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Keeping your rabbit and guinea pig warm during the winter

During the winter, it is important to make sure that your pet stays nice and warm, especially when the cold really starts to set in. This is especially true when it comes to rabbits and guinea pigs, which are usually kept in a hutch outside.

This would be a good time to bring the hutch indoors either into the utility room or garage. This will protect them from the wind and rain, and hopefully keep them a little bit warmer. If you don't have a garage, why not consider purchasing an indoor rabbit hutch? Most indoor rabbit hutches are designed to accommodate dwarf rabbits so you'll have to check the size of your rabbit with the cage. They need to have plenty of room to move around.

If you can't keep your pet indoors, you should also ensure that they have plenty of food and water. On frosty days their water might be frozen so you should check this on a daily basis.

Your rabbit or guinea pig hutch should be cleaned on a weekly basis, with fresh clean bedding provided. This is so important during the winter as items such as straw help to insulate their bodies. If you have an old t-shirt or jumper, why not let them use that to line their hutch.

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