by Isabel Day. Published 1984 by Hamlyn in London.
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In this book, Gordon the Guinea Pig reveals how readers should go about choosing pet guinea pigs, what supplies they will need. Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.
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Guinea pigs have personal preferences about being petted, and they often give signals about when you’ve rubbed the right spot or the wrong on. Where a guinea pig is at the time you pet him or her is important for safety. Guinea pigs should always be on a stable surface before you attempt petting. This often means in the cage, on the floor, or on your lap. Never pet your guinea pig at a place where your friend might fall, such as a table edge. You can’t predict whether your guinea pig might popcorn or execute another quick movement that could end in a fall. Petting while carrying your guinea pig in your arms could be risky because both hands should be busy holding your guinea pig.
Guinea pigs can make lovely pets, but there are a few things you should know before deciding to get on. Guinea pigs are very social animals and are at their happiest living with other guinea pigs. Keep a same-sex pair to ensure you don't have any unwanted litters. Females can be kept together, as can males without any issues. Be aware that sometimes personality differences in the animals will mean certain guinea pigs won't get along. Introducing them as babies is the best way to get a pair to bond, though even adults can usually be introduced with care. 03 of 07. Guinea Pigs Need a Large Cage.
Guinea pigs are smaller pets, but they require plenty of space, time, effort, and human interaction. If you are willing to give your guinea pig a good home with proper food, attention, living space, grooming, and veterinary care, you will be rewarded with a happy, healthy, cute, and fun guinea pig. Steps. Frequent handling each day is essential to your guinea pigs’ happiness. Talk to your guinea pigs, cuddle them, carry them, and pet them as often as you can. Set aside plenty of time to play with your guinea pi. .