You may notice that Chanel’s fur has a few white specks in this photo. Using the heater to excess can cause has dry skin so we reduced our heater usage so that her skin goes back to normal. We have added lots of soft, clean blankets to her enclosure.
Use soft and absorbent bedding in your guinea pigs’ enclosure to keep your pets’ foot pads smooth. Every 1-2 days, change their bedding so that foot disease doesn’t occur.
Did you know that guinea pigs secrete a milky liquid from their eyes which lubricates their eyes and helps them groom their faces?
Signs of stress include refusing to exit of enclosed spaces, sleeping more than usual, appearing constantly nervous or irritabile, not wanting to be handled, poor appetite and excessive hair loss. The best way to prevent stress is to provide a guinea pig with a comfortable enclosure located in a quiet area of the house. Keep larger pets away from the guinea pigs’ enclosure. Supervise children when they handle your guinea pig, and make sure you give the guinea pig adequate time to eat, sleep and relax.
Chanel and Grace wheek at the sounds of vegetables being cut, taps turning on and plastic bags rustling!
We cut their nails every two months, and comb their hair every day!
We have had a few teething issues in the first few days of Chanel and Grace living together. Chanel and Grace are terrible at sharing, and steal each others food. We often had to feed them their vegetable treats on our laps so that we could manage the food being distributed evenly.