What hutch is best for a guinea pig?
What hutch is best for a guinea pig?
Two of the hutches that offer the most space for your guinea pigs are the Chartwell and Kendal hutches. Chartwell hutches are deeper than many guinea pig hutches, including the Kendal hutch, which is a real advantage for your small pets, giving them more space to play.
What size hutch do I need for 2 guinea pigs?
Two guinea pigs: 7.5 square feet (minimum), but at least 10.5 square feet (30” x 50”) is preferred.
Is a 4ft hutch big enough for 2 guinea pigs?
Shuvvy. As Connie says, the width needs to be a minimum of 120cm (4 ft). If you have the space it may be better to get a bigger hutch with a run for when the weather is good rather than a double decker.
Is a 4×2 cage big enough for 2 guinea pigs?
As advised by Humane Society and the RSPCA, the recommended size for two female guinea pigs (sows) is 10ft2 which is a 4×2 C&C cage or 140 x 70 cm. The recommended size for two male guinea pigs (sows) is 12ft2 which is a 5×2 C&C cage or 175 x 70 cm.
Is it better to keep guinea pigs inside or outside?
Guinea pigs can live indoors or outdoors, so long as they have enough space and you can keep them at a comfortable temperature in the summer heat or bad winter weather. You can also keep your guinea pigs in their own heated outhouse, a car-free garage or a shed.
Can guinea pigs live in 2 level cages?
While some small animals enjoy climbing on multi-level platforms in the cage, guinea pigs generally prefer flat, open spaces. Guinea pigs tend to be scared of heights, and even a gentle ramp leading up to a second level may be too frightening for a guinea pig to attempt.
Do guinea pigs need grass?
They should have fresh grass as often as possible too, ideally every day. They naturally graze, eating only grass, herbs and some other plants (such as dandelion or groundsel) for long periods, both day and night. Remember, guinea pigs need hay and/or grass for their digestive systems to function properly.
Can I take my guinea pig on a walk?
You can “walk” a guinea pig on a leash, but don’t try to get your guinea pig to go for outdoor walks. Unlike dogs and cats, cavies cannot successfully learn to go for leashed walks. Do not take your guinea pig onto a sidewalk in an attempt to get him to walk like your neighbor’s miniature poodle.
Does a guinea pig cage need a roof?
Generally, NO. Guinea pigs aren’t jumpers or climbers. Hedgehogs, on the other hand, need higher Coroplast walls because they can and will climb. Generally speaking, you only need to cover a guinea pig cage that has high enough walls if you need to keep kids, cats or dogs out.
Can you use a dog crate for a guinea pig?
Dog crates can be pretty expensive, and usually (if not always) can only house up to 2 guinea pigs. However, if you only have two guinea pigs, and can find a large enough crate for a reasonable price, it is a great option!
Are tennis balls safe for guinea pigs?
Can guinea pigs have balls to play with? It’s fine to give your piggies a ball to play with. Ping pong balls, and even tennis balls will be pushed around for a while. Like most things guinea pigs play with, the novelty value is part of the game and most toys are likely to be ignored if left in with them for too long.
Is it okay for guinea pigs to chew on cardboard?
A guinea pig’s teeth grow continually throughout his life, so chewing is essential to keep them worn down and prevent dental problems. Guinea pigs’ digestive systems allow them to chew wood and wood-based products such as paper and cardboard without any ill effects.
Is lettuce OK for guinea pigs?
Fruit and vegetables: Fresh vegetables can be offered once a day and should be equivalent to about one cup total per guinea pig per day. Leafy greens like romaine lettuce, red and green leaf lettuces, kale, cilantro and parsley should comprise the bulk of your pig’s fresh produce.
Should guinea pigs be covered at night?
How Much of the Cage Should you Cover at Night? Covering the whole cage at night can create problems and affect your guinea pigs breathing. That means that you should only cover part of their cage at night. This ensures that the cage remains properly ventilated while still letting in some light.
What do guinea pigs like to play with?
What Do Guinea Pigs Like To Play With? This Top 10 List Will Give You Some Great Ideas!
- Crumpled paper or paper bags.
- Cardboard boxes.
- Hay or grass chew balls.
- Chew sticks.
- Fleece accessories.
- Stuffed socks.
- Stuffed tubes with hay.