It’s getting really hot where I live so here are some techniques I use to keep my guinea pigs cool (these could be used to keep any small animals cool) please add more! And add tips for any kind of pet! These are all pretty easy and cheap especially for people like me with no air conditioning
Ice packs wrapped up in a fleece or rag (make sure they’re wrapped well so the pigs don’t chew on it) I prefer kinds that refreeze which I think don’t actually have ice in them, some other freezey stuff
I put some cucumber and celery in an ice tray and add water, they’re good for enrichment/snacks/cooling and hydrating I wouldn’t give too many of these though because I’m not sure how good ice is for pigs tummys (like just a few a week)
-black out curtains
I have two layers of black out curtains which block the sun out keeping it cool
Yeah leaving the fan on, not much to explain
Put a rag or other price of fabric you use for your guinea pigs in the freezer, guinea pigs can snuggle up with the cool rag
Also I have an idea to run a small amount of cool/room temp water into the bathtub (place a towel underneath for traction) there would be space on the bath tub bottom without water so the pigs would feel safe, anyone experienced with piggys tell me your opinions
Storm had gathered items that she recently bought or found and placed them in a bag neatly. She had been practicing healing, but only on herself. Unfortunatly she would need someone else to get real practice in. She wondered the grounds hoping maybe she would find someone willing to help. It’s not like she would kill them or hurt them badly, just a little scratch here and there. The last thing she wanted was to hurt an animal. “Now where are my victims…I mean guinea pigs…”
i get really annoyed when i tell people that i have pet guinea pigs and then their immediate response is “lol why?”
why do you keep that raggedy cat that doesn’t even like you? why do you own that yappy lil’ dog that your entire apartment complex has written complaints about? why do you have that snake? bird? gecko? fish? hamster? turtle? horse? why do any humans have any pets ever???
like just because my pet is not a cat or dog doesn’t make it any less of a pet? so ‘why’ you gotta be condescending about it? get outta here with that.
So I just finished rewatching The Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies and I decided to sit with my guinea pig. So the part where Bilbo is trying to explain what Thorin was to him to Balin comes on, and I just shout at my tv admit you’re gay. Oopsie kinda just gave me this look of like what the hell is wrong with you. So then I’m thinking to myself that I’m such bagginshield trash.