If you're looking for jumps for guinea pigs that are easy and cheap to make yourself, but still sturdy and safe, this tutorial will be perfect. These jumps can be made out of recycled materials (ie. cardboard that would otherwise be garbage) and can be painted nicely to fit in with any colour or theme that you like.
The video above shows the steps involved in assembling these cute little jumps. You can also find more pictures and a written tutorial on on the cardboard guinea pig jump tutorial page. These jumps make a great addition to a guinea pig agility course, or used on their own to teach your guinea pig to jump over them.
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Weave walking is one of my all time favourite guinea pig tricks. It tends to be a more advanced trick, and works best with guinea pigs that are more confident and outgoing. It takes a lot of trust on the part of the guinea pig, to be comfortable with you standing above them and walking so close to them. Many guinea pigs are not comfortable with this at all at first, so make sure your steps are slow and deliberate, with no fast, sudden movements. Go at your guinea pig's pace, whatever that may be, and be patient. Even if your guinea pig doesn't master this trick perfectly, it's still a good trick for confidence building and to teach your guinea pig that moving around them isn't such a scary thing.
If you think your guinea pig may need some work on the taming and confidence building part before attempting this trick (or if you're getting stuck while working on this trick) visit the guinea pig Taming and Bonding page for tips on helping your guinea pig learn to trust you more.
Welcome to the Guinea Pig Tricks blog! Here you will find articles about guinea pig training that may not be on the other pages of the site, and more detailed posts about common questions and problems regarding teaching tricks to your guinea pigs. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like to see me write about on this blog, you are more than welcome to email me through the contact page on this site with your suggestion. Otherwise, feel free to read through the posts and have fun training your piggy! :)