GuineapPigs which are overweight are at the
greatest risk of getting heat stroke. As with all animals
of this size heat stroke can be a very damaging and deadly
condition. This is one of the reasons that you should never
place a Guinea Pig's cage next to a window that has sunlight
come in it. If it must be in a room where there is alot of
sunshine be sure to give it plenty of shade to lay in.
If your house is very hot during the summer months you can
place a fan that blows slowly by the habitat or even mist
the cage a couple of times per day. This is especially important
on the really hot summer days. Be sure that you do not place
your guinea pig by an open window to try to counteract the
heat. This can cause a significant draft that they will have
a hard to escaping from.
Guinea Pigs who are just feeling the onset of heat stroke
will pant and rarely move around their cage. As the condition
progresses these signs will become more and more noticable.
If you suspect your Guinea Pig does have heat stroke place
it in cool water and then take it to the veternarian.