Guinea Pigs

Complete Care Made Easy-Practical Advice To Caring For your Guinea Pig

Author: Virginia Parker Guidry

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049078

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 5028

“Compact, easy-to-care-for, and a bundle of fun” is how author Virginia Parker Guidry describes the irresistible guinea pig. Ideal pets for families with children, cavies (as they’re often called) are clean, odorless, gentle, loving, and entertaining. This Complete Care Made Easy Guinea Pigs encapsulates all the virtues of these perfect small mammals and gives new owners practical advice about how to care for them. In chapter one, “A Guinea What?” the author talks about the guinea pig’s natural history—they’re neither pigs nor from Guinea, but rather a rodent from Peru—and how scientists classify this very unique mammal. To decide whether the guinea pig is right for you, chapter two discusses who makes the ideal owner and presents thirteen popular breeds of longhaired and shorthaired guinea pigs and the colors available to pet owners today. The chapter “Finding a Healthy Guinea Pig” offers solid advice about selecting the right guinea pig, where to purchase or adopt, and the preferred sex. A complete chapter on preparing for the guinea pig offers the reader excellent advice about acclimating the new pet to the home, selecting the best cage and hutch, and pig-proofing the home. The subject of understanding guinea pig behavior is discussed in the chapter “Living with a Guinea Pig,” which also covers daily-care topics such as feeding, grooming, handling, exercise, and litter box training. Keeping the guinea pig healthy is discussed in “Staying Healthy,” a chapter that covers preventing illness, choosing a veterinarian, and common ailments. The final chapter “Just for the Fun of It!” explores games, toys, activities, and showing guinea pigs. The appendix includes lists of pig-specific clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.


The Key to Understanding Your Rabbit

Author: Virginia Parker Guidry

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049035

Category: Pets

Page: 184

View: 7656

A Complete Care Made Easy guide to the irresistible rabbit—that big-eared super pet that is “cuddly, quiet, full of personality, affordable…really cute and really soft,” in the inspired words of author Virginia Parker Guidry. Illustrated with the beautiful photography of Reneé Stockdale, Rabbits begins with a fun chapter on the history beginning with the European wild rabbit, the only species ever to be domesticated, which led to all of our modern-day breeds and varieties of pet rabbit. This guide offers practical advice on choosing the right rabbit for a newby to rabbits, addressing responsibilities, costs, and available breeds as well as sex, size, and personality types. The author gives the reader much to consider, especially when one considers there are 45 different breeds of beautiful bunnies recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association. The acquisition of a healthy rabbit from a breeder, shelter, or pet shop is discussed in the chapter “Adopting a Rabbit,” and the future keeper’s home preparations are encapsulated in “Preparing for a Rabbit,” wherein the author discusses indoor and outdoor housing and safety, family introductions, healthful food options, and rabbit supplies. As with all editions in the Complete Care Made Easy series, Rabbits offers the full range of care required to keep a pet happy and healthy, and the chapter “The Best of Care” includes feeding guidelines, grooming tips, handling, training, cleanliness, and travel advice. The health of the rabbit is of paramount concern to the keeper, and the author’s text covers preventive care, veterinary selection, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, dealing typical rabbit health problems, old-age care, and first aid. For keepers who want to understand their rabbits more fully, “Think Like a Rabbit” is a fascinating look into rabbit behavior, language, and potential behavioral issues (such as chewing, biting, and scratching). The expression “breeding like rabbits” is based in pure biology, and rabbit enthusiasts who wish build up their warrens will be interested in reading “The Facts of Life,” a primer on rabbit reproduction. The title of the final chapter of the book, “Just for Fun” says it all: here’s a rundown of the many ways rabbit owners can enjoy their bunnies—rabbit shows, 4-H events, games at home, and getting involved with clubs (listed in the resources section of the book). Glossary and index included.

Complete Care Made Easy, Hamsters

The Ultimate Pocket Pet

Author: Virginia Parker Guidry

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049043

Category: Pets

Page: 120

View: 9814

Ever since hamsters arrived in the United States in the 1950s, they have topped the list as America’s favorite critter. Hailed as “the ultimate pocket pet,” hamsters are “small, cute, fuzzy, clean, and easy to care for,” in the words of author Virginia Parker Guidry. Filled with terrific color photographs, this Complete Care Made Easy Hamsters encapsulates all the virtues of these flawless little mammals and gives owners practical advice about how to better understand them and properly care for them. Deciding to add a hamster to one’s household is the subject of the chapter “The Right Choice,” which discusses the virtues of these easy-to-tame children’s pets and the commitment they require. The chapter “Locating a Healthy Hamster” offers solid advice about selecting the right pet, where to purchase or adopt, and whether two (or three) is better than one. Two complete chapters on the hamster’s homecoming offer the reader excellent advice about acclimating the new pet to the home, selecting the best cage, accessories, setting up the hamster’s habitat, and finding a good vet. In “Life with a Hamster,” the author discusses the hamster’s nocturnal nature, various physical behaviors, temperature requirements, handling, and basic husbandry. The hamster’s feeding requirements are discussed in “Dinnertime!” which outlines the ideal diet of dry mix, fresh foods, and occasional treats. Sidebars about common poisonous items, including certain people food and household productions, are requisite reading for all hamster keepers. Preventive care is discussed in the chapter “The Healthy Hamster,” along with common health concerns (such as colds, wet tail, abscesses, etc.) and breeding. The final chapter “Hamster Fun” explores games, toys, activities, and showing. The appendix includes lists of clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.

