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


A Natural Life for a Guinea pig

Interesting background facts about these lovely rodents


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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How Much Do You Know About Guinea Pigs?

Test your knowledge about this little rodent here!


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FOUR PAWS advocates the responsible handling of companion animals

Guinea Pigs as Pets

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

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Small mammals as pets

Guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, and rats – only for committed families 


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


Putting Guinea Pigs Together

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


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


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


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


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.


Common Mistakes when Keeping Guinea Pigs

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


Clicker Training for Guinea Pigs

This method is mostly known from training with dogs

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Tipps to become good small mammals owners as a whole family

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Responsible Pet Ownership

What you should know?


Gifting Someone a Pet? Think Again Before You Do This!

Giving dogs, cats and other animals as presents puts them at risk of ending up in shelters

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 Do It yourself!

Build a guinea pig food tree

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