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rachael - 2005-06-02
i have 2 pigs called 'pig' and 'piganna', and both both have their own little personalities!

Tori - 2005-06-02
I have six guinea pigs. I think they are the best first pets. I will tell you about my guinea pigs. I have had baby guinea pigs and their names are Boger, Batman and Teady-Bear. I have had more babies too, there names are Carlie, Chubby, Batgirl, Daisy and Little-Bob, but Little-Bob died when he was four days old because everyone was stepping on him, he was the smallest. Katie is the mom for first time babies and the dad is Sr.Bob. Teady-Bear is the mom of two and the dad is Batman. I love my guinea pigs!! Tori

crystal - 2005-05-27
I have two guinea pigs and one of them died today. I am so sad, I want to find out why Spiky has died...Now leaving Bobo alone....They were one pair and they loved each other so much....I wonder whether I should get a new partner for Bobo. She is so sad now....She queeks loudly when her friend is in danger...Until now she is still looking for her friend....Spiky was mischevious while Bobo is quiet......They loved each other very much...I am so sad on the lost of spiky...

Tamara L. Townsend - 2005-05-26
I love guinea pigs a lot,particularly the long-haired types. I had an orange-and-white Peruvian female named Pebbles, whom I entered in a charity pet show for the local SPCA. She won "Best in Show"! I was very proud of her. I currently own (or am owned by!) two GP's I've adopted from a guinea pig rescue group. I am very pleased with my pets and the organization I adopted them from. I highly, HIGHLY, recommend adoption for anyone who wants to acquire a pet of ANY kind. There are far to many perfectly good pet lives going to waste out there due to pet over- breeding. I cannot over stress the point.

Luke Curtis - 2005-05-26
we had a guinea pig called big Moma who had 8 babies but r normal is 4

miskaffon - 2005-05-23
I tend to agree with cavycages, as my girls have a 3x5 foot cage and are extremely happy critters. NO cavy should be in a 2 foot square cage and have no companion...

Lauren - 2005-05-23
Hi there,
Here are some of the of my thoughts on guinea pig care:
One guinea pig needs at least 7 square feet of space in order to run around and exercise properly.
Sawdust, straw, and cat litter are not acceptable bedding choices.
Carrots should be given in moderation, about the equilvalent of one baby carrot per week per cavy, because they can cause bladder stones.
Treats should not be given, especially not dog biscuits. The only treat a cavy needs are fresh veggies.
Males get along quite well together and rarely fight. They live together almost 100% of the time peacefully.
Guinea pigs should never be kept with animals of a different species.
Babies should never be hand nursed with milk powder. This can and will kill them. They should be fed a special cavy product made by Oxbow that provides the nourishment they need similar to their mother's milk.
Vitamins added to water are useless, as the vitamin deteriorates immediately when diluted in liquid and/or exposed to light.

Jessica Holmlund - 2005-05-21
Hi my name is Jessica! My family bred guinea pigs. We bred them so much that we eventually had 55! We had more babies than mothers. We now only have three guinea pigs and are not allowed to breed them anymore. The reason we have three is because one mother that I'd had for a long time I caught in the wild, a guinea pig I found in a pet shop I begged my dad to get, and my sister begged my dad to get her one. So he did!

The mother, who I caught is Autumn 2, the guinea pig I saw in a pet shop I named Sweetheart(she's my favourite), and my sister's guinea pig is named Autumn Blue(to match and rhyme with Autumn 2). We have enjoyed breeding guinea pigs and love the babies that we saw.

P.S. I love your little baby Dawn! Mine was white!

Nikki B - 2005-05-17
Like a lot of people, I think guinea pigs are so cute! I'm 14 and sometimes I look after gp's for a week or two during school holidays when their owners go away. There's four of them altogether, the two girls and two boys are in separate cages for obvious reasons. At first when I started to look after them I was begging my parents for ages to let me get some of my own, but my mum thought that after a little while she would be the one to end up dealing with them. I assured her that this wasn't true and that couldn't she see just how gorgeous they were. They thought about me getting guinea pigs for my birthday more than half a year down the track, but much to my annoyance didn't! All I can say is that I'm actually quite thankful for this. Last time I looked after these family's guinea pigs I actually started to get a bit sick of having to clean their smelly cages every couple of days over the holidays! When I started to imagine having to do this every 2 or so days for the next 8-10 years I freaked! My whole teenage - young adult life would be spent cleaning up after cute rodents! No thank you, I'm now happy to look after the pigs every now and again but not for that long -- I think I might wait till I'm a mother with young kids of my own to take on such a responsibility :)

a houghton - 2005-05-16
i think it is completely wrong all these sites and books saying never keep more than one male. i always have and there is no difference. in fact i find females fight more. also never leave then male with the mother. as soon as she gives birth he will breed with her, and this second birth will surely kill her from exhaustion


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