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  1. thedosboys

    Is snow a good enrichment idea?

    So the months are getting colder here in the Midwest and I thought it would be a cute idea to make snow men for my piggies. I saw the idea with someone's rats and I was wondering if it was okay with guinea pigs I know they get cold easily so I would put out their warming blanket. I just want...
  2. Swissgreys

    Cold Weather Care for Indoor and Outdoor Guinea Pigs

    Overview I. Outdoor guinea pigs living in a hutch II. Outdoor guinea pigs living in a shed/garage III. All outdoor guinea pigs IV. Indoor guinea pigs I. Outdoor guinea pigs living in a hutch How to prepare your hutch for Winter Autumn is the time to start preparing your hutch for the Winter...
  3. Peanut&Hazel

    Best Bedding & Winter Set-up

    Hello! I would like some advice/tips and your experiences. It's winter, so we switched our guinea pig's bedding from fleece to paper since we can't wash the bedding outside anymore. What is the best type of paper bedding(I currently use Kaytee clean and cozy bedding)? Also, what are some...
  4. mcampster

    My Winter Setup -

    I've been reading these forums for the past 6 months... lots of great content, lots of different opinions :-). I have been looking for the best setup for our 2 boars who will be housed outside over the winter. They are 12 months old and have been enjoying the freedom of our garden for the last 6...
  5. P

    Best (and cheapest) way to keep warm in Winter?

    Hi all. I was wondering what others do to keep their piggies warm in the winter (if like me they keep theirs outside in a hutch with no access to inside the house or a shed etc). I am going to buy more fleece liners (as they have fleece liners for their sleeping area but not for the main part...
  6. Rufus&Edward

    Winter prep

    I know, I know, it's currently the middle of summer and is lovely and warm. But I want to make sure I've got things ready for my piggies for when it starts to get colder. I have two guinea pigs who share a wooden hutch and live outside. In previous years we have brought their hutch into the...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. BenjiAndButtons

    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...
  10. 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!
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Piggies-R-Us


    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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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!
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...