floor time

  1. T

    Floor time?

    Hiya, I’ve been interested in getting my pigs used to having (supervised in a safe area) floor time. They live in a c&c and have a pop up play pen they enjoy, but I’d like to introduce them to floor time without them freezing up because of prey instinct. How can I make it less stressful for them?
  2. A

    How much floor time should a Guinea pig get, and if i can't give enough, can i make the cage bigger (and how big for 3 Guinea pigs)

    How much floor time should my piggies have. And if I can't give them that can I make the cage bigger? how big (for 3 piggies)
  3. Emilymaexx

    Guinea Pigs Won’t Leave Cage

    Hi! So, I have had my guinea pigs for 3 years now. For the first year and a half of having them I had carpet in my bedroom. The Guineas absolutely loved floor time and would squeak to be let out for floor time. Since I have changed to laminate flooring (due to the amount of floor time the pigs...
  4. Lxxra

    Guinea Pig Won't Enter His Cage After Floor Time

    Hello everyone, I have a curious deal with our guinea pig boy as of yesterday, wanted to see if anyone else had a similar experience with this. We've been upgrading our C&C cage setting since we're adopting three more guinea pigs. Our current boy (single but not for long!) was in a 2-story...
  5. Hannahb2804

    Handling new piggies and floor time

    Hi I rescued two piggies Saturday morning and I’ve managed to stroke them a little and the more confident one Luna seems comfortable eating in front of me but Dougal seems timid and hasn’t come out a lot, I did pick up Luna for roughly five minutes to see how she’d feel and she didn’t seem to...
  6. Hannahb2804

    Handling a new piggie

    Bringing new piggies home on Saturday so I’m asking as many questions I can to make sure I’m ready, I’ve done research for about 3 months so I think I’m on the right track, but I was wondering how long to let the piggies stay in their cage until I can handle them as I want to bond with them as...
  7. Wahooo92

    An enclosure large enough to not have floor time?

    Hi all, am looking to get guinea pigs in a few years time but want to self build a cage so am doing my research well beforehand. We own a dog and even though he's incredibly well trained, i simply don't feel comfortable having a predator and prey animal living in the same space. We plan for...
  8. A

    Guinea pig questions!

    Hi, I’m a new guinea pig mummy and have some questions please! I have had Albie (grey) for 6 weeks and Zeb for 5, they are brothers - both around 4 months old. Some days they will let me and my partner pick them up (when they are in their beds) and put them on us whilst stroking / feeding...
  9. Guineaconvert

    How do you do floortime?

    Betty and Yeti have settled in really well and are doing great at being handled. They seem happy in their cage, doing lots of popcorns and zoomies, but I would love to give them more stimulation by starting floortime. The problem is they are in a huge room and I can just imagine them doing a...
  10. G

    Skittish Guinea Pig and Floor Time and Lap time!

    Hi! I have two guinea pigs. Patches (older) and Carmal (younger). Patches is taking food from my hand confidently, but Carmal does it a bit more skittishly. I made a post about this but the plan didn’t work out. I was going to connect a pen to their cage to let them come and go as they please...
  11. G

    First Floor Time Advice!

    Hi! New owner here! So I have had 2 boars for a couple of months now (2-4) and they are getting more confident. The older one is named Patches and the younger one Carmal. I taught Patches how to go to the cage door to get fed vegetables. Carmal is a little less confident, but he is taking...
  12. Pxhione

    Free roaming Piggies?

    Hey there! Recently I have been bringing out my 3 girls for daily floor time. They're in a 5 x 6 CC cage but they still love the extra room of course! Floor time consists of them going into a large metal run added onto their cage, allowing access to the middle of the living room. I was...
  13. A

    Guinea Pig lying down at floor time

    Hi, new to the piggie parenting. I have had my guinea pig for 5 days now. He is a year and a half old black Abyssinian. The past 4 days I’ve given him food by hand (carrots, salads, pepper, hay) and he comes back to the cage door for more from me and I’ve done floor time. I take the wire part of...
  14. C

    Senior cavy and floor time

    Hello! I'm feeling a bit stuck with my 5 year old guinea pig penny. Shes in her senior years and in the past year she slowly began to dislike floor time more and more. I used to take her out, set up a bunch of two ended hides in her play pen, and place different veggies all over for her to go and...
  15. K

    Inside Time

    I’ve had all 3 of my boys in the house because of the cold weather. Today, I’ve set them up in the living room and just sat and watched them.. they’ve had a rough year but today I can happily report I have seen them popcorning and squeaking and running about and eating more hay than I think I’ve...
  16. DaveyCavy

    2-year-old Rescue Cavy Hates Floor Time

    Hello folks! First-time poster, long-time lurker. :) I adopted Davey, a 2-year-old unaltered Peruvian boar, from my local shelter about 2 months ago. He's settled in reasonably well (he just got a new 2x3 C&C cage) and he has a perfectly clean bill of health from the vet. I want to find a...
  17. C

    Seperate Cages But Same Floor Time?

    I have four guinea pigs, and they are in pairs in different cages. I started off with the two and adopted one more which didn't get along with the two original ones so I bought a fourth one to keep the adopted one company. I'm wondering if although they are in different cages, could I attempt to...
  18. Pearl and Zip

    Are My Piggies Okay?

    I have two pigs in a 21” x 44” cage. Is this enough room? One piggy is overweight so I know we need a bigger cage so she can exercise. I’ve removed unnecessary clutter from the cage for more room. But I’m not able to get a larger cage until December. Will they be okay until then? Also, I’m only...
  19. FlannelPig

    Snacks!

    Richard and Kevin got super lucky today! I decided to give them some slices of strawberry. It's one of their favorites but they don't get it too often because of how high in sugar it is (And also because Richard is on a diet, but dont tell him that). :drool:
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