Guinea pigs cannot produce Vitamin C
That’s right! They cannot produce their own vitamin C so they need to be given this to help keep them healthy. The easiest way to do this is by providing them with plenty of veggies!
They do not like to live alone
Guinea pigs are social animals so need to live in groups or with another. The best pairing is 1 neutered male to a few females.
You may need to assist them with going to the toilet!
It is not uncommon for Guinea pigs to suffer with impaction where poo gets stuck in a little pocket near the anus. This is more common in boars or older Guinea pigs. If this happens, seek advice from you vet on how to remove it,
You will need to clip their nails
Guinea pigs nails continuously grow and can curl under into their paws. To avoid discomfort or injury, you should cut their nails on a monthly basis. if you are unsure how to do this, seek advice from your vet.