Your guinea pig is a herbivore, which means he eats only plant material. Clean the food bowls and remove any uneaten fresh food. The beloved patrick jennings returns with the follow up to his awardwinning and state list hogging title. Guinea pigs like all living animals need plenty of exercise. Read below to learn what to feed your guinea pig, as well as other. Guinea pig information, care tips, links, pigtures and. Bertie is a very noisy, friendly little guinea pig. However if the adult holds the guinea pig then guides the childs hand to stroke him gently the piggy shouldnt come to any harm.
Guinea pigs love a good cuddle but on the first day home, but make sure to give your guinea pig time to settle in. Read anouche himidians article in, june 11 2012, guinea pigs in fiction. In october of 2009, a sweet, fuzzy cavy named bitsy joined the webcam broadcasts feebee and buttercup were welcomed to the happy cavy forever home as friends and coconspirators in january 2011. Explore 10 listings for guinea pigs free to good home uk at best prices. The book gives clear simple and pertinent information. Guinea pigs online over the top fun, wacky hilarity that works for both adults and kids. Never trust a squirrel by patrick cooper, guinea pig in the garage by ben m. Books on the care of pet guinea pigs updated 4202019. Here is information and advice on keeping healthy guinea pigs as household pets. A guinea pig can be one of the most endearing and wonderful pets.
Jennifer gray guinea pigs online books jennifer gray. Oxbow has provided this basic care guide to help you keep your pet guinea pig healthy and happy. Then when you have more specific questions, the guinea lynx site is one of the best online references for care and medical information. October 23, 2017 how to care for your guinea pig, how to feed your guinea pig chemicals, cuttings, fungus, grass, meadow, mildew, mold, pesticides, timothy hay, water chris perkins guinea pigs are herbivores which means they are used to eating plant life, insects, veggies, and fruit in the wild. Guinea pigs do chew sometimes but not constantly like rabbits and gerbils. Berties story collection includes 12 unique tales fun guinea pig books based on real pets and full of real guinea pig squeaks. A guinea pig in new surroundings can often appear very reluctant to get close to a human and can often run away when approached. The domestic guinea pig cavia porcellus has been bred in captivity for at least 400 years and probably originated in peru, argentina, or brazil weir, 1974. Looking for minnie pig the guinea pig by vivian french. When you have a pet guinea pig, you have a responsibility to feed and care for it. Care for your guinea pigs rspca pet guide rspca ebook.
Perfect for the beginner as well as the more experienced cavy connoisseur, the. How to raise healthy, happy guinea pigs you will have all the information at your fingertips to raise healthy. They can provide important information on guinea pig illnesses and dose charts for medicines commonly prescribed for guinea pigs. I fell in love with the characters the guinea pigs in. Acne nearly destroyed my life, and after so many years of being a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and having spent more money than i care to admit on solutions and treatments only to wind up right back where i started, i decided to break down the walls of secrecy, and squash the lies and myths that plague and haunt anyone who is dealing with acne. Habitat you will need a cage with at least 2 square feet of space for each guinea pig being housed in it.
Guinea pig care secrets ideal for children free bonus inside. Kindle ebooks can be read on any device with the free kindle app. After being without a guinea pig for almost a year, we decided to surprise our daughter with one for her birthday, since that is what she wanted. How to properly introduce your guinea pig to his new cage mates. Pet handbooks are written, designed, and illustrated in much the same attractive style as b. Shelly the tortoise loves to run but she is too slow. I spent months compiling my entire strategy within. Guinea pigs are small pets, but they require plenty of space, time, effort, and human interaction. Buy the proper care of guinea pigs new edition by gurney, peter isbn. Do not, under any circumstances, submerge a guinea pig when bathing and do not get water in the guinea pigs ears. Info for additional websites and forums which contain good information about guinea pigs. How to care for guinea pigs with pictures wikihow pet. I bought this book after searching for guinea pig care books for children my daughters grandparent had bought her two. Illustrated on every page with fullcolor photography, guinea pigs is packed with practical information on every aspect of feline care.
There are various books available about the care of pet guinea pigs. Serious owners and vets especially those unfamiliar with guinea pigs should consider purchasing one or more reference books. With over 100 pages filled to the brim with information and adorable illustrations, the guinea pig guide makes it easy to learn everything you need to know to give your guinea pig a long, happy, healthy life. This comprehensive guinea pig care book is authored by julie. They also like it when you gently stroke their head.
The guinea pig cannot be cooped up in a cage all day, but sometimes, even a guinea pig that has a lot of space can become bad. The best place for care basics, a great introduction for beginners, is guinea lynxs guide to raising a healthy guinea pig. Unless otherwise indicated, the strain referred to in. When his classmates learn about fido, the guinea pig that acts like a dog, they all want a piece of rufus, her owner.
How to feed your guinea pig archives online guinea pig care. Readers who loved guinea dog have been sitting, begging, and rolling over for a sequel. They may live as long as 9 years the average is 5 to 7, so the decision to bring one into your home must be made carefully. This book tells you all you need to know about your guinea pigs and how to look after them. Buy care for your guinea pig rspca pet guide new edition by rspca isbn. Becoming best friends with your hamster, guinea pig, or rabbit.
