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winter

  1. Kiko+Peanut

    A Storm Rolling In!

    Hello, my fellow piggy slaves! As the title says, there is a snow storm rolling in and where I live it is getting pretty cold! We have the same storm every year around this time. And we always lose power. My piggies are indoor piggies, for I don't like the idea of leaving them outdoors alone...
  2. B

    Should We Consider Fattening Up

    We have a 3 year old piggie, who's a lot smaller than his late brother. He hovers around the 1100g, we're just concerned about his warmth overnight. Both our piggies live indoors in their own bedroom, we give them plenty of hay to hide in, we're probably just being over worried human parents but...
  3. Streaky

    Tips To Keeping Guineas Warm Through Winter

    Hi, I have recently moved my Guinea Pig into the conservatory due to the cold weather during winter. I was just wondering if any of you piggy owners had tips/ tricks to keeping your guinea pig warm and how to make sure they get some sort of exercise when it’s too cold for them to go out. Thanks!
  4. K

    Guinea Pigs Seem Sad Since Moving To The Shed

    hi everyone, This is probably a silly question.. we moved our boys to the shed last weekend because of all that horrible rain and wind as our garden isn't very well protected from the elements! I've ordered a snugglesafe to keep them warm in the evenings and I'm going to dig out an old duvet...
  5. Piggy996

    Peeing And Staying Outside During Winter

    Hello, my Piggy is 2months old (and he's single for now, hopefully we'll get him a companion soon). Since we live in a building, unfortunately we can't take him outside but we give him some floor time on balcony where he runs around and hides. His cage is also on the balcony and there weren't...
  6. Piggies-R-Us

    Winter

    Hi, I was just wondering if I can give my piggies winter weather freshly picked (brown!) grass... I'm a relatively new piggy mammy & I want to do the best thing for them. They live indoors. Thanks.
  7. W

    Moving Guinea Pigs Inside

    Hi there just after some advice. Because of weather turning cold I've just moved my guinea pigs inside for the winter, they got a nice big hutch on a stand in a hallway. The only problem is the hallway has no windows and has a door at the end of the hallway with 4 panes of glass in it so it's...
  8. Guineapigfeet

    Heaters And Heat Lamps?

    Does any one have any experience or advice on electric heaters for a shed? The pigs are free range so it can not go on the floor - must be wall or ceiling mounted. Mains electric will be installed in the shed though there isn't any currently. I've been looking at thermostat controlled green...
  9. Bob24

    C&g Cages & Winter Advice

    Hello, after a few squabbles we have bought a C&G cage and our boys in our children's shed for winter. Can anyone share pictures of a winter set up? We are looking at a heater. At the minute I've clipped a fleece round the top area and putting in extra hay in. I bought two fleece beds, but they...
  10. Watermelon-Pets

    Baked Treats For Winter!

    The winter is here now, and it's getting cold. My piggies aren't happy with veg from the fridge so do you have any suggestions for baked treats I could give them? Something warm to keep them happy would be great!
  11. hoffy1971

    Winter For Outdoor Guinea Pigs

    Hi I'm a new guinea pig owner, having gotten a pair of boy pigs over the lovely warm summer, but am now apprehensive about winter, as we want to keep them as 'outdoor pigs'. So after some tips about keeping them a good temperature when it gets really cold. They are in a double story hutch in...
  12. shujuju

    How Can I Keep Guinea Pigs Cool In Summer While I'm Gone?

    So, I live in Alberta, Canada and the weather can be pretty harsh in both summer and winter. In winter it can get down to -30 C (-22 F) and in summer it can get up to 30 C (86 F), though the temperature is usually around -12 C (10 F) in winter and about 20 C (68 F) in summer on average. I am not...
  13. J-Piggies

    Help- Coughing/ Sneezing Problem?!

    I am concerned about coughing/ sneezing I have observed on-going (on/off) in near enough all five of my pigs. My only male, Rex (the main culprit), has previously been examined and I was told he has healthy lungs, so it might be more of an allergy based problem. I figured since it is occurring...
  14. W

    When To Use A Snuggle Safe Heat Pad

    hi, I was wondering at what temperature at night people start to use their heat pads? I have read through lots of threads but can't see a temperature that people start to use it by? My piggies are in an outside hutch in a sheltered part of the garden and will be throughout winter. They have...
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