A comprehensive guide to caring for a guinea pig, full of expert practical advice All aspects of everyday care for guinea pigs are covered in this guide that also offers many interesting facts and anecdotes about this popular pet. Guinea pigs are ideal family pets as they are practically odorless, inexpensive to feed and maintain, easy to handle, and they very rarely bite. This highly illustrated book has information and advice on acquiring a guinea pig, accommodation, feeding, handling and grooming, behavior, breeding, and basic veterinary care.
Complete Care Made Easy-Practical Advice To Caring For your Guinea Pig
Author: Virginia Parker Guidry
Publisher: i5 Publishing
“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.
How to Care for Your Guinea Pig and Everything You Need to Know to Keep Them Well
Author: Gordon Roberts
Guinea PigsHow to care for your Guinea Pig and everything you need to keep them wellTable Of ContentsIntroductionPART 1: The Guinea Pig RevealedWhat's in a Name?Origins and HistoryPhysical CharacteristicsSensory AbilitiesBehaviourDiet in the WildBreedingChildren and Guinea PigsPART 2: Choosing a Guinea PigGenderAgeHealthPersonalityOne, Two, or More?Where to Find?PART 3: Caring for Your Guinea PigHousingOutdoor HousingBeddingFeeding and NutritionGrooming and BathingCleanlinessHealth and IllnessFinding a VeterinarianPART 4: Guinea Pigs at Work and PlayCommunicationTraining -TechniquesTraining - Things to TrainToysEnvironmentAdding PlaymatesConclusion
Bigger than a mouse . . . shorter ears than a rabbit . . . and shaped like a giant burrito, guinea pigs can make excellent and friendly pets. Inside, find out the many varieties of this interesting animal (did you know some are hairless?), plus learn how to create the perfect indoor or outdoor home for your guinea pig. Whether a pet runs, swims, or flies, it can become a big part of your life! In this series, find out everything you need to choose just the right pet for you and your family. Each book is packed with advice on how to give your new pet a home. Read them all and you'll become an expert at UNDERSTANDING AND CARING FOR YOUR PET. Whether your pet runs, crawls, flies, or swims, this series will help you be a better "pet partner." From dogs and cats to goldfish and ferrets, this series includes in the inside story, told by pet-care experts, of how to make your life with a pet a rewarding, healthy, safe, and fun experience. Each book includes tips on choosing a pet, making sure they have the right gear, and training them to be good family members. Whether you're a devoted animal lover or just curious about joining that ever-growing club, this series is dog-gone good, the cats meow, and "fin-tastic." Each title in UNDERSTANDING AND CARING FOR YOUR PET includes color photos throughout, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: Words to Understand appear in the back matter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in the book, so that readers are able to reference the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.
Here's just a taste of what you'll discover in "The Ultimate Guinea Pig Handbook": * A complete guide to the guinea pig cage and how to easily maintain a healthy environment. * The 5 things you must do before placing your guinea pig in his new home. * What to feed your guinea pig - and what not to give him! There is a ton of inaccurate info out there. I'll tell you the truth so you never have to wonder again! * The importance of bedding and why this is a crucial component of your cage. I'll tell you what type of bedding to buy and how much to use. * How to choose a healthy guinea pig from the store -- there are little known things to look for that the pet store owner's don't want you to know! * The surefire signs of guinea pig illness that will tell you if your guinea pig needs medical attention. * Why a specific type of bedding - frequently recommended - is actually extremely dangerous for your guinea pig. It's known to cause respiratory problems. * A complete guide to all the accessories your guinea pig needs to be happy in his new home. * A complete guinea pig first aid kit. This is an important one! The supplies in this kit just may save your guinea pig's life! * Where you should never place your guinea pig cage in your house. Put it here and it just might kill him! * How to tell if your guinea pig is running a fever. The proper body temperature for a guinea pig (you may be surprised to learn what it is!). * What's the proper heart rate for your guinea pig? The Ultimate Guinea Pig Handbook will tell you. * All about feeding your guinea pig, including tips on varying his diet to make sure his intestinal tract stays healthy. * The importance of quarantine cage and how to set one up. * An entire chapter devoted to breeding your guinea pigs -- step-by-step instructions from start to finish. and much more !
Enjoy the Company of Cute Cavies !!! Thinking about buying a Pet Guinea Pig or perhaps you just got one? This comprehensive beginner's guide provides accurate and helpful information conveyed in simple terms for everyone. The book covers practical solutions to most of the common questions and typical problems that you are likely to face. Here is a preview of what you will learn in this guide: Origin of the species. Types of guinea pigs that you can choose for your home. Make the decision if a Guinea Pig is right for you. Typical behavior patterns. The differences from Hamsters (common misconception that they are similar). The initial and recurring expenses in owning guinea pigs How to choose the right guinea pig. Buying tips. Housing requirements and special needs of guinea pigs Toys that make life exciting for your cavy and you. Feeding requirements and special precautions. Veterinary care for your cute pets. How to train your guinea pig. Showing and grooming essentials. Pregnancy and birth related issues. Caring for babies And much more....