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    Outside play time?

    I'd like to take Peanut outside and let him play in the grass. Also maybe walk on the sidewalk to file down his nails a bit! Is this okay? Can he eat the grass? Is the dirt okay? Will the sidewalk be too hot or can his feet handle it? Any suggestions? Also, does anybody's GP like to wear the harness on a leash to take them for a little walk?

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    Re: Outside play time?

    Harnesses are very bad and should never be used. They have fragile backs and harnesses are not safe.

    Your guinea pig should be supervised, and confined securely, at all times when outside. This means in a secure playpen when in the garden, with you watching, to lower the chance there is of a potential predator attacking.

    The pavement will do nothing for nails.

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    Outside play time?

    To add onto what @Princess_Piggie said. Make sure the grass is free of any chemicals as well. I wouldn't put them in the dirt just because there is no need and they'll need a bath afterwards, which they shouldn't get all the time.

    Again, make sure you are with them at all times when they are outside in their confined play area on the grass. Give them each something to hide in so they can run somewhere when they get scared or when they get too hot. Try to get the pen half in the sun and half in the shade if you can.

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    Re: Outside play time?

    Quote Originally Posted by elmoabt View Post
    Also, does anybody's GP like to wear the harness on a leash to take them for a little walk?
    Guinea pigs have fragile backs, walking them will cause problems, sometimes death! Most don't like it and won't walk on it as it is grasping around it's body, like a predator would do. I wouldn't recommend it, like @Pprincess_Piggie does.

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