Guinea pigs care

This animal doesn't require special care. Guinea pigs are very peace-loving and playful. They love children and always engage. In love and care these pets can live for 5-15 years. So, let's look at the most basic rules of care for these pets. What is dangerous for guinea pigs: 1. Overheati

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What is dangerous for guinea pigs:

1. Overheating - for this animal is very dangerous, if the guinea pig is overheated, it can die from it in a few minutes.
2. Hypothermia. Guinea pigs are animals from warm countries, so they need a moderate heat. They don't like cold and drafts.
3. Food from the table. Don't give your pet sweet, cooked, fried and spicy food. It can be fatal for your pet.
4. The contact with sick animals, especially with adults. It's important if you decided to bring your pet a couple.

To keep pigs you must have next things:

- a house or a cage, you can make the house from ordinary box or you can buy a special cage in a pet shop;
- a drinking bowl. Such drinking bowl you can buy at a pet store, it isn't expensive. It is easily fixed to the cage or to the house. Your pet will be able to drink water itself. Watch regularly the freshness of the water.
- a shovel for cleaning. You can buy it at the pet store or use children's sandbox shovel.
- filler. Hay or sawdust ( of large sizes) is perfect. The best option would be a filler made of pressed wood waste. Its main advantage is that it is economical, can be changed 2 times a week.



Proper feeding of guinea pig:

1. The grass and straw. In summer it is best to feed your guinea pig with fresh grass, but without dew. Do not give the plants which cause hoove. In winter you can feed it with hay or straw, which can be procured in summer or purchased at a pet store.
2. Grain. The best option is a balanced diet that is specifically designed for guinea pigs. Also feed for manual rats and fancy rabbits is suitable.
3. Fruit and Vegetables. Cucumbers are good, but not delicacy and frame cucumbers, because your favorite may be poisoned by chemicals, also it's good to give carrots and apples. Sometimes you can give it cabbage leaves.
4. You can give it crackers (black or white bread).
5. Add a few drops of lemon juice into the water ( mind the size of drinking bowl). You can add calcium gluconate into the water for little guinea pigs, it's especially important in the winter. If you follow the tips above, your pet will live with you many happy and healthy years.