Wheekly Guinea Pig Help...Location, Location

Hi, everyone! Today, I'm going to give you a few tips on choosing the right place on where to put your guinea pig cage. First, you need to find a place that usually doesn't experience a lot of loud noise. Guinea pigs are very sensitive to high-pitched, sudden noises. Your guinea pig might even get injured trying to "escape" from the noise. Also, the room shouldn't drafty, especially during wintertime (if you live in colder climates).

Next, you should find a place that is well-lit, and has access to both sun and more shade. Never put a cage on a windowsill, as this could cause heatstroke. Too much heat in any location could cause heatstroke.

During the day, the room should be bright. Studies have shown that guinea pigs are more diurnal (active during the day) creatures. We guinea pigs will also "adjust" to your daily schedule. When you're home, we'll be active. We'll probably be resting when you're gone.

Similar to finding a place with sun and shade, you should also find one with a temperature that is not too hot, and not too cold. Even if you think it's okay, we guinea pigs are extremely sensitive to temperatures, more than you humans are.

Two optional things just to ensure that your companion has the best environment possible are moving the cage and elevating it. Some humans prefer putting the cage on a sturdy table if they prefer to have their pets closer to eye level, or if they have other pets. Still, be careful with other pets and take many more precautions. Moving the cage to a different spot can be good. We piggies like a change of scenery every so often. Wouldn't you humans find it boring looking at the same view every...single...day? Changing up the scenery just adds a little variety to our lives.

With all of our suggestions as to picking a place for your cage, your guinea pig is sure to be happy with their environment.
Thanks for listening!

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Wheekly Guinea Pig Help!

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