- I gave AGAIN, dammit!
"When choosing a new home and location for your guinea pig, it is important to consider the comfort and safety of your pet. Choose a safe, quiet location that gets plenty of air circulation and where the climate can be controlled. Guinea pigs prefer to live in 60 to 75 F degree temperatures. In hotter climates where temperatures extend over 75 degrees, provide your pet with a frozen ice pack in the bottom of the cage so the pet can cool itself." ----from Guinea Pig Pet Care website
- one pig at a time.
At night: Fans blow hot air in the house OUT. Leave some other windows open to pull in cool air. Or you can have all the windows blowing out and switch them to in at 3am.
During the day: Windows and blinds shut (hang up blankets to block the sun if you have no blinds) to trap the cool air in. You can use the fans to move air inside the house, but do not pull air in.
If you put a shallow bowl of ice in front of a fan, it will blow the cold wet air at you.
I put my pigs in about 1in of cool water on the one day they were too hot. It was just enough to get their feet in the water and I distracted them with carrots. It seemed to help their blood exchange heat through their feet easier.
- Contributor in 2014
Last week I took some of my guys to the vet 1 sick, 3 checkups (exposed to sick guy). The car with the air conditioner broke down, so I put ice into plastic containers and buried them into the litter in their carry cases. I also brought extra ice in an insulated jug and put plenty of wet fresh veggies in there to give along the way. I think the ice and the cold veggies helped them a lot, no one showed any signs of stress from the heat.