Gordons guide to caring for your guinea pigs by isabel. See national institutes of health 1982 for other strains. If you want to adopted a guinea pig fell free to text me at any time i will reply as soon as i can. The proper care of guinea pigs is written with a remarkable clarity and a contagious enthusiasm for what the author calls the most wonderful animal in the world. Top 10 best guinea pig care guide for beginners updated 2020. Bertie the guinea pig discover berties guinea pig books. The guinea pig that i take in will have a good home. So, start today by getting your copy of guinea pigs as pets.
Guinea pigs best toys for guinea pigs to chew read more. Soon enough, parents and children discover that this new companion animal requires substantially more care than the childs favorite stuffed toy. Cage the cage must be at least 24 long, 18 wide, and 18 high, with 12 bar spacing. Guinea pig pellets are the basis of your pets diet. The main reason is that the pig is bored, so you need to provide them with a variety of fun guinea pig toys to chew them. Dot joined us on july 2012, and winnie and rosie were the most recent addition on february 8, 2015 and june 6, 2015, respectively. If you are willing to give your guinea pig a good home with proper food, attention, living space, grooming, and veterinary care, you will be rewarded with a happy, healthy, cute, and fun guinea pig. Mine just naturally do this it seems had one that was nine and another one that was 12 aim to keep these fosters alive long as my own. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Guinea pig care links metropolitan guinea pig rescue.
Hold onto the guinea pig when bathing and wet only the area that needs to be bathed with warm water. These books are written with an undeniable enthusiasm and wit that will make even the casual guinea pig observer understand the joy and wonder in caring for these lovely animals. Guinea pigs is one of an exciting new series of pet care books designed to help young animal owners learn about and care for their pets. Cavymadness is designed to be an introductory site for guinea pig enthusiasts. Timothy haybased pellets are recommended for adults, and avoid those made with nuts, seeds, dried fruits and corn products. Guinea pigs guide guinea pig care guide for beginners. Guinea pigs love a routine guinea pig care guinea pigs. This book brings together information on general and veterinary care in an easy to use format. Knowing this will save your guinea pig from potential health problems.
The brand new series about three detective puppies. Your cavy the proper name guinea pigs are known by will depend on you for food, water, medical care and companionship. Brush your guinea pig only required daily if you are showing your animal. Guinea pigs are adorable but did you know they are also techsavvy and smart and brave well, read this book to find out. Guinea pigs love human company, though, so the more time you can spend with them, the happier theyll be. The guinea pig guide by lesley desantis of when guinea pigs fly thats me. The squeakoutloud funny series for beginner readers starring coco and fuzzy. Speak with your new furry friend in soft, soothing tones. An easy to read, fully illustrated, downloadable book that helps piggie parents of all experience levels learn all about their cavy companions and how to care for them. Keeping track of weight changes is an important way to monitor your guinea pigs health. These care pages serve as a basic overview of guinea pig care. More indepth and advanced information is available through the excellent guinea pig care pages listed on my links page. The author discusses feeding, breeding, caging, health care, and much more.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading guinea pig care secrets. You can also get a onemonth, noobligation free trial to see if the service is. They will be brought back to health they will get fresh fruit and vegetables every morning. Feeding guinea pigs love their food, and eating takes up much of their day. A descendant of the wild guinea pigs of south america, todays domesticated guinea pig is viewed by many as an easypet for children. The complete beginners guide to guinea pig care and facts. The guinea pig guide guinea pig care book pdf over 100 etsy. Grass hay and fresh, clean water should be available to your pet at all times. Cage must be at least 10% larger if housing more than one guinea pig. The guinea pig guide cutely comprehensive guinea pig. From cage setup to a healthy guinea pig diet, create a happy home for your small pet. What fruits and vegetables can i feed my guinea pigs.
The reader will be a detective, assigned to investigate and work out whether a guinea pig is right for them based on its needs and, if not, identify what pet is a more appropriate. My daughter did her presentation on the care of a guinea pig. In this book, gordon the guinea pig reveals how readers should go about choosing pet guinea pigs, what supplies they will need, how to make a new pet guinea. Give your guinea pig 15 minutes and then try again. I feel guinea pigs shouldnt be handled by small children. We already had numerous books on guinea pig care, but saw this one. This guinea pig care checklist details the tasks you should be undertaking and how often you should perform them to give your guinea pig the perfect care daily. Guinea pig pellets guinea pigs should be fed fresh, high quality pellets. The adventures of marshmellow marshmellow the guinea pig book 1. Guinea pigs only need to be bathed if their fur is caked with urine, grease e. Happy cavy has been online since june 2009 with hammy and piglet. As part of the gp care routine, you should check on them at least twice a day, morning and evening. For businesonly pricing, quantity discounts and free.1394 855 1430 1257 1414 590 1390 122 929 1507 289 1118 1110 1160 1174 621 1276 1088 1518 976 886 1285 365 196 145 658 1470 1301 716 472 714 1003 793 911 289 883 89