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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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! 😀
It’s 10 o’clock you’re cosy in bed and soundly drifting off to sleep after counting
sheep piggies in your head. Then all of a sudden you hear the rustle and bustle of some very cheeky furries who’ve pottered their way up to the front of their cage.
Whether its chewing the bars, pottering around making lots of noise or having a party till early hours our piggies can really disrupt our sleep. Even though I’m sure they don’t mean it and don’t speak english there are reasons behind why your guinea pig is causing so much noise and here’s why :
I’m bored… really bored!
One reason why your beloved furrie ( whether guinea pig or hamster) maybe making a racket is because they’re bored! If they’ve been inactive during the day then give them more floor time, handling and create something stimulating for them to play with and do whilst you’re away or asleep.
My belly needs some munchies 🙂
Generally the reason why your little one is also making so much noise is because they’re hungry! Fill up the food bowl, make them a snack and pop out plenty of hay for them to chow down on whilst you snooze.
It’s a habit!
Some guinea pigs and hamsters even get the itch and just find that being disruptive at night and chewing the bars is a pretty cool habit! Habits can be hard to break but if you work on the following tips on solving your pets night-time nibbles then it might help you get a sound night’s sleep!
Hope you found this post helpful!
Many piggy rescue centres need extra support over the festive period. There are so many ways you can help them out and make a difference in ways you might not realise. You can even play Secret Santa! Here’s how….
Now every year we all get so excited to complete our Christmas wish list in time before Santa gets here. This year, everyones wish list is no doubt different to their last. Sometimes on this Christmas wish list is a guinea pig. Although asking for a pet or giving a pet as a gift at Christmas may seem like a good idea, there are some things to take into account before you top that piggie with a pretty bow and pop it under the Christmas tree.
What’s that? Your head is feeling groggy, your nose is all bunged up and you’re feeling pretty lousy. Sounds like you have a cold my friend! Not only now are you classed as the main contaminate in your whole household, but with that comes the worry of giving it to your pets.
Now as much as we love our small pets from hamsters to rats, rabbits and of course guinea pigs, each are different when it comes to catching a cold. Today we’re going to cover Guinea pigs ( who’d of guessed) and all your questions to ease your mind whilst you blow that runny nose.
We’ve all been there before, you’re sat all gooey eyed at your little furry friend enjoying some quality time together.Suddenly you feel a strange warmth and notice a section of your jeans is darker than the rest. You my friend just got peed on!
My guinea pig peed on me!
I hear you squeal in the distance as you quickly scoop up your furry friend and scurry for some toilet roll. It can be tricky knowing when your small pet needs that bathroom break , partly because they don’t speak so can’t tell you. However here are 5 signs your guinea pig needs to go to the toilet and hopefully can help stop your guinea pig taking a leak in the wrong places.
Fidgeting (i.e wait…something feels weird maybe I drank too much today)
Pulling at your clothes or fabric (i.e excuse me would you mind taking me to the toilet I think I need to pee?)
Nibbling you (i.e Hurry up I’m bursting here!)
Becoming more vocal with squeaks and wheeks! ( i.e I’m holding it in and really need to go now!)
Pacing and squatting in one spot ( i.e you’ve got 2 seconds before I’m gonna blow!)
Although in saying all this I’ve heard that when a Guinea pig pee’s on something they’re marking their territory. So you’re theirs to keep and love forever ( you lucky thing you ! )
Share with us your funny pet mishap moments and if there’s anything you’d love to see on the Guinea pig Wheekly uk let us know!
Ahh! My guinea pig is pregnant what do I do?
Is exactly what ran through our minds when we brought home our guinea pig’s Ruby and Penny. Ruby was rescued from a farm at 7-8 weeks old where she wasn’t treated very well and Penny came from a pet shop and due to carelessness they were bred by the previous owners. If you’ve found yourself in the same boat and want to know what you can do to help your now pregnant sow guinea pig, here’s what you can do.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend so far! So today I really wanted to talk a bit about the financial side of actually keeping a guinea pig as a pet. Now many people can easily think with how small and cute a guinea pig is they’ll be a cheap pet to keep. They won’t need to spend alot of money on their guinea pig and in many ways this is far from the truth and here’s why.
Believe it or not it’s easy to take yourself for granted in a lot of ways and being a good pet owner can be one of them. Although having pets of any kind from fluffy dogs to wheekly cute guinea pigs can be tough work and a responsibility. You’ve gotta give yourself credit for those little things you do that make you an amazing pet owner and to help you realise that here are just a few of them.
- You make time in your day no matter how busy you are to care for that little furry. Feeding them , cleaning them and making sure they’re healthy .
- When you go out whether it’s with friends, to a store or grocery shop.You’re thinking of your furry friend and what you could possibly bring home to make him or her happy.
- Caring for your pet when they’re feeling under the weather , taking them to the vet and staying by their side.
- Loving them for who they are, how they look, how spunky their hair do is and for how unique they are. (p.s even loving them despite they fact they wake you up at 6 in the morning for breakfast).
- Lastly putting someone else before yourself , whether it’s giving them more room on the sofa as they snuggle up, sharing your blanket or giving them the last strawberry in the bowl as they stare at you lovingly.
See I bet you didn’t realise just how good a pet owner you really are! If you have you own thoughts on what makes a good pet owner we’d love to hear. Simply comment below and if there’s anything you’d like to see guinea pig wheekly do we’d really appreciate your suggestions.
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!