When Do Guinea Pigs Sleep?

How long should guinea pigs sleep at night?

Sleep is Overrated. Most guinea pigs sleep anywhere from 20 seconds to 6 minutes at a time, states “The Guinea Pig Handbook.” Although a guinea pig may relax and stay still for up to 10 minutes, he usually only sleeps for periods of around 6 minutes.

How do you know when a guinea pig is asleep?

One way to tell when your guinea pig is actually asleep on you is if you notice that their whiskers and ears are twitching. This is common to see when they have just fallen asleep and also after they have been asleep for a while too.

How do I get my guinea pig to sleep at night?

One of the best ways to get guinea pigs to settle in at night is to establish a nighttime snack routine. Putting in a handful or two of fresh hay along with some quiet veggies like romaine leaves will give your guinea pigs something to concentrate on, and a few hours of feeling overly full afterwards.

Do guinea pigs sleep better in the dark?

Yes, guinea pigs definitely love to sleep in the dark. Guinea pigs are crepuscular animals and generally sleep in small paces of 3-10 minutes. However, if you can give them a dark and quiet environment, they feel much more secure and can take a longer nap than they take during the day.