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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Jo - 2004-12-29
Guinea pigs use(timothy)hay as a prime source of teeth grinding - they need their hay everyday!Pigs teeth constantly grow, so the need something reliably and daily to grind on - so combine the hay need, with the bedding need - hey presto - happy teeth and a happy pig!


Go Chris! - a few posts down --- we (me and my partner) are grown ups who were just looking after *a* pig for a little while, we now have 6 with big indoor cages - and an outside run area - our friends thought we were stupid and a little daggy - but after they have sat for more than 5 minutes with them they realise that the pigs have more personality than they thought!

BTW - carrot is very good for them but only 2-3 times a week...it has something they can overload on if given daily...(and never give them seeds - very fatty;)- both these things can cause bladder problems later on.

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Rory - 2004-12-22
Guinea pigs are easy pets to take care of. If you have 2 guinea pigs and only have one cage it is a good idea if you get 2 girls because they wont fight as much.

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Kimberly Tan - 2004-12-20
Guinea pigs are so cute.

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Caroline - 2004-12-20
I have two guinea pigs Snowball and Sesame. When I got Snowball she was only about one month old. After a while I realized she was getting fatter. One morning I woke up and my sister told me she had given birth! My family had no idea Snowball was pregnant. So now we have Snowball and Sesame, who are both girls.

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Tricia - 2004-12-10
I like your site. Guinea pigs and rabbits should not be housed together, They are different, Have different needs, and a slight kick from a bunny could kill a pig.
howver, Guinea pigs can be housed with other guinea pigs, as buns can be housed with other buns.

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chris - 2004-12-09
i love guinea pigs so much. well they have a bad rep. at my school. i talk about them and people say they are stupid. if you love or like guinea pigs stand up to people that make fun of your pet or animal

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Desiree.N.Maggin - 2004-11-28
Ginny pigs are the best things in the world. they are the cutest things in the world, the cooliest things in the world, i could go on and on about ginny pigs, but i have to go now. by the way, i have a ginny pig as well.

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Dawnda Stricklen - 2004-11-28
Guinea pigs should not be housed together. Guinea pigs cannot be fed rabbit pellets and vise versa. There are additives to rabbit pellets that are harmful to guinea pigs. Guinea pigs over the age of one should be feed a good timothy hay and timothy-based pellets, not alfalfa hay or pellets. The alfalfa products has too much calcuim for mature guinea pigs. It gives them bladder stones.
They may get along OK together, but I know of many guinea pigs that have been badly injured or killed by a kick from a rabbit. The rabbit is usually just playing, but it has strong legs that can be fatal to guinea pigs.
I, also, know of guinea pigs that were badly injured from a bigger rabbit trying to mate with it.

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kayla - 2004-11-27
we bought two guinea pigs named charles and matthew. in the first 3 days matthew died. We bought another matthew and he died in a few hours. we got another matthew and he was bigger than charles and would beat him up. So we took him back and now we have 1.

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Ellen Dannys - 2004-11-16
I bought 2 female guinea pigs recently. I named one Ramona, she is an abbysinian who is black with a white stripe down her back and a brown spot under her chin. I also have an abysinian called Coco who is grey and a few spots of white around her head. A couple days ago Coco got really jumpy and anxious before I left for school one day. That day at lunch my mom came to see me at school and told me that Coco was a mommy!!! Now i have 3 baby guinea pigs, Frankie, Molly, and Tyler!

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