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Taking Stacked Cages to a Whole New Level!

Our latest cage creation provides the perfect balance for a divided cage with GREAT ease-of-access. Our new Swing Grids allow full access to both levels of this stacked creation, without sacrificing stability or style. This makes cage cleaning a breeze, and lets you easily access your piggies anywhere in the cage. Note that this is not for the novice cage builder. It's a time-consuming project as any 4-level configuration would be, but if you have any questions, we're always here to help and provide additional images.

Suite Sprinkles Cage Creation with Swing Grids

Lots of Piggies but Low on Space?

This cage is the perfect solution for those with limited space and separated groups. It features TWO stacked Large (2x4 grid) Cages and our deluxe Cavy Cafe kitchen areas. We also included our Large Hay Racks and colorful, cozy accessories from Guinea Pig Market.

This cage is recommended for 2-3 female guinea pigs per level or 2 male guinea pigs per level.

Like what you see? Recreate this cage with our easy shopping guides below.

Please note, prices are base prices. Adding features and options can increase an items' price.

Cage from Guinea Pig Cages Store:

Fleece and Accessories from Guinea Pig Market:


Sprinkles Fleece Fabric Collection from Guinea Pig Market

Special Assembly Tip

The rod is shown in red and is cable-tied to the underside of the top cage.


3 comment(s)
Bradshawvj January 1, 2019 9:04 AM (reply)
I'm curious..could this be done with the 2x3 c ages as well?

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Sue Galanto (Store Admin) January 1, 2019 9:30 AM (reply)
Yes it can. Check out https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/autumn-woodland Hope that helps~!

2 comment(s)
Skie January 6, 2019 4:48 AM (reply)
Is it possible to do build something similar with the 2x5 cages?

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Sue Galanto (Store Admin) January 6, 2019 9:01 AM (reply)
Yes. The rods used on the 2x4 grid stack are one 37" outer rod and two 32" inner rods for the upper cage support, so accommodate the 74" span of the 2x5 grid cage. I would be sure to use a lot of cable ties at every single connection just for added strength. ;)

2 comment(s)
Skie January 6, 2019 3:55 PM (reply)
Thank you! Just wanted to make sure before I purchased everything.

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englishlady18 January 8, 2019 11:59 AM (reply)
I love this idea. But I am wondering if it would be possible to create this and add a ramp between the two levels.

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January 8, 2019 4:58 PM (reply)
Unfortunately not. The ramp would have to be very long and would require a lot of reinforcing. You'd also have to cut a hole in the upper level for the ramp to pass through. You might be able to use two ramps and create a landing half way down to reduce the slope of a single long ramp. If you're handy, you might find some of our materials useful, but we haven't ventured into that type of ramp yet. This stacked cage is really just for separated pairs. You might want to check out our "Piggy In Paint" Cagetopia Creation. It's a modified stacked cage that you can safely add a ramp from the upper cage to the lower cage. :) https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/piggy-in-paint

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Sue Galanto (Store Admin) January 8, 2019 5:02 PM (reply)
Unfortunately not. The ramp would have to be very long and would require a lot of reinforcing. You'd also have to cut a hole in the upper level for the ramp to pass through. You might be able to use two ramps and create a landing half way down to reduce the slope of a single long ramp. If you're handy, you might find some of our materials useful, but we haven't ventured into that type of ramp yet. This stacked cage is really just for separated pairs. You might want to check out our "Piggy In Paint" Cagetopia Creation. It's a modified stacked cage that you can safely add a ramp from the upper cage to the lower cage. :) https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/piggy-in-paint

2 comment(s)
MineyMoe4 January 10, 2019 1:22 PM (reply)
Would this work with covered cages? I love this design.

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Sue Galanto (Store Admin) January 10, 2019 2:25 PM (reply)
You can close up the lower level by using a row of half grids in the front above where the front gate opens. When the gate is closed, it closes up the cage. The top cage, on the other hand, can use a cover IF you use an additional rod set (32" - 37" - 32") across the top. We just had a customer come up with that idea and it worked nicely. :)

2 comment(s)
MineyMoe4 January 19, 2019 10:18 AM (reply)
So then I would buy 1 covered cage and put the additional rod set on the TOP of the top cage? Or on the bottom of the top cage. I am a little confused.

