In their natural environment, Guinea Pigs can be prey animals. This means they are cautious around strangers or loud noises.
In addition to their guinea pig hutch, it is really important to provide hiding areas for the guinea pigs. Hiding places help make the guinea pig feel safe and secure. They also give the guinea pig somewhere to go to relax, either on their own or with other guinea pigs.
Guinea Pigs should learn to know that this a safe area for them and care should be taken if ever removing them from it and also not to close them inside of it.
Hiding Places for Guinea Pigs
Suitable hiding places for guinea pigs can include tunnels, boxes or our Guinea Pig Hide-out. This hide out is shaped liked an igloo and has a narrow entrance, but once inside a wide area for them to lounge about.