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Guinea pig requirements

Guinea pig requirements
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Outdoor Guinea Pigs

If planning to keep your guinea pigs outdoors, they will need a secure, weather proof enclosure.
For 2 guinea pigs we recommend a minimum enclosure size of 5ft wide x 2ft deep if single tier or a minimum of 4ft wide x 2ft deep if double tier. Any ramps must have a safety barrier fitted.
Hutches are often very expensive, do not last long and are not ideal for piggies - converted sheds/playhouses with runs attatched or custom build hutches are just a couple more suitable options.

 

They must have a secure run for exercise on the grass. The run must be at least 4ft x 4ft x 2ft high and be predator proof with a secure top on it. Guinea pigs must never be left out in this run overnight.

Guinea pigs are very sensitive to the weather, if it is too hot, cold, wet or windy for them to go out then they will require an indoor exercise area.

 

Indoor guinea pigs

Guinea pigs make wonderful indoor pets and will give you more opportunities to bond with them.
We ask that you choose a quiet place in your home away from windows and radiators (where they could overheat or be caught in a draft.) They would need a large predator proof enclosure; a large indoor rabbit type cage would be a good choice.
We also recommend c&c cages.



They must also have a secure run for exercise on the grass. This run must be at least 4ft x 4ft x 2ft high and be predator proof with a secure top on it.

Guinea pigs must never be kept in garages or out buildings where vehicles are stored and there is no natural light.