probably can answer this myself but?

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I'm assuming with age comes calmness? Does eating slow down? What are signs of getting older or what kind of things will i notice more? if at all anything?
 

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I'm 45 and haven't calmed down at all, I also find I'm eating my food too quickly.

Oh sorry you mean Guinea pigs.........
 

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Lol good one, Yes i meant guinea pigs! :)
 

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Here is a good article about older guinea pigs which is worth reading: http://www.jpgpr.com/jpgpr400.html

They do sleep more, but should still eat the same. Any sign of loss of appetite, loss of fur or pain/stiffness needs to seen by a vet and treated accordingly. Some older guinea pigs can lose some weight (condition) slowly in the last months of their life, or never regain it after an illness/operation despite having a good appetite.

Our first family guinea pig lived to the ripe old age of nearly 10 years, back in the seventies. Nowadays, many piggies only live to 4-6 years, due to indiscriminate breeding. There are exceptions, though!
 
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