curryx asked: maybe your followers can answer this too. i see so many pictures here where the piggies bedding is just a blanket or carpet thing - is that really good? i never saw something like that and i myself had cage pets only with the wood shreddings. i had to give away my last one though due to the dust allergy i got. don't they eat the blanket and do you just put it in the washing machine? does one have to mind anything else? it would be a great opportunity for me to have pets again
I used to use carefresh - but with three girlies and a 3x5 C&C cage it was unaffordable!
My set up included a 3x4 living area with a separated out “kitchen” for their hay rack which had carefresh. This was a pic of the original design - I changed it to actually wall off the kitchen so there was a single entrance and I could keep the carefresh off the fleece.
I used puppy pee pads under the fleece (absorbed the pee) and a small hand vac to daily vacuum up the poops. Keeping the kitchen area let me keep the fleece very clean! They tend to pee where they eat a lot - and I kept my water bottles there!
I will always go with fleece - it’s cheap (if you get it on sale at Walmart or a fabric store) and you can wash it with sensitive (no dyes or scents) detergent!
"I see you’ve redecorated. I don’t like it"
My guinea pig Wolfie every time I clean his cage out….
ameliablockley asked: Hi there, love your blog! I am looking at getting a piggy (love the longer haired ones) but want a really friendly breed. Do u have any recommendations of a friendly (and super cute (pref long haired)) piggies?? Cheers Amelia
Thanks for the question! As for breeds Abyssinians are normally long haired. I’ve had both long-haired and short-haired guinea pigs and can say that breed has very little to do with personality (in my experience). The only thing I’ve noticed is that the Aby’s seem to have some aby-tude ;). In my experience I find that males are often a lot more cuddly than females - however that may just be my girls. Keep an eye on comments to this for other peoples opinions and experiences!
My suggestion would be to get in contact with a small animal rescue (Humane Societies often don’t have that one on one care to really know their personalities due to overcrowding). Small animal rescues are great because most of the time these animals are in foster homes or with people who really get to know them! Avoid pet stores, on top of bad breeding practices, many of them come with bad respiratory illness/pregnant due to mis-sexing.
When you get your piggy please submit pics! We’d love to post them :)