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K L Gardner

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I have hands on experience in caring for Rabbits and Rodents(including Guinea Pigs) for over 20 years, as well as pet store supervisory experience including overlooking the treatment of sick or injured animals. Rabbits and Guinea Pigs are my speciality. I have kept everything from Dwarf breeds to Continental Giant Rabbits and various varieties of Guinea Pig. I can give advice on husbandry, breeding, housing, diet, retail law, general buying your pet and what to look out for and health problems. I can also advise on bonding Rabbits and Guinea Pigs I do advise that if your pet has an ailment that your priority is veterinary help but i will answer questions where i can on pets undergoing treatment by a vet where a diagnoses has been issued. Ailments do need inspection by a trained vet to diagnose any health problems

Experience in the area

I am certified in: Animal nutrition and pet care/store management level 3. This includes animal husbandry, hygiene, retail and animal welfare law, lagomorphs (Rabbits), Rodents (Cavies/Guinea Pigs Rats and mice and the alike), Reptiles and Aquatics. I have also attended a Reptile keeping course. I am also certified in general retail and retail law. I am at present writing books on both Rabbits and Guinea pigs I am a Rabbit and Guinea Pig keeper and have also rescued them. I am experienced in breeding both species.



Educated to store management level in pet care Educated in reptile care Educated in pet nutrition

Awards and Honors

Certificates in Pet care/Store Management Pet nutrition Reptile husbandry

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2011-01-01 scabs / sores on my guinea pigs:

This is only curable with veterinary medicines. It is a type of mange/skin infection caused by a burrowing mite which feeds on the skin. With a few injections and possible baths with a special shampoo

2011-01-01 Possible URI?:

It sounds like an Upper respiratory infection is present. The most common one is pasturellosis the infection needs antibiotics such as baytril.You should never use human medicines on guinea pigs as some

2010-11-01 guinea pigs:

gestation is 70 days as a average rule.  Guinea pigs born before 60 days will most likely die    She should not be bred from before 6 months of age or her first litter after 9- 10 months of age or she

2010-10-19 bonding unrelated guniea pig boars:

Because he is a mature boar it might me difficult bonding a strange boar with him. The instinct of fighting is a natural thing which is present in wild GP boars too.    If you decide to try this technique

2010-10-18 guinea pig sound:

Eating and drinking a lot more are signs of kidney problems and she must see the vet. I would not pick at straws in this case  She can only get pregnant if there is a boar present. Making these sounds


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