Your Guinea pig is a member of the Rodentia order. Like everyone, he has teeth that continue to grow throughout his life. To exhaustion, he eats his toys, his cage, and especially the wood. Whether you are building a guinea pig’s wood house or a branch harvested in the garden, be careful when choosing wood, as some trees are poisonous to the rat family — including your guinea pigs.
Is Fruitwood tree good?
Guinea pigs enjoy chewing shoots and twigs of fruit trees, such as apple, crabapple, pear, and hazelnut. Although the trunks of these trees are not easily accessible, the branches are easily accessible when the fruit trees are pruned. However, avoid using branches of trees sprayed with pesticides.
Also avoid using wood from any members of the Prunus family, such as almonds, apricots, cherries, peach, and plum trees. Trees from the Prunus family are not safe from any member of the Rodentia, including guinea pigs. Be careful when building guinea pigs wood house.
Are Lumber good for your guinea pigs wood house?
Your local home improvement center carries a variety of lumber of standard size, making it easy to build a guinea pig wood house. Among the safest woods are aspen, linden or basswood, poplar, and kiln-dried white pine.
Generally, any softwood, particles, or fragrances, such as air-dried pine, cedar, eucalyptus, and redwood are not safe for your piggy. Although cedar and pine wood are sold for use in rat cages, the vet does not recommend their use due to erythin phenols.
Is Willow good for your guinea pigs house?
Willow trees are easily woven into guinea pig shelters. Although many types of willows, such as pussy willow and weeping willow, are safe, avoid using white poplar twigs and branches. White willow contains salicylic acid, a major component of aspirin.
Willow basket-making materials are generally safe to use in a pig’s house, although if your pig is chewing on his house, you should always check for sharp, sharp branches to prevent damage to the mouth and eyes.
Are Vineyards good for guinea pigs wood home?
Grapevines and peeled berries, thorny berries, raspberries, and rose vines and tins form attractive woven or branch houses as well as guinea pig tunnels. Avoid using any vines, twigs, or branches of pesticide-sprayed plants. Depending on the pesticide, it can make your guinea pig sick or kill him.
Natural materials can be sterilized to prevent mold or insects from entering your home. Simply wash the wooden objects with a solution of salt water, and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 mins and let them cool before covering your Guinea pigs wood house.
Keeping guinea pigs in the house
Inner cages can come in a wide range of sizes – but they are often very complex and leave little room for you to create space.
If you are considering keeping guinea pigs, check out the standard cage sections similar to those offered in C&C. They are flexible and suit empty spaces in your home. As well as low cost and easy to maintain.
Advantages of indoor house
Your guinea pigs will probably be very confident around you. You are more likely to experience health problems. And this may reduce as they are in a dry, warm place with a reduced risk of fungal and respiratory problems. They will also be safe from predators and adverse weather conditions.
Disadvantages of outdoor house
It can be difficult to find a room that gives your guinea pigs a quiet time. If you have cats or dogs they are more likely to watch guinea pigs and cause stress. They will have a reduced chance of grazing on the grass. As they will have to adjust to the outside temperature. You can also get sick of their bedding.