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Supplies to Buy for Your New Guinea Pig

Published: 9/29/2012 | Author: HappyCavy | Updated: 8/25/2017

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How much money should supplies plus cage be for 2 guinea pigs? Thanks.

Jiblet via email

Hi, Jiblet!

So happy you’re planning ahead for your new family!

Preparing all the necessary guinea pig supplies for the “Big Day” is an important step towards helping your new guinea pigs get used to their new life with you. By buying all the supplies you need beforehand, you can focus your time on bonding in a relaxed atmosphere without having to scurry around to try and find supplies and health care items at the last minute.

You’ve tackled the first step of good guinea pig parenting: preparation. Congratulations, awesome Human! 🙂

To help you get started off on the right foot, I’ve put together a list of supplies that your new guinea pigs will need.

Fortunately, I was able to find many of the supplies on Amazon so you can qualify for free shipping if you buy some of your supplies there.

  • Grids: 2 sets for $40 total | Link
  • Coroplast: around $30-40 for 1 sheet | find at local sign shop
  • Fleece bedding (about $20 for 4 yards) | source from local fabric store
  • Absorbent bedding for under fleece: $8.45 each | Link
  • High-quality pellets: $10 for 10lbs + shipping | Link
  • Timothy hay: ~$6 a bale if you buy from a local farm
  • Water bottle: $9 | Link
  • Hay rack (you can make one yourself from a grid)
  • Pigloos: $10 for 2 pigloos | Link
  • Vitamin C: $14.99 | Link
  • Digital scale for weight checks: $40 | Link
  • Nail clippers: $7 | Link
  • Styptic powder (to stop bleeding from nail trimming): $5 | Link
  • Food bowl: $8 | Link
  • Misc toys: ~$15

= approx. $240 approx. for 2 guinea pigs

If you’re on a tight budget, you can try using sites like Craigslist or Ebay to find cheaper alternatives to the products linked above.

Plan to spend upwards of $250 to $300 for all the supplies you will need before bringing your new guinea pigs home.

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