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Billie Patterson
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What kind of bugs does my pig have? Itchy piggies can be mighty unhappy. While there are some skin conditions that can cause itching, the most common cause is parasites -- lice and mites. Fleas can also affect guinea pigs. How does your pig get parasites? It depends. They've all got mites, all...
Teresa Murphy
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Guinea Pig Play How to keep life interesting for your guinea pig! A number of toys require a cage size big enough for the toys and the guinea pig -- another reason to make sure you have a big enough cage for your cavy! The following items are more important than toys. Once you have these items...
Teresa Murphy
6 min read
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An Honest Mom’s Comment This comment was from a different forum many years ago. Honestly, this is mostly true for many people and guinea pigs. If you are looking for a more interesting, dynamic pet -- pet rats are a great alternative. Do you have a problem with their tails? Eh, learn to love...
Teresa Murphy
7 min read
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What are the signs? Did you buy your guinea pig at a pet store? The odds just went up significantly. Did you buy a fairly young guinea pig at a pet store? The odds just went up even more -- most typical. Did you get two "female" guinea pigs from a pet store? Did you confirm that? Is your...
Teresa Murphy
2 min read
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What's up with male guinea pigs? Not all the time, but sometimes, male guinea pigs can be more territorial than females. This is especially true during their adolescent and young adult ages -- anywhere from 3 months to 1 year old. Their hormones are in full swing and they are in the phase of...
Teresa Murphy
4 min read
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Can guinea pigs be potty trained? Well, not typically or easily, but we can work with their natural instincts to provide an optimal setting to make it much easier for you to manage. Guinea pigs are prey animals and when eating and pottying, most prefer to do so in safety. One of their biggest...
Teresa Murphy
2 min read
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Attacking the Cage! Guinea pigs will either bite on the cage wires or bars or chew and gnaw at it's plastic edges--no matter what kind of cage or metal or plastic. Why? #1 -- They want your attention, usually for food! They may not be very hungry, but they know they don't always get food when...
Billie Patterson
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Here's a thread with a summary of what you should NOT do for your guinea pigs. Many pet stores and other internet sites have incorrect information about their care, so we decided to pull a summary together that makes it easier to avoid mistakes that can actually harm your guinea pigs. So...
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