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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 Close Their Eyes

Can Guinea Pigs Close Their Eyes?

After months of living with my roommate, I have let go of my initial fear of rodents. Her guinea pigs are so cute and sweet, and they love spending time with us. One day, I walked up to their cage to give them their daily treat. Her youngest guinea pig was laying down with her eyes open, so I thought she was awake. When she saw me, she jumped up and ran away. I felt...

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...

Do Guinea Pigs Need Shots in Order to Stay Healthy

Do Guinea Pigs Need Shots in Order to Stay Healthy?

So you find guinea pigs adorable and you decided you want to adopt two of them as your pets. You prepared everything you might need – the cage where they will live, the hay beds, the water bottles, the fleece bedding. You want to be a responsible guinea pig owner as much as possible. Now you come to this: How can I make sure my guinea pigs will live healthy lives? Do guinea pigs need shots...

Can Guinea Pigs Change Genders

Can Guinea Pigs Change Genders?

As much as absurd it sounds, many Guinea pig owners talk about Guinea pigs changing their genders. So, can guinea pigs change genders? In reality, Guinea pigs can’t change genders and are born either male or female. However, during their younger days, Guinea pigs are sometimes hard to distinguish as their genitalia aren’t developed to a certain degree. That’s why it’s important not to breed your pig until it gets to a certain age. That...

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