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  Cavy - LoveToKnow 1911
CAVY, a name commonly applied to several South American rodent animals included in the family Caviidae (see Rodentia), but perhaps properly applicable only to those belonging to the typical genus Cavia, of which the most familiar representative is the domesticated guinea-pig.
Cavies in general, the more typical representatives of the Caviidae, are rodents with hooflike nails, four front and three hind toes, imperfect collar-bones, and the cheek-teeth divided by folds of enamel into transverse plates.
The tail is short or rudimentary, the incisors are short, and the outer surface of the lower jaw is marked by a distinct ridge.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Cavy   (659 words)

This sub-species is found in southern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina, and is commonly referred to as a Dwarf Patagonian Cavy.
Their teeth never stop growing and are generally kept quite short.Cavies use a variety of movements: when undisturbed they walk, hopping like a rabbit, galloping and stotting — a sort of bouncing on all four limbs at once in order to cover long distances at high speed.
Cavies have been clocked at speeds of over 28 miles per hour for more than half a mile.
www.bigcatrescue.org /cavy.htm   (811 words)

 Cavy Cousins
Within the group are forms known as guinea pigs or cavies, mocos or rock cavies, and the Patagonian "hares," locally called "mares." Cavies and rock cavies have the well-known chunky body shape of domestic guinea pigs, with short ears and limbs, a large head and a tail which is not externally visible.
Cavies feed on plant material, and their cheek teeth continue to grow throughout life to counteract the heavy wear caused by chewing such food.
Cavies breed in summer, or throughout the year in mild areas, producing litters of 1 to 4 young after a gestation of 60 to 70 days.
www.buddies.org /kvsource/cousins.html   (915 words)

 Rock Cavy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rock Cavy or Mocó, Kerodon rupestris, is a cavy species endemic to eastern Brazil, from easter Piauí state to Minas Gerais state.
Rock cavies are found in dry rocky areas, with low scrubby vegetation, and close to stony mountains and hills, resembling another distant related animal, the rock hyrax.
Rocky cavies are common animals, even though they are frequently hunted for food by local human populations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rock_Cavy   (215 words)

 Cavy Companions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
CAVY COMPANIONS was established to provide a no-kill refuge for guinea pigs rescued from shelters, education on their proper care, and adoption only to loving and committed homes in the Puget Sound area.
Cavy Companions may take guinea pigs from individuals on three conditions: (1) there is room at Cavy Companions, (2) the guinea pig(s) is/are already spayed and/or neutered, or (3) the cost of spay and/or neuter surgery is donated at the time the guinea pig(s) is/are taken in.
Cavy Companions is a private, volunteer effort out of my home, so donations of cash (to be used for food, hay, bedding, and veterinary bills) are greatly appreciated, but are not currently tax-deductible.
members.aol.com /cavycompanions   (302 words)

 Oxbow Hay 102-205-0500 - Oxbow Cavy Cuisine 5lb - Cavy Feed - Chinchillas.com E-store - Detail
Cavy Cuisine is specifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of adult guinea pigs.
Cavy Cuisine's high level of quality fiber maximizes digestive function, and the optimal calcium to phosphorus ratio also helps maintain the health of the urinary tract.
Cavy Cuisine is not intended for growing, gestating or lactating animals.
www.chinchillas.com /estore/detail.aspx?ID=120   (266 words)

 Critters Collection: Cavy
The advantages of a purebred cavy are predictable coat length and pattern and the opportunity to exhibit your pet at fairs and shows.
If a nasal discharge is observed or the cavy has a decrease in appetite or activity level, consult a veterinarian immediately.
Towel dry the cavy, then use a hair dryer, or comb the coat in a sunny location until the animal is thoroughly dry.
www.animalnetwork.com /critters/profiles/cavy/tips.asp   (718 words)

 2. Cavy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Because you don't want Cavy trying to nibble your fingers when it thinks it is nibbling food that you handled earlier...
Baby Cavy are born with all their hair and even their eyes are open immediately.
The SATIN Cavy is a shiny animal because their hair is hollow shafted and this makes the light reflect.
www.denelder.com /kritters/02kr.html   (3762 words)

