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Hutches and Cages

Spacious Housing and Ideal Sizes It is important that guinea pigs have spacious housing for a number of good reasons. Boars require space to exercise to keep their muscles strong to help prevent abdominal prolapse of their important…

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Guide to Guinea Pig Breeds | Part 3

Some breeds require more care than others, especially where the coat is concerned, and so I have made suggested recommendations for the Intermediate and Experienced Owner. Coronet Recommended for: Intermediate owners The Coronet guinea pig is essentially a…

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Guide to Guinea Pig Breeds | Part 2

This is a only guide, as some new owners may have support from other more experienced owners and feel confident enough to give the proper level of care required to some of the breeds recommended here. Abyssinian Recommended…

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Seasonal Care

Spring and Summer During the spring you can begin to allow your guinea pigs to play outside on the grass for limited periods of time. Grass may still be damp and the air is usually fresh, which means…

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Guide to Guinea Pig Breeds | Part 1

Cross Breeds Many guinea pigs are not a pure breed, but are a mixture of two or more. Guinea pigs from pet shops and rescue centres are most commonly what we call “Heinz” guinea pigs, with a bit…

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