An Adaptable Cage Divider
The Wall of Silence can be used in a Jumbo cage to separate guinea pig groups or pairs and used with or without the coroplast insert based on behavioral needs. It can be installed mid-grid using cable ties. Coroplast height allows for appropriate airflow.
- Separating males from females
In trying to access the females, males may bite on the bars pretty incessantly in their desire to access the females. The Wall of Silence blocks their visual stimulation, as well as some of the female's scent. It is also recommended that 2 extra grids (not included here) be installed horizontally over the top to prevent males from climbing or jumping over the divider to get to the females.
- Separating squabbling males
You can remove the Coroplast and use only the grids when interactions are peaceful.
- Separating babies and mother from a fertile male
With guinea pigs under 3 weeks old, you can allow the babies to go back and forth between the father and mother through the divider grid holes until they are too old or too big, whichever comes first.
"I coined the term "Wall of Silence" for separating guinea pigs in a divided cage. I used this often in my rescue. I always had my "Wall of Silence" standing nearby for either emergency or semi-permanent use.
... Teresa Murphy, Cavy Spirit Guinea Pig Rescue
NOTE: DO NOT USE this cage divider in less than a JUMBO cage on a PERMANENT basis. The absolute minimum cage size for one or more guinea pigs is a 2x3 grid-sized cage.
"Wall of Silence" Cage Divider Includes
- (3) 14" Grids in black or white (safe grids with 1 3/8" openings). These will overlap.
- 4mm 10" x 27" Coroplast Piece in your choice of 15 colors!
This is cut to fit snugly across a 2-grid-wide cage.
- Cable ties that match the grid color for securing the new grids to the cage sides.
- Edging for the sides