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Do Guinea Pigs Need Baths and do They Enjoy Them

Do Guinea Pigs Need Baths and do They Enjoy Them?

A clean pet is a healthy pet, and if you are committed taking care of it, then you must maintain cleaning them on a regular basis. Their surroundings are even more important, especially if your pet is living in a cage. You’re running the risk of exposing your pet to bacterial growth, fungal infections, and some nasty diseases if you don’t keep it clean. Do guinea pigs need baths and do they enjoy them? While...

Do Guinea Pigs Need A Friend

Do Guinea Pigs Need A Friend in Order to be Happy and Feel Safe?

When we hear the term “guinea pig” we usually think of animals used in laboratory experiments and for scientific research. It became a metaphor and is sometimes even used to denote even humans used for such experiments. The poor creatures became a negative connotation when used in sci-fi movie thrillers. But have you realized that all that a guinea pig needs is a friend? Not just in the form of you as the owner but also...

Do Guinea Pigs Dream And Can They Have Nightmares

Do Guinea Pigs Dream And Can They Have Nightmares?

Guinea pigs, much like other mammals, need sleep. But, do guinea pigs dream? The answer to that question is positive! Every mammal dreams, whether it’s a dog, a cat or any other animal. Dreaming is something that usually can’t be interpreted, in terms of the content of a dream. That’s where many people tend to go wrong as they try and interpret what the particular dream means. On the other hand, we can’t interpret Guinea...

Can Guinea Pigs Swim In A Bathtub_

Can Guinea Pigs Swim In A Bathtub?

Have you experienced the classical “full immersion” where someone throws you into a pool to learn swimming? If yes, then you will know how guinea pig is going to feel in such circumstance – scared! Most of the people getting guinea pigs bath them just like anyone used to give baths to their infants. Now the question arises, can guinea pigs swim in a bathtub? The answer to this mystery is yes. They do swim if...

Do Guinea Pigs And Cats get Along

Do Guinea Pigs And Cats get Along?

I have always wanted a guinea pig, but I couldn’t get one because I had a cat. I was afraid that the little guinea pig might get hurt, but I started doing my research and eventually, I found out how to get a cat and a guinea pig to get along. So, the question is: Do guinea pigs and cats get along? The answer is kind of complicated: yes and no. I know most of the...

What Do Guinea Pigs Need

What Do Guinea Pigs Need?

If you are reading this article, you either want to get a little guinea pig as a pet, or you already have one, and you don’t know how to take care of him properly. What do guinea pigs need? Firstly, I have to take the elephant out of the room and say that taking care of a guinea pig, just like taking care of any other pet, takes a lot of time and responsibility. Guinea...

Are Guinea Pigs Good Pets

Are Guinea Pigs Good Pets?

As much as we like dogs and cats, we can’t underestimate other animals and pets. Guinea pigs are indeed great pets and to be honest, there are only a few animals as unique as Guinea pigs. While these tiny fur balls seem like useless when compared to dogs and cats, it’s not necessarily like that. Are Guinea Pigs Good Pets? In fact, Guinea pigs are really good pets, and it is straightforward to take care...

What Guinea Pig Cage is the Best

What Guinea Pig Cage is the Best?

Having a Guinea pig isn’t something that will take tons of cash from your pocket, but still, having a high-quality cage is mandatory. What Guinea pig cage is the best? The best Guinea pig cage is the one with the most space. Of course, the size of the cage always depends on the size of a particular Guinea pig, as well as the number of those tiny creatures. If you’re going to have two or...

Are Guinea Pigs Affectionate Pets

Are Guinea Pigs Affectionate Pets?

I’m sure that everybody wants to know everything about the pet they are going to get. Guinea pigs are one of the most popular pets, and I guess most of the animal lovers consider getting a guinea pig. If you would like to know more about their behavior, especially about how affectionate they are, then you are reading the perfect article. Are guinea pigs affectionate pets? Well, the answer depends on the owner’s behavior. So...

What are guinea pigs afraid of

What are guinea pigs afraid of?

If you are a new owner of a guinea pig, it may take some time to understand your pet’s behavior and mannerisms. Your guinea pig has a variety of ways to show happiness, contentment, and even fear. Guinea pigs are a “prey animal,” meaning that they are naturally hunted in the wild by larger predators. They lack the defenses to protect themselves, so that makes them understandably afraid of almost everything. As you bond with...