Guinea Pig Health
Caring for Piggy Soles - The Toe-tal Guide to Bumblefoot in Guinea Pigs
Our little friends are prone to guinea pig bumblefoot - a condition that sounds cute, but really isn’t. Staying on top of piggy foot care is a great feet, our blog is the ultimate guide to guinea pig feet. Become a toe-tal guinea pig feet expert!
The Ultimate Guide to Guinea Pig Teeth
Guinea pig teeth have a special power: they never stop growing! And that’s why they can also become a troublesome health issue for our little friends. Especially older pigs seem prone to guinea pig teeth problems around their front teeth because they don’t wear them down as regularly as their younger piggy friends. So we’ve put together this ultimate guide to the right guinea pig floss-ophy (don’t worry, you don’t actually have to use floss with your pigs) that keeps your cavies cavities-free.
The Ultimate Guide to Heatstroke in Guinea Pigs
In this guide, we'll highlight everything you need to know about the dangers of hot temperatures and how to prevent heat stroke in guinea pigs. Read on to find out more!
Satin Syndrome in Guinea Pigs: Everything you Need to Know!
If you’ve noticed that your guinea pig has a distinct shiny, almost glossy appearance, this could indicate a serious health concern for your guinea pig. Read on to find out more about satin guinea pigs.
Are Guinea Pigs Good Pets?
Guinea pigs are adorable - there’s no arguing about it. The furry friends have large, dark eyes, floofy noses, and handsome hairdo’s. For many years, guinea pigs were considered good first starter pets, especially for children. But in reality, the cute critters need a lot of space, care, and time. So, are guinea pigs good pets for kids?
8 Essential Guinea Pig Supplies You Should Get
Bringing your guinea pigs home is so exciting! New piggy parents can choose from a whole list of cages, tons of toys, tasty treats, and so many other supplies needed for guinea pigs. But that’s also where it gets tricky - how do you know what supplies your guinea pigs need? How can you make sure you’re choosing high-quality items for your guinea pigs, instead of useless (and sometimes even harmful) guinea pig stuff? Kavee is all about making your piggies’ life the best it can be, so you can enjoy happy and healthy pets for as long as piggily possible. We’ve put together a guinea pig supplies list to help new piggy parents spot the most relevant supplies needed for their guinea pigs. We’ll also tell you which guinea pigs accessories are purely optional, and what to avoid when setting up your pets’ home.
Help! I am allergic to my guinea pigs!
If you find yourself sneezing and spluttering when you’re close to your piggy, you may have an allergy. Here’s our guide to coping when your piggy is making you ill.
Do Guinea Pigs Like Wearing Costumes?
When us hoomans have a reason to celebrate, we don’t want to be party poopers - so we get our precious pigs involved in our celebrations! Especially around the holiday season, some piggy parents are tempted to put Halloween costumes for guinea pigs or Christmas costumes for guinea pigs on their little floofs. Who could resist making the cute cavies look even more adorable?
How Big Do Guinea Pigs get? (+ growth Charts)
You may already be an expert on cavy care, from clean cages to the perfect diet. But not many piggy parents know that weighing their furry potatoes every wheek is a great way to monitor their wellbeing. Taking the time to regularly pop your piggy on the scales is a crucial part of cavy care and a helpful way to keep an eye on their general health and catch anything unusual early on.
Recommended Guinea Pig Vets in the USA and Canada (with Map)
We have heard all too often that guinea pig owners struggle to find a vet that has the knowledge, skills and confidence to treat small pets. That's why we created a map of recommended guinea pig vets in the USA and Canada, by polling our community of guinea pig owners.
The simplest way to cutting your guinea pigs' nails!
A lot of guinea pig parents often find the infamous nail trim session daunting! If that is your case, we’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to trim your guinea pigs nails so you can start conquering guinea pig spa day like a pro!
8 Alternatives to Critical Care liquid feed for Guinea Pigs
If you don't have critical care recovery mixtures available, it is important to still get something into your guinea pig's system. The longer a guinea pig goes without eating, the more detrimental to their health it can be. That's why we have provided some alternatives to help in their time of need.