No guinea pigs do not need to be in pairs.
In fact guinea pigs are often happier and healthier when they live with another guinea pig.
Guinea pigs are social animals and enjoy the company of their own kind.
When choosing to keep guinea pigs in pairs there are a few things to consider.
First it is important to choose two guinea pigs that are compatible with each other.
Two guinea pigs that are the same sex are usually the best match but two females can also get along well together.
It is important to avoid pairing two males together as they are likely to fight.
Second it is important to make sure that each guinea pig has enough space.
A pair of guinea pigs should have a minimum of 7.
5 square feet of space but more is always better.
Guinea pigs are active animals and need room to run and play.
Finally it is important to provide each guinea pig with its own food and water dish as well as its own hiding place.
Guinea pigs are very territorial and will not share their food or water with another guinea pig.
Hiding places are important for guinea pigs to feel safe and secure.
Overall guinea pigs are best kept in pairs.
They are social animals that enjoy the company of their own kind.
When choosing to keep guinea pigs in pairs it is important to consider compatibility space and food and water dishes.
By providing your guinea pigs with what they need you can ensure that they will be happy and healthy.