Living With Guinea Pigs
Guinea pigs make endearing and wonderful companinions. But while small, they are certainly not starter pets–really, no pet is! Guinea pigs can live to be 7+ years old, the decision to add one to your family shouldn't be taken lightly. , so the decision to bring one into your home must be made carefully.
A proper diet is the cornerstone to the health of your guinea pig! Their diet consists of unlimited grass hay, high quality pelleted food and fresh Vitamin C-rich vegetables.
Select a large, smooth bottomed cage. We recommend a C&C cage or a Midwest Guinea Habitat. A small covered house or box inside the cage with multiple entrances will provide a sense of protection and a place to sleep. If separation from other household pets is not an issue, an open-topped enclosure may allow you to interact with and pet your guinea pig more easily.
Keeping your guinea pig healthy requires the care of an exotic, guinea pig-savvy vet. Monitor your guinea pig for unusual behavior or changes in weight. These are typically the first indications of illness.