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November 20, 2010
Q: Where is the best place to buy a guinea pig?
A: The best place to buy a guinea pig is at an animal shelter. Not only will you be getting a great guinea pig for a reasonable price, but you’ll also be saving a life and giving a guinea pig a second chance at life. If you want a purebred guinea pig to show, get one from a reputable and responsible breeder.
Before getting a guinea pig, make sure you are ready for a four to eight year commitment and don’t get a guinea pig younger than eight weeks old.
November 2, 2010
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April 16, 2010
Q: What is the average heart rate for a guinea pig?
A: The typical heart rate for a guinea pig is around 240-310 beats per minute.
March 14, 2010
If you have a pet guinea pig, it’s essential that you give it plenty of Vitamin C. Like humans, guinea pigs cannot manufacture their own Vitamin C. Without Vitamin C, guinea pigs can get scurvy, which can be fatal. Many pet stores sell Vitamin C drops that can be added to your guinea pig’s water. In addition to the drops, be sure to give your guinea pig a small piece of kiwi, pepper, orange, or other vegetable or fruit that contains a lot of Vitamin C. When introducing a new food into your guinea pig’s diet, do so gradually over the course of a few days so it will be used to the food. If your guinea pig never had a particular food, suddenly giving it a large amount could give it diarrhea.
February 24, 2010
If you have a rabbit or a rodent as a pet, it’s important that you never use cedar or pine bedding. These chemicals in these types of bedding are harmful and can cause many health problems, including liver problems and respiratory problems. There are many alternatives out there today like CareFresh bedding, which is made of recycled paper.
February 21, 2010
Timothy Hay is essential for rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas to stay healthy. Timothy Hay provides your pet with enough fiber to remove waste and fur ingested while grooming, somewhat helps keep their teeth trimmed, and is very similar to what animals would eat in the wild. If you have a rabbit, guinea pig, or chinchilla, make sure they get unlimited timothy hay every day.