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The fabulous docile "Guinea Pig" is neither a pig nor is it from Guinea!
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Piggies are the cutest of pets, and very lovable. I have 6 of them. They dont smell, and are easy to look after. Ours love to run around our back yard. My favourite piggie is called Trouble and he's a beautiful long haired Sheltie cross. He's so placid and thus has a lovely nature. I wouldnt be without my piggies for anything, and the next door neighbour's dog is fascinated with them.
I just have to mention that one of my guinea pigs has recently died. He had been suffering from repeated bladder infections for around 4 months and the vet kept subscribing him baytril drops. This cleared his pain temporarily but then a few weeks ago my piggie lost loads of weight and he was finally referred to a specialist. He was x-rayed and found to have many little bladder stones. We had to hand feed him with a syringe for a few days, until his operation. Unfortunately on the morning of his operation I found him dead in his cage. My advice to all guinea pig owners is - if your piggie squeaks whilst passing urine, take him to the vets immediately. If the infections occur regularly then demand an x-ray. Please don't leave it too long. If I'd known more and acted sooner then my poor little "haggis" would still be here today.
Hey! I have 7 guinea pigs.. it was only last week when i had 5 piggys.. my guinea pig Coco And Romo were a couple! They were so cute together.. they had 4 babies together. but then last week Romo died and Coco was left alone by herself..with her other lil ones.. pregnant.. but then just 3 days ago Coco gave birth to 3 healthy and happy guinea pigs!! This site has helped. All my piggys names end in 'O'.. Coco, Yoyo, Todo, Uno, Seeco, Domino and Otto!
dear animal world, you gave me such great info about guinea pigs. i am hoping to get one if my mom lets me. i am hoping to get it on halloween, that would be the coolest. i do have a chinchilla and her name is kayla she is a one year old faisty chin, but i still love her. i also have a hamster who is sick and dieing, i really hope she gets through it. she is four (pretty old). i also have a three year old cat and a horse named charity. my hamsters name is patches and my cats name is pansy. im planning on calling my guniea pig pepsie. well see ya, peace out!
Guinea pigs are very intelligent just like dogs. They need love and
care, and before you buy one you need to know that they make a skeeking sound. Im going to be getting one very soon in fact. They usally live to be 3 or 4 years old. I am a guinea pig loveable person.
Sonier Family(Molly writing)
Never thought I'd like a guinea pig for a pet, never known anyone who had one. We went to a fund-raiser garage sale and came home with a 2-month old 1/2 rex(teddy), 1/2 something else. He is the cutest, sweetest pet we've had in a long time! We made a C&C cage and a hanging fabric tube for him to run through. He is adorable!!
lisa and linda
hi, me and my girlfriend invested in a pet which happened to be a guinea pig. we love it to death. since we both work at a museum as knights we made our pig a coat of armour out of foil. he loves to run around crazily in it. we had one incident where a child tried to put our pig in the microwave- dont worry he is ok. it was a scare though. tomorrow we are taking our pig rafting! this should be great fun
hi, i have one pig, he's great and funny to watch. he's still a baby. i cant' wait until he gets bigger so i dont worry about people holding him. im always scared he'll get hurt.
Hi! I was planning on getting a chinchilla but when I went to the pet store this lady brought in two of the cutest little things I have ever seen! They where guinea pigs a boy and a girl. I got the boy then the next day he was so lonely we went back and got the girl! This site has been a big help. They are 3 weeks old almost 4 weeks old. I am going to get them fixed but I would like them to have one litter first because we already have homes for them just in case it happens. I am a little worried if they have them right now because they are so young but the female doesn't seem to want to mate yet but I don't know she also kinda seems to me tat she is already pregnant! I hope she pulls throught the pregnancy! By the way the girl's name is Jazmine and the boy's name is Jasper! I love them to death! Jazmine is the one who's more attached to me but they still are in the faze where they don't like me to much but I haven't even had them for a week yet so I'll give it time!
I have had my guinea pig Benny for two years. He is so cute I love him to bits. He's an Abyssinian, but somewere along the lines there must have been some albino, he has redish pink eyes and a white and cream coat. I rescued Benny from a local animal shelter, he was never abuse or mistreated. his old owners tried to sell him but were unsuccessful, and they were allergic, and needed to get rid of him as soon as possible. He was quite shy at first, but warmed up to me right away. Now when I come home he runs to the cage door and stands on the bars and squeaks, wanting to be pet. He loves his lettuce and timothy hay, which we give him daily, he's quite spoiled. He's also quite on the chubby side, but we love him anyways. I would recommend guinea pigs to anybody who wants one, they are quite easy to manage and don't make a big mess.