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Sue Galanto (Store Admin) January 19, 2019 10:55 AM (reply)
Yes, covered cage goes on top, then two rod sets. One on TOP in front which will support the cover if you're using the swing grids to access the top cage, and the second one as shown in red above. You can email me at sue@guineapigcages.com. A customer did this recently and she said it's working out quite well and I believe I have a picture.

3 comment(s)
Bradshawvj January 12, 2019 10:22 AM (reply)
Is there articles anywhere that give instructions on how to use support rods or do they come with how-to-use packets when they're delivered?

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Sue Galanto (Store Admin) January 12, 2019 10:36 AM (reply)
We provide instructions for the cages, stand, and bins. The half grids in the middle are added the same way the cage is built on top of the stand. The swing grids are used just like the standard grids by inserting them into the connectors. The two smaller rods are inserted into the one larger rod and cable tied just under the top cage for support. If you need additional images, I'd be happy to email them to you. :)

2 comment(s)
Madison January 12, 2019 9:59 PM (reply)
Is it possible to quickly purchase everything instead of going to each one and checking it out? I feel it would be easier to have the option of adding everything the way it was customized itself. It would be more convenient.

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TeresaM (Store Admin) January 12, 2019 11:48 PM (reply)
Hi Madison, We feel your pain. I've tried to make this happen, but the problem is, most component items have options associated with them, like color, size, etc, that make it complicated. The ecommerce platform that we are on is already one of the few that supports our complicated products and that extra level of complexity to bundle items that still need features and options selected just adds another level of complexity that they do not support. We'll continue to explore ways to make it happen, but for the near future, it's the best we can do. So sorry!

1 comment(s)
Dottie Chapman January 16, 2019 11:33 AM (reply)
Can you show pictures of how to use the support bar or bars and where to place them. I'm building a large double cage. Thank you

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TeresaM (Store Admin) January 18, 2019 8:45 PM (reply)
Hi Dottie, We just added a photo to the bottom of the article that shows how you use the Cagetopia Extendable Long Rod Set to secure the upper level for support, especially to use the drop-down grids.

2 comment(s)
Gabby Zabel January 18, 2019 2:27 PM (reply)
Are there instructions on how to build this? Planning on buying everything in the next few days!

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TeresaM (Store Admin) January 18, 2019 8:49 PM (reply)
Hi Gabby, this is an advanced cage setup and is not recommended for C&C newbies. We do provide very detailed instructions on how to assemble each item, but not necessarily how to put them all together. However, it's not really hard either. Usually, it's just figuring out which way to turn connectors between levels. And that is pretty much just like tinker toys. In this very new setup, you need to pay attention to the images here for combining things. We did just a photo at the bottom of this article that highlights how the support bar is secured for the upper level. Let us know if you have more questions. Thanks.

2 comment(s)
Gabby Zabel January 19, 2019 7:41 PM (reply)
I understand. I did something similar with a C&C cage for my bunny, and think this would be a space saver to keep my pair of male pigs separate from my female pigs!

1 comment(s)
PiggyLady January 19, 2019 10:16 AM (reply)
Do I need both the extendable long rod set and the 32" rod?

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Sue Galanto (Store Admin) January 19, 2019 10:48 AM (reply)
IF you are making this cage with a 2x4 grid large cage, yes. The extendable long set contains a 37" outer rod and 32" inner rod. Then you just need one more 32" rod to insert into the other end.

1 comment(s)
Rhiamae Legaspi January 20, 2019 3:54 AM (reply)
I am absolutely in love with this cage design, my question is whether it would be possible to add something like the lookout lounge to the bottom cage, and maybe add a second level to the cage on the top. I don't have guinea pigs right now, but am planning to get some during the summer, and this will be absolutely beautiful to have as a cage for them.

