Price: $236.97

    The XL Cagetopia Cage with a Wide Loft provides a ton of space in the 6 1/2 feet of length needed. But the arm reach under the wide loft is tough for cleaning and getting your guinea pigs out for play or care.

    We suggest offsetting it by one grid as shown here. If you decide to offset it, instead of this item, you'll need these two items instead:

    OR, our French Doors can provide some access relief, but it takes a bit more work and it's still a challenge getting your pigs out. Offsetting the wide loft is preferable if you can manage it.

    Item #: CAGE-XL-WL-CVR
    Availability: In Stock

    XL Cage Dimensions

    • Lower level = 27" x 71" = about 13 Square Feet of space.
    • Upper level = about 4.5 Square Feet of additional space
    • Total = about 17.5 Square Feet of cage space
    • Exterior: 30" x 76" when assembled = you will need a table space of about 2.5 feet by 6.5 feet to accommodate this cage.

    Upper Levels are Good For

    • Providing variety to your guinea pigs to help reduce boredom.
    • A potential Kitchen or Hay area separate from the main cage area. But please note, not all guinea pigs will want to use this.
    • A get-away area for some guinea pig pairs or groups who may not get along all the time. When one guinea pig can get out of sight from another, that can go a long way towards keeping the peace and keeping harassment down.

    Images & Portal Opening

    Please note that some images show our older style of loft which shows a standard grid at the top of the ramp. All deluxe cages now come with TWO Portal Grids. One placed horizontally for the ramp cut out, and one to put vertically at the top of the ramp. The Portal opening at the top of the ramp can be covered if desired with the optional Mini-Grid Portal Guard. The Portal opening allows the ramp to swing up for easier cleaning and access.

    Upper Levels are Good For

    • Providing variety to your guinea pigs to help reduce boredom.
    • Providing a ceiling for the kitchen area below which will give them a better sense of security for relaxing, eating and pottying.
    • A get-away area for some guinea pig pairs or groups who may not get along all the time. When one guinea pig can get out of sight from another, that can go a long way towards keeping the peace and keeping harassment down.
    • Exercises different muscles than flat running, which can help keep them more toned and healthy.

    Upper Level Things to Consider

    • Older, senior guinea pigs typically lose their interest in going up a ramp to an upper level. Some are not able to as arthritis can bother guinea pigs, just like it can with people.
    • Not all guinea pigs will want to use a ramp. It can take patience (as in days or weeks) to get a guinea pig to change and adapt. Do not expect overnight results when adding an upper level. Training with pieces of food can help.

    Counting Cage Space

    Please keep in mind that you should only count the lower level when determining how much cage space is required for your guinea pigs. Upper levels DO NOT COUNT in determining how much space you are providing. They are used occasionally and sometimes not at all by some or all of your guinea pigs.

    Coro Height Preference

    This refers to the HEIGHT of the COROPLAST on ONE long-side of the cage -- for the back wall.

    • 6" (inches) is standard. 6" sides all the way around maximizes ventilation and visibility, and it is generally high enough to keep in bedding for most guinea pigs. Also, a water bottle spout resting on the top of the 6" Coroplast is a good height for guinea pigs to drink from.
    • 12" (inches) is good if the long side of your cage is going up against a wall. This helps prevent hay (and in some cases bedding) from being kicked up and getting stuck against the wall. You can always cut it down later if you decide it doesn't work for you. The 12" option is just to help you keep your floor and wall cleaner in some circumstances.

    NOTE: We do NOT offer 12" walls all the way around because we do NOT recommend it. It cuts off too much air circulation for the guinea pigs.
    In addition, even if you wanted it regardless of our advice, coroplast
    is only 48 inches wide and that would require 51 inches.

    Deluxe Covered Cage Kit Includes

    • (42) 14" Powder coated Grids in black or white (safe grids with 1 3/8" openings)
    • (38) Connectors in black or white
    • (1) Extendable Ultra Rod Set (extends 38" to 54": 2 rod pieces & 2 end caps per set) in black or white, matching the grid color
    • (1) C&C Wonder Bar for support (29"x1" custom-designed by us for C&C Cages) in black or white, matching the grid color
    • 4mm Coroplast bottom in your choice of 16 colors! The base and loft are cut and scored so you only have to secure the flaps with the rivets provided. (Coroplast base is scored and folded for shipping, which makes an indented "crush" line, but it does not affect the function of the cage. It's barely noticeable when fully assembled.)
    • Rivets for fastening all Coroplast flaps
    • 27" Ramp in Coroplast color of your choice and edging to match grid color with grey Carpet.
    • Cable ties that match the grid color. (Using cable ties to reinforce the grid connections helps make the cage extra tight and super secure.)
    • Easy-to-follow, color assembly instructions with photos
    • Two-page Guinea Pig Care Sheet

    Optional

    • 1 Mini Grid with clip and cable ties

    Please NOTE about the Cage Bottom

    The cage does not have grids on the bottom. They are unnecessary. The cage is designed to sit nicely on a flat surface -- a table top, a desk, the floor (if it's draft-free), etc.

