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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Emily, CO - 2006-11-22
I got 2 guinea pigs when I was about 9 years old and I have been in love with them ever since! My first 2 pigs were brothers and I am sad to say that, 5 years after adopting them, one of the brothers, Latte had a heart attack and died. His brother Cappucino is still happy and healthy to this day (a year and a half after his brother's death). I wanted to get a companion for my remaining guinea pig so I looked at a local pet store for some babies. Unfortunately after purchasing the new pig, Chai Mo, the baby got sick and passed away not 6 months later. They are very loving animals and I would recommend them to anyone who wants an easy to keep, cuddley animal. Even though these rodents can be easy to handle and care for they ALWAYS need good supplements to help keep them healthy. I would recommend Sun Drops, its a mixture of calcium and other minerals and vitamins that guinea pigs need every day. Just thought I should comment and give a few tips! ~Emily and Cappucino (piggy)

yahya - 2006-11-21
hi, my name is yahya and i am from lebanon. i have 2 guinea pigs, one that is a crested bow, and the other an abysinian sow. there is something funny about my crested bow, when i start to scream at him he starts jumping like a rabbit. i think he is crazy but now i realise that it is just his excitement. i just want to say this: I LOVE GUINEA PIGS!

Bran - 2006-11-11
I am 14 and have always had at least one guinea pig. I have had almost every breed and now i have one mixed breed named Hershey that my dad's animal sanctuary rescued: Newstart animal refuge. Recently Hershy has suffered the loss of his cage mate Inlay(a dwarf rabbit). he has become more sciddish and is going through some depression as we try to find him another companion. Well anyway, i would gladly recommend a guinea pig for anyone. They become very loyal like a dog. My first one, Ven, learned to open his cage, climb the stairs, go into my room, and whistle at my bed to get my attention all by himself. I love them all

sue - 2006-10-24
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.

lynn hinde - 2006-10-08
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.

Zoraya - 2006-10-07
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!

bubbles - 2006-10-05
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!

Emily Simpson - 2006-09-27
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) - 2006-09-06
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 - 2006-08-20
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