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Hairballs

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Caroline Blake


Hairballs

Guinea pigs are very clean animals and groom themselves and their companions constantly which means the stomach contents always contain hair. This hair is normally passed through the digestive system and excreted with the faecal pellets.

Syringe feeding an ill guinea pig
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