Contrary to popular belief, the guinea pigs are large animals with a learning capability. Basically, they use their senses (sight and hearing) to associate actions with food, thus it is not surprising that recognize the sound of the bag of food and begin to make sounds to get our attention.
Guinea pigs have a sharper view than ours. They have very good night vision, can see in color and have a wide viewing angle. On the contrary, they are unable to differentiate the heights, so we must be careful not to leave them on elevated surfaces.
We give our guinea pig a feed rich in vitamin C.
Periodically give red or green pepper makes this vitamin levels do not decrease, as the guinea pig alone is unable to synthesize it and need this vitamin daily.
Strawberries are also rich in vitamin C, so we can complement the pepper with this fruit.
Fruits and vegetables
We should note that we can give many other fruits and vegetables such as lettuce, endive, carrots, zucchini, spinach, corn, apple, tangerine, pear, grapes, pineapple, or even dry bread.
We will pay special attention with parsley, as it may cause more harm than good, because it is very diuretic and can lead to dehydration problems. Never give pregnant females, as it is also an abortifacient.
If our guinea pig has a cold, we can give Redoxon Complex supplement drops in drinking water, renewing it every day. If we see that in a couple of days does not improve, take to the vet.
We must also try our guinea pig take the sun, especially during growth, as direct sunlight assist in the development of teeth and bones and also enhance the absorption of calcium and vitamin C.
We will put the cage at least a couple of hours a day in the sun, avoiding the midday, and no glass in between.
We can also leave a quarter of the cage in shadow, our guinea pig if you want to cool off.