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Cute Ways to Pamper a Guinea Pig

Have you recently adopted a Guinea pig? These little guys are very cute and charming, and can actually make great pets. Guinea pigs, or cavies, as they are sometimes called, are super cute, typically quite gentle, and lots of fun to watch. But how do you keep a Guinea pig happy? Here, an Orangevale, CA vet lists some adorable ways to spoil your cavy.

Hay

Just like any other pet, Guinea pigs love to eat. Grass hay is a great addition to your furry buddy’s diet: it’s very beneficial for both your cavy’s teeth and their digestion. Offer your pint-sized pal lots of fresh grass hay, such as Timothy hay.

Chew Toys

Like bunnies, Guinea pigs have open-rooted teeth. This means that those tiny choppers will never stop growing. Your adorable pet will need to chew quite a bit to wear their teeth down. Otherwise, they could get too long and cause painful dental issues. Offer your cavy lots of safe, suitable chew toys. Wood, wicker, and cardboard items are fine. You can even give your miniature pet the tubes from toilet paper rolls. Just be sure to avoid anything with sharp edges, dangling threads, and/or small parts, as well as anything coated in paint, varnish, or dye. Ask your vet for more information.

Cavy Mansion

Since your little buddy will spend the majority of his time in his cage, you want to make sure it’s comfortable for him. One cavy needs at least 7.5 square feet of room. To offer your cute furball more room without taking up extra floor space, look for a multi-level cage. Ask your vet for more specific advice on creating a Guinea pig luxury palace.

Buddies

What’s cuter than one Guinea pig? Two or three Guinea pigs! These little furballs are quite friendly and sociable, and are often happier with roommates. Just be sure to only house same-sex pairs together: otherwise, you may end up with more pets than you bargained for!

Cozies

Guinea pigs love to snuggle up and get comfortable. Cozies are basically tiny sleeping bags or pet tents for small animals. They are definitely very popular among the pocket pet crowd! Give your furry friend some comfy beds and hidey-holes.

Please contact us, your Orangevale, CA animal clinic, with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. We are here to help!

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