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I keep only 6 of the 13 different breeds. For more information on the different breeds, please go to the ACBA website.
The breeds I have worked with are listed below. Please click on the breed of interest and it will take you that particular page.
A new breed? Baldwins!
Bumblefoot in the cavy - a compilation of links and articles that describe what bumblefoot is, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. Did you know it can occur in raptors, chickens, rats, mice, cavies, rabbits and chinchillas?
to wrap a longhaired cavy - This was written by a
good friend, Susan Coates, with some excellent
photographs on how to wrap a longhaired cavy, namely,
the blue roan satin peruvian who won BOB at the 2000
ARBA Nationals, Blue Moon Minute Man.
to determine if your sow is in season - This is an
excellent demonstration of determining whether or not
your sow is in season, or receptive to breeding.
How to determine gender
of a newborn cavy - written by Crystal Cavies of
Pet Poison Guide - a link to ordering a guide for determining poisonous substances you may have round your home that could be detrimental to your cavy friends.
First Aid Kit for Cavies - Thinking of compiling a first aid kit for your cavies? This list should get you off to a great start.
antibiotics for use in cavies - This is an
excellent article written by Dr. Valerie Blaes
regarding commonnly used antibiotics in cavies, with
dosages, common and alternate names, and which
ailments they are most suitable for treating
Anatomy of the Cavy - this may help you understand the whole system of your cavy.
Help, either I'm Allergic to my Cavy, or somebody in my Family is! - how to diagnose what you are allergic to, and some wonderful ideas to help cut down on the allergens, possibly allowing you to keep your cavy. A great product to help relieve pet related allergens!
Why are probiotics a
necessary follower to antibiotics? - some basic
reasons why you should always correspond antibiotic
usage with a probiotic.
Should I Feed Hay to my Cavy?"
Which plants are
poisonous to our cavies?
of Pet Health related websites - This page links
several general, dog, cat, bird, fish and small animal
websites regarding health, care, husbandry, and
support pages. An excellent resource!!
Determining colour and breed of your cavy
A Holistic Approach to Behaviour and Housing - an article written by David Hardesty on behaviour in the herd.
Guinea pig nutrition - a guide to feeding fruits and veggies
Selective Inbreeding, How to Replace a Valuable Stud or Brood Sow
How to determine if you have a showable cavy
How to clip your cavies nails!
Help! My guinea pig is pregnant, what can I expect?
Should I breed my piggy?
Where do I go to find a piggy?
Help! I need a cavy vet!
Vitamin C and the cavy
Ivermectin and it's uses for cavies
My sow has a uterine infection!
Help, my piggy is scratching!
My boar's sac is impacted, or My boar smells
Barbering, or hair chewing in guinea pigs
Bite or other wounds, care and treatment
Caging for cavies!
Can I catch anything from my piggy or can he catch
anything from me?
Ovarian cysts and cebacious cysts
Dietary needs and problems
Estrus and common problems
Fatty eye, or Pea Eye
Proper handling of cavies
Geriatric piggy and their care
Hind end paralysis
Rabbits and Cavies, should they be together?
Strokes in cavies
Urinary tract problems
Muse Arts - Framable cartoon guinea pigs!
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