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Category: Guinea Pigs

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Types of Guinea Pigs – From Classic American to Fluffy Teddy

Fact checked by Dr. Antoinette Martin, DVM Guinea pigs tend to have calm and friendly demeanors, which partially explains why they are so often chosen as first pets for both children and adults alike. While you may just see all guinea pigs as cute and fluffy balls of fur, there are actually different breeds, and each has its own unique look and personality traits. Just like dogs and cats, breeding associations categorize guinea pig breeds according to their weight, color, body shape, and more. To help you learn about the different breeds, we are going to take a look at
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What do Guinea Pigs Eat? Guinea Pig Nutrition 101

Fact checked by Dr. Antoinette Martin, DVM Guinea pigs have plenty of qualities that make them appealing pets. Because they are small, gentle, personable, and undeniably cute, many people choose guinea pigs as the first pet for themselves or their children. While there is no denying that guinea pigs make excellent companions, even for inexperienced pet owners, they do require special care and attention. One area often overlooked is guinea pig nutrition. Most of the health problems guinea pigs suffer from can be traced back to flaws in their diet. To help you keep your fuzzy little friend feeling happy
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Should I Get a Hamster or a Guinea Pig? – Guinea Pig vs Hamster

Fact checked by Dr. Antoinette Martin, DVM Both guinea pigs and hamsters fall into the category of “pocket pets,” which is an informal blanket term that refers to small, pocket-sized mammals that people keep as pets. These small and furry species are often chosen as starter pets for a variety of reasons. While it is true that either pet rodent can be an excellent option for first-time owners, both animals still require all of the love and care you would offer a larger type of pet. Choosing the Right Pet While many people assume that hamsters and guinea pigs are