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hi i was wondering, if their are tips on how to take care of 2 month old piggies ☺ I just got them todaay and I’m a bit nervous because it’s my first time to have guinea pigs but I read all tips on how to take care of them and stuff. So yeah, if you have more tips and idk yeah 🙂 i adopted a male and a female piggy btw x 8. July 2015

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! 🙂


Hello! I just got m fleece blanket yesterday for my piggies’ cage bedding. Although I have washed it three times without any detergent powder, it still doesn’t absorb the water. Instead, water is present on the fleece as droplets. Am I doing something wrong? Please help 🙂 Also, I just saw your recent post 🙂 Where’d you get the chewable tunnel for your guinea pigs from? 8. July 2015

Hi,

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 🙂


Hello! I just got my piggies; they’re two girls! I have given them some pellets, hay and tomatoes. But they aren’t drinking water from the bottle at all (even though the person we got them from says they are familiar with bottle drinking). Is this normal? If not, what should I do because I heard that giving them water in a bowl is not the best way as it can get messy. And they are so scared… They barely come out from their cardboard hidey house, and get very frightened when I or someone else enters the room. Please help! 25. June 2015

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! 🙂


Hello! I’m getting my guinea pigs next week! 🙂 Before I get them, I wanted to ask your opinion on fleece and wood shavings. Also, I don’t see fleece blankets here and no one understands what it means. Lastly, what’s the safe brand of wood shavings for guinea pigs because I read that pine and cedar shavings can be harmful but I think most of the available wood shavings is pine. Which one is better according to you? 22. June 2015

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 🙂


OH AND LAST THING!!! Since they are long haired cavies (Peruvian), do they need baths more so than short haired cavies? I have been given advice from where I got them and they told me to bathe them every week but I felt iffy to do so. I clean their cages twice a day and I spot clean them when I notice all the muk they’ve made to make sure they’re happy with their clean cages and also to make them not smell (but ever since the incident of stomping on their food.. I could say otherwise). I have had them for actually about 4 days, and they are aged 4 months and the other 5. I feel like they are too young for baths so I wipe them with a damp towel sometimes but like everything I do wih them–they hate it.. Any suggestions? :C xx Alyssa 14. June 2015

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.


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