selecting your guinea pig

To select your guinea pig you should take notice of:

  • There must be no discharge from eyes, ears, nose or mouth.
  • The breathing should be regular and silent.
  • The coat should be dense without being course.
  • When handled, the guinea pig should feel ‘solid’ and well covered.
  • An alert guinea pig with a shiny coat which is unsoiled by droppings or urine.
  • Droppings should be formed without evidence of diarrhoea.