Although guinea pigs are small they are one of the largest rodents kept as pets and need a lot of space to run around, explore and exercise to keep them happy and healthy. The minimum cage space required for one guinea pig is 70 square centimeters or 7.5 square feet, as this will allow for …
Guinea Pigs are playful, social animals which require a large enough space to roam, popcorn and run around in. While most pet shops will display guinea pigs in small, plastic cages with minimal space – this is not a suitable or healthy habitat for a guinea pig.
Hay can be purchased from a variety of places, both online and local. If you have difficulty finding a local, bulk source, there are many online shops you can order your guinea pigs hay from.
Grass and hay are essential ingredients to your guinea pigs diet as hay provides much needed nutrients to ensure your guinea pig has a healthy digestive system. You should aim to have an unlimited supply of hay for your guinea pigs as they love to much and play in it all day long. Guinea pigs who …
Guinea pigs are sensitive to drastic temperature changes and are most comfortable when the temperature is between 18-22℃ (60- 70 ℉). Anything warmer than 30℃ will put your guinea pigs health at great risk so it’s important to understand the signs and causes of heat stroke to help prevent it.
Your guinea pig requires a tailored diet that is formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your pet. While this may seem challenging, with the proper information and understanding you can provide a healthy, well balanced diet for your guinea pig.
Guinea pigs make intelligent and loving pets but they can also demand a lot of time, attention and money. If you’re deciding on bringing guinea pigs into your life, there are a few key things to consider before doing so.
An Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) is a fast moving bacterial infection of the respiratory system which begins in the sinus, and quickly migrates to the lungs. If left untreated, URIs are almost always fatal.
There are many causes of diarrhea in guinea pigs and identifying why your guinea pig is unwell is crucial in their recovery. Diarrhea may be caused by diseases or infections in the gastrointestinal tract, by lack of a healthy diet or by a secondary illness that is yet to be discovered. Do not ignore signs …
You might notice that one, or both of your guinea pigs eyes droop or have a bulge underneath their eye which is pink in colour. This is a harmless condition known as ‘Pea’ or ‘Fatty’ eye and is quite common in guinea pigs.