- Keeping your guinea pig keeps your them safe from snakes, cats and dogs
- Guinea pigs can freeze or dehydrate in extreme temperatures.
- It is less stressful living outdoors
Q: Why did the guinea pig cross the road?
A: Because somebody shouted hay!
Guinea pigs are born worriers. It is important to make your guinea pig feel safe and loved. Here are some tips to create a relaxing environment for your pet:
This is the description from Patrice’s RSPCA NSW Adoption advertisement from May 2014! After meeting her, we knew she was the guinea pig for us!
In many languages, the name for guinea pigs refers to the farm yard animal – the pig. The scientific name for guinea pigs is “cavia porcellus”. The Latin word “porcellus” means “little pig”. A very cute translation, the German word for guinea pigs is “meerschweinchen”, which translates as “little sea pig”.
But guinea pigs rarely close their eyes — even when they are fast asleep! Patrice likes to have a quick piggy nap in her FuzzYard bed!
Patrice always has fresh water available to provide necessary hydration! Her water is changed daily to prevent bacteria growth. We keep both a bottle and bowl in her enclosure at all times in case one runs out unexpectedly! Patrice prefers to drink from a bowl, rather than a bottle.