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Coroplast Base for a Midwest Habitat Guinea Pig Cage
Coroplast Base for the Midwest® Guinea Pig Habitat Cage, replace the canvas tarp (22.5" x 46.5"). Easy-to-clean | No staining | No odors
$43.99
Availability: In Stock
Item #: CORO-BASE-MWST -

Midwest Cage Replacement Base22.5" x 46.25" Coroplast base replaces the original canvas base. No velcro straps needed; sits right inside the original fencing. Flaps fasten with rivets. All plastic, easy to clean and maintain.

Kitchen Suite for Midwest Cages, includes MW Diner, Canopy and Backsplash
The Kitchen Suite For Midwest Habitat Cage ONLY. Includes Midwest Diner, Canopy and Backsplash!
$52.99
Availability: In Stock
Item #: KITCH-SUITE-MWST -

Get all Three Kitchen Components and save $5! You can still pick all of your colors and options. The Suite includes: The Midwest Diner Kitchen insert The Midwest Canopy, a swing-up cover to provide that sense of security which will encourage your piggies to potty and use the kitchen area instead of the rest of the fleece-lined cage. The Midwest Backsplash which helps keep loose hay and bedding contained in the Diner instead of remnants finding their way behind the wall. ...

Midwest Mezzanine
An upper level patio for Midwest Habitat Cages. Easy lift up for cleaning and two ramps for running zoomies! A Midwest Must-Have!
$45.99
Availability: In Stock
Item #: MEZZ-MWST -

Mezzanine for Midwest® Habitat cages only(THIS ITEM DOES NOT FIT A C&C CAGE)(THIS ITEM DOES NOT INCLUDE A MIDWEST CAGE)Currently, Midwest brand cages do not offer a second level as the fencing doesn't support one....until now. Our Mezzanine not only provides your guinea pigs with a second level with two ramps for zoomies, but reinforces the Midwest's fencing, making it stronger and more stable.Easy Lift for Cleaning and Access Below!Just lift up the platform for 100% access to the cage (or...

Midwest Guinea Pig Cage DINER for hay and bedding
Kitchen/Potty area of cleanable Coroplast for the Midwest® Habitat Cage. Sits inside their tarp liner OR our Coroplast Base replacement. (22" x 15")
$23.99
Availability: In Stock
Item #: KITCH-DINER-MWST -

*NEW* Improved design! All flaps now are fastened with rivets to hold better, and the front entrance is an easy 2.5" height with your choice of black or white edger to prevent chewing. Midwest Diner Dimensions Outside dimensions: 22" x 15" x 4" walls Front wall: 2.5" height with black or white edgers Some of our photos are shown with a Coroplast insert to replace the TARP lining of the Midwest Cage. ...

Midwest Cagetopia Canopy -- cover or top for a Midwest Guinea Pig Cage
Easy flip-up, light-weight top for privacy. A MUST-HAVE for open cages. Helps potty train your piggies to use the Midwest Diner kitchen area underneath.
$19.99
Availability: In Stock
Item #: KITCH-CANOPY-MWST -

Canopy for Midwest Cages A Swing-up Canopy for your Midwest Cage Diner!SINGLE-LEVEL, Open Top MIDWEST Cage? You NEED this!If you have a single level Midwest cage and you want your guinea pigs to potty in one area, then the secret sauce to making that happen is to work with their natural instincts.And no matter what bedding and configuration you have, you really should provide some top coverage for guinea pigs for their comfort and sense of well-being. One or two hidey's in a cage really isn't...

Backsplash to contain hay and mess for the Midwest Habitat Guinea Pig Cage
Backsplash to prevent bedding and hay from escaping and falling behind the wall. Great for kitchen areas or behind hay racks.
$10.49
Availability: In Stock
Item #: KITCH-BKSPL-MWST -

Cavy Backsplash Dimensions Dimensions: 22" x 12.5" Your choice of heart cut-out or holesCan be used for additional privacy Can be used behind hayrack to prevent hay from falling out the back


The Real Deal on Midwest® Guinea Pig Habitat Cages

What is a Midwest Guinea Pig Cage?

The bottom is a low-height, water-resistant (not waterproof or urine-proof) canvas-fabric tarp which is secured to its single-level, narrow-gauge, collapsible wire fencing with 18 velcro straps. It requires a solid, flat surface to sit on.

How big is it ... really?

The true size of the Midwest Habitat cage is 7.2 square feet (not 8), which is just UNDER the 20-year standard of the smallest cage size acceptable for guinea pigs. We measure the inner space available to the guinea pigs, not outer-most wire to outer-most wire. All cages are compared on true, usable inner space not outer marketing dimensions. Our plastic replacement for the canvas, the Coroplast Base for Midwest, is 22.5" x 46.5", cut to maximize the cage space and hold up it's wire perimeter. That is 7.2 square feet -- the same size as the canvas base.

Because of its price and availability, it is popular. Yet, there are a number of challenges with the Midwest cage design that many people face over time. We recommend the Midwest Habitat as a good "temporary stay" cage for travel, vacations, recuperations, temporary separations, etc. Good to have on hand for emergency evacuations as well. Visit here for more info on permanent cage size requirements for guinea pigs.

How can we help?

Improve CLEANABILITY / Eliminate ODOR-retention

  • Replace the tarp with our Coroplast Base.

    Replace the organic canvas fabric with inorganic plastic for a super-easy-to-clean, no-odor-retention experience. Be able to wipe down your cage with a simple spray solution of half water/half white vinegar. No bacterial buildup. No staining. No need to deconstruct your cage (18 velcro straps) to attempt to launder it. The more you wipe, scrub and wash a tarp, the more you strip its water-resistant coating and the more odors and bacteria are retained.
  • Add a Cagetopia® DINER for Midwest® Cages (Kitchen/Litter area)

    Get a true waterproof litter area for your disposable bedding. The Cagetopia Diner for Midwest Cages uses 1/3 of the cage, has a low lip that your guinea pigs can easily walk or hop over, yet keeps the litter contained. For MAXIMUM effectiveness, get the full Cagetopia Kitchen Suite for Midwest Cages, which includes a Canopy and Backsplash. The Canopy adds a cover to the kitchen area which is the secret sauce for encouraging your guinea pigs to use it. Adding a Hay Rack or Hay Buffet to the Diner completes the very best approach to an optimized solution for easy cage cleaning.
  • Add a set of Cagetopia FLEECE FLIPPERS®.

    Fleece Flippers (found in our sister store, the Guinea Pig Market) will extend the life of the canvas and minimize the amount of urine that is exposed to the tarp. However, any flat, plastic-lined solution will not prevent urine from getting into the corners and sides of the cage. The best solution includes our Diner for their potty area. Couple the Diner with 2 Midwest Fleece Flippers and it's as good as it can be without replacing the canvas.

Make it BIGGER!

  • Do NOT use a Cage Divider!

    Please do not use a cage divider with this cage. A cage divider turns this into a traditional, too-small, pet store-sized cage. Guinea pigs need to be able run laps unencumbered. They should not have to go up or down a ramp to get to their potty area. The Cagetopia® Diner for Midwest® Cages provides an OPEN floor plan with a kitchen/potty area, allowing your guinea pigs complete freedom of their limited cage space.