🐜🐹Buzz of you! – How to keep flies away from your piggies on warm days!🐹🐜

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Now that the summer weather has arrived in the uk ( no doubt we’ll probably have 1 week of summer then its back to rain haha) I have noticed more flies are buzzing around not just the house but the guinea pigs to!

Flies when it comes to our pets can cause problems as they’re often attracted to the messy muck and smells our piggies make when they poop and wee. So its super important to keep flies away from you piggies on warm days to prevent them from laying eggs and breeding more bugs.

Here are my tips on how to cut down on the flies and keep those piggies happy!

  1. Install a fly net : We recently bought two fly nets off ebay and secured it to the door of our Guineapig Wheekly HQ (shed). We also did this to the window area so that even if we leave the windows and door open to ventilate the pigs space this will minimize the number of flies to potentially get in.
  2.  Fly lights : There are special lights you can often pick up from your local super market which attract the flies to its light source. This has proved really helpful for us in again cutting down on the number of flies in the shed space and we often leave this on throughout the day to help prevent them.
  3. Cleaning up more often : Obviously as I mentioned before flies are drawn to the smell of piggie poops and urine and even though its pretty gross they can lay eggs and begin to breed. This is why its super important to spot clean and replace any dirty area’s in your piggies cage more often. It might use a bit more litter than you normally would but its worth it to prevent flies settling in.

I hope you found these guinea pig tips helpful! If you have any suggestions on how we can beat these bugs together then comment below I’d love to try your suggestions to! In the meanwhile enjoy the summer sunshine and pop those piggies on the grass! 😀

Katie xxx

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✨🐹Let’s chat + packing up my #guineapigs ! with Guineapig wheekly🐹✨

Good morning everyone happy sunday!

It’s been a while so let’s chat :). Usually I’m posting to the Guineapig wheekly uk pretty much everyday , although I recently found a lump in my tummy which caused me lots of stress and worry. Thankfully after tests its nothing serious, however it completely threw me off my routine and my poor little blog has been quiet for a few weeks so apologies for that!

wp-1468744063312.jpgIn my vlog I think I’ve been doing lots of reflecting and realised pretty soon it’ll be august. August was the time when you all planted the seed for an idea to set up the guineapig wheekly shop. If it wasn’t for all your support then the guineapig wheekly might not have gotten as far as it has and for that I’m truly grateful :). There’s lots of exciting adventures ahead ( that’s all I’m going to say for now!) and I’m glad you’re all on the journey to experience it with me.

On the other excitingly positive side I’ve recently received some very exciting new product parcels in the mail! All the new #guineapig wheekly stickers, charms  and badges are now available in my online store.

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I’m putting together lots of new ideas for blog posts and videos and soon is the uk 6 week summer holiday so I’ll have lots more free time to do all this!

Thanks again for being there with me on this journey!

Katie and the piggies x