Guinea Pig Transport Box
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Let's get straight to the point... Guinea pig's keeper doesn't like to be transported. They don't like strange places either, but if they practice regularly, they can certainly get used to it.
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A good transport box ensures that your guinea pig can be transported safely. A journey in itself is particularly stressful for guinea pigs. Good preparation is therefore half the battle!
Choose a transport box that gives your guinea pig plenty of room, but is not too large. A transport box must have sufficient ventilation and preferably not be too open. This means that the bottom tray is best not transparent. The less the guinea pigs receive from the journey and the environment, the calmer they remain. It is also possible to put a towel over a transport box, but a good air supply and the temperature must always be taken into account.
You can choose from different sizes of transport boxes. The larger transport boxes can also be suitable for the transport of a couple of guinea pigs. Traveling together can reduce stress for guinea pigs.
Tip! It gives guinea pigs a safe feeling when they have a grip, so put a towel or anti-slip mat in the transport box.
Getting used to the transport box
The transport box often appears when it is needed and that is of course also logical. However, it can be useful to let the guinea pig become familiar with the transport box early on. In this way the animals will experience no or less stress if they have to be transported in it. The introduction to the transport box can be done in a very simple way, for example by placing the box in the run so that the animals can use it as a shelter.
Step-by-step plan Letting guinea pig get used to the transport box
- For example, place the transport box in the run and place something tasty in it, so that the animals are lured to it. It is important that the guinea pig walks in it itself, this must come from the animals' own initiative. If the animals really don't walk in it themselves, you can gently lift the guinea pig and lift it into the box.
- As soon as the guinea pig is in the box and starts to eat its nibble, you can carefully close the door of the box, but open the door again fairly quickly. If this goes well, we can move on to the next step.
- The next step is actually lifting the box as soon as you have closed the door. So first put the bunch in the room, put some treats in it, then the guinea pig walks into the box and nibbles, close the door and gently lift the box after closing. It is important at this step to see if the guinea pig continues to eat. Continuing to eat is a sign of rest, because the animals cannot eat when stressed.
- Now go for a walk with the transport box. Do this very gently and briefly at first. It is very important not to startle the animals.
- Now we enter the car with the transport box. Again, it is important to do this quietly and give the guinea pig something tasty again when the previous one is gone.
Guinea pig in the car
Guinea pigs do not tolerate heat well. Fortunately, most cars have air conditioning, but it is important to keep an eye on the temperature. At a temperature from 25℃ the animals can have a hard time and need cooling. Never leave the Guinea pig in a hot car. The temperatures in a car can rise very quickly and after 5 minutes the guinea pig can already be in a critical condition. Incidentally, the air conditioning should not blow directly on the transport box, that can get cold for the Guinea pig.