my new guinea pig is scared
It is totally normal for a new guinea pig to be scared. After all, we can’t explain to them that this new place and those new faces are all safe and friendly. But what we can do is make sure that they settle in as quickly as possible. Why is my new...
Why do guinea pigs chatter their teeth, and how do I stop them from doing it! If you’ve just heard your guinea pig chatter its teeth for the first time, you were probably a little surprised. This low, protracted clicking sound is fierce. And that’s exactly what it is designed to...
argente guinea pig
The Argente guinea pig has a ticked pattern over most of its body, excluding the belly. Its belly is a solid color that matches the ticking pigment on the tips of its other hairs. Argente cavies usually have a pink tint...
guinea pigs chewing cage bars
Working out how to stop guinea pigs chewing on cage bars can be a big deal for their owners. Especially when they share their home. Not only is the noise of teeth on metal annoying, it can be disruptive to your sleep too if their cage is near to your...
why do my guinea pigs fight
Why do my guinea pigs fight? Can I help them to make friends, or do I need to keep them apart? It’s very upsetting to see your pets not getting along. Especially those that live in close quarters, like guinea pigs do. But squabbles in cohabiting guinea pigs is surprisingly common,...
alpaca guinea pig
The Alpaca guinea pig has coarse, long, wavy hair that resembles the alpaca species. This fur requires daily grooming, and will need to be trimmed if it gets too long. A baby Alpaca guinea pig can be hard to come...
guinea pig sneezing
Why do guinea pigs sneeze? Is it something to worry about, or just a normal part of their behavior? Guinea pigs almost all sneeze at some point in their lives. They might sneeze just once or twice ever, or a few times every week. And the occasional sneeze, or even sneezing fit,...
texel guinea pig
The Texel cavy, or Texel guinea pig, is sometimes also called the “long haired Silkie/Sheltie” because both breeds have long hair. The big difference is that the Sheltie’s long hair is straight while the Texel’s long hair is curly. This is...
albino guinea pig
Many people assume that albino guinea pig means a white guinea pig with red or pink eyes. Guinea pigs with this coloring are widely sold and owned as pets. But there’s actually been a long standing debate about whether they are...
baby guinea pig
Breeding guinea pigs is usually straightforward, but the results aren't quick. The sow (female) and boar (male) need to be together for at least 17 days, and the gestation period is then around nine weeks. There is also quite a small window for safely breeding your female guinea pig. Before 6 months...

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