Quote from Manon Tremblay veterinarian
Cecotropes are small, shiny stools that are lighter than regular stools. They contain protein and vitamin B, among other things. Cecophagy is an essential behaviour that allows you to get the most nutrients from an austere diet. Animals that do not consume caecotropes tend to lose weight, digest fibre less efficiently and recycle fewer minerals.
Effect of heat on the Guinea Pig
Guinea pigs do not have sweat glands. Unable to sweat, it does not tolerate high temperatures.
Toothless guinea pig
Some guinea pigs are born without teeth. This birth defect can be hereditary. Therefore, these individuals should not be allowed to reproduce
The guinea pig is a strict herbivore and digests fibre very efficiently
Little guinea pigs
Little guinea pigs are surprisingly self-sufficient. They have fur, open eyes and ears and are already grooming themselves. They walk easily and explore their surroundings
Mommy guinea pig
Mommy guinea pig doesn't make nests and is normally not very nervous. Cannibalism of the young is not a concern in this species
A shy animal
Guinea pigs are shy and naturally fearful. We must approach it gently and kindly
It is by dragging its hindquarters on the ground that the guinea pig marks its territory
Guinea pig is a good candidate for pet therapy. It cheers up the sick and forces the elderly to move their arthritic fingers.