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Just got a Guinea pig

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Just got a Guinea pig

I just got a guinea pig and he is 3 years old. He wasn't taken care of much by his previous owner. He is very shy to humans. If you pet him he just freezes. You can't pick him up. He's not very active, he has a cat ball bell, but he doesn't play with it much. I need to get more toys. He's in a main family area, by the TV. He has a fairly large cage. I don't have any hay for him right now, would alfalfa work? Just for now. I could go and get some in a few days. I leave the pellets in with him most of the time. once I get the hay I will start feeding him at certain times. He seems to be eating the pine bedding. I don't know if he's eating his poo or the bedding.
PLEASE help!
 
Re: Just got a Guinea pig

Hi!! I got 2 GP a month ago and I didn't know anything about them, and my study about them started because they are so sweet creatures!!

Mine are babies but for all the things I have read and a month of experience I could sugest a few things:

GP do not like toys of that kind I put them some ping pon balls a while ago and they didn't get any intrest in them, mines like a cozy tunnel that I made for them, hay in a emty toilet paper roll, or I put 2 lunch bags and they love to get in and out of them, put some 4" pipe tubes for tunnel mine liked them.

If you only have 1 GP is good to have them where people is around because they are sociable criatures, about alfalfa I have read that contains more calcium than hay and that's better for babies than for adult GP, they could cause bladder stones

Gp Should have fresh watter, pellets and hay (alfalfa, thimoty etc) available all the time.

Don't worry if he is eating his poo, they do that some time<img src=(broken link removed) ALT=":eek:">

To get more informed about this lovely creatures try this links, they have been very usefull for me:

<a href="https://www.guinealynx.com" target="top">www.guinealynx.com</a>

<a href="https://www.guineapigcages.com" target="top">www.guineapigcages.com</a>

Hope to have help you with this and enjoy your new frind!!!
 
Re: Just got a Guinea pig

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that an author named Peter Gurney has a website you may like to visit. He also has written several books about guinea pigs. Good luck with your new piggy. :)
 

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Re: Just got a Guinea pig

neat i got mine Thursday! he is brown,black,and white! his name is Buddy:rolleyes: :D :evil: ;) :)
 
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