In order to keep your guinea pigs occupied and entertained, be sure to let them out in a designated area for daily floor time and lap time – they’ll love this more than anything! A few must-haves for guinea pigs are a few hideys, tunnels and maybe a fleece forest or ping pong ball, so read on for even more toy ideas. One of the most important things is having another guinea pig of the same sex. Guinea pig are herd animals so they like to be with another guinea pig.
Plushies, Mirrors, Tunnels & Hideouts
Guinea pig also enjoy plushies to lay on or to cuddle with but if they chew on the toy a lot the stuffing can be bad for them. Some guinea pigs also enjoy bird toys like mirrors. Tunnels are also good because guinea pig love to run through them. Hideouts are another very important thing to have for your guinea pig to hide in and rest in to ensure they feel safe. You can buy Pigloos (Superpet) or just make them one from a cardboard box.
Guinea pigs love having cuddle sacks or cozy cups to lay in. They are great because you can make your own for your guinea pigs, Check out our Cool DIY Guinea pig Projects page to learn how. Here are a few good places to buy cuddle sacks or cozy cups them as well; The Guinea pig market and Piggy bed spreads are two that I would recommend. You can also get your guinea pigs chew toys if they love to chew but make sure that they are not brightly colored because they might have dyes in them which might be a potential hazard to your guinea pigs.