Guinea Pig 101

Guinea pigs (cavies) can be a great addition to any family!  Being larger than other pocket pets, guinea pigs are usually a good match for small children.  They are daytime critters and are slower moving than hamsters or gerbils, making them easier to handle.  They also have a generally happy disposition and rarely bite.  This, along with their amusing squeaks, grunts and adorable looks, makes guinea pigs an irresistible small pet.

 

 

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Rabbit Diet

Grass Hay

Grass hay is an important part of a rabbit's diet and should always be available.  It is good to give a variety of grass hay, as each type of hay provides a slightly different texture and fiber content.

  • Timothy Hay WebAlfalfa Hay - Only give to pregnant, nursing, or young rabbits under 6 months of age.  Alfalfa hay is too rich for adult rabbits, and in excess can lead to health problems.
  • Botanical Hay - This hay has a great variety of grass and dry flowers, which offers different flavors for rabbits to enjoy.
  • Oat Hay - This is a good hay to throw in some variety as it is thicker and harder and helps keep teeth ground down a little.
  • Orchard Grass - This hay has a softer texture, which is nice for bedding as well as food.
  • Timothy Hay -This grass hay is the most common hay available for rabbits.

 

 

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Rabbit Care

 

Rabbits may be easy to love, but they are not quite as easy to care for.  Rabbits are social creatures and wonderful companions to people who take the time to learn about their needs.  Below is an outline of how to care for these adorable creatures.

 

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