When I was younger my sister and I had a guinea pig called Lofty and a rabbit he was previously paired with named Harriet whom lived outside in a secure hutch for most of the year. Now at the time we were very young and despite researching about guinea pig and rabbit care with our parents, we only brought them inside during the winter season.
Now it wasn’t until I was 24 that I got my own small pets again after coming across Cookie and Gigi one christmas. Seeing as they were both still so young, they stayed inside as indoor pets for many months and it was during this time that I got thinking about the benefits of doing so. From then on I’ve always kept my guinea pigs indoors because I feel there’s lots of positives to it and here’s a few reasons why! Continue reading
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! 😀
Happy Sunday everyone! How is your weekend going ? We have wheekly exciting news to share with you so here goes. We had 3 rather adorable surprises arrive a few days back…what’s that you’d like to know what they were? Well click above to watch our youtube video and you’ll find out :D.
This week I also have some new piggie products in the guineapig wheekly online shop and etsy shop to show you all! There’s all sorts from stickers to sticker sets , badges and a uni piggie box!
Be sure to check it out! 😀
So I recently posted onto instagram a “ask me questions” post as I really wanted us to get to know each other a bit better. Especially since the Guineapig Wheekly UK became 1 year last month! So here it is my question and answers!
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!
Back in November 2015 I put together a couple of guinea pig doodles and thought why not make a guinea pig Christmas card collection. Since it was the season of giving it also made sense to do good with my talents and so through selling these guinea pig Christmas cards, I decided to donate a % of the profits towards creating a care package for a Guinea pig UK charity rescue.
Would you like to know what happened next?
Hello everyone! We’re very excited to share with you our interview with the lovely little Patrice! She is quite the guinea pig celebrity and not to mentioned a professional model. Both Patrice and her owner Lorri strive to spread the word about good guinea pig care and opening up others to adopt vs shop.
Read more of our interview with Patrice and Lorri here!