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What is the scientific name for guinea pig?
Cava porcellius
What is the TPR of guinea pigs?
T > 99-103
P > 230-320
R > 42-104
What is the normal weight of guinea pigs?
700-1200g (approx 1kg)
How many digits are on the guinea pigs front feet? Rear feet?
front > 4 digits
rear > 3 digits
What is the lifespan of guinea pigs?
5 years
What is the teeth anatomy of guinea pigs?
I - 1
PM - 1
M - 3
Why are guinea pigs hard to intubate?
Palatal ostium
> opening in soft palate
When are guinea pigs sexually mature?
Sow - female > 2-3mo
Boar - male > 3-4mo
The pelvic symphasis of guinea pigs closes when?
at 6 months
**must breed before than**
What is the gestation of the guinea pig?
68 days
Guinea pig pups are ______ when born?
precocial
>self sufficient
What should the temperature and humidity of the guinea pig environment be?
temp > 65-79
humidity > 40-60%
What is the water consumption of guinea pigs?
10ml/100g/day
What is the amount of food guinea pigs should get?
6kg/100g/day
What vitamin do guinea pigs require?
Vitamin C
What disease can guinea pigs get from rats and rabbits?
Bordatella brochiseptica
What nutritional disease do guinea pigs get?
scurvy
What are the signs of scruvy?
swollen, painful joint
bleeding gums
inappetence