Oh, Theodore! by Susan KatzCome meet Theodore: a plump, fuzzy guinea pig with a big appetite, a lot to say, and a personality all his own. As you, and his new owner, get to know him, youll find out what he eats and how he speaks. Youll also discover the work involved in caring for a pet: feeding, cleaning, and taking him out for exercise. But it hardly seems like work once your pet becomes your best friend.
With the popularity of guinea pigs as family and classroom pets, Theodores antics are sure to ring true to many readers. And for those who havent had a guinea pig of their own, these short, funny, and accessible poems will create a vivid first impression.
Complete guide to Owning your first guinea pig
Guinea pigs are social creatures, and being separated from their littermates is a stressful process. They can also be pretty jumpy by nature, and depending on the temperament of your pig, it can potentially take months for them to adapt to you. Luckily, there are some tips to make the process as easy as possible for your pig to help it get comfortable with its new home and new owner! To help your guinea pig adjust to you, talk to it every day so it gets used to your voice. Also, before you try to handle your guinea pig, let it smell your hands for a few days so it's familiar with your smell. Then, once it seems less afraid of you, hold it in your lap and give it treats to calm it down. Just avoid chasing, grabbing, or cornering your guinea pig since it will make it more afraid of you.
First time guinea pig owner and need some help please
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Guinea pigs can be lovely pets, but there are a few things you should know before making that big commitment. From expected lifespan to the social nature of guinea pigs, here are some things to consider before choosing a guinea pig as a pet. While a guinea pig doesn't live nearly as long as a cat or dog, they're still a large time commitment. Guinea pigs live on average around five to seven years, sometimes longer, so be prepared to provide care over the long term. 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.