Guinea Pigs: Practical Advice to Caring for Your Guinea Pig

Guinea Pigs: Practical Advice to Caring for Your Guinea Pig

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Guinea Pigs: Practical Advice to Caring for Your Guinea Pig by Virginia Parker Guidry

“Compact, easy-to-care-for, and a bundle of fun” is how author Virginia Parker Guidry describes the irresistible guinea pig. Ideal pets for families with children, cavies (as they’re often called) are clean, odorless, gentle, loving, and entertaining. This Complete Care Made Easy Guinea Pigs encapsulates all the virtues of these perfect small mammals and gives new owners practical advice about how to care for them. In chapter one, “A Guinea What?” the author talks about the guinea pig’s natural history—they’re neither pigs nor from Guinea, but rather a rodent from Peru—and how scientists classify this very unique mammal. To decide whether the guinea pig is right for you, chapter two discusses who makes the ideal owner and presents thirteen popular breeds of longhaired and shorthaired guinea pigs and the colors available to pet owners today.

The chapter “Finding a Healthy Guinea Pig” offers solid advice about selecting the right guinea pig, where to purchase or adopt, and the preferred sex. A complete chapter on preparing for the guinea pig offers the reader excellent advice about acclimating the new pet to the home, selecting the best cage and hutch, and pig-proofing the home. The subject of understanding guinea pig behavior is discussed in the chapter “Living with a Guinea Pig,” which also covers daily-care topics such as feeding, grooming, handling, exercise, and litter box training. Keeping the guinea pig healthy is discussed in “Staying Healthy,” a chapter that covers preventing illness, choosing a veterinarian, and common ailments. The final chapter “Just for the Fun of It!” explores games, toys, activities, and showing guinea pigs. The appendix includes lists of pig-specific clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931993326
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Series: Complete Care Made Easy Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 505,794
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x (d)

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Guinea Pigs 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for a first time guinea pig owner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love guinea pigs and I almost love this book even more!... and thats saying something ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was exremely helpful to me and Nimert!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alot of things, but I will no tell you you need to do alot of research and preperation. Check what foofs they can and cannot eat and if u should use carefresh, aspen or fleece. And you should get a c and c cage that is atleast 2x3 grids and you highly want to consider getting two. If you get to you should have a2x4 and never keep two guinea pigs in a store bought cage and the largest cage you will find at Petco or Petsmart will not even be large enough for one guinea pig. But do your research, watch youtube how to guinea pig videos. It is not hard to find knowledge!!!! You may want to forma binder with information for your reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guinea pigs are awesome they live for about 8years i think and they need to go to the vet so if you want to get a guinea pig make shure you can aford one and have enough time to own one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I checked this out from the library and loved it! My piggy is happy and healthy because of the seemingly endless research I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for children
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It made me crave moist towelettes ssmooth on the behind
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love thim so so much thay are so sweet not to eat but to love on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi. My birthday is coming up and me and my family were desiding on getting a guinea pig. Is there any info that i need to know before i get my guinea pig. Please respond