Guinea pigs are more likely to become cuddly if they are comfortable, so you need to create an environment where the animal can feel safe and relaxed. The standard recommendation is 7.5 square feet of floor space for one or two guinea pigs, although 30 inches by 50 inches is ideal.
Where can I touch my guinea pig?
Never chase a guinea pig so you can pet them. Pet in the direction the fur grows. Start by petting the head or under the chin. The feet and underside are usually areas to avoid, and the back might even be an area to avoid.
Do guinea pigs like to be held and cuddled?
Theyre very soothing, says Cauthen, who runs the Cavy Care guinea pig shelter in Aurora, Colo. But guinea pigs are content to cuddle. Out of the small pets, you can hold them in your lap for the longest time, says Jenny Bumgardner of Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
How do I get my guinea pig to cuddle?
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Do guinea pig bites hurt?
Guinea pigs are docile animals, and rarely bite without cause. These are not hard bites, though, and dont hurt. Its not aggression, just curiosity. Guinea pigs only use their teeth aggressively if they feel under threat - they are their only means of defence.
Do guinea pigs need a wheel?
Guinea pigs do not need exercise wheels and balls to exercise and stay active. While these products can be used for other pets such as hamsters and mice, they can be dangerous for guinea pigs. Prolonged periods in an exercise wheel may cause your guinea pigs to suffer from spinal injuries.
Are toilet paper rolls safe for guinea pigs?
Caution! Many guinea pigs like to chew on cardboard and used paper rolls. Additionally, your guinea pigs SHOULD NOT eat the glue on used paper rolls. Remove any glue from a roll before giving it to your guinea pig.