Cats are known to be inquisitive and can get themselves into almost anything, including secured cages. Cats may find a cage containing a guinea pig especially appealing because their natural prey includes rodents.
There are various things you can do if you have guinea pigs or other small animals in your home to ensure that they coexist peacefully with your cats. Here are a few strategies to keep your cats away from your guinea pigs.
Guinea pigs can be housed in several sorts of cages. Most guinea pig cages and wire cages for larger rodents feature broader wire spacing. Look for a cage with narrower holes so your cat's paws don't slip through.
This can be difficult because cats are adept climbers and can fit into small areas. You might try placing the cage on top of a cabinet or table that doesn't allow cats to tiptoe around.
Another approach to keep cats away from guinea pig cages is to surround them with additional protection, such as a mesh covering. Cats will be unable to enter the guinea pig cage due to the additional security.
You may easily slide the guinea pig box in the middle of a dog crate, similar to the mesh covering approach. The greatest dog crate will be one for giant or extra-large dog breeds, as your cat's arms will be unable to reach the center of the box.
If you have a really stubborn cat, you may have to place the cage in a room that is off-limits to your cat. This room can be a bedroom, office, or any other location where your cat will not be able to enter.
There are various obstacles you can place around the guinea pig cage to deter your cat from approaching. To prevent your cat from approaching the cage, try lining the perimeter with cat training tape.
Cats can be expert lock pickers and can get through any door. Some cats may be able to open the door of a guinea pig cage with a little determination.
Cats can be stubborn, but it is still feasible for cats and guinea pigs to coexist in the same home. Even if they never become the best of friends, they can coexist quietly.