Guinea pigs are very sensitive to changes in temperature and should always be kept within a comfortable range.
The ideal temperature for guinea pigs is between 18-24 degrees Celsius.
However they can tolerate slightly warmer or cooler temperatures as long as they are not too extreme.
Guinea pigs should never be kept in temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius or above 30 degrees Celsius.
If the temperature gets too hot or too cold guinea pigs can become very stressed and may even die.
Guinea pigs are also very sensitive to drafts.
If they are kept in a room that is too cold or too hot they may develop respiratory problems.
Drafts can also cause guinea pigs to become chilled which can lead to serious health problems.
For this reason it is important to make sure that guinea pigs are not kept in rooms with open windows or doors.
If you are not sure whether the temperature in your guinea pig’s cage is too hot or too cold you can use a digital thermometer to take accurate readings.
You should place the thermometer in the cage in several different places to get an accurate average reading.
If the temperature in the cage is consistently above 24 degrees Celsius or below 18 degrees Celsius you should take steps to adjust the temperature.
There are a few different ways that you can adjust the temperature in your guinea pig’s cage.
If the cage is in a room that is too warm you can try moving the cage to a cooler location.
If the cage is in a room that is too cold you can try moving the cage to a warmer location.
You can also try using a fan to circulate the air in the cage.
If the temperature in the cage is still not ideal you may need to purchase a special heating lamp designed for guinea pigs.
It is important to keep a close eye on your guinea pig’s health when the temperature is not ideal.
If you notice that your guinea pig is acting strangely or seems to be in pain you should take them to the vet immediately.
Guinea pigs can die very quickly from exposure to extreme temperatures so it is important to act quickly if you think they are in danger.