What Is The Best Guinea Pig Cage? Aquariums vs C&C Cage

To take good care of guinea pigs, it is not about only choose the best bedding for guinea pigs, it is absolutely essential to choose appropriate housing for your guinea pigs too. You might have some misconception about guinea pigs cage especially if you are a new owner and have never keep guinea pigs before.

Many guinea pig keepers house guinea pigs in a cage that unsuitable for them. In order to ensure your pets will grow into a healthy, happy cavy; we will give you some basic information about the aquarium and C&C cage. These cages are two of the most common cage for guinea pigs today.

#1 Air circulation

Air circulation is one of the most important aspects of rodents. If the air cannot circulate well, it may lead to the risk of respiratory infections, the temperature is harder to maintain, and it also gets hard to control odor.

Because of these reasons above, it is easy to see that Cubes grids and Coroplast cage are better in air circulation than an aquarium. The aquarium is a poorly ventilated cage. It is also can lead to mold and disease for your guinea pigs.

#2 Easy to clean

The advantage is that aquarium relatively easier to clean than Cubes grids and Coroplast cage. You just need to take out all the objects in the aquarium out and wash down the walls with a mixture of water and vinegar.

In contrast, due to the wire bottom and walls, Cubes grids and the Coroplast cage is making the cage harder to clean. Instead, you can disassemble it and clean every nook and cranny.

#3 Size

This is the factor that makes C&C cage become the best guinea pig cage. While the aquarium side is quite small for one guinea pig since the recommended to keep a singer guinea pig in about seven square feet of space.

C&C cage comes in varied sizes and provides enough space to walk around and play. Moreover, the outstanding point of this cage is that this is can be the ability to expand, reduce, and divide.

That means you can use cable ties and extra grids to wide open the cage when your guinea pigs are bigger or when you want to keep more guinea pigs in your cage.

Guinea pigs need exercise and they require room for their activities and relax. Besides, guinea pigs are social animals, they will do best when they have friend and you may want to keep two or more guinea pigs together.

Therefore, you should provide them a cage that large enough to avoid they fight each other if their quarters are too small.

Best Aquarium Air Pump: Tetra Whisper Vs Mylivell Quietest Air Pump

When it comes to keeping an aquarium, you will definitely need the right equipment.

There are many things you should consider, especially with multiple air pump products available out there, it is could be tough to choose the best air pump that works for you.

Which air pump is right for your aquarium? And what air pump is the quietest and also deliver enough air to your tank?

In order to answer these questions and help you to find out the best aquarium air pump, this article is going to compare two of the most common and reliable brands of air pump: Tetra whisper and Mylivell quietest air pump.

#1 Noise and vibrations

Both Tetra whisper and Mylivell quietest air pumps are considered to be the best aquarium air pumps, but there are many differences between the two products.

If you are looking for the quietest devices so there is not much air pump that can far superior to Mylivell air pump. This device runs on the piezoelectric systems. That means it does not contain any motor or shaft.

In other words, this air pump is very silent and save energy. It requires only 1,8 watts of power to operate.

Research has shown that just produce only 33 decibels. By seeing the gathering of bubbles at the top of the tank, you can identify if it is working or not.

On the other hand, Terra whisper is not the quietest air pump. It is cannot as quiet as Mylivell air pumps since it is run by a motor. However, Terra whisper has thick motor walls, which help reducing vibration and noise.

#2 Capacity

Mylivell air pump is quite small and lightweight, it is only 4,8 ounces in weight. Due to this size, this pump will work suitable for the small and medium-size tank.

It only offers services for up to 40 gallons tank. This pump works best for a tank that is no more than 500mm in depth.

While the Terre air pump brings a lot of power. It comes in various capacities that you can choose depending on the size of the aquarium you have. Tetra whisper comes in different sizes and capacities from 10 gallons to 100 gallons.

In fact, the 10 gallons model seems to offer too much power for small tank under 5 gallons as betta fish tank. Luckily, it offers a control valve, which able to reduce the flow.

#3 Aeration

Due to its capacity, Mylivell pump may not provide enough the amount of oxygen in the larger tank. This pump has a low air output and so the aeration may not very good for some species of fish.

Tetra air pump is designed to deliver aeration even in the deep water. There are some other air pumps that more expensive than the Tetra air pump but cannot produce as much air as the Tetra whisper.

What Should I Wear?

Coordinating colors not matching.

Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching. Instead, pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme.

Look at your home decor.

Do you like bright colors? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with the color scheme of your home.

Don’t forget accessories.

Accessories not only add to your outfit but they can be fun to use in photos. Have the man wear a tie for the woman to hold. Necklaces for the kids to play with or hats to hide behind.

Limit patterns.

Personally, I enjoy having an outfit in the mix that has all the colors in it. However, not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract the final image.

Look for clothing collections.

When shopping for clothes for my kids, I head to stores that typically have color coordinating collections. I can then purchase clothes for all the children from one store. I know their clothes will coordinate.

Plan ahead.

Once you book your session, start thinking of the clothes right away. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day of or day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being dirty or need to be dry cleaned.

Say no to characters.

Yes, your little one may love their Toy Story shirt but you may want to skip it for the family photo session. Just like patterns, characters on shirts can be pretty distracting.

Avoid all white or all black clothing.

If you are wearing an all white shirt then it is very easy to blow out parts of your shirt causing it to lose its detail. Same can be said with all black, it’s easy to have clipping on black clothing and the detail is lost.

Textures are your friend.

I am a huge fan of a cotton fitted shirt. However, in photographs I like to add textures like scarves or belts to add a little more to the image. Don’t shy away from different textures.

Consider your background.

