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Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are members of the family of rodents and the teeth are peculiar to grow throughout life, and so they required regular grooming. In fact because everything was in order the animal with the teeth or not, depends on the state of his health entirely.

People often visits the issue, and how much is actually teeth in Guinea pigs? They are less than humans, only 20. In Guinea pigs there are two pairs of well-developed incisors, but the canines they have absolutely no.

The growth of the teeth happens all the time during the life of this animal, this distinguishing feature is present in all rodents, without exception.

Guinea pig drinks very little. Is this normal and what should you do?

Many fans of this lovely animal concerned about this issue. But in principle nothing should be done and why. In nature Guinea pigs do not consume a lot of water, since they eat mostly wet feed in the form of succulent herbs.

And at home the volume of water replenished by fruits and vegetables. And yet in the cage should always be water, clean and fresh. It is advisable to change water daily. The creature itself understands, how much water to drink and when. One pig is enough drinkers of about 250 ml. Continue reading

Guinea pig care and maintenance

Homemade Guinea pig is a peace — loving, calm animal care rear! Body length of 25 to 35 cm, the tail is usually absent. Adult male Guinea pig weighs 800-1500 g, and the female is 600-1200 g. Natural coloring brownish-grayish, with a lighter belly. Used as laboratory animals. Displayed many breeds, differing in structure, length and coat color. Breeds of domesticated Guinea pigs are divided into groups: short-haired (selfies, agouti and many others), longhaired (Shelties, texels, Peruvian, Merino, and others), wire-haired (the Abyssinians, American Teddy, Rex, etc.). The body structure of domestic Guinea pigs is significantly different from the structure of the bodies of their wild counterparts.

The content of Guinea pigs

For one or even several pigs need a cage that has a plastic tray with removable wire cage, and the floor has a size of 80 x 60 cm Cage should be from 35 to 50 cm in height and allow the animals to stand on their hind legs. It should be in a bright place, but in any case not in the draft. As bedding in the cage used sawdust or shavings. Bedding is changed regularly, at least once a week. Under the shavings to lay the paper. It makes cleaning easier. On shavings or sawdust spread straw or hay. Continue reading

Breeds of fancy rabbits: how to choose?

Decorative rabbits are very nice Pets that can be a good gift for a child or girl. This fluffy ball will bring much joy to its owner, but in order to choose the most pretty, it is better to understand the variety of breeds. At the moment there are over 200 varieties of these house animals, but among them are the most popular.

Leading the breed “American fluffy sheep”, which was bred by the American breeders recently. The weight of this rabbit may reach 1.8 kg, most often the sale is carried out by pet stores of rodents, at least – private breeders. Wool from American sheep long and thick, so requires regular maintenance, and color can be choose from nearly 20 varieties. These intelligent beings are well suited for a family.

This breed – the American Polish rabbit, appeared as a result of mixing British breed with other species. These pet rodents are often featured in pop rooms of illusionists, since trainable, flexible, enjoy playing with children. The weight of the rabbit – about 1.6 pounds, and recognized colors remain blue, chocolate and black. Continue reading

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