The Complete Home Veterinary Guide

Author: Chris C. Pinney

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071433953

Category: Pets

Page: 819

View: 9314

REWARD YOUR PET WITH A LONGER, HAPPIER, AND HEALTHIER LIFE! Here is THE book for those enthusiasts who want to take intelligent, loving care of their pets — whether that pet be a dog, cat, bird, fish, or some exotic species. This illustrated, A-Z quick-answer guide from popular veterinarian Chris Pinney covers it all: preventive health care, diet, grooming, training, diseases, traveling with pets, selection, first aid, anatomy, holistic pet care, and much more. The new Third Edition has been updated to include a new directory of the most common drugs used in pet care; a glossary of veterinary terminology; the latest information on the pet vaccination controversy; advice for reducing stress and improving mental health in pets; the newest diagnostic and treatment methods for diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, and other diseases; tips on caring for injured and orphaned wildlife; and a dollar-saving listing of Ten Steps For Reducing the Cost of Owning a Pet. If you love your pet and want to be a truly informed pet owner — this guide is just what the veterinarian ordered! Dogs Cats Birds Rabbits Guinea Pigs Hamsters and Gerbils Mice and Rats Chinchillas Sugar Gliders Prairie Dogs Hedgehogs Ferrets Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs Reptiles Amphibians Invertebrates Tropical Fish
Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 2241

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Sports & Recreation

Psyched on Bikes

The Bicycle Owner's Handbook

Author: B. Andrew Renton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780830619870

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 169

View: 4360

Discusses bicycle riding rules and regulations, keeping a bicycle in good working order, handy accessories, and technical information
Public libraries

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 3719

Business & Economics

Pet Care on a Budget

How to Cut Costs Without Compromising Care

Author: N.A

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780876056431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

View: 4702

Offers suggestions for making a personal budget and includes tips on shopping, money management, and the importance of preventive care

The Pet Doctor

Your Total Guide to Dog and Cat Care

Author: Morton B. Caplan,Linda Ostrowalker

Publisher: Whitecap Books Limited

ISBN: 9781551102504

Category: Cats

Page: 292

View: 8749

Dr. Caplan's keen insight, experience, and love for animals makes "The Pet Doctor" an indispensable sourcebook and a guide to both preventive medicine and pet safety.
Veterinary medicine

New Books in the Veterinary Medicine Library

Author: Ohio State University. Libraries. Veterinary Medicine Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Veterinary medicine

Page: N.A

View: 1309


Reference Sources in Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Agriculture

Author: Harold Robert Malinowsky

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 355

View: 7502

"Thoughtfully compiled, current, and reasonably priced.... Recommended as a 'one-stop-shopping' source..". -- Library Journal"This work is an essential purchase for libraries with collections in the four designated areas". -- ARBABoth print and nonprint sci-tech information sources can be quickly located, and their uses evaluated, with this new resource -- the only sourcebook to cover all four major branches of science. More than 2,400 entries of complete bibliographic information are accompanied by a brief description of each work.Every source is indexed by author, subject, and title. Special chapters cover how technology is changing the way scientists communicate, and how to build a viable collection in specific disciplines.
Booksellers and bookselling

American Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: N.A

View: 8700


Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biology

Page: 1584

View: 3955

An encyclopedia covering the disciplines of zoology, botany, evolutionary science, medicine, physiology, human anatomy, cytology, and genetics.

Ohrerkrankungen der Kleintiere

Author: Louis N. Gotthelf

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 3437597574

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 3607

Praxisgerecht in Wort und Bild werden alle Diagnose- und Therapieabläufe Step-by-Step vermittelt. Das Buch beschreibt einfache, effiziente Diagnosetechniken ebenso wie die neuesten bildgebenden Verfahren. Darüber hinaus: eigenes Kapitel über Laserchirurgie am Ohr.

Atlas der bildgebenden Diagnostik bei Heimtieren

Vögel - Kleinsäuger - Reptilien

Author: Maria-Elisabeth Krautwald-Junghanns,Michael Pees,Sven Reese

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 3842680260

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 700

Der vorliegende Atlas ist eine bislang einmalige Zusammenstellung aller bildgebenden Verfahren für die drei großen "Heimtierklassen" Vögel, Kleinsäuger und Reptilien. Für jede Kleintierpraxis liegt damit eine ideale Ergänzung zu der bisher verfügbaren Literatur der bildgebenden Diagnostik vor.