What are cecotropes?

Guinea pigs make two types of fecal matter: normal and cecotropes. Cecotropes are created when food passes through the digestive tract a second time via a special process common in many rodents. Cecotropes are high in vitamin B and amino acids and are essential to a guinea pigs’ health.

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Gracey’s grooming routine

Guinea pigs seldom need baths (and some never need to be bathed as they are great at cleaning themselves). If they do need a bath, we use Johnson’s baby shampoo which is gentle on small animals’ sensitive skin. Use a shallow bowl of warm water, rinse and dry thoroughly with a hair dryer to avoid chills. Brush well. Don’t wet their upper head as water can get in their ears.

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