1. W

    Guinea Pig advice

    Hello, I am thinking about getting a Guinea Pig. I did have guinea pigs as a kidAny answer to my questions would be very helpful. the guinea pig would be mainly an indoor pet, but when summer comes will take them outside on grass in a run (is quite a big run) is it ok to have just 1 guinea...
  2. emily21

    Wood shaving alternatives

    Hi everyone. So I got my 3 piggies (all boys a year old) full time in October. They belonged to my ex who bought them in March 2020. He bought them from a well known UK pet shop and was instructed wood shavings was the best bedding for them so that was what we have been using. However, I...
  3. A

    Eating Hemp Bedding Safe?

    Hello, I was just wondering if guinea pigs eating hemp bedding can cause any harm? I've been told hemp bedding is one of the most optimal bedding brands to use and so that's what I've been using for a while. Thing is, a boar of mine has been seen snuffling about the ground, chewing and...
  4. Louisemck312

    How can I secure my fleece down on a regular cage to prevent burrowing?

    Hi everyone, I just got a new fleece to line my cage but one of my piggies Madison keeps burrowing underneath it! Since it’s not a C&C cage I can’t clip it to anything and it fits the cage perfectly so can’t tuck it under/over anything. I’ve tried putting her bowl in one of the corners but she...
  5. Jesse's pigs

    Water bottles

    What do you guys put under water bottles? Mine don’t drip massively but tend to drip for a bit after the piggies have had a drink leaving the bedding a bit damp. I use towels for their bedding with piles of hay and a microfibre bath mat down one end which I change every 2 days and recently I’ve...
  6. Lizzieejoyce

    Hutch/shed heater recommendations

    Hello everyone, My guineas are in the shed for the winter but it’s still quite cold in there so I am looking for a heater or a heated blanket that’s safe to keep on overnight and likely 24/7 soon. Does anyone have any recommendations please? There’s no power out there so if there’s an...
  7. Sherman and Shaggy's Mom

    The perfect bedding

    So I have come to realize that some of the fleece I bought which I thought was a great price is kinda inadequate. They are too thin and get smelly pretty quickly. So I was wondering what do other people use I have seen some bathmats, rugs, and some other types of fleece but I can't seem to pin a...
  8. Siikibam

    Aubiose or easibed

    As most of you know the piggies are now living outside (yes I still miss them!). when I put them out I used easibed and piled hay on top. But now I’ve run out I’ve got a bit of a dilemma. I REALLY LOVED aubiose but it set me off. I also like easibed but recently had a painful chest. I’m not...
  9. H

    Paper bedding types

    I made the decision when bringing my boys home to keep them on paper bedding as I had an issue with woodshavings in the past and I don't personally like the feel of the pellets. They are currently on carefresh because I knew it was safe, however I'm looking for a more cost effective paper...
  10. Jasmined

    Recommendations on cosy beds

    Does any one have any recommendations (links if possible) for some cosier beds? Recently moved to fleece bedding and they’re loving it, would love to put some more snuggly items in. I’ve seen pictures of guineas sleeping in sort of cat bed looking things, I’ve had a little search but nothing’s...
  11. Hannahb2804

    What to put in a litter tray?

    Hi just wondering what’s best to put in a litter tray? I was thinking meadow hay & newspaper but I want whatever is safest for them and what will keep them healthy and comfortable so should I use propper litter? Any suggestions would be fab!
  12. Chip Lillis

    Safe litter for Guinea pigs?

    Hey everyone! With the quarantine and everything going on, I’m not able to head out to get the litter I normally do for my food area. I found this unscented paper litter for cats on amazon and I was wondering if it’s safe for piggies? There were people safely using it for rabbits in the reviews...
  13. Flinty

    Can I use this for litter?

    Hello all, I hope you're staying safe and sane in these strange times. I ordered some hay recently and received the wrong order, which means I've just found myself with two large bags of wood based cat litter, and before I pass them on was wondering if it would be ok in the piggy's litter...
  14. K

    Will my guinea pig be comfortable sleeping on hay?

    Hi! Sorry if this is a silly question but if i stuff the pig igloo with hay, will it be uncomfortable for my pig? I use linen and sawdust bedding and I’ve always stuffed the igloo with hay but it seems really scratchy to me? Will he be uncomfortable sleeping with hay in the igloo, should I just...
  15. C

    towels under fleece?

    so i was thinking of using towels under the fleece as they seem like they do a good job. however i’m concerned that they will smell easily, considering there isn’t much airflow between the layers? and i also feel like towels would take a while to dry. should i put towels, then puppy pads, then...
  16. O

    fleece bedding?

    i was just wondering which bedding you all use and what you think of fleece? i've got pine wood shavings and back2nature bedding at the moment, i've found that wood shavings get pretty messy while back2nature is great however it is expensive. i have a pair of baby piggies and a 2x5 c&c cage and...
  17. C

    bedding help!

    so i’ve probably trialed about 5 different kinds of bedding, and am currently using (safe!) woodshavings. i really loved using fleece however the only issue was the smell. i am in the process of upgrading my cage from relatively small, to big. i’m wondering if the reason the fleece was smelling...
  18. elris

    best bedding for long haired piggies

    i have two guinea pigs — charlie and lola but charlie is long haired and our current bedding gets stuck in her fur. lola is no bother so any sort of bedding works for her but i want it to be a comfortable bedding for them. they’re currently on a layer of corn chippings and shavings.
  19. carefullycloverpigs

    How much fleece?

    Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum! You can call me Clover :) I've had my two guinea pigs (Missy and Luna) for about 8 months now, but they are nearly four years old. Since I got them, I've been using aspen wood shavings in their cage, but I want to change over to fleece. I've weighed the pros...
  20. H

    Best non-sawdust, easy to clean and maintain beddings?

    So I’ll start this off by saying that we’ve had sawdust bedding for most of the time we’ve had our two guineas (by we I mean me and my 15 yo daughter who would be mainly in charge of their care.) Recently Cody-one of the two pigs- had a bit of a respiratory problem, and the vet suggested we...