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stephanie - 2012-03-20
i have a new skinny pig, and I'm having an issue keeping it warm. I'm thinking of putting it in a fish tank so I can put a heat pad on the bottom, but someone thought it might be too noisy for the little guy. does anyone know if that is true? please help....thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-21
    Noisy no. OK you can put the little fella in a fish tank given it's large enough and place paper towel on the bottom (so it doesn't slide). Then put carefresh or some bedding on top of the paper towel. Place a heating pad on low under 1/2 the tank so the little fella can be as warm (or cool off) as he wants. You could also place a heat lamp shining over 1/2 his cage and he could do the same thing.
  • Anonymous - 2012-12-24
    you could place a wool sock over the pig and secure with a little duct tape. I did this once cause the piggie had severe derm. I found out that using a little kitten revolution flea med cures dermatitus on guinea pigs. I cut the toe and heal off the sock and cut 2 holes for front feet then slip it on and loosely duct tape the sock so it stays.
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Maria Gilbert - 2012-12-23
The American Guinea-pig is an absolutely gorgeous, and extra ordinary creature.

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Leah Kenny - 2009-06-18
I have one guinea pig, and that guinea pig is so cute.

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  • Sandy - 2012-12-13
    I recently 'rescued' a guinea pig from a pet store. I didn't like her cage with the wire bottom. I have always loved guinea pigs, and had them years ago. Here I go again. Anyway, her name is Lisbeth, and she has long hair. She was sold as an Abby, but alas, the only rosette is on her head, then comes the long hair. Needless to say, lots of brushing and butt checking. She seems happy by herself, but somedays I think maybe she should have a companion. Sandy
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Deb - 2012-03-24
We just purchased a skinny pig (Hairy) and are learning about it. What does it mean when you pat Hairy and he squeaks? Is this good or bad?

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  • essie - 2012-04-23
    The squeaking is a happy sound...they chirp, and chortle, and squeak when they are happy, or want something from you. Enjoy your piggy!
  • Katie - 2012-11-07
    Guinea pigs have several different noises It might be worth looking on you tube to see examples If is more like a purring sound then it's good if its more of a squeal then she or he is telling you that it's to much
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Cindy - 2012-10-13
I have a Teddy-S'mores. He's hugable, cuddly etc. he wipes his nose on your kleenex, takes his meds.. noses his brush if he wants to be brushed if you ask. He understands 'Ks'mores go home' & tons of other stuff when you converse with him. he's one smart guy.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-14
    Wow, what a nice little fellow. And he does sound smart!
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miranda haley - 2012-03-13
YAYYYY...i was right, my guinea pig WAS pregnant!!!!!! She had 2 babies :) .... but now she only has 1 :( ...because the other didnt have enough oxygen or something and she/he died. I would have helped but she gave birth during the night. :( I'm suprised she survived! I love her and the baby!
WBS (write back soon)

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  • Alyssa - 2012-10-13
    Hi! I am 9 years old and I am in 4-H. I would like a boy guinea pig to show and breed.
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glen - 2012-10-04
I say that guienea pigs are the sweetest, heart-loving creatures.

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  • glen - 2012-10-04
    Awsome if theres any girls I'll take it
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Haley Stanton - 2008-10-27
I think the guinea pig is very cute and it looks similar to mine

