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A medium-sized rodent from the Andes.

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Is there anything safe to put on a Naked or Skinny guinea pigs skin

I recently picked up a Skinny cavy boar. The person that originally rescued the guinea pig did not know anything about them or how to care for them and turned to me since I raise guinea pigs. He ...
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What are the arguments against neutering a guinea pig?

My cavy is interacting poorly with my rabbits and it seems to primarily be based around hormones. The shelter that I rescued my guinea pig doesn't fix their guinea pigs because they claim they are "...
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Is there a reason guinea pigs need a cage without a wire bottom?

I picked up a pair of guinea pigs this weekend and I noticed that all of the guinea pig cages I find for sale in the stores and online have solid bottoms, as opposed to a wire mesh bottom many rabbit ...
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How can I un-train a guinea pig so it won't 'wheet' when it hears plastic or the refrigerator door?

I recently rescued a guinea pig, and it has clearly been trained to understand what the refrigerator door is and that treats usually come inside plastic crinkly things. The problem is, anytime he's ...
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What distinct sounds do guinea pigs make? and what onomatopoeias are commonly used to describe them?

I've been reluctant to ask this question as there many lists like this all over the net. However, another question I had about cavies made that there isn't a good list of all synonyms and what ...
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