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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Fade - 2006-07-10
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.

bonnie bryant - 2006-06-26
my ginny pig (pig pig) is 1 week old. his mom had her last mon. he so cute after you give him a bath. i think ginny pigs are one of the best pets EVER. -BoNnIe

Bailey Smith - 2006-06-13
guinea pigs are the coolest animals ever!!! I have 2 pigs( and when I say pigs i mean PIGS.) I got one pig from a pet store and one from Cavy Care Inc. which is located in Colorado. they are the best pets i could have wish for.

Thea - 2006-06-12
I have two piggies and I named them Mei (May) and Joon (June). Mei likes to snuggle while Joon squeals when I pick her up. I haven't had her as long as I've had Mei so I'm figuring that she'll come around. They are good to have around and very relaxing to watch. Mei is bossy to Joon and today Joon decided to fight back. I think she'll be okay.

Sherry - 2006-06-12
a pig living can live 16 yrs if you care for them properly. do research and learn lots before you get any pet. it is cruel for them such a short life when they can live so long. they cant have green apples or seeds from any fruit. clean out the cage every 3 or 4 days, they mess alot.

@ngie - 2006-06-11
My kids have one guinea pig each and they love taking care of them and taking them out of their cages to play with them. We have 3 good sized pigs and this morning I went to feed them I found that my female had two little babies sometime in the last two days. I was wondering why she stayed in her house so much. We've only had them for a month so I guess her other owners didn't know she was pregnant. The two lil ones are so adorable, I think I'll keep them for myself... :-)

Kim - 2006-06-07
My guinea pig had babies this morning. 5 of them, all doing fine. they are so cute

@ndy - 2006-06-05
i have a ginny pig, i have loved it from the day i got it. they are the best type of animals that teach responsibility to children.

ME - 2006-05-29
i am 10 years old and i want to get 2 guinea pigs. i have been trying to figure which type of pet to get because i LOVE animals! i don't know if i should get males or females! but i have to pay for everything and i am looking forward to the responsibility! me and my friend think guinea pigs are adorable and we both want to get 2! i think that it would be so much fun to have guinea pigs! right now i have a dog and a cat! i have looked into getting a gerbil, parakeet , and a rabbit. but then i found info about guinea pigs and i think they are interesting and cute!i really love this site! wish me good luck on asking my parents if i can get 2 guineas.

Amy - 2006-05-29
I love guinea pigs! I've had a total of 8. Unfortuneatly, I found out about a year ago that I am allergic to them. I get hives and weezy. It's no fun. I really wish I wasn't allergic to them so then I could get more. Guinea pigs are the best pet you can get, and I'm not just saying that. They snuggle with you and love you unconditionally. One of mine even lived up to 6 years! I highly recommend adding a guinea pig to anyone's family! Perfect for any age!