It is important to allow the guinea pigs to get the exercise they need to keep them happy and healthy. Living in a cage is no life at all. Getting out and socializing is good for guinea pigs.
We use flexible ductwork as a tunnel for the piggies. They both LOVE running in that tunnel. Today we did something different.....
There are always snacks available. These snacks can be lettuce, carrots, mint or slices of apples. There are different boxes used each time. Some boxes have only one opening, some have 2 openings or some are used for climbing.
They love to explore together. Cookie loves to run through the tunnel as fast as she can. Cinnamon takes it much slower. Sometimes they will turn around in the tunnel and come out the same way they went in.
It drives me NUTS! Never knowing which end they will be coming out keeps me running from one end to another. I swear I hear them giggling at me. :D
We introduced RoomGate 422016
You know.. like Stargate SG-1, the tv show
|RoomGate 422016 is a transporter to another dimension.|
The tunnel is 25 foot long and it was stretched all the way out. It started in the backroom by the cages and it went all the way to the front room. There were turns and curves, later there were hills that they had to climb. We elevated the tunnel over a box so they had to climb a little.
Cookie and Cinnamon ran back and forth in the tunnel like they were racing. They would stop and eat some treats and they would run back to the other room. Talk about getting exercise!! Those little legs got a lot of exercise.
They explored the backroom, they explored the frontroom. They were all over! They wheeked and whistled, they popcorned and they acted like they were having a ball.
Ma went out and picked some grass and fresh mint. She put it on the floor in the back and they loved nibbling the grass. Molly Mew joined them for a light snack of grass.
|Gwad yoo could join us Mowwy mew.|
After another 20 minutes of play, Cinnamon went back to his cage. Ma put the piggies up and turned around to get the snacks that were left to put them in the cages.
They were both sound asleep.
We are always looking for new ways to keep the guinea pigs active and alert. When you have guinea pigs, it is very important to allow them out of the cage time. Cinnamon loves to watch tv and cuddle with ma. He will lay there and purr like a kitten. Hopefully the wind isn't as bad as it was yesterday and we can all go outside to play.
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