OTHER PETS

Small animal purchase: What you have to pay attention to

The decision is certain: not dog or cat, but small animals should enrich your family in the future. A species-appropriate cage and the right small animal accessories have long been found – only the right residents are still missing. But where should you look for small animals? At the breeder, at the pet shop or at the shelter? If you ...

Read More »

Safe freewheel for small animals

Just in time for the freewheeling time, wobbly noses appear on the cage door in many households. Paws are pushed through the bars, here and there is excitedly squeaking. For many guinea pigs, chinchillas and other small animals, the daily freewheeling is a highlight that they can hardly wait. Leaving the familiar environment should not only satisfy the urge to ...

Read More »

10 tips for a long chinchilla life

With proper care, chinchillas can live up to 22 years. The average is around 15 years, provided the animals are kept in an appropriate manner. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Chinchillas are especially likely to suffer from incorrect feeding. As far as their diet is concerned, the South American rodents are very demanding. Therefore, a species-appropriate chinchilla food is ...

Read More »

These foods are toxic to guinea pigs

Those who are not careful can accidentally poison their guinea pigs. Many foods are unsuitable for rodents. In addition, guinea pigs are pure herbivores and have a sensitive digestive tract. An incorrect diet can therefore quickly lead to health problems in the animals. Since even at first sight small feeding errors can have serious consequences for the piglets, it should ...

Read More »

Guinea pigs as pets: The basics of the species-appropriate attitude

What you need to know about guinea pigs The guinea pig originally comes from Peru and northern Chile. The domestic domesticated guinea pig, as we know it, has a wild ancestor and relatives there. Namely, the mountain sarcophagus, which, in contrast to our domestic animals, does not live in cuddly living rooms or native gardens, but lives up to 5000 ...

Read More »

Guinea pig and rabbit together

Can I socialize guinea pigs and rabbits? Both guinea pigs and rabbits are very social animals and must be kept in groups. This gives some people the idea that you can just keep guinea pigs and rabbits together. This would have solved the problem and at the same time the chance to enjoy two species of animals. In fact, the ...

Read More »

Good guinea pig food: diet of guinea pigs

High quality food for guinea pigs is not so easy to find. While the selection for dogs and cats has grown significantly in recent years, pet owners must choose from a relatively small supply. Or they take over, similar to the BARFer among the dog and cat owners, the mixing of the feed itself directly. In any case, a species-appropriate ...

Read More »

Keep guinea pigs alone

Guinea pigs are reputed to be rather undemanding pets. The furry pigs are also recommended for children. Because – in contrast to hamsters and rats – they are diurnal, so have about the same daily rhythm as the human offspring. Nevertheless guinea pigs are only partially suitable for children. Although they are tame, but they do not like to touch ...

Read More »