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Teddy guinea pig

Teddy The Guinea Pig is a popular pet for children thanks to its medium-length, thick, dense hair. This is an interesting breed that loves attention.

As the name suggests, it is often said that this particular guinea pig looks like a stuffed toy. Like a teddy bear, these fluffy animals are known primarily as soft and cuddly, but in reality they come in two variants: one with plush (soft) hair and the other with coarse (thick) hair.

Teddy pigs are an excellent pet. They are extremely low-maintenance, quickly bond with their owners and have an energetic and friendly temperament.

Caring for your guinea pig Teddy

While this is an undemanding breed, it is still recommended that you brush your hair at least once a week. A gentle brushing helps remove loose hair from your guinea pig’s hair.

Teddy pigs, who like to play outdoors, need to be bathed occasionally (up to 3 times a year), but not very often because their skin is dry. You also need to make sure you use a special shampoo from your local vet. US Teddy guinea pigs that do not play outside may not always need a bath.

The only special care that this breed’s guinea pig requires is to carefully monitor earwax build-up in the ears, which should be cleaned from time to time with a warm, damp towel to gently wipe the inside of the ears.

US Teddy pig – feeding

Hay is important for both bedding and fodder. It is important that the Teddy guinea pig is fed a variety of health foods, not just commercially available pellets. Teddy pigs’ diet should include: Timothy hay, vegetables, fruits, and pellets.

In addition to keeping hay for the guinea pig litter, timothy hay should be fed by placing it in its feed area. Encourage your guinea pigs to eat hay by mixing it with other recommended foods.

Fruit and vegetables should be served in moderation as too much of them can cause diarrhea. Check with your local vet if you’re unsure about how much fruit and vegetables you can offer your cavia.

Be careful when choosing food pellets for your pets. Not all pellets are created equal, and high-quality pellets are much better for the health of your little friends. Look for pellets containing fiber, protein and vitamin C, your local vet should be able to help you find a high quality pellet for your pets.

Never give guinea pigs any of the following foods: Dairy, Meat, Chocolate or candy, Iceberg Lettuce, Corn, Tomato Leaves, Potatoes, Rhubarb, Multi-Vitamins, Raw Beans, or anything containing sugar.

Also, make sure that you never provide your guinea pigs with grass or hay that has been treated with any kind of pesticide. Regardless of whether the hay is intended for fodder or bedding.

Make sure you choose a time of day for feeding your guinea pig that you can maintain consistently. Teddy pigs are on a schedule and will get stressed if their meal times vary from day to day.

Guinea pig cage Teddy

Choosing the right home for your guinea pig is an important process. Their home should keep them safe, have plenty of space to play and rest, and provide shelter from adverse weather conditions.

Many guinea pig cages available at a typical pet store do not have enough space to accommodate a fully adult guinea pig, so check dimensions when looking for a cage.

It’s important to think ahead and choose a cage that will have plenty of room for your guinea pigs when they are adult. Remember that they won’t always be that small. When it comes to the health and happiness of guinea pigs, the larger the cage, the better. Especially if you have more than one guinea pig.

The larger guinea pig house has the following advantages:

  • Increased chance to exercise – which in turn has a huge impact on the health of your guinea pigs
  • Easier to clean – larger cages are more accessible and easier to clean
  • Social Benefits – US Teddy with enough space have a better chance of being comfortable in their home and as such will be happier and more sociable when dealing with their owners.
  • Mental stimulation – a larger environment gives pets more opportunities to express themselves freely and explore their surroundings
  • Ability to express natural behavior – these animals need a large area to explore, pop corn, run laps and communicate freely with each other.

The minimum cage space required for a single Teddy pig is 76cm x 91cm or 0.7m / 2. The more guinea pigs you want to have, the larger their cage should be.

  • To house two guinea pigs, the cage should have an area of at least 0.7-1 m / 2.
  • To house three guinea pigs, the cage should be at least 1-1.2 m / 2 in size.
  • To keep four guinea pigs, the cage should be at least 1.2-1.3 m / 2.
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