I often get asked what all new Guinea Pig owners need to buy.

The essential bit: 2 Guinea Pigs. This is Football & Blondie.
The essential bit: 2 Guinea Pigs. This is Football & Blondie.

Here is my essential supplies checklist:

  1. Cage (minimum 120cm by 60cm). Traditional or c&c.
  2. Bedding (woodshavings, paper bedding or fleeces).
  3. Food bowl (sturdy).
  4. Dry food (pellet/muesli or forage).
  5. Vegetables (and treat fruit).
  6. Water bottle (and fresh water).
  7. Hay rack/hay box.
  8. Hay (good quality, dust extracted).
  9. Nail/claw clippers for small pets.
  10. Soft brush.
  11. Small scissors for long haired piggies.
  12. Bowl for baths (and/or washing equipment).
  13. Box for transport (eg. Cat carrier).
  14. Pigloo/pig bed (somewhere to hide).
  15. Toys/tubes (to play with).
  16. Pen for garden or floor time.

Squidgypigs - Why stop at 2?
Squidgypigs – Why stop at 2?