Question: Can I kiss my guinea pig?

Guinea pigs can sometimes carry germs like salmonella that can make humans sick. Thats probably why the CDC suggests that you avoid kissing your cavy altogether and that you avoid snuggling your guinea pig too closely to your face.

Can you get sick from kissing a guinea pig?

Guinea pig contact poses some infectious disease risk, like contact with any animal. Animals that are sick usually pose more risk. A guinea pig with respiratory disease should be approached with an increased level of hygiene and infection control (e.g. no kissing, good hand washing) in case its C. caviae.

Are guinea pigs afraid of the dark?

Yes, guinea pigs definitely love to sleep in the dark. Guinea pigs are crepuscular animals and generally sleep in small paces of 3-10 minutes. However, if you can give them a dark and quiet environment, they feel much more secure and can take a longer nap than they take during the day.

Does guinea pig sleep with eyes open?

Guinea pigs rarely close their eyes. These small animals normally sleep with their eyes open. Commonly, you will know that a guinea pig is asleep if it is standing still, with eyes open. Guinea pigs were prey animals in the wild, so they learned how to adapt to the harsh environment and escape when in danger.

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