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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by gillian1105, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. gillian1105

    gillian1105 PetForums Newbie

    Apr 1, 2011
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    My rabbit an guinea pigs have visitors in their cage in the form of mice. Will this cause any problems??:eek:
  2. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss PetForums VIP

    Dec 11, 2010
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    not as much of a problem as the rabbit and guinea pig being in the same cage.

    please seperate them and get them a friend each of their own species, rabbits and guinea pigs are not designed to live together they both have very differ ant needs, rabbits can easily break dogs ribs when they kick out, a kick from a rabbit, accidental or not, can kill guinea pigs, they also have very different diets, things are added to rabbit food which is very bad for piggies, and it doesnt contain enough vit c which can be lethal for the piggies, piggy food is much too rich in vitamins for bunnies and can lead to serious health problems, and if fed long term can shorten their natural life span, rabbits also carry the bordatella bacteria, which doesnt effect the rabbits, but is lethal to guinea pigs

    as for the visitors, when you have separated them both you will need to use a fine mesh to keep unwanted pests out
  3. B3rnie

    B3rnie Guest

    ^ I can't really add anymore to this.
  4. Kammie

    Kammie PetForums VIP

    Apr 4, 2009
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    Took the words out o fmy mouth!
  5. crofty

    crofty PetForums VIP

    May 2, 2008
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    Completely agree with the above, please seperate them :)
  6. emzybabe

    emzybabe PetForums VIP

    Jun 30, 2009
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    buy some chicken wire 1cm by 1cm and put that up over the doors etc. Put your rabbits/piggies away at night if you have to. Cleaning them out daily (incase of nests). And only feeding your pets what they'll eat so theres no left over food. also raising your hutches can help.

    mice could carry VHD, fleas, mites and probably other nasties

    and 1 mouse can turn into 100s very quick
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