Male vs Female Guinea Pigs: Key Differences & How to Tell the Sex
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Male vs Female Guinea Pigs: Key Differences & How to Tell the Sex

Thinking of adopting guinea pigs? You might be wondering what the differences are between males and females, and which gender you should bring home! The most substantial differences between male and female guinea pigs are that males can’t live together in groups of three or more, while females can live in large herds, and males…

Do Guinea Pigs Sleep With Their Eyes Open? All About Piggy Sleep
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Do Guinea Pigs Sleep With Their Eyes Open? All About Piggy Sleep

Like every other animal, guinea pigs need to sleep. However, they don’t sleep in the same way as humans or other predator species. Guinea pigs are prey animals, which means they have to be cautious about how, when, and where they fall asleep! You don’t need to do anything to create a guinea pig sleep…

Himalayan Guinea Pigs: Breed Info, Temperament, & Care
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Himalayan Guinea Pigs: Breed Info, Temperament, & Care

Himalayan guinea pigs are one of the most popular in guinea pig shows. They have white bodies, red eyes, and dark points on their nose, ears, and feet. These cute guinea pigs are born all-white and develop their markings at a few months of age. In this article, we’ll discuss Himalayan guinea pigs, what they…

Texel Guinea Pigs: Breed Info, Temperament, Care (& How to Adopt)
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Texel Guinea Pigs: Breed Info, Temperament, Care (& How to Adopt)

Texel guinea pigs were originally bred by crossbreeding Rex and Silkie guinea pigs, so they have characteristics of both. Their fur is dense, curly, and long all over their bodies, with the exception of their faces which are usually covered in straight, short fur. Keep reading to learn more about Texel guinea pigs, what they…

Rex Guinea Pigs: Breed Info, Personality & Ethical Ways to Adopt
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Rex Guinea Pigs: Breed Info, Personality & Ethical Ways to Adopt

Rex guinea pigs have beautiful, upright fur that feels coarse to the touch. These guinea pigs can be any color or combination of colors, including roan and agouti. Other than their fur, they’re similar to other domesticated guinea pig breeds. In this article, we’ll talk all about the Rex guinea pig, from what they look…

Are Your Guinea Pigs Fighting? 5 Things to Do
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Are Your Guinea Pigs Fighting? 5 Things to Do

It’s the worst when your pets aren’t getting along! Even normal guinea pig behaviors can be stressful for humans to watch, as we worry about them feeling sad or getting hurt. Guinea pigs are pretty rough with one another, so behaviors like humping, chasing, and teeth chattering are all normal. Fighting guinea pigs might raise…

Guinea Pig Cage Setup: How to Make an Enriching Home for Your Piggies
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Guinea Pig Cage Setup: How to Make an Enriching Home for Your Piggies

Preparing for your first guinea pigs is so exciting, but can also be confusing. Everyone seems to have different opinions on what is required, what is optional, and how you should set up a guinea pig cage. You want to have everything ready to go when your guinea pigs come home, and it’s so easy…

Fleece Bedding for Guinea Pigs: Pros and Cons & How to Use It
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Fleece Bedding for Guinea Pigs: Pros and Cons & How to Use It

Fleece bedding for guinea pigs is popular amongst piggy parents, whether they want a nice-looking cage or the comfiest home for their fur babies. Fleece bedding comes in many styles, looks great, and is comfortable on guinea pigs’ feet. It’s also cheaper in the long run than disposable bedding, eco-friendly, and doesn’t contain dust that…

Guinea Pig Supplies List: 25 Essential & Optional Supplies for Your New Pets
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Guinea Pig Supplies List: 25 Essential & Optional Supplies for Your New Pets

Adopting a new pet can be both stressful and exciting! There’s so much to do to prepare for your furry friends.  I’m hoping to remove the stressful part altogether by providing a complete list of everything you may need—or want!—before bringing your guinea pigs home. The basic supplies for guinea pigs include a large enough…