Sometimes, Grace is a bully to Chanel, and has torn one of her ear flaps again. Grace likes to let Chanel know that she is the dominant pig. Not to worry, this sometimes happens after a tussle! Unfortunately they will always have a torn appearance, but Chanel is not in any pain.
Guinea pigs have highly developed hearing that is much more sensitive than humans. Their sensitive hearing allows them to rapidly identify incoming predators and escape quickly. Keep away your guinea pigs away from speakers, as they are loud noises can be quite irritating and frightening.
We brush Chanel and Grace with a soft brush or a metal comb every two days, to help remove some of the loose hair and to reduce shedding. Daily brushing is very important for long haired guinea pigs, like Patrice.
If you see flakey skin, redness, overgrown nails into foot pads, open sores, swelling or toes growing in a odd direction, contact a vet immediately! Keep your your guinea pig’s toes short and tidy!
We hope you have a safe and relaxing break!
Always provide your pig with a large bowl of fresh water, small portion of pellets, serving of leafy vegetables and unlimited timothy hay.