Guinea pigs make wonderful pets and they are loving and entertaining little creatures. There are lots of things to consider so here are some answers to common piggie questions!
In order for guinea pigs to get along and bond, they need to be matched with compatible characters. Pet shops donʼt have
the time or expertise to match characters and thereʼs a much higher chance of fights and fall-outs. Please consider
contacting your local guinea pig rescue instead. They can match you with suitably bonded guinea pigs that are used to being
handled and they can provide support for the lifetime of the adopted piggies.
Hereʼs a link to rescues that provide a good standard of care https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/pages/guinea-pig-rescuelocator/
Guinea pigs are very social animals and enjoy living in pairs or groups. Choose a same-sex pair to ensure no unwanted litters.
Introducing them as babies is the best way to get a pair to bond, but with care, adults can also be successfully introduced.
Sometimes personality differences mean that certain guinea pigs wonʼt get along.
Traditionally guinea pigs have been kept outside, where they make less mess and can access the grass freely. However itʼs
becoming increasingly popular to house guinea pigs indoors and there are many benefits to doing this. A room temperature
of 17 - 20oC is ideal for guinea pigs, making a house the perfect home. You can keep a closer eye on them and pick up any
signs of illness quickly. Guinea pig are also fun to watch and interact with. Consistent, gentle handling, means that guinea
pigs usually become tame very easily. This is made much easier if they are housed inside, in an easily accessible cage.
Guinea pigs need plenty of space and most cages available are much too small, especially for a pair. A small cage can lead to health problems and fighting. Boars often tend to fight more and need more space to have alone time.
C&C cages are large, easy clean cages made from cubes and correx. The complete range can be found on our website www.candcguineapigcages.co.uk
Our cages meet and exceed the minimum space requirements recommended by the RSPCA. The cage walls are built from safe 9x9 hole wire cube grids and the plastic liner is made from durable plastic coroplast / correx. These versatile cages can be extended, modified and combined to create you own unique cage set up to suit you and your piggies!