Recommendations and maintenance
You recently got a Guinea pig or want? How to care what is possible and what is not. Read our tips on caring for Guinea pigs.
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Sawdust of coniferous trees, some pigs can cause allergies that can cause sneezing, itching in your pig.
The coat is long-haired pigs need to brush with a SOFT brush.
Hay should not be dusty, moist, wet, rotten with extraneous odors. It is advisable to sort out before feeding.
Water should always be fresh and in sufficient quantity. Water is added to vitamin C (sold in pharmacies people) on the tip of a knife. If the pig gets the vitamins contain the necessary elements in sufficient Kol-Vah, the vitamin C in water can be added.
In the cell to put two feeders. One for dry and grain feed. For the second “wet” – carrots, peppers (green, yellow), apples, etc.
If she plays the child, warn him in advance that the pig does not have much to squeeze, to press, to play “rocker”, “karuselke” pigs do not like it even hurts. Especially for pigs dangerous falls, they can die.
It is desirable to produce pigs run around the room at least once a day.
Not podnimatsya for the fur on the back of his head.
The cage should be spacious 60*40*30. In an accessible location should be a drinker, feeding trough.
If the pig doesn’t eat vitamins. You can crumble them into food. To try to take the pig off his hands and give her a vitamin from the hands.
YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE THE PIG SCRAPS FROM THE TABLE. FOR HER “OUR” FOOD IS HARMFUL.
You SHOULD NOT experience the mumps the advice of “friends” if they are not experts in this field, (breeders with experience, doctor, veterinarian). Moreover, to treat the animal with the help of the advice or recommendations of online publications. There are veterinarian!
You SHOULD NOT wash your pig shampoo, just because you have his magnificent hair. For mumps it can be harmful (harm). It is better to use a special zoo shampoo or baby shampoo. No need to lather on the pig floor of the bottle, to spray deodorant or toilet water, perfume.
Mumps can wash away, to wash (if dirty) moistened with warm water a piece of towel (specially selected for the Guinea pig).
After bathing, you should wrap the pig in a towel, gently RUB the wool. Then dry the wool with a hair drier, using a stream of air warm (NOT HOT) weak stream.
You SHOULD NOT shear off the entire tip of the claw! This will cause bleeding and hurt the pig. You need to cut off only a little light tip. Anything can happen: there is No need to paint the pig claws.
You SHOULD NOT release the pig, or be left unattended, if in the house there is another large animal (dog, cat), they can harm, kill the pig.
CLEANING: 1) Bowl in the cage should be washed before each feeding; 2) Change the water in the drinking bowl every day; 3) to Clean the cage at least twice a week.
If pigs got “cooties”, you can use a tool bought at the pet store specifically for Guinea pigs. Or remedy for kittens or dwarf rabbits. Accordingly, based on the weight of the pig. In this case more is not better. For example: if this tool is for kittens, weight 400-500 g pigs. the tool kupaetsya on the nape, in the amount of 1-2 drops. Carefully read the instructions, commensurate the weight of the pig and the dosage. The cage for a few days need to be washed every day, completely change the litter. Processing bowl and the bottom of the cage.
Food pigs should be varied. Every day she should receive not only grain food, its diet should be vegetables and fruits. Fresh hay, summer grass (check for toxicity of herbs). You should not overfeed pigs, to anything good it will not.
Vitamins it is best to give before feeding or directly added to food.
Don’t need to use instead of litter (sawdust, hay) newsprint, they contain ink, which can lead to poisoning of pigs. If you have the mumps recently, and based on the litter you use sawdust, which when running scatter in all directions. Bear with me, the pig soon gets used to you and won’t be so wildly run around the cage.
If you took a little pig and he cheep or Vice versa sagalis sits in the corner. Do not disturb him. Better one, that would he quickly settled in and got used to the new environment. Not to scare harsh sounds.