Guinea-pigs Sentence Examples
Rabbits, Tortoises and Guinea pigs also enjoy eating alfalfa for these reasons also but with added bonus of being good for their teeth.
Good guinea pig or cavy breeders will take the time to make sure you understand what keeping guinea pigs involves.
The one fact which the Lamarckians can produce in their favour is the account of experiments by Brown-Sequard, in which he produced epilepsy in guinea-pigs by section of the large nerves or spinal cord, and in the course of which he was led to believe that in a few rare instances the artificially produced epilepsy and mutilation of the nerves was transmitted.
In the family Caviidae, typified by the cavies (or guinea-pigs), may be included a large number of South and Central American rodents, among which the agoutis and pacas are often ranked as a family (Dasyproctidae) by themselves.
Since then (1904) Miss Florence Durham has shown that if the skins of young or embryonic mammals (rats, rabbits and guinea-pigs) be ground up and extracted in water, and the expressed juice be then incubated with solid tyrosin for twentyfour hours, with the addition of a very small amount of ferrous sulphate to act as an activator, a pigmentary substance is thrown down.Advertisement
Of the lower animals, mice, rats, guinea-pigs, rabbits, squirrels and monkeys are susceptible to the bacillus; horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs and cats are more or less resistant, but cats and dogs have been known to die of plague (Oporto, Daman, Cutch and Poona).
Guinea-pigs set free in plague-infected houses become infected with the rat flea and develop plague in a certain percentage.
Guinea-pigs placed in plague-infected houses do not contract plague if they are protected from fleas; those placed in cages protected by a border of sticky paper at least six inches in radius, which the fleas cannot jump over, do not contract plague; the others not similarly protected, do.
In testing the effects of bacteria by inoculation the smaller rodents, rabbits, guinea-pigs, and mice, are usually employed.
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Interesting facts The Spanish conquistadors brought guinea pigs to Europe from South America 400 years ago.
She has gone on to treat some of our rescue guinea pigs and has contacted Vedra for advice, without being prompted.
But a month later he became the proud father of 42 baby guinea pigs.
Despite this, staff at Darley Oaks, which breeds guinea pigs for scientific research, have vowed to continue working as normal.
Some families keep guinea pigs which they breed and eat.Advertisement
We hope to raise awareness of the many guinea pigs waiting for permanent loving homes.
When I was a wee nipper all we had at school were guinea pigs not real pigs!
To prioritize the feelings of the guinea pigs is to assert a quite spectacular failure of the human imagination.
Behavior In the wild, guinea pigs live in close family groups, and it is unkind to keep one guinea pig.
Also known as cavies, guinea pigs tend to be neurotic and can frighten quite easily.Advertisement
Despite their short legs, guinea pigs can run very quickly, but are not particularly athletic.
If you have allergies or you do not care for cats and dogs, you can also consider birds, lizards and small animals like hamsters and guinea pigs.
The ARBA provides a wealth of information related to domestic rabbits and guinea pigs.
The shelter rescues cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and other domestic animals and also rehabilitates wildlife.