Breeding Guinea Pigs
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Breeding Guinea Pigs

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Published by Tfh Pubns Inc .
Written in English


  • Nature/Ecology

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Open LibraryOL11054241M
ISBN 100866228276
ISBN 109780866228275

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  Breeding guinea pigs is a risky process which takes knowledge and commitment to the subject. If you wish to breed guinea pigs, be aware of the potential issues with it and how to properly and safely breed them. To start, you need to choose a healthy and happy sow and boar%(5). To be certain, a vet can examine your guinea pig, where they will be able to tell you how many babies you can expect, and to check the family for health. Gestation in Guinea Pigs. Gestation periods in guinea pigs can vary widely. The average gestation period is . Breeding often reduces the lifespan of female guinea pigs. Breeding a female guinea pig for the first time after she reaches 8 months of age can be very dangerous because of the normal stiffening of the pubic symphysis (a joint of tough fibrous cartilage between the 2 pubic bones of the pelvis) that occurs when the female reaches adulthood. Native breeds of pig can be found throughout the country. They are a small body size compared to other exotic and crosses pig types. There name varies from region to region, for example: Jangali Bandel / Wild Boar, Pygmi Bandel, Hurra, Banmpudke, Chwanche, Pakhribas Black Pig and Dharane Kalo Banggur. Their short description is given below.

There are hundreds of breeds of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) List with classification and standards. Breed Origin Height Weight Color Image Aksai Black Pied: Kazakhstan: – cm: – kg (– lb) Black and White American Yorkshire: United States White: Angeln Saddleback: Germany– kg (– lb). One guinea pig should have a cage that is at least 30 inches by 36 inches. For two guinea pigs, get a cage that's at least 30 inches by 50 inches. A height of around 18 inches is fine. The floor space is more important than the height, as guinea pigs generally don’t climb.   Here is a basic guide to breeding guinea pigs. 1. Consider the age. Owners or breeders with a lot of guinea pigs must now select a healthy boat (male) and a healthy sow (female). The best age for breeding the sow is around 6 to 12 months, while the boar can start breeding at around 6 . Guinea pigs make babies through sexual reproduction. This means that you need one male and one female to produce offspring. (please visit my Breeding Info page for more information on cavy pregnancy/birth/newborn care if you're looking for more of the 'nuts and bolts' type info).

  Guinea Pigs takes readers on a journey into the darkest corners of U.S. non-consensual experimentation and the various technologies of control that have led to our current surveillance state. The recent revelations regarding the extent of NSA eavesdropping is only the tip of the s: Dog breeding is the practice of mating selected dogs with the intention of maintaining or producing specific qualities and characteristics. When dogs reproduce without such human intervention, their offspring's characteristics are determined by natural selection, while "dog breeding" refers specifically to the artificial selection of dogs, in which dogs are intentionally bred by their owners.   Appendixes list pig-breeding companies in the U.K., extinct breeds, synonyms, and a bibliography. There is an extensive index set in type that is so small as to be difficult to read. The British author has written numerous books on livestock, including Cattle: A Handbook to Breeds of the World (Cornell, ). The illustrator also works Reviews: 1. Everyone who owns and cares for guinea pigs will benefit from The Care Of Guinea Pigs Handbook. Solid advice on breed selection, year-round care and feeding, and safe housing and sanitation help every owner -- from the commercial producer to the dedicated fancier -- raise happy, healthy guinea pigs book, guinea pigs farming, guinea pigs.