Based on 9 Verified Reviews
15 July 2022
I have had the hutch for about two months now, and it is fantastic for our two boars. We upgraded from an Amazon timber job and the difference is night and day. Having experienced the quality of the Omley Eglu Go Up for our chooks, this was a no brainer.
Our boys are happy to run around in the enclosed area, and definitely cozy during the night inside during our close to zero temperatures we have been having here.
The unit is easy to move and clean.
The reviewer has 2-4 Selfs pets
So easy to use!
9 June 2022
I am so pleased I took the plunge and went for this hutch/run combo. It ticks all the boxes for us - coco and haze have the freedom to run in and out all day without me having to worry about them.. we just open the hatch in the morning and shut it last thing at night. The hutch is so easy to clean with the removable tray. The free sun shade is great as it not only protects from sun but also from the rain so I find the girls in the run grazing even when it’s raining. I love that it’s on the floor so I can relax when my boys want to stroke and play with their Guinea pigs and I don’t have to worry about them falling out of their hutch. Cage is easy to manoeuvre onto fresh grass. I just use a dustpan and brush to sweep up the droppings on the grass. A stress free hutch and animal life for us!
The reviewer has 2-4 Guinea Pigs pets
Sturdy BIG hutch
28 May 2022
I bought one of these to replace the old wooden style hutch for our Guinea Pigs to go inside an existing cage. It was easy to put together and MUCH sturdier than the previous wooden ones. Will definitely buy another one as we have the boys and girls separated
The reviewer has 2-4 pets
Eglu for my guinea pig Ram
25 April 2022
As a secondary outdoor run this works well, Rams primary home is inside. Ram is a year old and the Eglu works well as he has a big guinea bum that won't fit through the gaps on uneven ground. I also put bricks on the two corners to be safe. A baby piggy would be able to squeeze out, so this prob wouldn't be suitable unless on perfect flat grass and maybe with some tent pegs.
If a guinea was to live outside permanently, I would be concerned about the piggy getting cold during the winter, mainly as you don't want to shut the door leaving the little loves in the dark all day!
The YouTube construction video was really great.
Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch with 3m Run Package - Purple
The reviewer has 1 Guinea Pig pets
So complicated but great
9 April 2022
Found it hard to build & took ages but it’s grate when it’s up. Issue I have is the run, my cats can fit there paw though it. Wanted to get another for my girls but not sure if now. Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch with 3m Run Package - Purple
The reviewer has 2-4 pets
12 October 2021
It has been really helpful over the summer to keep our guinea pigs outside. But now we realized that there are mice in the cage. It should have smaller gaps in the wiring to keep mice out. Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch - Leaf Green (no run)
Great hutch, Nightmare build
13 July 2021
I love this hutch and everything they promise is true. What isn’t explained is that it’ll take over 2 hours to build with the 2m run. The instructions are poor. I’m a whizz at Lego and IKEA, yet these instructions are not to the same quality. Some parts of the build required 2 people. I’m so disappointed that I paid such a high amount of money (£400) and was left building it myself, with poor instructions. On this basis I would not buy again. I feel this needs to be made much clearer before purchase Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch - Leaf Green (no run)
The reviewer has 2-4 Guinea pig pets
Omlet Says: Hi Charlotte,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review.
We are sorry to read about the difficulties that you experienced regarding the assembly of your hutch. In addition of the manual, don't hesitate to have a look on our website, where we offer YouTube videos, showing our colleagues building the hutch step by step.
However, your feedback has been reported to our product design team who will have a look at ways to improve the clarity of the instructions manuals.
We stay at your disposal for any further information.
Omlet Customer Service team
Quite good, but needs to be adpated to Australian climate conditions
15 February 2019
Overall a pretty good product, solidly designed and built, and easy to keep clean. For Australian summer conditions, however, it needs better ventilation and measures to protect animals from high heat and humidity. In Sydney this summer the temperature has often been in the high 30s and into the 40s, together with humidity around 70 - 90 per cent, making it difficult for guinea pigs and people alike to stay cool. Summers in Sydney have always been quite hot and humid, but they seem to be getting even more so. So for a guinea pig the problem is not staying warm and surviving the cold, but avoiding hyperthermia (heat stroke) and dehydration. The ventilation slots on the inside surface of the walls are not adequate. Maybe some design changes are needed to give better ventilation that avoids the hutch heating up inside like an oven if exposed to direct sunlight for a lengthy period. We've positioned ours so it is mostly shaded, but that's still not ideal in keeping the inside temp cool enough. Maybe it needs a fabric shade screen that can be fitted to the outside of the hutch with a large gap (maybe 150mm)? Something like a tent fly sheet? Good luck. Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch - Leaf Green (no run)
30 July 2017
The eglu looks great in my garden but there are a few issues with it. The underneath structure of the tray makes excellent housing for slugs which then make their way into the pod and munch their way through the guinea pig food leaving their slimy trail behind. The rear door is difficult to open if there is any hay in the door frame. The hay rack is now attached with tape so that the water bottle remains accessible. With regard to retrieving objects from the run I have found that a litter picker is very useful and stops the need to find someone small enough to crawl into the run.
Some form of light access to the pod would be useful - for pets and owners alike. Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch with 3ft Run - Leaf Green
It's definitely less work but it ruins the lawn and there are no windows!
28 May 2017
I like the design and the ability to open and close the door but the guinea pigs are ruining the lawn - we have a chequerboard effect where I have been moving it about. It is also difficult to move about and was much more arduous than I expected to put together. I probably had high expectations given the high price and other reviews. It's good, but not great. Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch with 3ft Run - Leaf Green
Omlet Says: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you have had problems with assembling your hutch. Should you have any further issues, please do let our Customer Service Team know and we will help as much as we can.
Guinea Pigs will always nibble on the grass when you let them out on the lawn, this is healthy and normal behaviour as they need to constantly eat to keep their bowels moving. You could try offering them more hay and more fresh food if you want to try and keep the lawn eating to a minimum. However they simply love fresh grass and they are surely grateful that you give them the opportunity to do so every day.
Too small for 3 guniea pigs and very tricky to access
25 March 2017
I bought an igloo guniea pig hutch for our 3 guniea pigs thinking that it would solve all our problems. I can fault the build of the hutch however I find the access to the pigs really tricky. with the 2m run its impossible to catch them because they just run up the other end and there is no top access so you have to clamber inside. The access from the back, which very convenient for feeding, I find tricky to get at them for worry of them escaping from the opening whilst it is down. I also think it is too small for 3 gunea pigs. Although we clean it out regularly it is alway a horrible, small mess. I'm sorry but I do wish I had taken up the 30 day return offer. Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch with 6ft Run Package - Leaf Green
Omlet Says: We are sorry to hear that you are not happy with the hutch. The Go should comfortably house up to 3 Guinea Pigs, and by leaving the hutch door open into the run area, you will give them enough space to move around at al times. Otherwise, should you wish to offer them even more space, we have 1m run extensions and also our line of Outdoor Pet Runs.
Reaching the feeder and drinker sometimes can be tricky, however our designers have created the Run Door Self Fit Kit (810.0042) exactly for this purpose.
We hope these tips might make it easier for you to use the Eglu Go Hutch, and thanks again for your feedback!
Great in dry weather
5 January 2016
This is a great hutch for my three guinea pigs but I've had to buy a conventional hutch for the winter as the rain was driving into the hutch and the run was waterlogged. It would be useful to be able to raise the hutch off the ground perhapswith a ramp for the piggies to get some exercise. When the weather cheers up they'll be resuming residence. Review for: Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch with 3ft Run - Leaf Green