Like ferrets, guinea pigs are happier in groups. But choose your guinea pigs carefully! More than two males together may result in some fighting.
Small bugs, like gnats, can be an irritation to you and your pets. This is a guide about dealing with gnats around guinea pigs.
The guinea pig is believed to have been domesticated around 5000 BC. These cute, social rodents make good pets. This page contains guinea pig photos.
With patience and gentleness most guinea pigs will enjoy being held. They do however, have more trepidation about being picked up. This is a guide about getting a guinea pig used to people.
According to some pet owners, guinea pigs can be easily trained to use a specific spot as their toilet. Similarly, litterbox training is also possible. This is a guide about litter box training a guinea pig.
Just like people animals often mourn the death of a companion both human and animal. This is a guide about guinea pig not well after casemate died.
If you feed your guinea pig beets you don't want to give it a lot because then their pee will turn red. Beets are sweet, so they really like them and can eat too many; mine did.
About a week ago we got two Abyssinian guinea pigs, who are 3yrs old, and I would like to know if giving your Guinea pig a bath is optional (since I don't want to traumatize the poor things!).
I just got a pet baby guinea pig, Bitsy, and she has been nibbling on everything! Do guinea pigs need to be in groups? My dad said that they are better in groups. Is this true?
By Chloe S.
I've had my 2 Guinea pigs for 2 months now and they still seem new to me. I've read up on them, I get them out almost every night after school.
This is LuLu, in her cylinder. I recycled an oatmeal canister for my guinea pig because they like to go into and hide in little hidey holes. I have seen them at pet stores and they are just cardboard cylinders. I go through four or five of these every week.
I have got my piggie in a large cage. When I try to touch him he hides in one corner and makes noises; is that normal? Also he makes noise when I touch his rump should I be concern about that?
I have a guinea pig too.....they like to hide when they see people coming towards them because as the type of animals they are, they get eaten a lot and it is instinct to hide and seek cover.
If you have the cage in a spot where he sees you every day all the time, and you pass by the cage, the guinea pig will learn to holler for treats. They make noises of all sorts. Mine makes noise when he sees me.
If your cage is out of the way, the guinea pig will not get used to you but will always run and hide. It needs to be somewhere out of drafts.
Guinea pigs also need to have timothy hay to chew on and vitamin c supplemented. You can get them vitamin C by getting kale and giving them a little each day or the supplement you put in water.
Guinea pigs are wonderful pets. If you see him or her stop heating or get crusted around his or her nose, then it is time to take it to the vets.
I love guinea pigs and my daughter's LuLu, is a darling! She will run and seek cover but also when I go into the kitchen she will come out and squeak. The noise she makes is rather funny, and I tell her good girl. She also gets carrot pieces for treats also.
My guinea pig keeps biting my shirt and doesn't let go when I go to put him in his cage. He has a brother that fights with him sometimes and they're the same age as each other. Why would he do that?
Your little friend may not want to go back into his cage so he bites your clothing to try to stop you!!! I hope you take your friends out of their cages at least once or twice per day to explore. I'm sure you would not like being stuck in a little cage day after day!
I have a bin cage which is connected to my old hamster cage. I wanted to ask if during the day can I keep the cage door open so he can get out of it and roam in my room and at night close the door of the cage so he can sleep.
I think your friend would like this! Be sure to check your entire room for hazards-electric cords, shoes and other chewable items, food scraps your friend should not eat, etc. You must be absolutely certain that your friend cannot escape from your room at any time as he may find trouble all by himself!!!