Animal Stories - Guinea Pig Breeds


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Shy Ann - 2009-01-02
Our Family has two 1year old guinea pigs. We were wondering if it would be advisable to add a baby guinea in with them.

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Anonymous - 2008-12-16
I feel bad for these guys but I can't really have one. So I tell someone to buy them. Please buy one, have a heart!

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NEON - 2008-12-04
I have this kind of Guinea Pig. She is a good pig.

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Tammy - 2008-09-12
I feel so much better after reading Eleanor's comment from April '07. My sweet Wilbur passed away last night. I was concerned that my friend's son had perhaps fed him something toxic while he was here 2 days ago. And even though Eleanor's comment that cavies will steer clear of poisonous foods is not definitive, I take comfort from it. Though I will miss my sweet, funny little piggyboy for quite some time.

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Sami - 2008-09-06
I have the most loving and caring guinea pig ever, shes about 3 now. She's a black and white long haired, well her hair isn't even that long, lol. I bought her with another female who sadely had to be put to sleep after my dog got hold of them both. That was really upsetting for me as I'm an animal lover. After about 2 years of my guinea pig being on her own, I decided to get her a friend. So I got her a baby short hair, a black and caramel baby guinea pig. I love them both very much and my older guinea pig has motherd the baby, I'm so proud of her.

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katrynna - 2008-08-30
Hi there, I have a peruvian guinea pig, his name is tootee. I'm very much fond of him and he's sitting on my lap tight now. My other guinea pig died last year. He was an abyssinian guinea pig and his name was poopy. I'm hoping to learn more about guinea pigs from you guys.. thanks!

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Nikki - 2008-08-02
Great site but here are a few tips and notes, for instance a Guinea Pig is not nocturnal and they take naps in the day because they are animals. Remember to never feed a Guinea Pig iceburg lettuce either, you can use Romaine Lettuce as the perfect substitute.

P.S. My Guinea Pig CHILLI<3 and Big Foot (My Brothers Guinea Pig) SAY HI

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tabitha - 2008-08-01
I just got a guinea pig 3 days ago and I just love him. He will just lay on my chest and sleep or he will only eat if he is near me. I thought he was a girl until I took him to the vets and had to change his name from Cloe to Thunderbolt. He's on my chest right now.

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Anonymous - 2008-07-18
Very good Article. I have only one Guinea Pig now and Her name is Panda, because of her coloration. And I'm not sure if Guinea Pigs are ncturnal because she isn't an my friends two aren't. Overall good article.

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Anonymous - 2008-06-08
I've had 3 guinea pigs so far, 1 English and 2 Abyssinian, and none like baths. As soon as you're done, they'll "wash" themselves again. They don't like water, and will shake themselves dry during the bath. I've never washed they're heads, and I don't recommend it in case soap gets in their eyes. I always us baby wash soap, so that the guinea pigs don't get hurt if it does get in their eyes, and when they clean themselves afterwards their mouth doesn't taste like soap too much. Guinea pigs groom themselves, like cats almost, so it isn't necessary to wash them too often. When and if you clip your guinea pigs claws, I recommend covering their eyes with a towel because they hate having their nails cut. Be very careful about cutting black toe claws, because my poor guinea pig's toe was almost cut entirely off. If this happens, press something absorbent to the wound (as it hopefully isn't serious) and give your guinea pig some vegetables. My guinea pig forgot the pain and started eating. :) My guinea pig likes to be put outside (in a cage) with a little wooden house to hide in and have shade. Don't put your guinea pig in too much sun, or they could get too hot. Some guinea pigs, if you buy the food with treats mixed in, will dig in their food to get the treats while making a mess. Either ignore this, sort out the treats and put them on top, or don't buy the mixed food. I hope this helps you take care of your guinea pig! :)

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