Small Pet Care GuideSmall Pet Care Guide

Guinea Pigs are adorable, cuddly and have a lot of furry rodents. Guinea Pigs are often considered a child’s first pet and first encounter with domestic animals. Although one adult family member usually looks after the Guinea Pig, the other must take on the responsibility. Guinea pig care requires a long-term association with the human parent for up to five or more. It creates a strong bond between the two-legged and happy-healthy four-legged companion.

In some countries, it is illegal to keep one guinea pig when you could have two. These furry creatures are naturally herded animals. They live in natural environments in groups of five to seven of their kind. Pairing up a tiny female pet with a neutered or female male is advisable. Two (neutered) males who have been together since birth will benefit from each other’s company.

For a single rodent, a guinea pig house/cage must be between 7.5 and 10.5 square feet. A cage larger than normal and has a solid, flat base can be used to house a tiny pet.

Allow your pet to roam the yard for a few hours each day without any cages. Owners can set up a play area with appropriate toys and tunnels free from cages. This will allow the pet to get the exercise they need every day. You can also place toys or homemade toys made from cardboard boxes and papers in the cage.

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Beware! Be aware! A guinea Pig can become depressed if forced to stay in one spot, eats less, and does not move as much. Spend time with your pet every day. Give it a cuddle, pat, and kiss. Make sure you have time to play and chat with it daily. Social stimulation is vital for the well-being of your pet.

Your guinea pig may be stressed or frightened if it chews the cage bars. Anxiety can be indicated by excessive grooming or drinking too much water. It is best to consult your veterinarian in such situations.

Guinea Pig Food Must include vegetables rich in vitamin C. However, citrus fruits should not be allowed. Healthy pet food options include carrots, cucumbers, celery, apple chunks, strawberries, and broccoli. Too much spinach or other leafy vegetables can cause diarrhea, so it is best to limit the amount you give your pet. Each day, a full bowl of healthy vegetables should be divided into several small meals for the pet.

To maintain a healthy digestive system and ensure a straight set of teeth, provide sufficient grass hay for the rodents daily. Alfalfa Hay is best for guinea pigs aged up to six months. Timothy hay can be a good choice for pets over six months old.