Guinea pigs are one of the most beloved types of pets. They do not need to walk like dogs. They are not independent in nature, like cats.
Guinea pigs are less exotic and, therefore, animals are more affordable financially than, for example, mini-pigs.
This species of rodents is sociable and calm. The animals allow the brothers to hand and stroke the fur. When the pet (especially for the long-haired pigs) begins to molt.
How is molting in guinea pigs
Guinea pigs usually molt in late summer. beginning of autumn and end of winter. early spring, and some year-round. this is due to the peculiarities of the “bezylazny” apartment living.
If everything goes without negative consequences. This process is delayed and delivers unpleasant and even painful sensations.
Be sure to feed the pig sprouted oats, herbs, fresh fruits and vegetables – apples, pears, bananas, tangerines, oranges, cucumbers, beets, carrots and cabbage. The latter, like peas, should be given in small quantities. If during molting the animal eats poorly. it is necessary to water it with vitamin G glucose diluted in water.
To add some sugar to it. You need to give such a medicine with a teaspoon.
Why do guinea pigs molt?
This is due to the fact that the sea has no pigs. This is due to lack of vitamins as well as stress. The animal could scare something.
Sometimes even cells rearrange cells from one room to another. It will be loud music and screaming for the whole house.
A more serious cause of hair loss is fleas or subcutaneous ticks. The main signs of this – the animal often runs around the cage. To get rid of parasites, the hair of the nursery must be processed.
If the coat continues to fall out, the help of a veterinarian is needed.
It is necessary to monitor the cleanliness of the litter of the animal. In addition, it is recommended that short-haired guinea pigs comb a soft brush so that they are not in the month and always – during the molting period. Long-haired rodents arrange this procedure twice a week, and in molting – daily.
Koltuny need to be cut with scissors. If you follow all these rules, the pet’s hair will be fluffy, soft and, most importantly, healthy.