from thrift shop used to hold hay. May also use paper towel holder.

Enlarge photo 5
Sewing 4 A Cause's hay hammock

Enlarge photo 6
Lis' hay container with water bottle

Enlarge photo 7

Enlarge photo 8

Enlarge photo 9
Lis' hay loft

Enlarge photo 10

Enlarge photo 11

Enlarge photo 12

Enlarge photo 13
Lis' hay removable hay loft with ramp is suspended above the cage floor to allow use of area; the ramp is attached to the tub with nylon cable ties (the side of the tub near the top of the ramp is cut lower).

Enlarge photo 14
Wood is attached to sides of low storage tub with nylon cable ties; cup hooks attach to wood and fit over grids to hold in place. The sides are corrugated plastic and the back piece is attached to the front piece with nylon cable ties.

Enlarge photo 15
Lis' Hay Holder: place grid over PVC tube and mark where holes are to be drilled

Enlarge photo 16

Enlarge photo 17
Drill holes in PVC tube

Enlarge photo 18
Close-up of drilled holes

Enlarge photo 19
Attach diagonally to grid with mini-size nylon cable ties

Enlarge photo 20
Front view of attached PVC tube

Enlarge photo 21

Enlarge photo 22
Grid attached to cage near a liter box with hay

Enlarge photo 23
Hay hut by Coolcavy

Enlarge photo 24
Hay tub by Coolcavy; use dremel tool to cut out opening and then file edges smooth; make sure that any electrical cord is out of the reach of the guinea pigs

Enlarge photo 25
Bent grid secured with nylon cable ties

Enlarge photo 26
4" PVC T-tube

Enlarge photo 27
Stacking storage bin from The Container Store (legs cut off with bolt cutters to make it level with base of cage)

Enlarge photo 28
Another view

Enlarge photo 29
Holder for boxes of Saran Wrap, etc.

Enlarge photo 30
Corrugated plastic behind rack keeps hay inside cage

Enlarge photo 31
Rack is attached to cage grids with mini-nylon cable ties

Enlarge photo 32
This hay rack is my favorite

Enlarge photo 33

Enlarge photo 34
Kinko's paper box cut and secured to cage with small nylon cable ties

Enlarge photo 35
Calypso used a bent grid panel to make her hanging hayrack

Enlarge photo 36
LilyGrace made a tunnel hay rack from a bent grid panel

Enlarge photo 37
Ceramic basket

Enlarge photo 38
Ceramic plant holder.

Enlarge photo 39
Another plant holder.

Enlarge photo 40
Ceramic bowl that was found at a thrift shop.

Enlarge photo 41
Ceramic basket; handle is attached to cage grids with a nylon cable tie.

Enlarge photo 42
Pippi and Max enjoying some delicious hay from their new hay container. DO NOT USE WITH SMALL BABIES .. THEY COULD GET STICK IN THE HOLES OF A GRID PANEL!

Enlarge photo 43
Ceramic basket

Enlarge photo 44
Wrought-iron control holder: hay container

Enlarge photo 45
14" half-basket planter: hay holder

Enlarge photo 46
Back view of planter: attached to cage with cable ties

Enlarge photo 47
Wire basket attached to cage grids with cable ties; hay holder

Enlarge photo 48
Hay rack hung above litter box

Enlarge photo 49
Covered-corner litter pan used as hay container

Enlarge photo 50
Wire-grid bowl

Enlarge photo 51
Munching on some timothy hay