How To Raise And Care For Young Guinea Pigs?

Guinea pigs are adorable pets to keep as pets. Let's find out everything you need to know about raising  & caring for young Guinea Pigs.

It is possible that you have already taken care of an adult guinea pig. That experience will definitely work, but you need to learn more for better care of your pet.

In the same way that you would take special care and attention to your child, you must do the same for your pups. After their birth, leave them with their mother for a few hours.

The Diet Plan: Guinea pigs do not take milk immediately after birth; the process may even take up to 24 hours. After three days of delivery, their mothers show them how to eat solid foods.

It is essential that guinea pigs consume milk to protect themselves against bacteria present in alternative food sources.

Guinea pigs also require fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to hay. One cup a day will be adequate for them. 

It will help if you give your guinea pigs dark green leafy vegetables rich in vitamin C. You can also include many other vitamin C-rich fruits, like pears, oranges, and apples.

How To Feed Young Guinea Pigs? Don't feed your baby guinea forcefully, be gentle and patient while introducing the milk bottle. But, before offering the bottle, make sure the baby is steady.

Drop some milk on its mouth and let it lick until it begins to drink on its own. Ensure that your Pup does not consume milk or water accidentally, 

as this could result in pneumonia, which is life-threatening. 

Water: A sipper bottle placed strategically in the cage is required to allow pups to take water comfortably.

Provide a comfortable shelter for them: It would be best if you did not use wood enclosures for guinea pigs because they will chew on them, and it is hard to clean.

Furthermore, the enclosures should be well ventilated and escape-proof. The cages must have no sharp edges, as these could harm them.

Clean the habitat at least once a week, and let it dry before returning the pups. Solid flooring is preferable since it is safe for the pups but more difficult to maintain when it comes to flooring.

It is easier to clean and maintain wire flooring, but it poses risks of injury to puppies. They can injure their feet and hocks or break their legs.

How to handle your Pup? Before picking up a pup, wash your hands thoroughly to avoid any foreign odors.