Bella and Coco’s holiday!

During the break Ed and his family took great care of our class pets Bell and Coco. He is our new expert! Here is Ed’s information report about guinea pigs;

Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are amazing creatures. They are land animals and kept as house pets. They were found in South America around 5000 BC.

Guinea pigs are chubby, furry and have a very delicate bone structure. They have 14 toes, 4 on the front 2 feet and 3 on the back 2 feet. They have 258 bones. They are soft, fluffy and cute. Some guinea pigs have rough and messy hair and some have neat combed hair.

Guinea pigs diet is mostly vegetables and some fruit. They mostly like lettuce, carrots and other plants such as basil and parsley. They can’t eat mushrooms or any types of seeds, apple seeds are poisonous to guinea pigs. They chew their food and then they swallow it. They also need vitamin c. They can eat cherry tomatoes, kale and only yellow capsicum not red capsicum.

Guinea pig habits are very interesting. They eat a lot because they are very hungry creatures. Guinea pigs will start trying to get out of their cage (biting through cage door) if they are lonely, they need another guinea pig(s) to keep them company (or toys). They make a drrr noise when they want another guinea pig to go away and squeak loudly when they want food.

There are lots of different types of guinea pigs. There is the Abyssinian which is one of the most unique types of guinea pigs because its hair is not flat like most guinea pigs, instead it is fluffy. The Peruvian guinea pig is the most beautiful because of its long coat. The American is smooth haired and has a sleek appearance. There are also many more types of guinea pigs that have not been mentioned.  

The guinea pig has so many characteristics. There are lots of different breeds of guinea pigs, they can only eat vegetables and some fruits. There habits are also very interesting. I love guinea pigs after researching about them. I also love them because I have guinea pigs in my class.

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