Guinea pigs make a great first pet. Not only do they have fun personalities and make the cutest noises – they often purr when they are happy, but they are also very easy to care for. Make sure you have space in your home and your heart for two guinea pigs, as they are very social creatures; and it is recommended that you adopt a pair of same-gendered Guinea pigs.
When setting up their home, make sure you have a lot of space for them, as they spend a lot of time nesting in comfy bedding. Line the bottom of their habit with a good quality, soft and absorbent bedding that keeps them warm and safe but keeps odors under control. It should be easy to clean up and biodegradable for easy disposal.
There are several types of bedding available for Guinea Pigs to nest in, including paper-based, fleece, wood, and hay. The best bedding for your Guinea Pig is either a paper or fleece based bedding. Keep reading to discover what bedding gives the best guinea pig care.
Paper-based small animal bedding
Many guinea pig owners choose natural paper bedding, like carefresh natural paper bedding. This is because it is the softest, most absorbent bedding PLUS it offers the best odor control. It also has very little dust which keeps your pet healthy and cleaning easier. It’s made from sustainable sources and biodegradable and compostable. So not only is it better for you and your guinea pig, but it's also better for the planet!
Guinea Pig Fleece Bedding
Fleece has gained in popularity in recent years as a bedding for guinea pigs. It’s very soft and reusable, making it good for the environment and cost effective. However, odor control is not very good and they do take more time with washing and drying. So overall, we recommend sticking with a paper-based bedding as your bedding of choice.