Is paper bedding good for guinea pigs?
Paper bedding is a go-to choice for many guinea pig owners. It is because it is soft, absorbent, and good at odor control.
What is the best thing to use for guinea pig bedding?
The bedding we recommend for outdoor guinea pigs are pine shavings or aspen shavings or hemp bedding. Add some soft bedding hay (not straw) to the sleeping quarters for warmth. Adding a layer of newspaper under the bedding is especially beneficial for an outdoor hutch as it does make cleaning out much quicker.
What bedding is bad for guinea pigs?
Bedding made from cedar or pine wood shavings has a pleasant smell that can mask odors caused by your guinea pig’s urine. However, cedar and pine shavings can be highly irritating to a guinea pig’s respiratory system and can cause an allergic reaction that can manifest in a chronic skin problem.
How often do you change paper bedding for guinea pigs?
Under the best of bedding circumstances, you’ll need to refresh midweek and full clean once a week. Sometimes, you need to refresh or clean every other day. Sometimes every 3 days.