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Oliver: I got Oliver on December 21 2012. My dad bought him for me and I got him because of my past… My cousin used to own a guinea pig named Mario and he was all Brown like the one side on Oliver. Anyway… back to Oliver… His name was originally Luigi but my dad said that in order to keep him I had to name him Oliver… so the name stuck.
Jack Jack: I got Jack Jack on July 21 2013. When I first got him I was wearing a neon shirt and he would freak out every time I would try to hold him. So i was going to return him but my mom said to wait and see how he will do if he gets out of the car. So when I brought him home it was doing really well with Oliver. All of the bad came along when I was trying to get the older boys with the babies… that did not work out so when I was watching to older two by themselves Oliver bit his ear and hit his brain. He did not die but now he limps.
The three babies: So when bananas was impregnate… I did not know how she was doing until she had her babies. They were born on Memorial Day. They were all boys and they are all still really small… I don’t think they are going to get much bigger.. Maddy is the runt and Chinche is the oldest… that means that he thinks he is all big and bad.. not Geo Cheo is trying to make everything happy time between them all.
Well as of 2 weeks ago my guinea pig bananas has died… we don’t know really what happen. All I really know is that she was prego. again and the babies did something.
With taking care of your guinea pig to the vet… I don’t recommend it unless you have no other options. Some of the places that I found helpful for info about medical issus and surgery are Pet smart, and http://www.birdsandexoticanimals.com.
Well when you buy a guinea pig it does not have to hear hard as you think it would be. All you have to do is get the stuff that you need then put it all together. With picking out what guinea pig you want with sex and type you can look at two other post about those. Before you pick out your guinea pig you need to pick out your cage. Your guinea pig cage for only one guinea pig should be at least 7 1\2 square feet or 30 in X 36 in. With a guinea pig water bottle you should get a medium size and a hook that goes around the bottle (usually comes with bottles). You will need Vitamin C drops for the water(about 3 drops per bottle).With the food you should get just regular pellets without all of the extra “treats” because the food dye is bag for any animal. With bedding you should make sure you have newspaper to put on the bottom of the cage. Then you need to get bedding that is just normal wood shavings that are many for small animals. Then with the houses I prefer the wood ones if you don’t want to get wood toys also but sense I have wood toys I have plastic ones. And that is about it. If you have any questions feel free to comment and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
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Some of the things that guinea pigs should not eat are:
- Altered food: cooked, tinned, preserved, etc.
- Pickled Veggies: sour kraut, dills, capers
- Nuts, seeds, lentils, beans
- Red hot chili peppers
- collard greens
- any drink other than water
- peanut butter, cakes, cookies, baked goods
- iceberg lettuce
- tomato leaves and small stalks
- tamarillo leaves
- Avocado, coconut
- jams, jellies
- any herb
Any questions feel free to contact me
Sniffing the air = They sniff the air with there head stretched out. They are watchful and bearing there surroundings.
Sent marking = When guinea pigs mark there property/territory. Rubs its chin,cheeks, and hind legs on his/her items.
Fidgeting (while being held)= Sign of needing to go t the bathroom. It could also be that the guinea pig is tired of being held.
Flicking head into the air = When getting annoyed of being pet, the nicest way to show how is for guinea pigs to fling there head into the air. Or if you are petting near there eyes, it is because they can not see.
Licking = Shows personal affection from guinea pig to humans. It is to believe it is because of the salt on your hands they like, because some people think that animals do not have emotionse
- Running away and hiding from being picked up = They are being scared. ( try approaching them slower)
-Begging for food = Start WEEKING, and when they are continent they will stand on there hind legs ( like a dog )
“Pop corning” = Hopping up in the air, running around, then quickly turning in another direction and then repeating. shows that they are exited and are full of playfulness.
Running in laps= Sense they do not use exercise wheels, they have to burn it off by running in circles.
“Freezing” = When guinea pigs sense danger, or hears a sudden unfamiliar sound. How they “freeze” is they will hear something or sense something and then it will freeze/ and sit motionless.They try and make themselves invisible by not moving at all. It also tells other guinea pigs that there might be danger.