Product Care

Here is some helpful advice to keep your new guinea pig hutch looking great!

Your hutch will arrive treated with an animal friendly base coat of wood preservative and arrives as coloured in the images on our website.

We recommend that you treat your product with a high quality animal friendly varnish or wood preservative within the first month and/or before it comes into contact with any heavy rain and that you re-treat your coop regularly to maintain the applied preservative and water repellent properties.

Please make sure that you use non-toxic animal friendly products.

We recommend the hutch is positioned in an area that is well protected and not exposed to the elements, particularly strong sunshine or heavy winds. This is both for the well-being of the guinea pig and to prolong the life of the hutch.

Particular care must be taken to avoid areas of strong wind as this could upturn the coop and result in injury to the guinea pig and potential damage to the hutch. For this reason we recommend that it is placed in a sheltered location.

Our hutch is designed to provide as safe as possible of an environment for the guinea pig. We can only do so much when manufacturing the hutch to help with this and ensure the well-being of the inhabitants of the hutch. The remaining precautions rest with ensuring the hutch is assembled correctly and how it is positioned in your garden.

The hutch should be checked daily for signs of damage from such predators and repaired immediately if required.

If you have a dog, or if there is one in the neighbourhood that is not socialised to guinea pigs it is important that it is not allowed in the vicinity of the hutch and the guinea pigs until it is familiar with them. An agitated dog can do a lot of damage and can inflict injury or worse on the guinea pigs. There is advice and suggestions on our website to help with socialisation.