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Your Guinea Pig tells you everything that you need to know to choose, buy, raise, and show all types of guinea pigs. Whether you want to groom your guinea pig's coat or cure a case of guinea pig sniffles, Wanda L. Curran gives her friendly, experienced advice on just what to do so that you can take the very best care of your pet. You'll learn the answers to such questions as:

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Your Guinea Pig tells you everything that you need to know to choose, buy, raise, and show all types of guinea pigs. Whether you want to groom your guinea pig's coat or cure a case of guinea pig sniffles, Wanda L. Curran gives her friendly, experienced advice on just what to do so that you can take the very best care of your pet. You'll learn the answers to such questions as:

* What kind of guinea pig should I raise?

* How should I pick up and hold my guinea pig?

* What should I feed my guinea pig?

* Can I breed more guinea pigs?

* How can I keep my guinea pig healthy?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882668895
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/7/1995
  • Series: Storey's Your Ser.
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Although parents are typically the ones who introduce their children to new experiences, author Wanda L. Curran first gained interest in guinea pigs (cavies) when her daughter Nancy joined 4-H and developed a successful and prosperous hobby. Wanda then became an adult 4-H leader in guinea pigs and rabbits and was inspired to write the book Your Guinea Pig. She is a member of the Golden State Cavy Breeders Association, the American Cavy Breeders Association, and the Oroville, Downtown Oroville, and Trendsetters 4-H Community Clubs. She lives in Oroville, California with her husband John.
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Table of Contents

A Few Words to Parents

Introduction

1 Choosing Your Guinea Pig

2 Guinea Pig Housing and Equipment

3 Feeding Your Guinea Pig

4 Keeping Your Guinea Pig Healthy

5 Breeding Your Guinea Pigs

6 Grooming Your Guinea Pig

7 Marketing Your Guinea Pigs

8 Guinea Pig Handling and Showmanship

9 Showing Your Guinea Pigs

10 Managing Your Caviary

11 Activities for Young Guinea Pig Owners

Guinea Pig Breeds

Helpful Sources

Veterinarian's Treatments

Glossary

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Animal lover

    Read this book! It is a wonderful guide. It helped me a ton. Get this book it is worth every penny. The info is correct. I love it. It was fun to read and it had cool pics.
    I understand it may have "KIDS" in the title it is a good book for kids. BUT if you don't have kids or wants to suprise your kids or you are just wanting to read about guinea pigs it is good for all that as well as a great book for adults and older kids. So if you want a guinea pig book get this one.
    I have read this book. I would recemond this book to anyone who asked uf it was good my reply would be" No it is not good. It is great." So until next reveiw Animal lover out. Also check out ,my other posts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2000

    THE book about guinea pigs

    As a 4-H leader I have found this to be the best book available on all aspects of raising guinea pigs (cavies). Especially helpful are the chapters on showing and showmanship. The book is clear enough for children but comprehensive enough for all ages. The pictures, charts, and diagrams are excellent. I recommend it whole-heartedly to both novice and experienced guinea pig owners.

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