Animal Stories - American Guinea Pig

Animal-World Information about: American Guinea Pig

   The fabulous docile "Guinea Pig" is neither a pig nor is it from Guinea!
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Cheyenne S. - 2007-08-09
Well I'm 12 years old and I have been looking for a pet that is cuddly yet fun for monthes. Puppies weren't for me because after they were grown I seemed to loose interest in them. I have a cat which recently had two kittens but cats aren't fun once they get older. We do have one dog-he is a Chow an the best dog ever but hes not what I would call my dream pet. My mom says that I am responsible and that she can trust me with a pet so i decided on a Guinea Pig. I want a long haired one but I understand that I would have to clean his/her rear and make sure to keep his/her hair brushed-maybe if its a girl i can even add bows like they do on babies an dogs! I wouldn't want to hurt my baby though. I just need to make sure that a guinea pig is perfect for me. Thank you very much.

shauna - 2007-07-31
Wallie is my guinea pig. He would not hurt a fly, he is so cute and cuddley. My guinea pig knows the word 'food'. His best friend is Daisy, my rabbit. They love each other like they are brothers.

Chloe McKenzie - 2007-07-31
So far I have had 2 guinea pigs. They were mother and daughter. Sadly the mother died, but sometime this week we will be getting another young (baby) guinea pig to keep our other one company. I would definitely recommend getting a guinea pig. Thay are really easy to feed and they don't take up much space. I would definitely pick guinea pigs over hamsters. And believe me, I know hamsters. At one point I had 10 hamsters at the same time. Guinea pigs are wonderful pets. They are very cuddly and VERY interactive. If you are thinking of getting a guinea pig I suggest that you get 2. They are very social animals. NEVER have 1 female and 2 males. The males will most likely end up fighting (sometimes to death) over who will get the female. Enjoy you piggy!

Hanna - 2007-07-24
a guinea pig is a great pet to have and are very fragile animals and you need to know how to take care of them. it's very important to monitor their health because i just had to put to sleep my very first pig. so if your pig gets sick keep it away from the others so they won't get sick.

Guinea Pig Lover - 2007-07-23
What fabulous little pets. However, I strongly recommend that you DON'T GET A PIGGIE FROM THE PETSTORE. Most of the time, the come in not all that great of shape, have been wrongly handled, had their cages poked at endlessly by five year olds, and otherwise hate humans. Get a pig from your a rescue society. They've been handled properly and generally come plumper and happier. Just do a google search on '(Your State Here) Guinea Pig Rescue.' Trust me, you'll find something.

Hilary Watson - 2007-07-15
July 15th, 2007:
Charlie my guinea pig knows what the word 'beans' means and when I ask him if he wants some he growls! All last week he was weeing pink/orange pee so he's going for an x-ray tomorrow. I can't tell you what a terrific little mate he is and how he keeps me sane when things get tough. He likes to lie on a pillow next to me (special one he can mess on) and hates it when I read the paper and don't give him attention. He has loads of fans and is the cutest colour, like a golden labrador. I can't imagine how this week will pan out as he may be operated on. They're not just little animals who don't matter even if not the size of a dog they have real little personalities and I pray that he will get through this week whatever happens. Am I mad or is my love for him the same as other guinea pig owners!

Anonymous - 2007-07-12

I'm very sorry that Haggis died.:( I can't imagine what I'd do if my little Buster (who isn't really little) died. I just recently got a female who might be pregnant(because the people at the petstore think it's OK to leave the Boars and Sows in the same cage) who's name is Rosa. The bad thing is that she is very, very young. There was another sow in the cage with Rosa who didn't look all that heathy either. Rosa is a Silky and is very beautiful. Buster's a handsome Abbysian, who has alot of rosettes and curls. They both have a good personality and enjoy spending time with each other.(they are an adorable couple):)


Sydney Toth - 2007-07-09
hi im sydney toth, and i'm going to get a baby guinea pig for my birthday on april 5. i know that guinea pigs are great from all these sayings and comments, i just know i'll have fun! p.s i have a cat and dog too, and they are fun like guinea pigs too!

rodel villanueva - 2007-07-08
guinea pigs are very loving pets

Kevin - 2007-07-08
My guinea pig is cute and his name is Piggy. He's a black Abbysinian... PIGGY!