Zippi Guinea Pig Tunnel System
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Provide Access To A Larger Run
It's no wonder that people love connecting a guinea pig hutch to a run using Zippi tunnels because it's so easy to do. Whether you have a wooden hutch, an Eglu Go Hutch or you've built your own DIY solution you can connect it to a guinea pig run in just a few minutes. A Zippi door frame comes complete with the fixings you need and clear instructions. The door frame measures 31cm high by 25cm wide and is designed to fit any make and model of guinea pig hutch.
An Active Habitat for your Guinea Pig
Using a Zippi Tunnel to connect a guinea pig hutch to a run is an amazingly convenient way to provide an exercise space for your pet. Your guinea pigs can have independent, safe and secure access to a separate enclosure and they'll have a more active lifestyle which can result in a happier, healthier pet. Discover the everyday difference a Zippy tunnel system makes to you and your guinea pig.
Build An Amazing Tunnel System
Zippi guinea pig tunnels are 90 cm long and you can join them together quickly and securely using Zippi connectors. You don't need to use any tools to add and remove sections, simply push the twin button locking mechanism. The Zippi tunnel system means you can keep your pets hutch close to your house (for easy food and water top ups) whilst giving your guinea pigs the run of the garden with fresh and free grass everyday!
The bendy burrow pipes can go around trees, sit on uneven ground and run along a fence or flower bed. A Zippi tunnel system lets your guinea pig reach parts of your garden that wouldn't normally be possible or practical.
Theres really no limit to the size and shape of the Zippi system you can build. With a great range of parts including T-Junctions, Corner Pieces, Look-Outs and Hay Racks you can use the handy online design studio above to start building your perfect system and discover the amazing difference a Zippi tunnel makes to you and your pets.
Connect to Multiple Playpens or Runs
Guinea pigs are naturally curious animals, they like exploring and will immediately know what to do when they see a Zippi tunnel! Having a fully enclosed run or an open playpen that you can use when you want to spend time with your guinea pigs is a great way of enriching your guinea pig's habitat. They will benefit from the increase in exercise and you'll enjoy being able to spend time with them. Zippi has been designed to connect to any type of run including the new range of Zippi Pet Enclosures and Omlet’s Outdoor Pet Runs. The Zippi system has a T-Junction which makes it easy to add additional playpens or enclosures. You can control your pet's access to any area by using a Zippi Frame with door which you just open when you want to allow your guinea pig to access.
Move the Run - not the Hutch
Having your guinea pig's hutch next to your house is ideal for being able to check on them and replenish food and water daily but it might not be the best place for a large run. By using a Zippi tunnel system you can keep your guinea pig's hutch by your house and place a run further down the garden. You can run the Zippi burrow pipe behind a shed or wood store and using a Zippi corner create a 90degree bend where you need it. The Zippi tunnels are flexible so you can also easily move your guinea pig’s run around the garden without having to move the hutch itself. You can continually change the setup of the tunnels as the connectors are so easy to use and give your guinea pig a fun and varied enclosure.
Optimise the Space your Guinea Pig has
Whether your garden is long and thing or wide and narrow you can optimise the space by using the Zippi tunnel system. Easily placed in and around flower beds, behind rockeries and over patios your guinea pigs can have daily access to a run in a part of the garden that would otherwise be out of reach. All this without having to pick up your pet everyday to move it between it's hutch and run. Using Zippi to move a run you could even use your pets as an environmentally friendly and fun way to mow your lawn!
Both Guinea Pigs and Children Love It!
Children of all ages love watching their guinea pigs run down the Zippi burrow pipes and pop out to say hello! The whole product has been designed with young ones in mind and if they are confident enough with their pet then they can operate the frame doors and even rearrange the tunnels themselves. If you don’t want your children to be able to undo the connectors then you can completely secure the connectors with the screw locks which come free with every Zippi connector.
