|When the day arrives for you to bring your new guinea pig home, you will need to ensure that you have the appropriate equipment to bring him home in.|
A small animal box or carrier is the most suitable thing to use, and you should place a layer of shavings in the bottom of the box. Also put in a handful of hay and some vegetables for your new guinea pig to nibble on. A water bottle attached to the side of the carrier may leak due to the motion of the car, so it isn't really appropriate to use one, but your guinea pig will get any moisture he needs from the vegetables so he will be fine for the duration of the journey.
If you are only taking your guinea pig on a short journey, a cardboard box with air holes in the top can be used, but it isn't ideal. Guinea pigs can chew through cardboard easily and urine can soak through the shavings and weaken the bottom of the box.
When you arrive home with your new guinea pig you should place him in his pre prepared hutch. Leave him for a day or two to get used to his new surroundings and relax as he will have found the journey quite stressful. After a couple of days he should be comfortable in his new home then you can bring your guinea pig out and get to know him a bit better.