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Can Guinea Pigs Run

Can Guinea Pigs Run?

If you have guinea pigs as a pet you will often see them ambling around their cage following one another or just merely spending time with each other.

But can guinea pigs run at all?

Yes, they most certainly can.

They do need the space to do so though.

If you give your guinea pigs some space to run around they will make the most of it and will start charging around.

They are extremely fast runners and as prey animals have the ability to get away from predators very quickly.

So if you do want to give your guinea pigs space to run, why not let them run around a room or set up a run that they can do this in your backyard.

You can even give them space in your home, if your relatives don’t mind so that they can enjoy a section of your house.

In fact, when they really get going, they are really quite fast.

So why not create a place for them to have a run, they will really love it.

can guinea pigs run on a wheel

Can Guinea Pigs Run on a Wheel?

One of the things that hamsters and gerbils have is a wheel in their cage for them to run on. It hives them some exercise and a chance to have a run without leaving their cage.

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So can guinea pigs run on a wheel at all and is it safe for them to do so.

Guinea pigs need to run as well and this could be a great way for them to get some exercise.

Unfortunately they can’t as they are not safe for them to go on. They don’t have the agility that gerbils and hamsters of and are not suitable for them to go on.

So it is best to steer clear of putting them on a wheel.