15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs are cute little animals that are often kept as pets. They are very friendly and love being around humans. They also make great companions because they are intelligent and curious.

Guinea pigs are native to South America, where they live in burrows underground. They are herbivores and eat grasses, leaves, roots, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Their fur is soft and silky and their skin is pinkish or reddish-brown.

They are social creatures and enjoy interacting with other guinea pigs. They are playful and inquisitive and love exploring new things. They are also good at learning new skills and tasks.

Here are the 15 things to do with your guinea pig:

Number 1: Cardboard Maze

guinea pig maze

Make a maze out of cardboard or old VHS tapes and watch him find his way through to the food. You can use different colors of tape to make it more interesting and you can also draw lines through them with a pencil so he has to go around the maze.

Number 2: Play Time

Take a toy, tie a string on it and drag it on the floor. Entice him to chase it.

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Number 3: Cuddle Time  

Take him out of his cage and cuddle with him. It’s simple, but it’s fun. Guinea pigs are social animals that love to be around their families. They enjoy cuddling and getting affectionate, and this can be very cute for humans. Guinea pigs also enjoy playing, so there’s always something to do when they’re around.

Number 4: Bath Time

Guinea pigs don’t clean themselves as cats do, but they usually stay pretty clean nonetheless. As long as you keep his cage clean, he should only need a bath once every 3-4 months. Some people never bathe their guinea pigs, so it’s not absolutely necessary, but it’s a good idea to do it occasionally to keep them in tip-top shape.

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Number 5: Training

Cavies, commonly known as Guinea pigs, are incredibly intelligent and can learn simple tricks. To expedite the training and ensure the exercise is successful, ensure you take good care of your guinea pig and care for her needs as she undergoes the sessions. Take the time to consider that each la cavie is one of a kind and you may require a bit of individual time for her to realize your commands during training sessions.

Here’s a tutorial.

Number 6: Play Dead

Train your guinPeople have been training their guinea pigs to play dead for centuries. Guinea pigs love to be picked up and cuddled, so if you can make your pet convincingly inactive, it will likely enjoy being handled less. Pick a spot in your home where your pet can relax – on the floor near a cardboard box, for example – and begin by holding it down gently with one hand while using the other to stroke its back or flank.

Here’s a tutorial.

Number 7: Obstacle Course

Build an obstacle course indoors or outdoors and watch him go through it. Make tunnels, see-saws, things he has to climb over, etc. Make it fun!

Number 8: Tug Of War

Get an old sock and play tug-of-war with him. A Guinea pig tug of war is always a fun game to play. The animals get so excited and the tug of war can be very intense. It’s also a great way to exercise the animals.

Number 9: More Play Time

Get a small ball and play ball with him. This is a great activity for both you and your guinea pig. He’ll enjoy rolling around in the ball and chasing it.

Number 10: Reading

Put him in your lap and read a book out loud to him. You can use a picture book or just read from a book.

Number 11: Photo Shoot

Get your camera or smartphone and do a photo shoot. Even more fun if you dress him up.

Number 12: Movie Time

Shoot a video of your guinea pig, then edit it and add cool effects using video editing software.

Number 13: Burrowed Time

Take some small cloths and paper tubes and hide food or other objects. Spread them out on the floor and watch your guinea pig burrow and tunnel through to find them.

Number 14: Bowling

Teach your guinea pig to bowl. Set up some “bowling pins” (anything small enough to knock over). Get a small ball, like a ping-pong ball. Entice him to push the ball to knock down the pins. You might need to use treats to encourage him.

Number 15: Playmates

Organize a guinea pig get-together. Find guinea pig owners in your area, arrange a meetup, and socialize. Let your guinea pig meet someone new. (don’t put a female with a male, though!). Post an ad at meetup.com or craiglist.

In conclusion, there are many fun and interesting things to do with your guinea pig. From playing games to taking trips to the park, your guinea pig will enjoy getting out and experiencing new things. So get started planning some fun activities for you and your furry friend!

One of the most popular pets in the world is the guinea pig. Guinea pigs are intelligent, social animals that make great family companions. There are a few things you can do to help bond with your guinea pig and make him or her a happy and healthy pet.