Guinea pigs

August 28th, 2009

Guinea pigs have kept as pets for hundreds of years, in Britain alone there are reports of guinea pigs having kept back since the mid 1500’s. Many as an “easy” pet view a descendant of the wild guinea pigs of South America, today’s domesticated guinea pig for children.

Many parents select a guinea pig as a first pet for their child, believing a small pet needs only a small quantity of care. It is important to appreciate that these little people have many requirements, together with a roomy cage, specialized diet, daily cleanup, and gentle handling, and that an adult should be the primary caretaker.

Caring for guinea pigs is much easier than caring for some larger pets. Guinea pigs do not need shots or room to run around. They do need more than just a bowl of foodstuff and a cage to live in. Here are some of the greater points of guinea pig care to believe. They are isolated tract dwelling and hardy, quiet, and mild animals that kids can smoothly handle.

The development period is 63 days and the pigs are very superior when they are born. When they are first born, do not handle them too a large amount as this will distress mum and could hold up with their bonding. Guinea pigs are normally healthy and vigorous animals but like all animals there are a long list of ailments and suffering from which they can go through.

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