Journal of Animal Health and Behavioural Science

ISSN: 2952-8097

Open Access

Price J

United Kingdom

  • Review Article
    The Effects of Diet on Anatomy, Physiology and Health in the Guinea Pig
    Author(s): Witkowska A, Price J, Hughes C, Smith D, White K, Alibhai A and Rutland CSWitkowska A, Price J, Hughes C, Smith D, White K, Alibhai A and Rutland CS

    Given the increasing popularity of the guinea pig as a pet it is, perhaps, surprising that relatively little is published as to their husbandry and dietary requirements. Indeed, a review of the literature currently available to owners, scientists and clinicians alike has found it to be scarce, highly variable and, at times, overtly contradictory. This review and data collection collates the husbandry and dietary information available and discusses the variable information available and the differing practices published in the literature in relation to the guinea pig. A questionnaire was also used to gather owner-reported data on feeding regimens from both the UK and Poland in order to better understand the range of feeding habits that owners employ. Despite the lack of information available in comparison with that available for other companion and livestock animals advances in knowled.. Read More»

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