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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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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.

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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.

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Petware House carries a large variety of snakes, lizards, amphibians, and insects. We specialize in breeding the areas most diverse selection of Ball Pythons. Below are some of the projects currently in development. Stop by to see what's available now.

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All animals regardless of type, need and deserve our respect and will rely on our care. In the same fashion, the respect and care for your family, friends and your parents we need to do the same for our pets. Treating your pet with gentleness and kindness is the perfect way to show you that you care for it.

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Petware House is conveniently located at 7477 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, which is just moments north of West Cook Road and a few minutes drive from the I-69. While heading north on Lima Road, you will find us on the left hand side of Lima Road, next to DAVCO Auto. We have ample parking for our visitors, parking for seniors, handicap and expectant mom’s. Additional accessibility is available for handicap and for the delivery of large items into and out of our store location. Come into our new showroom for the largest selection of healthy pets, pet food, pet accessories and let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you find that perfect pet and solutions that work best for you.

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