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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

Pet for a child – who to choose?

At preschool age most children are dreaming of your own pet. They “bought” furry friend to Santa Claus, asking the relatives as a birthday present, trying to take home every dog on the street a kitten or puppy. At some point, the parents decide to encourage your baby’s desire, but then are wondering what pet to choose the child of preschool age, so that he could cope with Babysitting and taking care of the pet.

Make an informed choice

Parents and children should understand that a pet is not a toy but a living creature that requires not less attention than all other members of the family. You need to create a comfortable environment, not only to build their own area, but also to provide the necessary care. Naturally, the responsibility will have to distribute among family members, because their own to “educate” pet preschooler is unlikely. Continue reading

Pets for kids: their significance in child development

Animals loved by all children. Usually at the age of 6-8 years the child begins to ask their parents to buy him a kitten, puppy, Guinea pig, hamster, whatever it is, if only some living creature, because children appreciate communicating with animals. But many adults in the appearance of the house four-legged friend only see problems. Frightened by possible aggression from the pet to the baby, the need to constantly take care of and clean up after your pet. However, if you pick an animal that is appropriate to the child’s age, his character and interests, the most unpleasant moments can be avoided.

The role of animals in child development

Pedagogical aspect

A pet is not only a source of warmth, affection and a friend, but has a huge impact on a child’s development. Next to the four-legged friend, the child learns to be organized and disciplined. A pet teaches a child responsibility for others. The child realizes that the animal is not a toy. and needs daily care, feed, walk. Communication skills with a pet will help your child in adult life, he will learn to answer for their actions. Continue reading

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