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Guinea pigs

When children wish to have a pet, parents often think about a 'small' animal. Guinea pigs or rabbits are considered particularly easy-care pets. But caution: Also small animals need time and attention, a species-appropriate accommodation - every day. In addition, they must be adequately cared for during their holidays. Also a small domestic animal means a big responsibility.

Worth knowing about guinea Pigs

13 Facts about Guinea Pigs

We’re all aware that guinea pigs are funny little creatures, here are some fun facts about them

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A Natural Life for a Guinea pig

Interesting background facts about these lovely rodents

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Guinea Pigs – Their History

Where do they come from originally? How did they reach Europe? Where does their name come from?

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FOUR PAWS advocates the responsible handling of companion animlas

Guinea Pigs as Pets

Guide for pet owners: What to do to make the little rodents feel comfortable with you

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A Balanced Diet for a Guinea Pig

Guide for guinea pig owners: They are exclusively plant-eaters (herbivores), feeding only on grass, hay, vegetables and fruit

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Putting Guinea Pigs Together

Guide for pet owners: How do you get a harmonic group?

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Guinea Pigs – Their Most Common Illnesses

Guide for guinea pig owners: Guinea pigs are generally robust animals. However, certain illnesses tend to affect them more often than others

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Keeping Guinea Pigs in Outdoor Enclosures

The best way to keep guinea pigs is in a garden enclosure all year round, as this simulates their natural environment as closely as possible

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Keeping Guinea Pigs in an Apartment

Given the right living conditions, guinea pigs can be kept in an apartment

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Protect Guinea Pigs from Summer Heat

The importance of keeping guinea pigs cool in the summer

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Health Checklist for Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are susceptible to a range of diseases. Regular health checks can help you to recognise and deal with problems early on.

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Common Mistakes when Keeping Guinea Pigs

Here are some of the most common errors made while keeping guinea pigs

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Clicker Training for Guinea Pigs

This method is mostly known from training with dogs

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 Do It yourself!

Build a guinea pig food tree

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