Author: Dr.Hannah Godfrey

Dr. Hannah Godfrey is a small animal vet with a love of dentistry and soft tissue surgery. She mainly writes about dogs, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Learn more about Hannah here.

Guinea pigs are a very popular pet, especially among young families. However, if you have a few pet guinea pigs, you might wonder whether guinea pigs can become cannibals, especially if you have young children who would struggle to understand. In this article, we’ll learn about the different situations where your guinea pig might be prone to cannibalism and what you can do to help reduce the risk of cannibalism among your guinea pig herd. Are guinea pigs cannibals? Guinea pigs are herbivores and not usually cannibals. However, in rare instances where they are extremely stressed, malnourished, or lacking certain…

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Once considered the perfect easy and low-maintenance pet for young children, there’s now a growing understanding of how to properly care for guinea pigs. So, can you keep them outdoors, or can guinea pigs die from cold? It’s possible for guinea pigs to thrive both when housed indoors and outdoors. However, if they are kept solely outdoors, you will need to ensure that they have plenty of insulation because guinea pigs can die from cold if you don’t take measures to keep them warm. In this article, we’ll outline what temperatures are safe for guinea pigs and how you can…

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Corgis can make great pets, whether they’re the Pembroke or Cardigan variety. They’re affectionate and tend to be good with other dogs and children. They don’t shed hair, drool, or bark much, and they’re relatively easily trained. What’s not to love? Despite their lovely temperament and pleasant characteristics, there are some health problems that Corgis are prone to, perhaps exacerbated by overbreeding to encourage their short stature and easily recognizable body shape. So, do Corgis have hip problems? Corgis are regularly affected by hip problems, and bad hips can cause them pain even when they are less than a year…

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