Health topics and care guides for keeping your guinea pigs (cavies) in good shape.
While chocolate is a much-loved treat for humans, it contains a substance that is poisonous to animals. Toxicity is most common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, but it can also affect cats and other pets.
Find out more about the common problems that can affect pet rodents.
Guinea Pigs (or Cavies) are cute little creatures but they are not easy to feed correctly. The main reason is that guinea pigs are the only species, apart from humans, who require Vitamin C included in their diet.
Guinea pigs can be a wonderful pet for the whole family, including children. It is important to remember that they rely solely on their human owner(s) for every aspect of their care.
There are several causes of skin problems in guinea pigs, including parasites, fungal infections, scurvy, barbering and abscesses.
Breeding guinea pigs is a rewarding pastime. They are easy to mate and easy to rear, but just be sure you can find good homes for the resultant babies.
Losing a pet marks the end of a special relationship and can be one of the most difficult times of our life. For children especially it can be a very traumatic event.
Be prepared with the right cage before you bring home your new guinea pig, mouse or rat.