Archive for the ‘Husbandry’ Category

“To Be Allowed To Express Normal Behaviour”

The ability to express normal behaviour. To be able to burrow in hay, run and have shelter to ‘hide’ in if desired. To have a friend(s) in the correct living sized accommodation.     Hay and a compatible friend are probably the most important components for allowing guinea pigs to express “normal” behaviour. Both hay and […]

April 13, 2013   Posted in: Behaviour, Health, Husbandry, Inside The Hutch, One Is Not Enough  No Comments

First Aid

A list of what is needed for first aid for guinea pigs:  First Aid to mean” initial emergency care prior to veterinary attention”. Often this first aid treatment is potentially life saving action before guinea can be assessed by a vet. Therefore the products listed will be “must haves” as opposed to what is needed […]

April 12, 2013   Posted in: FaceBook/You Tube, Health, Husbandry, Inside The Hutch, Planet Guinea, Seasonal care  No Comments

Good Guinea Pig Health

Protection from and treatment of, illness and injury. Access to a guinea pig competent vet, find one before you need one! Some tips on keeping your guinea pig healthy. Know where your nearest guinea pig competent vet is, (vet as opposed to just the surgery, one good vet does not a good surgery make). See “Questions […]

April 10, 2013   Posted in: Bedding, Behaviour, FaceBook/You Tube, Health, Husbandry, Inside The Hutch, ratewatchers  No Comments

Guinea Pig Diet Facts

Guinea pigs need a proper diet, including fresh water (taken from the Animal Welfare Act, 5 Freedoms): Fresh food  twice daily, unlimited good hay, with hay making up the main part of the overall diet.     Hay makes up the main part of the diet, around 75-80%, feed approximately guinea’s body size in hay, how much […]

April 4, 2013   Posted in: Health, Husbandry, Inside The Hutch, ratewatchers  No Comments

April, Husbandry

“animal husbandry: care and raising of domesticated animals” defintion of husbandry from During April our theme is Husbandry- the care and management aspects of. We will be looking at basic care, based on the 5 Freedoms as recommended to DEFRA  by the RSPCA. Points we will cover are: A proper diet, including fresh water. Fresh […]

April 1, 2013   Posted in: Husbandry, Inside The Hutch  No Comments