Questions and answers

Can guinea pigs be on wire?

Can guinea pigs be on wire?

Guinea pigs can be prone to getting painful and serious foot conditions if kept on wire or hard flooring so it is important to provide them with soft floor covering and bedding.

Can guinea pigs live in a wire cage?

Many guinea pig rescue organizations recommend “C&C” cages, which are enclosures made from cubes and coroplast, a corrugated plastic. Plastic tubs, glass aquariums and cages with wire floors are NOT acceptable as guinea pig housing.

Can guinea pigs go up tubes?

Guinea pigs generally enjoy climbing ramps, small steps and through tubes. Unlike other rodents like mice and squirrels, they can’t climb trees and walls due to their long bodies and short limbs. Let’s find out how these adorable creatures use their environment to their advantage and climb their way to safety.

What is the best thing to line a guinea pig cage with?

We recommend using newspaper to line the floor of the cage. However, you should never use it as bedding on its own. It is not absorbent enough and gets wet quickly. Not only will odours linger longer, but it could also cause all sorts of health issues for your guinea pig.

Do guinea pigs like to be in the dark?

Do the guinea pigs like sleeping in the dark? Yes, the guinea pigs definitely love to sleep in the dark. Guinea pigs are crepuscular animals and generally sleep in small paces of 3-10 minutes.

Can guinea pigs roam free?

Roaming free outside can provide a modern guinea pig the opportunity to forage for natural vegetation but leaves him vulnerable to predators. You can let a guinea pig roam free inside your house for exercise.

Is it better to have 2 male or 2 female guinea pigs?

The most suitable pairings are two females or a neutered male and a female. If you would like to keep a group of three or more guinea pigs it’s not advisable to have more than one male as any more can cause a conflict over resources.

What is too cold for guinea pigs?

room temperatures below 70 or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (Guinea pigs can easily develop respiratory infections if the temperature drops below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.)

Can I use a towel for guinea pig bedding?

The main con of using towels or bath mats as bedding is that they are not meant for this purpose, and may not be as absorbent as guinea pig bedding made to be used as bedding. This means that you may need to clean them more often.

Should I cover my guinea pig’s cage 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’s the best way to raise guinea pigs?

Raising guinea pigs requires you to build a proper house for them. The housing provides the guinea pigs with shade from the hot sun and keeps them warm in the winter. Guinea pigs house can be designed using hog wire, fencing hardware and hay.

Can you cut the wire off a guinea pig’s cage?

Guinea pigs feet are also very sensitive and delicate and the wire will irritate their feet as they tread on it. However, you may be able to remove the mesh grid from the wire-bottom cage or you could take a wire cutter and cut off the wire bottom of the cage leaving the flat surface which is beneath it.

What kind of cage does a guinea pig need?

There are many different cages that you can buy for your guinea pigs and one of them is the wire bottom cage. Wire bottom cages are those types of cage that have wire cris-crossed across the floor of the cage instead of wooden or plastic flooring.

What should I do with my guinea pig outside?

If you are prepared to keep your guinea pig outside, make sure that you purchase for them the best quality hutch that you can afford. You must provide them with a rodent-proof shelter, a warm sleeping area (not directly in contact with the ground), and metal-wired edges.