We'd leave masses of food, hay and an extra bottle of water not that they'd drink it all. But do you think this is too long? No neighbours will be around either sadly and I don't want to take them to Wales and back!
Hi 8Looseleaf* - I'm afraid I would agree with the others on here - 3 days is a very long time for guineas, they need daily attention, hay changing, water filling etc etc and I personally would be worrying about what was going on. Where do you live? I am in Hants and I would willingly sit them for you, so let us know where you are - all you need is someone keeping their eye on them, bringing them fresh fruit and veg etc, is there a local teenager who might be able to help? If not try local cattery/kennels etc who may be able to recommend someone to help you. PS there is someone on these threads who takes her guineas everywhere with her on holiday, we used to ( but not in posh hotels like Kritiq's gang!)
Oh thank you kind people. This is really helpful and I will make sure we work something out then. Guineapiglet I'm so touched by your offer of help but we're in central London. Thank you though! Am going to try and buy an indoor cage tomorrow and bring them. They've been to Scotland and back twice but we have a spare hutch and run there !
looseleaf yes 3 days is too long I'm afraid. Their food won't last (even if there's plenty it will be limp and nasty). And the temperature is fluctuating so much (my boys shed was 25c last week, I have a window I can open for them-mesh and bar lined for Fox/Fly safety)
GP health can deteriorate so quickly too. Even if they don't seem to do much (I wonder what my lardy boars get up to-except eat and pooh) they might have an injury or a fight especially over food.
Get a travel cage and a large cheapie paddling pool then they can have some space when you get there.
Don't panic, we bought the biggest indoor cage (1 metre I think) that filled our whole car boot and suitcases had to go by our legs! Guinea pigs have had lots of fresh dandelion leaves, brocolli and snuffled about on the grass in the sun so are enjoying Wales! DH wasn't thrilled as buying the cage from Gumtree ended up adding 1.5hrs to our journey, whoops. Tingadingle sorry about yours dying