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ideal kid's pet
Member Name: dramaxxqueenxx05
Advantages: friendly, easy to look after and keep clean
Guinea Pigs are very good pets, especially for young children as they are not vicious, they are very friendly and quite timid too - so try not to give them too much attention when you first buy them and give them a chance to let them settle in their new home.
A female guinea pig is called a sow, and male, a boar - just like pigs!
Guinea pigs home can be in a hutch or cage (best to get both - hutch for summer seasons and cage for winter seasons) It's best to put newspaper down and they like to chew it - but it's good for them as it stops their teeth from growing long. Wood shavings must be used as a base bedding, and hay if you wish, but guinea pigs love hay and they even eat it as a tasty treat! But don't use straw as the sharp ends could hurt the guinea pig.
You must give the guinea pig fresh water and food every day, It is important for your guinea pigs to eat vitamin C - they like apples, pears, cucumber, grapes, lettuce, carrots, celery, cauliflower leaves.
Guinea pigs also love plants too such as dadelions, chickweed and grousel and they even love a munch on the grass and nibble at some daisies.
But beware some plants are poisonous for guinea pigs these include:
- bind weed
So these plants mentioned above DO NOT FEED your guinea pig.
Guinea pigs are really easy to keep, and you must handle them and give them excercise as much as possible, to keep them happy and healthy.
Guinea Pigs has run through my family, almost everyone on my mum's side have kept guinea pigs, I had two but sadly one died, a couple of years ago and now I have one, but she's getting old but still cute as anything! My cousin had one, but sadly it died recently.
As long as you follow my tips above I'm sure you'll be happy, and so will your guinea pig!
Summary: cute or what?
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