Fun Toys for Guinea Pigs

Do you have a pet Guinea pig? Guinea pigs, or cavies, are great pets. These little furballs are typically very tame, and they are super cute to play with and watch. Like any pocket pet, cavies need entertainment options, as life in a cage can get a bit dull. In this article, your Dunedin veterinarian goes over some fun Guinea pig toys.

Hay-Stuffed Fun

Try stuffing a paper bag, a sock, or even a cardboard tube with hay or herbs. Your piggy can stay occupied for hours getting the hay out!

Cardboard Boxes

You can cut little doors and windows in a cardboard box, and make your pet a cute little castle. Of course, your cavy may eat his home, but that’s half the fun! You can also turn a soda carton into a cute little tunnel for your furry buddy.

Stuffed Animals

Many Guinea pigs enjoy playing with stuffed animals. You can find inexpensive ones at dollar stores or thrift stores.

Bells and Balls

Many toys that are made for cats or birds are safe for Guinea pigs. Your furball may really love pushing a ball around or playing with a little bell!

Vitamin C Tablets

Cavies must have Vitamin C in their diets. They can’t make their own, but it’s very crucial to their health. An occasional chewable Vitamin C tablet can make a great fun treat!

Chew Toys

Guinea pigs need to chew to keep their teeth from overgrowing. Give your pet lots of chewing options, such as wood or wicker objects. You can fold paper into rings or other shapes, or get your little buddy chew sticks.

When it comes to buying toys for your Guinea pig, always put safety first. Make sure all items have been washed and disinfected before your little furball gets them. Never give your pet anything with sharp edges, or anything that has been treated with toxic stains or dyes. You’ll also want to make sure not to give your piggy anything with small pieces, as these can be choking hazards. Plastic can be dangerous as well. Keep a close eye on any plastic playthings, and remove any with cracks or sharp edges. If your piggy tries to eat plastic, avoid it and give him something different.

Does your cavy need veterinary care? Contact us, your local Dunedin vet clinic, anytime!

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