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Guinea Pigs Scurvy - Vitamin C Deficiency in Guinea Pig

Guinea Pigs Scurvy – Vitamin C Deficiency in Guinea Pig

As we all know, vitamins are essential for our health and for the health of our animals. Vitamin deficiency can lead to light but also to serious problems with severe symptoms, especially when we talk about some of the most important vitamins out there. For guinea pigs, it’s the same, although they need fewer vitamins than we do. The most important vitamin for a guinea pig is vitamin C. The deficiency of this vitamin is...

Zoonotic Guinea Pig Diseases to Humans (Infectious Diseases)

Zoonotic Guinea Pig Diseases to Humans (Infectious Diseases)

Having small pets like guinea pigs can be entertaining but also a big responsibility. Not only do they need attention and care but you have to make sure that you and your family are not exposed to any possible diseases or complications your pet may have. Now, we do not want to alarm you or give guinea pigs a bad name, but care and safety are always needed regardless of which pet you own. Many...

Guinea Pig Illnesses A-Z (Full List of Health Problems)

Guinea Pig Illnesses A-Z (Full List of Health Problems)

In general, guinea pigs are hardy and low-maintenance animals. And that is one of the main things that make them amazing pets, especially for children. However, this fact does not mean that guinea pigs aren’t prone to certain illnesses. If you want to be a great owner to your little fluffy ball (which we are sure you do), you should at least learn about the existence of some guinea pig illnesses. Thankfully, the list is...

7 Common Skin Problems in Guinea Pigs (Treatment Included)

Although they have thick fur, guinea pigs still tend to develop various skin problems. These skin problems can be caused by many factors, including poor nutrition, bad hygiene, bad living conditions, and the presence of other animals. In one of our previous articles, we discussed the topic of guinea pigs living with dogs. In that article, we mentioned that dogs, as the bacteria carriers, can transfer some of them to your guinea pig, making them...

Guinea Pig's Health Symptom Checker Top 10 Warning Signs

Guinea Pig’s Health Symptom Checker: Top 10 Warning Signs

Guinea pigs are wonderful pets to have. They love to be handled and cuddled and also they are easy to maintain. However, they also have their problems, especially with nutritional deficiencies that can cause different diseases. It is very important to keep a close eye on your guinea pig and check for any symptoms. If you are a first-time owner you might get confused or disoriented, but have no worries because we are here to...

Guinea Pig Sounds Noises Explained, How to Decipher Them & More

Guinea Pig Sounds: Noises Explained, How to Decipher Them & More

Did you know that the sounds that your precious guinea pig makes are not just simple noises that you don’t need to pay attention to? In fact, guinea pigs are real chatterboxes that love communicating not only with one another but also with humans! Imagine how much more fun and exciting it would be to own a guinea pig if you could literally understand everything that the little thing is saying! The great news is...

Can Guinea Pigs Run in A Ball

Can Guinea Pigs Run in A Ball?

If you keep a guinea pig or think about getting one, you know one of the essentials is play time. The guinea pigs are prone to socializing and show off emotions and affection, so for them play time is very important. They can bond with you through the toys and games you have with them on the floor. So, do you think of wheels and running balls when you think of guinea pigs? Probably yes,...

Can Guinea Pigs Throw Up

Can Guinea Pigs Throw Up?

Taking care of our pets is the primary thing, apart from just play time and feeding. Good care of the pet is an essential thing, regardless what kind of pet you keep. Often, owners of guinea pigs wonder what are the signs of a guinea pig being sick or unwell. Normally, these pets are easy to take care of and are not so often in grave health dangers, but can have some minor health issues....

How to Give Guinea Pigs a Bath

How to Give Guinea Pigs a Bath?

Keeping a pet is an easy and enjoyable thing, but it comes with certain obligations. The pet is happy with feeding, housing and bedding, playtime and similar things, but hygiene is the factor neglected by most pet owners. And sometimes it is even overdone, so we must know whether guinea pigs needs or likes taking baths. Of course, they can enjoy the bath time, but you as the owner must know when to give a...

Can Guinea Pig Mites Transfer to Humans

Can Guinea Pig Mites Transfer to Humans?

A guinea pig of any age or gender can catch mites. He/she may or may not exhibit symptoms, depending on the type of mite and the piggy’s sensitivity. Fur mites live and breed on fur, but go onto the skin when they eat. They either penetrate with their mouths and feed on blood plasma, or they sit there and consume dead skin cells. Those that eat the epidermis are usually found on hair follicles. Mites...