Guinea Pig Care

A large part of a guinea pig’s diet is hay, but hay is not rich in vitamins and healthy minerals. Guinea pigs can't produce vitamins on their own, so supplementing it in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables is essential. Piggies require at least 10 mg of vitamin C per day. Guinea pigs do not usually overeat, but because fruit has high sugar content, they could easily consume too many calories which leads to weight gain. Weight gain can cause various problems like diabetes and stress on the internal organs. Also, be sure to always wash your fruit to make sure you don't feed your piggie any pesticides. Choosing the right foods is a crucial and decisive factor in the health of guinea pigs. Therefore it is important to know all about the food before providing it to our wonderful piggies.
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Guinea pigs are social animals that do not like to be alone. They enjoy companionship and social interaction with other guinea pigs. In larger groups, they feel safer and therefore happier. Guinea pigs living in groups are more confident, more susceptible to mental stimulation, have a more diverse diet, and are generally healthier. Guinea pigs raised alone are usually more stressed, less active, vocal, and more susceptible to illness. Interaction with your guinea pigs is very important, but no human interaction or caring can replace bonding with their own species. We recommend always having at least two guinea pigs in a home so that they have a companion.
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Sometimes raising guinea pigs can seem like one-sided love especially when we would do anything for our guinea pigs, but would they do the same for us? Guinea pigs don’t show nearly as much affection as other pets do because they show their love in a different way. Here are 6 signs that your guinea pig might actually love you!

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Have you just adopted a new guinea pig, but don’t know how you will ever get close to them? Do they ever run away from you when all you want to do is befriend them? Guinea pigs are naturally very skittish and tend to hide because they are prey animals. They have an instinct that tells them that they are perfectly small to be prey to any predators around them. Here are 4 tips on how you can build a stronger relationship with your guinea pig.
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Fresh vegetables can be given to your guinea pigs once a day to keep them happy and healthy. To ensure that you are not overfeeding, keep the portion size to 1 cup of veggies per guinea pig. It’s also important that you have a variety of different vegetables for them since each type will provide its own nutrients. Here is a list of some popular vegetables that guinea pig owners love to give to their piggies!
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