Cavy Savvy is a guinea pig blog written from the perspective of three guinea pigs: Lola, Buffy and Broccoli. We review guinea pig products, pet food, toys, bedding, cages and more to provide humans with all they need to know about guinea pigs!
Are guinea pigs more comfortable in dark or light? Sugar and Cinnamon seem to like running around under a blanket, or having one lifted up a few inches but still dark. But I thought that guinea pigs weren't nocturnal. Why is that?
Guinea pigs are not nocturnal; we tend to adapt to the sleep schedule of our humans, more or less. As for our preference, we generally prefer low light so we feel hidden and safe.
Also, do piggies prefer tiles, hardwood, or carpet for their running around?
We personally prefer carpet. It feels nice under our feet, and it doesn't make a lot of noise.
We switched to fleece bedding yesterday, and the piggies seem to love it! We had some problems getting it to stay in the cage though. How do you secure fleece to the kind of cage that has a few inches of plastic followed by bars?
In our cage, the humans bought fleece that's double the size of the bottom of our cage so it can be folded over once. The pigloos and Snak Shak go in the corners and help keep it in place. That's all that's needed to secure it.