Pictures of Guinea Pigs
I thought you might like this article, the video and the pictures of Guinea Pigs. They are such fun to have as pets and I enjoy them when they stay over in the surgery occasionally.
Guinea pigs just love to roll around and play in their bedding. They scamper around always watchful of predators. But to keep them happy you should have the proper bedding for them. This might include paper, shavings, or straw. So let’s look at these bedding options for your pet.
Using shredded paper is an extremely cheap bedding solution. It is very soft on a guinea pig and they seem to take to it well. It is a good option because it is dust free and soaks up urine quite well. It is important that you don’t use news paper or other ink based papers. These inks can be lethal to your guinea pig.
Shavings of soft wood may be the number one option for most guinea pig owners. They come in different forms such as pellets or actual shavings. They smell nice because they are made from pine trees. They are extremely cheap to buy but they do create dust that can get messy. One tip that you should think about is to let the shavings dry out in the air before putting them in the cage. Many guinea pigs are allergic to these shavings because of their strong smells. So it is also a good idea to use them with a cage rather than an aquarium like some people do.
Straw and hay is another good option. Not only will they use it as their bedding but they will also eat it. If you didn’t know, hay is an important staple of the guinea pig diet so you are getting two great benefits from using it as bedding. Just make sure that the hay is dry and free from molds. The only problem is that it spoils easy when it becomes damp from water or urine.
Just make sure never to use sawdust, wood pulp is better, because they might breathe it in and never use hard pieces that might poke them in the eye.