Guinea pigs are very popular pets.
They are beloved all across the world for their cuteness, their geniality, their amenability and can become very tame the more you get to know them and the more they get to know you.
It can be hard to know whether you should have one guinea pig or two or even more when you first get a guinea pig.
Many people just have one guinea pig especially if they are first time owners, but many owners may choose to have more.
So if you happen to have a guinea pig on its own or have acquired multiple guinea pigs, can guinea pigs share a cage?
Can guinea pigs share a cage?
It’s absolutely fine for guinea pigs to share a cage, in fact, they will much prefer sharing a cage than living on their own.
Guinea pigs are social animals and so are not at their best when they live on their own.
When they live with other guinea pigs, they much prefer it and so even if its just another guinea pig they share with, it is much more preferable to being left on their own.
They enjoy the stimulation of being with other guinea pigs. Guinea pigs talk to each other, they help each other, they keep each other company even if they aren’t talking to one another.
They much prefer living with other guinea pigs than being on their own.
Males and females
Just make sure that males share with males and females share with females unless of course they are neutered.
Putting male and females together is a recipe for more guinea pigs than you can handle and a situation that could be detrimental to bother guinea pigs.
Cage and hutch size
Also, make sure that the cage is large enough that they have enough space to walk around in and have their own space.
The cage or hutch needs to be as big as possible for your guinea pigs to roam around in. They enjoy running around to exercise themselves.
The bigger the hutch or cage, the better it is for them.
There are different types of hutch or cage such as wooden cages, metal cages, or even very nice c&c cages which can be constructed to the owner’s specific needs.
So yes, they can share a cage and it is for the best of each guinea pig that they do share one.