can any one ansew these things? guinea pig

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Johnn, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Im buying my friend a guinea pig for there birthday on tuesday and i was just wondering how do i know if a guinea pig is healthy or not? and how should she introduce it to her other guinea pig??
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were you, I'd go to wherever you're getting the pig from, and let her pick one out, maybe bring her current pig along too to see if they'll get along.

    Then pay for it. It's just so much easier that way.
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    they wont come bacause she wants it to be a suprise
     
  4. PoemSpinner

    PoemSpinner Out Of The Brooder

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    When picking out guinea pigs you want to look for a few things:

    *Clear eyes, no discharge from the corners of eyes or any cloudiness
    *Nose should not have discharge
    *Mouth should not have saliva coming out of it, teeth should fit together nicely and not be super long or uneven
    *Listen to the guinea pig's breathing, it should not be raspy
    *Use your hands to feel the guinea pig and make sure their are no out of place lumps on the underside
    *Be sure to take a look at the feet and look for any swollen, red, or open sores

    I highly encourage you get more than one guinea pig. Guinea pigs are herd animals and really need other guinea pigs for companionship.

    With that being said, good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    yeah my friend already has guinea pigs she just wants another
     

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