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Life Span Of A Guinea Pig

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The life span of a guinea pig is not that long; these rodents may live between 4 and 7 years; you may wish to purchase a new-born baby instead of an adult. In the wild these animals live 4-6 years, in captivity they can live up to 7 years. In the wild they live in small family groups that consist of one male and several females. In captivity they need a wooden enclosure that should be with walls 30 cm. high, open on top and having a minimum floor area of 3,000 square cm. It is recommended to cover the floor of the cage with a thick layer of newspaper. Put wood shavings as bedding on the pieces of newspaper and do not use sawdust or cedar shavings. The cage should be cleaned out for about from 2 to 3 times a week. The life span of a guinea pig is not that long; these rodents may live between 4 and 7 years; you may wish to purchase a new-born baby instead of an adult.

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Life Span Of A Guinea Pig

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These rodents are mammals. They weigh about 2-3 pounds and are approximately 10 inches long. They have rounded stout body, short head, short legs, and no tail. They are widely spread throughout Central and South America. They are omnivores and feed on insects, and fruit. In captivity they can be fed with special food for these very animals, supplemented with carrot, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, peas, green leaves, but not lettuce, it causes colic. They should also be provided with a salt ring and “chews” to gnaw on them. The life span of a guinea pig is not that long; these rodents may live between 4 and 7 years; you may wish to purchase a new-born baby instead of an adult.

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