3 edition of Guinea pigs found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
|Series||Get to know your pet|
|LC Classifications||SF459.G9 J64 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||32 p. :|
|Number of Pages||32|
|LC Control Number||2007043437|
But pigsparticularly the long-haired breedsrequire frequent brushing and combing to stay clean and tangle-free. Do not use materials such as sawdust, cedar chips, or fabrics that may cause respiratory or other health problems. Fuller published his expose of the food, drug and cosmetic industries, honoring Kallet and Schlink by entitling his book , Guinea Pigs: New Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics. When choosing floor linings and cage furnishings, keep in mind that guinea pigs will chew on just about anything to wear down their constantly growing teeth, so everything placed in the cage must be nontoxic. Subscribe today The origin of the colloquial name guinea pig is a subject of much debate.
Treatment of disease is made more difficult by the extreme sensitivity guinea pigs have to most antibioticsincluding penicillinwhich kill off the intestinal flora and quickly bring on episodes of diarrhea and in some cases, death. The difference is only a matter of form. Extensive reform and overhaul in government regulation and inspection of the food and drug industry is needed in order to adequately protect consumers from corporations and manufacturers who do not place the health of the consumer before profit. Also popular among breeders are the Peruvian and the Sheltie or Silkieboth straight longhair breeds, and the Texela curly longhair. They are also used internationally as laboratory animals for studies of anatomynutritiongeneticstoxicologypathologyserum development, and other research programs.
Use plenty of lining materialshredded ink-free paper or commercial nesting materials available at pet-supply stores, for examplebecause guinea pigs will use the material as both bedding and bathroom. Shorthair breeds are typically brushed weekly, while longhair breeds may require daily grooming. The reason for potential calcification is a metabolic disease, like ochronosis. Several breeds of domesticated guinea pigs exist, which are sometimes grouped by coat texture and hair length.
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Make sure adopters understand that these little guys have lots of requirements, including a roomy cage, specialized diet, daily cleanup, and gentle handling, and that an adult should be the primary caretaker.
The reason for potential calcification is a metabolic disease, like ochronosis. Whatever room you use, maintain the temperature at degrees to minimize the risk of respiratory disease. Among rodents, domestic guinea pigs are fairly large, weighing to 1, grams roughly 1 to 3 pounds and having a body 20 to 40 cm 8 to 16 inches long.
Cons: Promotes small cages sizes, housing outside, recommends dog flea shampoos, newspaper for bedding.
All publication information is provided, along with a brief description of the book. The moniker could also have originated with a mispronounced form of the word Guiana, the name of the region where some guinea pigs were collected. They also call for stronger laws, tougher penalties for offending companies, and a much more concerted effort from authorities to implement consumer protection laws.
The best balance of indoor and outdoor time will depend on a variety of factors, including your climate. And it tells us that Big Pharma is ready, willing, and able to put the most vulnerable among us at risk to keep those mega-dollars rolling in.
And since the s, researchers have been tinkering with the idea that Guinea pigs book of this hormone have something to do with social interactions — how well or not we relate to others — including having close relationships and falling in love.
Extensive reform and overhaul in government regulation and inspection of the food and drug industry is needed in order to adequately protect consumers from corporations Guinea pigs book manufacturers who do not place the health of the consumer before profit.
They move together in groups herds eating grass or other vegetation, and do not store food. Female genitals are distinguished by a Y-shaped configuration formed from a vulvar flap.
Pneumonia may also be accompanied by torticollis and can be fatal. Yet nobody is ever fired. Reproduction Pregnant sow one week before delivering three pups Males reach sexual maturity in 3—5 weeks, while females can be fertile as early as 4 weeks old, and can carry litters before they are adults.
In children's literature The Fairy Caravana novel by Beatrix Potter and Michael Bond 's Olga da Polga series for children,  both feature guinea pigs as the protagonist. The most common varieties found in pet stores are the English shorthair also known as the Americanwhich have a short, smooth coat, and the Abyssinianwhose coat is ruffled with cowlicksor rosettes.
Fuller published his expose of the food, drug and cosmetic industries, honoring Kallet and Schlink by entitling his book , Guinea Pigs: New Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics.
You should allow at least 7. Line the bottom of their cage with newspaper or puppy pads and add your bedding.I had guinea pigs when I was younger. We had a book that said it was ok to feed them tomatoes, but then one died after only 4 days.
He was the male and "hogged" the food from the females which is why they affected him more. We later found out tomatoes were not safe for guinea pigs. Sep 30, · The latter, out Tuesday, is the newest installment in the series and features exactly what it promises: beautiful pictures of guinea pigs dressed in historically accurate clothing, acting out the Author: Mackenzie Dawson.
Poly Pig and Sweetie make a new friend, Lollipop. The three guinea pigs have scary moments when the children leave them outside unsupervised, but it all ends well.
Illustrations are crafted from felt, beads, and glue. $ per book, plus $ per book for s/h within the USA; $ per book for International. Guinea Pigs (Book): Ganeri, Anita. We apologize that the library’s mobile app is experiencing technical difficulties. Guinea Pigs (Book): Marsico, Katie: Discover some of the most fascinating animals in the world with the Nature's Children series.
Readers will discover how these creatures survive in the wild, how they raise their young, and how they are related to other species. Each title also raises important ideas about conservation by examining the animal's current status and explaining the ways humans.
'Rumblestrut': guinea pigs can use a sway, accompanied by a rumble or purr, to intimidate a rival or to attract a mate. 'Popcorn': this animated combination of shaking, leaping and skipping signifies guinea-pig happiness. Handling and playing with your guinea pig. Always wash your hands before (and after) picking up or petting guinea pigs.