Guinea Pig Care Guide

Housing

Guinea pigs need a spacious and secure cage. The cage should be at least 7.5 square feet for one guinea pig, and each additional guinea pig should have at least 2.5 square feet. The cage should also have a solid floor, fresh bedding, and a hiding space.

Diet

Guinea pigs need a diet that is high in fiber. They should have access to fresh hay at all times, as well as fresh vegetables and fruit. Pellets can also be given in moderation.

Water

Fresh, clean water should be provided at all times.

Grooming

Guinea pigs should be groomed regularly to keep their fur clean and tangle-free.

Exercise

Guinea pigs need daily exercise outside of their cage. A playpen or a safe, enclosed space is recommended.

Health

Guinea pigs should be examined regularly by a veterinarian who specializes in small animals. Signs of illness include loss of appetite, abnormal behavior, and breathing difficulties.

Socialization

Guinea pigs are social animals and should be kept in pairs or groups. Always introduce new guinea pigs slowly and under supervision.

Remember, guinea pigs are loving and sociable pets that require daily attention and care. With proper care, your guinea pig can live a happy and healthy life for many years.