Tips for fireworks season

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Bonfire night is fast approaching so here are some tips on how you can help your piggies:
Guinea pigs are prey animals, so if your close neighbours are letting some off, please bring your piggies indoors for the duration.
Make sure that the hutch/shed is secure and well insulated and cannot set accidentally on fire.
Make sure that your piggies are protected not just from the noise, but also from sudden light flashes.

For your indoors piggies:
- close your curtains or protect the cage with a sheet or blanket, especially at night if you do not have curtains.
- play the radio.
- if they are used to you having your tv on in the same room, then they are much more used to sudden sharp noises and changes in light levels and are going to be a llot frightened but the curtains still help quite a lot.
 
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Better keep an eye on burnie hes never seen this time of year before. Dot was fine last few times. My best off pet was my old springer spaniel, he was an ex gun dog lol
 

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I close my curtains as soon as its dark this time of year- I like to be cosy! Other half always has the tv on so my girls are used to noise ...
 

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I've just seen this article; Classic FM are going to host a evening with music for pets on Saturday the 3rd when the most fireworks are expected. They will be playing soothing music. I know its aimed at cats and dogs but I will definitely put this on for my piggos to have a listen to.
Classic FM to broadcast first ever radio show for pets - Classic FM
 

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I remember a few years ago when I had outdoor piggies living in a hutch. My neighbour at the time had a fireworks party so I brought the piggies in for the night.

The next morning there was a used firework on top of the piggies hutch! Thankfully the cover didn’t set fire but it so easily could have done :(
 

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I remember a few years ago when I had outdoor piggies living in a hutch. My neighbour at the time had a fireworks party so I brought the piggies in for the night.

The next morning there was a used firework on top of the piggies hutch! Thankfully the cover didn’t set fire but it so easily could have done :(
Wow that was close. Hope them that can bring in their piggies or give them thick cuddle cups to hide in.
 

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Wow that was close. Hope them that can bring in their piggies or give them thick cuddle cups to hide in.
I know :( I’m just so grateful now that my piggies live indoors.

I hate fireworks and so do my cats who hide all night. Thankfully they come inside for the night between 5 and 6 and have their tea x
 
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I remember a few years ago when I had outdoor piggies living in a hutch. My neighbour at the time had a fireworks party so I brought the piggies in for the night.

The next morning there was a used firework on top of the piggies hutch! Thankfully the cover didn’t set fire but it so easily could have done :(
I hate fireworks. Pointless crap
 
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I do too. I’m dreading it. Thankfully the piggies aren’t phased but my cats are scared of them and spend the whole night hiding :(
you can get plug in hemp air things to calm cats down. Is it hemp or is it catnip
 

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My guinea pigs don’t seem to care theres fireworks going off really loud tonight and my 2 are sat nibbling away at their veggies without a care in the world. Food solves everything hahaha! X
 

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Well Liverpool is scary fireworks crazy tonight but fortunately my more nervous piggies dont mind too much, Jezebel and Puggle keep coming over and asking me in a very vocal chirpy way what's going on and if I sing them a happy piggy song and smile at them they lick each others ears for reassurance and go back to eating hay. Mad Piggle is most nervous, Clover is just doing fatty piggy sleeping, and Theo is trying to be brave so not to lose face with his favorite wife (or miss out on any hay)...
 
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