Many people have several pets in their families. But when one of them is a natural predator, and the other is, well, potential prey, can they get on?
Are you thinking about using fleece as bedding for your guinea pig but aren’t sure if it is as good as wood shavings? Well, you will be pleased to know many piggy parents are making the change, and are thrilled with the results. But before you go into a fleece frenzy, it is worth looking at the benefits of this unique material, as well as how to prepare it and line your piggy’s cage correctly.
Guinea pigs are similar to humans in that they prefer moderate temperatures. The ideal temperature range is between 18°C and 23°C, but they are definitely more partial to cooler conditions than temperatures that are too high. So how do you make sure your pocket pet is comfortable living outdoors in our not so moderate climate?
Guinea pigs are notorious early developers, reaching sexual maturity at a very young age. Typically females are ready to start having babies when they are around two months old, while males become sexually active by three months. Throw in the fact that these furballs are also particularly frisky, and it is no wonder you could be a guinea grandparent before you even know it.
Want to know if you should get a male or female guinea pig? It is an important consideration, and one worth taking your time on. In this article, we are looking at how you should choose the sex of your guinea pig and why it matters. We also give you advice on sexing guinea pigs (with the help of a video) as well as the importance of neutering your pets.
So, you are thinking about getting a pocket pet, and can’t decide between a hamster or a guinea pig. We get it. They are both as cute as heck and to the untrained eye, probably very similar. But don’t be fooled. While hamsters and guinea pigs are classified as rodents, it’s like saying a watermelon and an apple are the same because they are both fruits