2. Make the most of more time with your guinea pig now and as COVID-19 restrictions ease
Like many of us, you may be at home more and that brings an excellent opportunity for bonding with your guinea pig, including using enrichment activities and even some home improvements to their living conditions. You can access ideas on how to care for your guinea pig from the RSPCA knowledge base
and ideas for enrichment
. As activities outside the home become more common place again, try and continue bonding and enrichment with your guinea pig, perhaps there is a special time each day or week you set aside for this. But keep in mind your guinea pig may not be used to or want the same level of handling as you might want to give them. Don’t force interaction on them when they show signs of feeling insecure or unsafe. Even when they appear to be enjoying the interactions, be sure to give them a break. We all like a break, especially guinea pigs who enjoy retreating and hiding from people.