Guinea Pig Basics and General Care
Children and guinea pigs
This section is
recommended for families with children who are considering adopting a
guinea pig. It includes the process involved in setting up a home for your
guinea pig, the care of guinea pigs when involving children, and special
considerations to think about. Our aim is too help you and your children
to build a special connection with your new family member through
appropriate love and care.
Bringing a new
member into your family is a commitment and it is a good idea to have a
checklist to read through to make sure a guinea pig is right for you.
Click here to read the ACS Duty of Care.
Guinea pigs have certain
dietary requirements that they need daily in order to stay healthy.
to read more about correct diet for your guinea pig.
Housing options for guinea
pigs are endless. Don't settle on a tiny pet shop cage! Get your piggy a
home it deserves!
Keeping your guinea pigs safe
Cheap, simple and the improved modern day housing lifestyle for guinea pigs!
many bedding options for guinea
Click here to read more about
guinea pig bedding.
Accessories! Beds! Decor!
Little houses, snoozy beds,
pipes and tunnels, bricks and ramps and more... Guinea pigs love, enjoy
and need their creature comforts!
A guinea pig needs a companion
of its own kind.
Why say no to
wire bottom cages?
Many pet shops
sell cages with wire on the bottom. Read more on why these are unsuitable
for guinea pigs.
what those wheeks! and grunts and rumblestruts and little jumps all
mean? Click here
to find out!
how to bath your guinea pig and shampoos etc...
Click here to read more...
Health and Medical
Our list for you of
Australia-wide recommended and trusted small animal and exotic vets!
pig weekly health check-list!
several different types of external and internal parasites that can infest
a guinea pig. Guinea pigs require regular mite treatment to prevent
infections can often be undiagnosed in guinea pigs yet require quick
action and treatment to stop a fungal condition from spreading.
Quite often the ACS receive
questions with regards to neutering a guinea pig including what's
involved, cost and safety.
Click here to read more
Microphthalmia happens in the breeding of guinea pigs and yet it is
Click here to read full
Symptoms and how
to treat this condition.
that require urgent medical attention.
Coccidiosis and Diarrhea
sudden leading to deterioration and death.
Click here to
read why to be careful where you purchase your guinea pigs and how to
treat this deadly condition.
Malocclusion / Overgrowth
Symptoms and how to treat this condition.
Prevention, Symptoms and how to treat. Note - This is not so
uncommon condition where a guinea pig can deteriorate very rapidly
without proper medication. Urgent medical care is required. (coming
Tract Infection (UTI)
Prevention, Symptoms and how to treat. Note - This is a condition
where a guinea pig can deteriorate rapidly without proper
medication. Urgent medical care is required. (coming soon).
Other online guinea pig medical resources
The most comprehensive and
informative guinea pig health and medical guide on the internet. See www.Guinealynx.info