Guinea Pig Care
Common and Scientific Names
Delicate bone structure (DON'T SQUEEZE THEM)
Have 14 toes
Eat on all fours unlike most rodents
Having a pugde under their chin means their healthy
Don't have tails
Average weight is 30 to 35 oz.
Average length is 8-19 in.
Hair style varies on breed
Eyes on the side of their head so they can see forward and backward
Different Breeds of Guinea Pigs
Silkie Guinea Pig
Rex Guinea Pig
Abyssian Guinea Pig
Have very roomy cages for bath rooming, food, water, exercising and burrowing.
The bigger the space the happier the guinea pig. Bedding made of paper about 2-3
Not in direct light, chance of heat stroke.
Place to be alone.
not near anything that gives off loud noises.
Do Not put outside
The type of equipment needed includes:
Food and Water
Pneumonia is really common in guinea pigs. It is caused by bacteria. There is no way to prevent the disease, but antibiotics can be given.
Guinea pigs also can get diarrhea often. To help prevent this, keeping the animal on a balanced food helps a lot.