Sunday, October 2, 2016

Why you shouldn't Allow a guinea pig to go swimming

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I've seen the videos.   I have been tagged in a number of videos of swimming guinea pigs.  But I hate these videos.  Why?

It's not safe, and it's likely frightening the poor little guys who are placed in a pool of water.  They might *look* like they are swimming, but they are frantically trying to keep from drowning.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Why You should find a Guinea Pig Vet BEFORE you need one

Einstein wasn't feeling well here!
Over the years, I have had a number of guinea pigs.  I got Tilly when I was eight, and I'm now 29 again for the *mumble* time.

Guinea pigs are much like any other pet that they may need to see a vet.  Unfortunately, it is the rare vet that is actually trained in guinea pig care.  Some medicines are toxic to guinea pigs that are normally prescribed for other animals, so it is always good to know what medicines a guinea pig CAN take before you go to the vet.  In fact, when I was taking my pigs to a person without much training in the way of small animals, I kept a veterinary textbook in my purse about how to treat rabbits and other small animals.  It was a very expensive book, and I've since sold it because I realize how important it is for a guinea pig to be seen by a vet who already has experience with small animals and not looking up information on the spot.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bingo The Guinea Pig on Elf on the Shelf

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This is a "guest post" from Bingo the guinea pig "wrote" back in .

Hi.  I'm Bingo the guinea pig and I asked if I could do a guest post on my momma's blog.
My momma gout out the Christmas decorations this week.  Because there are no children here, only guinea pigs, we don't participate in that Elf On the Shelf phenomenon.  I sure am glad, too.  I mean have you ever looked up close at an elf?  Really?  Have you?

Friday, June 17, 2016

Guinea Pig Book review: A Reel Cool Summer

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A Reel Cool Summer by Martha Rodriguez. 

The illustrations in this book are great. They are very rich, interesting, and full of color. 

It's a cute story of two brothers and their sister who use an old video camera to make a movie. After all, it's a super hot day and they are bored. It's a day that is like lava and the mall! Their guinea pigs star as aliens in this story.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Why you Should NOT give a Guinea Pig as a Gift.

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Please note, I have had over eleven guinea pigs.  I love guinea pigs, but they aren't the right pet for everyone.  Here are some things to consider.

Guinea pigs are often seen as "Starter Pets" but I have actually recommended people get a dog instead of a guinea pig.

Some of the things to take into consideration:  They are fragile animals and can be dropped by small hands quite easily.  They are heavier at their head, and I've heard of more than one guinea pig falling to its death because it landed head first.