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Playing with your Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs are curious, playful creatures, who love exploring and spending time with their favourite humans. Daily simulation and interaction, but when done correctly, can provide a lot of fun and enjoyment for the whole family. By interacting and playing with them, it can really help build your bond and bring you closer to your beloved piggie. In this blog post, we’ll talk about some of the best games to play with your guinea pig, what toys we recommend, and...

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The Best Toys for your Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs are active creatures, who like to explore, sniff around, and play. Providing your guinea pig with plenty of toys and accessories will not only keep boredom at bay, but help with your piggies’ mental stimulation and overall happiness. No matter what type of guinea pig you have, they will certainly love the opportunity to interact with and play with some toys! Balls, tunnels, ladders, you name it-we’ve compiled a list of our top 7 best guinea pig toys...

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Keeping Your Guinea Pig Warm This Winter

Every small pet has certain needs when it comes to ideal body temperature, and guinea pigs are no exception. If your guinea pigs are usually housed outside, it may be a good idea to bring them indoors so they can stay warm and dry, but there are ways to winter-proof their hutch and provide a warm and cosy home for them. Read below our top ways for keeping your guinea pig warm this winter and how to beat the cold...

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The Most Common Species of Guinea Pig

As with dogs and cats, not all guinea pigs look the same. There are various types of guinea pig, all with different sizes, colours and personalities. When bringing home your guinea pig, it is important to carefully consider what species will best suit your family, home, and lifestyle. Like any pet, a Guinea Pig will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well. In this blog post, we will look at the most common species...

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Popular Small Pets – Guinea Pigs

Choosing a Small Pet: What You Need to Know About Guinea Pigs Guinea Pigs can make amazing pets, but there are many different things to consider when finding the newest member to your family, so how do you know that a Guinea Pig is right for yours? Like any pet, a Guinea Pig will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Guinea Pigs, and...

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What Do Guinea Pigs Like to Eat?

Guinea pigs are strict herbivores, which means they require a plant-based only diet in order to stay happy and healthy. Fresh hay and fresh leafy vegetables should be the main bulk of their diet. They also spend a lot of time foraging so it is essential you provide constant access to fresh hay at all times. In this blog post, I’ll explain the best foods to feed your guinea pig, what you should avoid feeding him, and how to introduce...

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Neutering/Spaying your Guinea Pig

Neutering is a surgical procedure performed to prevent reproduction in both female and male guinea pigs. In males (boars) the testicles are removed, which causes a drop in the level of testosterone. In females (sows), the ovaries and the uterus are removed, preventing your guinea pig from falling pregnant. This is usually performed anywhere between the ages of 4 and 12 months. Female and males are sexually reproductive by 2 and 3 months of age, respectively. Females are Polyestrus meaning...

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How to Look After Your Pregnant Guinea Pig

Female and male guinea pigs are sexually reproductive by 2 and 3 months of age. If you decide to breed your guinea pigs, ensure the female (sow) is under 8 months old for her first pregnancy. The older they are for their first pregnancy the more serious problems with delivery can occur, due to fusion of their pelvic symphysis. Females should be first be bred between 5 and 8 months of age, and males should be 34 months old...

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Guinea Pig Parasite Control

When bringing home a new guinea pig, you want them to be as happy and as comfortable as possible. This means taking the correct parasite preventative measures to ensure your guinea pig doesn’t fall ill. Guinea pigs are susceptible to a lot of different parasites such as mites and worms, which can cause skin irritations and diarrhoea. Parasite control is typically reserved for young guinea pigs or guinea pigs being introduced to a new group. Due to their small size,...

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Is your Guinea Pig is Happy and Healthy?

Is your Guinea Pig Happy and Healthy? As a guinea pig parent, you want the best for your furry little friend. Guinea pigs are naturally peppy, happy and enthusiastic creatures, but there are a few signs to look out for to tell if they truly are happy, healthy, and thriving in their new home. Body language can be a huge indictor to how your guinea pig may be feeling, and it’s important to keep an eye on this so you...

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