Veterinary Care For Guinea Pigs, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters

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    Guinea Pigs

    Some Basics: Wt. 700-900 g femalesBreeding onset 2-4 months Wt 900-1200 g malesGestation period 59-72 days Temp. 99-103Heart rate 230-380 bpm Lifespan 5-7 yearsRespiratory rate 42-104 bpm Guinea pigs make…

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    Rats

    Above is one of our patients, the beautiful pet rat Pearl and her girls Arianna and Tirzah at a rat show where Pearl won Prettiest Rat! Rats can get a…

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    Rabbits

    Above is a beautiful friend of ours and her name is Peaches. Domestic rabbits make gentle, quiet, affectionate pets with lifespans ranging from 5-8 years or more. Like any pet,…

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    Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, and Hamsters

    Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from veterinary attention. Teeth, which grow continuously in gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters, often require trimming. (We can also recommend appropriate…