Caring For Your Guinea Pigs
Welcome to our ‘Caring For Your Guinea Pigs’ guide - we are so glad you found your way here!
Guinea pigs may be small animals, but when it comes to looking after them there’s actually a lot to talk about. We have tried our best to provide as much useful information as we can, including some personal hints and tips we’ve learnt since becoming guinea pig parents!
Here’s an idea of what you’ll find in our Care Guide:
We start with our Beginner’s Guide which is the perfect place to start for newbies or those after a quick refresh! We go through everything you need to know about keeping guinea pigs as a pet. We’ve also got a handy checklist for those thinking of taking the leap and becoming piggy parents themselves!
In the Housing section, we look at the type of cage or enclosure suitable for guinea pigs, what size your cage should be and what bedding and accessories you can use. There’s also some all-important cleaning information too – get those rubber gloves out!
Regarding Feeding your piggies, it’s vital to understand which foods they need for a balanced diet. We’ll talk about the importance of hay and forage in a guinea pig’s diet, as well as guiding you as to what fresh food they can eat (and what to avoid!).
It has become a buzz-word of late, but there’s a very good reason why the Well-being of your guinea pigs is so important! By better understanding their behaviour (and being able to provide home health care too) you will increase the chances of your guinea pigs enjoying a long and happy life. We will look at how to pick up your guinea pigs safely, as well as introducing floor-time and their need for companionship. Our health guide helps you to look out for signs of what is normal or not, with tips on home grooming too!
There’s always an ‘Other’ category, because sometimes things just don’t fall under a suitable heading. So, if you want to read more about what to do with your guinea pigs when you go on holiday, or whether to purchase pet insurance for your piggies then this section is for you!