Pet Owner Guide to Caring for Guinea Pigs

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Pet Owner Guide to Caring for Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pig Facts & Tips

Up to 2 lbs. and range in size from 8”-14”
Size
Up to 2 lbs. and range in size from 8”-14”
6-8 years
Lifespan
6-8 years
Neither nocturnal nor diurnal, guinea pigs take short naps during the day and night
Activity
Neither nocturnal nor diurnal, guinea pigs take short naps during the day and night
Not loud pets but they are vocal
Noise Factor
Not loud pets but they are vocal
Great with kids but will need supervision
Good with Children
Great with kids but will need supervision
Behavior

Behavior

  • Guinea pigs will grunt, squeal, and whistle to show excitement.
  • When picking up a guinea pig, always support their entire body. They may squirm a lot initially
  • They can be litter trained.

Diet

Diet

  • Pet Supermarket is here to help you choose the right food for your Guinea Pig.
  • Should consist of 70% dried hay, 20% pellet dried and 10% fruits and fresh veggies
  • Vitamin C is especially important in their diet and extra supplements are highly recommend
  • Avoid: Chocolate or other candy, onions and iceberg lettuce
  • They should always have access to fresh, clean water

Caging & Environment

Caging & Environment

  • Guinea pigs should be housed alone, unless spayed or neutered
  • The larger the cage, the better! Look for a cage with a solid bottom that has a lot of surface area, rather than multiple levels
  • They love to hide. Be sure to provide a hiding area to help them feel comfortable and secure

Guinea Pig Essentials

  • Cage/Hutch
  • Bedding
  • Hay
  • Dry Food
  • Treats
  • Grooming Brush
  • Water Bottle or Bowl
  • Food Bowl
  • Hide Box or Tunnel
  • Natural Wood Toys
  • Nail Trimmer
  • Vitamins

At Pet Supermarket, we have everything you need to help your new pet thrive - from habitats and feeders to toys and treats.

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