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    New Guinea Pig owner

    Hello everyone. I recently got a guinea pig which also happens to be my first guinea pig Iíve ever owned. Iím lucky to have a pretty well mannered guinea pig who likes to hang out with me and seems content. Iíd love to learn more about these creatures. Feel free to give me advice as Iím kind of new to guinea pigs and to ask things

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    Re: New Guinea Pig owner

    Welcome!

    Start here: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners, and then poke around through the forums and picture galleries. There's a ton of info here.

    Cute piggy!

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    Re: New Guinea Pig owner

    First thing first, get him a little house so he can feel safe and also a bed would be a nice idea. Don't forget to give him vegetables/fruits every day and fresh water, but some of the vegetables and fruits will be harmful for him so Google that to be sure. They need love and time to play everyday. That's the basic stuff if you have any question let me know but if I were you I could buy a book or just do a research on the internet!

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    Re: New Guinea Pig owner

    Also, he needs unlimited access to hay. It keeps their molars worn down and it keeps their gut moving which is essential for guinea pig health.

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    Re: New Guinea Pig owner

    Was wondering if my guinea pig is a male or female?Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: New Guinea Pig owner

    Looks like a female, as they typically have a y shape while males have more of just a straight line.

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    Re: New Guinea Pig owner

    bpatters list is fantastic with everything you need to know!! One other site I could add is www.guineapigmanual.com . It's very readable, fun, has important info for new owners, and helped me a lot when I got my first piggy.
    Your piggy is cute and looks so sweet!
    Last edited by MerryFriarTuck; 07-25-19 at 06:43 am. Reason: Typo

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