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Experience:  DVM with 10+ yrs experience in small animal medicine, including rabbits and other pocket pets
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Do guinea pigs carry any diseases or bacteria

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Do guinea pigs carry any diseases or bacteria?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  VetCares replied 5 years ago.

VetCares :

Hello and thanks for posting. I am Dr. A and will do my best to help you

Customer:

hi

VetCares :

Hello there! I commend you for doing your research before getting a pet.

Customer:

do guinea pigs carry any diseases

VetCares :

that can be transmitted to people and are of concern -no

VetCares :

how old are your children?

Customer:

so they do not carry bacteria like salomenalla

VetCares :

guinea pigs are great little pets, but they do like a lot of socialization and if not handled from a young age, can bite. It is important to find a little pig than is socialized from a young age

VetCares :

no- guinea pigs are not natural carriers of salmonella-that is more turtles and other reptiles

Customer:

Thanks for the advice

VetCares :

guinea pigs can get messy, so the kids (or you) have to commit to cage cleaning and they are also interesting creatures in that they need a daily source of vitamin C

VetCares :

or they can get scurvy-vit C deficiency

Customer:

Thanks

VetCares :

if you google oxbow animal health, there is a good general guide to GP's.. great pets and "sturdier" than the little mice and hamsters

VetCares :

you are most welcome--I have a soft spot for guinea pigs!

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