Basic Guinea Pig Care

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Basic Guinea Pig Care Considering adopting a guinea pig in the near future Be sure that you know what you’re getting into Your Aurora CO veterinarian tells you about a few guinea pig care basics below: Diet Guinea pigs eat a commercially available pellet diet which must be supplemented on a daily basis with fresh fruits and vegetables like lettuce carrots zucchini apples kiwi and others. Be sure to budget in these foods when considering the cost of your guinea pig. Handling Not all guinea pigs are easily handled as many are naturally skittish. It may take some time to have your guinea pig warm up to being handled by humans. Ask your veterinarian for advice on proper handling techniques for your pig and don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t happen overnight Cage Your pig will need an appropriately sized cage with space for food dishes a water bottle play area toys and hiding huts. It will require a solid bottom to hold your pet’s wood-shaving bedding material which needs replaced every few days or so. If you have more questions about owning and caring for a guinea pig we are here to help. Contact your Animal Hospital Aurora CO today for further information