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Kalou July 7th, 2010 08:53 AM

Guinea Pigs and summer heat
 
I have a guinea pig and I live in an apartment with no air conditioning. Is there any way to keep him cooler? I don't want to have a fan right on him b/c I know that drafts are bad for them.

Any suggestions?

Melinda July 7th, 2010 08:55 AM

hot air rises so if possible, keep the cage low to the floor, what my daughter does (she rescues guinea pigs) is she puts a fan on the table in the room and has it blowing over(back and forth) a bowl of ice, remember, hot air rises, cold airs goes down, no draft on the piggies.....for my chinchilla, I have a flat ice pack under one end of his cage.

kookookchoo April 25th, 2011 09:50 AM

Also, you could use one of those stone slabs for cooling. I know they have some for chinchillas, but I've heard of people using stone cutting boards as well since it's the same principle.

Here's an example: [url]http://www.carealotpets.com/thumb.aspx?size=280&path=%2Fimages%2Fsite_images%2F5430lg.jpg[/url]

if you just google "chinchilla cooling stone" stuff should pop up.


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