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What can you use for Guinea Pig bedding besides actual bedding?

Asked by flyawayxxballoon (1352points) July 22nd, 2008

I just got a new Guinea Pig and I got him a wire cage. I adore him to death, but he kicks all of the bedding out of his cage!! Any suggestions for a less-messy bedding??

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b's avatar

You could get a used glass aquarium and put a wire mesh on top. That way he could not kick the bedding out.

marinelife's avatar

From the humane society: “Acceptable bedding materials for Guinea pigs are wood shavings, shredded paper, processed ground corncobs and commercial pellets. Do not use cedar shavings or sawdust as bedding. They can be harmful to your pet.”

Here is an alternative from ehow: “Fleece is a cost-effective alternative to traditional bedding. The initial cost of fabric and towels might be higher than a bag of shavings, but it’s not a continual expense the way disposable bedding is. Fleece works as bedding because it allows the urine to wick through to an absorbent layer underneath, leaving a dry surface for the guinea pigs to walk on. And, on cleaning day, you just have to bundle it all up and throw it in the wash!”

Other keepers suggest straw or hay.

flyawayxxballoon's avatar


Thank you, that was very helpful!! =)

arnbev959's avatar

When I had a guinea pig I always used a product called Yesterday’s News and hay. The hay was more of a bedding/food though.

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