We have a wheekly exciting piggie interview to share with you all today! Charlotte is the creative lady behind the Sugar and Spice Guineapigs youtube channel. Charlotte makes a mixture of helpful small pet videos from general guineapig care to haul and creative cage themes!
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!
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?
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.
So tomorow (sunday 8th nov 2015) we’ll be going to the National Pet Show at the Birmingham NEC! We’re so excited as there’s so much to see there from :
- Vet & Pet talks
- Rabbit jumping show
- Small pet zone ( there are dog & cat zones to!)
- Pet trade stands and more!
Since maybe some of you might not be able to make it to the Pet show or just wanna see what its all about. We’d like to invite you to a free quick 10 minute scope we’ll be hosting at the Pet show and maybe feature a special guest to!
You guys are more than welcome to sit in our Periscope live show at 11:00 oclock (UK time) tomorrow. It’s absolutely free and the link will be available on our twitter account @gpigwheekly tomorow.
Note: What is periscope? Periscope is a Live streaming app available for use on mobile devices ( check out the google play store or apple store to find it). Using Periscope you can search us ” Guineapig Wheekly” and tune in with us when we are live scoping. You’ll be able to see what we’re up to , comment and follow us for regular updates on when you can sit in on our scopes.