Aspen Bedding

ginger and white guinea pig being held

Aspen bedding for guinea pigs is an alternative type of wood shaving bedding to pine, but how does it compare to the more traditional shavings that we often find in the pet store?  Having tested fleece liners, pine shavings and hemp bedding, we can tell…

Paper Bedding

long haired ginger guinea pig

One of the popular types of disposable bedding that guinea pig owners use in their cages is paper bedding. There are many different brands including Carefresh, Small Pet Select and Kaytee to name just a few and they will all differ slightly in quality…

Hemp Bedding

ginger, white and black short haired guinea pig

Hemp bedding, also commonly known as Aubiose in the UK, is becoming a popular bedding for guinea pigs but what exactly is hemp and is this a safe bedding for your small pets? What is hemp bedding? Is hemp bedding safe for guinea pigs?…

Wood Pulp Bedding

cute ginger guinea pig

Wood pulp bedding is sometimes used as a bedding for horses but it is also one that some guinea pig owners use too.  There are not many brands that offer wood pulp bedding, but Kaytee have a “Soft Granule Blend” bedding and there is…

How to Clean a Guinea Pig Cage

Ginger guinea pig

Cleaning the guinea pig cage or hutch is something you must expect to do on a regular basis. If you are a parent and the guinea pigs are your children’s pets, you have to assume responsibility from the start because it is one of those…

Tips on How to keep Fleece Liners Fresh & Clean

white baby guinea pig sitting on a hand

Fleece liners are the perfect bedding solution for guinea pigs because they provide a dust-free environment for these pets who are prone to upper respiratory infections.  They are soft and comfortable (especially important for hairless guinea pigs) and can make your cage set up…

How to Wick Fleece

hairless guinea pig on red fleece

You may have heard people speak about “wicking” their guinea pig fleeces or fleece liners before use… but what does it mean? Find out in this guide how to prepare fleece for your guinea pig cage before use. Quick links What is wicking and…

How to Potty Train a Guinea Pig

long-haired guinea pig on pine pellets

Guinea pigs do a lot of poops every day and this can make the cage look messy very quickly, especially if you use fleece in your guinea pig’s cage. A guinea pig that is trained to use a litter box would be extremely beneficial,…

Bedding Absorbency Experiment

ginger guinea pig next to his hideout

One of the most important considerations when choosing the best bedding for your guinea pigs is the absorbency so we decided to experiment with 6 different beddings to see how absorbent they really were.  Remember that if you use a good absorbent bedding it will most likely…