March is Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month! These cute little furballs are very lovable little pets. They have some great features that make them wonderful animal companions. They’re not only super cute, they’re also quiet, inexpensive, and easy to care for. Of course, just like any other pet, these guys do enjoy being spoiled a bit. A Pasadena, MD vet lists some cute ways to spoil your tiny friend below.
Did you know that Guinea pigs are very sociable animals? They actually tend to get very lonely when they don’t have any buddies. We recommend keeping at least two same-sex furballs together.
Making sure your pets have a clean, comfortable cage is one of the best things you can do for them. For two Guinea pigs, choose a cage that is at least ten square feet. A cage that is too small won’t provide adequate ventilation, and it will need more cleaning. To save floor space, you can get a multi-level cage with enclosed ramps for access.
If there’s one thing that all of our furry friends enjoy, it’s treats. Fruit tree twigs are a good option here. You can also give your tiny buddy small amounts of safe fruits or veggies. Just be sure to research new foods before giving them to your Guinea pig. Ask your vet for more information.
Guinea pigs are always cute, but they are particularly adorable when they’re excited about a new toy. Your furry pal will need lots of chew toys. You can buy these, but you can also make many of them yourself out of ordinary household items, like cardboard or plain paper.
Just like any other pets, Guinea pigs are happiest when they feel loved and safe. Pay lots of attention to your little friend. You may even find that your furry buddy likes to sleep in your lap sometimes. That’s one great thing about cavies: they are actually much more affectionate than many other pocket pets. Some even do simple tricks!
The best thing you can do for your pet? Research! There’s actually quite a bit to learn about these adorable balls of fur, and their care needs. Get yourself a good Guinea pig book, and ask your vet for care tips.
Please contact us, your local Pasadena, MD veterinary clinic, anytime. We’re here to help!