Equipment A.) Cage B.) Glass and Metal Water containers C.) Feeder D.) Igloo Homes E.) Playpen
FoodA.) Guinea Pig dietB.) Timothy HayC.) Treats(chew toys and veggies)D.) Vitamin C tablets
Education A-Z A.) partner of same gender B.) Rex species is fluffy C.) Need Vitamin C D.) Cage cleaned once a week E.) They have tails, but you can’t see them F.) Cavy was the first name for Guinea Pig
G.) Guinea pigs originate from South America H.) They are not actually in the pig family I.) They can develop relationships for all mammals, including dogs J.) When happy they purr like a cat K.) They “popcorn” when excited L.) Male are called a boar while a female is called a sow M.) They live somewhere between 7 and 10 years of age N.) Guinea Pigs have 14 toes
O.) Each Guinea pig has 5 types of fur that make the coat Q.) They need daily quality time with human family R.) Sensitive to loud noise S.) Relaxed when stretched out T.) Their Latin Name, Cavia Pocellus, means tiny pig U.) They usually reach 8-10” in length V.) They could memorize a path to food for months
W.) Guinea Pigs are exceedingly good swimmers X.) When in a cage alone it becomes stressed and depressed Y.) Will not try to escape even if door is left open Z.) They were first bred as a food source in the Andy’s
Every ThursdayCleaned by both of usIf Mom were to clean it would cost $20Every time After that would be another $5
They Each have their own unique personalityThey give us responsibilityThey love you, which leads to happinessDon’t need toysThey are social
You have to watch them while they’re outThey smellNeeds Lots of attention daily
TheShort Haired Guinea Pig is most like their ancestors the Cavia. Short HairedCavia Guinea Pig
The Abyssinian Guinea pig isfluffy, which is because itshair is not constant but rathergrows in 8 tufts on its back.
The Himalayan is much likea Siamese cat; it is bornwhite but its ears, face, andpaws grow darker with age.
The Peruvian was built for snow; its first coat reaches a foot in length and is backed by a second thicker coat.
ASilkie has long flowing hairthat grow backwards butnever forwards.
The Rex is fluffy, but has shorter hair. It is the most commonly known guinea pig.
Teddyare a uniquespecies because theyhave hair on their bellies.
A Texel is much like aSilkie but its hair curls.
Cost Cost For each For each For each Cost (max) (minimum) Average (max) (minimum) averageup front 442 251 353 221 125.5 176.51month 12 5 10 6 2.5 56months 72 30 60 36 15 301 year 144 60 120 72 30 60