If you are taking photos in front of a backdrop, consider what you are wearing. I remember and image my sister, her husband and newborn son took where they were all wearing black in front of a black backdrop. She and her husband look like floating heads holding a baby.

Think classic.

These photos will be hanging on your walls and treasured for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.

Be Yourself.

Relax, have fun and enjoy this time. I promise a family having fun photographs so much more beautiful.

Investment

SIMPLE // $175

Simple sessions are my most common package. Each 45-minute session allows for up to four (4) immediate family members and are perfect for family, engagement, and newborn portraits. The location of this session is completely up to you and the allotted time allows for multiple wardrobe changes as well as locations. While my shooting style tends to be more natural and relaxed; posed images are certainly doable. Seasonal props for the Simple session can also be arranged upon request.

Once the session is complete you will be able to view your private gallery containing watermarked proofs. The gallery will be accessible for up to two weeks. After choosing your favorite images, you will receive a digital file containing your edited, full-resolution photographs. Additional photos can be purchased at $5 per photograph and if you prefer, you can received your photographs on a flash drive for an additional $10. If you are interested in having your photographs professionally printed, please contact me for a price list.

Simple Offerings:

+ Pre-shoot Consultation
+ 45 minute Session
+ Multiple Wardrobe Changes, if desired
+ Online gallery of 30 – 40  raw proofs, available for viewing and ordering for two weeks.
+ Digital file containing 15 edited, full-resolution photographs for your viewing and printing pleasure.


SIGNATURE // $250

Signature sessions are perfect if you are wanting a bit more out of your session. Each 1-hour session allows for up to 6 immediate family members (invite the grandparents!) and are perfect for family portraits or more in-depth shoots. The location of this session is completely up to you and the allotted time allows for multiple wardrobe changes as well as locations. While my shooting style tends to be more natural and relaxed; posed images are certainly doable. Seasonal props for the Signature session can also be arranged upon request.

Once the session is complete you will be able to view your private gallery containing watermarked proofs. The gallery will be accessible for up to two weeks. After choosing your favorite images, you will receive a disc or digital file containing your edited, full-resolution photographs. Additional photos can be purchased at $5 per photograph and if you prefer, you can received your photographs on a flash drive for an additional $10. You will also receive 2 – 5″ x 7″ prints of your choice, and if you are interested in receiving more prints, please contact me for a price list.

Signature Offerings:

+ Pre-shoot Consultation
+ 1 hour Session with up to 6 immediate family members
+ Multiple Wardrobe and Location Changes, if desired
+ Online watermarked gallery of 50 – 65 proofs, available for viewing and ordering for two week.
+ Digital file containing 30 edited, full-resolution photographs for your viewing and printing pleasure.

+ Online watermarked gallery of 45 – 70 proofs, available for viewing and ordering for two week.
+ 2 – 5″ x 7″ Prints, of your choice.


MINI SESSION // $120

A “mini session” may sound a bit deceiving but are perfect for meeting most needs. These sessions can take place at just about any location you choose. Each mini session allows for multiple wardrobe changes which are perfect for headshots, maternity photos, portraits, or birthday photographs. Please note: The Mini session is for one person or child only.

Once the session is complete you will receive a digital file containing your edited, full-resolution photographs. If you are interested in purchasing professionally printed images, please contact me for a price list.

Mini Session Offerings:

+ Pre-shoot Consultation
+ 30 minute Solo Session
+ Multiple Wardrobe Changes, if desired
+ Digital file containing 5 edited, full-resolution photographs for your viewing and printing pleasure.

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NEWBORN SESSION // $200

Each Newborn Session varies from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours depending on the baby, this allows time for feedings, diaper changes and cooing. The session usually takes place while the baby is 7-10 days and is usually in home with shots including in the parents’ arms, the nursery, swaddled, etc. While my shooting style tends to be more natural and relaxed; posed images are certainly doable. Seasonal props for the newborn session can also be arranged upon request.

Once the session is complete you will be able to view your private gallery containing watermarked proofs. The gallery will be accessible for up to two weeks. After choosing your favorite images, you will receive a digital file containing your edited, full-resolution photographs. Additional photos can be purchased at $5 per photograph and if you prefer, you can received your photographs on a flash drive for an additional $10. If you are interested in having your photographs professionally printed, please contact me for a price list.

Newborn Offerings:

+ Pre-shoot Consultation
+ 1.5 hour – 2.5 hours Session
+ Multiple Wardrobe Changes, if desired
+ Online gallery of 30 – 40  raw proofs, available for viewing and ordering for two weeks.
+ Digital file containing 15 edited, full-resolution photographs for your viewing and printing pleasure.

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Milestone Package // $450

This is a great package for any mama-to-be. This package includes a a newborn session,  3-month mini session, a 6-month mini session, a 9-month mini session and a 1-year old mini session. Perfect for capturing a child’s milestones!

Event Package // Start at $325

Event packages are completely customizable to fit your needs. Please contact me for more information, pricing and availability.

Contact

If you are interested in prices or booking a session please feel free to contact me and I will get back to your shortly with packages and available times.

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Kimber

“WILLKOMMEN. BIENVENUE. WELCOME. COME ON IN.”

I’m Kimber, and there is really no other way to describe me; although many would classify me as care free, yet highly stressed, fun loving, yet bit of a drama queen, extremely organized, yet severely chaotic, average girl in her late twenties. I try not to classify myself as a photographer, just a self-taught, trial-and-error, travel junkie with a love for all things beautiful, foreign and tasty.

If I could spend my life photographing my way across the world, I would. However, this fantasy highly exceeds my budget but this is why I have such a passion for photography. One snapshot can take you anywhere in the world – and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than travel expenses.

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