WHAT IS A GUINEA PIG?
Guinea pigs are small rodents that originated in South America, where they are commonly known as a cavy.  There are three main breeds:
 

  • English or common (short, straight, and fine hair)
  • Abyssinian (rough, wiry hair in rosettes or whorls), and
  • Peruvian (long, straight, and silky hair), although various crossbreeds exist.

 If you would like to talk to an Anti-Cruelty Society behaviorist regarding this behavior topic, please call 312-645-8253 or email help@anticruelty.org to schedule a consultation.
 

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Rabbits are pets; therefore, they are emotionally and socially dependent upon people. They require a safe and secure environment in which to thrive and should be housed in an indoor environment where they can interact with family members.  Here are some tips on the right housing for your rabbit:

The cage size

Rabbits groom each other and you, if you are lucky!

They groom each other for cleanliness and also to show affection. Grooming your rabbit is a wonderful time to bond and is also necessary for your rabbit's health and wellbeing. There are four different types of grooming to consider.

Coat Care

Supplies to Get Started:

Housing
Roomy cage avoid a wire bottom
Litter-box (in cage)
Pellet bowl
Water bottle
Toys (plastic baby toys that they can chew, toss and carry are best)
Animal carrier
Running Space

Indoors
Bunny-proofed room(s)
Litter-box

Guinea pigs are social animals that prefer to live in small groups. Any group of female guinea pigs will likely become great friends, but it is harder to get adult males to bond unless they are from the same litter. You should not keep male and females together, as guinea pigs multiply quickly.