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  1. M

    Is it okay to keep guinea pigs outside?

    Hey, newbie here, but I was wondering if it’s okay to keep guinea pigs outside. I currently have my two boars in a 150 cm by 75 cm hutch in my balcony (away from potential predators such as dogs or cats), where they can get enough interaction with me, as it’s just beside my room. However, I live...
  2. Teazel 2017


    What is the best style hutch for 5 guinea pigs outside? I have an opened bottomed one but saw a fox sniffing around it last night. Looking for a solid bottomed one now. Any suggestions?
  3. Teazel 2017

    Guinea Pig Hutch?

    I am wanting to get a new hutch to house my 5 guinea pigs. They have always lived outside, and the hutch they are living in looks like it may collapse in the next few months. I would like to have a replacement lined up for that. I do not want another mobile hutch, but one on legs or something...
  4. P

    Is it okay to get a hutch for my piggies?

    Many of the threads I've read on here about hutches involve people bringing them inside because of the increasing cold. I got my piggies just this Wednesday (I've only had them for about 5 days or so at the time I'm posting this). I'm just wondering if it would be wise to buy a hutch for my pigs...
  5. LothianCavies

    New piggie palace!

    In my ongoing quest to make sure the boys stay together we have upcycled a toddler bed to give them lots of room. Also, I'm a children's book illustrator and, as I wanted the piggies in the centre of our home, I felt it needed to be pretty too! Not a main concern for the piggies, but nice for...
  6. MiloAndJake

    Guinea pigs won’t come out of their hutch.

    I just got my 2 baby guinea pigs on Tuesday, they’re said to be about 8 weeks old. They have seemed to of settled into their outdoor hutch really well and all however they will not come out into their run through the day to play on the grass. I have attatched their run onto their hutch so they...
  7. TheLottiediarys

    How To Safely Attach Run To Hutch?

    Hi, I was wondering what's the best way to safely attach a run to a hutch that isnt an all in one hutch/run, so its safe to let then wander in and out through the day?
  8. Lil3piggies

    Transition From Inside To Out!

    Hello! More questions I’m afraid haha. So we currently have Arty in a hutch indoors (he is getting a friend very soon!) the hutch was intended for outdoors but I sweet talked my other half into letting it stay in the spare room but he keeps saying about it going outside in the better weather...
  9. Lil3piggies

    Share Your Hutches Indoor And Outdoor!

    Hey guys! I’d love to see everyone’s set ups especially hutches as that’s what I have at the moment! I love seeing everyone’s! And also I’d like to see what substrate people use as I can’t decide what I should change to once woodshavings have ran out! :D
  10. sparkle

    Some Questions On Bringing Guinea Pigs Indoors!

    I created a few forums a few months ago on a similar topic however, now it is nearing Christmas time I have been thinking of finally setting up a c&c cage for my guinea pigs. I still have a few questions as I really just want to make sure that everything is okay and safe for them and I would...
  11. M

    The Right Hutch For 3 Guinea Pigs

    Hi there, I’m completely new to this forum and to owning Guinea Pigs. I’ve loved them for a long time and have just adopted 3 lady rescue guinea pigs. I believe the hutch they came with is far too small to house 3 of them. I’ve noticed bickering and it just all feels a bit cramped so I’m on...
  12. Mother Hubbard

    Need To Secure Hutch

    So, today we've been notified that some unscrupulous people have been round the neighbourhood, knocking on doors and checking whose in. Now I live in a hard to find place so they have to be determined. After my husband, father and neighbour collared one lad in a van and escorted him off our...
  13. SabreRose

    Is This A Good Setup?/run Questions.

    Hi. I'm getting a pair of Guinea pigs in the near future and I was just wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on my setup idea for them. They'll be living in a shed and my plan is to buy them a double hutch and connect it to a run for them. My plan is to buy this hutch And connect...
  14. TheLottiediarys

    Confused About Temperature Change?

    Bear and Lottie are currently living outside but I'm thinking of bringing them inside because they look miserable all the time at the moment. But I'm confused about the fact that Temperature Changes are dangerous to Guinea Pigs, I've had a noisy about on the forum and have been people saying...
  15. Jesse's pigs

    Snake On The Loose!

    Just read on my local communities Facebook page that a snake has escaped- a corn snake mind yet I'm still worried. I don't fear snakes so I'm not scared for myself (maybe my mum though who is :lol!:) I've cared for a boa while the owner was away and let me tell you that was a BIG snake so I'm...
  16. Siikibam

    Stuck On Which Hutch!

    I was leaning towards the chartwell hutch (5 foot) but after reading some mixed views I'm now unsure. I was browsing home and roost and came across this. I don't know if this would be a decent option. I've also found another. There's also the great and small jumbo hutch from pets corner. Though...
  17. Siikibam

    Looking For A Hutch

    I'm prepping to get myself (and the children) some guinea pigs and have been hunting around for hutches. I've yet to know what sex I'll be getting but it'll be two pigs. It seems those from pet shops aren't recommended but where do I go to find a reputable breeder or rescue place? Back to...
  18. sparkle

    Guinea Pigs Questions.

    Recently I have been thinking about moving my guinea pigs from outdoors to indoors. I have already asked about this however, I am now trying to think a bit about the space I have and other animals I may be getting in the future. I have a few questions and I would really appreciate it if anyone...
  19. sparkle

    Pros And Cons Of Keeping Guinea Pigs Indoors Or Outdoors?

    I have 2 guinea pigs who are living outside and I am considering bringing them in permanently. I have another forum post where I was asking a bit about bringing guinea pigs indoors however, I decided to make another one asking for the pros and cons of keeping guinea pigs indoors or outdoors. If...
  20. sparkle

    Outdoors To Indoors

    I currently have 2 guinea pigs who have been leaving outside for a few years now. I'm considering purchasing a new hutch for them soon as I am hoping to be able to afford to upgrade to a two floor hutch soon however, I have been thinking about bringing my guinea pigs inside for a while now and...