77 degrees Fahrenheit is too hot for guinea pigs.
At this temperature they are at risk for heat stroke which can be fatal.
Guinea pigs cannot sweat so they rely on their respiratory system to cool them down.
When it’s too hot they pant and their breathing quickens which can lead to dehydration and heat stroke.
If you think your guinea pig is too hot move them to a cooler area and offer them water to drink.
If they are panting heavily or seem lethargic take them to the vet immediately.
How Long Can Guinea Pigs Survive Hot Temperature?
Guinea pigs are very sensitive to heat and can easily become overheated and stressed in warm weather.
They should always be kept in a cool well-ventilated area and should never be left in direct sunlight.
If the temperature gets too hot they will pant and may even suffer from heatstroke.
Ideally guinea pigs should be kept in an area where the temperature is between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the temperature starts to rise above this they will become uncomfortable and may start to pant.
If the temperature gets too high they can quickly become overheated and may even suffer from heatstroke.
If you think your guinea pig is too hot immediately move them to a cooler area and offer them fresh water to drink.
If they are panting heavily or seem lethargic they may be suffering from heatstroke and you should seek veterinary attention immediately.
Heatstroke is a serious condition that can be fatal so it is important to take steps to prevent it.
Never leave your guinea pig in a hot car or in direct sunlight and make sure their home is in a cool well-ventilated area.
Be sure to offer them fresh water to drink at all times and if you think they may be too hot move them to a cooler area immediately.
If you have any concerns always consult with your veterinarian.