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Why play is good for guinea pigs Choosing the best toys for your guinea pig Why play is good for guinea pigs Guinea pigs love to play and they should be put in a run or secure garden area for a minimum of 4 hours a day so that they can run about freely.   Guinea pigs enjoy playing with their owners as well as each other and love to get lots of attention and stimulation.  You'll find that playtime keeps your guinea pig happy, entertained and in good health – and you have fun too!   Play is essential to your guinea pig’s well-being, gives them mental stimulation and exercise, and keeps them alert and trim.   Playing games with your guinea pig is a great way to prevent boredom and get to know them a bit better.   Try lying down on the floor with your guinea pig and roll toys to them – you'll find they will scamper about chasing them quite happily.  When they are excited guinea pigs may repeatedly do little hops in the air!   Obstacle courses are great fun and you can create one out of tunnels and tiny jumps.  They are deceptively fast for such a small creature! Visit our guinea pig Products section for a wide range of suitable and safe toys for guinea pigs. Back To Top Choosing the best toys for your guinea pig The best toys for your guinea pig can prevent boredom, discourage destructive behaviour, provide mental stimulation and keep them fit.  Make sure the toys you choose are safe and have no sharp edges. Chasing – Guinea pigs love to run about and will chase balls and toys.  These are often made from wicker or rope which satisfies your guinea pig's need to chew.   Burrowing – Although guinea pigs don't dig or burrow themselves they do love tubes, pipes and tunnels.  These are ideal for your guinea pig as they recreate an underground environment. Chewing and gnawing – There are lots of chew toys for your guinea pig to gnaw at and range from sticks, wood, fruit and vegetable chews, kongs and treat balls.  Your guinea pig needs to chew to keep their teeth trim as their teeth do not stop growing. Visit our guinea pig Products section for a wide range of suitable and safe toys for guinea pigs Visit our guinea pig Health advice to learn more about your guinea pig's teeth. Back To Top