Guinea pig care

Guinea pigs can be very good pets but they have very specific housing and dietary needs. Before you buy a guinea pig you need to be sure you have the space, time and money needed to raise a happy, healthy guinea pig.

Guinea pigs can live longer than six years — will children become bored of pet ownership in that time? Will they leave home or go to university leaving their guinea pigs at home? Will you always be able to provide the space guinea pigs need? Think about everything and do your research before you commit to guinea pig ownership.

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  • Can you afford to care for a guinea pig?
  • Do you have the space for a guinea pig?

  • What type and size guinea pig hutch should I buy?
  • Should my guinea pigs live indoors or outdoors?

  • How many years do guinea pigs live for?
  • Which breed of guinea pig should I get?

  • What should I feed my guinea pig?
  • What fresh foods do guinea pigs like to eat?

  • What should I buy for my guinea pig?
  • Tips for handling and picking up guinea pigs.

  • How to check your guinea pig's health at home.
  • Common guinea pig illnesses.

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