Guinea pigs or guinea pigs are naturally loving, shy and curious animals. They are mammals, rodents that are native to the Andean region of South America. They usually live between 4 and 6 years and generally weigh between 700 and 1,200 grams.
Although the guinea pig lives in open spaces in the wild and hides in caves, they also adapt well to domestic life as long as their owner properly cares for them.
Keeping your pet’s home in optimal condition is an integral part of this grooming. Your guinea pig’s cage should be cleaned more thoroughly at least once a week. If you have more than one guinea pig, you may want to wash the cage more thoroughly. It’s also important to know how to redesign your pet’s habitat to keep your guinea pig feeling comfortable and happy. Here we are going to show you how to clean your guinea pig’s house.
To keep your pet’s cage clean and to ensure that your guinea pig’s health remains in optimal condition, try cleaning your pet’s house on a daily basis. This also helps reduce odors.
What do you need?:
- Paper towels or napkins.
- Hot water (but don’t get burned).
- Washing-up liquid (not too scented).
- Fresh food and water for your pet.
Steps to follow:
Take your guinea pig out of the cage. Make sure to hold him tightly to your chest, but not so tightly that you injure him.
During this cleaning, you should try to clean certain areas of your guinea pig’s cage: if you notice any dirt, remove it with a paper towel or napkin.
Check that the bedding material is completely dry.
Empty the water and food containers.
Wash food and water containers with hot water and a little washing-up liquid.
Change your guinea pig’s water and food. If the feeder is damp, clean it and fill it with fresh food.
Once everything is clean and in order, put your guinea pig back in the cage.