Guinea Pigs

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Should Guinea Pigs Live Alone? ( No one likes loneliness )

Guinea pigs are extremely cute pets that have great personalities and behaviors. Watching your guinea pigs play and interact with each other can provide hours of fun. When deciding on whether to get a guinea pig it is important to understand how they are best kept. Should Guinea Pigs Live Alone? Guinea pigs should live […]

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sleeping Guinea Pig

Do guinea pigs have a sleep schedule? Sleep Behaviors & Patterns

When it comes to getting some shut-eye, guinea pigs have very different sleep behaviors and patterns compared to other animals. Let’s see what they are and how you can help them get the best sleep possible. Guinea pigs have a very scattered sleep pattern often sleeping several times a day for short periods of time. […]

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guinea pig eating grass

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Grass Clippings?

Have you wondered, ‘can guinea pigs eat grass clippings?’ They eat hay, which is a type of grass, after all. Actually, guinea pigs can’t eat grass clippings. They are a potentially serious health risk. You see, gathering a handful of grass is much different than blending everything chopped up on the lawn together. Your guinea […]

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leaving a guinea pig for the weekend

Can You Leave Guinea Pigs Alone for the Weekend?

Can you leave guinea pigs alone for the weekend? Although you won’t want to do it too frequently, you can. You will absolutely need to make sure they have everything they need, however. Among other things, this means heaps of food and multiple bottles of water! Leaving any pet alone for days is not something […]

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guinea pig to the vets

Best Way to Take a Guinea Pig to the Vets (Cardboard Box or Carrier)

If your guinea pig needs a trip to the vet, should you use a cardboard box or a carrier? A cardboard box can work in a fix, but your best option is a carrier. This is because, among other things, carriers are more secure, better-ventilated, easier to carry, and chew-proof. Stock the carrier for your […]

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GUINEA PIGS EYELIDS

Do Guinea Pigs Blink | Have you seen them do it?

Guinea pig owners see their furry little family members do a lot of crazy things almost every day, but one thing that most guinea pig owners will never see is their guinea pig with closed eyelids. Guinea pigs spend the overwhelming majority of their time with their eyelids wide open – even when they sleep! […]

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guinea pig and wild mouse

Do Guinea Pigs Attract Mice? ( Why you’re getting mice )

A lot of new guinea pig owners are surprised to discover that shortly after bringing their new furry little family member home their home or backyard can suddenly attract mice and even rats. A mouse or rat infestation is difficult enough to deal with on its own, but when you start to feel like it’s […]

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guinea pig eating strawberries

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Strawberries | Seeds and all?

It’s not at all unusual to want to spoil your guinea pig with a treat every now and again. And while there are plenty of commercial options available to pick and choose from, it’s tough to beat giving your furry little pig a sweet piece of fruit – especially something as tasty as a strawberry. […]

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guinea pigs eat basil

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Basil? ( Herbs as treats)

Basil plants seem to have a lot of desire to grow. Often, you end up with more of these fragrant, succulent leaves than you can use yourself. This may lead you to wonder if you can share some of the profusion with your guinea pig as a snack. As a matter of fact, you can! […]

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guinea pigs eating rosemary

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Rosemary?

Preparing a suitable, safe and balanced diet for your guinea pigs is vital for the health and well-being. Often guinea pig owners feed them fruits, vegetables and even herbs. So, Can guinea pigs eat rosemary? Technically, yes! Portioning is important, however. Rosemary is quite high in calcium, and for guinea pigs, too much of this […]

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guinea pig eating herbs

Can Guinea Pigs eat Herbs? ( Good and Bad herbs )

Guinea pigs can eat several kinds of herbs. An herb is a plant or plant part, valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities (according to Miriam-Webster). Your guinea pig should have a well-rounded diet consisting of hay, pellets, and fresh produce, but they can enjoy certain herbs as a small treat or snack. Portioning […]

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outdoor guinea pig runs

Best Outdoor Guinea Pig Runs | Buyers Guide

Due to the guinea pig having similar characteristics to a hamster, many often assume that an enclosed hutch or cage is a sufficient living space and mistakenly neglects the amount of exercise that guinea pigs actually need.  Guinea pigs are an incredibly energetic breed and plenty of exercise and most importantly, space to roam around […]

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