Are you about to welcome guinea pigs in your life and wondering how to create the perfect habitat for them? How exciting! If you have already gone through the first critical step of choosing the right cage for your pet guinea pigs, the next one is to arrange the enclosure to suit your guinea pigs’ needs and offer them the best possible habitat.
So, do guinea pigs need a house in their cage?
Yes, absolutely. Guinea pigs require a place to hide in their cage. In the wild, guinea pigs are the prey of many predators. It’s their survival instincts to shield from potential dangers. Guinea pigs will spend most of their time resting in their shelter when they are not out eating and drinking. Adding a house in their cage is a way to make them feel safe and comfortable. If you have several guinea pigs, make sure to pick a home that is big enough for them all, or add several shelters and watch your guinea pigs happily walk from one to the next. Another way to create a safe space is to use corner hammocks or curtains.
In conclusion, make sure to offer at all time a place to hide to your guinea pigs. Being able to hide is extremely important to guinea pigs, as it reduces their amount of stress and makes them feel safe and happy in their new home.