Guinea pigs are sociable creatures. They love company, and will talk to each other, so it’s best to house them in pairs or groups.
We make Pet Homes in various sizes for two or more Guinea Pigs. If you want to view our range, just click on the button below, or read on for some useful information on how to provide a suitable home environment.
Minimum Guinea Pig Cage Size
The RSPCA recommend 120cm x 60cm as the minimum cage size for 2 guinea pigs (minimum floor area of 8 square feet), and to add 30cm for each additional guinea pig.
Our guinea pig homes come in 3 sizes (120x60cm, 150x60cm or 180x60cm) depending on how many guinea pigs you want to house, and the space you have available. You can choose a mesh or perspex front, with or without roof, and you can also customise with additional options including perspex side panels and various door access options.
Our smallest size for guinea pigs adheres to the 120x60cm RSPCA minimum size.
Room Temperature for Guinea Pigs
Guinea pigs don’t like to be too hot, so their cage should be kept away from direct sunlight, radiators, and also draughts. If you have underfloor heating, we recommend raising the Pet Home off the ground using one of our Stand options, or by placing on a table. That way, your guinea pigs will be exposed to the ambient air temperature rather than the hotter temperature of the floor.
Guinea Pig Exercise
Guinea pigs need a large run enclosure to fulfill their need to exercise, and to run and play. IMPORTANT NOTE: An exercise wheel must NOT be used for Guinea Pigs as it will cause pain and damage to their spine.
If housed indoors, guinea pigs should be allowed out of their hutch on a daily basis, either to roam free in a safe and secure room away from other pets, or within a separate run enclosure.
We can build ramps to the front or side, so your guinea pigs can come out to play as they please.
Like all small pets, guinea pigs require a suitable shelter for sleeping and nesting.
We make three houses suitable for guinea pigs: our Little House for Pigs and Hogs is big enough for a single guinea pig.
Our Large Guinea Pig Shelter is ideal for 2 pigs, or you can place 2 of our Little Hog Houses side by side to double the internal space.
When housing 3 or 4 guinea pigs, have a look at our Full-width Platform Shelf + Ladder with Integrated 2 door Guinea Pig Hideaway 55x30cm. Click the photos below for more info.
Guinea pigs teeth grow throughout their lives, up to several inches every year! To prevent their teeth from getting too long, make sure you provide them with plenty of hay and untreated wooden toys to gnaw on. This will help wear their teeth down naturally, avoiding dental problems.
Guinea pigs also need plenty of stimulation to keep them occupied and stop them getting bored, so providing them with suitable toys is important. They will need plenty of hidey holes, tunnels or dens to run around and play in. Remember that toys don’t need to be expensive: a simple cardboard box filled with hay with a hole in the side, or empty toilet rolls are cheaper ways of providing fun for your pets.