Saturday, March 15, 2008

PA-Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue-Babies!

Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue; Lower Burrell, PA: ADOPTED! Babies!

D'EY GOT SUM BABIES! How exciting! Their bio lays out all the information you need to know really well, so I'm just going to copy and paste and highlight some important information.

"Baby guinea pigs are adorable, miniature versions of their parents from the very moment they are born. They are born fully furred, with their eyes open and within hours they are running around and munching on hay. But they still need their mother's milk for a couple of weeks to get all of the necessary nutrients that will keep them healthy as adults. Even though babies are cute, make no mistake, they are not for first time young guinea pig owners. Baby guinea pigs are very quick, and children under 15 years old should never be left to handle babies on their own. A guinea pig is not a calm, affectionate pet until they are around 6 or 7 months old; so if you are looking for a calm and huggable guinea pig, PLEASE don't adopt a baby. However, if you are looking for a friend for an existing guinea pig, especially a male guinea pig, then a baby is the perfect way to go and they easily accept an older cage mate.

Guinea pigs are social animals, and should always have one or two friends of their own kind. Children under the age of 12 should always be supervised by an adult when holding guinea pigs. Guinea pigs are vegetarians. Among their favoriite veggies are Romaine, Parsley, Green leaf/Red leaf lettuce, Endive, Collard Greens, Kale, Tomatoes, Beets, Papaya and Green/Red/Yellow or Orange peppers, just to name a few."

helpful links: Quality Hay and Pellets in bulk & Pampering your Pig & Cheaper, Larger Cages & Bedding & Essential Guinea Supplies & Proper Diet & Cavy Savvy Vets & "What's Normal? What's Not?" & Social Life & Boy or Girl? & "What is Rescuing and Adopting?" & Social Cause Marketing & Guinea Pigs in DC/MD/VA

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