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Can Guinea Pigs Overeat

Can Guinea Pigs Overeat?

Everyone that likes guinea pigs knows what is the most fun and adorable thing about keeping these rodents as pets. And, of course, that is the feeding time. The guinea pigs munch on many things, mostly fresh produced pellets and hay. But almost every owner or the future owner is concerned with how much do these pets actually eat, or if they can overeat on some foods. Can guinea pigs overeat? Yes, guinea pigs can...

How Long Is A Guinea Pig Pregnant

How Long Is A Guinea Pig Pregnant?

The guinea pigs are perfect pets that aren’t needy and are fit for any household. But, if you keep a guinea pig, or think about getting one (or in this case two of different genders), you are surely curious about their mating habits. In case your two guinea pigs mate, it is good to be prepared and informed about the pregnancy and what to expect, in time. How long is a guinea pig pregnant? The...

Can guinea pigs live alone

Can guinea pigs live alone?

Guinea pigs are known to be sweet and docile. They’re quite intelligent and curious animals who enjoy exploring their surroundings, your body, their own body, and any trinket they can get their hands on. A piggy can learn various tricks and may even respond to its own name! However, this unique pet experience comes at a price. The furry being requires attention, time, and friends in order to feel happy – otherwise, it might get...

Why Guinea Pigs Are Used in Research

Why Guinea Pigs Are Used in Research?

Over 26 million animals are annually used for testing in the United States alone. Guinea pigs are just one of the types of mammals from the huge bunch. But why guinea pigs are used in research in the first place? You might find it hard to believe, but we, humans, have a lot in common with guinea pigs. Is that the main reason? Moreover, can these researches be justified? Don’t they bring more harm than...

Are Guinea Pigs Active Pets

Are Guinea Pigs Active Pets?

Guinea pigs are incredibly unique animals and are among the most popular small house pets. However, there is one interesting thing about them, and that is their activity habits. There is more to Guinea Pigs than just pellets and a cage. These adorable animals have some interesting habits when it comes to play-time or activities in and out of their cage. Are guinea pigs active pets or are they pets that cuddle without much movement? It...

Do Guinea Pigs Need Vaccinations 

Do Guinea Pigs Need Vaccinations? 

Once you decide to get a pet, you suddenly become responsible for another being. This is a very important thing to understand because you need to take a lot of care of the pet you get. It isn’t all about fun as your pet might get sick or just old. This is why you need to know everything about what getting a new pet involves, especially when it comes to guinea pigs because they are very...

Can Guinea Pigs Be Gay

Can Guinea Pigs Be Gay?

When it comes to homosexuality, this phenomenon is widely seen in both humans and animals. The homosexuality in animals is still a taboo topic, and it’s quite strange, even to this day. However, there is some evidence about numerous mammals displaying homosexual behavior, such as Japanese macaques, some types of beetles, birds, and much more. But, can guinea pigs be gay? Well… both yes and no. Some male guinea pigs mount on the other male guinea...

What are Fleas and Can Guinea Pigs Get Fleas

What are Fleas and Can Guinea Pigs Get Fleas?

Even simply thinking about fleas can make you itch. There is absolutely nothing pleasant about these tiny crawling creatures. Unfortunately, if you are a proud guinea pig owner that does not mean that you will be able to avoid fleas. Can guinea pigs get fleas? In fact, just like cats, dogs or any other pets, guinea pigs can be plagued by these tiny bugs. And if such a situation happens, you, as a great owner,...

Can Guinea pigs Catch Human Colds or any Other Human Disease

Can Guinea pigs Catch Human Colds or any Other Human Disease?

Guinea pigs are small and sensitive animals. When they can attract diseases, it is very hard to tell if they are sick or not. This means you need to be very careful around your pet. One of the things you need to know is: Can guinea pigs catch human colds? It depends on the types of disease. Viral infections will not pass from human to animal because they are specific to our biology. However, guinea...

Can Guinea Pigs Get Mites and Are They Dangerous for Pets

Can Guinea Pigs Get Mites and Are They Dangerous to Pets?

Mites are tiny parasites that can cause a lot of problems. These insects are so small that it is pretty much impossible to spot them with a naked eye. A question that every guinea pig owner will ask sooner or later is: Can guinea pigs get mites? Unfortunately, yes they can. Moreover, (don’t freak out) your pet can be infested with these creatures for years before you find that out. There are two most commonly...