Guinea Pigs Love a Routine

Guinea pigs soon get used to a routine, and will reward you with welcoming squeaks as soon as they hear you open your back door. It is important to check on your guinea pigs at least twice a day, in the morning and evening. However guinea pigs love human company and the more time you can spend with them the happier they are.

Feeding
Guinea pigs are never happier then when they are eating, and feed time will be rewarded with the loudest squeaks of all. In the morning they should be given a bowl of dry mix, and a variety of fresh food. During the day if they are in their eglu they will graze grass, and then in the evening they can be given some fresh hay for overnight.

Fresh water
Water is extremely important, and the bottle should be refilled daily. If the weather is cold, be aware that their water could freeze, and may need to be thawed and refilled more frequently.

Keep their home clean and tidy
Housekeeping is very important, and their bedding should be changed regularly. Unlike rabbits, guinea pigs cannot be trained to use a litter tray, they will toilet anywhere, but the eglu is quick and easy to clean.

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Comments

Jerrica, 3 August 2017

I have two guinea pigs, one is about 2 his name is Charlie he's orange and black with little swirls in his fur :) and the others name is Tanner, he's just a baby only about 2.5 months old, he's brown with a big white spot on his head and on his chin. They are amazing pets and need lots of attention I believe that's something people should be told. Most people think they can just get a guinea pig and put it in a cage and see him as you walk by but they need just as much attention as a 2 year old baby for sure. I don't mind though they are just like my baby's lol. Love my charlie boy and tanner baby


Rebecca, 6 August 2016

Although I think the Omlet range is great, and the website is well thought-out and has plenty of useful information, as an avian and exotics veterinarian, I am concerned about the dietary advice given for guinea pigs and rabbits on this website. Both guinea pigs and rabbits should be provided unlimited hay daily for dental and gastrointestinal health. The hay provided should be (high fibre, high quality, long stem grassy) - e.g. Timothy hay, Oaten Hay, Pasture or Meadow Hay. 75-80% of the diet should be hay and it should be provided at all times. Vegetables and extruded pellets fortified with Vitamin C can be provided in small amounts in addition to hay, however seed and grain mix are definitely not recommended for guinea pigs or rabbits - it is very important to differentiate between the two when advising that guinea pigs and rabbits should be fed a bowl of "dry mix", even if it is labelled as "complete" or has a picture of a guinea pig or rabbit on the packaging. Dental disease is extremely common in pet guinea pigs, and is probably the top presenting complaint to veterinary practices.


Soon-, 26 February 2012

I liked how it gives you very basic information. I want a guinea pig, and my mom wants me a rabbit. Any suggestions that would change her mind? We will be getting one in four months. Overall, great site!


Philondra, 21 November 2011

I have a guinea pig named Carmen and this is the perfect website to learn from.


Léa, 13 August 2011

très intéressant merci pour ses informations .

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