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Old October 5th, 2016, 02:19 PM
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guinea pigs okay outside during winter?

I was planning on taking our guinea pigs inside for summer, but now it would be better for me if they stayed outside - but what is best for the pigs??

They are in a wooden hutch with a cover around it and Id have plenty of straw in the bedding area, is this okay??
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Old October 5th, 2016, 06:31 PM
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I am not sure what you're going to do now with guinea pigs your title said " GP oaky outside during winter " and your post said "bring the pigs inside for the summer " .
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Old October 5th, 2016, 07:38 PM
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How cold does it get in winter where you are, cathy? I'm not sure what kind of cold guinea pigs can take... Do they have a vet that you could ask?
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Old October 6th, 2016, 02:13 PM
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I am not sure what you're going to do now with guinea pigs your title said " GP oaky outside during winter " and your post said "bring the pigs inside for the summer " .
Im sorry, I typed that wrong.

I meant in for WINTER.

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Old October 6th, 2016, 02:14 PM
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How cold does it get in winter where you are, cathy? I'm not sure what kind of cold guinea pigs can take... Do they have a vet that you could ask?
It can go down to minus 5 celcius

I can look at insulating the hutch a bit more, and making sure they have plenty of bedding to bury in to...
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Old October 6th, 2016, 03:53 PM
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I found this on a care site:
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Whatever room you use, maintain the temperature at 65-75 degrees to minimize the risk of respiratory disease.
I don't think guinea pigs do well in cold weather. Probably best to keep them inside in the winter.
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