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Guinea Pigs Health

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A guinea pigs health should be assessed by a veterinarian; look at an aviary picture and you'll see that they're quite large. These animals have short and broad head. Their body is compact with no tail. An adult animal reaches a length of 25-36 cm. Boars are larger than sows and their average life span is 4-7 years, although they can live up to 10 years. Just like any other animals, these rodents have health problems. They are susceptible to respiratory viruses. Catching one virus can be fatal for the animal. They can also have diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, hair loss, and lack of activity and appetite. They also have problems with constantly-growing front teeth. Provide them with chewing items, such as apple, birch or willow branches, dried (whole grain) bread crusts, hay and/or firm vegetables such as carrots and broccoli stems. A guinea pigs health should be assessed by a veterinarian; look at an aviary picture and you'll see that they're quite large.

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Guinea Pigs Health

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Nowadays these cute little animals are very popular pets. They earn their popularity because of their availability, docile temperaments, tendency not to bite or scratch when handled, relatively clean habits and just cute and funny appearance. As cavies are social animals, it is recommended to buy at least a couple of them. But before you go to a breeder or a pet shop, try to educate yourself about the care for the species. Donít forget that cavies will need regular veterinary exams, which should be done about twice a year. A guinea pigs health should be assessed by a veterinarian; look at an aviary picture and you'll see that they're quite large.

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