How to Take Care of a Pet Guinea Pig Essay

800 Words Nov 12th, 2010 4 Pages
How to take care of your pet guinea pig. A guinea pig is a great first pet. He is fairly easy to take care of but can be hard as well. Guinea pigs are fun and playful pets for children of all ages. In this reading I will teach you how to care for a guinea pig. You will be able to decide after reading if this is the pet for you. You will learn how to clean your guinea’s cage, how to feed your guinea, how to bath your guinea and how to hold your guinea pig. He is fluffy and squishy but please don’t squeeze him. Guinea pigs like to be held. Be careful, you have to pick him up under his feet and hold him close to you. Guinea pigs don’t like heights they get scared if you move them to fast as well. They love …show more content…
This is your guinea pigs home. Do you like your room a certain way? Your guinea pig does too. You will need to feed your guinea pig everyday sometimes more than once a day until you get use to how much he will eat. Guinea pigs are supposed to be fat and fluffy. Do not think you are over feeding him if he is eating a few times a day. I would say to feed him a large carrot or 4 baby carrots in the am with two tablespoons of grain food. Then 6 hours later feed him some more vegetables if he has eaten his grain feed his two more tablespoons, then feed him again the same way in 6 more hours. Each day increase by a little more to see how much your guinea pig needs. Some guinea pigs like to take baths, no all do. Bathing is needed to keep the guinea pig clean and free of dandruff. You can use guinea pig shampoo or a light scented soap like baby shampoo to wash your guinea pig. Add your water to the tub or sink you plan to use then gently add the guinea pig slowly holding his feet. Slowly remove your feet from underneath the guinea pig. This is when you will begin to wash the guinea. Some will begin to swim around, other may try and run and get out, and you may want help with this step. Make sure to rinse the guinea pig very well. Dry the guinea pig with a towel, your guinea pig will like this comforting with you. Trying to dry the guinea pig with a hair dryer may cause the burn the guinea

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