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Buyer Beware – The Truth About Indoor Guinea Pig Runs

If you’re thinking of getting or already have a guinea pig, here are some tips on creating an indoor run. Guinea pigs need to come out of their cage or house for exercise every day to prevent boredom, stress and becoming overweight, leading to severe health problems.
In guinea pig care, this daily exercise is known as Floor Time. Many owners are delighted at the sight of their guinea pig ‘popcorning’ when they have enough space to properly stretch their legs in- doing excited little flips and turns. This is one of the healthy signs of a contended ‘piggie’.
Size Matters
They key to it all is space. Imagine housing a mini-athlete – these little animals can really …

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Selecting Breeds of Guinea Pigs as Pets

Developing a number of breeds of guinea pigs has been a hobby pursued in many countries over the years. Different guinea pig breeds have been created as a result of these breeding efforts. The number of cross breeds and mixtures of guinea pigs that are now kept as pets all over the world are a result of successful breeding of the guinea pigs native to South America. Domesticated guinea pigs have been sold for many years.
Trend to breed guinea pigs
Today the trend is to breed guinea pigs in order to supply a growing need for pet owners of small apartments. You see, pet owners who live in apartments love guinea pigs. Not only are they …

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