Health and fitness

We take Patrice to a guinea pig specialist vet every six months for a check-up – it is important to check the teeth, weight, eyes, ears and general health of your guinea pigs. Guinea pigs are very good at hiding when something is wrong, so if you notice a change in behaviour, weight, bowel movements or appetite, it’s a good idea to take them straight to the vet.


To keep them fit and healthy, guinea pigs need well-supervised daily exercise in a large area, free from dangers and predators (like chewable electricity cords and cats). Hiding vegetable treats can make floor-time fun!