Open fire

Jakjak

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Hi, our guinea pigs have become resident in the lounge despite perfect conditions in the garage as we enjoy their company. We have made a bigger enclosure and they are happy. Now it is getting cooler we want to light the open fire. We burn mainly wood sometimes coal , have a good chimney and no smoke.
Are they ok to be in there? They are not directly near the fire and i realise about max and min temps, was worried about fumes after reading about scented candles not being good for them, if thats true? What about incense burning?
Relatively new ish adult owners spoiling 2 male piggies !
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I have a stove so I can’t comment on open fires, but it absolutely is true that guinea pigs should not be exposed to strong smells - air fresheners, sprays, incense, candles etc all must be avoided around guinea pigs.

its not just the maximum and minimum temperatures, its also large fluctuations Which cause problems. I know with my stove that it makes the room really quite warm so when the stove goes out, the temperature drops quite a bit - this would be a problem for guinea pigs (and is the reason why If my piggies have to come indoors in winter (they live in my shed) that they don’t come into the living room). As long as the room stayed at a stable temperature and didn’t drop when the fire went out then it would be ok
 

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I have a stove so I can’t comment on open fires, but it absolutely is true that guinea pigs should not be exposed to strong smells - air fresheners, sprays, incense, candles etc all must be avoided around guinea pigs.

its not just the maximum and minimum temperatures, its also large fluctuations Which cause problems. I know with my stove that it makes the room really quite warm so when the stove goes out, the temperature drops quite a bit - this would be a problem for guinea pigs (and is the reason why If my piggies have to come indoors in winter (they live in my shed) that they don’t come into the living room). As long as the room stayed at a stable temperature and didn’t drop when the fire went out then it would be ok
Okthank you for the advice, that help a lot , may have to rethink their location then, though love seeing them so much !
 
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