How to Breed Guinea Pigs

There is little cuter than a baby guinea pig. Unlike most mammals they’re born fully-furred, with their eyes open and able to run around within moments of birth. They’re also quite a bit larger than you might expect, being comparable to a small hamster. Little wonder, then, that so many people want to breed guinea […]

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How to Handle Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are one of the most popular small pets, loved by children and adults alike. With their stocky bodies, and willingness to vocalise at feeding time they project an image of cuteness. That is, of course, until you try to handle them… Guinea pigs can be surprisingly fleet-footed when you’re trying to catch them, […]

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Common Guinea Pig Illnesses

Guinea pigs are typically very healthy animals when kept properly. Indeed, as you’ll see, many of the more common guinea pig diseases are easily avoided with the right husbandry. That said, there are a number of ailments which guinea pigs seem more prone to, which is the focus of this article. Signs of Guinea Pig […]

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A Guide to Guinea Pig Teeth

Although it may only look like your guinea pig has two upper and two lower incisors, they actually have twenty teeth. Inside their tiny mouths, along with the incisors, are a pair of upper and lower premolars and three pairs of upper and lower molars. Interestingly, guinea pigs do not have canines. Instead, they have […]

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What Do Guinea Pigs Eat?

There are a huge range of different guinea pig foods for sale, and much conflicting advice on discussion forums about how best to feed your guinea pig. For anyone wondering what guinea pigs eat, what follows is a complete introduction to the guide. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to […]

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Guinea Pig Cages: The Beginners Guide

Guinea pigs are one of the most endearing small pets. They seldom bite, they rarely get ill and they are both clean and quiet. Indeed, normally the only sound you will hear from your pet is a wonderful “churring” or squeaking when he or she realizes that food is on its way. However, despite the […]

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Guinea Pigs or Rabbits: What’s The Best Small Pet?

For many years both rabbits and guinea pigs have been popular children’s pets. However, like anything else, each option has both its strengths and its weaknesses, and some parents are surprised by what they discover after bringing one (or more) of these animals home. The aim of this article is therefore to provide further details […]

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