Hi everyone. I'm about to be bringing home my first piggy (or maybe piggies) in a few weeks and could use some advice. I have been on this site for several months now absorbing every bit of information I can find, but I do have a few questions.
Here's my situation. A good friend of mine ended up with a pregnant guinea pig and she just had 2 babies about 4 days ago. As of yet, the sex has not been determined. If they are same sex, I will be taking them both. If there is one of each, I will take the male and he will keep the female with mom and I will adopt a male from elsewhere to keep mine company. My question is this: I am planning on eventually having them on fleece with Aspen in a "kitchen" area for them, but would it be a better idea while they're still very young to have them on all aspen? It seems to me that, until they get the hang of where the potty spot is, it will be easier to keep up with cage maintenance. Also, I prefer not to order food online as I live in an apartment complex and don't want it sitting on my patio for the stray cats to get into, so would it be an awful decision to feed them Oxbow Cavy Cuisine since that's all my local pet store sells? I really want to do the best for my little ones, so any advice or helpful tips you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
Also, because I'm sure someone will ask, I am not going to be building a C&C cage, but rather will be ordering one from Midwest