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
This post is not intended to scare crisologo lovers. However, the information contained in a note deserves attention, as it proves once again the potential of Contracting dangerous diseases from Pets, in particular from fancy rats. The chance of catching something nasty from decorative rats is small, but it is not zero! But if to imagine that at least half of the hosts kiss and smooch with their Pets, the likelihood of unpleasant consequences increases significantly. The added value of this information is because of documented medical personnel.
I wrote that after any contact with pet and its cage, in-game items, equipment, etc. should be thoroughly washed hands. A number of specific diseases transmitted rodents, as it turned out, not only through bites, but under normal domestic contact with the pet.
Medical journal of Australia in February 2012 described a case of infection women Streptobacillus in Adelaide (Australia), after she had close contact (hugging, kissing) with your pet rats. Continue reading
Metropolitan veterinary doctors warn that owners of reptiles need to be alert. Pets lizards, turtles and snakes can be perfectly healthy but be carriers of the deadly human Salmonella. Victims of Salmonella most likely to be children under 4 years of age, patients with goiter, and people with immunodeficiency syndrome.
In 2011, the bacteriological Department of Gorvetlaboratoriyu animals tested for Salmonella . Experts took a sample of the biomaterial 2224 mammals. In 31 sample veterinary doctors have found dangerous bacteria. The rare serotypes of Salmonella found in 19 of them. They belonged to a reptile.
So as not to endanger yourself, vets are advised to follow all the rules of hygiene after contact with reptiles . Even healthy Pets should be treated as potential carriers of Salmonella. After each touch of them, and after cleaning of the terrarium should wash their hands with soap and water. Owners of snakes, lizards and turtles need to remember that adverse conditions only increase the number of carriers of Salmonella. Continue reading