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what does a guinea pig need most?

what does a guinea pig need most?

why is it that my pets have recently begun to behave strangely and are sad

At home, guinea pigs live an average of 5 to 7 years. Longer than other indoor rodents: decorative rats, mice and hamsters that rarely live longer than 3 years. There are a number of factors that affect the lifespan of a mumps. Depending on the breed, treatment, care and feeding, it can live over 10 years. The record is 14 years and 10.5 months. In the wild, guinea pigs live less: only 1 to 4 years. However, due to selection, these representatives differ significantly from domesticated ones.

Guinea pigs are animals that love the company of their own kind, and therefore it would be great to take two guinea pigs at once, but, unfortunately, this is not always possible. So if your furry friend lives alone, it's important to give him as much attention as possible. Pet or talk to your pet whenever you walk past his house or pick him up. But if you are visiting and you are asked to play with a guinea pig, you should not do this - these animals are very sensitive and can be very scared of unfamiliar hands. It is also very important to feed your guinea pig correctly, here you will find detailed information about pellets .  The guinea pig's diet should include: hay, dry feed, juicy feed. At the same time, about 70% of the diet should be hay, 25% dry feed and 5% succulent feed. The hay is sold in pet stores, it is necessary for the pig to digest properly and helps to grind the teeth, so it should always be in the cage. Dry food refers to the staple food for guinea pigs, which is also sold in pet stores, usually a mixture of grains and pellets.

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