guinea pigs care & hygiene

Hygiene is important to ensure that your guinea pig lives a long and healthy life and also to control unwanted odours.

  • You should change your cavie's cage/hutch litter twice a week and everyday if you have young ones.
  • Bedding has to be replaced once a week.
  • The guinea pig's quarters should be cleaned all these times and then use a mild animal disinfectant spray. Always buy pet disinfectants or use ampholytic disinfectants normally used in catering. Never use phenol/carbolic acid type disinfectants.
  • In summer, guinea pig hutches should be scrubbed through with hot water and mild disinfectant, rinsed and then leave it dry while your guinea pigs are outside.

For health problems contact the veterinary professional.