According to the American Cavy Breeders Association (ACBA) there are 13 standard guinea pig breeds. Cavy is another name for this animal and refers to domesticated versions. Cavies are greatly enjoyed as pets today in the United States. The Cavy traces its ancestry back to South America, in particular to the Peruvian Andes region of the continent. First having been domesticated by the Incas, they were grown for both their meat and their fur. In … [Read more...] about Common Guinea Pig Breeds
Feeding Your Pet Guinea Pig
After bringing home your new pet guinea pig, and making sure it is well housed, you will need to figure out how best to feed it. Guinea pigs are strict herbivores. There are many commercial guinea pig foods available in the form of pellets: make sure to choose one that provides all the nutrients your pet needs to thrive, including at least 16 per cent crude protein. If in doubt, consult with your veterinarian and read pet food labels carefully to make sure … [Read more...] about Feeding Your Pet Guinea Pig
Is Guinea Pig the Right Pet for Your Kids?
Many parents think that a guinea pig is the ideal first pet for their children. In some ways, they are right, but there are some important things to know about adopting a guinea pig aka piggy. It has happened to many parents. Their children begging them for a pet can be a common occurrence. However, a dog or a cat can be simply out of the question. For those parents, who are looking for the perfect pet for their kids, they may want to consider guinea … [Read more...] about Is Guinea Pig the Right Pet for Your Kids?