God made humans smart enough to pet almost every animal on this earth, & made the animals smarter enough by making them love the humans unconditionally till their ends. Animals are the creatures that make you believe about the fact that there is still unconditional love, care & humanity left in this world. God made sure that every human has a kind of a pet that makes him/her believe to turn in a human being his/her pet thinks of he/she is! And so, has made that very kind of animal that one finds to keep as a pet, regardless of the shape, size & color.
Guinea Pig being one of such animals has been one of the most favorite animals to be kept as a pet since very long now! These are not big as hamsters, and are small than rabbits with a thick coat of fur on their body that helps them stay warm in winters & make them really soft to hold in hands. Now Guinea Pigs make really wonderful pets. They live for five to seven years. They are flamboyant nature, very friendly & loving & get very easily attached to their owners very soon. Now they are quite delicate also, and so a lot of good care is needed in raising them to be loyal pets. These delicate pets are mostly affected by the weather changes, & are prone to get sick a lot in winters, and so a slight careful watch is needed on them in winters. In winters usually the housing of this pet should be very comfortable, warm & safe enough for it. This pet should house in during the cold months. Temperature below 15°C can make the survival rate of this animal fall down very easily. So you should very carefully stuff the house with the required bedding & other stuff to keep it warm.
Guinea Pig should be fed the Pig Pellets a lot in this weather, as they are nutritious & help your pet to gain the right amount of energy needed. Fresh water should be available for your precious all the times. An inverted bottle with a drinking tube would be a plus point for your pig’s happiness, & don’t forget to change the water regularly & also do not give cold water to drink. A healthy pig will be your precious for 5 to 7 years, and can get trained to do various tricks also to keep them & you always entertained.
Winters are mostly enjoyed more by humans less by animals if not given a proper care, because animals are more prone of falling sick, & in such a case Fish is the most delicate creature that requires a lot of care, the failure of which can totally result in deaths of the animals in the aquarium. Now during winters, you can face a lot power cuts, dropping water temperature, & sometimes ice on the surface of the water, which can result in the blockage of oxygen, and can make it difficult for the fish to breathe. Proper precautions should be taken by the owners to save the fish from dying. As weather is cold outside, the water can temperature can fall down during the day, so a close check on the temperature should be kept. This can be done by keeping a thermometer dipped in the water. Water heaters should also be used to set the water temperature as required. The water of the aquarium or pond should be changed regularly, and the pumps should be cleaned to allow the blockage anywhere to get loose.
You should also be ready with a plan during the power cut. Pumps not working during the cuts can put your precious pet’s life in danger, as the pumps help in making the water keep moving, which can stop the filtration of air for the fish to breathe once the pump is off. You need not to panic if your cut is not longer than 15 – 20 minutes, but you should get highly alert if the cut takes more than 30 minutes to get fixed. Now if the right water temperature is not given to the fish during this weather, then the metabolism & digestion of your fish begins to slow down, which can result in ill health of your fish. Lower than 15°C temperature can be very alarming for the fish’s life, and so in such a situation you should try to keep the aquarium warm enough for the fish to live comfortably, & should feed especially made for winter food.
As it is said that fish are known to have a tranquil effect on someone who watches them glide through the serene water, therefore it is very important to keep the fish alive to get that tranquil effect, otherwise a dead fish can give one the worst nightmares!