Many people are afraid to get animals. Some pets, especially rodents, are not famous for long-livers, but do not want to become attached to a creature that lives on for 3 years. Life expectancy is up to 15 years. these are guinea pigs.
These funny pigs
And yet, because of its beauty, how much because of the nutritional value. Guinea pig is considered a delicacy in Ecuador and Peru. It must be indecent.
Although it is impossible to say for sure, guinea pigs still live. Life expectancy may depend on many factors:
- conditions of detention;
On average, the rodent will live up to 10 years. However, up to 13-15 years.
Currently, there are more than 25 breeds of guinea pigs. They themselves strive for themselves, so combing the hair with a brush is not a mandatory activity.
Care and Feeding
Very simple: feed once a day, change sawdust once a week. It will not be if you clean the cage regularly. These rodents are very clean and smell like hay.
Apples, cabbage, carrots, lettuce. Sweet fruits can only be present as a treat. From spring to autumn, you can feed on grass, in winter – sprouted crops. Meat, milk, eggs, fried and boiled vegetables, cereals. Pets allowed rye cracker. If you notice that your pig eats its litter – do not worry, this is normal.
The cell is filled with sawdust and wood shavings. Be sure to place a mineral salt stone in the pig’s dwelling next to the drinker.
This is very dangerous for rodents.
In the foothills, where guinea pigs live in the wild, these animals form entire colonies. So it’s better to start two guinea pigs at once.
On the lifespan of bald pigs
Contrary to popular belief, how long guinea pigs live is practically independent of the breed. Although live guinea pigs may be aware that such breeds barely live up to 3 years.
Bald guinea pigs come in two breeds: skinny and baldwin. Baldwin appeared as a fun mutation. Skinny is the result of experiments by dermatologists. Initially, they were light, red-eyed and completely bald; those that are sold now are the result of crossbreeding with other breeds.
Be that as it may, how many guinea pigs and baldwin live.
Remember that your guinea pig depends on you. Do not forget to take care of them daily and give them at least a little affection.