The first time you see your cavy explode into the air, making all sorts of wheeking and squeaking noises you might be taken by surprise. You might even worry that your guinea pig is having a seizure. Don’t fret, there is nothing to worry about, this is just your guinea pig popcorning. And when your cavy does this, you know that you, as a cavy parent are doing a great job. Because when your guinea pig popcorns she is literally jumping for joy.
We all know about human rights, right? But did you know your pet has rights too? Thanks to the Animal Welfare Act 2006, whether you own a dog, cat, guinea pig, rabbit or tortoise, you have a legal obligation to ensure your pet is being cared for properly. And failure to do so can result in prosecution. So how about the 5 animal welfare rights and your guinea pig? do you know what your cavies legal rights are and how to fulfil them?
The Texel guinea pig, also affectionately known as the ‘Shirley Temple’ because of its curly long coat, has got to be one of the cutest cavies around. If you’re new to the world of guinea pigs, there’s a chance you may not be familiar with this little cavy, but trust us, after reading this article, you’ll be as smitten as we are.
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.