Pet Rabbits – Choosing a Rabbit

Novices seeking a rabbit for a pet are often surprised to learn how many different types there are. The American Rabbit Breeders Association recognizes about 50 different breeds, though they have strict criteria. There are many more. They range from the American to the Vienna. There are breeds that weigh a couple of pounds, like…

Guinea Pigs – Accessories For Your Cavy

Guinea Pigs are docile, but not completely sedentary. They enjoy burrowing, exploring and interacting with animals and other elements in their environment. Giving them lots of variety will keep them mentally active for those hours you’re away. That helps keep them stimulated, a vital component of an overall health program. Animals with nothing to do…

Guinea Pigs – Cavy Behavior

Guinea pigs, or cavies, are like any other species in having a number of distinctive behaviors. Within that broad outline, of course, each pig will have its own peculiarities. It’s the latter that makes detailing the former a little tricky. Most guinea pigs enjoy companionship, both of other cavies and of humans. How do we…

Guinea Pigs – Common Illnesses Among Cavies

Guinea pigs are subject to a number of common illnesses, including respiratory infections, skin problems and genetic disorders. One common source of many skin conditions, for example, are the Trixacarus caviae, or mange mites. These small parasites cause itching, which can lead to excessive scratching and hair loss. Another common source, especially among those who…