Guinea pigs: accessories for the enclosure in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Guinea pigs: these accessories are indispensable for the cage
Even though keeping a guinea pig is not as time-consuming as keeping a dog or a cat, it still requires a few tricks to make your pet feel at home. What’s more, if you don’t equip your small animal enclosure with the right accessories, you risk compromising the health of your small animal.
Fundamental for guinea pigs: accessories such as water points, bedding and suchlike.
Most importantly, your guinea pig’s hutch should be equipped with enough hay and your animal should always be provided with sufficient fresh water. To ensure the latter, it is a good idea to set up several water points in the enclosure. There are several different options available: In addition to the classic water bowl, nipple drinkers and what are known as sippy drink bottles may also be installed.
Since hay is the main source of food for guinea pigs, it is important that a sufficient amount of it is always accessible to the small animal. Hayracks designed specifically for small animals are ideal for this purpose: they are designed in such a way that your guinea pig can easily reach the hay.
Feeding bowls are of course also part of the basic equipment for a guinea pig cage. You should make sure that the container stands firmly and has no sharp edges. Bowls that are curved inwards, for example, are less suitable, as guinea pigs will have difficulty reaching the food. Please note that your little companion will not only enjoy nutritious concentrated feed and dry feed, but also utensils that he can simply gnaw on. Special types of wood are just as suitable for gnawing as roots or toys made of natural materials.
To ensure that your guinea pig feels comfortable in its enclosure, it is essential to use the right bedding. You will find out which type your animal prefers over time. Bedding is available in many materials, such as wood, straw and hemp.
Accessories for guinea pigs: species-appropriate toys are also important
Unlike other small animals, guinea pigs are not passionate climbers, but you should nevertheless make their enclosure as varied and exciting as possible. Various toys that stimulate the guinea pig’s natural instincts are just as popular as suitable retreats where it can make itself comfortable. You can also place small animal houses inside the enclosure. Guinea pigs appreciate such places of refuge: even in the wild, they seek shelter in caves or other hiding places when they want to flee from danger or simply sleep undisturbed. Add a few extras to the cage, such as bridges and play tunnels, and your guinea pig is sure to feel completely in its element.
Would you like to buy guinea pig accessories? You can find a large selection of different products suitable for your guinea pig enclosure in the Maxi Zoo online shop.