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TeresaM (Store Admin) January 20, 2019 12:36 PM (reply)
Hi Rhiamae, Well, if you are new to guinea pigs, I strongly suggest starting out with a cage that is appropriate for two guinea pigs and is also easy to clean. This cage layout, while it looks really cool, is not an ideal setup. It is intended for people who absolutely do not have any room for two separate pairs (3 will be crowded) in unstacked cages. You have to be on your knees and sometimes ducking your head into the lower level for thorough cleanings. Depending on the cage location in your home, the bottom cage will likely have less natural light. If stacked cages can be avoided, they should be. It is much easier to take care of guinea pigs at normal table-level height and then that gives you much more ability to get creative in adding levels and runs for them. For an ideal setup for two guinea pigs, I like the Roomie Zoomie cage we show here (https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/roomie-zoomie) WITH the addition of a Lookout Lounge on the other end to be one of the most ideal setups that is super EASY-to-CLEAN in the bargain. You can put it on a cage stand if that is part of the appeal. Keeping the cage as easy to clean as possible should be your number one goal after making sure the pigs are happy because in the long run, that is what will make or break your long-term happiness with keeping guinea pigs. :) All that said, to answer your question, the Lookout Lounge as we currently sell it, would not work. But, the original prototype that I did for it (which I still have) would, but it requires using our Door Grids and our slightly more-expensive-to-ship Shelf Grids rather than the current configuration, which is why we reconfigured it a bit. So, doable, but would require providing that solution to you and you'd have to order the parts separately. And no, you really can't add an upper level to the top cage, as the support grids with the needed connectors wouldn't be there (due to the drop-down wall). And it will make the cage too high for access and cleaning. Hope that helps clarify what's possible and why. :)

1 comment(s)
Maegan Martin February 24, 2019 9:40 AM (reply)
Hello, I was wondering of this can somehow be done with one level being 2x4 and one level being 2x5. I have three boys and one doesn't get along with the other two, but he doesn't necessarily need the space of a 2x5.

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TeresaM (Store Admin) February 28, 2019 5:58 PM (reply)
Well, not really in a directly stacked fashion. While it might be possible with some super creative structure, it's untested and we wouldn't be able to recommend a setup for that that would for sure work.

4 comment(s)
Amy Glazner April 4, 2019 8:22 AM (reply)
I absolutely love this!! I have been trying to figure out how I could add another cage to a room that really cannot hold another cage on a stand. Is it possible to build this set up with the 2x3.5 medium size? I have the medium size cage with the stand and would love to add above to create this. Thank you so much!

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Sue Galanto (Store Admin) April 4, 2019 8:52 AM (reply)
You can stack two medium cages, yes. Email support@guineapigcages.com and let me know if you want full, tall half, or short half windows in between. I'll get you a list of items you need.

1 comment(s)
Hannah M July 16, 2019 9:04 PM (reply)
I am going to do this with my 2x5 cages. Do I need to get two support rods or only one?

1 comment(s)
gabster October 7, 2019 7:25 PM (reply)
Hi, I love this cage! However if I only want to purchase the two cages what else would I need to buy to put it together and with no stand. I would love to create this.

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TeresaM (Store Admin) October 7, 2019 7:47 PM (reply)
Hi Gabster, If I understand you correctly, you just need the items already listed above MINUS the Cage Stand. While you don't *need* the stand, you lose a little part of the benefit of the drop-down front wall on the lower level, as when kneeling in front of it, the fold-down wall would be in your way. So, you could probably go with just the regular grids on the lower front wall rather the drop-down approach.

1 comment(s)
3guineapigs December 11, 2019 8:02 PM (reply)
Hi! Was wondering if I can somehow stack a 2x3 on top of a 2x4. I would be housing my 2 boys together and 1 separated. Do you think that would a good idea?

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TeresaM (Store Admin) December 11, 2019 8:52 PM (reply)
Not really sure why you'd want to do that and not the one shown here? If it's to go right above the cage like this, then you need the full support as shown. Best to please send us a note with more specifics on what you are wanting via our contact us page than here if possible. It's easier to help you that way. Thanks.

