Posts Tagged “Guinea pig”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-Life With Little Piggies

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-Life With Little Piggies

by Brian Balla Life before guinea pigs – my fantastic beasts – was a simpler time. Saturday mornings were usually spent at the local farmer’s market or finding a new favorite hike among Oregon’s many outdoor offerings. Weekdays were spent quietly working on hobbies after work or planning fun weekend get-aways. And the spare bedroom was…

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Guinea Pig 101: How to Keep Your Cavy Happy

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Guinea Pig 101: How to Keep Your Cavy Happy

text and photos by Michele D’Amour McDanel Since having Rosie  and now Hamish, I have learned a lot about guinea pig care, and would like to share what I’ve learned for those who have guinea pigs or might be thinking about adopting one. Housing Guinea pigs need a minimum of eight square feet of floor space in…

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Rosie the Riveting Guinea Pig

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Rosie the Riveting Guinea Pig

photos and text by Michele D’Amour McDanel I first met Rosie when she’d already moved in. My husband, Patrick, had brought her to the house while I was out. She was a rescue from a family whose children weren’t caring for her adequately anymore. We eyed each other with mutual curiosity, and some trepidation on my…

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Guinea pig breeds

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Guinea pig breeds

Short haired The short coated cavy – often called the American or English- has consistently short, glossy hair without a part. This breed of cavy most resembles the Guinea pig’s relatives and ancestors in the Cavia genus. In shows, short-haired Guinea pigs are shown by their color variety – self, dalmatian, Himalayan, etc. This designation…

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Guinea pig expert

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Guinea pig expert

Photo courtesy of  Cavyspirit Teresa Murphy operates a Guinea pig rescue and will join us July 28th to discuss these adorable little creatures. Tweet

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