Guinea pigs are clever, charismatic, and very adorable to bring into your life and home. Guinea pigs need a secure environment, a well-balanced diet, and plenty of love and attention. So, if you’re ready to shower your adorable new companions with care and affection, here is a comprehensive guide to monitoring their health.
Guinea Pig General Care
The Type of Care They Need
Guinea pigs make excellent pets as they are sociable and like to be in groups. If you’re raising guinea pigs in a group, make sure they’re all of the same gender. Neutering your guinea pig may also lower their risk of sickness, lengthen their lifetime, calm them down, and prevent them from reproducing neutering
Feed them right
Vitamin C is an essential component of a guinea pig’s routine diet. Vitamin C-rich pellets, red bell peppers, carrots, apples, oranges, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach leaves, grapes, and parsley are some eatables that can form crucial parts of their diet. Bread is something that you should avoid in the first place as they don’t like it at all. Guinea pigs have a habit of chewing on something to ensure that their cage has enough roughage. So be prepared to meet their needs. Consult yor vet prior to bringing them home to be best prepared.
Grooming is an important element of guinea pigs’ hygiene routine. Your guinea pig, like you, will require regular hair maintenance. Grooming your guinea pig once a week allows you to spend more time bonding with them, building trust and comforting relationships when handled properly. To avoid ticks and lice, brush your long-haired guinea pig’s coat at least once a day. You should also keep an eye on the length of their nails and take them to the vet to have them clipped regularly.
Pick a Spacious Shelter
Guinea pigs enjoy moving around and require a large amount of space to do so. A glass tank or a cage with a wired bottom should be avoided. Guinea pigs have little feet that could entangle in the wire mesh. So, discard those options that feature mess-like patterns. The shelter should be simple to clean and sufficiently ventilated. Also, use soft, non-edible material like hay or shredded newspaper to make 2-inch thick bedding for them.
Talk to them
Squealing, rattling, faint whistles, chirps, and other sounds are made by Guinea pigs. You’ll be able to tell what they’re trying to say if you pay attention to their movements. They want to be around people, so instead of putting them in an isolated area, keep them around you to make them feel welcomed.
Guinea pigs are susceptible to contracting various ailments. To take care of them properly, get an online vet consultation in Delhi today. Also ,schedule a personalized pet grooming sessionwith DCC Petcare& make your beloved friends look their best.