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The Curious Case of the Carrot

May 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Exotic Mammals

Meet Toby. He’s a 3-year old guinea pig, and a very loved member of the family. Every day, he wakes up to a clean cage, fresh water and timothy hay, plentiful food, and–his favorite–carrots. Oh boy, does he love carrots! His “mom” gives him about 2-3 baby carrots every day, which he… Read more

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Care of Guinea Pigs

December 13, 2009 by  
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Introduction Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) are rodents native to South America and were raised by the Incas for food and for use during religious ceremonies.  Today, these animals are raised as pets and laboratory research animals.  Guinea pigs are lively, interactive, gentle pets.  They are… Read more

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Medicating Exotic Pets

December 8, 2009 by  
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You may find yourself wondering, “How do I give my _______ (parrot, hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, hedgehog, etc.) medication?” Because we see so many exotics at Olathe Animal Hospital, we are faced with this question a lot. The answer lies in compounding! Compounding is the process of taking the… Read more

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