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FIRST SUPPLIES FOR GUINEA PIGS

You can provide a healthy, happy environment for your guinea pig with little equipment and a few supplies, but there are some essentials you would do well to have. It's a good idea to have most of them on hand when you first bring your guinea pig home and you can always add to or vary your supplies later on.

Housing
  • Cage - an approximately 30"l x 15"w x 15"h escape-proof habitat with a solid surface area and plenty of room to exercise and play makes a great home for one guinea pig
  • Food Bowl and Water Bottle
  • Bedding - shavings or pelleted/recycled paper (cedar-based products may cause harm and are not recommended)
  • Hide box or place to hide
  • Nesting box
  • Guinea Pig Toys (as many and varied as possible)
  • Chew stick
Food
  • Timothy hay
  • High-quality guinea pig food
  • Vitamin C supplement
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
Grooming Supplies
  • Brush (cat brushes are suitable)
Miscellaneous
  • Cage-cleaning Supplies
  • Cage Disinfectant/Mild Soap (wash and disinfect the cage before first placing your guinea pig in it)