Guinea pigs soon get used to a routine, and will reward you with welcoming squeaks as soon as they hear you open your back door. It is important to check on your guinea pigs at least twice a day, in the morning and evening. However guinea pigs love human company and the more time you can spend with them the happier they are.
Guinea pigs are never happier then when they are eating, and feed time will be rewarded with the loudest squeaks of all. In the morning they should be given a bowl of dry mix, and a variety of fresh food. During the day if they are in their eglu t hey will graze grass, and then in the evening they can be given some fresh hay for overnight.
Water is extremely important, and the bottle should be refilled daily. If the weather is cold, be aware that their water could freeze, and may need to be thawed and refilled more frequently.
Keep their home clean and tidy
Housekeeping is very important, and their bedding should be changed regularly. Unlike rabbits, guinea pigs cannot be trained to use a litter tray, they will toilet anywhere, but the eglu is quick and easy to clean.
Nicole, 25 March 2021
I just recently adopted a guinea pig for my daughter for xmas 2020 and we named her Mocha! She is beautiful tan color with dark mocha color patches and is absolutely adorable. she is about 2 n half months old. This website has been super helpful. I already feed her bell pepper and cabbage twice daily and small amounts along with a non stop supply of her normal diet food. And unlimited supply of hay. I'm slowly adding other veggies like cucumbers and carrots as well. We just adopted a second one for my son and named her Caramel. She is about 4 months old and solid caramel color. Mocha actually squeaks and whistles almost every time I get home when she hears me until I get her fresh cabbage and bell pepper. It's so amazing to see how intelligent they are and routine is key! We still learning every day new things but I have never been more happy to have a pet as I am with these 2 ????