Guinea pigs

cream, black and white guinea pigs sitting next to a ginger and black guinea pig in the grass surrounded by little white flowers.

The table below shows how many guinea pigs you can have on your property.

Property Size (square metres)

Without Animal keeping approval

With Animal keeping approval

0 to 450

20

20

451 to 600

25

50

600+

100

150

Guinea pigs are not counted until they are 8 weeks old.


To apply for an Animal keeping approval, please see Animal keeping local laws and permits.

You may need a development approval if you want to keep more guinea pigs than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.

Enclosure requirements

Preventing your guinea pigs from escaping is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Enclosures should be in a clean and tidy condition at all times.

Enclosures must not be:

  • within 2 metres of the property boundary
  • within 10 metres of a neighbouring dwelling

General requirements

As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure keeping the guinea pigs does not cause:

  • a build-up of animal faeces
  • breeding or harbouring of flies or vermin
  • damage to property
  • harm to human health or safety
  • nuisance
  • disruption to a neighbour’s enjoyment

For more information about Animal Keeping Local Laws, please visit Local Law No. 4 (Animal Management) 2002, or Subordinate Local Law No. 4.1 (Animal Management) 2002.