2 comment(s)
GuineaPigMomma3 January 29, 2020 9:49 PM (reply)
What is the height of this

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TeresaM (Store Admin) February 2, 2020 10:32 AM (reply)
It's pretty tall. Each regular grid level is about 15" (allowing room for the connectors). Two regular grids, stacked puts it at table height of 30", then add a grid and a half. So, 45" + about 8-9", so the top of the construction is at about 53-54". You'd have to be pretty tall or use a step ladder to comfortably reach inside the top level. OR you could lose the bins on the bottom and still have a stand by using the half grids for a stand instead of a full grid. That would drop it back down a normal height as if the cage were sitting on a table.

1 comment(s)
Gary Moses March 1, 2020 3:01 PM (reply)
We have a 2 x4 deluxe with stand. Would love to make the upper level 2x4. If order parts for this do you have directions to build and reinforce the upper level?

1 comment(s)
Almost a Zoo March 6, 2020 2:29 PM (reply)
Would it be possible if you didn't do the middle layer of half grids? That is what adds the extra height to the 2nd floor.,

1 comment(s)
Gabriel July 12, 2020 9:43 PM (reply)
I was wondering, is there a way this cage can be mad however with a wide loft in each cage ?

55 comment(s)
TeresaM (Store Admin) July 12, 2020 11:07 PM (reply)
Bottomline, no, sorry. You'd never be able to reach into the back corners, but you cannot construct it on the bottom with dropdown walls (needed for cleaning) and on the top, you'd need a ladder to get to it. Too tall, too much height for the grid levels to be safe.

3 comment(s)
Janel October 26, 2020 11:39 AM (reply)
I have the bottom 2x5 C&C cage from this site. If I want to do the 2nd floor part which items would I need to purchase to build the floor of the 2nd C&C cage.

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TeresaM (Store Admin) October 26, 2020 1:56 PM (reply)
This layout is only for the 2x4. We have not tested it for a 2x5.

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Janel October 26, 2020 2:26 PM (reply)
Okay thank you so when I change my bottom cage to 2x4, to create the top cage do I just purchase extra grids to make the bottom of it?

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Teresa March 30, 2021 1:21 PM (reply)
I want to update my reply as I've added a new article about Stacking Cages to the Articles Menu. I've done more testing and the key is the rod support which is detailed in that article, so the answer is YES, but see this article first for the proper rods to get: https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/how-to-stack-c-and-c-cages

3 comment(s)
Janel October 26, 2020 2:24 PM (reply)
I have the bottom 2x5 C&C cage from this site. If I want to do the 2nd floor part which items would I need to purchase to build the floor of the 2nd C&C cage.

1 comment(s)
Chasity Spann October 28, 2020 3:01 AM (reply)
I am curious if I could be done with a xl cage on the bottom with a large on top

1 comment(s)
JennVP November 1, 2020 1:02 AM (reply)
Can I use the swing down doors like this on a cage that sits on a table? I have a 2x5 but I want to add on a 2x4 and I'm short and can't reach the back of the cage.

1 comment(s)
Thethreepiggies November 11, 2020 11:35 PM (reply)
Hello, Is this cage possibly safe to do as a three tier instead of a two tier ?

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TeresaM (Store Admin) November 11, 2020 11:49 PM (reply)
We don't advise it. You really need space between levels for access, cleaning and light. Going three high starts to be more wobbly and really difficult to reach for access.

4 comment(s)
taly623 January 12, 2021 10:39 PM (reply)
I don't want that much space for storage so is it possible to use half grids like the "let it Snow" cage instead?

11 comment(s)
Teresa Murphy January 12, 2021 10:50 PM (reply)
Yes, sure, just keep in mind that the fold-down grids on the bottom cage won't have as much clearance to open all the way down; they will be at an angle in front of you as the floor will be partially in the way. I would make that bottom row of cage grids the half grids instead and make it like that fold-down wall in the "Let It Snow" cage.

4 comment(s)
Amy Glazner January 28, 2021 7:40 AM (reply)
I love this setup and am wanting to change a couple of my existing cage setups to this style. I have one question for clarification please. Does the front of both the top and bottom cages fold down with this list of items to purchase? I think from the picture (and hope) that both fold down but I only see notes on the list about the two rods being for the underside of the top. Can you please confirm? I want to order double if the list is only for the one cage to fold down so I can be sure I can fold down both. I hope that makes sense. Thank you!!

