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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 was able to answer them!
You don't have to answer all of them of course but even if you know the answer or have some tips to just one I would be very thankful to hear what you have to say.

- Can guinea pigs be housed in the same room as rats?

- Is it definitely safe for guinea pigs health to be moved inside after a few years of being outdoors?

- Can you keep guinea pigs outside all year round?

- Does anyone have any tips on keeping guinea pigs happy and healthy outdoors on cooler or hotter days?

- Is central heating okay for guinea pigs or should I make sure it is not on in the room they are in?

- Can guinea pigs be housed in the same room as mice?

- Can I extend c&c's if I ever want to make it bigger?
 

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Yes they can be moved inside no matter how long they have been outside. (I'm a fan of. Indoor piggys)
They have to in the warm in the winter. (I'm still a fan of indoors)
C&C extend.
Mine are in with central heater always have a little window open, don't put the cage near a radiator, some people use an humidifier. Although they can go in an unheated room, keep out of drafts.
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Yes they can be moved inside no matter how long they have been outside. (I'm a fan of. Indoor piggys)
They have to in the warm in the winter. (I'm still a fan of indoors)
C&C extend.
Mine are in with central heater always have a little window open, don't put the cage near a radiator, some people use an humidifier. Although they can go in an unheated room, keep out of drafts.
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Thank you very much! :D
 

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I wouldn't keep them in the same room as rats as rats are predatory animals and gps are prey animals.

Mine are outdoor piggies as I have no room for them inside. They are well wrapped up for the winter. They have lots of hay, hay, more hay and even more hay to keep them warm. \I get through a lot of hay in the winter!) There are lots of nice warm snuggly hideys, snuggle sacks and snuggle safe pads. The hutch is insulated with foil wrapped bubble wrap (and looks very space age!) and a blanket over the front to keep the frost out. The five of them are cosy warm in there in the winter! I have even insulated the floor with marine ply and floor insulation!

Of course it all depends whereabouts you live and how cold it gets in the winter as to whether you ought to keep them outside!
 
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- Is it definitely safe for guinea pigs health to be moved inside after a few years of being outdoors?
They are not living free in the garden therefore they will not see any difference
- Can you keep guinea pigs outside all year round?
I don't think so. Cold winter, extreme high humidity and the heat England is having in these last years are dangerous.
- Does anyone have any tips on keeping guinea pigs happy and healthy outdoors on cooler or hotter days?
The hot weather is really dangerous and damage immunitary system even in humans. Extreme cold is dangerous, too; keeping the piggies outiside means that the weather can change in the night when you are sleeping and you don't even realise it
- Is central heating okay for guinea pigs or should I make sure it is not on in the room they are in?
I have independent heating at home, I have 17-20°C degrees when I am at home. If your temperature is higher it is lower than the one you have in summer...
 

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Your GP's And Mice will be fine in the same room as long as the Mice cannot get escape and get into the GP's Enclosure, I dont think the mice would hurt the Guinea Pigs but a Guinea Pig could possibly hurt the mice? or get scared and stressed by them, But as long as you can make sure escape isnt likely to happen it should be fine! :)

My Guinea Pig Baby rumbles and teeth chatters at my hamster if she see's her sometimes but i think thats because Baby's a little grumpty thing! :)
So that makes me think that some GP's might take issue with a different rodent invading their space :)
 

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Your GP's And Mice will be fine in the same room as long as the Mice cannot get escape and get into the GP's Enclosure, I dont think the mice would hurt the Guinea Pigs but a Guinea Pig could possibly hurt the mice? or get scared and stressed by them, But as long as you can make sure escape isnt likely to happen it should be fine! :)

My Guinea Pig Baby rumbles and teeth chatters at my hamster if she see's her sometimes but i think thats because Baby's a little grumpty thing! :)
So that makes me think that some GP's might take issue with a different rodent invading their space :)
Thank you! I was also wondering what other animals would be okay to have in the same room as guinea pigs?
 
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