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Guinea Pig Adventure: Guinea Pig Care Multi-Day Course

This is a four week multi-day course where students will learn important facts and techniques on how to take care of their beloved guinea pigs.
Jen McCarthy
625 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 12 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
7-12
year olds
3-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

At the completion of this course students will be able to identify: 
Where guinea pigs come from and habitat. 
You will learn the different guinea pig breeds. 
How to properly handle your guinea pig. 
How to sex your guinea pig. 
How to identify the age of your guinea pig. 
You will learn how to choose a proper guinea pig cage size. The types of foods they should eat, vegetables and fruits they need. 
Guinea pig language and sounds. 
You will learn about guinea pig safety and guinea pig do’s and don’ts. 
How to maintain your guinea pig's cage. 
How to trim your guinea pig's nails.
How to bathe your guinea pig (with adult supervision).
How to trim your guinea pig's nails (with adult supervision).
How to bond your guinea pig.
How to identify common guinea pig illnesses. 
How to provide enrichment opportunities for your guinea pig. 

I have over 30 years of experience with animals to include 6 years of experience with exotic animals.
Short research assignments will be required (no research papers) and students will be able to report their findings back to the teacher and other classmates. Classmates are encouraged to share their findings with other students to stimulate discussion and learning. 
At least 3 toilet paper rolls if possible for week 4. Handful of Timothy Hay scissors Bring your guinea pigs favorite treat/toy each week to class
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There are no assessments for this class. 
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
**As animals can be unpredictable, it is recommended parents be nearby to assist with the handling of guinea pig in class in the event the guinea pig gets frightened.**

**The use of scissors is needed for week four. It is recommended a parent be present for safety.*

**Please note: I am not a licensed veterinarian. I cannot advise on specific health concerns, I can only inform on what to look for and how to prevent illnesses. If your guinea pig is sick, please take her/him to the veterinarian. 

Parents please note the words of "poop" and "pee" will be used in this class as it is an important part of identifying the overall health of the guinea pig such as identifying illnesses. There will be images shown and descriptions on how to properly sex the guinea pig (finding out if it's a girl or boy). The teacher will always be sensitive and avoid being overly detailed in descriptions.  

Teacher

Jen McCarthy
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
MS, TEFL Certified Teacher, Animal Care Instructor, Fun & Engaging.
625 total reviews
449 completed classes

About Me

**The teacher is no longer teaching at this time**

My name is Jennifer and I hold a Master’s in Justice Studies and a Master’s in Human Services. I have over 20+ years of professional work experience in several different industries to include law... 
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