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The fabulous docile "Guinea Pig" is neither a pig nor is it from Guinea!
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What a great website! So I just want to pay respect to my little girl Agent 99 (2001-2006), an English shorthair and my first Guinea who passed recently... and welcome my son Repeat (yes thats his name...cause I always say For the love of Pete). I went into the pet store and asked some one at the counter where the guinea pigs were and she said she'd take me as soon as she finished ringing up the lady in line. this lady had to return this guinea b/c her older one was picking fights with him. well he went from her arms straight to mine. I had lost 99 three weeks ago and wasnt looking to purchase another so soon...but he crawled right up my arm sat on my shoulder and started to purr! I took out my credit card right then. I knew HE choose ME! I love my Pete and his older sister Jingah (a Chihuahua)!
i had a guinea pig called Fluffy, i had her for 6yrs but she died yesterday:( Fuffy was the sweetest thing ever! she was absolutely fearless, when our dog barked all the time at her, fluffy enjoyed it and ran around the cage teasing the dog. fluffy was such a character! she had beautiful rosettes of fur all different colours and she was the softest ever. she was a pooing, sleeping, eating machine! she had an exercise cage and when she was finished it looked like someone had cut all the grass cause it was all gone. after all those days she would sleep like a rock!
yesterday fluffy died from old age in her sleep.
i really miss her!
I had an Abyssinian guinea pig named Squeakers. He was tan,caramel,brown and white.He was a special to me, he loved to listen to gospel and classical music.Sadly, Squeakers passed away
in February 2006.
I JUST GOT A GUINEA PIG TODAY AND IT IS ONLY A LITTLE OVER A MONTH OLD AND ITS AN AMERICAN CRESTED GUINEA PIG. I NAMED IT COCO AND VERY ENERGIZED. ALSO, ITS SQUEEKS ALOT. HES ALSO MY VALENTINE BECAUSE HE WAS BORN ON VALENTINES DAY!
I have a guinea pig named Teddy, he is a teddy bear guinea pig and he is pure white, he has a little brown spot on his nose! HE IS SOOO CUTE!
I have a guinea pig named Ginger and she is almost 2 years old. I had another guinea pig named Harry but he died of unknown causes.
My brother and I have a Guinea Pig who we have had for about two and a half years now. His name is Chocolate Chip Cookie, and He's soooo cute! I love how he looks like that Guinea Pig in Dr. Do little. He has that little blonde stripe and everything! I love my Guinea Pig!
we bought a female abyssinian and though we have been told that 2 are better, she seems to always be happy. we let her have run of the house except when it's bedtime we put her in her cage. she's trained to not go into the kitchen. she gets plenty of love and care and doesn't show any sign of being lonely or depressed. in fact, it may be that we got one that prefers to be alone. she loves being spoiled. we all love her and she seems to be prospering, looking healthy, getting bigger and always active. running, popping, and purring.
I am telling you about our guinea pigs. we have two mothers and 7 babies. We did have a older male but he died last month, now we are having to breed with a younger male. I really liked your website. It taught me a lot! Bye Karen Keller
I have 2 guinea pigs, Mocha and Latte. I just want to inform everyone of the importance of keeping 2 or more. Guinea pigs are so very social and a lone guinea pig will be very sad and depressed. Even if you can spend lots of time with your pig ask yourself these questions; Who will snuggle with your piggy in his igloo? Who will run laps around the cage with your piggy? You cannot spend 24/7 with your guinea pig, it just isn't possible. You need to leave him when you go to eat, when you answer the door, when you go to work + school. Having a pair is so much fun and its great to see them interact. My girls chirp and popcorn together, it is the cutest things!!! Another thing is the importance of fresh veggitables every day! Piggys need veggies to survive. Everyday bring your pigs a bowl of parsely or romane lettuce, this will keep them healthy and happy. My 2 pigs wheek whenever they think I'm bringing veggies! 1 last important thing is housing. Guinea pigs in the wild have a lot of space to rome, so they need lots of space to rome in captivity too. The minimum size for a pair of guinea pigs is 2ft X 4ft, but bigger is better! My pigglets have a 3X3 cage and they love it to death! They have to much space and they are umbelievably happy. I just wanted to let everyone know some of the important things when it comes to piggy owning. Guinea pigs are very skittish and somtimes stay skittish their whole life but they are very sweet and rewarding pets! Even though they are high maintenance and expencive(the supplys, high quality food, vet bills, etc) they are both it. Okay I forgot 1 more thing. Hay!!! Guinea pigs need an unlimited supply of timothy hay. This is NEEDED for the well being and health of your pigs. If you live near a Petland they have big bags of timothy hay for about $10. So as i said these critters are high maintenance but rewarding pets. Deffinetly worth the owrk!