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Can guinea pigs live outside all year long?

(7 Posts)
emkana Mon 24-Aug-09 20:43:37

In appropriate cage/whatdoyoucallit obv

expatinscotland Mon 24-Aug-09 20:44:14

NO!

emkana Mon 24-Aug-09 20:44:40

Oh okay.

CantThinkofFunnyName Mon 24-Aug-09 20:48:30

Yes!!! They can live outside in a proper hutch with lots of hay and bedding for warmth in the cold weather, together with hutch hugger to keep warm in and perhaps tarpaulin to keep rain/wind out overnight. Also, good idea to attach some human hair to hutch (from barbers or something) to keep foxes at bay! Ours do and they are perfectly healthy - plus the guinea pig boarding lodge that they go to when we are on holiday have 100 cavies in outdoor hutches - and they are professional keepers!

Tortoise Mon 24-Aug-09 20:48:32

Mine lives outside all year round. Never had a problem, just put plenty of hay in for it to snuggle up in and put a cover across the front of the hutch during the night.

expatinscotland Mon 24-Aug-09 20:51:04

Aw, poor soul! Well, take my NO! with a grain of salt, though, because we do live in Scotland.

emkana Mon 24-Aug-09 20:51:04

Oh excellent that's great news, as keeping them outside is the only way we'll be able to have them, and the dd's are so desperate to have some.

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