Guinea Pig

Introduction to the world of the Peruvian Cavies

 

The Peruvian guinea pig or guinea pig is a rodent native to South America (especially Agentina, Uruguay, and Brazil), belonging to the family of caviidi, it is a very charming little bug that can occur with both the smooth coat and slightly prickly, with a long, hairy, or albino hair.

The cage it needs must be at least 40x80x50 cm, of course it will have to be wider if the subjects are more than 2.

The bottom of the cage should be solid with a full bottom, filled with hood, hay or recycled paper litter.

It is necessary for him to have several games that stimulate the movement because he tends to get fat, the ones that prefer to be cylinders, tubes and wheels.

And ‘necessary that in the cage there is also a den where he can go and rest and feel safe and secure in its absence the guinea pig may have some psychological problems from the tension data and fear, and of course among the accessories are essential the bowls (preferably hanging), a rack for hay and a drinker (to be checked weekly, given the passion they have to blow in, clogging them often with food particles and dirty water).

The cage it needs must be at least 40x80x50 cm, of course it will have to be wider if the subjects are more than 2.

The bottom of the cage should be solid with a full bottom, filled with hood, hay or recycled paper litter.

It is necessary for him to have several games that stimulate the movement because he tends to get fat, the ones that prefer to be cylinders, tubes and wheels.

And ‘necessary that in the cage there is also a den where he can go and rest and feel safe and secure in its absence the guinea pig may have some psychological problems from the tension data and fear, and of course among the accessories are essential the bowls (preferably hanging), a rack for hay and a drinker (to be checked weekly, given the passion they have to blow in, clogging them often with food particles and dirty water).

The cage is placed in a quiet environment where there is no harsh noise (such as TV, radio, etc.) where there is no direct sunlight, no air currents and where the ambient temperature is not less than 10 ° C or higher at 27 ° C.

For its compact body and not sweating, it can not control heat dissipation above 27 ° C. There may be fatal heat shocks.

Like all rodents tend to hurt everything they find interesting so when they get out of the house they will have to be watched so as to avoid their contact with electrical wires, toxic plants, carpets etc. They also rarely learn how to use the yes box preferring to leave the stools everywhere.

 

 

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