Runaway Guinea Pig
Even though they are hard to see under all that fur, your Guinea Pig does have legs. And they can run ! What do you do if your Guinea Pig goes for an unscheduled scamper ?
Shut the door to the room you think your Guinea Pig is in. This will help you find them, or find out that they’re not in that room.
If you have a dog or cat, who aren’t very happy about sharing their home with the Guinea Pig, put them in their kennel or outside.
Stand in the middle of the room and be totally quiet. You might be able to hear them. If not, use your Guinea Pig’s favorite toy to get them to come out. If the toy doesn’t make any noise you could shake a plastic bag or can of popcorn.
Check out the really small hiding spaces in the room. With all that fur Guinea Pig’s look a whole lot bigger than they are.
Do you have another Guinea Pig ? Put them [in their cage] in the middle of the room. Your runaway may come to them.
Put some food and water in each room and close each door. They will get hungry some time. This will at least let you know for sure what room they are in.
When you know where they are but still can’t “catch” them, try this … Put a plastic tub in the middle of the room. The sides need to be high enough so they can’t crawl out once they’re in it. Fill the bottom with lots of bedding [your Guinea Pig will be going for a little tumble]. Put a ramp from the floor to the top of one side of the tub. Along the ramp put their favorite treats. Put some in the tub to. Then relax and let their tummy do the rest.
Look around their cage. After they take off, they may realize there’s no place like “Home Sweet Home”.
If your runaway Guinea Pig is a guy, and you have girl Guinea Pigs, then it should be easy. Put the girls in the yard [in their cage] and let them do the work for you. Guinea Pigs like other Guinea Pigs !
Guinea Pigs don’t like to hang out in hot sunlight. Look around any bushes in your yard where they’ve gone for some shade.
Once you’ve found them, get in front of them. Take a long stick, or broom, and make some noise behind them. Guinea Pigs will run from the noise and towards you.