Home Guinea Pig Care
Right guinea pig care It is important that pets feel good and delight you with their tricks.
Guinea pigs are fed 2 times a day, once a day they are cleaned in a cage and ventilated, 2 times a week completely change the litter, once a week they wash the cage.
Before disinfecting the cage, thoroughly clean the room to remove all debris. Only in this case will disinfection make sense.
General cleaning of the cage is an important component of guinea pig care. General cleaning is carried out at least 1 time per week and includes a number of events:
- Remove all inventory from the cage and rinse thoroughly using a soap solution.
- Clean all roofs of houses and shelves from lumps of feces.
- Rinse your inventory with clean water.
- Treat the cage and inventory with a disinfectant or boiling water.
- Replace litter completely. The new litter spreads only after the cell has completely dried.
Clean the cage and wash the equipment daily.
In order for guinea pig care to be correct, you need to choose the appropriate litter. If you use special paper sold in pet stores as bedding, you can change it every 2 to 3 days. Newsprint paper is better not to use, as it contains printing ink that is harmful to pets.
Peat is also an inappropriate option, since its smallest particles cause the formation of granulomas in the lungs of small animals, and wet peat sticks to the fur.
If you hold long-haired guinea pigs, any litter changes daily.
If the litter gets wet, the chances of getting sick in guinea pigs increase. Therefore, the best litter is one that absorbs well. Wet areas are removed daily.
If hairs adhere to the grate, they are removed with wet wipes.
Potent chemicals should not be used to handle inventory and cells. This is an extreme remedy, for example, if parasites are found.
Be sure to wash the feeders after each feeding, having previously discarded uneaten perishable food. Spoiled foods can cause poisoning.
To make it more convenient for you and the guinea pigs, you can let out tamed animals for the duration of cleaning from the cage. If they have not yet adapted to your home, transplant them into a transport cage.
Keep in mind that greens quickly wither, vegetables, berries and fruits deteriorate quickly. Give your pets fresh water daily.