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Housing Guinea Pigs

Choosing how to home your guinea pigs is big decision and requires careful consideration. In this section we look at your options; from caging and enclosures, to bedding and accessories. Oh... and not forgetting cleaning - a daily chore that cannot be avoided!

CAGE / ENCLOSURE OPTIONS

When getting guinea pigs, it’s fair to say that choosing their accommodation is one of the most important decisions!

Here are some of the things we think are important to consider and an outline of the options available to you when housing your small furries.

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CAGE SIZE

Guinea pigs need a cage or enclosure large enough to allow them to lead a happy and healthy life. A small cage won’t provide the space necessary for your guinea pigs to exercise and keep fit. Here's our guide to the correct cage size for your guinea pigs.

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BEDDING OPTIONS

There are many bedding options to choose from for your guinea pigs. Some bedding types work better in certain enclosures and it can also come down to a personal choice too.

Here, we will talk about the pros and cons to the various types of appropriate bedding for guinea pigs.

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CAGE ACCESSORIES

As new piggy parents one of the first things we all want to do is go out and buy every accessory under the sun to amuse and stimulate our little bundles of love! But in reality, not everything is suitable, or in fact, needed. Here’s our guide to what you need in your guinea pig enclosure and the extras you can add to make life for your piggies, heaven!

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CAGE CLEANING

Right. There’s no escaping it! If you have guinea pigs (or any other small animal for that matter) you will need to do plenty of cleaning out. It is vital for your guinea pigs’ health and well-being that you ensure their living conditions are, above all else, clean and dry. Here's our cage cleaning guide.

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