Guinea pigs are social animals that love to play and one of the best ways to keep your guinea pig happy and healthy is to provide them with plenty of toys to play with.
Balls are a great option for guinea pig toys but you’ll need to choose the right type of ball and use it safely to ensure your guinea pig has a good time.
There are two main types of balls that are safe for guinea pigs to play with: hard plastic balls and soft cloth balls.
Hard plastic balls are great for chewing on and chasing but they can be a bit too hard for some guinea pigs.
If you choose a hard plastic ball make sure it’s big enough that your guinea pig can’t choke on it and avoid any balls with small parts that could come off and be swallowed.
Soft cloth balls are a good option for guinea pigs that like to cuddle and carry their toys around.
Just make sure the ball is small enough that your guinea pig can’t get stuck inside it.
You can find both hard plastic and soft cloth balls at pet stores or you can make your own soft cloth ball by tying a handkerchief into a knot.
Once you’ve selected a ball for your guinea pig it’s important to use it safely.
Always supervise your guinea pig when they’re playing with a ball and make sure the ball is the right size for them.
If the ball is too big they could get stuck inside it and suffocate so it’s important to choose a ball that’s just the right size.
If you’re not sure whether a ball is the right size for your guinea pig err on the side of caution and choose a smaller ball.
It’s also important to avoid giving your guinea pig a ball that’s too small as they could choke on it.
In general guinea pigs love to play with balls and it’s a great way to keep them active and entertained.
Just make sure to choose the right type of ball and use it safely to ensure your guinea pig has a fun and safe time.