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Are two story cages good for guinea pigs?
Multiple Levels 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.
Should guinea pig cages be on the floor?
Don’t put cages on the floor for the following reasons: If guinea pigs are on the floor, it is too easy for children to get to them and too easy for toy and play accidents to happen. Drafts: Drafts are more noticeable on the floor and can cause upper respiratory infections.
What is the best base for a guinea pig cage?
You will also need safe guinea pig bedding. “Cedar and pine bedding should be avoided because of the risk of respiratory tract irritation from inhaling dust and oils associated with wood bedding and/or impaction from ingesting it,” says Nevarez. “The best substrate is soft recycled paper products and newspaper.”
What should you not put in a guinea pig cage?
Do not use cedar or pine shavings as bedding, even though these are widely available as bedding for small pets. These materials have phenol, which can be harmful to guinea pigs. Instead, buy bedding made of paper or straw, as it retains heat and keeps the pig warm.
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.
Can guinea pigs roam free in house?
Considerations. While you can let your guinea pig roam free in your home and backyard, doing so exposes him to dangers he won’t find in his cage. Guineas may nibble baseboards, furniture, upholstery or electrical cords in your home; the strong-smelling urine of the male may leave unpleasant smells in porous surfaces.
Should you cover a guinea pig 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.
Is it OK to keep guinea pigs in your bedroom?
A family room or living room works well, but make sure your pigs have a place to retreat if they need some quiet time. Noise: Guinea pigs have very sensitive hearing and their cages should not be placed next to stereos, televisions or other loud noises.
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.
Can you keep guinea pigs in your bedroom?
Guinea pigs are curious and like to see what’s going on, so they can be kept either indoors or out. However, they have sensitive hearing so, unless your home is quiet, they are usually happiest outdoors. They need a large predator-proof wooden hutch and run.
Are girl or boy guinea pigs nicer?
Generally speaking, guinea pig pet parents have found that male guinea pigs tend to be a little more confident or bolder than females. This can sometimes lead to training males and being able to handle them a little easier than their shyer counterparts.
Can you keep 2 male guinea pigs in the same cage?
Can you put male Guinea Pigs in the same cage? Yes, as long the cage is big enough for two cavies. Guinea Pigs are social animals and housing them together can prevent loneliness. When they first meet or move in together they may need to assert dominance.