Guinea pig run for guinea pigs
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The guinea pig run is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The run gives your guinea pigs more space and security. For a suitable guinea pig run you have come to the right place in our guinea pig webshop! You will find different types and brands of guinea pig run for an attractive price. Ordering is always easy and fast!
For a good run, it is best to connect several runs together. Trixie's runs also allow for expansion by adding additional panels. That way you can make the run as big as you want...or rather as your guinea pigs want!
The run should be spacious enough to be able to walk around, run and of course popcorn!
The guinea pig can be used both outdoors and indoors. Anyone who thinks that the run is only intended for outdoor use is wrong, because guinea pigs also enjoy the run indoors. By connecting a run to an existing enclosure, you significantly increase the habitat of your guinea pigs.
The Guinea Pig would also like to have the following parts in the run:
Shelter to hide in
Hay to nibble on
Toys to have fun
We recommend filling the run with the above parts. The Cavia will certainly appreciate it. A furnished run is not only pleasant for the animals, but also provides activity! Toys can be, for example, intelligence toys, which the animals can play with.
You can do this if the Guinea pig is a bit shy
Guinea pigs can be shy when first placed in the run. This does not have to be the case with all Guinea pigs, because there are certainly also specimens that immediately love it and start snooping around curiously. However, we advise to put the animals at ease as much as possible by offering something to nibble on and the shelter options.
It can also help to initially place the run in the room where the accommodation and accommodation are located, the Guinea pigs will find that less scary than in a foreign environment. It may also help to place toys or other items of familiar housing in the run so that the animals can smell their own scent. Once the animals have become accustomed to the run in the familiar space, the run can also be placed in a different place.
Run outside for the Guinea pigs
If the run will be placed outside and the animals are not always supervised, it is very important that the run is properly closed so that other animals cannot reach it. This will be less common in urban areas, but in rural areas, predators (birds of prey, mink, foxes) can pass by and endanger the guinea pigs.
Run down in the grass
It is of course great to put the run in the grass for the guinea pigs! They can roam through the grass and the paws suddenly feel a completely different surface than what they are used to. That gives a nice variation on the standard ground cover! However, this must be taken care of. Grass in the spring is a lot more protein-rich. If the guinea pigs eat too much of this protein-rich grass, they can develop intestinal problems. Build this up slowly.
Placement of the Cavia Ren
Never place the run in the sun. Even though the animals have shelters, never place the run completely in the sun, as overheating is a risk. Part in the sun and part in the shade is possible. In addition, on hot days, provide sufficient cooling so that the animals do not get too hot and if the temperature outside gets too high, bring the animals inside.