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Why Guinea Pigs Bite Their Owners

9 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Bite Their Owners

It is a well-known fact that all-in-all guinea pigs are gentle and friendly animals. But, of course, there can be situations when even the most docile animals lose their temper. Why guinea pigs bite their owners? There are plenty of reasons why guinea pigs will bite their owners. Usually, this happens when something is wrong with them physically or when they are scared. The guinea pig could be feeling some sort of pain or maybe...

10 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Are Good Pets for You

10 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Are Good Pets for You

Where do we even begin? It looks like you are considering becoming a guinea pig owner. And that is great! Want to know why guinea pigs are good pets? The truth is that there are so many pros! People mainly decide to choose guinea pigs as their pets because these little guys are easy to take care of, are fun to play with and entertaining to watch. A guinea pig has all the chances to...

Why Do Guinea Pigs Wheek

Why Do Guinea Pigs Wheek?

The guinea pigs are very popular pets that often make very adorable sounds. It is normal for these rodents to make various sounds – this is one of their ways of communicating. Apart from the body language, the sounds guinea pigs make have different meanings and are very unique and adorable. This is a language for them, and we as owners should know which sound signifies something because the guinea pig communicates with humans through...

Where are Guinea Pigs Ticklish

Where are Guinea Pigs Ticklish?

Many times when you pet your dog, cat or a guinea pig, you’ll see a different reaction. Some animals love to be petted on the back, some love it on the stomach, and some hate it. But, can you tickle your guinea pig? Definitely no. While your guinea pig might look like you tickle it, it’s actually a general reaction to the petting spot. For example, if your pet shows signs of discomfort, it’s usually...

What are Guinea Pigs Native To

Where Are Guinea Pigs Native To?

Guinea pigs are animals that aren’t from Guinea and they aren’t pigs either. So, why are they called guinea pigs and where are guinea pigs native to? Guinea pigs are native to South America, where they live in the wild. These cute little animals usually live in forest edges, grasslands, and rocky areas. Even though we adopted guinea pigs and made them completely domesticated, it’s interesting to know where do they come from. Most of...

Where do Guinea Pigs Sleep

Where do Guinea Pigs Sleep?

Guinea pigs are a bit different type of rodents and as such, they require a fair amount of sleep. However, guinea pigs can’t sleep wherever you want them to and they need a special place for that. ž So, where do guinea pigs sleep? Guinea pigs sleep in the darker space and they use their bedding for that purpose. That means that before you finish your day, you should never leave the lights on since...

How to Make Guinea Pig Fleece Bedding

How to Make Guinea Pig Fleece Bedding?

Guinea pigs are extremely sensitive animals. Safe and comfortable bedding is vital for a guinea pig’s health, especially since it stays mostly in its cage. We’d all like to believe that any bedding that’s in the store is good for a guinea pig. Sadly, manufacturers are at times more focused on sales than on what’s actually good for a piggy. Out of many options, only a few are suitable. The three most common, reliable choices...

How Do Guinea Pigs Fight With Each Other

How Do Guinea Pigs Fight With Each Other?

Guinea pigs (like humans) are social animals. They need at least one piggy companion to be happy and healthy: meaning that they shouldn’t live alone. However, that doesn’t mean that they’ll accept anybody’s company. There are clear guidelines on how guinea pigs should be paired if an owner wants to bypass hostility. Guinea pigs are fleeing prey animals: therefore, it’s rare to encounter an aggressive piggy. They depend on self-defense mechanisms such as hiding, freezing,...

What Do Guinea Pigs Sound Like

What Do Guinea Pigs Sound Like? 

You are reading this article, so it means you are interested in your little friend’s behavior and this is something every pet owner should do. If this is not your case, maybe you are doing a little research on guinea pigs because you want to get one or you are just curious. Every animal does a specific sound and those sounds can mean a lot of things. Some of them might mean they are satisfied, others...

Can Guinea Pigs Purr

Can Guinea Pigs Purr?

If you think about keeping a guinea pig, you must be informed about all the essentials – bedding, food, toys and all the rest of fun things. However, there is another adorable thing to know about guinea pigs, and that is the sounds they make. Every owner of guinea pigs knows how interesting and cute these sounds are. Can guinea pigs purr? Yes, guinea pigs can purr and this sound can even resemble the purr...