Your guinea pig will need to have an healthy diet just like any other animal. You will have to acquire guinea pig foods or foods the guinea pig would eat in it's natural environment. Ensure that your guinea pig has fresh supplies of vegetables and fruits to keep it filled and healthy. Feed your little ball of cuteness vegetables once per day. This should be one cup full of leafy delights. You can mix your guinea pig veges and serve stuff like; Lettuce, carrot, spinach, etc. Your guinea pig will enjoy a variety of fruits such as tomatoes, ripe bananas etc. Don't over feed your guinea pig as this will result in you having an obese inactive pig which may develop health issues later.
Keep Your Pet Guinea Pig Hydrated.
All pets need fresh water
One of the most important elements of caring for any pet is providing it with fresh, clean water at all times. You can use a bowl or a bottle.
- Bottles are less messy but leak whilst bowls don't leak and are more natural for guinea pigs. However, if you use wood shavings expect to see some mess in the water bowl.
- The best water dispenser is a guinea pig/rabbit bottle with the little ball in the spout.
Guinea pigs in their natural environment will burrow in holes to keep them protected from many large predators such as birds and cats. You can create a natural bedding for your guinea pig by using shredded paper combined with soft hay for them to sleep in and keep nice and warm.
Your long hairs guinea pig will need something to keep it active and less bored. Remember, your world is small compared to that of nature and your guinea pig can sense that and hence need dome guinea pig toys to keep him going. There are chew toys, obstacle toys and many more to choose from. As a precaution, do not buy toys with easily breakaway small parts which will harm your guinea pig if chewed and swallowed.
Your longed hair Guinea pig can catch fleas from other animals such as a dog or cat. Ensure that any other animal that you may have around your long hair guinea pig is tick and flea free. If your guinea pig does get the nasty parasites, do not just take up a bottle of dog flea remover and begin dousing your pet guinea pig with it. There are a lot of effective treatments available for all parasite your long hair guinea pig may have picked up. . Your local vet will usually sell these products, and you can administer them yourself at home. It’s a good idea to take pictures of your guinea pig’s ailment to show the vet just to be sure that you’ve identified the right parasite and are purchasing the correct treatment.
Your guinea pig can become constipated due to illness or poor diet. Once you see The hard pellets get left behind in the cage. You'll know your pig is constipated. If you also notice that there are less or lack of feces in the cage, this is also a sign that your cavy is constipated. You can follow these procedures to help with your guinea pig constipation.
- Feeding your guinea pig leafy green vegetables high in both fiber and moisture is the first step toward correcting the constipation.
- Also ensure that the animal has plenty fresh water.
- Feed your cavy soft fruits such as ripe bananas to help loosen the bowel.
- Give your guinea pig a probiotic. Probiotics contain microorganisms which restore balance to the gut bacteria.
You will need a soft brush and a comb to keep your long hair guinea pig nice and groomed along with a nice clipper. You can clip the guinea pigs hair at least once every 6 weeks. If you are not verse in animal grooming, simply bring your long hair guinea pig to a pet grooming expert and have the animal groomed. See Video Below.
- Respiratory Infections. Guinea pigs spend much of their time around air that is filled with small particles, and as such they are quite prone to developing infections within their respiratory systems: their noses, throats and lungs.
- Bladder Stones.
- Urinary Problems.
Once you have all these thing down. You should be able to take good care of your long hair guinea pig. It all boils down to love, proper diet and a good and clean environment.