So guess who could possibly be getting a guinea pig? Oh yes. This girl I am so beyond excited but I have a few questions to ask.
1. I am waiting impatiently for this cage to come in the mail. Yes, I am aware of the fact that the treats are not good for them, neither is the food. But size wise, am I looking okay?
2. In relation to question one, I have also read numerous times that guinea pigs do better with a companion. Now, financially, I'm fairly okay with this. I can support two guinea pigs. However, I'm not overly keen on buying the uber large cage. That is rather expensive for me. But I would rather have happy guinea pigs than an unhappy guinea pig. Can I fit two smaller guinea pigs into this cage? I plan to find smaller ones if I need two, but size doesn't truly matter, I think, if I only acquire one.
3. The guinea pig(s) would be living in a garage. Not ideal, I am aware. But that is what I have to work with. It gets rather cold up here in the "Great" Northwest and I was planning to buy he/she a heat lamp. I know they need to be warm, between 64 and 72 degrees to be ideal. But it gets to be cold at night. So question is, will a heat lamp work? Anything I can put IN the cage to help him/her out?
4. I am also aware that guinea pigs need attention and time. The garage is where my boyfriend is living so they will not be alone at night and often through the afternoon because he will be there, or me :) Any tips for socializing? Ideas, theories, advice on how to make them people friendly?
Any other things that you have come across with guinea pigs that could help me out with be awesome. Anything that you don't hear about until you get one?
I am so very excited and I'm probably going to post a zillion pictures when I get one (or two!). Yay!!