How to Care for Guinea Pigs

How To : Care for a Guinea pig

I'm Sarah Tingle is the resident exotic animal health technician from Extra Care Animal Hospital in Davie, Florida and I am going to educate you a little bit about owning a guinea pig. Guinea pigs, or cavies as they are sometimes called, are docile rodents native to the Andean ...more

How To : Adopt and take care of your guinea pig

Guinea pigs are adorable. They are cuddlier than mice and easier to control than a dog, and for some families these little guys make the perfect in-between pet. Before you adopt one of these furry friends, check out this tutorial for all the advice you will need to care for it ...more

How To : Care for a pet guinea pig

Guinea pigs often squeak with joy when their owners enter a room. How can you resist such welcoming pets? You Will Need * A companion guinea pig or two * A guinea pig pen that’s at least 4 square feet in size * Newspaper & bedding, such as aspen shavings, shredded paper, or ...more

News : Make a Spoon Disappear

If you're willing to shell out for a mind-blowing party trick, here's another great one to add to your repertoire. Unfortunately this isn't a dirt cheap junk drawer DIY—you'll need a $40-$60 gallium kit (which doesn't include the spoon mold). What is gallium, you may ask? An a ...more

How To : Handle and restrain a guinea pig for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of th ...more

How To : Taxidermy a dead rat and add bright red LED eyes

This is gruesome. Beware. Don't watch if you're easily grossed out. The rat has a battery access hatch made out of velcro on its back, not shown in the film. If you solder a battery, make sure you do it quick - if the battery is exposed to heat from the soldering gun for too l ...more

How To : Bathe a guinea pig

Guinea pigs rarely need baths, but if your furry friend is dirty or oily, a quick wash is a good idea. He’ll squeal in protest now, but he’ll thank you later. Watch this Howcast video to learn how to bathe your guinea pig. You Will Need * A guinea pig in need of a bath * A sm ...more

How To : Diagnose tetanus in dogs

Carnivores, like dogs and cats are relatively resistant to tetanus compared to other species like horses, guinea pigs and humans. However they can occasionally be affected and it can then be a dramatic disease if not identified quickly by your veterinarian. This video describe ...more

News : Foreign Countries

International Pet Travel: Taking Your Pet Animal to a Foreign Country If you are taking a pet to another country (permanently or for a visit), contact that country's consulate or embassy for information about any requirements that you must meet. A list of consulates can be fo ...more

How To : Raise pigs

In these videos on raising farm animals, learn the basic facts about pigs. Our expert naturalist will discuss some of the major characteristics of this species, as well as tips for raising them, including stages of pig growth, eating habits and digestion, housing , common prob ...more

How To : Clip your pet guinea pig's nails

Check out this instructional video on how to properly clip your pet guinea pig's nails. If nail trimming is too difficult for you, local pet groomers and veterinarians can clip your guinea pig's nails for you.

How To : Give a professional back rub massage

Want to help your partner relax after a long day's work? In this in depth 13 part series, learn how to give a professional style back massage. This video will take you through all of the steps you need for a great massage. Your partner will be thanking you for days after you l ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

News : FarmVille German Limited Edition Theme

Thursday update Animals Dachshund gives 500xp when bought Forest Horse gives 135xp when bought Buildings German Castle Monopteros Decorations Swan Lake Falcon Ruins, Lamp Post, and Castle Fence Octoberfest!! Animals Black Pied Pig and Alpine Goat Pig hunts white ...more

How To : Beat Disney's G-Force for the PlayStation 3

For being a video game based on a cartoon about talking guinea pig superspies, Disney's G-Force is actually quite fun, and can be entertaining for adults as well as younger gamers. This walkthrough takes you all the way through the game and shows you how to solve it. Part 1 of ...more

WTForeign Fridays : 9 Crazy Festivals from Around the Globe

In many ways, we center a large portion of our lives around festivals. They provide us days off from work, allow us time to be content with our families and loved ones, and a give us a chance to eat as much as we want without Aunt Carol saying something about our necks (it's t ...more

News : Medieval peasant house

Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more

News : Stomach Churning Taxidermy Fashion

Uh...yuck. Fun, but definitely yuck. Terrifying taxidermied jewelry and accessories by Reid Peppard. That's right, dead rodent cufflinks, change purses, bowties, bracelets... and a guinea pig hair comb. Something a little sweeter (though certainly still dead) from Etsy selle ...more

Insta Slang Explained : What's the Meaning of Thirst Trap?

Maybe "thirst trap" should remain dead, but in the meantime, let's go over exactly what this term means when it comes to Instagram. I've heard a few different variations, but according to Urban Dictionary, thirst trap is when a person actively posts provocative images of thems ...more

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