Congratulations on your new piggies and I’m sure you will enjoy taking care of them! 🙂
As for tips, I recommend making a large cage for your piggies if you can find the materials. It’s well worth it in the long run and you can easily expand if you want to. Plus, your piggies will show more personality and will lead happier and healthier lives inside a larger cage. But of course, don’t forget to give them floortime even if they have a big cage!
I would also recommend finding a vet for your piggies right now even if they’re not sick yet. Since they’re still new, I recommend that you bring them in for their first check-up as soon as possible. If you don’t want them to have babies (and believe me, guinea pigs can get uncontrollable once they start multiplying!), get your piggies neutered at the vet as soon as possible.
I hope these tips helped and enjoy your piggies! 🙂
Have you tried hand washing or washing the blanket without fabric softener? Make sure that there’s no fabric softener when you’re washing the blanket; on the other hand, laundry detergent is fine (choose the ones with no fabcon!). If you’re already doing that and you still have the same problem, you may have to try a few more washes 🙂
I bought the tunnel from Hobbes and Landes Petropolis 🙂
Hi, congratulations on getting your guinea pigs! 😀 Since it’s their first time in your home, they are still adjusting to their new environment; thus, the situations that you’re encountering are perfectly normal. Guinea pigs are naturally nervous animals and for their first few days or weeks, they still have to get used to every person and sound in the house.
If you’re concerned about their water intake, just check the water level on their bottle every few hours. New guinea pigs can be very shy and refuse to eat or drink when someone is watching them.
Hope this helped! 🙂
First of all, congratulations on your new piggies and I’m sure you will have lots of fun with them! 🙂
Regarding fleece blankets, there are actually lots of them in department stores. I get mine at SM and they are often displayed on tables in front of the shelves. Unlike other blankets (which are usually wrapped in plastic and are square/rectangular in shape), they are usually rolled and are usually packaged as a pair.
You’re right, cedar and pine shavings can be toxic to piggies but fortunately there are lots of aspen shavings being sold in pet stores as well (inspect the labels to find out); just be sure that the ones you pick are unscented because the oils used to produce the scent on the wood shavings can irritate your piggies’ fragile respiratory systems 🙂
Peruvians get dirty faster than short-haired pigs so yes, they need more baths but you don’t need to bathe them every week since it may dry out their skin. I recommend that you only bathe your piggies when they absolutely need it. Besides, guinea pigs clean themselves a lot! 🙂 I think that wiping them with a towel is okay (you should focus on their bellies, they get soiled easily!) and good job for cleaning their cage often, it will definitely make your piggies cleaner too. You should also do other grooming methods such as brushing and hair trimming, which are absolutely necessary for Peruvian piggy care.