How to keep your cages looking fresh and clean every day! Follow these 6 tips to encourage your guinea pigs to use litter trays and make it easier to clean up after them!
1. Use litter trays and position them in areas of the cage where piggies are more inclined to go anyway - think darker shaded corners or underneath hidey huts.
2. Put HAY in the litter trays! Guinea pigs pee and poop whilst they munch on hay, so by adding hay to the litter trays they are far more likely to use them. Don't worry about them eating soiled hay - you should provide them with fresh hay at least twice a day and fully clean the litter trays every day.
3. Get large litter trays. Forget about those corner ones - they just don't work and are not big enough to provide your piggies with a decent space to eat hay. Start off with cat litter trays and maybe even create your own larger trays in the future. I have a tutorial video for making a great size litter tray from an under bed storage box:
4. Make sure the lining for the rest of the cage is different to the material in the litter trays
Thanks for watching! This was a highly requested video so I thought it was time to make an updated guinea pig routine as so much has changed since my last one. As you probably noticed from the video, the guinea pigs have a new cage! This is because they just weren't using the space in the large cage and it seemed a waste; the reason we made the previous cage so large was because we just put all the sows together for the first time and we wanted to reduce the risk of them fighting by giving them more room however they all started to get along very well after introducing Bramley and I thought that it would be more practical to make the cage a little bit smaller - it is still large enough for 8 guinea pigs as it is 7x5 grids so they have plenty of space. To find out more information about their new cage, click the link to my latest blog post -
*********EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ********** Planet Petco Softwood bedding is NOT safe for guinea pigs anymore! If you want to use Planet Petco bedding like this, PLEASE use the ASPEN kind! Softwood bedding is either made from pine or cedar, which is BAD for them! It will give them a URI (Upper respiratory infection) which you will need to take your guinea pig to the vet for! It slowly kills your guinea pigs! PLEASE DO NOT USE PINE OR CEDAR! I recommend using Carefresh or and aspen bedding. I DO NOT use this bedding. As you can see in their cage, I use a piggybed spread (fleece.) I recommend using fleece (If not, Carefresh bedding). If you have questions on how to use fleece or how to wash it, ask me in the comments please. Thank you!
Hi everyone! I hope you liked the video! Sorry that I didn't do the prices of everything you need for a guinea pig, I couldn't find out how much money everything I bought was. If you want to know the price of something or where I bough it, just ask me in the comments. If you have any requests, please let me know in the comments! I will be
Notice anything different about the quality?? I've recently purchased a new camera so the quality of my videos will be TONS better for you all! It is a Samsung WB30F HD Smart Camera and I got it on amazon. ____________________________________________________