15 things to do with your guinea pig

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

guinea pig maze

Make a maze out of cardboard or old VHS tapes and watch him find his way through to the food.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

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

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

Take him out of his cage and cuddle with him. It’s simple, but it’s fun.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

Give him a bath.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

Train your guinea pig to understand basic commands.

Here’s a tutorial.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

Train your guinea pig to play dead.

Here’s a tutorial.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

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.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

Get an old sock and play tug-of-war with him.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

Get a small ball and play ball with him.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

Put him in your lap and read a book out loud to him.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

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

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

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

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

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.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

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.

15 Things to Do With Your Guinea Pig

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.

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