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Keeping guinea pigs

Species-appropriate husbandry guinea pigs is much more difficult as it seems. Questions about keeping guinea pigs well will be answered in this category. To keep your cavies sane and healthy it is important to care about some rules.

Keeping guinea pigs careless results in completly social depleted animals with short life expectancy towards species-appropriate husbandry.

Cavys really like and need to run and therefore they need space to do it. Default cages are quite often much to small. The 60x40cm bestseller from any pet shop around the world is totally unsuitable for guinea pigs – it is build for hamsters.

But what is important in keeping guinea pigs species-appropriate? We give you the answers in serverals articles about keeping cavies for longevity and happiness.

  • Keeping Guinea Pigs and rabbits together

    In short words: Do not keep Guinea Pigs and rabbits together! Never try keeping only one cavy with only one rabbit! This is horrible for both. We tell you something about keeping these pet together and why this is a very bad idea.