Tag: guinea pigs

A-Z Glossary of Behaviours

Chirping This is an extremely rare sound that very few of us have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Also known as “the guinea pig song”, the sound is very similar to the chirp of a bird. The…

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Dealing with the loss of a pet

At the time of writing this article I am perfectly placed to give you advice because I have recently lost Sprout, a guinea pig who was very special to me, and I am still grieving. I cry a…

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Grass and Wild Plants

You should only allow your guinea pigs to eat fresh grass. Don’t give them dried or brown grass, grass clippings from the lawnmower, or ornamental grasses. Ensure the grass has come from your garden and not somewhere where…

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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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Taming

You may be their new loving owner, but you’re also several times their size and you smell strange! The first thing you should understand is that guinea pigs are prey animals, which means their first reaction is to…

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Guinea pig behaviour

It is extremely important that we understand what our guinea pigs are trying to tell us for a variety of reasons, the most important of which being signs of ill health and also indications of aggressive behaviour that…

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Hay

This means you will have to replenish their supply once they have eaten it. As grazing herbivores guinea pigs require hay as roughage in their diet to keep their guts in good working order. Hay is also a…

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Introducing Guinea Pigs to Guinea Pigs

Some guinea pigs are happy with company from their owners, however most desire company of their own kind and this guide should help you to achieve a peaceful companionship. Pairing Boars Putting boars together can be difficult, and…

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The signs of grief in guinea pigs

Siblings and guinea pigs who have spent a lifetime together especially may feel the loss quite acutely. You can identify grief by the following signs: Loss of appetite Your guinea pig may pick at their food or even…

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Watering

Watering Guinea pigs require a constant clean water supply. You can give them either a water bowl or a water bottle, largely depending on the health and habits of your guinea pig. In some cases a water bowl…

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