Guinea Pigs Club :: FAQ’s & Questions
In this FAQ’s section you can find some questions that maybe you would like to know about your Guinea Pigs. The lifespan for guinea pigs is between five and eight years, depending on breed, how well it is look after, exercise etc. How often should my guinea pig’s claws be clipped? The more frequently a guinea pig can walk/run on a hard surface, the less frequently they will need clipping, as they will wear down themselves. A guinea pig that spends a lot of time on grass or in its hutch will need its claws clipping more often. I have seen my guinea pigs eating their own droppings. It is normal for a guinea pig to eat their own droppings, known as coprophagy. The guinea pig is not eating its hard droppings but the small, moist droppings, which it takes directly from its anus. My guinea pigs have ruined several water bottles by chewing the spouts. If possible buy a bottle with a metal spout, preferably stainless steel, as aluminum is a soft metal and a guinea pig might be able to chew through it. Whatever type of water bottle you have, you must check it regularly to ensure that the water flows freely and always make sure fresh, clean water is supplied. Number one is that it might think you are feeding it and nip your finger instead. Or your guinea pig is frightened of you and, biting in self defense – specially new or young pets. You need to try to handle your guinea pig more often and talk to it in a ‘soft’ tone of voice. The Latin name for guinea pigs is ‘Cavia porcellus’. Guinea pigs do not get along with mice, rats or hamsters.
God told the Israelites which animals they were not to eat. Without exception, all animals that consume “Secondary material”-in other words, animals that eat animals-are unclean. All birds that eat other animals and do not have a crop are considered unclean. This animal has a similar digestive system to the clean animals; so what is the problem? The camel had to adapt to a desert environment in order to survive. It underwent a physiological adaptation where instead of sweating and losing its body water, the camel’s body temperature rises to higher levels than before. This allows the level of toxins in its body to rise to very high levels as well. The level of toxins in its tissues is far higher than in other herbivores. Bile salts, fatty acids, gases, and ammonia levels are all at unacceptable levels for human consumption. Pigs are kept in batteries where only a few pigs get the food. Any tissue from these animals makes them very unclean indeed. When “Clean” animals leave the farms, only 15% of the meat is contaminated. When the pig meat leaves the abattoir, 80% is contaminated, and when it reaches the butcher, the level of contamination is virtually 100%. The “Clean” animals have only a 40% contamination level by this stage. Many people are allergic to pork because of the high histamine levels, and pork also encourages the formation of excessive amounts of mucous in our bodies. Pigs have high levels of bacteria such as campylobacta and salmonella. God is concerned with the health of all His creatures: human and animal.
Products from animals
Animals are pets, they are raised as food and they provide products important to everyday life. Lard is fat from pig abdomens and is used in shaving creams, soaps, make-up, baked goods and other foods. So what products do beef animals give us? Beef cattle provide different cuts of meat that many of us eat every day. Dairy products are often used in cooking and baking and contain calcium, which can help to strengthen your bones. When dairy animals can no longer produce milk, they are often used for meat, primarily in the form of ground beef. Male dairy calves, called bull calves, that are not used for beef are often used for veal. Gelatin is used in shampoos, face masks and other cosmetics. We use all three of these animals for meat production. Feathers from ducks and geese are also used as stuffing in jackets and pillows. Sheep skins are turned into leather used in car upholstery, clothing and shoes. The bones, hooves and horns of sheep are also used to make products such as gelatin, tape, brushes and pet food ingredients. All wools can be used to make clothing such as sweaters, socks and scarves. Fish eggs, called caviar, are also used as food and are considered a delicacy. Honey can be used as an all-natural sweetener and in hand lotions, soaps, natural cough suppressant and also as a natural form of energy. You might have known about meat, milk and eggs, but did you ever realize how many other products there are from animals? When we use by-products from animals, we can reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly.