Did you know that Guinea Pigs purr like cats when they’re happy? Don’t let the name fool you too as they really have nothing in common with the pig. There’s a lot more to pets than just lizards, cats, and dogs. There’s many furry little pets owned by millions of people across our country. All of us at Pet Ware house have a soft spot for the Guinea Pig, they are extremely, incredibly social and want to spend a lot of time with you.
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Introduce new fruits and veggies gradually to avoid diarrhoea. If your guinea pig develops loose stool, reduce the amount of fresh produce for several days, then reintroduce it in very small portions.
Guinea Pigs aren’t really susceptible to over-eating, however, it is vitally imperative to provide the proper balance of pet food just, as you would with any other pet. So, the question remains, how much do you feed your Guinea Pig? We suggest about 1/8 cup of pellets once per day, supplemented by hay and fresh vegetables as described in our next paragraph, will be enough.
Providing an unlimited quantity of fresh timothy hay every day, as Guinea pigs need continuous access to hay to aid their digestion and limit the growth of their teeth.
Vegetables and fruits are always welcome into the Guinea Pig diet. Ensure vegetables and fruits are fresh and offered once a day. A one cup total per guinea pig per day, leafy greens such as kale, spinach or romaine lettuce or parsley are excellent choices. Some fresh produce such as carrots, zucchini and sweet potato once or twice a week Is also ideal.
Using is a small, shallow, ceramic dish for feeding is optimal for your Guinea Pig as they are chew-resistant, sturdy and difficult for your pet to overturn. Plastic containers will be chewed by your pet and in many cases contain chemicals from the manufacturing process. Don’t forget to keep your dish clean and free of substrate and droppings. A wash under running water and some soap will do fine.
Remember that fruit is high in sugar and should only be offered once a day or several times a week. Portion sizes should be kept to small – a wedge of orange or apple, a few slices of banana are adequate. Gradually introduce the fruit to your Guinea Pig which help avoid any diarrhoea. If your pet develops a loose stool, reduce the amount of product for several days, then reintroduce in very small portions.
Be conscientious of uneaten foods such as veggies, fruits and other perishable items that may spoil. Replace pellets on a regular basis. Ensure that your Guinea Pig isn’t receiving too much food or too little. An right of a cup, per Guinea Pig is all that is needed for appropriate feeding.
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We can tell that you Guinea Pigs are fun and affectionate little creatures, once they to know and trust their owners. Build trust with your pet by providing them with interesting lives and regular interaction with you which helps build a long lasting relationship.
According to the Guiness Book of Records, the longest living Guinea Pig lived to the ripe old age of fifteen.
Guinea Pigs have four toes on their front feet, but only two on the rear feet.
The Guinea Pig fur is compromised of five different strands of hair.
Guinea Pigs can run just a few hours after they are born.
Guinea Pigs love eat vegetables and fruits which contain a lot of healthy nutrients.
Guinea Pigs were once raised by Tribal People as a food source.
Today, Guinea Pigs are one of the most popular pets in America.
A Guinea Pig that stretches out is shows that he or she is content and happy.
Sure, you can find Guinea Pigs in a lot of places, but why pick up your next Guinea Pig from another Pet Shop? Here at Petware House, we ensure
you receive perfectly health pets and our staff can help answer all of your questions. If you are looking to get a one Pet, you should really think about
getting Guinea Pigs in pairs as they will be much happier. They do not do well when kept on their own as they get lonely.
Don’t hesitate to stop by our show room and take a Guinea Pig home toaday. They’ll bring smiles to their owners faces and are not demanding pets to keep. The love being groomed and love to have a lot of attention.
By spending some time with your Guinea Pig, grooming them and playing with them, you will learn more about your pet’s health. The more your touch and groom your pet, the more they start to trust you, and this means when you need to treat them for any injuries or illnesses, they are much easier to handle without getting stressed out.
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Here at Petware House we a carry a variety of cage sizes for the Guinea pig. While shopping you may see cages marked for Guinea pig use but are too small. Let Petware House help you determine the best pet cage for your animal, we have a large collection of cages that are perfect for both your home and pet.
Here at Petware House, we firmly believe that that your Gerbil will require more space than the industry suggested two-square feet per Guinea Pig. Keeping an animal of this size in such a small cage is in humane. As a result, we highly suggest a larger cage, which is of course, within your budget.
Keep in mind that while some enclosures encourage climbing, and diggings, your Guinea Pig will need floor space and items such as platforms and ramps to encourage climbing. These items are essentials for happy, healthy Guinea Pig. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us know.
When considering a cage size, keep in mind that your pet will require enough room for his or her dish, nest area, bathroom area as well as area where he or she can explore and get some exercise.
Providing sufficient room the Guinea Pig shouldn’t be a fuss so as a general rule of thumb, we’ve compiled a list of respectable cage sizes based on the number of Guinea pigs you have or plan on keeping.
One guinea pig: seven-and-a-half square feet cage (minimum), but more is better; generally thirty inches by thirty-six inches is a good size.
Two guinea pigs: seven-and-a-half square feet (minimum), but ten-and-a-half square feet is preferred; generally thirty inches by fifty inches is a good size.
Three guinea pigs: ten-and-a-half-square square feet (minimum), but thirteen square feet is preferred; generally thirty inches to sixty-two inches 62" is a good size.
Four guinea pigs: Thirteen square feet (minimum), but more is better; generally thirty inches by seventy-six inches is a good size.
Keep you Guinea Pig in a safe, environmentally controlled room, away from heating and cooling duct outlets as well as the direct sun, fireplaces, stoves, etc. Ideally room temperature should be sixty five to seventy five degrees Fahrenheit for Guinea Pig comfort. Keep in mind that Guinea pigs cannot sweat and if they become to warm are susceptible to heat stroke.
Do not leave your pet in an unheated room, the garage or wine cellar. Place your cage in a draft-free area of your home, preferably away from windows and on an elevated surface.
Ensure your pet’s environment is clean free of dampness as this may promote mould growth in their hay and bedding which can lead your pet become sick.
Guinea Pig Care Sheet
The Guinea Pig is a very social and has a herd mentality. They prefer to be with others of their own kind, but also thrive from human affection. The are crepuscular, which means they are most active during dusk and dawn. While awake, you’ll find them feeding, investigating their cage, playing and grooming.
No one is knows for certain where the name “Guinea Pig” came from. Some historians speculate that the roasted meat reminded Europeans of suckling pigs. Some think Guinea pigs got their name from the squealing sounds the emit. The name may come from the price of Guinea pig in the sixteenth century England: 1 guinea. Some say ships leaving the port of Gulana in South America or Guinea in West Africa may have carried the animals to the European market.
The little bundles of joy also happen to have a name crises in other languages. They have been called Lapins De Barbarie (Barbary rabbits) in France, Porchitas da India (Little pigs from India) in Portugal, Meerchweinchen (little sea pigs) in Germany and the list goes on. One item in common is the fact that they can’t seem to shake the pig connotation. Even it’s species name “C. porcellus”, means “little pig” in Latin.
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