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FAQs

How to present a second guinea pig in my home?

The most important thing is that they spend the first week separated, so you rule out that the newcomer does not have any disease that can happen to the other. Once the “quarantine period” is over when you put them together the first time, try to keep them in neutral ground and not where they are normal. It may be the sofa, but put some towels in case someone misses the pee! At first they are likely to be ignored, and then they will start to smell and maybe one chases the other. Leave them for a little while and return each one to his cage. Join them again a couple of times. If you see that they get along, you can put them together, but first you must clean the cage where they live, and all the accessories so that it does not smell like any and avoid territoriality problems.

Are guinea pigs good for children?

Guinea pigs are very docile animals and that is why children like them so much. Guinea pigs can interact with children but it is important that there is always an adult supervising. It is better for the games to take place on the ground to avoid accidents (for example, the guinea pig falls which can have very serious consequences). Above all, let the child understand that the guinea pig is an animal and not a toy, therefore it must be treated with care.

Do I need to take my guinea pig from the cage to exercise?

Yes. They would have to go out every day for a little while to run and exercise, especially if they don’t have a very large cage. When we take them out to play we have to take precautionary measures with things that can harm them, for example cables, and holes where they can be put in but we cannot take them out, and we have to provide them with a place where they can hide if they feel scared They may be shy at first, but in the end, when they know they are in a safe environment, they will venture to explore everything around.

Is it better for my guinea pig to be outside or inside the house?

Guinea pigs are greatly affected by the change in temperature. In summer they are very prone to heat stroke, and in winter they are very affected by cold and humidity which can cause, among other things, respiratory infections. Also outside they may be victims of predatory attack. That is why we recommend having guinea pigs at home. Not only will you enjoy them more, but you will also be able to detect any anomaly in their behavior or disease symptom before if the case arises

Can a guinea pig and a rabbit live in the same cage?

No. On the one hand, guinea pigs and rabbits have very different nutritional needs and may end up sharing the same food, which is not recommended. On the other hand, the rabbit, being larger and having greater strength can harm the guinea pig even if it is kicked. The best thing for a guinea pig is to share a house with another guinea pig.

Do I have to cut my guinea pig’s nails? How do i do it?

The nails of the guinea pigs, are like ours, do not stop growing, so it is convenient to cut them when we see that they are too long. The way to do it is as follows: Sit the guinea pig in your lap and grab the paw firmly but without overtightening. This prevents them from making a sharp movement with the leg and getting hurt while we are cutting their nails. Inside the nails you will see that there is a small pink thread, the veins that feed the nail. We must avoid cutting where the vein is since this would make them bleed, therefore we will cut only the tip, before reaching the vein. Some have dark nails and it is very difficult to see where the vein ends. In these cases it is better to cut only the tip a little so that we do not go over and make them blood. Sometimes, no matter how careful we may be, we can cut the vein and end up bleeding. If this were the case, the best remedy to stop the bleeding is to put a little flour on the tip of the nail. If you don’t think you

Can I bathe my guinea pig?

Yes, although they only need a bath once in a while (every 3 or 4 months) or if they are really dirty. Abusing baths can irritate your skin’s PH, resecting it. To bathe them we will need shampoo for rodents. When we bathe them, try not to wash their heads to avoid getting water or soap in their eyes or ears; It is better to use a damp cloth to clean this area.

Can I feed him once a day with lots of food?

No. With that you could cause diarrhea or digestive disturbances due to a binge eating and the animal can die. What you should always have available is hay and water. At noon we will administer a ration of vegetables suitable for them, and at nightfall, their recommended daily feed ration. Some feed like cunipic naturaliss does not need to be rationed and we can give them as many times as we want on the same day as this feed. It is a special feed composed of feed and many types of hay, so it will have a very balanced diet.

Do I have to take my rabbit to the vet?

It is necessary that you visit the veterinarian every 6 months to carry out deworming and vaccinations. The first time he is with you, when you welcome him, you should take him to the vet to make sure everything is correct and to indicate the calendar you are going to follow. If it is the case that the bunny is ill, such as having diarrhea, stop eating, … it must be taken as soon as possible for the veterinarian to assess and treat him. It is very important to go to an exotic veterinarian.

Can I bathe my rabbit?

Yes, but only if necessary. Many rabbits and small rodents are very stressed in the bathroom and therefore we must avoid it, to keep it calm. For everyday life, if it gets dirty you can clean it with baby wipes. But in case you need a bath if or yes, you should do it with special rodent soap that respects your natural PH. It is also recommended that you avoid your head to avoid swallowing water or water entering your ears since it could make you sick.

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