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Guinea Pig Well-being

Well-being is ‘the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy’. If we understand our guinea pigs’ needs, behaviours and how to health check them, we can go that extra mile to help them live their best life! Take the links below or use our drop-down menu to find out more.

COMPANIONSHIP

As humans, we get a lot out of the companionship we have with our small furry friends. But we must also remember, it’s also really important to consider their needs and what is best for them too!

Guinea pigs really are a lot like us. They need social interaction to thrive. Here's our handy guide to guinea pig group dynamics.

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HANDLING / TAMING

The chances are, if you have guinea pigs, you’re going to want to pick them up and cuddle them, right?! Whilst some guinea pigs may be relaxed around humans and happy to be picked up, there are always others who will be more scared, skittish and almost impossible to catch.

Here is our guide to the proper handling of your piggies and some hints and tips to calm and tame a classic ‘scaredy-pig’!

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FLOOR TIME

Floor time is essential for guinea pigs, especially those who live indoors in an enclosed area (and don’t have access to a large space or an outdoor run).

There are many benefits to providing floor time for your guinea pigs and it should be seen as part of your daily care routine for them!

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SOUNDS & BEHAVIOUR

Guinea pigs give lots of ‘feedback’ to their cage mates (and to us humans too) through the behaviour they display, and the sounds they make. Here’s our little guide to help you understand what they might be saying (or squeaking) to you!

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HEALTH

Health, as you might imagine, can be a really BIG topic. In our guide, we try and keep it nice and simple, letting you know what’s normal, and what’s not!

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BONDING

Guineapigs are social animals that need the company of their own cavy-kind. It's also really important that they all get on! Here's our guide to guinea pig bonding.

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