One of the more common questions we receive from our readers is ‘how big do guinea pigs get’? Seems like a pretty straightforward question with a simple answer, right? Well, it would be if there was such a thing as an average-sized guinea pig, but this isn’t the case.
1 in 10 people in the UK suffer allergic reactions to cats and dogs. Strictly speaking, hypoallergenic cats don’t exist. But some breeds are definitely much better than others for allergy sufferers.
When you think of a guinea pig, chances are it’s the American guinea pig you are picturing. With their short coat, solid build and bright intelligent eyes the American guinea pig may not be the most exotic looking cavy, But their laid back and friendly personalities mean they are still one of the most popular breeds as pets. Here’s everything you need to know about the American guinea pig and how to care for one as a pet.
Can guinea pigs swim? Yes, if they have to. But do they enjoy it? Absolutely not! Swimming is unnatural, stressful and potentially dangerous for your cavy. Let’s look at why.
Cat hairballs are a common occurrence, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. You see, while it’s okay for your cat to exorcise a furball or trichobezoars once in a while, regularly spewing them isn’t something a healthy cat should be doing.
Your guinea pig’s eyes can tell you a lot about its overall health. It’s normal for guinea pigs to have a milky discharge from the eyes, but red, runny or sore eyes could be a sign of guinea pig eye infection or more serious health issues. Knowing the signs and symptoms of common guinea pig eye infections from conjunctivitis to upper respiratory infections and dental issues will help you identify the problem and get the appropriate treatment fast.
Guinea pigs are social animals and much prefer not to live alone. So if you are planning to keep a couple of piggies together, or even house a whole herd good for you! But making a home for multiple cavies needs some careful planning. If you’re looking for a cage for two guinea pigs, or more, we’ve got all the information you need.
Never heard of a skinny pig? Well, you’re in for a real treat. These hairless cavies are proof that bald is definitely beautiful. And while they may fall short in the follicle department, they most definitely make up for it when it comes to their personalities!
Animal shelters are crying out for foster homes for cats. But it takes a very special kind of person to love a kitty then happily let it go on to its furever home. Could you have what it takes to foster a cat?
on the whole, guinea pigs are clean little critters that regularly groom themselves. And while they may have a slight odour, they should never be overpowering or unpleasant. However, like other pets (and even people), cavies will start to give off a smell if they’re kept in dirty conditions and are fed the wrong foods.