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on 23 July 2003
The author, who is a rodentologist with a huge personal collection of guinea pigs, knows more about guinea pigs than most vets. The information contained could be vital for the health of your pet, this I have learnt from personal experience. For example, the book covers teeth clipping whereby anaesthetic is NOT used however a vet would routinely use it with the potential death of the guinea pig. It covers absolutely everything there is to know from choosing, housing, feeding, ailments and behaviour. Full of colour pictures and is ideal for the complete beginner or the experienced owner. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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on 28 April 2002
A delight to read! I am now fully equipped to enter the world of the Guinea Pig, secure in the knowledge that everything I need to know (and a bit more) is included in this excellent book. The author's enthusiasm for these animals is infectious and his text easy to understand without being condescending. The full-colour photographs are well thought out too, from the cute to the infected - I know now that I will recognise and be able to treat most of my piggies' day-to-day ailments.
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on 7 April 1999
If you were to buy only one guinea pig book, then buy this one. 'The Proper Care of Guinea Pigs' is written by an Englishman who shares his apartment with over thirty of these loveable creatures. This book is more than just a how-to manual. It is written with affection. The book also has many appealing colour photos of Peter's guinea pigs. Lookout for one of the shopping basket full of pigs! The comprehensive chapters on basic care are spiced up with Peter Gurney's anecdotes on guinea pig ownership. The book also includes an informative chapter about how to look after your sick guinea pig. And if you don't already own a guinea pig; you'll want to after reading this endearing book.
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on 27 October 1999
This was recommended to me by the lady who sold me my first two g.p's I am now the proud owner of about sixty, I love them all and with the help of Peter Gurney's book and some advice from him on his help line. I have learnt to give them the care they deserve.
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on 26 March 2001
The first Guinea Pig book I ever read and still my favourite. No other book makes ownership of cavies such a joy.
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on 9 August 1999
This is the ultimate book for guinea pig owners. Peter writes with obvious affection for his little pets - and who can blame him? A must-read for any guinea pig fan...
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on 19 July 2010
If you need help looking after your little guines pig this is the book for you. Even if you have owned guinea pigs before you'll find this very useful. Don't wait buy it
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on 28 August 2011
FANTASTIC BOOK THAT EVERY GUINEA PIG OWNER SHOULD HAVE. WRITTEN BY PETER GURNEY WHOSE KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE FOR THESE LITTLE PETS SHOWS THROUGH ON EVERY PAGE.A GUINES PIG OWNERS BIBLE A MUST HAVE.
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on 28 July 2007
This book is a must if you haven't kept Guineas before. It's written by the foremost authority on these delightful creatures.
Full of useful practical advice, and has been invaluable for us.
If you want a pet that is less work than a dog, and more fun than a cat, I can recommend a Guineapig. This book is an essential companion.
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on 28 November 2011
great book, lots of nice pictures and really useful information. nearly as good as the guinea piglopaedia, would recommend this book for guinea pig lovers everywhere.
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