Handling & Support
Guinea pigs rarely bite when being handled or restrained, they rarely struggle when they are being picked up but often make a “squeal of protest.” Nevertheless, great care should be taken not to injure them when picking them up. The guinea pig should be approached with 2 hands, one is placed under the guinea pig's chest and abdomen, and the other supports its hindquarters. Keep them close to your chest. Adults and those that are pregnant should receive gentle, but firm, and total support.
Plastic base cages are for indoors only.
Minimum floor space required for 2 Guinea Pigs in any cage is 1200mm x 600mm
Daily Dietary Requirements
80% Hay & Grass
15% Vegetables High in Vitamin C
5% Pellet Mix
Fruit as a treat
Food & Water
Please remember to keep you guinea pigs cool during warmer months, place a frozen water bottle or something simular in their cage. Guinea Pigs can suffer from heat stroke over 24C Fans are also good but make sure it is set to oscillate and not directly on them. Please do not use plastic igloo's in outdoor cages during these months.
During winter make sure your piggies are warm and free from any drafts. Blankets and Snuggle sacks are of great comfort.
Safe Food List
Milk Thistle% (not spikey)
Unsafe Food List
Bulb Plants of any kind
Oxalis (looks like clover)
St John's Wort
Bird of Paradise
Grass cut with mower
*High in sugar #High in Vitamin C %Yummy! ^Feed sparingly