Guinea Pig Lifespan: How Long Do Cavies Live & How to Help Extend Their Lifespan
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Guinea Pig Lifespan: How Long Do Cavies Live & How to Help Extend Their Lifespan

One of the most important factors you should consider before getting a guinea pig as a pet is their lifespan. Essentially, you need to understand how long of a commitment you’re signing up for when adopting these cute little cavies. In turn, having a clear picture of a guinea pig lifespan will help you realize…

What Can Guinea Pigs Chew On? A List of Safe, Healthy Chewables for your Cavies
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What Can Guinea Pigs Chew On? A List of Safe, Healthy Chewables for your Cavies

Did you know your cute cavy has teeth that never stop growing? Though it may sound hard to believe, the fact is, it’s true! Much like other Rodentia and those of the Lagomorpha species, guinea pigs have pearly whites that will grow without end in sight – something that can be a serious health problem…

Do Guinea Pigs Bite? Reasons and Solutions for Nipping
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Do Guinea Pigs Bite? Reasons and Solutions for Nipping

The vast majority of the time, guinea pigs do not bite. With adorable faces and endearing personalities, these gentle little creatures are an excellent choice if you’re in search of an easy-to-care-for family pet – especially if you have kids. However, in rare instances, cavies can bite. While young guineas may test boundaries with tiny…

Best Hay for Guinea Pigs? Which Hay to Choose for Your Cavies
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Best Hay for Guinea Pigs? Which Hay to Choose for Your Cavies

Guinea pigs need a considerable amount of hay to maintain good dental and digestive health, but also to ensure they get enough nutrients for their overall health. Specifically, according to NC State Veterinary Medicine, approximately 80% of a cavy’s diet should consist of high-quality hay. Along with water and vegetables, hay is a vital component…

How to Keep Guinea Pigs Cool in the Summer: 12 Cavy Cooling Tips
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How to Keep Guinea Pigs Cool in the Summer: 12 Cavy Cooling Tips

Although we humans love basking in the warmth of the hot summer sun, it’s certainly not the case with guinea pigs. While my dynamic cavy duo, Lilly and Muffy, often enjoyed a few hours of nibbling fresh, sweet summer grass in our yard, I would always keep a close watch on them to make sure…

Bonding with Guinea Pigs: 9 Tips & Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
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Bonding with Guinea Pigs: 9 Tips & Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Are you new to the wonderful world of guinea pig parenthood and wondering how to form a bond with your fuzzy additions? Have you had your cavies for a while but seem to be having difficulty getting them to trust you? Without a doubt, it’s essential to create a strong bond with your guineas. Although…

How to Entertain Your Guinea Pigs? 10 Enjoyable Games & Entertainment Ideas
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How to Entertain Your Guinea Pigs? 10 Enjoyable Games & Entertainment Ideas

Not quite sure how to entertain your guinea pigs? No clue what games to play with your precious pets? Well, then, it’s a good thing you’ve found this post on games to play with guinea pigs and other entertainment ideas they’ll enjoy. Yes, indeed, your fuzzy friends will certainly have tons of fun playing the…

Best Healthy Guinea Pig Treats and Snacks (& What to Avoid)
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Best Healthy Guinea Pig Treats and Snacks (& What to Avoid)

Guinea pigs’ stomachs are like bottomless pits. They make vegetables and fruits vanish into thin air, leaving behind fluffy cavies that look at you like you’re starving them and an ever-growing pile of poop pellets. And while most guinea pigs will, most likely, eat everything we place in front of them – possibly even the…

Best Guinea Pig Cages That Meet the Ethical Requirements
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Best Guinea Pig Cages That Meet the Ethical Requirements

With so much misinformation out there, it’s easy to make mistakes with our guinea pigs. One of the most common is keeping them in an unsuitable cage. Usually these cages are too small, and in some cases they can cause injury or health problems! A pair of guinea pigs needs a cage that provides at…