Add a Hay Station or Lookout
You can upgrade your Zippi T-section with a dual use Hay Station that doubles as a Look-Out tower. The Hay Station comes with a water bottle holder and kids can easily fill the container with hay or other fresh vegetable treats. By attaching the base of the Hay Rack to the top you can convert it into a Look-Out. This is a great alternative use and one you and your guinea pig will enjoy. Children love waiting by the Look-Out to spot their pet as they explore their Zippi tunnel world!
Connect Your Eglu Go Hutch To A Larger Run
The Zippi Tunnel system is designed so that it can be easily and securely connected to the run of the Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch. The Zippi Frame can simply be attached directly to the run (all fixings are supplied). You can then connect to any type of run including the new range of Zippi Playpens and Runs and Omlet’s Outdoor Pet Runs, giving your pets even more space to exercise.
Optional Lock Out Door
A really useful feature of the Zippi guinea pig tunnel system is the optional Lock Out Door that can be added to any Zippi Door Frame. It’s a brilliant way to be able to temporarily control your pet’s access into the Zippi tunnel system.
Ideal for Cleaning Time
You can use it to keep your guinea pig in the run or playpen whilst you clean out the hutch - or vice versa - or while you change the layout of your Zippi system. It’s important to note that the door should only be used to keep pets within a hutch or run and not within the tunnel itself.
Raises Up From Your Lawn
The Zippi Guinea Pig Tunnel System can be lifted from the ground thanks to Omlet’s specially designed Zippi support hoops. This thoughtful detail will raise the tube up 9cm off the ground allowing the grass under the tunnels to keep growing leaving your lawn in perfect condition. You can also use the strong steel support hoops to steer your guinea pig’s activity tunnels around a tight corner or tree.
Easy To Clean
As with all Omlet products the Zippi tunnel has been designed to be easy to clean. Using the door in the Zippi frame, you can temporarily close the tunnel so your guinea pigs can’t access it. Then you simply open the connectors to release each section of tunnel. The burrow pipes can be washed out with water and a pet safe disinfectant, drainage and ventilation holes along the length mean you don’t have to worry about drying the pipes.
"Even with a long system, cleaning the Zippi tunnel just takes a few minutes."
Predator Resistant Tunnels
The Zippi tunnels are designed to be fully secure and predator resistant to ensure your guinea pig stays safe and protected during use. The tunnels have a unique locking connector at each end which requires two buttons to be released to open it. In addition each connector can be further secured, if necessary, using the locking screw. If you have a pet dog or cat, your guinea pig can safely use the system whilst they are in the garden. The tunnels have been temperature tested and can be used in hot and cold conditions. Each section of activity tunnel has ventilation and drainage holes throughout its entire length. Your guinea pigs will love using their Zippi tunnels all year round in all weather conditions.
How do I Connect Zippi to a Run?
The Zippi door frame can be connected to any wire mesh run or to any solid surface, for example the wall of a wooden hutch.
Before attaching the Zippi door frame you will need to cut a square hole in the mesh or wood. All of the fittings are included, as are clear and complete instructions. You will receive cover strips to place over the cut edges so that you are left with a very neat finish.
A Complete System
You can buy everything that you need to build an amazing custom tunnel system for your guinea pigs. The complete range of parts available can be seen below.
Strong flexible tunnels lie at the heart of the Zippi tunnel system. They are fully ventilated and predator resistant
Straight connectors join tunnels together or combine with a frame to connect to a run. Angled connectors join tunnels to a hutch or angled run.
Zippi Frames and Doors
Connect the Zippi tunnel to a run or hutch using these frames. Lockable versions with a door are available.
Zippi Corner and T-junction
Turn your Zippi through sharp angles with a 90 degree corner or join three tunnels with a T-junction.
Zippi Hayrack and Lookout
WIth the Hay Rack add-on, the T-junction can be used as a hay rack with included water bottle or as a lookout.
Zippi Tunnel Supports
These supports lift the tunnels to protect your grass. They also help to hold tunnels in curved shapes.