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New Owners' Problem Solver And Information Collection

Discussion in 'New and Wannabe Guinea Pig Owners Corner' started by Wiebke, Jul 27, 2015.

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  1. Wiebke

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    Here is a collection of the most asked for guides that we recommend our new guinea pig owners to read through to get them and their family safely started on their piggy journey.
    We have got a lot more information at the top of our various Care sections, and of course questions in these sections are always welcome! We will answer them all.

    Settling in an interacting with your guinea pigs
    How Do I Settle Shy New Guinea Pigs?
    Understanding Prey Animal Instincts, Guinea Pig Whispering And Cuddling Tips
    How To Pick Up And Weigh Your Guinea Pig
    " Biting" And What You Can Do

    Family guinea pigs
    Children And Guinea Pigs - A Guide For Parents
    Children And Guinea Pigs - Age Appropriate Interaction And Responsibilities.

    Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diet
    All About Drinking And Bottles
    Feeding Grass And Preparing Your Piggies For Lawn Time

    Housing, bedding and climate protection
    Cage Size Guide
    All About C & C Grid Cages Around The World
    Sourcing Conventional Cages And Hutches
    Bedding For Guinea Pigs - Overview

    Hot Weather Management And Heat Strokes
    Cold Weather Care For Guinea Pigs

    Safe and dangerous toys
    Guinea Pig Toys
    Potentially Dangerous Cage Accessories And Toys

    Guinea pig body and care
    Sexing Guide
    Guinea pig body quirks
    The Importance Of Weighing - Ideal Weight / Overweight / Underweight
    Boar Care: Bits, Bums & Baths
    Guide to Cutting Guinea Pig Nails

    Social needs and behaviour
    Guinea Pig Facts - A Short Overview
    Guinea Pigs And Rabbits - Why Not

    Illustrated Bonding / Dominance Behaviours And Dynamics
    Boars: A guide to successful companionship.
    Sow Behaviour

    Preparing for illness
    Syringe Training Before The Need For Medicating
    First Aid Kit For Guinea Pigs
    Administering Medications
    Early Signs Of Illness

    When to seek vet care
    How Soon Should My Guinea Pig See A Vet? - A Quick Guide
    List Of Life And Death Out-of-hours Emergencies
    Not Eating And The Importance Of Syringe Feeding

    Insurance & vet fee information and recommended vets
    Please note that vet clinics in many countries require upfront payment. Vet fees can quickly climb into several hundreds of pounds/dollars when you face operations or complicated health issues.
    Please ensure from the beginning that you can afford vet care at any time by either getting insurance or by saving up for a vet fund on a weekly or monthly basis.
    There is nothing like the heart-break and the family rows caused by the suffering of a severely ill pet!

    veterinary fees - some important information

    Recommended UK vets: Guinea Pig Vet Locator
    Recommended vets in the US and some other countries: Guinea Lynx :: GL's Vet List

    Recommended guinea pig rescues
    These good standard rescues are by far the safest place for getting guinea pigs that do not come with nasty surprises (mis-sexing, pregnancy, parasites, ringworm or respiratory infection).
    Please note that in English speaking countries anybody can call themselves a rescue or a breeder without licence or control of conditions. We can only guarantee for the listed thoroughly checked rescues and not at all for breeders where rules only cover shows, but not home care.

    Recommended UK rescues: Guinea Pig Rescue Centre Locator
    Recommended rescues in the US and some other countries: Guinea Lynx :: Rescue Organizations
    #1 Wiebke, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:42 PM
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