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What Guinea Pigs Like to Do

What Guinea Pigs Like to Do?

The guinea pigs make amazing pets for almost every household. Maybe you already have a guinea pig, or you are thinking of getting one, but the crucial thing to think about is all the things this little furry friend likes in order to be happy and satisfied. What guinea pigs like to do? The behavior of guinea pigs is simple to understand, they like to do regular things any pet does. The guinea pigs love...

Can Guinea Pigs Drink Out Of A Bowl 

Can Guinea Pigs Drink Out Of A Bowl? 

There are so many pet lovers wanting to get a new pet. Quite a usual mistake a lot of pet lovers do when getting a new friend is not researching what their new pet really needs. Skipping this step can cause you a lot of stress if your little pet doesn’t seem to get what he needs.  Guinea pigs are really sensitive little animals and you have to take into consideration a lot of things they...

What Makes Guinea Pigs Happy_

What Makes Guinea Pigs Happy? 

I assume every single pet owner is very interested in whatever their pets love. I always encourage pet owners to take time to observe everything they can about their pets. There is no better way to understand your pet and to give him what he wants than seeing what he needs with your own eyes.  So, what makes guinea pigs happy? To be honest, you cannot give a certain and straight-forward answer to this question. Every guinea pig...

Do Guinea Pigs and Hamsters Get Along_

Do Guinea Pigs and Hamsters Get Along?

When it comes to keeping small house pets, everyone associates this with guinea pigs and hamsters, among other small animals. Even more interesting, it is a common belief that these two kinds of pets get along, simply because they look somewhat similar at first glance, and because they are both rodents. Do guinea pigs and hamsters get along? Guinea pigs and hamsters do not get along well and are not compatible to be housed together....

Can Guinea pigs be Kept Outside

Can Guinea Pigs Be Kept Outside?

If you, for some reasons, dislike keeping animals inside your home, can you still have a guinea pig? Well… yes. Guinea pigs can be kept outside in certain conditions, although it’s still recommended that you keep it inside. The main reason for this is that guinea pigs are very sensitive to temperature extremes. For example, when it’s too hot outside, guinea pigs require a lot of water, and it isn’t the most comfortable. And in...

Do Guinea Pigs Need Bedding in Their Cage

Do Guinea Pigs Need Bedding in Their Cage? 

Guinea pigs are small, sensitive pets that come with a lot of responsibility. One of the most important things to know is what guinea pigs need to feel comfortable and safe in their new home. Now, do guinea pigs need bedding in their cage? The answer is yes, of course, they do. Letting a guinea pig sleep in a cage without bedding is like leaving a human sleep on the floor. Of course, bedding is really important...

Can Guinea Pigs Climb to Higher Places

Can Guinea Pigs Climb to Higher Places?

Guinea pigs are domesticated tailless rodents that usually grow to no more than a foot long, weighing in at about three pounds. Their small stature keeps them low to the ground, and their feet are tiny. This appearance doesn’t give much of an indication into their physical abilities. I’ve become quite impressed with what guinea pigs can do. Despite their appearance, they can get around quite well. So, can guinea pigs climb? The answer is...

Can Guinea Pigs Get Cold

Can Guinea Pigs Get Cold and Can They Live Outside?

You may already know that some types of guinea pigs can be found in the wild. If these little guys can spend the whole year living outside, then they surely can’t get cold, right? Well, not quite. The truth is that wild guinea pigs live in such countries as Argentina, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay. One thing these places have in common? A warm temperature all year round. Can guinea pigs get cold, if you place...

Do Guinea Pigs Fight with Each Other

Do Guinea Pigs Fight with Each Other?

When keeping two male Guinea pigs, it’s crucial that they get along pretty well, especially if we’re talking about two or three dominant males. In this case, you’re wondering do Guinea pigs fight, the answer to that question is YES. Guinea pigs can fight each other, and it can have serious consequences. Despite being generally sentient and peaceful animal, a Guinea pig who is dominant and wants to have his territory will surely fight. For...

Do Guinea Pigs Need A Wheel

Do Guinea Pigs Need A Wheel in Their Cage and Will They Even use It? 

Guinea pigs are special pets, for sure. This is because they are considered rodents, even if they aren’t exactly. This is the reason people think guinea pigs and rodents (like hamsters for example) have the same needs. Let’s get straight to the point, do guinea pigs need a wheel in their cage? Well, the answer is no. In contradiction with the general opinion people have, they do not need a wheel. More than that, if you buy...