Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs. Were originally introduced as a delicacy, but quickly become beloved Pets. Now there are many varieties of this species. In addition to the standard white-red smooth coat is long-haired, female, Teddy, skinny(hairless), a Cornish variety of colors and shades. Size from 500 g to 1500 G. the life of an average of about 7-8 years, but can live up to 13-14 years old and. Animals are extremely sensitive, often nervous. But a careful and caring attitude, most often, manage to establish a strong contact with the pet. They will recognize that, like a variety of music, dance, sing often, easy to get along with any animals that are not aggressive. Feeding Guinea pigs should be twice a day — morning and evening, and always at certain hours. Pregnant females are fed 3-4 times a day, Food should be given in sufficient quantity, because little animals can not tolerate even short-term starvation. To maintain the health of Guinea pigs should eat his litter. The number of droppings we eat are very different. Young Guinea pigs eat droppings of the mother, and thus they formed the intestinal flora. It is not recommended to drastically change my eating regime, to the new food should move gradually. In the diet must be hay in sufficient quantity. The sale is a good mixture for feeding Guinea pigs, but it must be ensured that the animal had eaten all or practicesthis feed in the trough, and did not choose the snacks and waited for the next rotation of the bowl. Must always be clean water, are replaced at least 1 time in 2 days. Overeating can cause severe indigestion. It is dangerous and long-term consequences — obesity and related diseases. By the way, it is not necessary to feed the animal every time it starts to popiskivaet and stand on their hind legs. Maybe he is bored. Sometimes it helps to take the pig off his hands or to let run on the floor, or let her play some clean paper.From time to time put in a cage anything to angrisani.

Cell size of 60 x 30 cm, with a drawer where fill sand, dry sawdust or hay put that change in process of pollution, it is quite suitable for keeping one cavy. Normal litter in Guinea pigs has been formed and almost dry, which facilitates cleaning of the cell. The best option is a cage with a plastic bottom and a removable top. It can easily be disinfected with hot water and soap. Drinker of the optimal ball. Hay is put in the namely, or a separate trough, and not to just pour on the bottom of the cage. The necessary house, where the pig can hide out on rest. The bottom of the cage often sprinkled with sawdust or shavings; sawdust are also a major component of the litter ready,specially prepared for small animals. A layer of sawdust or shavings should be 2-3 cm softwood Sawdust are not suitable for litter — they can cause constipation by eating small animals and gluing hair in long-haired breeds. And do not use Newspapers because of the possible toxicity of printer’s ink (these animals will eat and shavings and Newspapers). If you don’t have sawdust for litter, temporarily used a toilet or wrapping paper, straw. Corn filler is good, but rather expensive because of the large area cells. Wheel and tunnels marvinm not needed. Sometimes it helps to let the animals run, but the eye with them at all times. In the summer, the pig can be released to have a walk in aviary in the country, only have to watch that favorite not cold, not overheated, not attacked by crows or cats. It is also necessary before such trips handle animal antiparasitic agents in vet. You should monitor the length of their claws and trim them if necessary. If you run this problem can be obtained as the result of abscesses on the legs, which are very difficult to cure and often pass into a chronic form, bringing torment to little darlings. Also you should monitor the teeth and with such signs as poor appetite and drooling to go immediately to a veterinary clinic. Also quite common tumors of various Genesis and localization. Most often, there are about 3.5 and 6.5 years. Under stress and reduced immunity often ringworm and parasitic diseases. At the same time manifests severe itching to seizures, alopecia, dandruff. With these symptoms you should also consult a doctor. Digestive problems are very dangerous for Guinea pigs. If the pet refused to eat, grinds teeth, the abdomen swollen, the stool is not released urgently need to give espumizan and go to the clinic.

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