pigs need to stay fit and healthy, and for that,
they need to get daily exercise. If the cage
is big enough, you could set up some exercise objects
inside it, if not, you can set a playground in the
house. Here are some ideas;
Get a big piece of cardboard (or wood) and cut a
hole about three or four centimeters above the horizontal
edge. Attach the cardboard across the cage, blocking
the way completely. Organise food and drink on one
side and rest places on the other. A guinea pig
would have to climb through the hole in order to
You can attach green food to the top of the cage,
so that it hangs down slightly. A guinea pig would
have to stand up on its hind legs to get the food.
Guinea pigs should not be eating or drinking because
they have nothing else to do. That makes them fat,
and fat guinea pigs live less. First, once the meal
is finished and the guinea pigs are lying down,
resting, throw away any leftovers. Second, put some
large rocks and branches for your guinea pigs to
sharpen their claws and to nibble.
Attach some boxes, fences, and wooden prisms
to pieces of furniture, forming barriers, ladders,
etc. Stick them firmly with tape or glue, as
guinea pigs as very strong and might knock them
out if they can.
Make your guinea pigs some cozy nests of large boxes,
tubes, and other shelters.
Fill the playground with balls, squeak-toys, bells,
and other interesting objects. For example, you
can attach a bell as described in Guinea
Pig Training and
tie a treat to the string. The guinea pigs will
ring trying to pull the treat out!
It has been found out that guinea pigs prefer to
go on certain surfaces. Get a large box and put
a large paper towel inside, and have it serve as