Moving outside

Varga80

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Hi
I’ve had my guinea pigs just over a year and they have always been inside
Is it ok to move them outside?
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You can, but they need to have time to acclimate before the nights get below 15 degrees, so if it is already getting cooler nights in your location then it is likely too late to be able to move them out this year and it will need to wait until spring time when the nights get warmer again.

Outdoor guinea pigs need a lot of protection - a good, strong, secure hutch (which where possible is placed inside a shed or outbuilding), with thermal and water proof hutch covers, loads of hay and snuggle safe heat pads (day and night during winter).
 

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You can, but they need to have time to acclimate before the nights get below 15 degrees, so if it is already getting cooler nights in your location then it is likely too late to be able to move them out this year and it will need to wait until spring time when the nights get warmer again.

Outdoor guinea pigs need a lot of protection - a good, strong, secure hutch (which where possible is placed inside a shed or outbuilding), with thermal and water proof hutch covers, loads of hay and snuggle safe heat pads (day and night during winter).
 

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To be honest, it is starting to get on the late side to be moving them out now. It is best done in spring time once frosts have gone so they’ve got the whole summer to get used to being outside before experiencing their first winter out.
They are most comfortable when kept at a stable temperature between 18 and 22 degrees.
 
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