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Guinea Pig Pellets & A Deeper Understanding of Vitamin C

 

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The Importance of Vitamin C on Guinea Pig Health   When it comes to feeding our guinea pigs, it’s easy to discover the very basics.  You know, feed ad-lib timothy hay, provide the right amount of pellets and vegetables, and ensure your furry friend has a constant supply of clean, fresh water.  We’ve provided loads of information on guinea … [Read more...]

How Long Do Guinea Pigs Live?

 

A discussion on the lifespan of a guinea pig

  The first question many new guinea pig owners ask is how long do guinea pigs live for?  Afterall, this is one of the most relevant guinea pig facts a potential pet owner would want to know.   So, how long do guinea pigs live on average?   The average lifespan of a guinea pig is between 4-8 years, with the longest living … [Read more...]

Do Guinea Pigs Get Hairballs?

 

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DO GUINEA PIGS GET HAIRBALLS? By Robin Rysavy, Chapter Manager, Missouri House Rabbit Society—Kansas City a After the article on how to help your rabbit when he is shedding was posted, several people emailed asking if Guinea pigs can get hairballs too. The answer is yes, they can, but it is pretty rare. Regular grooming and a diet consisting of … [Read more...]

And You Thought Guinea Pigs Couldn’t Talk?!

 

  And you thought guinea pigs couldn’t talk?!   An owner gives his guinea pig $20 for an interview!   The guinea pig tells him what kind of pet he would like to have as a friend (you won't believe his answer!),  what he does at home all day and how it feels to be an only pet! This piggie has an answer for everything! Watch the video … [Read more...]

Guinea Pig Vocalization

 

DO YOU SPEAK GUINEA PIG??? PART 1: Vocalization By Robin Rysavy, Chapter Manager Missouri House Rabbit Society in Kansas City 6-23-2015   Guinea pigs are charming, cute, amusing, intelligent, interactive, social, and amazingly talkative.  They are herd animals and as such, have various ways in which they communicate with each other, both … [Read more...]

Do You Speak Guinea Pig??? Part 2: Body Language

 

Do You Speak Guinea Pig??? Part 2:  Body Language By Robin Rysavy, Chapter Manager Missouri House Rabbit Society in Kansas City In the last article we took a look at guinea pig vocalization.  Like humans, guinea pigs vocalize AND use body language to communicate.  If you have a guinea pig as a pet, it is a good idea to get to know what is … [Read more...]

Fun Facts about Guinea Pigs

 

By Robin Rysavy, Chapter Manager, Missouri House Rabbit Society in Kansas City Guinea Pigs are quite social and enjoy living in groups If you are considering adding a guinea pig to your family, consider adopting two instead of one.  I’ve had many combinations of pigs living together.  Sometimes I’ve had a neutered male and female together; … [Read more...]

Happy New Year: What’s your resolution?

 

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Woo hoo!  It’s 2015, and from the whole team at Small Pet Select we’re making some noise and wishing all our customers (past, present and future) a Happy New Year.  And of course that includes the humans, as well as the furriest members of the family…   It’s been a crazy year for us, with lots of new products coming on-line, and we’re … [Read more...]