The short answer is yes.
But, as with all pets, guinea pigs need a safe, healthy outdoor environment.
For your guinea pigs to live safely outside, you’ll need to protect them from:
- Plants that can hurt them
- Pesticides, weed killers, and other garden poisons
- Predators like foxes, but also dogs, cats, and birds of prey
- Any outdoor cables or cords that might be tempting to nibble
In addition, you should make your guinea pig hutch and run as escape-proof as possible.
Protecting Your Guinea Pigs From the Weather
The best temperature for guinea pigs is between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius. Much colder than that is too cold. And hotter temperatures can cause heatstroke.
Put a thermometer on the outside of the hutch to keep track of temperatures.
And covers for your hutch and run can keep your guinea pigs safe from rain and snow.
Loneliness and Boredom
Guinea pigs are social animals. Just like us, they can get lonely. This is why it’s best to have more than one.