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6 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Are The Best Small Pet

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6 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Are The Best Small Pet

We hope you enjoyed this list we put together! It was written subjectively and by no means was meant to rule out other furrballs from being extraordinary animals (We at TCC just happen to think Cavies are the best :)

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Vitamin C

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Vitamin C

The best way to supplement with additional vitamin C is to use vitamin C tablets. You can buy vitamin C tablets specifically for guinea pigs (e.g. Oxbow's GTN-50C), or buy human chewable 100 mg tablets (note: make sure you are getting just vitamin C rather than a multivitamin formula). A quarter of a 100 mg tablet daily is a recommended dose for most adult guinea pigs. The guinea pig tablets are 50 mg, but since vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, small excesses over that daily requirement are easily excreted. Many guinea pigs will take the tablets like a treat and eat them, or they can be crushed and sprinkled on vegetables or pellets.

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I thought I heard them talking

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I thought I heard them talking

When I first met my guinea pigs they weren't happy. They were mad at the world actually. The man I took them from said: " It's not like I gave them any attention" as if it was funny. Animal neglect is never funny and there are rescues everywhere to save animals but once you have bonded with your guinea pigs you should feel responsible for them for the rest of their lives.  Needless to say, I learned the sounds very quickly and with a soft voice and routine I have been able to make friends and calm the chattering.  I...

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Presidential Piggies

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Presidential Piggies

What do the names Dr. Johnson, Bob Evans, and Father O’Grady all have in common? Hint: They're also related to a very special 'Teddy' Bear.

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How to pick up your Cavy Correctly

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Pick up guinea pigs with both hands, placing one hand under their hind legs and using the other to support their torso. Hold guinea pigs close to your body so they feel secure and keep a firm grip, so they don’t squirm and fall. Try not to squeeze too hard and always supervise children when they hold your pet.

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