In Metro Manila, I see large cages (larger than normal that is) being sold in Tiendesitas. I also see multi-level cages at Hobbes and Landes in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. They cost around PHP 2,500 to PHP 5,000 depending on the type and number of guinea pigs that can be accommodated.
You can also make your own cage using grids and corrugated plastic, it’s cheaper and really easy to do 🙂
First of all, I’m so sorry for your loss 🙁
I don’t know anybody who has a neutered guinea pig right now, but there are lots of online guinea pig-themed groups on social networking sites who might be able to help you find one (just searching “guinea pig philippines” will give you lots of results) 🙂 Good luck!
I am not sure about pet boarding services for guinea pigs, but maybe you can try vet offices or clinics and ask them if they accept guinea pig boarding 🙂
Unfortunately, there are no timothy-based pellets (the kind that’s best for adult guinea pigs) sold anywhere in the country. But there are some good alfalfa-based pellets sold in the Philippines, such as SmartHeart Rodent Food and Hagen Cobayes pellets. I recommend those because they are the only brands I have tried with no mixture of seeds and other food materials, just pure pellets. But since alfalfa-based pellets are only suitable for young pigs, just feed your adult guinea pigs with those pellets sparingly and give them more hay instead 🙂
My guinea pigs’ diet consists of unlimited hay, vegetables, and pellets. Hay is the most important component of their diet because guinea pigs need unlimited hay not only for nutrition but also for wearing down their teeth. I normally feed them timothy hay, but star grass and meadow hay are good alternatives too. I used to feed them alfalfa hay when they were young, but now that they’re older I don’t feed them that anymore since alfalfa is only suitable for young or pregnant pigs.
As for vegetables, you should feed them veggies with high vitamin C content because just like us, they get their vitamin C from external sources such as food and vitamins. Some of the veggies that I give on a daily basis are lettuce, tomatoes, bellpeppers, and cucumbers. You can also give them fruits as treats. They should not be fed fruits daily because they have high sugar content.
For pellets, I don’t feed pellets mixed with seeds and nuts since they are choking hazards for guinea pigs. When choosing pellets, you should consider the vitamin C content and the base ingredient. Most pellets that are being sold in the Philippines are alfalfa-based, which means that they may be too rich for adult guinea pigs and may cause illness or weight problems. When I feed alfalfa pellets, I just limit the serving and give them more vegetables and hay instead. Hope this helped!