 Guinea Pig Care - Cavy Concepts
If you are currently housing a cavy and rabbit together that are good buddies, let them live out the rest of their lives in separate cages that are butted right up next to each other.
If your cavy has at least one white toenail, you can hold their foot near the light and see the quik, which is the blood supply that comes down from the toe.
If cavies can't gnaw down their teeth, they'll grow long and/or crooked (bending inwards into the mouth) and will need to be trimmed or they will impede their eating and drinking.
www.cavyconcepts.com /guinea_pig_care.html   (5982 words)

 DEPARTMENT 615 - 4-H Cavy
All cavies must be brought to the judging table by the 4-H member or a designated representative.
Cavies will be placed in the proper show cages according to ear tag on comment card.
Cavies may be shown in groups of up to four animals.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/CoopExt/Adams/4h/fair/615cavy.htm   (818 words)

 Patagonian Cavy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Cavies like to make their nest in burrows, and sometimes will occupy burrows that already exist from other animals.
The Patagonian cavy is the second largest rodent in the world, surpassed only by the capybara.
The number of cavies in the wild is declining, though they are not listed as threatened or endangered.
www.blackpineanimalpark.com /Animals/patagonian_cavy.htm   (297 words)

 Skinnies, guinea pig breeds, hairless guinea pigs, cavy care, guinea pig breeders
Cavies have recently been experiencing a gain in popularity, along with other small cage animals that are now often referred to as pocket pets.
Actually, the hairless cavies they're referring to probably were not healthy, due to some breeders not being able to acquire and/or develop and maintain a healthy herd.
Hairless cavies need to be kept in temperatures ranging from 60 degrees to 75 degrees and they need to be kept out of drafts.
www.cavyconcepts.com /index.html   (2115 words)

 CavyPop! Guinea Pigs Rule!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The "pop" part is for what a pig does when he's going a little crazy, when they jump in the air and do a little freak-out dance, it's called "popcorning" and my cavies do it whenever a food bowl is headed in their general direction.
We also noticed that these cavy questions were getting some really good answers from many knowlegable people.
My cavies, Karmencita and ');">Javier agreed and soon we were contacting our friends from Hamsterific who had been answering guinea pig questions on our forum for years and asked if they would be willing to help.
www.cavypop.com   (412 words)

 Cavy Spirit Guinea Pig Education, Rescue and Adoption -- Catch the Cavy Spirit!
Cavy Spirit Guinea Pig Education, Rescue and Adoption -- Catch the Cavy Spirit!
Cavy Spirit is a private home which takes in abandoned guinea pigs and places them, healthy and happy, in high quality, permanent homes.
Cavy Spirit is still very much in the red and needs your support.
www.cavyspirit.com   (591 words)

 Guinea Pig, Guinea Pig, Cavies, Cavy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Like most cavies, the guinea pig has short legs, a short neck, a big head and no tail.
Be careful when a guinea pig starts to groom your skin as even a scrape from their sharp rodent teeth can result in a pinch that can hurt.
All cavies are herbivores (vegetarians) They eat a variety of fruits and vegetables along with alfalfa pellets with vitamin C, plus green grasses.
www.dogbreedinfo.com /petguineapig.htm   (1742 words)

 CLASS Cavy Lovers Across the Southern States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
C.L.A.S.S. (Cavy Lovers Across the Southern States) is a cavy (guinea pig) club devoted to the breeding, showing and proper care of cavies.
CLASS club members, and the cavy breeds they raise- A list of Club Officers, and members who have given permission to be featured on this site.
Cavy Show Schedule- The calendar of shows scheduled so far for 2003 in Alabama and Florida.
mywebpages.comcast.net /classcavies   (205 words)

 Guinea Pig Cages, Your Cavy At Home
In the grander scheme of things, it is still a very small environment for your cavy.
Exercise and exploration space are very important for their long-term health and happiness.
Cavies need enough room to do "full-tilt laps." Upper levels should not be counted in providing the minimum square footage.
www.cavycages.com   (938 words)

 Guinea Pig Fun
Welcome to Guinea Pig Fun (aka Cavy Fun) a website and webcam (aka Jasmicam) that focuses on the lighter moments of caring for guinea pigs, including two rescued guinea pigs, Jasmine and Tiny Tim, who have their own web sites.
Guinea pigs, also known as cavies, are the subjects of the
Internet stores that feature guinea pig or cavy items are also found on the links page, as are links to virtual events, animation, web cams, and items for a computer.
www.cavyfun.com   (356 words)

