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Guinea Pigs

We’ve got you covered! We’ve got lots of helpful advice, hints, tips, tricks and some great links to some fantastic resources.

 

TIPS AND ADVICE TO

Look After Your Guinea Pig

Is my guinea pig poorly?
Guinea pigs can really hide their pain well so its important to check them every day and for let us know if you feel anything might be wrong as soon as possible
– Check front teeth and nails every day
– If your Guinea Pig is quieter than normal or eating less, we should see them
– If you notice any soft faeces or a wet bottom, let us know
– If you find any bald or sore patches on the skin, let us check for mites
diet
– Guinea Pigs need Vitamin C as they cannot make it themselves so offer fresh grass and leafy greens such as kale or broccoli.
– A quality complete grass based dry food such as Excel, will have added Vitamin C. Give a small amount freshly every day so the Vitamin C is kept intact, don’t just top up the bowl
– Hay/grass is really important and should make up the majority of the diet
– Treats such as carrot or an apple quarter
– Fresh water
Environment
– Guinea pigs are sociable and like the company of other guinea pigs
– They live for 5-6 years
– A large cage or hutch to allow play, tunnelling and exercise
– Use hay as bedding
– Provide places to hide tunnels and pipes
– Make sure the home is neither too hot nor too cold, and is quiet, and cleaned regularly
– Untreated wooden toys such as fruit tree or willow sticks

If your at all worried about your Guinea Pig, please book an appointment or a telephone consultation with us;

11 Cleveland Square
L1 5BE (see on map)

Hours:

9am -6pm Mon - Fri | 9-12 Sat

RCVS Registered Practice.

The Liverpool Vets Limited
Company No: Company number 10711911