Guinea Pig Bedding, Litter & Accessories

To keep your guinea pigs happy and your cage tidy, you’ll need to select a good guinea pig litter and bedding material to line your cage with. Chewy has a wide selection of guinea pig litter for sale, including lots of different textures and materials so you can find the one your pets like best. Here are a few things to know before choosing guinea pig bedding for your habitat.

The best guinea pig litter and bedding material will be dust-free, odor and moisture absorbing, and comfortable for your pet. Most bedding products made from paper fit all these criteria and have the added benefit of being compostable and biodegradable, too. You can find paper bedding in many different textures and piece sizes, and it comes in lots of fun colors, as well. Paper bedding also saves on fuel use by being lightweight, and some of it is made from recycled pulp to reduce the strain on the environment. Shredded paper can also be used as a cheap guinea pig bedding and litter material, but make sure to use ink-free or non-toxic printed paper.

Avoid beddings made from cedar or pine shavings, as their aromatic oils can cause respiratory distress in your pets. Soft aspen shavings are dust-free, odor-free and suitable for guinea pigs, but they can be less absorbent than paper. You can also find kiln-dried pine shavings that are free from harmful aromatic oils, or try a product made from eco-friendly pelleted wheat straw.

Another guinea pig bedding and litter option that’s popular with seasoned piggy parents is fleece guinea pig bedding that you can wash and reuse. You can use DIY fleece fabric scraps or buy premade washable guinea pig cage liners that fit in the bottom of your guinea pig cage to catch waste. You can find different sizes to fit specific guinea pig enclosures and choose from a variety of colors, too. Whatever you choose to use to line your guinea pig habitat, you’ll find great deals on it and all your guinea pig supplies at Chewy. Shop our wide selection of guinea pig litter and bedding and stock up on loads of your little piggy’s favorite type!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you put on the bottom of a guinea pig cage?

Put a layer of soft guinea pig bedding at the bottom of your guinea pig’s cage. Bedding and litter made from paper-like Carefresh Small Animal Natural Bedding is a popular choice, but you can also use odorless wood shavings or wheat straw pellets like Oxbow Bene Terra Eco-Straw Pelleted Wheat Straw Small Animal Litter. Look for unscented, dust-free and absorbent materials that are free from aromatic oils. You can also use guinea pig cage liners made from washable materials.

What bedding do guinea pigs like?

Guinea pigs like soft bedding, so lightweight and fluffy materials like paper or aspen wood work well for them. Avoid aromatic wood like cedar, as the oils can harm your pet, and stay away from non-absorbent materials like hay which can cause odors and moisture to build up in your guinea pig enclosure. Make sure you use a dustless bedding to protect your pets’ delicate respiratory systems, as well.

Can you use cat litter in a guinea pig litter box?

You should not use cat litter in a guinea pig litter box. The dust from clay litter isn’t good for guinea pigs, and if they ingest it, it could cause a dangerous digestive blockage. Stick to a product made especially for use as a guinea pig litter and bedding, or try something that is made with small pets in mind such as hamsters, gerbils or ferrets.

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