Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Pet Day Writing

Once a year at school we have one day we call "Pet Day" where kids bring their chosen pet to get judged for prizes. Before the day every student has to make a project about their pet. One of the pieces of writing we did was an information report. In the report we had to write in present tense, follow the plan we made and talk about all of the type of animal in general, not your pet. 
Next year I would like to do more research before writing it so it is more informative. Here is my information report writing:

Guinea pigs look different ways even in the same breeds. Guinea pigs have very different breeds which makes their fur and sometimes their colour change. American guinea pigs are always smooth and silky. Teddy guinea pigs have shortish hair which has a texture which is similar to a carpets. Abyssinian guinea pigs have hair that always sticks up no matter how much you try to brush it down. Some breeds have red eyes but most just have plain black. Most the time their breeds don’t determine their colour except for the Himalayan guinea pig which is always white.

Food & Non Food
Guinea pigs can eat many things but they can’t eat anything. They are creature that can eat a variety of fruit and veggies, but are unable to eat many of their skins. Beetroot, spinach and rhubarb are sometimes mistaken for a food for guinea pigs but they can’t eat them along with chocolate, buttercups, garden shrubs, onions etc. Some things that they can eat are daisies, apples, zucchini and celery. Fruits like pears can be a great treat for them but to many in a day can be bad for them.   

Looking after them
Guinea pigs need a few things to keep them healthy and strong. First is that they need new grass about every second day which means to move them to a different spot. Second is that the could drown because their house is in a puddle and they can’t get out. That isn’t a problem if their house sticks above the ground. And last is that they can’t just be fed the same thing every day, give them some variety of foods with treats sometimes.

For guinea pigs you need to have a appropriate shelter for them. First off the need a shelter with a roof and no way for land animals to get in or them to get out. If the roof is open then birds of prey like a hawks will swoop in and grab them. They also need a place to get away from the rain. If they get a puddle in their house and they can’t escape it then they will drown. Another thing is that they need a nice warm place to sleep, although they have fur they can still get cold on frosty night. You also need to let them have plenty of room for exercise. The nice thing about guinea pigs is that is they will try to use the space they have and use it for running around or playing( exercising themselves.)

Other facts
Some of the other things you should know about guinea pigs are small. The regular life span of a guinea pig is 4 to 8 years. Another thing is that you should groom them regularly because it feels nice and lets them bond with you. You can also teach you guinea pig tricks like to bring an object from here to there. Every guinea pig usually has a different personality so you should get to know it for future reasons.   


So in conclusion, Guinea pigs are unique and complicated but are pretty easy to take care of.


  1. Hi Miro it's me, Lachlan from Awahono School. I like your writing about guinea pigs and how you have included what they eat, what they can't eat and what is a treat for them. If I get a guinea pig I will probably come to this writing to make sure I look after it properly.
    Kind regards

  2. Thank you Lachlan for that helpful comment. I know some of the food facts from our own guinea pigs and how they react to different foods. You can also rest assure that if you are going to use this writing if you get a guinea pig that all this is from reliable sites and life experiences.


Thank-you for your positive, thoughtful, helpful comment.