Can guinea pigs have floor time in the garage?

mel32

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I'm wondering if it would be ok to let guinea pigs have floor time in the garage (3-4 hours every day). My garage has a heater and cooler, so temperature is not a problem. The cars will be backed out of it and I will allow time for it to air out. However, I'm not sure if the cars will leave behind a lot of dangerous fumes and I was wondering if anyone knows if it would be ok or not?
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I wouldn't risk it. There are dangerous fumes that a car leaves behind that we can't smell and won't effect us but a piggy can smell and will affect their delicate airways. I have my piggies in the garage but a car hasn't been in there for at least 13 years (I know this because I bought the house off my MIL - she lived in the house for 12 years - and the car was always on the drive in front of the caravan).
 

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I wouldn't either not just because of the fumes but because the floor will be freezing cold too
 

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Will you be using it for cars as well as house the piggies in there?
 

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I wouldn't either not just because of the fumes but because the floor will be freezing cold too
I have mine on the floor in the run in the garage. I have a insulating layer of floor vinyl then a waterproof mattress protector and on top of that I have a piece of fleece. I also have 2 haytrays but piggies being piggies means that hay is soon covering the fleece too!
 
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