the cavies were housed on the back porch of the house,
but because I developed a severe allergy to them, my husband
generously devoted 4 months of evenings and week-ends
to build a caviary. Their insulated home was completed
in September 2002, and comes equipped with a vented fan,
heater, air conditioner, fluorescent lighting, three sliding
windows, a paned entry door and a screen door with sliding
glass panes. The herd is kept to a manageable number of
about 30 cavies which includes breeders, show stock and
from outside looking in through the doorway) I frequently
spend time out here. Sitting in the chair while
I hold a cavy is very relaxing, especially after
an exhausting day at work.
show sows, and sows with new litters are housed
in 18x24 condos, which are placed on moveable
platforms for ease of house cleaning. Each stall
is equipped with absorbant wood pellet bedding,
a water bottle and a plastic food dish that secures
over the tray and cage wire.
2x3x8 ft. galvanized stock tank houses breeder
sows. Food and water are placed at opposite ends
to promote exercise.