My guinea pig (male) weighs 7 pounds. What should I do?
He is a little over a year old.
You'll want to make sure your guinea pig is getting enough exercise. If he's just large by nature, nothing really needs to be done. If he's overweight you're going to need to limit his food. Give him a single feeding per day of a measured amount (one quarter cup of prepared food). Add chew toys and alfalfa cubes to his play area to encourage activity. An alfalfa cube will not usually cause weight gain because the animal has to work hard to get food from it, and it will help wear down his continuously growing teeth.
by kjmcivor1 9 years ago
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by saxywarrior 8 years ago
i was petting my guinea pig and he made a chirping and a purring noise. does that mean hes in pain?
by Barbara Sloan 6 years ago
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by princesspeac_958 8 years ago
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by jolenebuddy 9 years ago
my guinea pig is now outside and he is not eating what shall i do?
by Tina 8 years ago
This is the first guinea pig I have ever owned. Any advice? I have a dog and cat a and small child. The Guinea has a cage with a tight lid. The dog thinks it is a new play friend. I haven't introduced it to the cat yet becase I know what it will think!
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