Ever wondered how long guinea pigs live? Well, you are not alone. Especially if, as a future piggy pet owner, you are trying to figure how much time (and money) you will need to commit to.
For the most part, guinea pigs are very social animals and make for affectionate pets, But it is important to keep in mind that cuddles don’t always come naturally. Depending on the breed and personality, one guinea pig may enjoy being cuddled straight away, while another may take a few months before it enjoys any human interaction. And then there are those that simply never get used to it at all.
Who said guinea pigs are boring pets? With a bit of patience and tasty treats in hand, you and your piggies can spend some quality time together playing games. Not only is this good for building bonds with your pets, but owning and interacting with your pet can decrease your stress levels, help with depression and even help lower cholesterol levels, according to the CDC. So read on for our guide to the 7 best games to play with your guinea pigs.
Where Do Outdoor Cats Like To Sleep? While certain indoor cats tend to treat their owners like ‘staff’, outdoor cats tend to have a more gritty, street-smart existence. One of the two main challenges outdoor kitties face is finding safe, warm and dry places for them – and sometimes their kittens – to sleep.
#AdoptNotShop is a familiar slogan when it comes to rehoming cats and dogs. But did you know you can also adopt a guinea pig? When looking for a cavy, a lot of people will more often than not head off to the pet shop. But adopt not shop is the best way to get a cavy too.
In their natural habitat, guinea pigs are incredibly social little animals and live in muddles of 10 or more. A guinea pig living alone will experience loneliness, boredom and more than likely develop behavioural problems. It also has a negative impact on its physical well-being. So much so that it’s considered illegal to own just one piggy in Switzerland.
Did you know guinea pigs are naturally curious, energetic and intelligent little creatures? They are also very social and, in the wild, when left to their own devices, will spend hours foraging, exploring and interacting with others. While these characteristics all add to their undeniable charm, it also means they need to be kept stimulated with a wide range of activities to keep the boredom blues at bay.
Cats can catch colds and flu in the same way people do. Cat colds have very similar symptoms to human colds, including runny noses, red, watery eyes, and an upper respiratory infection accompanied by a cough. What is different between the common cold as we know it and cat colds, or cat flu, is the […]
Want to know how to make a cat house? Well, you are in the right place. Whether it is for a feral cat community, a stray or two or just a stimulating activity house for your indoor cat, we have got you covered.
Although guinea pigs originate from South America, they have adapted to living in colder countries, like the UK. But even with evolution on their side, there is a lot more to keeping guinea pigs healthy, happy, and safe if they live outdoors, whether during the chilly winter months or our warmer summers.