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Care and maintenance of Guinea pigs

Article about how to care for a Guinea pig and helpful tips for keeping animals at home.

Guinea pig – wonderful and easy to care for and content pet. In the love and care it will live 5 to 15 years. Although there are deadly dangers that await your lovely animal to life.

The most harmful for Guinea pigs : 1. Overheating – the animal may die within a few minutes. In no event it is impossible to place the other under direct sunlight, especially in the aquarium, a glass jar and even a cage. 2. Hypothermia and drafts. Guinea pigs come from warm countries, so they need a moderate heat. 3. The food from our table. 4. Communicating with sick animals, especially with older Guinea pigs. This is important if you decide to make the beast a couple. New pig may be outwardly healthy, but in a hidden period of an illness. So you need to respect the quarantine: “old” and “new” pigs must live separately for at least 23 days (the incubation period of distemper is a very dangerous ailment). 5. Grass with dew. It causes bloated tummy in the Guinea pig. Continue reading

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