Friday, 17 August 2018

6 Things You Need to Have Before Getting A Guinea Pig

1.  Cage

Depending on whether you are keeping your guinea pigs indoors or outdoors you will need different types of cages.  Outdoor cages are usually made of wood and mesh.  An indoor cage can be made of wood or plastic.  Another option for outside is to use a wooden garden shed with a run attached.

2.  Run

Your guinea pig will nee a run to get enough exercise.  If your guinea pig is outside then a wire run will work well.  If your guinea pig is indoors, I like to let them run around the room.

3.  Hayrack

You need some sort of hay rack to put in your cage.  You can get hanging, standing or rolling racks.  I personally have a hanging rack and a wooden rolling rack.

4.  Water bottle

Obviously, you will need a water bottle or a water bowl.  I like bottles as they don't get as dirty and I prefer glass bottles as plastic may not be good for your guinea pig.

5.  Food bowls

To feed guinea pig nuggets and fresh vegetables I have two ceramic bowls. 

6.  Carrier

To collect your new guinea pig and take him to the vets or travel with him you will need a carrier.  I personally just use a cat carrier for my two guinea pigs but you can get ones made for guinea pigs.


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


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