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...
Skinny pig breed
The Skinny Pig is a hairless guinea pig breed. They aren't completely bald, but have a few hairs on their face, legs and feet. Interestingly, despite being hairless guinea pigs, the Skinny Pig comes in a few colors and patterns that show up in the...
why do guinea pigs nibble you
Why do guinea pigs nibble you? Guinea pigs nibble you because they are hungry, they have mistaken you for food, for the fun or chewing or because they are scared. And that's not all! Today we share the reasons why guinea pigs nibble, help you...
where do guinea pigs come from
Where do guinea pigs come from, and how did they become members of our families? That’s the question we’re going to investigate today! Guinea pigs are very popular pets for kids and adults alike. Current estimates suggest as many as 1.3 million guinea pigs may be residing in as many as...
guinea pig names
Choosing the best guinea pig names for your cavies is an important decision! The right name can show off just how cuddly and cute your piggy is, or how cool and unique they are. After all, every guinea pig owner knows that no two guineas are the...
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,...
Girl guinea pig names
In this article, we’ll provide you with a host of cute female guinea pig names. We’ve included names that match your girls’ coat color or personality and names that will set her apart from the rest. You’ll even find names that might have her mistaken as a celebrity’s pet! Girl...
how long does it take to tame a guinea pig
If you’re new to cavy ownership, and wondering how long does it take to tame a guinea pig, then we’ll answer all your questions in this article. Including ‘do guinea pigs like to be held?’ and ‘how do guinea pigs show affection?’ Guinea pigs...
rex guinea pig
This is a complete, fully-researched guide to the Rex guinea pig breed. If you want to know what sets Rexes apart from other guinea pigs breeds, if they make friendly pets, and whether they’re easy to care for, then we’re here to help. Rex...
vet examining a guinea pig
Guinea pig eye infections are sadly fairly common. If your guinea pig’s eye is weepy, red, inflamed or crusty then visit your vet. They will look in their eyes, put dye into them to make sure they haven’t ulcerated, and if necessary prescribe eye drops and oral antibiotics. Although it...

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