Well, cold weather is going to fall this weekend. We are looking at nightly lows in the 20’s come this weekend. So, it is about time to get the piggies set for winter.
This green box is awful to keep clean, but the bacteria that is decomposing poop and pee generates quite a bit of heat. The pigs are not living in their filth, mind you, I add fresh hay and straw on a daily basis. But, it is 10-20 degrees warmer in the box.
This means that their own waste is keeping them warm, and I need to generate this effect for the other guinea pig pens. They have Pig Igloos that do a very good job, but I want something off the ground and warmer. So, I am going to modify the winter box for feral cats for them. That would be a project for this week, now that I have finished my second hanging 8 foot rabbit cage.
is it really safe for them to be outside we use to bring are rabbits in at night during the winter cant imagine leaving my guinea pigs outside at night
Inside their box, it stays in the low 50s. They prefer it that way, actually.
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really i didn’t know that are you a breeder and how does it if its not closed ?
There is a closed box that is 18″ x 36″ that is 24″ tall. There is a lid that opens on a hinge for cleaning, adding straw and hay. There is a small hole on the bottom left that is open to the outside grazing area. I just moved them, and it is in the mid 40’s, and they are out running around and grazing. When all 10 of them are inside, their body heat keeps them warm. And yes, I breed.
Oh cool sorry if I sounded Rude before
I wasn’t trying to be rude
You are fine. You don’t know
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