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Teresa January 28, 2021 4:23 PM (reply)
Right, they both fold down -- the key ingredient being the "8" swing grids -- 4 for the top, 4 for the bottom. Support rods are only needed for the top level to help provide support from sagging in the middle. The bottom level does not need a support rod because it's sitting easily on the full grid cage stand floor, so no problem at all with support or sagging on the bottom level. :)

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Amy Glazner January 28, 2021 4:48 PM (reply)
Teresa - That makes perfect sense! Thank you so much for explaining that to me.

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Larissa2722 February 8, 2021 4:54 PM (reply)
Hello, would this work for (2) 2x5 c&c cages covered with one cage stand? As I have a dog and a small child, so I couldn't keep the cage open.

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Teresa February 15, 2021 12:19 AM (reply)
Yes, I'm finishing up an article about stacking cages. For a 2x5 you need a longer rod: Medium Ultra Rod + Extendable LONG Ultra Rod Set. Check back in a couple of days for the article. I'll cross link it here.

1 comment(s)
MandyRoseB March 9, 2021 9:10 AM (reply)
How is the swing panel front setup so it unhooks from sides and all 4 panels stay together? Thank you

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Teresa March 9, 2021 10:22 AM (reply)
Please notice the white ZIP TIES on the last image in the article that connects the Swing Grid panels together. They are zip-tied together so that they move as a unit. A binder clip is used to secure it in place on each end.

1 comment(s)
Tabitha Anderson March 30, 2021 4:10 AM (reply)
Im needing a sit up for 3 females and 2 males.. :( im seeing people say this cage is complicated???

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Teresa March 30, 2021 1:14 PM (reply)
Depending on your perspective, abilities, and experience with grids, yes, it's complicated. It's four levels of different designs. How could it not be, really? It's furniture for multiple guinea pig groups. We state this upfront in the description: "Note that this is not for the novice cage builder. It's a time-consuming project as any 4-level configuration would be, but if you have any questions, we're always here to help and provide additional images." Why the frownie face and the surprise? If you have the space available, you can go with "simple," single-level cages. If you don't that space available, then stacking cages is a compromise solution that takes some ingenuity (we provide that) and some additional construction effort on your end. :) It's not that hard, it's just a little more time-consuming to construct than a simple cage.

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April 11, 2021 4:33 PM (reply)
I am thinking of adding the Piggy in Paint to my 2 x 5 with the modifications. Just curious if you think it is okay to have the bottom level cage directly on the floor (there is no breeze). My current 2x5 is stacked on bottom grids, just like the Piggy in Paint creation. ,

2 comment(s)
Dean June 21, 2021 8:44 PM (reply)
I bought & made this set-up...I love it and my piggies are happy too. I want to do this with a 2x6 and wondering how to get enough support underneath with extension rods for the 90" across. Would using 2 sets of the Extendable Long Ultra Rods and overlapping them underneath work? I even wondered if I could place the rods in the other direction for support underneath like a Wonder Bar?

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Teresa June 21, 2021 9:00 PM (reply)
This article explains how to do the support the rods and which ones you need: https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/how-to-stack-c-and-c-cages. It's the last article on the menu under "Articles" > "Stacking Cages". Thanks!

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taly623 June 25, 2021 8:46 PM (reply)
I want to re-create this cage but I'm not sure where the two rods need to be placed. The drawing shows one but doesn't show the second rod....Is it totally necessary? Reading the comments someone mentions three rods for support so I'm a little confuse how many and where to place them exactly. Thanks

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Teresa June 28, 2021 7:24 PM (reply)
The last image in the article shows the placement. It just needs to be underneath the upper level and tightly ziptied to prevent the floor from sagging in the middle. And it also helps prevent it from bouncing when they run around on it. For that it's needed and should be done. It also just makes things stronger and tighter. This article on stacking cages shows how to combine the rods for other cage sizes (scroll down): https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/how-to-stack-c-and-c-cages

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