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floor time

  1. B

    is my floor time pointless?

    Hi! I have my two 4mo old sows in a 4x2 C&C cage and I recently bought a playpen for them that is 4.59ft by 18in, as it’s the only thing I can fit in my room for floor time. I tried it last night with them and they seemed to have fun exploring and playing, but I feel like it’s pointless for...
  2. B


    Hi! I’ve been thinking of purchasing this playpen for my two piggies, but I wasn’t sure if the Large size would be big enough. I was considering getting two but the space I have would fit one better. Does anyone have any recommendations? Would one be enough space for them both to run around for...
  3. RheMae

    Guinea pig won't stop scratching, don't want to stress him too badly!

    Hi all. Me again. I hope it's okay, I've read so much, and it helps to get advice from other piggy parents. So I started with 3 boys, Judo, Guts, and Bert. Judo passed away after a trip to the ER, I believe due to gut stasis I wasn't informed of. I scheduled an appointment for Guts the same...
  4. Adelyn

    Clover and Stella have finally taken to floor time

    Today I got Clover and Stella's floor time area all set up and let down the ramp of their cage. I called to them and Stella hopped right out down the ramp, then ran over to the pile of veggies in the middle of their floor time area. Like normal, she noticed that Clover wasn't there and scampered...
  5. Adelyn

    I'm at my wit's end with floor time

    Guinea pigs love floor time, running around a room with hides, tunnels, and veggies. Mine love it too. For the first 15 minutes. Then they run all the way to where I am cleaning their cage, getting underfoot and making me nervous that I may accidentally step on them. I herd them back to where...
  6. laylaonwheels

    Floor time?

    I’ve had my two Guinea pigs mocha and latte for two days now and they settling in really well there exploring the cage and weeking and will take food from my hand even smaller pieces like pea flakes and there let me pet them for a little so I was wondering when I should start doing floor time is...
  7. Shaivy

    Accidentally ate a small piece of human sweet. What to do?😓😓😓😓

    Hi guys! Recently my piggie baby was having her floor time and I found out that she accidentally ate a piece or sweet which was human food. It was a small bit but i am highly concerned. I always take care of the floor’s cleanliness and I don’t know how I missed that small piece. What can I do...
  8. T

    Piggies don’t like being away from their cage?

    We have two female guinea pigs, about 2 years old now. We try to lay out a blanket and section off an area of the floor for them to play in while somebody supervises at least once or twice a week. However, they seem to dislike it and will just plant themselves as close as possible to where they...
  9. O


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/HomeChi-Detachable-Breathable-Transparent-Enclosure/dp/B08JCQ552Y Thinking of this as a playpen for hamster but can be used for guinea pigs too for floortime. What do you all think of this? Thanks
  10. Linny9

    Guinea pigs fighting after floor time

    Hi! Wondering if anyone can explain this, guinea pigs (ladies) were happy before and during floor time, and I put them all back in the cage at the same time. Immediately one starts bullying the other. No biting but such aggressive mounting that the mounter fell off. I'm seperating them for the...
  11. 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?
  12. 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)
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...