Guinea Pigs

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Causes of Sudden Death in Guinea Pigs

What causes pet guinea pigs to die early and unexpectedly? Know the potential causes and warning signs for when your guinea pig's life may be in danger.

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The Best Guinea Pig Diet

While there are many products marketed to small pets, guinea pigs require a diet consisting mostly of hay. Know what to feed (and what not to feed) your beloved small pet to ensure a long and healthy life!

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Guinea Pig Name Ideas

Bringing home a new guinea pig? One of the most difficult yet important parts of the process is coming up with a name for your new pet. Here are some guinea pig name ideas for girls, boys, and guineas or all coat colors.

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Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets?

Do guinea pigs make good pets? The argument can be made that they are not simply good pets . . . they are great ones! Read on to discover the many reasons why guinea pigs make such good pets.

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How to Help Your Guinea Pig Gain Weight

List of foods to help your guinea pig gain weight and supplements.

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20 Facts About Guinea Pigs

Think you know everything about guinea pigs? Think again!

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How to Make Washable Guinea Pig Cage Liners: DIY Sewing Tutorial

Tired of always running to the store to buy wood shavings for your guinea pigs? Don't like the messy cleanup? Try making these washable fleece liners. They are comfortable and cost-effective!

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How Much Do Guinea Pigs Cost?

Before you get a guinea pig as a pet, you probably ought to know how much they cost. We examine the start-up costs of obtaining a guinea pig, as well as the recurring monthly upkeep costs.

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How Do You Care for a Long-Haired Peruvian Guinea Pig?

Get information about caring for your Peruvian guinea pig, such as tips about hair care, hair loss, hygiene, diet and comfort. Peruvian guinea pigs need extra attention to make sure they stay free from disease and discomfort.

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What to Do for an Overheated Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs can get overheated very easily. Here is a step-by-step guide to caring for your overheated guinea pig.

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Common Health and Sickness Issues With Guinea Pigs

This article covers the most common health issues guinea pigs tend to develop, what you can do to treat them, and how to prevent them from occuring in the first place.

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About Abyssinian Guinea Pigs: Care Guide, Breeds, Fur Colours, Origin

Information about Abyssinian guinea pigs, including the Abyssinian personality, care tips, colour guide, types, the history of the breed and what makes them the ideal pet for both children and adults.

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72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

So you are getting a guinea pig? First things first, you need to pick a name! There is plenty to choose from in this article: cute and funny names for both males and females.

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150+ Cute Guinea Pig Names: Colour Names, Pair Names and More

Looking for cute guinea pig and cavy names? Here are some handpicked suggestions for naming guinea pigs after celebrities, famous book characters and more!

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Free Range Pets: Can Guinea Pigs Live Outside?

Our pet guinea pigs roam free in a large outdoor enclosure. Explore lots of tips and photos about natural living for your pets, including pregnant guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, and outdoor housing.

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How to Breed Guinea Pigs

Find out how long the guinea pig heat cycle is and discover their gestation length. Learn how to successfully breed guinea pigs. Check out some photos of just-born baby guinea pigs!

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Why Isn't My Guinea Pig Drinking Water?

Why isn't your guinea pig drinking water? This article explains how much water guinea pigs need and when to worry about your guinea pig's water intake.

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Everything You Need to Care for a Guinea Pig: A New Owner's Guide

Have you decided to bring a guinea pig into your home? As pets go, they are quite easy to care for, but there are still a few essential items you’ll need in order to ensure their health and happiness.

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How to Clean a Guinea Pig's Cage (the Fast and Easy Way)

Cleaning a guinea pig's cage is a lot easier than most people think. Here I will show you how I clean the piggy's cage in less than 10 minutes.

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How to Poop, Potty, or Litter Box Train Your Guinea Pigs

Training a guinea pig to use a litter box or pan might be a lot easier than you think. It's also much cleaner for the rest of the cage, which will save you a good bit of time when it's time to wash and clean the entire cage.

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Build a Guinea Pig Cage With Cubes and Corrugated Plastic (C&C)

Having guinea pigs is fun, but the cages you find in stores are quite small and get even tighter as they grow. Building your own cubes-and-corrugated plastic (C&C) cage is ideal and inexpensive.

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Can I Keep My Guinea Pig (Cavy) Outdoors?

You can do so as long as you follow a few basic common sense rules. Guinea pigs are wonderful pets, and if they are to be kept outside, the advice in this article will keep them safe and well cared for.

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5 Common Mistakes Guinea Pig Owners Make

Although guinea pigs may seem very simple to care for, there are many common mistakes. Here are five frequent misconceptions and how to avoid them to become a better caretaker for your cavy.

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Foods That Guinea Pigs Should and Should Not Eat

This basic guide will cover the foods that cavies should eat and the foods you must avoid feeding them. Their diet is pretty simple, but there are certain things you need to be aware of in order to keep your guinea pigs healthy.

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Guinea Pig Care: A Beginner's Guide on Caring for a Guinea Pig

Find out how to care for, feed and house a guinea pig. Which type of guinea pig to choose, pregnancy and breeding, where to buy cages and information on common diseases and treatments.

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5 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Make Great Pets

Thinking of getting a new pet? An experienced pet owner weighs the differences between multiple small pet options and gives an overall summary of what it is like to own a guinea pig.

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24 Guinea Pig Food Brands Ranked From Best to Worst

With so many brands out there, it can be tough to know which diet is the healthiest for your cavies. Here I've ranked some of the better-known guinea pig foods from best to worst in terms of nutritional content.

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Three Games to Play With Your Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are social animals who thrive in the company of both other cavies and their human keepers. Here are three fun activities you can do with your guinea pig that will keep you both entertained during playtime.

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How to Build a C&C Guinea Pig Cage

Most guinea pig owners don't realize that there is another option for a guinea pig cage that is not only cheaper but is also more comfortable overall for the guinea pig. A step-by-step tutorial with photos shows how to build a "C&C" cage for a cavy.

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Should You Use Fleece for Bedding in Your Guinea Pig Cage?

Cleaning a guinea pig cage has never been easier! A step-by-step tutorial with photos explaining the process needed in order to use fleece for bedding in a guinea pig cage.

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How to Choose and Care for Your Guinea-Pig (Cavy)

Guinea-Pigs (Cavies), make perfect pets for both children and adults. They are sociable little creatures that enjoy being handled and seldom bite. Their enthusiasm for feeding and cuddling is usually very vocal, with a range of squeaks, whistles, purs and grunting. Owners quickly learn to recognise what the different sounds represent and find it highly amusing to hear their pet talking to them.

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All About Abyssinian Guinea Pigs: Personality, History, and Care

The Abyssinian guinea pig has a unique coat of fur, and it's one of the most popular and recognizable breeds of guinea pig in the world. They can be any color in the guinea pig rainbow and breed readily with other breeds of guinea pigs.

What Can Guinea Pigs Eat? (Plus What NOT to Feed Them)

A comprehensive guide to what guinea pigs can, and cannot, safely eat along with specific tips about hay, pellets, and Vitamin C supplements.

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What Toys Can I Give My Guinea Pig?

Guinea pigs love toys as much as the next rodent, but certain toys are safer and more fun for cavies than others.

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What Are Guinea Pigs Allergic To?

Guinea pigs can't eat everything. In fact, certain things will make them quite sick. Learn more about recommended diet before you accidentally kill your pet.

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Why Do Guinea Pigs Eat Poo?

It's not actually poo that the guinea pigs are eating. However, it looks like poo and comes out of the same place. And it's actually vital to your guinea pig's health and well-being.