Pretty cool, though I'd be scared of cats and such hiding in there.

Guinea pigs tolerate cold better than hot temperatures. Since they cannot sweat to cool themselves down, guinea pigs will stretch out and become lethargic as the heat rises. Heat exhaustion and death are very real risks to guinea pigs, so provide a means for them to stay cool in hot temperatures. A popular method is freezing water in plastic bottles so that they can lay next to the bottles to cool off. Of course, remove all labels, since guinea pigs are notorious nibblers. Anything that you place in their cage should be safe to eat.

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I’ve just become a guinea pig owner approximtley 7 months ago. I own two. Mitchy & Cocoa. Both I inherited from friends that were either unable to care for them or was sick of having them. Cocoa is quite the difficult little one. His previos owner had him drinking from a high bowl/mug looking object. I have gotten him a classic bottle that every rodent drink from, but he does not even acknowledge its existence. I have had him for about 5 months and from time to time hand give him water. I feed him lots of lettuce so he can get his water from that. But I don’t give him water as often as I should. Any tips for teaching him? Also, I am not privilaged to have an air conditioner, and i live in cali today is really the first hot day e have experienced since last summer. It is 85 in my house, the only thing I have done when i got home from school is moved them to the bathroom, it seems cooler. I also put some cool water on their backs and petted it in. I have no idea what to do.. I’m pretty desperate. Is it okay to take them baths everyday? And i will definitley try the waterbottle tip! I love them too much to see anything ever happen to them and I would never be abled to live with myself if I knew I didn’t protect them, and it wa my fault their lives were cut short…

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– Can you have your guinea pig stay in your basement? The temps there should be cooler, as long as it isn’t damp. Guinea pigs are prone to suffering from heat stress. When it hits the summer months you should take extra care into keeping your guinea pig cool when the heat strikes, especially if the temperature exceeds 86° degrees Fahrenheit. It's important to keep your cavy safe in these dangerously hot conditions. Read on to learn how.

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Guinea pigs are prone to suffering from heat stress. When it hits the summer months you should take extra care into keeping your guinea pig cool when the heat strikes, especially if the temperature exceeds 86° degrees Fahrenheit. It's important to keep your cavy safe in these dangerously hot conditions. Read on to learn how.

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I shared with you Louisa's last years birthday present, the IKEA grocery store, and today I'd like to share the World's Coolest Guinea Pig House ever! When we ...What should you put in the cage to keep your guinea pig interested? Here's where you get to be creative. A popular item is 4-inch PVC pipe from house supply stores; it lasts much longer than cardboard tunnels and can be cleaned easily. Plus, it can't be eaten! A shelter of some sort is necessary, though some will argue that a hiding place will make your guinea pig more skittish. However, guinea pigs are "run and hide" creatures, so yours will need some sort of dark refuge. A house can be as elaborate as you can build it, or as simple as a cardboard box. My suggestion: make it a three-sided shelter, so your guinea pig is under something, but can still see you (and you can see them). Bricks are good for climbing onto, as long as they are clean and your guinea pig doesn't start eating them. In the summer, my girls are stretched out on bricks and large pieces of slate tile, which stay cool despite the hot days. Here's an idea: line up a couple of bricks and put a tile square on top. It's a little piggy platform! On hot days, that nice, cool tile will be the best spot in the house.