Guinea Pigs Seem Sad Since Moving To The Shed

kayles

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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 today!
When they were in the garden they used to wheek and chatter away when anyone went into the garden, since they have moved to the shed I barely hear them when I go in to see them and feed them.. I might just be over reacting but I'm worried they aren't happy with their new set up :(

Any tips and advice for shed living over winter would be appreciated
 

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On the one hand it could just be the new environment, it could have made them a little nervous and therefore they aren't as vocal as normal,

Do they have a good amount of light and such?
My group was the same last year over winter when they went into the outhouse to keep warm, they didn't seem as loud as usual, so I know what you mean :/
 

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They moved into the shed a month before we intended because our garden was being battered by the wind so there isn't a window at the moment but my boyfriend is going to put one in for them soon! The have lighting in there at the moment. I'll bring them out into the house this afternoon and see if they get a bit happier!
 

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Yes some floor time in the house might help to cheer them up a little bit,
Good on you for getting them out of the wind but Guinea pigs need vitimin d from the sun it's very important, so the sooner you get that window, the better :) :)
 

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Just remember it's all new to them. The sights, sounds and smells will be completely different and it is likely to take a little while to adjust. Adding the window to ensure they get enough light will be a great first start. Go and spend time with them in the shed and they will soon realise it is safe and comfy for them
 

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In the mean time I've got them some more lights for during the day! They are in and exploring their indoor run now! Plenty of bright light in here! Thank you for your help
 
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