It will give you the basics. You might glance at thread titles in Cavy Chat in case there is something else that interests you. And using the search feature (see button above) can turn up other interesting conversations.
Hope you enjoy your pig!!
-What is a draft
-Why is my Gp always staying near the corner
-how do you make the toilet paper roll toy thing
-what kind of hay should i stuff in it
-how long does my gp take to get comfortable in the area
-should I not visit him during that time and what if i did
-what should i buy for him(I only got him a starter kit)
It´s possible to be quite creative. Don´t worry about doing it right away but give it some thought. You might be able to take a corner of your bedroom (if you spend lots of time there -- some people think bedrooms are a bad place to put pigs if they are left alone), line it with linoleum and put a wall around it.
What do you mean by a three foot cage? Three square feet? Do you have cats or dogs in the house you would have to worry about?
Does the cage have a solid bottom?
What are the dimensions?
It´s easy and cheap to make your own cage.
A draft is a cool breeze in the house.
How old is the pig?
He´s in the corner probably because he´s scared.
Slit a toilet paper roll lengthwise and stuff it with hay. If he´s under 6 months of age - Alfalfa hay - otherwise Timothy.
Visit him often, hold him on your lap - he´ll take a couple of weeks to get used to you.
The guide Lynx pointed to you will tell you what you need to buy for him.
Is the pine kiln-dried? It should say on the bag if it is. If it´s not, dump that too. Some safe beddings are listed in the general care guide.
Do you have a hidey house in the cage? If not, that´s why your pig is hanging out in the corner all the time (aside from that fact that corners make handy bathrooms). They need a place to hide and feel safe. Wooden hidey holes, tunnels, Pigloos, etc. all serve the purpose.
Any questions you have about the suitability of the items in the starter kit should be answered in the general care guide. To tell the truth, most of it is crap and the only things you´ll get much use out of are the food dish and the water bottle (if you lucked out and got one that works decently).
Kiln drying is a lumber term that essentially brings the humidity level down in wood products. They are then more stable. Wet wood will shrink.
The Kiln is okay, its dried.
After about 7 hours at his new home, his beginning to come out of his lil poop filled corner and when he saw me, he runs back to his poop filled corner, its very weird, did your guinea pig did that 2 u?
Why should I dump da vitamin? I was suppose to put it in his water.
The cage is about 2.5ft by 2 ft
Thanks Alot People!:D
I would look around for a box about the right size -- maybe a small shoe box. Turn it upside down so the bottom just rests on the shavings and cut a couple big holes for your pet to run in and out of. Cut the holes so they are like arched doorways that he can just walk through -- not a hole you jump through.
This is where my pigs live. I don´t use cardboard boxes, but instead use plastic stools with towels to cover them. They are easy to clean.