If you've owned a pet before, you probably can agree with me — in most homes pets are taken in as part of the family.
Fed, bathed and given a warm, comfy area, you want to make your pet feel at home. What is abetter way to do that than to give them a comfortable and suitable bed?
Although you don't want to break the bank when it comes to purchasing the perfect product, you might notice that beddings for guinea pigs can get a bit pricey.
However, before you are alarmed, there are a few things you should be aware of that can help you not only choose the features that are specifically set for your guinea pig (which can help you estimate the price range) but also weed out the beddings that are not as suitable for your particular guinea pig.
Things to Consider When Choosing
Guinea Pig Bedding
To help you pick out the best bedding, there are a few features for you to consider that can help you sort out which type of bedding is best for your guinea pig pal.
A few questions you should ask yourself as a guinea pig owner before buying a particular product are:
1. Does it absorb urine well?
2. Does it do anything against bad odors?
3. Does it mimic the feel and material of the natural habit of a wild guinea pig?
4. Is it natural and healthy for a guinea pig?
5. Is it dust- or chemical-free?
You can check for the answers to these questions not only in the general information of the packaging but also in reviews of each particular product.
Some other aspects of guinea pig bedding for you to consider also include:
- The Size of the Bedding
The size of the bedding also relates specifically to the size of your guinea pig and also its enclosure.
Not only do you need a big fluff of bedding for your pet to sleep on, but you'll also want to fill the bottom of the cage with loosely-packed bedding to feel comfortable.
However, you also don't want to overflow your guinea pig's cage, which can not only make them feel overwhelmed but also give you more to clean up.
The general rule here is to make the size of the bedding about twice as large as your pet at its biggest size.
- The Color of the Bedding
Although you may choose the color of your quilt or bed because of aesthetic reasoning, choosing a particular color of your guinea pig's bed can be helpful for you.
If you choose light-colored bedding, this can help you visually see when it's wet and needs to be changed.
You also might want to consider the color of it to be as visually similar to your guinea pig's natural habitat, so they feel comfortable and at home.
- The Type of Guinea Pig
Each guinea pig is different when it comes to type, which can mean that your pet will either prefer a drier environment rather than a moist one perhaps found in the wild.
Play around with hay, wood pellets, and other bedding material to find which materials are best for your particular guinea pig.
FAQ on bedding for guinea pigs
Whether you're a first-time guinea pig owner or have cycled through fifty of them, here are a few of the more frequently asked questions about guinea pig bedding, answered:
We hope this article has provided you with more than enough information to help you find the right bedding for your guinea pig.