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-28
    So cute.
  • Shayla Wilson - 2012-03-20
    I just might get that kind of guinea pig. I LOVE IT!
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Nelson - 2012-08-24
I have a guinea Pig. He's cute and realy playful. He's shy and he's alone he likes it but I'm not sure if it's ok is it!?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-24
    If he plays with you nicely, likes your attention, is eating well and poop is fine - and playfull too - he is fine./
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Piggy Lover - 2009-01-01
We have a White Crested Guinea Pig that is currently 9 weeks old. She is a miniature version of the picture on this site. She is somewhat reserved and not incredibly vocal. She prefers to be in her little cardboard box that is lined with fleece, coming out only to eat usually. She acts very skittery when we try to pick her up but is a sweet, cuddly angel once we are holding her. We also have a male (yes, they are permanently separated and we will be adopting a companion for each of them) that is an Abyssinian, although he doesn't have "show" qualities in his coat. He is sweet and funny and very vocal. We have only had them for 3 weeks and he quickly learned the crinkling sound of the Timmothy Hay bag and the sound of the fridge door when I get their fruits/veggies. He squeals and stands on his hind legs waiting for his treats. When he is especially happy, usually after eating his fruits/veggies you can find him springing around his cage like his little feet have springs on them. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen!! They have HUGE cages that are actually indoor kennels sized for a Labrador. We used Coroplast (courrogated plastic) to make the "pans" in the bottom of the kennels. they have tons of space to run, play and hide. We will be adding ramps, additional stories and play tunnels over time. We're also going to try to affix sandpaper to the ramps for traction and also to help keep their claws naturally trimmed. Guinea Pigs definately DO NOT like slippery surfaces. It is scary to them and they will become very skittery, at least ours do. Our pigs also use the same corner of their cages to urinate and for most of thier pooping, right next to their water bottle. Even though they are in seperate cages, they each use the same exact area of their cage for a bathroom. We will be adding small corner litter boxes to make the corner cleaning easier. We also have a corner scoop, it looks like a cat litter scoop but has a rounded triangle shape to make corner cleaning easier. The pine shavings are a little messy and they get spread to the outer edges of the cage when the pigs are running around. Since they don't burrow in it and only seem to use it in their potty corner we're going to try using just sandpaper on the bottom except in the potty corner so they have traction and we don't have pine shavings on the floor all around the cage. The shavings also get stuck all over the fleece material that they love to snuggle with so much and makes it hard to come close to keeping the fabric clean. Most importantly, dont ever put a Guinea Pig in a cage with a wire bottom (like you might use for a rabbit) because the wire mesh is VERY bad for their tender little feet and they will be prone to sores on their foot pads. Guinea Pigs are absolutely the best pets ever but you must be committed to providing the pellets, Vitamin C tablets, Timmothy hay, fresh fruits/veggies and fresh water that they require on a daily basis. If you aren't willing to do that for 6-10 years as well as keeping their cages clean on at least a weekly basis please consider another pet. While Guinea Pigs don't require regular vet care, be prepared that you may have an occasional illness or emergency that can become costly. Have fun with your piggies, they are incredibly rewarding!!

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  • Excited/Nervous Piggy - 2010-08-30
    Oh, gosh! That sounds so exciting! Do you think that having two dogs will scare the guinea pigs? If you choose to make a cage, then should it be really big, medium, small, or any of the above? That sounds great! I think I will get two guinea pigs!
  • Rootbeer - 2011-08-28
    I was reading your comment and it sounds like you have a wonderful and cute guinea pig......Anyway I am getting a guinea pig but I have no idea what breed of guinea to choose..I wanted an Abyssinian Guinea Pig, but I have been reading about them and it says that a Abyssinian Guinea Pigs are not friendly and bites a lot. Then I seen your comment and your Guinea Pig sounds like a sweetheart and that Abyssinian Guinea Pigs are perfect for first time owners (me). But now I don't know which is right. Am pretty sure that some Abyssinians are not friendly, but I need to be sure (100%) I thought since you had an Abyssinian Guinea Pig you could help me, Would you help me? And can you also help me answer this.. Which breed of Guinea Pigs are better Abyssinian or White Crested?

  • Miranda Haley - 2012-02-13
    I have a white crested guinea pig and she loves to bite us, but sometimes so nibbles and won't hurt as much , but she acts like everything around her is food .... Even my hair. She loves to poop and always skitters away from us but when she's in our arms, she so cuddly and is like a big fur ball,but she still bites. How can you tell if she is pregnant? She was with a larger male and older and he kinda did something with her and I pulled them away and now he's dead:( but I just don't know if she is pregnant. Please tell me how I can tell if she is pregnant without taking her to the vet......
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