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What kind of housing do guinea pigs need?

What kind of housing do guinea pigs need?

It is important to provide these sociable and complex little animals with an environment that is interesting, varied, and safe. Although they are small, guinea pigs require plenty of space to exercise, the more the better. Provide an enclosure as large as possible; the minimum dimensions for the enclosure of a pair of guinea pigs are 2500 cm2 of useable floor ... Readmore »

What should I feed my guinea pigs?

Guinea pigs are natural herbivores and would spend their time foraging and grazing in small herds in the wild. They need to be fed the types of food they have adapted to eat. Their teeth are continuously growing, which is one of the reasons why they need plenty of roughage to chew; this wears down their teeth and helps prevent ... Readmore »

How should I keep and care for my guinea pigs?

Guinea Pigs (also known as cavies) are a species of rodent native to the South American Andes. They are social inquisitive creatures and make lovely pets. Although they are commonly thought to be easy first pets for children, they require plenty of attention, care and time, and a well-researched approach to their care. The following information is only a basic ... Readmore »

What do I need to know about my guinea pigs’ health?

Many of the common health problems seen in pet guinea pigs are preventable by good husbandry and feeding practices. Monitoring your guinea pigs’ health You should regularly check your guinea pig to ensure he/she is eating well, urinating, defecating normal droppings and walking around easily. Also check your guinea pig has a healthy coat, clear bright eyes, a nose free ... Readmore »

I think my guinea pig might be pregnant, what should I do?

The best thing is to take your guinea pig to your vet for a pregnancy diagnosis. They can diagnose a pregnancy in various ways depending on how long your guinea pig has been pregnant. Some vets can do ultrasound exams to visualise babies in the womb. In later gestation vets may be able to take an xray or gently palpate ... Readmore »