Table of contents:
- Can a guinea pig be happy alone?
- What is the best way to look after a guinea pig?
- Can I take my guinea pig on a walk?
- Do guinea pigs bleed on their period?
Can a guinea pig be happy alone?
It is ok to have one guinea pig, but it is best to go with a pair or more. Guinea pigs may show abnormal behavior if left alone. If you have enough time to dedicate to your guinea pig, interact and play with them, then you shall do just fine with a single guinea pig. Else it is best to get a pair or more.
What is the best way to look after a guinea pig?
Put food in earthenware bowls (which are hard to tip over), or stainless steel bowls that clip on to the front of the hutch. Clean, fresh water from a gravity bottle must be available at all times and changed every day. Do not give guinea pigs rabbit food because they have different nutritional requirements.
Can I take my guinea pig on a walk?
You can "walk" a guinea pig on a leash, but don't try to get your guinea pig to go for outdoor walks. Unlike dogs and cats, cavies cannot successfully learn to go for leashed walks. Do not take your guinea pig onto a sidewalk in an attempt to get him to walk like your neighbor's miniature poodle.
Do guinea pigs bleed on their period?
Although they may have the same body parts as humans, dogs, and other species that bleed during their estrus cycles, bleeding during heat is not normal for guinea pigs. Therefore, if a female guinea pig is bleeding, she needs to see an exotics vet as soon as possible.
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