It can be fun to get gifts for your guinea pig, or maybe for your child if they own a guinea pig. Guinea pigs are such cute pets, and they usually get excited over food, so it is fun to shower them with treats! Here are some ideas.
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Guinea Pig Treats
There are lots of great options when it comes to guinea pig treats. I try to stay away from treats that have dyes, dairy products, or a lot of seeds. Our guinea pig’s favorite treats are by far pea flakes! Aside from pea flakes, there are plenty of treats to choose from. There are some good foraging mixes of dried leaves and flowers that encourage guinea pigs to forage. Or, there are other types of treats from sticks to small pieces.
Grass Growing Tray
Our guinea pigs love fresh grass, but it can be tough to figure out a safe way to provide grass that is free of pesticides, fertilizers, pests, or weeds, so growing a tray of fresh grass indoors is a great option! All you need is a seed sprouting tray, and either a screen to grow the grass hydroponically (in water), or soil to grow the seeds traditionally (and of course, some seeds!). Growing grass is quick and easy, and soon enough you will have fresh grass that you can feed your piggies. Check out my directions on how to use seed sprouting trays.
A New Hideout
Guinea pigs love hiding spots, especially since they are prey animals. A guinea pig hideout is a perfect way to make them feel comfortable and cozy. You can find brightly colored plastic guinea pig Igloos (or “pigloos”, as we call them), or wooden structures, or an edible hideout like a “Snak Shack”.
Something to Chew On
Guinea pigs love to chew, and it is good to provide them with things to chew on, to keep their teeth from growing too long. There are chew toys, as well as treats that make for good chewing opportunities, such as Alfalfa cubes and treat sticks.
You could upgrade your piggies cage as a treat, from a larger cage to more than one water bottle, a new hay dispenser, and so on. You can also get a foraging mat for guinea pigs to stay entertained.
Check out my other guinea pig blog posts:
Fun Guinea Pig Toys for All Ages
Tips for Using Cage Liners for Guinea Pigs
Pros and Cons of Guinea Pig Fleece Cage Liners
Guinea Pig Food: What We Feed Our Piggies
Basic Supplies for Guinea Pigs
How to Grow Grass for Guinea Pigs Using Seed Sprouting Trays
Why Guinea Pigs Make Great Pets for Kids
Thank you for these. We have two guinea pigs and I always like to get them a new toy.
I’ve been considering getting a guinea pig once the hamsters pass. They do seem like a great choice as they’re a little larger. The grass tray sounds useful.
I’ll have to get my nephew’s piggies some alfalfa cubes for Christmas. They need some new treats!
Hahahaha, this is tooo cute. My daughter always makes an effort to gift her cat something.
Can’t wait to let my daughter see this she has a Guinea pig thanks for sharing this with us!
Such cute ideas! I love gifting to every member of the family – pets included!
My animals always get treats for Christmas. I’m sure if I had a guinea pig, he or she would love to get treats for Christmas too.
These are so cute, my DiL got a sweater for her skinnypig!
These would all make great gift ideas for anyone with a guinea pig.
Such great gift ideas for Guinea Pigs! I had a calico one when I was 7 years old and she was such a great pet!
I am so agree that pets need a gift too. So we must choose the right gift for individual pet!
The seed sprouting tray is cool. I always wanted a guinea pig when I was a kid.
I’ve never had a guinea pig but you might be convincing me! Yours are so cute and they seem so easy to manage and take care of! ❤️❤️❤️
This is all new to me. Never thought about what to buy for a guinea pig. Thanks for the suggestions!
This is such a cute list! I haven’t had a Guinea pig since middle school; and this brought back so much memories! Thank you!
They are so adorable! I always love getting my pets gifts too so this is a great guide.
Lovely ideas. I’m definitely getting a cage upgrade this year!
Aw, it is such a cute blog post. We don’t have Guinea Pig, but we buy gifts for our dog. Pets are awesome!
They are so cute! The grass growing tray is really cool. Can’t forget the pets for Christmas 🙂
These are really great gifts. I love the Grass Growing Tray. I had no idea that this is available in the market and this is just awesome. Would love to get one too.
Aww, I had a guinea pig when I was younger. These are great gifts for them.
These ideas are cool and the pig looks so adorable. I don’t have friends who own one but will definitely keep this in mind.