Will a ferret kill a guinea pig?
Ferrets are carnivores and except for a rare ferret or two, they will kill (and perhaps eat) guinea pigs, mice, rats, birds, snakes, rabbits, fish, etc.
Are guinea pigs related to pigs?
In scientific classification, guinea pigs are not part of the pig family. Guinea pigs are part of the family Caviidae, which also includes maras, mountain cavies, and other South American rodents. Pigs are part of the family Suidae, which are hoofed mammals and includes wild and domestic pigs and hogs.
Why does a guinea pig want to eat another guinea pig?
A guinea pig that is recovering from an illness or has trouble chewing hay might prefer to eat another guinea pig’s cecotropes for a boost of nutrients. A guinea pig will stay completely still if it senses danger or feels threatened. This behavior may be brought about by a sudden change in its environment or a loud noise.
What kind of food do guinea pigs eat?
Guinea pigs can be fed with timothy hay all through the day. Diet rich in fiber helps in the peristaltic movement of the food. That keeps the digestive tract clear and avoids any congestion. Also, hay keeps the guinea pig busy eating.
Is it possible for a guinea pig to die?
Yes she will probably die en route but you have other guinea pigs and a vet might be able to examine or swab to check she’s not infectious. Poor you and your poor guinea.
Can a female guinea pig live with a male guinea pig?
If she is living with a male, this will ensure population control and prevent multiple litters of guinea pigs. Besides preventing babies, females often develop uterine and ovarian issues, including various cancers, and having your female spayed can prevent these issues.
How are guinea pigs different from other pets?
Guinea pigs love is shown differently from other pets. The fact that guinea pigs are prey animals, who have built-in run and hide in DNA, also leads many humans to misunderstand how much our guinea pigs actually love us. The following list may be deemed as milestones and quests to win over a guinea pig’s heart.
Is it true that guinea pigs do not smell?
If everything is in order: no, guinea pigs do not smell. Yes, they will have some animal scent to them. But that is simply their natural odor, and hardly offensive. However, when neglected or put in unsanitary conditions, you will notice a smell.
Why do guinea pigs still live in the wild?
It is just their survival mechanism. Though they no longer live in the wild, guinea pigs still retain some of their wild instincts. For instance, guinea pigs still scurry to safety whenever they hear a strange noise or see a possible threat. When something approaches, their DNA kicks in before they start thinking and assessing the situation.
What does it mean when guinea pig bites another guinea pig?
Bite attacks are no longer warning nips, they are lunges with intent to harm. Combination of raised hackles, loud and angry teeth chattering, rumblestrutting in place with the head staying in one position while facing the other guinea pig doing the same thing.