Creating Your Pet's Environment
Guinea pigs are very active, social pets that prefer to live with a companion. Therefore, purchase the largest cage you can afford and that will fit in the space allowed for your pet(s). A minimum of four square feet per pig is recommended. A cage with a solid bottom is best (the bottom of a wire cage should be covered with wood or cardboard to prevent damage to your pet’s feet). As guinea pigs love to hide, be sure to include a tube to crawl inside (one purchased from your local pet store or an empty coffee can with smooth edges). Your guinea pig will also enjoy climbing on items such as rocks and bricks. As guinea pigs like to hide and sleep in a closed space, include a container with an entrance hole, such as a box or flowerpot, for this purpose.
Your pet’s cage should be placed in cool area of the home with low humidity, as guinea pigs are susceptible to heatstroke (60-80° F. is ideal). Good ventilation is required, but avoid placing the cage in drafts or direct sunlight.
Cover the bottom of the cage with Clean-N-Comfy® litter/bedding or Aspen Supreme™. For best results, spread Clean-N-Comfy® litter/bedding 1 inch deep evenly in the cage. Depending upon the type and number of animals, and caretaker preference, time between cage changes may be extended by scooping and replacing soiled areas. You may also use Natural Corn Cobs small animal litter/bedding.
No Green Pet products contain pine or cedar.
Please remember to consult your local pet store or veterinarian with specific questions related to the overall care and health of your pet.