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. Continue reading
To Guinea pigs is better used to feed, it is necessary to observe proper hygiene and mode of feeding. To give food should be strictly at a certain time, set order of the day. Randomness in feeding disrupts the normal activity of the digestive glands, which has a detrimental effect on the digestibility of the feed eaten.
During feeding it is necessary to pay attention to the quality of food – good taste and color, whether there are any harmful impurities, etc.
New feed to enter into the diet gradually, starting with small amounts. Thus it is necessary to monitor the state of digestion in Guinea pigs (consistency of feces).
Overeating can cause severe indigestion. It is dangerous and lasting effects, 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 and let her run around the floor, or give her to play with some clean piece of paper.
Usually pigs suggest that you feed 2-3 times a day, and pregnant women – 3-4 times, at the same time, focusing on already given rules. The well-known saying “a supper give the enemy” does not apply to pigs, very active at night. Evening feeding should bytepointer (about 40% of the daily ration). Some specialists recommend to feed the animals frequently, little by little (5-6 times), giving such an amount of food which they eat immediately without a trace. Continue reading
The first thing that is bound to make the pet owner to register it in the unified public register of animals and annually re-register it. The service itself is free, but you will have to pay the cost of the certificate and a special badge, which will bear the identification number of the pet. To make animal is not incapacitated people and minors without parental consent.
But to get a pet in a communal apartment it is possible only with the written consent of neighbors. To contain the pet in a common area cannot. But this rule does not apply ferrets, small rodents (squirrels, fancy rats, Guinea pigs, decorative mice, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, chipmunks, decorative rabbits), hedgehogs, birds, small non-poisonous amphibians (frogs, newts, frog), aquarium fish and mollusks.
The owner is obliged not only to register the animal, but obespecheniia necessary care, including medical. And thus take into account the interests of other people living in the apartment, and neighbors (we are talking about keeping the noise levels, security, cleaning of communal areas for a pet). It is prohibited to contain more than two adults in the apartments of high-rise buildings. The exception again are small rodents, hedgehogs, birds, amphibians and fish. Them, unlike the larger friends of the person can not register in a special registry. Continue reading