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Caring for elderly guinea pigs

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Contributor(s):

Claire Speight

Abigail Edis


Caring for elderly guinea pigs

Contrary to common wisdom, many well-kept guinea pigs live long and happy lives. With better owner education, improved diets and husbandry, and better medical care, more guinea pigs are living into their senior years.

As a general rule, a guinea pig over 4-5 years of age would be deemed as elderly

How long will my guinea pig live?

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What problems do older guinea pigs suffer from?

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Can preventative medicine help?

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Will my guinea pig need any housing adjustments?

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Will I need to bath my guinea pig?

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What happens is one of a bonded pair sadly dies?

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How do I know when to say goodbye?

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