📚 Back to school tips: keeping your pet busy as you study! 📚

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Hello wheeklies,

So it’s time to go back to school for many of you,  if you’re not then maybe you’re off to university or college. Understandably though once the holidays are over, we have less time during the day to occupy our furry friends.

Our pets like us can easily get bored and that’s why it’s important to give them things to do whilst we’re away to beat the boredom. It really can be tough balancing those important studies with caring for your furry. So here are 3 helpful tips that you can do before leaving for school, throughout the week to keep your piggie happy till you get home!

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One: Hay!  We’re gonna have fun today!

As we all know hay is a really important part of a guinea pigs diet. They need access to plenty of hay throughout the day, not just for their appetite but to help with their emotional and dental health to. So our first tip is :

  • You can use a cardboard box (or toilet tube) and making holes in it,  fill it with hay so that the piggies have to work to get it out.  This is sure to be like a guinea pig game of scrabble keeping them thinking away at how they can get all the goodness out.

imageTwo: one of your five a day will keep the boredom away!

Guinea pig’s love their veggies!  Rather than making them veggies and popping it in a bowl, why not get creative with your piggies munchies. We made a creative bell pepper food treat for our piggies here, so if you’re stumped for ideas give this one a try!

  • Also if you’re tied for time in the mornings getting ready for school, why not prepare the veggies the night before so you can easily put it out in the morning.

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Three: catch up on the latest tunes!

Believe it or not playing the radio for your guinea pigs can be really helpful in getting them used to sounds, people’s voices and also as mentioned by my friend Lucy from looboosshedzoo can help tame your piggie.

  • Pop the radio on at a low volume so as not to startle your piggies with harsh loud sounds. Your guinea pigs are less likely to feel alone and feel theirs people they care about around whilst the radio is playing.

These are just a few tips to keep your piggies occupied during the day. Of course don’t forget guinea pig’s need fresh water and pellets daily for a healthy diet, as well as plenty of lap and floor time when you get home. If there’s anything else you’d like to see from the Guineapig Wheekly UK , be sure to comment below and let us know!

Katie & Steph x

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