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

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