    However, if you desire, you can make a cage stand out of grids. Please see our matching XL Cage Stand if you are interested in a cage stand.


    ASSEMBLY

    We include detailed instructions with every kit, but if you have questions, we are always more than happy to help you out! Just contact us--pop us a note with your phone number and we will call you back as soon as possible with in-person assistance!

    PLACEMENT

    Please do not put the Coroplast directly on a hardwood floor. Moisture from the air and/or wood can get trapped and has nowhere to go and hence can cause sweating -- which has NOTHING to do with the quality or character of the cage. Nor is the cage leaking. All you have to do is put something absorbent down first like a towel or carpet and set the cage bottom on that instead of directly on wood.

    NEW! Rivets on the Flaps!

    • We've updated our cage design to make it even easier and more secure than ever! All of our Coroplast bases now come with nice, clean holes -- professionally punched in the appropriate locations. We include our new, easy-snap-in plastic rivets for securing the base. 
    • The rivets, while very secure when in place, can also be popped back open with a little separation pressure should you need to dissemble your cage and are generally reuseable.

    holes in coroplast flaps for rivets  rivets in coroplast flaps

    How many Guinea Pigs will fit in a 2x5?

    • Up to 3 adult guinea pigs comfortably. It varies a bit depending upon your group. This is actually the recommended size for 2 males. Males typically need a bit more room than females. They need space to get away from each other when they want to.
    • It would be possible to house a larger, well-bonded group of 4, perhaps as many as 5, but that would really be pushing it.
    • ONE guinea pig needs at least a 2x3 grid-sized cage. This cage could temporarily be divided to accommodate splitting a bickering pair or separating a male and female. You just need a Cage Divider or our "Wall of Silence" down the middle of a 2x5 to instantly create two 2x2.5 grid cages. But, as we really recommend a 2x3 for even one guinea pig, using this cage to separate them should be a temporary situation.

    Select your Options!

    Coro Base Color:
    • Cream
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    • Red
    • Pink
    • Lime
    • Light Blue
    • Green
    • Brown
    • Purple
    • Royal Blue
    • Navy
    • Black
    • Silver/Gray
    • Translucent
    • White


    Grid Color:
    • White
    • Black


    Coro Height:
    • Standard 6" sides
    • Backwall=12" / 3 sides=6"

    Coro bases with 10" walls are NOT returnable and NOT available on LOFTS.


    Coro Loft Color:
    • Cream
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    • Red
    • Pink
    • Lime
    • Light Blue
    • Green
    • Brown
    • Purple
    • Royal Blue
    • Navy
    • Black
    • Silver/Gray
    • Translucent
    • White


    Coro Ramp Color:
    • Cream
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    • Red
    • Pink
    • Lime
    • Light Blue
    • Green
    • Brown
    • Purple
    • Royal Blue
    • Navy
    • Black
    • Silver/Gray
    • Translucent
    • White


    Mini-Grid Portal Guard:
    • None
    • 1 Mini-Grid to cover 1 ramp entrance

    For covered cages with a vertical Portal Grid at the top of the ramp. These Mini-Grids keep out inquisitive cats at the Portal opening. Each Mini-Grid includes one clip and zip ties. (more Mini-Grid Portal Guard info here)


    I KNOW this cage will fit in my space!


    I've read the cage dimensions and have measured my space. GRIDS are 14", NOT a 12" FOOT! For example: 2x4 Grids needs 2.5 x 5 FEET of space.


    Quantity:

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating of 2 Reviews:
    Virginia

    3 ladies calling this home now

    Product:
    Service:
    Room to pop all over here... Don't forget the stand though and double the stand order if you have larger than a small dog...(Have medium size dogs and 2 cats and the piggies seem unfazed and well protected from the other critters). My cats cannot find comfort on top and have given up the curiosity the piggies create... Multiple packages in delivery but this is expected for this large of a delivery... Well done!

    Phillipsburg, NJ, United States.

    Really nice!

    Product:
    Service:
    Love this cage, I got it for my one guinea pig, Apollo. Hoping to get him a buddy soon.

    The cage is good. A bit difficult to put together, I was given the instructions for a large cage instead of the extra large cage I had gotten. And had to buy more zip ties for the mistakes I made. If you get this. Have tape and zip ties. And be prepared for hard work. Took me 5 hours to make this cage! But that could just be me aha! Get thus cage! It's so nice! Here's a picture of mine. ( sorry for how blurry it is, it's so big I had to stand on my bed!) https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/295633_504257016276994_1351389198_n.jpg


    And my guinea pig uses the ramp! He loves the loft! The ramp is a little steep but he's okay going up it. :3

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