 Tanelorn Cavy Rescue
We prefer to adopt out in non-breeding pairs or as a companion to another cavy of the same sex or an altered one of the opposite sex.
Occasionally, we will have a cavy that is a loner and would be better in a single cavy environment.
If you are under 18, and interested in one of our guinea pigs, you must have a parent or guardian adopt them as a "family pet," with the guardian being the primary caregiver of the pet.
www.petfinder.org /shelters/KS112.html   (528 words)

 About New Zealand Cavy Club Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
New Zealand Cavy Club Inc is a club for people who breed and show cavies (guinea pigs).
The New Zealand Cavy Club Inc was formed in 1976 after a meeting in Lower Hutt, New Zealand which was attended by 70 people.
The Club Newsletter (Cavy Chronicle) is sent to all members of the club about 4 times a year.
www.cavy.wellington.net.nz /about   (186 words)

 American Cavy Breeders Association - ACBA ON LINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Purpose of the AMERICAN CAVY BREEDERS ASSOCIATION shall be to promote the breeding and improvement of the cavy, and to secure publicity for and interest in the cavy as an exhibition, pet and research animal.
It shall aid in securing public interest for the betterment of the cavy fancy.
This is a book with over 100 pages of valuable information written by many cavy breeders.
www.acbaonline.com   (155 words)

CAVY NAMES: A long list of cavy names if you just got a cavy (or have had one for awhile) and you're stumped about what to name it!
BEDDING FOR CAVIES: Be careful which bedding you choose for your guinea pig, it may be harmful to him.
CAVY NUTRITION: A page that has information on how to keep your cavy healthy, what to feed it, etc.
www.angelfire.com /az/cavykingdom   (658 words)

 World Wide Cavy Ring
Sunflower Cavies is a small caviary located in Southern California.
As a USDA licensed breeder/broker, he currently manages a herd of 500 cavies, which represents all 13 of the recognized breeds.
We are breeding different cavies in Bavaria, Germany.
d.webring.com /hub?ring=cavy   (1491 words)

 CAVY-L: A Mailing List for Fanciers of Cavies
The cavy is a small furry creature closely related to rodents, originating from South America.
Messages advertising commercial goods or services related to cavies may be posted no more than once per month.
Although the maintainers of CAVY-L are not in a position to check the ages of participants, any suspected violation of COPPA will result in immediate warnings from the moderator, followed by unsubscription if the violations are found to be legitimate.
is.rice.edu /~rickr/cavy.html   (1005 words)

We have only been involved in cavies for about three years, but basically jumped right in and have been loving every minute of raising, breeding and showing these wonderful animals.
Americans in self lilac and broken colors: tsw, fl, creme and white, creme and white and occasionally lemon agouti, creme and white.
I also make and sell custom cavy italian charms so if you are interested in having your cavy or any other animal on a charm, please check out that section of our website.
mysite.verizon.net /res6tg8v/gonecavy/index.html   (286 words)

 Cavy Care Tips
The cavy's cage should be at least three times the cavy's size.
Use only pine wood shavings at the bottom of the cavy's cage.
Feed the cavy a treat with a large amount of Vitamin C. I suggest oranges, apples, spinach or parsley.
members.tripod.com /~cavycavern/tips.html   (113 words)

 Guinea Pig Adoptions and Cavy Rescue
If you want to let people know that you have a guinea pig that needs a home, you have to spend quite a bit of time visiting all of them, potentially registering on many of them, and possibly monitoring them looking for replies or additional questions.
The Cavy Classifieds provides a centralized location that can be referenced by the many lists and forums, not to take away from any adoption or placement forum, but to provide an additional, centralized and consistent place to list guinea pigs needing homes.
Guinea pigs are often called Cavies, pronounced Kay'-Vees.
www.cavyrescue.com   (524 words)

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CAVY entries must be POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN April 25, 2005.
All cavies must permanently ear marked in the left ear and ear marking shall correspond with the entry form.
Donated by Channel Islands Cavy Breeders Reserve in Show.......One hole carry cage......Donated by Touchette Cavies Donations for Best of Breed and Best Opposite.
www.cavyweb.com /venturacat.doc   (500 words)

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