Monday, 5 May 2014

A Little Bit About Guinea Pigs


Have you thought about keeping a pet pig?  Guinea pig that is.  Guinea pigs are cute and cuddly members of the rodent family that usually weigh between 700 and 1200 grams when fully grown.  When frequently handled they show great personality and can be a perfect fit for people looking to gain a smaller member of the fur family.  Some basic knowledge of diet and husbandry usually leads to a very easy to care for pet.  Guinea pigs need a diet of grass hay, green vegies and a commercial pellet food such as Oxbow Guinea Pig Food.  Guinea pigs are social and often vocal pets.  When very happy guinea pigs will popcorn which is somewhat akin to jumping for joy and a delight to see.  
You may like to watch some live Piggy Moments, perhaps even see some popcorning  on www.kissthapig.com.  This new site is being set up as a forum for guinea pig enthusiasts.
For information on caring for your guinea pig www.melbournerabbitclinic.com provides a great resource for guinea pig owners. 
 Dr Lyndel

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