They’re Super Cute
First things first: Guinea pigs, or cavies, are absolutely adorable! They can be extremely affectionate and lovable, and also make some very charming sounds. It probably won’t take your tiny friend long to completely melt your heart.
Most Guinea pigs are very gentle, which is one reason they are so often chosen as children’s pets. However, you will need to handle and play with your furry buddy regularly, to keep him friendly and socialized.
Did you know that Guinea pigs can be litterbox trained? You’ll need to put in quite a bit of work when potty-training your little buddy, but you may find it well worth it in the long run.
Guinea pigs are lots of fun to watch and play with. You may even be able to teach your pint-sized pal some simple tricks, like jumping through a hoop or turning in circles.
They’re Easy Keepers
While Guinea pigs do need daily care, they don’t need as much attention as many other pets. Your daily tasks will consist of giving your little furball fresh food and water, removing the waste from his cage, and letting him out for some playtime. You’ll also need to clean the cage thoroughly every week or so. Follow your vet’s instructions for daily care.
Simple Housing Needs
You’ll need to provide your furry pal with a clean, comfortable cage, which should include a hide box, dishes, and a water bottle. Be sure to add a suitable substrate, such as aspen, and plenty of safe, suitable toys. Ask your vet for more information.
Your Guinea pig will need fresh hay, such as grass hay. You’ll also need to offer the little guy plenty of fresh produce. Make sure to include plenty of foods that contain Vitamin C, which is crucial for cavies. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.
Do you have any questions or concerns about your Guinea pig’s care? Call us, your local Aurora, CO animal clinic, today!