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  • 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.

    Foods That Guinea Pigs Should and Should Not Eat

    Foods That Guinea Pigs Should and Should Not Eat

    by finatics16

  • 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.

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

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

    by Cindy Lawson249

  • 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.

    Guinea Pig Name Ideas

    Guinea Pig Name Ideas

    by Olivia Nicole2

  • Guinea pigs, although wonderful pets, tend to be expensive. Fortunately, I've learned some money saving tips from years of owning guinea pigs.

    Money Saving Tips for Guinea Pig Owners

    Money Saving Tips for Guinea Pig Owners

    by Julia McDonald3

  • 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.

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

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

    by Suzanne Day22

  • 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.

    Can I Keep My Guinea Pig (Cavy) Outdoors?

    Can I Keep My Guinea Pig (Cavy) Outdoors?

    by Cindy Lawson22

  • 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!

    How to Breed Guinea Pigs

    How to Breed Guinea Pigs

    by Nettlemere19

  • 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.

    24 Guinea Pig Food Brands Ranked From Best to Worst

    24 Guinea Pig Food Brands Ranked From Best to Worst

    by albatross330041

  • 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.

    Why Isn't My Guinea Pig Drinking Water?

    Why Isn't My Guinea Pig Drinking Water?

    by Bunniez18

  • 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.

    Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets?

    Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets?

    by Leonard Tillerman11

  • 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.

    Free Range Pets: Can Guinea Pigs Live Outside?

    Free Range Pets: Can Guinea Pigs Live Outside?

    by LongTimeMother33

  • 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!

    The Best Guinea Pig Diet

    The Best Guinea Pig Diet

    by Leah Lefler2

  • 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.

    Why Do Guinea Pigs Eat Poo?

    Why Do Guinea Pigs Eat Poo?

    by RenaSherwood0

  • 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.

    What Are Guinea Pigs Allergic To?

    What Are Guinea Pigs Allergic To?

    by RenaSherwood0

  • 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.

    Causes of Sudden Death in Guinea Pigs

    Causes of Sudden Death in Guinea Pigs

    by Melissa A Smith4

  • 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.

    5 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Make Great Pets

    5 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Make Great Pets

    by Jessie Miller46

  • 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.

    Three Games to Play With Your Guinea Pigs

    Three Games to Play With Your Guinea Pigs

    by Bunniez18

  • 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.

    72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

    72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

    by Tatiana817

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