Guinea pigs have a lot of aerial predators and can be a little anxious being out in the open. This is why, whether indoors or outdoors, you’ll want to supply a little hideaway for your guinea pigs to run into if they feel unsafe. A good option is a long wooden arch that you can buy in the small mammal section of most pet shops, or a tube or warren that we supply in the toy section of our website.
Guinea pigs often feel more comfortable when there's shelter nearby
When your guinea pigs are playing outdoors in their run, a hideaway is not just a place that they can feel safe, but a place in which they can shelter from the sun. Just like us, guinea pigs can get sunburnt! Providing them with a place to get out of the heat is a very good idea, especially if you intend on shutting the door to their hutch or otherwise restricting access.