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Guinea pigs are known for making sounds that have different meanings to help communicate. They are also known to "popcorn" or jump in the air when they are happy. Guinea pigs require daily interaction and make great social companion animals.
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Guinea Pig Cages, Guinea Pig Food and Guinea Pig Toys for Happy and Healthy Guinea Pigs
Guinea pigs make great pets because they're low maintenance, naturally social and have gentle dispositions. Whether you have a pair of swirly short-haired Abyssians or a pair of silky long-haired Peruvians, there are various guinea pig cages available to house them comfortably. As with all pets, guinea pigs require well-balanced guinea pig food to keep them healthy as well as various guinea pig toys to keep them active. Although guinea pigs do well with other guinea pigs, they may not always thrive if housed with other species of rodents. Of the many guinea pig cages available, it's wise to choose a cage that provides enough room for your guinea pigs to exercise and play. Guinea pigs benefit from feeding on natural grasses, such as timothy hay, as well as guinea pig food specially formulated to address their nutritional needs. Be sure to promote the longevity and health of your guinea pigs by providing them with a well-balanced diet, proper housing, various treats and guinea pig toys to keep him occupied and active.
It's important for guinea pigs to stay active, which is why there are various guinea pig cages equipped with multiple levels to encourage activity as well as pet play pens that allow plenty of room for play and exploration. Most guinea pigs enjoy obstacle courses as well as burrowing through hideaways and bedding within their guinea pig cages. Various chews that help maintain healthy teeth, such as orchard chips, can also keep your guinea pig occupied, in addition to tubes and other guinea pig toys. Responsive to routines, guinea pigs are easy to train and enjoy learning tricks, while special treats and guinea pig food help keep them motivated.
Vitamin C is important for all animals, especially guinea pigs, as it prevents scurvy. This is why various treats and guinea pig food are enriched with vitamin C, along with other essential nutrients and ingredients. There are even edible natural hideaways that not only keep them stimulated as done with many other guinea pig toys, but also act as a treat to satisfy their natural chewing instincts. Whether you have a pair of Peruvian males or a single Abyssinian female, give your guinea pigs plenty of attention and proper care with guinea pig cages that ensure plenty of activity, a nutritious diet, various toys and other supplies to keep them healthy and comfortable.
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