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...
can guinea pigs eat tomatoes
Can guinea pigs eat tomatoes? Guinea pigs can eat all types of tomatoes. The ripe fruit and seeds of the tomato are safe for guinea pigs to eat in small amounts. But, do not give guinea pigs the stem, plant, vine,...
vitamin c for guinea pigs
Guinea pigs cannot make vitamin C from other ingredients in their diet. So to keep them healthy, it’s important that they receive supplemental vitamin C with their food or water. Symptoms of guinea pigs suffering vitamin C deficiency include weakness, discomfort,...
can guinea pigs eat oranges
Can guinea pigs eat oranges? Yes. Small quantities of orange are a safe and delicious treat for guinea pigs to eat. Oranges are a source of fiber and vitamin C, both of which are vital components of a healthy guinea pig...
can guinea pigs eat strawberries
Can guinea pigs eat strawberries? Yes, strawberries are a safe, sweet and tasty snack for your guinea pig. Strawberries contain lots of vitamin C and other nutrients, but because they are high in sugar, think of them in the same category...
baby guinea pig
A baby guinea pig is called a pup. They are born precocial, which means they already have teeth and fur, and from their earliest moments they can see, hear, and move about. On average, baby guinea pigs come in litters of 2-4, and...
Can Guinea Pigs Eat Spinach
Guinea pigs can eat spinach in small quantities as an occasional treat. Spinach is a source of fiber which is essential for guinea pig digestion, and useful macro-nutrients like potassium and magnesium. But spinach also contains large amounts of calcium, which causes bladder stones in guinea pigs if they consume too...

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