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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...

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...

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...

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