Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pig PairGuinea 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.

 

 

120cm C&C Style Guinea Pig Cage

 

Guinea Pig Cage Size

Guinea Pigs can be housed in an indoor or outdoor hutch.

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.

180cm x 60cm Guinea Pig Cage - Front View

We make guinea pig homes in 4 different sizes with various roof and multiple tier options, depending on how many guinea pigs you want to house.

Our smallest size for guinea pigs is 120x60cm.  It has a mesh front as standard, but you can also purchase the cage with a Perspex front, providing an enhanced view of your pet.

120cm Guinea Pig Home - front

Guinea pigs don’t like to be too hot, so the cage should be kept away from direct sunlight, radiators, and also draughts. A comfortable room temperature should be between 15-22 degrees centigrade.

 

Outdoor Hutchesguinea pig

If you decide to go for an outdoor hutch, then the hutch must be raised off the ground. It must also be warm, well-ventilated, and draught-proof, and connected to a larger run enclosure.

 

Exercise

Guinea pigs need a large run enclosure to fulfil their need to exercise, and to run and play.  It’s important to note that an exercise wheel is NOT appropriate for a guinea pig, as it will damage their spine.

If housed indoors, guinea pigs should be allowed out of their hutch on a daily basis, either to roam free in safe and secure room, away from other pets, or placed into a separate run enclosure.

We can provide a built-in side ramp so you can let your guinea pigs come out to play.

Side Access Ramp - open

 

Nesting

Like all small pets, guinea pigs will require a suitable shelter for sleeping and nesting.Little House for Pigs & Hogs Closeup

 

We make two houses suitable for guinea pigs: our Little House for Pigs and Hogs is big enough for a single guinea pig.

 

If you want to house 2 or 3 guinea pigs, then our Large Guinea Pig House with Ladder and Platform Roof will do just the job, and provides a useful second tier as a play or dining area.


Guinea Pig House with Platform Roof and LadderGuinea Pig House with Platform Roof and Ladder - Right

Toys

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.

Flexible Wooden Bridge or Shelter - Small & Medium sizeWooden Ball with Bell inside 2Cotton Play Rope with Wooden Blocks