We Pigs News for 05-17-2018

How to Feed Guinea Pigs: Easy-To-Follow Feeding Schedule

Between the fruits and veggies, the hay and pellets, the lettuce and well, anything else they can nibble on guinea pigs are truly big-time eaters. With its low nutritional value and high nitrate content, iceberg can be dangerous for guinea pigs since it often causes diarrhea and leads to dehydration. Like humans, guinea pigs cannot generate Vitamin C. When there’s a lack of this vitamin in their diet, they can contract scurvy, a condition that causes them to become very sick and possibly die. Potatoes and their skins, along with rhubarb leaves, have toxins and are considered hazardous to guinea pigs. 

Pass on hay that’s yellow and hard as that’s not actually hay, it’s straw! We have a hay feeder, and it does an excellent job of keeping the hay nice and organized, while ensuring easy access. Guinea Pig Feeding ScheduleFoodMonday*with fresh water, hay and pelletsRed pepper. Fruit Day!Tuesday*with fresh water, hay and pelletsGreen pepper. Lettuce mixWednesday*with fresh water, hay and pelletsYellow/orange pepper. 

Fruit Day!Thursday*with fresh water, hay and pelletsRed pepper. Lettuce mixSaturday*with fresh water, hay and pelletsYellow/orange pepper. Fruit Day!Sunday*with fresh water, hay and pelletsRed pepper. 

Keywords: [“hay”,”water”,”guinea”]
Source: https://www.animallama.com/guinea-pigs/guinea-pig-feeding-schedule

Sugar Mountain Farm

Hen on Sow Over the years I have heard a lot of people say that pigs will kill chickens and they can’t be kept together. We keep our pigs and chickens together, along with ducks and geese and in the past guineas. I think the reason some people have had problems with pigs killing chickens has to do with them keeping the pigs penned up. They have plenty to eat, unlimited free feed of pasture/hay and whey. By penning the pigs people may be creating corners and tight spots where chickens can’t get away from a nosey pig. 

Then between the pig being hungry, bored and the chicken not being able to easily get away they get chicken PgNuggets. Since our chickens can easily get away, and they’re highly mobile, the pigs never learn to hunt chickens. The good thing about keeping pigs and chickens together is the chickens clean up after the pigs, break up manure patties and eat flies. This organic pest control works wonderfully and avoids the need to resort to pesticides. Outdoors: 70°F/47°F Partially Sunny, Some Thunder, Light Rain.Tiny Cottage: 71°F/67°F. 

Daily Spark: If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. 

Keywords: [“chicken”,”pig”,”away”]
Source: http://sugarmtnfarm.com/2012/06/07/chickens-and-pigs

Skinny Pig, Guinea Pig Care and Keeping Hairless Guinea Pigs

The Skinny Pig is a very unusual, yet an increasingly popular breed of Guinea Pig. There are actually two types of Hairless Guinea Pig, this one and another called the Baldwin Guinea Pig. Skinny Pigs are as curious and mischievous as any other breed of Guinea pig, but some owners and breeders claim that they are more outgoing. Skinny Pigs do not require the brushing that other Guinea pigs need, but they do have certain special needs. The Skinny Pig has almost no hair on most of its body. 

The Skinny pig can display any of the basic colors and patterns of the Guinea pig. Be sure to provide your guinea pig with a good home and a proper diet. Guinea pigs need plenty of exercise and they also love to play. Guinea pigs are social creatures and will like to have a companion. Skinny Pigs are becoming easier to find, but breeders may be hard to come by in some areas. 

Guinea Pigs come in many varieties and are readily available at pet stores, shelters, and rescues. A healthy guinea pig will have brilliant eyes, good sound teeth, and a healthy coat. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”Guinea”,”breed”]
Source: http://animal-world.com/encyclo/critters/guin_pig/SkinnyPig.php


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We only board rabbits and guinea pigs- check out our boarding options and plan for your pets holiday with us! STORE FAVOURITES. FOOD CRAVING TAMER BOWL INDOOR C&C CAGE STAYBOWL – TIP PROOF BOWL. Congratulations to our last winners of our giveaway to WIN a Wheek Wagon! Keep an eye out for our next competition in Easter 2018! 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Guinea”,”care”]
Source: http://www.guineapigsaustralia.com.au

What is the scientific name for guinea pigs

The name is derived from ‘Cabiai’ in the language of the Galibi tribe of French Guiana. The origin of ‘Guinea’ is hard to explain other than they may have been brought to Europe by way of Guinea. The Guinea Pig does not originate from Guinea but from the Andes where they were domesticated as early as 5000 BC. It may be that the introduction to Europe was by way of the Spanish up to 1532 as well as Dutch and English traders. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”Europe”,”way”]
Source: http://qa.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_scientific_name_for_guinea_pigs

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