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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...

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...